Fayette County

Churches, agencies, businesses join hands for free lunch program

This summer, 325 children from 119 families in the Fayette area were in need of a nutritious meal.

Thanks to the combined efforts of Fayette County Department of Family and Children’s service, area congregations, and the support of community partners, these children received a free lunch every weekday.

This year, Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran, Peachtree City First Baptist Church, New Vision Church in Fayetteville, Peachtree City Presbyterian and the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta and Islamic Speakers Bureau helped with the effort. Read More»

Schneider-Galloway engagement

Melanie Joy Schneider engaged to Westin C. Galloway

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Schneider of Tyrone announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Joy Schneider, to Westin C. Galloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Galloway of Sandy Springs. Read More»

O’Brien-O’Shields engagement

Susan Harper O’Brien engaged to Joseph Franklin O’Shields

Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Brien of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Harper O’Brien, to Joseph Franklin O’Shields, son of Connie Brown, Sam Harris, and Bill and Robin O’Shields.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Robert Cunningham and Susan Cunningham of Auburn, Ala. and John O’Brien and the late Ann O’Brien of West Point. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business with a B.B.A. focusing in real estate. She is currently pursuing a master’s in early childhood education from Oglethorpe University. Read More»

Isaac-Richstone wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Richstone

Jillian Brooke Isaac of Peachtree City and Robert Soule Richstone of Tallahassee, Fla. were married June 11, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. The Rev. Christopher Rogers, Mercer University RUF campus minister in Macon, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Malia Brooks Isaac of Peachtree City and Keith Philip Isaac of Moreland.

The groom’s parents are Ruth and Jeff Heggen and Gregg and Marsha Richstone, all of Tallahassee, Fla. He is employed by CH2M Hill engineering firm in Atlanta. Read More»

Fritts anniversary

Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts

On Friday, July 15, Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts, residents of Fayette County for the past 24 years, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Flat Creek Club in Peachtree City. They were joined by a group of 146 relatives and guests from 13 different states. The festivities included a receiving line, cocktail hour, buffet dinner and dancing to the popular “Headliners” band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Read More»

FCHS grad keeping your eyes on YouTube

Jenna Bilotta. Photo/Special.

Jenna Bilotta, a 1997 graduate of Fayette County High School, knew she wanted to go to art school for college. She had met her math and English requirements by the end of her junior year of high school and ended up taking four art classes as a senior, running the senior art show and winning a $500 scholarship at the Old County Courthouse Art Show. That dedication to art and a curiosity about the burgeoning field of digital media led her to the Atlanta College of Art and Design, then grad school at Georgia Tech and eventually to Google and YouTube. Read More»

Girl Scouts membership drive, August 21

Girl Scouts are pleased to announce their annual Girl Scout membership drive will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 2-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City. Local girls and their families are invited to come participate in a fun activity, meet new friends and sign-up for Girl Scouts. Read More»

Verdon looks forward to kicking off 2011 Tribute Series

When Chris Verdon was researching possible tribute bands to be a part of his idea for a series of tribute concerts at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Billy Joel was one of the acts he was hoping to find a tribute band for. More than just a cover band, tribute bands tend to go for an exact look or sound. Verdon found a sound-alike with Big Shot.
There is a clip where Billy Joel thought that a Big Shot performance was actually a recording of him. That was enough to impress Verdon, who made the decision to bring the band in. Read More»

Emily Stastny - A Road To Recovery volunteer

Emily Stastny is a volunteer driver for the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She is shown in its wig room in Peachtree City. Cancer patients can choose two wigs at no charge. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Emily Stastny was born in Augusta, vacationed in Germany, where she met her husband, Randy, lived in Auburn and then lived in Texas, where she obtained her degree in Interior Design. They moved to Fayetteville 11 years ago, had her own interior design business, lost a sister to cancer and realized what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. She decided to work with the Cancer Society driving cancer patients to their appointments at no charge of any kind to them. Read More»

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away July 21, 2011.

He was a family man who loved his family and his job (Midas Auto Service). He was a great father and loyal friend. Read More»

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