Fayette County

Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone

Miss Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone passed away August 18, 2014.

She is survived by her parents Ron and Janet Barteski of Peachtree City; grandmother, Phyllis Collins; boyfriend Lee Jones of Tyrone; sister Jennifer Barteski; brother Adam Barteski; niece Blair Barteski and nephew Landan Barteski.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Father Kevin Hargaden principal celebrant. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Park. Read More»

Vicki Beck of Tyrone

Ms. Vicki Beck of Tyrone passed away August 15, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Lauren Crouch and her husband Chad of Tyrone; Lindsey Townsel of Decatur and Lanie Townsel of Tyrone; sister, Kathy Tyson of Griffin; grandchildren, Carlee Townsel, Aria and Collier Crouch.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Tyrone, Ga. (for more information of the location of memorial service please e-mail laurencrouch82@gmail.com).

Pastor Keith Moore officiating.

Those wishing may sign the on line guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. Read More»

Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City

Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City, Ga. was born November 29, 1971 and passed away on August 15th of this year.

She was preceded in death by her mother Eva Pushkar.

Larysa was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in early childhood education. While she enjoyed teaching, her passion was serving and helping others through service in her local church. She was extraordinarily sacrificial in these efforts and through her example she inspired others and impacted many lives. Read More»

About the Lake Peachtree dam issue and stormwater ‘fees’

I’d like to add my thanks to Mr. Charles Phillis for his very informative letters and constructive criticism of the way the Lake Peachtree dam issue is being handled. It seems that the city-county is at least appealing the EPD’s classification, no doubt due in some part to Mr. Phillis’s first letter. Read More»

It’s long past time to repair the spillway and fill the lake

My great-great-great-grandfather and his two brothers joined a group of right wing radicals that became a group of clandestine rebels who believed it was wrong for the governing authority (Britain) to levy a tax on every implement they bought, any food or drink they bought, any spices, cloth, or land they bought, and for the privilege of having a business. Read More»

Encourage creativity, develop interpersonal skills in young people

The county’s team of high school interns gave their presentations at our Aug. 14 Board of Commissioners meeting. There was a large audience in attendance and everyone was very impressed by the quality of the presentations.

John Hlas, Haider Khan, Vanessa Johnson, Kyra Parks, Tessa Strickland and Khalil Coleman worked throughout the month of July researching their issues and preparing presentations. They interviewed experts in various fields, worked in conjunction with our professional staff members and reviewed numerous studies. Read More»

Things to do-Aug.23-Sept.12

August 23

Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its second free “Moovie Night” of 2014 at Southern Ground Amphitheater tonight with “Back to the Future”. Beginning at 7 p.m., families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Those attending should bring their own chair or blanket. The movie will begin shortly after sundown.
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Wow!

Wow!

Braelinn Elementary School teachers jump into the new school year at their first school pep rally to show their school spirit. Six teachers brave the “Gauntlet” challenge this week to get the kids excited about the Family Game Day that Braelinn has planned for September 20. These teachers have worked hard to get ready for the new school year and this was a fun way to jump into the year and have a little fun during the first week of school. The kids loved cheering on all their teachers and jumped to their feet as second grade teacher Mrs. Read More»

Andrew Shlapak is the county’s newest Eagle Scout

Jeff Shafer, Troop 175 Scoutmaster and Andrew Shlapak, Eagle Scout. Photo/Submitted.

Troop 175 is excited to announce Andrew Shlapak was judged to meet the standards and high ideals of an Eagle Scout.

He is from Troop 175 Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Shlapak graduated from Starr’s Mill High School in the spring and will attend Auburn University this Fall

His project was to build a deck adjacent to the Peachtree City United Methodist Church Youth Lodge. Read More»

Students spend three weeks in Germany

 Fayette students and sponsors shown in front of the gates to the Saalburg, a recreation of a Roman fortress which was discovered on this site on the limit of the Roman Limes line. Photo/Submitted.

A total of 30 students studying German from Fayette County High, McIntosh High and Starr’s Mill High schools spent three weeks in the German state of Hessen this summer, completing an exchange with their German high school partners who visited Fayette this past April.

While in Germany, the Fayette students lived with host families and attended the German high schools of Main-Taunus Schule and Gesamtschule am Rosenberg. They also participated in field trips that explored different aspects of German history and culture. Read More»