Fayette County

Four new Eagle Scouts and their fathers

Front Row: John Lloyd, Eddie Lloyd, Clay McKinney, Jeff McKinney, Back Row: Jack Lloyd, Will McKinney.

Four Fayette County brothers and cousins, Jack & Eddie Lloyd and Will & Clay McKinney, received their Eagle Scout Awards at a ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City on Sunday.  Only four percent of all boys joining the Boy Scouts eventually receive this highest designation, Eagle Scout. The boys and their fathers have enjoyed years of adventures including paddling the boundary waters with Canada, and hiking the Double H Ranch in New Mexico, culminating in four major service projects to attain their Eagle Scout ranks. Read More»

Fayette Senior Services’ Caregiver Expo on May 18 provides resources for families

The Caregivers Resource Expo offers a one-stop connection to valuable local resources. Photo/Special.

More than 65 million people in the United States (29 percent of the population) provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend. If you are among the millions of caregivers you already know how emotionally and physically challenging this responsibility can be; but you may not be aware of the vast array of local resources available to provide you with much-needed assistance. Read More»

Face painting at Fayette's Relay for Life

Face painting at Fayette's Relay for Life

Senoia resident Sophie Lear (center front) got an unexpected treat April 29 at the Fayette County Relay for Life held this year at Falcon Field in Peachtree City when she and her family stopped in at a very colorful booth and walked away with a butterfly face painting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC announces plans for 2011 Memorial Day observance

Last year’s golf cart procession is led into City Hall/Library Plaza by the Civil Air Patrol color guard as members of the Sons of the American Revolution welcome them. Photo/Special.

Roy Mooney is a man who understands the importance of remembering history; on Memorial Day in Peachtree City this year, Mooney will share history that he lived as one of the few remaining survivors of the Day of Infamy, Pearl Harbor.

“The longest day of my life was December 7, 1941,” Roy Mooney recalls vividly, remembering how he narrowly survived the Japanese sneak attack that officially drew America into WWII. Mooney, now well into his 80s, is one of only about 30 known Pearl Harbor survivors in Georgia and less than 3,000 nationwide. Read More»

Arrests made for cruelty to children, burglary, other offenses

Arrests in four separate cases reported May 5 by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office involved incidents pertaining to cruelty to children, burglary, attempting to influence a witness and identity fraud.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said 43 year-old Peachtree City resident Richard Chris Munoz was arrested April 27 in connection with a cruelty to children case that had been reported on April 22. Munoz was charged with first degree cruelty to children, third degree cruelty to children and battery (family violence), said Rowan. Read More»

Dumping old pills for the environment's sake

Dumping old pills for the environment's sake

Peachtree City Police Lt. Jason Epps (right) and a fellow officer and DEA agent were front and center April 30 as area residents arrived at Shakerag on McIntosh Trail to drop off out-of-date prescription and over-the-counter medications for the department’s “Pill Drop” program. Residents dropped off approximately 170 pounds of medications, the vast majority of which were old prescription meds. Officials then safely dispose of the medications in an environmentally friendly manner. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Do pass GO and do collect ... uh... $100

Do pass GO and do collect ... uh... $100

Chris Allesio, right, won the third annual Peachtree City Monopoly Tournament April 30 over Michael Marchand, left, and two other competitors in the championship round. Allesio took home the $100 cash prize with cash, gift certificates and other prizes also divvied out to the participants. The event was hosted by Towne Club luxury senior apartments. Photo/John Munford.

Touring the gardens of Fayette

Touring the gardens of Fayette

More than 200 guests toured six gardens April 30 as part of the Fayette Master Gardener Association’s Spring Garden Tour and Plant Sale. Marilyn Frazar (L-R), Jo Ellen Carter, Janyce Johnson, Sue Memmer and David and Rhonda Eich tour the garden of Dan and Bonnie Helander. The Eich’s garden was also on the tour. The combined fund-raisers raised funds to support local horticulture programs including the Plant a Row for the Hungry Garden that donates fresh produce to local non-profits. Photo/Bonnie Helander, Fayette Master Gardener.

Ronald Michael “Mickey” Odom, 69, of Fayetteville

Ronald Michael “Mickey” Odom, 69, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Charles and Doris Catherine Chandler Odom and a brother, Tommie Lee Odom.

Mickey took pride in holding the oldest business license in Peachtree City for his barbershop, which his son operates. He was retired due to health, but very much enjoyed the time with family, especially, his grandsons. He served the United States Army Reserve as a Staff Sergeant. He was a member of Fayetteville Masonic lodge 711. Read More»

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