Fayette County

Grassroots patriotism in Kedron Village

Grassroots patriotism in Kedron Village

Jody Logan, who lives on Chambrey Hills in Kedron Village, Peachtree City, got an idea for a patriotic lawn, with an American flag painted on her front-yard grass. Admiring the grassy Old Glory are (L-R) Livy Hooper, Ben Logan, Hayden Logan, Abigail Hooper and James Hooper. Photo/Jody Logan.

Prides of Fayette brighten PTC’s July 4th Parade

Prides of Fayette brighten PTC’s July 4th Parade

The winners of last year’s Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant show off their red, white and blue dresses as they participate in the annual July 4 parade in Peachtree City Monday morning. The event kicked off the city’s festivities which culminated with an early-starting fireworks display over Lake Peachtree. Thunderstorms moving south from Fairburn prompted a speeded-up display of exploding shells, the first time in many years weather has dimmed the annual lightshow. Photo/John Munford.

Fayetteville crash sends 1 to hospital

Fayetteville crash sends 1 to hospital

One person was transported via ambulance as a result of this two-car collision late this morning at the intersection of Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard and Helen Sams Parkway in Fayetteville.

The force of the collision caused the Ford Explorer to flip onto its side. But it was the driver of the Buick auto who was taken to the hospital by Fayette County paramedics.

None of the injuries in the wreck were believed to be life-threatening.

Legacy Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' this summer

Legacy Theatre presents 'Peter Pan' this summer

On July 8, The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, will produce on their stage what is sure to be the summer’s hottest ticket on the south side of Atlanta.  A brand new, exciting musical production of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who would not grow up, ”Peter Pan,” will delight audiences of all ages.

Filled with exciting flying effects, thrilling sword fights, and first-rate dancers and singers, this version of Peter Pan will be like nothing ever seen on the Legacy stage.   Read More»

Good citizens

Good citizens

Representative Matt Ramsey spoke to over 250 Fayette County Cub Scouts during their week-long day camp on the grounds of Providence Methodist Church. He talked to the boys about how to be a good citizen in our community. In the back row, from left, are Christian Dunn, Dylan Yost, Maxwell Meyhoefer, Brady Meyer, Rep. Matt Ramsey, Brendan Lane, Grant Nugent, Max Zappendorf. In the front row are Matthew Hyle, Alex Drouillard, Aaron Alford, William Fry, Michael Heatherly, Matthew Craig, Anthony Cortes, and Jonathan Brown. Photo/Special.

Howard Legg, 82, of Fayetteville

Howard Legg, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 5, 2011.

He served his country as a member of the US Air Force. He was a 50-year member of Plumbers-Steamfitters Local #72.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois Christine Legg of Fayetteville; daughter Judy White of Fayetteville; son Tony Legg and his wife, Lea James of Newnan; grandchildren Kristy Johnston, Michael White & Michael Legg; two great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Read More»

Catherine Wallace Bartlett, 91, of Fayetteville

Catherine Wallace Bartlett, age 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2011 in Moultrie, GA.

She was a long-time resident of Fayette County, where she was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church, and was director of WMU and leader for Acteens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren H. Bartlett.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne “Sue” Bartlett Wayda of Moultrie, GA; grandchildren, Caitlyn Wayda, Dalton Smith and Harlie Smith; great-grandchildren, Mya Faith Young, Avery Michael Cochran and Warren Alexander Ray; also, nieces and nephews. Read More»

Compare prices of Ga. Power, EMC

Commissioner Wise, thank you for the courtesy of responding to my email regarding the higher and higher cost of electricity provided by Georgia Power.

I read and reread your response several times and unfortunately, I must admit, I’m a little bit baffled by your comments.

Essentially, I believe you are espousing the belief that we the people (that live in Georgia and other Southern states) chose over ten years ago not to have competition in the area of retail electricity providers and that essentially you believe that we are better off for it. Read More»

Gifted students skipping grades? That’s a bad idea for many reasons

I am responding to Matthew Boyle’s letter that suggested gifted kids skip grades in order to save money.

Your opinion has to be one of the most short-sighted letters I have ever read. I have two children in the Fayette County Schools who could most likely be chosen to skip grades. First of all, the vast majority of gifted kids are NOT Albert Einstein. They are just extremely smart, quick and hard-working kids who need extra challenges in school. Read More»

Fired employees not only ones treated shoddily by PTC Council

The City Council’s controversial action in approving a sweeping revamp of Peachtree City municipal programs — in the process ousting Randy Gaddo, director of leisure services, and Scott Christopher, recreation facilities manager, from their jobs and demoting City Planner David Rast — highlights the urgent need for improvement of Georgia’s open meetings law. Read More»

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