Fayette County

Hardy-Zink engagement

Whitney Hardy engaged to Jason Zink

Diane Hardy and Richard Hardy of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney, to Jason Zink, son of Robert Zink of Peachtree City and Laurie Prividera of Albany, N.Y.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of McIntosh High School and a 2010 graduate of Emory University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She currently works as an oncology RN and resides in Vinings.

The groom-elect attended McIntosh High School and currently works as a cook at a steakhouse in Buckhead. He also resides in Vinings. Read More»

Mary Evelyn Shoaf, 76, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Shoaf

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Shoaf, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 25, 2011.  Mrs. Shoaf was a beautician, who owned her own shop in Salisbury, N.C., where she was born and raised.  She was a member of Brooks United Methodist Church, where she was on the decorating committee. She also drove a bus and worked in the after school program in Brooks. She was passionate about her family and loved to decorate and cook. Read More»

Spring Hill student doesn’t let disorder get him down

Sam Carillo with Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Denzel McCoy. Photo/Special.

Sam Carillo got mononucleosis in the third grade. The virus, which is like a severe case of the flu, triggered chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), which is a blood disorder that lowers the number of platelets in the blood. Basically, the immune system mistakes platelets for viral material and attacks them. ITP typically goes away on its own after six months, unless it is a chronic version of the disorder. Unfortunately for Carillo, his case is chronic, and because of potential bleeding trauma, he had to quit football and other contact sports. Read More»

Legacy Theatre set to present 'Pippin'

Michael Stiggers as The Leading Player in Legacy Theatre’s production of “Pippin.” Photo/Special.

“I’ve been waiting a long time to direct this one,” beamed The Legacy Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Smith.  

Smith is speaking of “Pippin,” the 1970’s rock musical about a young man on a desperate search to find meaning in his life.  Winner of five Tony Awards, and with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the composer of such hits as “Wicked,” “Godspell” and “The Prince of Egypt,” “Pippin” not only guarantees audiences a wonderful night of musical theatre with familiar songs and intricate choreography, but also a timeless story that may ultimately, says Smith, make you think.   Read More»

Author brings book and band to Omega Books in PTC

Dylan Higgins, left, with Sleepy Turtles bandmates Marcus Trial and Mike VanKlaveren at a signing/concert at Omega Books Peachtree City. Photo/Michael Boylan.

It’s not often that a book signing turns into a concert but when Peachtree City resident Dylan Higgins re-released his book, “Awakening, Book One of The Emblem and The Lantern,” last Friday at Omega Books in Peachtree City, the event strayed from the typical signing and reading.

Music features prominently in the book and so Higgins brought some colleagues from The Campus (Higgins teaches U.S. History and Government Economics there) and the band The Sleepy Turtles to perform. Read More»

Choruses to perform 9-11 tribute at joint concert Thursday

As a Fayette County Sherriff’s department helicopter hovered overhead and classmates formed a human peace sign, the 189-member Rising Starr Middle School Chorus honored the victims and heroes of 9-11 by singing the Star-Spangled Banner. This tribute was the first in a series of choral performances that will honor our country or memorialize the attacks of September 11th, 2001. The eighth-grade mixed chorus joined the SMHS combined chorus in singing the National Anthem during the Starr’s Mill home football game last Friday. On Thursday at 7 p.m. Read More»

Battle of the Bands to benefit American Cancer Society

The Southern Federal Credit Union announces the line up for the Battle of the Bands planned for this Saturday at the Frederkick Brown Jr. Aphitheater in Peachtree City. This event will be held from 7-11 p.m. Maguire’s Irish Pub will handle concessions, and no outisde food and beverages will be allowed. Read More»

New PTC Dunkin' Donuts wants color change

The Peachtree City Planning Commission at its Sept. 22 meeting gave the go-ahead to a discussion that could lead to a new Dunkin’ Donuts store at the Wisdom Road Convenience Center located at Ga. Highway 74 and Wisdom Road provided the applicant is okay with toning down expectations about the look of the exterior of the vacant storefront situated adjacent to the Shell FoodMart. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Sept. 13 – Sept. 19

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week, Sept. 13 through Sept. 19. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Ricardo A. Bellamy, 31, of Ga. Highway 85, Senoia, for driving with suspended license.

Kailyn D. Jones, 21, of Justin Court, Fayetteville, for DUI alcohol, Inst. Permits/Temp. License and improper equipment.

Brooke M. Lofstad, 39, of Harp Road, Fayetteville, for wanted person. Read More»

TDK looks to consolidate space at PTC facility

TDK in Peachtree City is looking to add a 40,000 square-foot expansion to its facility on TDK Boulevard to consolidate its warehouse and shipping activities. The measure was briefly discussed at the Sept. 22 workshop meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission and will be submitted as a conceptual plan in October.

The conceptual site plan for the existing TDK facility shows the proposed addition of approximately 40,000 square feet that will be similar in design to the existing structure, said city Planning and Zoning Administrator David Rast. Read More»

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