Fayette County

Who is mystery girl who showed up after storms blew through Fayette?

Jim Harris of Brooks holds photo of mystery girl. Photo/John Munford.

It is indeed possible, if not likely, that a photo discovered in the backyard of a south Fayette County home was carried hundreds of miles by the violent storms came here the evening of April 27.

Storms such as these have been documented to lift debris miles into the air and carry it for long distances, said Lans Rothfusz, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City. Read More»

Close encounters at PTC’s World War II Heritage Days

Close encounters at PTC’s World War II Heritage Days

It was as close as most people get to the real fighting. Pictured are several of the re-enactors from Georgia-based Kelly’s Heroes who battled members of the Southeastern U.S.-based Shidan Imperial Japanese Army in a mid-afternoon skirmish at World War II Heritage Days held April 30 and May 1 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. The skirmish was just one of many activities held at the heavily attended event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

163-apartment seniors complex proposed for F’ville’s Lafayette Village

An initial proposal to establish a residential area for seniors is expected to be presented at the May 10 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The preliminary site plan for the Lafayette Village Senior Community shows a proposal to construct a total of 163 senior apartments and 28 cottage-style homes Read More»

Sen. Chance unsure on rolling back gas tax hike

Starting Sunday, May 1, Georgians began paying an extra 2.8 cents a gallon in gas tax. For a tank averaging 12 gallons, that’s an extra 33 cents, adding what some consider “insult to injury,” thanks to the rise in gas prices. Read More»

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

Peachtree City Police Lt. Jason Epps is front and center April 30 as area residents arrived at Shakerag on McIntosh Trail to drop off out-of-date prescription and over-the-counter medications for the department’s “Pill Drop” program. Residents dropped off approximately 170 pounds of medications, the vast majority of which were old prescription meds. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A chief reason to help this charity

A chief reason to help this charity

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins was one a nearly three dozen community leaders and officials to try their hand at taking orders and delivering meals April 26 at the annual Prevent Child Abuse Fayette Benefit Dinner held this year at the Outback Steakhouse in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

AP classes: Consider the risks and rewards

Do high school seniors understand fully the risk-reward system associated with signing up for advanced placement classes? A search online will show that nearly 50 percent of students do not earn the 3, 4, or 5 on the exam to be able to earn college credit.

Also, if you plan on going to a division one school, 4’s and 5’s will probably be the only acceptable scores they will give you credit for. Read More»

Local gathering for National Day of Prayer planned for tomorrow

There will be a community prayer gathering for the National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Harvest Christian Community Center in Fayetteville.

The community is invited to join in praying for local and national leaders and local law enforcement officials.

A number of state and local leaders will be present.

The event is sponsored by Action of Faith Ministries and The Eleventh Hour Call Church.

The Harvest Christian Community Center is at 383 Fayette Place, Fayetteville. Read More»

Garage sale will benefit PTCUMC’s international missions

The International Mission Teams of Peachtree City United Methodist Church will hold a garage sale Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. – noon at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City.

All proceeds will be used by the Liberia, Guatemala, South Africa, and Mozambique Mission Teams for projects, supplies, and travel scholarships. Read More»

SFM plans yard sale May 20, 21

Square Foot Ministry, a ministry of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, is now accepting items for its annual yard sale planned for May 20 and 21.

Items that will be accepted include furniture, books, jewelry., small appliances, knick-knacks, toys, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition.

Items not accepted include clothing, mattresses or box springs.

Call Judy Reynolds, 404-386-1190, or Faye Livingston, 770-719-5494, or email squarefootministry@aol.com to arrange to donate or volunteer to work the sale.

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