Fayette County

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»

Bands showcase their talents at exhibition

The largest band event in the county is taking place September 27 at Fayette County High as all five high school marching bands and a combined middle school band take to the field to entertain audiences.

The performances are part of the sixth annual Fayette County Marching Band Exhibition. The event gives bands the opportunity to showcase their talents to the community in one location. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at future up and coming marching band members as eighth grade students from all six middle schools combine for a performance. Read More»

Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville

Mr. Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville passed away Sept. 12, 2011.  He is survived by his son, Randall Baldree of Fayetteville; daughters, Latrell Stone of Woodbury; Denise Scott and her husband, Ronnie of Newnan; Angela Yarber of Versaille, KY; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 11 o'clock at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Waldrop officiating.  Interment followed at Camp Memorial Park. 

Those wishing may send an on-line condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.  Read More»

Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Fayetteville

Mr. Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Williamson Ga., formerly of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on Sept. 13, 2011.

Mr. Brown proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on U.S. Haven, where he served as a medic. After 13 years, he retired from the Fayette County Board of Education. During that time, he oversaw the building of McIntosh High School, Booth Middle School and Sandy Creek High, as well as several others. 

He was a member of the “Cloud Dancers Radio Controlled AC Club”.  He was a loving husband and the best “Poppy” there has ever been. He was a true family man.  Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Sept. 6 – Sept. 12

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Sept. 6 - Monday, Sept. 12

Joshua T. Bennett, 25, of Tyrone Road, Fayetteville, for wanted person.

Matthew Bryant, 21, of Browns Mill Road, Atlanta, for burglary.

Nicole A. Hodge, 38,of Mill Pond Crossing, Carrollton, for bench warrant. Read More»

New members of the Lisbon Baptist Biscuit Club

New members of the Lisbon Baptist Biscuit Club

The Biscuit Club meets on the first Thursdays of the month for the school year at Lisbon Baptist Church. It starts around 7:45 a.m., and the church provide transportation to Whitewater High School. “Give the church a call if you'd like to attend so that we can make a biscuit for you,” says Ginger Reeves. Back row biscuit eaters are (L-R) Wyatt Burke, Levi Kerlin, George Harris and Dylan Crozier. Front row (L-R) are Alex Neal and Joshua Martinez. Photo/Ginger Reeves.

Kedron pools closed for new bubble

PTC to keep Glenloch pool open through October

The Kedron pools are closed for the time being as construction begins on the new support system for the new bubble exterior, city officials said.

But the swim season is still on for a little while longer, as the city is keeping its Glenloch outdoor pool open through Oct. 30.

The Glenloch pool hours will be Mondays through Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 1-6 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Read More»