Fayette County

Marilyn Dyar Mansch, 56, of Tyrone

On Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, Marilyn Dyar Mansch passed away at her residence in Tyrone, Ga., surrounded in love by family and friends. 

Marilyn was 56 years old and had fought a courageous battle with cancer. She is now at peace in the loving arms of Jesus.  Read More»

Martha McWhorter, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Martha McWhorter, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 19, 2011, at the age of 85. 

She was a 42-year employee of White Electric Company. Mrs. McWhorter was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby McWhorter, and daughter, Patty Sutton. 

She is survived by her nephews, William F. Evans of Fayetteville, Olin R. “Randy” Evans (Maria Mackas) of Decatur, Don S. Evans (Debbie) of McDonough, daughter-in-law, Betty McWhorter, and many grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews.  Read More»

Raymond C. Harris, 90, of Fayetteville

Raymond C. Harris, 90, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Thelma Brannon Harris, and his brother Walter Harris. Left to celebrate his life is his son, Wayne Harris (Marilyn) of Fayetteville, many nieces and nephews, family members and friends earned over a lifetime.  Read More»

Bond throws himself into role

Casey Bond. Photo/Special.

Starr’s Mill grad appears in ‘Moneyball,’ in theaters Friday

Casey Bond has seen “Moneyball” and says it is a great movie. He may be a little biased. After all, the Starr’s Mill High School graduate and former draft pick of the San Francisco Giants is in the film as Oakland A’s relief pitcher Chad Bradford. You don’t need to take his word for it though. There are 20 reviews on RottenTomatoes.com and 17 consider the film fresh, giving it an average of 7.8 out of 10. Read More»

Fayetteville’s Willis ready to spread the love with ‘Songs from the Love Ship’

Chris Willis. Photo/Special.

Chris Willis is kind of famous in the world of house music. He was a frequent collaborator with French DJ David Guetta and their songs have been played in clubs all over the world. Songs like “Love is Gone,” “Just a Little More Love,” “Gettin’ Over You,” helped sell millions of albums and soared to the top of the charts. Willis, who has lived in New York City and Atlanta, moved to Fayette County last January and is now about to release his first solo EP, “Premium (Songs from the Love Ship) Part 1. Read More»

Gena Turner, 71, of Fayetteville

Gena Turner (Mary Eugenia Wright Turner), 71, of Fayetteville, Ga., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with myelofibrosis and leukemia. She is preceded in death by her husband, John E. Turner, and by her parents, Martha Duke Wright and W. E. Wright, and a host of friends and relatives. Read More»

Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally rolls into PTC Sept. 27

Space Shuttle Astronaut Winston Scott. Photo/Special.

The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally and Race to Recover America’s Missing Children will be pulling in to Peachtree City on Tuesday, September 27. The Road Rally is an event filmed over eight days with participants stopping along the over 2,500 miles they travel to solve clues and complete missions, driving everything from Lamborghini’s to Camaro’s to the Time Car from Back to the Future. Think of it as Amazing Race meets motoring. Read More»

Target awards Hood Avenue with money for books

Target’s Alicia Green presents principal Julie Turner (center) and media specialist Laura Tant with the Books for Schools award accompanied by students (L-R) Sophia Galloway, Duncan Fortson, and Madeline Dunn. Photo/Special.

New books are on tap for the media center at Hood Avenue Primary thanks to a $500 Books for Schools award from the Fayetteville Target.
The school’s media specialist Laura Tant and principal Julie Turner accepted the award that Target has been giving to schools across the country as part of their goal of giving $1 billion to education and reading by 2015. It recognizes schools that foster a love of reading, and those that encourage children and their families to read together. Read More»

Slippery When Wet closes out 2011 Tribute Series Saturday night

The Tribute Series wraps up at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater this Saturday with a concert from Slippery When Wet, a tribute to Bon Jovi.

Bon Jovi has recorded 14 Billboard top 10 hits and Slippery When Wet will give fans a Bon Jovi like experience. Guests can expect to hear hits like “Livin’ On a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “It’s My life” among others. Read More»

Peachtree City school attains National Blue Ribbon status

Peachtree City Elementary Principal Kristin Berryman responds to cheers from students and staff after State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge presented her with a certificate recognizing the school’s National Blue Ribbon award. Photo/Special.

It is always good to receive an honor that is deserved and in the case of Peachtree City Elementary School the honor was one of national significance. The school was recently named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Read More»

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