Fayette County

Dixieland to host Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Visitors to Dixieland Amusement Park this 4th of July will be treated to an eye popping display of video, lights, sound and fire as Dixieland hosts The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. It is slated to be one of the largest fireworks displays in the state at over 17 minutes long and a shell count into the thousands. In addition to the normal effects guests are used to seeing in a standard fireworks show, Dixieland is going the extra mile to feature special effects such as creamora fireballs, line rockets and four detonation sites though out the park. Read More»

Major General Theodore (Ted) Franklin Mallory III, 68, of Fayetteville

Major General Theodore (Ted) Franklin Mallory III, 68, died at his home on Sunday, June 26, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1942, in Eufaula, Alabama, to the late Theodore and Exie Adams Mallory Jr. He attended Stranahan High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and was graduated in 1960. Read More»

John C. “Mack” Bray, 88, of Fayetteville

John C. “Mack” Bray, age 88, was born in Fayette County on May 29, 1923, the fifth of eight brothers, to Ruby Brown Bray and Burgess Bray.

He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving as a carpenter general in England, France and Germany from January 1943 to December 1945. He continued to work as a carpenter and later as a Fayette County Building Inspector from 1978 until retirement in 1992. He was actively involved with the Fayetteville Masonic Lodge #711 and was elected as Past Master in 1978. Read More»

Mrs. Virginia “Ginger” Lynne Fowler, 55, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Virginia “Ginger” Lynne Fowler, of Peachtree City, passed away on June 23, 2011 at the age of 55. Read More»

Mr. David Lee Crabtree, 56, of Brooks

Mr. David Lee Crabtree, 56, of Brooks, passed away on June 24, 2011 following a short illness.

He was a carpenter and was self-employed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Lester Crabtree and Amy Vera Galloway Crabtree, and brothers Roy Crabtree and Lester Crabtree.

He is survived by one son, Trace Donaldson; his sister Sherry Osburn and her husband James of Brooks; sister-in-law Margaret Crabtree of Senoia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Crabtree was cremated and a memorial service will be planned at a later date. Read More»

Peggy Lunell Miller, 86, of Fayetteville

Peggy Lunell Miller, age 86, of Fayetteville, GA passed away on June 19, 2011.

She was a housewife who was devoted to her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Kevin Miller; daughter, Virginia Miller; grandchild, Robby Miller; great-granchildren, Nick and Jordan Miller.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home & Crematory, Peachtree City, GA

June 27 gas leak on Hwy. 74 S being plugged

A gas leak that occurred in the late morning hours June 27 after construction crews on Ga. Highway 74 South hit a gas line is expected to be repaired around noon. Motorists are asked to avoid the area until the repair is made.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis at 11 a.m. said the gas line was hit in the area of Hwy. 74 South between Redwine Road and Manor Drive.

Davis said gas company crews are on the way and are expected to have the line repaired near noon. Davis asked motorists to avoid the area until that time.

Troop 75 returns home to PTC with awards

Troop 75 returns home to PTC with awards

Troop 75, with 44 scouts and 12 adult leaders, recently returned from summer camp at Woodruff Scout Reservation in north Georgia. The troop attained the Scouting Traditions Award as well as the distinction of Honor Troop and were the best Dining Hall Cleaning Crew while at camp. As well as working on 148 merit badges, they had a scout to complete the mile swim, three scouts to become members of the “Dime Club” on the rifle range and had a Cracker Barrel with Troop 279 of Peachtree City. Troop 75 is sponsored by Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Photo/Deanna Pollard.

Most Improved Fifth Graders

Most Improved Fifth Graders

Each May the Metro Fayette Kiwanis recognizes the most improved 5th grade student in Fayette County, and a reception is given for those 16 students and their families. Chief Judge Chris Edwards spoke to the students and posed for a picture. From left are Sam Boers, Chase Slaton, Javier Gamez, Davis Mokry, Judge Edwards, Chase Sullivan, Carson Lewis, and Jacob Hawkins. Standing from left are Mark Valeich, Sara Paden, Callie Peavy, Devon Dixon, Sarah Minor, Samantha Stevenson, Taylor Sullivan, and Veronica Hornsby. The club meets each Tuesday noon at the IHOP in Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary 

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

These youths were honored by the Peachtree City Council last week for taking part in the Junior Police Academy class offered by Peachtree City Police this summer. Participants got to ride along with an officer and learn about a variety of police work from criminal investigations to use of force and much more. Photo/John Munford.

Recent Comments