Fayette County

Boy Scout applications sought

Boy Scout Troop 175, sponsored by Peachtree City United Methodist Church, is accepting applications for new scouts for 2011.

Troop 175 is a large, active troop with a 12 month program of weekly meetings and monthly outings.

Boys can experience the outdoors while learning how to be a better citizen and a good leader.

Meetings are on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Scout Lodge, a realized vision of Troop 175’s adult leadership.

For information, visit www.ptctroop175.org or call Danny McCranie, Scoutmaster, 678-364-0315.

McKinney-Pitman engagement

Nicole J. McKinney engaged to Andrew W. Pitman Jr.

Charles C. McKinney of Fayetteville and Mrs. Joyce S. McKinney of Hampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole J. McKinney, to Andrew W. Pitman Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Pitman Sr. of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cicero A. Swinney of Atlanta and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. McKinney of Douglasville. She is a 2007 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 2010 graduate of Gordon College where she received her associate’s degree in nursing. Read More»

Foster-Story - engagement

Candace Rose Foster engaged to James Michael Story

Mr. and Mrs. Kendall G. Foster of Ringgold announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Rose Foster, to James Michael Story, son of Ms. Carol Story of Fayetteville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller Blackwood of Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of Berry College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in public relations. He is currently employed as a management trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Read More»

Waller-Cline - engagement

Heather Genae Waller engaged to Kevin Davis Cline

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Waller of Abilene, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Genae Waller, to Kevin Davis Cline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kim Cline of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Waller of Overbrook, Kan. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simpson of Phoenix, Ariz. She is a 2005 graduate of Merkel High School, in Merkel, Texas and a 2010 graduate of Faulkner University, where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in English and vocational Christian ministry. She currently is employed by Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Ala. Read More»

Parents can register children early for kindergarten

Parents with children entering kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year can register their students at the Welcome Center from through April 1. Georgia law requires students to be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2011 to be eligible for kindergarten.

Early registration is encouraged to avoid long wait times. The Welcome Center is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with extended hours every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is located at 205 LaFayette Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»

Time to register for Pre-K lottery drawing

The Fayette County Public School System is taking registrations for state funded pre-k classes through Mar. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the following schools: Brooks, Crabapple Lane, Hood Avenue, Inman, North Fayette, Oak Grove, Peachtree City, and Robert J. Burch.

Students must be 4-years old on or before September 1, 2010 to be eligible for the pre-k program.

A student who is age eligible for kindergarten (5-years old on or before September 1, 2010) cannot register for pre-k.

A total of 20 registered students will be selected for each class by a lottery drawing on March 4. Read More»

Whitewater's Taylor named Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year by local DAR

Pictured, from left, are DAR member Phyllis King and Jay Taylor. Photo/Special.

Jay Taylor was recently named as the recipient of the Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year by the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Fayetteville. Read More»

Commander visits local American Legion post

Commander visits local American Legion post

Jimmie Foster, the National Commander of The American Legion just completed a visit to Georgia.  During his visit, Commander Foster met with government officials, toured VA facilities and briefed his fellow Legionnaires on the many issues affecting veterans.  The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans organization with over 2.5 million members, all former veterans or currently serving in the military.  Commander Foster, left, served in both the Marine Corps and the Army, is shown with Denny Leander, Fayette County Post 105 Commander.  Also pictured is Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant and Read More»

Troop 279's Eagle Scouts

Troop 279's Eagle Scouts

Fifteen young men from Boy Scout Troop 279 in Peachtree City achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2010. In an era in which typically two percent of scouts worldwide reach Eagle, Scouting’s highest rank and award, these 15 Scouts represent 20 percent of Troop 279, which is sponsored by Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Eagle class of 2010 includes, front row left to right, Stephen Dolan, Robert Worley, D.J. Read More»

Postponed Miss Starr's Mill Pageant starts Thursday

The 10th annual Miss Starr’s Mill Scholarship Pageant, the largest high school scholarship pageant of its kind, will be held Feb. 3, 4 and 5 in Starr’s Mill High School’s Duke Auditorium.

Twenty-two contestants, all Starr’s Mill students, will compete for $7,000 in scholarship money to be awarded at the finals on Saturday evening. Contestants will be judged on casual and evening wear, as well as a personal talent and interview. This year’s competition will feature contestants who sing, dance, Irish dance, clog, play the violin or perform a monologue, just to name a few talents. Read More»

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