Fayette County

Richard Edward Reiter, Jr., formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Richard Edward Reiter, Jr., of Suwanee, formerly Fayetteville, was born to eternal life on May 2, 2011.

He was born on December 18, 1946. Mr. Reiter was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a generous humanitarian who served the community through his law practice, boy scouts, church, and volunteer organizations.

His legacy continues through his wife Susan Ann Reiter, son Richard E. Reiter, III, daughter Emily (Reiter) Keag, son-in-law Tim Keag, grandson Emerson Keag, brother Robert “Bob” Reiter, and sister Alice Reiter. Read More»

Betty Boutwell, age 78

A memorial service for Mrs. Betty Boutwell, age 78, of Peachtree City, GA, was held at 1:00 PM, EST, on Monday, May 2, 2011 at Simpson Wood Retreat Chapel, in Norcross, GA.
 
Mrs. Boutwell was born March 28, 1933 in Chicago, IL. She died Friday, April 29, 2011, in Union City, GA.

  Survivors include her loving husband, Paul Boutwell; son, Mark (Jenny) Boutwell;  two daughters, Gail Frantz and Becky Boutwell;  three grandchildren, Heather (Mike) Gordy, Elliot and Lindsay Frantz. Read More»

No business like "shoe" business

No business like "shoe" business

After completing their "Get Moving" journey, Girl Scout troop 189 chose to collect gently-used shoes for Soles4Souls for their "take action project.” Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and from collections by the church, non-profit, and youth organizations. The charity distributes these shoes to people in need in the U.S. and abroad. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 14 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. Read More»

Burch team wins fifth grade math tourney

The 1st place team from Robert J. Burch Elementary. From left are Anna Bridgeman, Jordan Hinnant, Shon Hoberg, and Mia Williams (alternate) with teachers Kim Watson (L) and Venita Jones (math bowl coach). Photo/Special.

The sum of all the prime factors of 42 is subtracted from the sum of all the odd factors of 42. What is the result?

If you don’t know the answer, chances are the fifth grade math team at Robert J. Burch Elementary does. They are the champions of the 11th Annual Fayette County Elementary Math Tournament, fifth grade division.

After calculating 15 timed word problems, Anna Bridgeman, Jordan Hinnant, Shon Hoberg, and Mia Williams (alternate) took their team to victory with the most correct answers. Read More»

Painting a pocket bug

Painting a pocket bug

At the Fayette Master Gardener booth, Valerie Morris helps a young visitor, Nora Boylan of Fayetteville, paint a beneficial “Pocket Bug” during the Earth Day Celebration in Fayetteville on Saturday, April 16.  Master Gardeners had several displays to educate the public about different aspects of gardening from raised vegetable beds to composting to attracting beneficial wildlife. For more information contact UGA Cooperative Extension Service in Fayetteville at 770-305-5176. Photo/Special.

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 26th Annual Rose Show on May 14-15 at Kiwanis Center, 936 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for judging between 7-10 a.m. on the 14th. Read More»

Rose Society hosts pruning clinic

Rose Society hosts pruning clinic

The South Metro Rose Society (SMRS) recently held its annual rose pruning clinic at the Heritage Bank rose garden in Fayetteville. Each year the rose pruning clinic is open to the community and ARS Consulting Rosarians and other society members give hands-on pruning instruction and advice on other rose growing questions at no charge. 

SMRS is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society, headquartered at The American Rose Center and Gardens in Shreveport, LA. SMRS meets the 4th Monday of most months at Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr. in Fayetteville. Read More»

Teams race to Prudential Open Houses to win $15,000 down payment prize

Atlanta home buyers invited to play the HomeFinder.com Race for the Home, Saturday, May 14

Prudential Georgia Realty the leading real estate brokerage in Metro Atlanta and HomeFinder.com announced the second annual Race for the Home event. The event invites Metro Atlanta home buyers to participate in a one day, challenge-filled, location-based game on Saturday, May 14. Read More»

Leading 2010 Coldwell Banker Bullard Peachtree City office agents recognized by company and realtor board

Donna Lasseter was recognized recently as the 2010 Top Producing Agent for Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty’s Peachtree City/Fayette County office. Dianne Maney was the office’s No. 2 producer for the year, while Jim Qualls was No. 3.

The recognition came at the Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty organization’s annual awards event. Lasseter was also announced as the No. 4 producer companywide for 2010.

Several agents from Bullard’s Peachtree City/Fayette office also received recognition at the Fayette County Board of Realtors’ Annual Awards Luncheon for their performances in 2010.  Read More»

Trading Post marks new era with tent sale

Donald Pope, nephew of Bill Davis, has worked at The Trading Post for 30 years. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

The Trading Post, known as the oldest continuously operating business in Fayette County, is emerging into a new era. Bill Davis began his business venture 64 years ago, in 1947, on Highway 54 west of Fayetteville in a location known for selling general merchandise – gas, clothing, groceries. Aided by location, a friendly environment and a growing population, The Trading Post quickly became known as a gathering place for the locals.  Read More»

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