Fayette County

Warming up for Cancer Wellness Walk in PTC

Warming up for Cancer Wellness Walk in PTC

The mass of people at Picnic Park in Peachtree City April 9 took a few minutes to warm up for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center 5K Walk fund-raiser. The event raised more than $32,000 for the wellness center. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Superintendent recommends Fayette go along with reduced Pre-K schedule of 160 days

Fayette County School Superintendent Jeff Bearden

Georgia public schools next school year will see the number of days that Pre-K students will be in the classroom decrease from 180 to 160. The Fayette County Board of Education at the April 11 work session heard a recommendation that the school system provide the 160-day schedule rather than using additional funds to bring the schedule back up to 180 days. Read More»

GED Recogntion Night at Southern Crescent Technical College

GED Recogntion Night at Southern Crescent Technical College

S.C. Tech. College (Southern Crescent Technical College) in Peachtree City, held a GED Recognition Night for its 2010/2011 graduates. In attendance were Pascasio Perez, Willie Prather, Katherine Roberts, Mary Green and Jessika Monita.

Congratulations to their academic accomplishments.

To find out more about the free GED Preparation Classes, please call Nancy at 770-487-8910.

AFTER: Fayetteville Councilman Dell gets a lighter look

AFTER: Fayetteville Councilman Dell gets a lighter look

Fayetteville’s Denise Jordan from The Ultimate salon completes the shearing of Fayetteville Councilman Larry Dell after the April 7 council meeting, mustache and all. The fund-raiser effort for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center and in support of his sister Diane Park drew a large crowd to the council chambers to watch the spectacle and raised $2,500 to boot. Photo/Ben Nelms.

BEFORE: Councilman Dell gets buzzed — for a good cause

BEFORE: Councilman Dell gets buzzed — for a good cause

It took months for those locks to grow but it didn’t take long to cut them — for a cause. Fayetteville Councilman Larry Dell (seated) in the City Council chambers after the April 7 meeting begins the process of cutting his hair as a fund-raiser for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center in support of his sister Diane who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. And, yes, that’s CPA and former Fayette County Commissioner Jack Smith doing the honors while serving as apprentice hair stylist as real stylist Denise Jordan looks on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Planners want Kohl’s in west PTC but store likely lost to Coweta

Big boxes in PTC spotlight: Planning Commissioner David Conner points out the possible location of an interparcel access road that could connect the shopping center to the Shoppes at the Village Piazza shopping center further west. Photo/John Munford.

The proposed Line Creek shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West at Planterra Way might get a big box store after all.

Some of the city’s planning commissioners are hoping they can lure Kohl’s Department Store away from the Fischer Crossing development just a short distance away in Coweta County.

However, Kohl’s has already signed a letter of intent to locate at Fischer Crossing and ground on the site is to be broken in a matter of weeks. Plus the company is already seeking its development permits from Coweta County, according to Fischer Crossing developer Scott Seymour. Read More»

Starr's Mill chapter of DAR learn about Louisville

Starr's Mill chapter of DAR learn about Louisville

Starr’s Mill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met April 11 in the Peachtree City home of Jeanie Bradshaw.  Pictured left to right are Susie Morrison, Chapter Regent, Joyce Beverly and Liz Fuentes, Chapter Vice Regent.  Mrs. Beverly presented a program on her hometown, Louisville, which was Georgia’s first capitol during the American Revolutionary War. Photo/Special.

Joyce Delores Entrekin Harris, 74, of Peachtree City

Joyce Delores Entrekin Harris, 74, of Peachtree City

Joyce Delores Entrekin Harris, 74, of Peachtree City, Georgia, became an angel on Sunday, April 10, 2011, after a courageous ten year battle with Ovarian Cancer.   The daughter of Margaret and Clifford Gartrell (C.G.) Entrekin, Jr., Joyce was born on November 7, 1936, in Carrollton, Georgia.  In 1955, Joyce graduated from Carrollton High School, where she was a varsity cheerleader. 

      Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and C. G. Entrekin, Jr. and by her grandson, David Loyd Harris, Jr.  Read More»

Are we headed toward civil war?

One hundred and fifty years ago on Tuesday half of America went to war with the other half.

The men on both sides were incredibly similar. Both armies were largely made up of conservative, white, Protestant, males. Both sides believed in capitalism, gun ownership and the military, individual responsibility for one’s station in life, manifest destiny, being engaged in politics, extremely limited government power and spending, and government power being concentrated at the local and state level. They only really disagreed about one issue, slavery. Read More»

Dog-bite boy: Animal Control blows it again

Recently you may have read an article my mother wrote about her disgust how Fayette County Animal Control wouldn’t retrieve a dog that bit her grandson and she just wondered where our taxpayers’ dollars are going if that’s no longer in their job description.

My mother didn’t mean ill feelings towards the owners of the dog. It was just that the dog is tied and exposed to wildlife that carry diseases and he wasn’t current on shots, as confessed by the owner. All she wanted was it to be picked up and tested. Read More»

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