Fayette County

Former Peeples student, Turner, meets a ‘Bad Teacher,’ ‘Walking Dead’

Adrian Turner and Lennie Jones in “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Special

Prior to an appearance on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” last fall and a role in this summer’s raunchy comedy “Bad Teacher,” Adrian Kali Turner had a role in a Hollywood-Bollywood production called “My Name is Khan.” The film was one of the highest grossing Bollywood film outside of India. Turner, in a recent interview, stated the reception to the film and the overall experience was amazing. It certainly prepared him for some of the higher profile gigs that came his way afterwards. Read More»

Sany named one of largest global companies

When Sany America began assembling heavy equipment at its brand-new Peachtree City plant earlier this year, its parent company from China was making its first investment in the United States, further extending its international capabilities. Now Sany’s worldwide operations are being recognized as a global force, having been included on the Financial Times magazine list of the world’s largest firms. Read More»

Engineering and manufacturing jobs added in Peachtree City at NAECO

NAECO, a local manufacturer and supplier to dozens of USA and International switch, relay and electrical device manufacturers, has recently undergone an 18-month expansion project. Starting in January 2010, NAECO expanded from 2,000 square feet to over 5,000 square feet, and added six permanent jobs. Read More»

Blood donors needed urgently

Red Cross says donations dipped to lowest in 12 years

Facing a critical shortage of blood, the American Red Cross has issued an appeal for all interested persons to donate blood as soon as possible.

Blood donations for the Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region in May and June dropped to the lowest levels seen in over a dozen years.

All blood types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.

A blood drive is being held Tuesday, July 12 at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church south of Fayetteville at 152 Antioch Road from 2-7 p.m. To make a donation appointment please call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Read More»

Fayetteville’s Troop 212 racks up merit badges

Fayetteville’s Troop 212 racks up merit badges

Twenty-six Boy Scouts from Troop 212, Fayetteville, recently spent a week at Woodruff Scout Camp in Blairsville, Ga. The scouts attended the week camp June 19-25 and earned over 85 merit badges. Pictured are Simon Anderson, Andrew Bartek, Ryan Bohdan, Jason Cagle, Chris Clark, Nathan Cockes, Ryan Cockes, Noah Dayhuff, Conner Gayda, Jordan Hall, Tyler Hart, Harrison Jaggers, Hunter Iniguez, Taylor Iniguez, Garret Lowery, Russell Marcum, Will Nicola, Jake Odom, Adam Perrett, Hunter Rock, Preston Rothfusz, Noah Schmitz, Caleb Sellers & Nick Wilson. Not pictured: Wesley Carpenter and Ryan Post. Read More»

Mr. William Callaway Henry, 83, of Peachtree City

Mr. William Callaway Henry, 83, of Peachtree City, died July 9, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his beloved spouse of 59 years Maxine M. Henry. Read More»

Mr. Walter Allie Ponder, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Walter Allie Ponder, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville, formerly of East Point, died on July 8, 2011.

Mr. Ponder proudly served East Point for 25 years, from 1963 – 1988. He served as City Councilman for 20 years and as Mayor for 8 years. He was a longtime member of Fayetteville Christian Church and the Lamplighters Sunday school class. He was a 33 degree Mason and was a 50-year member of the East Point Masonic Lodge. Read More»

Ernest Clain Bannister, 89, of Fayetteville

Ernest Clain Bannister, 89, of Fayetteville, died July 8, 2011.

He was born August 10, 1921 in Pickens County, Georgia, the fifth son of the late Rufus and Ida Bannister.

He was preceded in death by first wife Rosalene Fletcher Bannister; parents; four brothers, Broughton, Alman, Linc and Rex Bannister.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Tate Bannister; brother-in-law Bill Tate of Sharpsburg, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Janice and Joe Lynch of Fayetteville; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Read More»

See 'Rango' at Fayetteville's Movie Under the Stars this Friday

This Friday, July 15, Xfinity along with Fayetteville Main Street is hosting a free “Movie Under the Stars” at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and entertainment on the big screen.

Leading up to the movie, attendees can enjoy the free, family game zone and bubble area. Movie concessions (popcorn, snacks) will also be available for sale throughout the evening.

After sundown, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the featured movie, “Rango”, starring Johnny Depp, will begin. Read More»

F’ville 1st Baptist’s Venture Crew 100 canoes across Canadian wilderness

Top row (standing): Rusty Wood, Andrea Wood, Emily Wood, Chandler Hadley, Timothy Lindsey, David Harbin, Tony McWaters, Julie-Ann Logan. Bottom row (kneeling): Daniel Harbin, Katie Wood, Hollie McWaters, David McWaters. Photo/Special.

On June 22, Venture Crew 100 of Fayetteville, chartered by Fayetteville First Baptist Church, undertook an adventure. They were to embark on a canoeing journey covering 143 miles of Canadian wilderness. Read More»

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