Fayette County

Hopewell UMC members join ‘Stop Hunger’ project

Dayton Ivester (left) and Robbie Scott of Hopewell UMC, seal a package for the Stop Hunger Now campaign held at the Tyrone church on March 12.  The church packed 10,058 meals in one and one half hours. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, March 12, over 75 members and friends of Hopewell United Methodist Church came together and packed 10,058 meals for starving people around the world. The Tyrone church began raising funds and awareness for the “Stop Hunger Now” event in the fall of 2010. They raised $2,800, more than enough to pay for the meals. The event began at 10 a.m. and by 11:30 they had completed packing all of the meals.

The meals consisted of rice, dehydrated vegetables, soy based protein, spices and vitamins. When mixed with water, it produces a rather tasty meal. Read More»

Heritage Christian will offer car care services April 16

On April 16, Heritage Christian Church will once again host Car Care, a ministry providing free oil changes to single women, single mothers, widows and spouses of deployed soldiers.

Reservations for the free oil changes are required and can be made by visiting www.heritagechristian.org/carcare or by calling the church, 770-716-5768.

Times are available from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Read More»

Peachtree City man helps create new kind of television program

Sergio Acevedo with his daughter Gennesareth, 5. Photo/Special.

Have you ever thought that you had a good idea for a television show? Current TV’s new program, “Bar Karma” is counting on it and Peachtree City resident Sergio Acevedo is just one of many people who have contributed to the show. Read More»

Officer struck by vehicle, sustains minor injury

The school resource officer directing traffic at Whitewater Middle School Tuesday morning was struck and slightly injured after being hit by a vehicle leaving the school. Read More»

FCHS inducts 11th Hall of Fame class

The FCHS Hall of Fame class of 2011. From left are Sherry Bishop, Gary Teal, Jim Bailey, Jef Murchison, Jaime Corn Holland, Col. (Ret.) William “Mac” Wilkinson and John Davis. Photo/Special.

Last Saturday night the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame inducted its 11th class of inductees. This year’s class includes three athletes, one coach, and three distinguished alumni.  The Athletic inductees were:

• Wrestling Head Coach Jim Bailey.  Coach Bailey has been at FCHS since 1985 teaching English, coaching the wrestling team, and serving as an assistant coach for the football and track teams. Coach Bailey entered the 2010-2011 wrestling season with over 370 dual meet victories, four area coach of the year awards, and seven individual state champions. Read More»

Eagle Scouts build outdoor dog run for Fayette Animal Shelter

Eagle Scouts build outdoor dog run for Fayette Animal Shelter

Eagle Scouts team up to build an outdoor fenced area for the shelter dogs to exercise at the Fayette County Animal Shelter. Participating in the project are (L-R) Jack Lloyd, Boy Scout Troop 211; Chad Landgren, Troop 212; Garrett MaClaughlan, Troop 212; Ned Gray, Troop 212; and Matt Mosgrove, Troop 212. This was Ned Gray’s Eagle Scout Project. Submitted by Fred R. Sisson, director of Animal Control for Fayette County. The shelter's website is www.fayettecountyga.gov/animal_control/index.asp.

Holding the torch

Ben Tyrell. Photo/Special.

Ben Tyrell triumphantly holds up the Olympic torch, signaling the opening of the games, at last Friday's Fayette County Special Olympic Games. The event was held at Starr's Mill High School and featured over 230 Olympians from the county’s public schools and the Joseph Sams School. Photo/Special.

Athletes showcase skills at Special Olympics

Former student Lani Demello and Deputy Superintendent Fred Oliver, along with the Chick-fil-A cow, lead the Parade of Athletes. Photo/Special.

Fayette’s special athletes demonstrated their skills and sportsmanship at the annual Fayette County Special Olympic Games held Friday at Starr’s Mill High.

Over 230 Olympians from the county’s public schools and the Joseph Sams School converged on the field of the Starr’s Mill High stadium to participate in various sporting events. Read More»

Mr. Lyman Jack Collins, 98, of Fayetteville

Mr. Lyman Jack Collins, 98, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 18, 2011.

Mr. Collins was born in Rico, GA on March 24, 1912 to the late Aaron and Laura Collins. He proudly served two tours of duty during World War II with the Black Hawk Division, one in the Pacific and one in Europe. After 40 years of dedicated service, he retired from Arrow Shirt Company.

Mr. Collins is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Collins and daughter Jan Larry.

He is survived by his sister Rubye Barnes of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Christopher Larry and Brad Jones; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Booth presents 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

In the back row are Devin McCrudden, Mark Bost, Kaylee Lloyd, Ian McGraw and Shelby Bock. In the front row are Abby Thompson, Abby Burke, and Christopher Greco. Photo/Special.

A conceited young prince must earn the true love of an independent and adventurous young woman in “Beauty and the Beast Jr.”, an upcoming Booth Middle School musical production. The classic tale of the enchanted Beast’s transformation will take the McIntosh High School stage from Mar. 24-26. Read More»

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