Fayette County

Bernadine Ulaine Hilfiker, 94, of Fayetteville

Bernadine Ulaine Hilfiker passed peacefully March 26, 2011, at her home in Fayetteville, Ga.

She was born March 1, 1917, to Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ihle in Cleghorn, Iowa. She met her partner in life, Everett S. (Hil) Hilfiker, while working as a nurse at Pomona Valley Hospital, Ca. Their marriage lasted 68 years and produced three successful daughters. Bernie was active in her church, loved gardening, reading, literature, and flowers. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, and mother. Read More»

Students selected for Governor's Honors

A total of 18 students from the county’s high schools have been selected to attend this summer’s Governor’s Honors Program. Read More»

10th annual spring yard sale set for Saturday

Calling all bargain hunters!

Visit over 50 yard sales in one location at the 10th Anniversary Harvest Yard Sale on Saturday, Apr. 2 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Sponsored by the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department, this community-wide sale will be held at the Activities House parking lot at 980 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Shoppers at past sales have come from Norcross to Macon, Lithonia to Luthersville and everywhere in between.

All booth space has been sold! Free admission and parking for all bargain hunters. All vendor booths for the Spring Yard Sale are sold out. Read More»

Students’ skills earn awards at state competition; two headed for national conference

Medal winners (L-R) Robbie Chontos, Chanelle Smith, Gavin Baswell, State Officer Addie Davis, Jason Fore, Marissa Shenkle, and Donovan Ivey.

Six Sandy Creek High students earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference for their abilities in the areas of Job Skill Demonstration, Graphic Design and Communication, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Automotive Service and Diesel Equipment Technology.

Bringing home gold medals were Gavin Baswell (Job Skill Demonstration) and Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Brochure).

Silver winners include Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Promotional Graphic) and Marissa Shenkle (Extemporaneous Speaking). Read More»

Fayette's STARS are announced

The Fayette County Public School System congratulates the following high school seniors and their selected teachers for being named to the 2011 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) program. Read More»

Recycle electronics at Booth

Ms. Henkel’s 8th Grade Science Class at JC Booth Middle School with their collection of electronics recyclables, including cellphones, digital cameras, DVDs video games. A portion of the funds raised through this Earth Day campaign will directly support the school’s science department. The PTO collects items year round to support all classroom programs. Photo/Noelle Henkel

If you’re like most Americans, you have a couple old, unused cellphones stashed in your home. You may even have a handful of used ink cartridges.
Did you know it takes about a gallon of oil to make an ink cartridge? Or, that 12 are thrown away every second, along with four cellphones. That’s cash—and resources—just going in the trash.

That’s a shame, because some of these items can be reused, most contain parts that can be recycled, and many are made of metals that can be harmful to the environment. Read More»

Twilight presents 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

Twilight presents 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

Twilight Theatre is in full swing of the 2011 season with the production of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The show is directed by University of West Georgia graduate, Amanda Lindsey. “I am so blessed to work with this cast. They truly are amazing,” said Lindsey. The cast consists of people of all ages from the Fayette County community. The play follows four young lovers and their journey to finding true love. Read More»

New Commander for Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol

Lt. Col. David Mitchell

David Mitchell of Peachtree City has assumed command of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Lt. Col. Mitchell was raised in Columbus, Ohio and it was there he fell in love with flying. Entering CAP as a cadet in 1968, he soloed at age 16.  A member of the Peachtree City unit since 2007, Mitchell is a check pilot/instructor pilot in several CAP aircraft including the new Cessna 182 NAV III G1000 “glass cockpit” (no dials, just screens). Mitchell served as Deputy Commander prior to assuming Command.     Read More»

Tyrone police reports, Mar. 11-23

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 11-23. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Kirk Rodney Brown, 42, of Wynfield Drive, Tyrone, for simple battery-family violence.

Aminata Cisse, 40, of Village Green Circle, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor).

Shawn Eric Cranford, 25, of Highland Park Drive, Sharpsburg, for speeding and DUI alcohol.

Allen Guyton Forte, 41, of Calypso Court, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor). Read More»

Fayette one of 73 Georgia counties named Camera Ready Communities

Gov. Nathan Deal stands in the Capitol with representatives of 73 counties designated “Camera Ready Communities.” Photo/Alana Joyner.

Economic impact of the entertainment industry in Georgia was $1.4 billion in 2010

Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), designated 73 Georgia counties Camera Ready at the Georgia State Capitol March 21. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program was launched as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to bolster Georgia’s growing film and television industry. Read More»

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