Fayette County

Future firefighters try out their equipment

Future firefighters try out their equipment

Peachtree City hosted the annual Touch a Truck event last week and children of all ages and their families got to tour a wide variety of vehicles. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Wildcat hurler fires playoff victory

Wildcat hurler fires playoff victory

Whitewater pitcher Daniel Amos picked up the win in the Wildcats’ first state playoff game last Friday, also doing some damage with his bat. Wednesday (May 11), Whitewater plays at undefeated Wayne County in the second round of the AAAA state playoffs. For more on the first round wins and a preview of the doubleheader, go to www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Who will be in the final?

Who will be in the final?

McIntosh’s Laura Higgason (22) lines up a shot against the South Forsyth goalkeeper in last Friday’s AAAA quarterfinal match. The Lady Chiefs hosts Starr’s Mill tonight (May 10) for a space in the state final, while Whitewater played at Lambert. Visit www.thecitizensports.com to find out who won and when and where the final is. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Taste of Fayette Sunday in Fayetteville

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy one of Fayette County’s biggest events when downtown Fayetteville comes alive with fine art, food, and family fun. This Sunday, May 15, welcomes the 10th Annual Taste of Fayette which showcases local restaurants selling affordable samples of their finest offerings. Read More»

History (and science) in the making

McIntosh High School sophomores Hannah Mason and Leslie Sellers

For the first time ever, students from Fayette County -- McIntosh High School sophomores Hannah Mason and Leslie Sellers -- competed in the International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project Olympiad, also known as I-SWEEEP, a groundbreaking science fair open to high school students from around the world. I-SWEEEP was held May 4-9 in Houston Texas, with 70 countries and 43 states represented and 601 students and 440 projects competing. Read More»

Phyllis Hutchison Withrow, age 83, of Fayetteville

Phyllis Hutchison Withrow, age 83, of Fayetteville passed away on May 9, 2011 following a long illness with stomach cancer. Phyllis was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was an active member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities including, Stephen Ministry and Past President of the Ad Loy Ho Sunday School Class. Read More»

Alma Jones Hunter, 103, formerly of Fayetteville

Alma Jones Hunter, 103, formerly of Fayetteville and Hapeville, passed away May 7, 2011 at Laurel Park Nursing Home in Stockbridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Hunter, and brothers James Jones (a former sheriff of Fayette County) and Gerald Jones.

Alma was a member of Hapeville First Baptist Church. Alma retired from Fulton County Board of Education after 27 years as a secretary at North Avenue Elementary School in Hapeville. Read More»

Connie J. Walton, 90, of Fayetteville

Connie J. Walton, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away May 6, 2011.

Mrs. Walton was a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, the East Point Women’s Club, and the Mary Martha circle at FFUMC. Mrs. Walton was also retired from the Fulton County Board of Education.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, James D. Walton; daughter Miriam Hannah of Griffin, Carol & Jerry Light of Fayetteville, and Donna & Jonathan Galucki of Buford; grandchildren Annette, Arlene, Deborah, Jerry, Matt, Andrew, Christa, and Will.; 4 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. Read More»

Kedron teachers at the spring hoedown

Kedron teachers at the spring hoedown

Kedron teachers performed a Western Cha-Cha slide at the school Spring Hoe-Down. They entertained students and parents at the PTO sponsored event. From back to front are Sarah Lumpkin, Abbie Abel, Sue Keirns, Stacey Barnett, Principal, Mary Margaret Bivings, Vice-Principal, Vicki Rachels, Karen Thurston, Ann Reefe, Nancy Jackson, Delores Wright, Trish Roshelli, Sarah Christman, Teresa Drennan and Ginny Kopec. Photo/Special.

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»

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