Fayette County

Jozan-Bowlden engaged

April Michelle Jozan engaged to Nicholas Robert Bowlden

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Jozan of Woolsey announce the engagement of their daughter, April Michelle Jozan, to Nicholas Robert Bowlden, son of Barry Bowlden and Denise Bowlden of Woolsey.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Betty Buehl of Riverdale and the late Max Buehl and Jolan Jozan of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and the late Laszlo Jozan. She is a 2007 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 2010 cum laude graduate of The University of West Georgia where she earned a bachelors degree in early childhood education. She is now pursing her M.S in elementary reading and math from Walden University. Read More»

Brooker-Durm engaged

Laura Beth Brooker engaged to Joshua Lee Durm

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brooker of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth Brooker, to Joshua Lee Durm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Durm of Franklin, N.C.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Fayette County High School. She is a 2009 magna cum laude graduate of Brevard College where she earned a bachelors degree in health science studies and in 2010 graduated from Western Carolina University with an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree. She currently works as a registered nurse in neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Read More»

Davis-Bringuel engaged

Emily Dale Davis engaged to Jonathan Michael Bringuel

Mr. and Mrs Dale Maxwell Davis of Fayetteville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Dale Davis, to Jonathan Michael Bringuel, son of John and Amanda Bringuel of Fayetteville.

The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr, and Mrs William Parham Davis of Macon, and the late Mr. and Mrs Wilbur Lamar Greer. She is a 2007 graduate of Whitewater High School and is currently a senior nursing student at Gordan College, with plans for graduation in December 2011. Read More»

Twilight Theatre will cut ‘Footloose’ next two weekends

The cast of “Footloose” on stage at The Frederick Brown Jr.. Amphitheater. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre is proud to present the high-energy dance musical, “Footloose,” opening Friday night, Sept. 2 at the beautiful Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

The perfect way to end the summer, “Footloose” (directed by Tanya Gruber; assistant directors Nora Wilfong and Marissa Shenkle) features high-spirited dancing (choreographed by Brenda Hotard), costumes from the 80’s (coordinated by Leah Larson), and music you’ll want to sing along with (music directed by Alison Chambers; assistant music director, Allie Duncan). Read More»

Man gets life plus 30 years for child molestation

A south Fayette man was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years after he pled guilty to aggravated child molestation and two related counts in court Monday morning.

Jonathan Rogers Parish, of 366 Antioch Road, also pled guilty to charges of statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Parish was sentenced in the case by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards. Read More»

Enjoying late summer play at Fayette YMCA

Enjoying late summer play at Fayette YMCA

Three-year-old Gracie, daughter of Jennifer (left) and Jason Ferguson of Fayetteville, spent some of the last moments of at the Fayette Outdoor YMCA outdoor castle playground Friday afternoon. Soon Gracie's school will start and the free park will be filled with moms and children in the late afternoons. The 29-acre site was where 1,300 children attended YMCA camp this summer. Photo/Marianne Thomasson.

Senoia man arrested on charge of following ex-wife

Divorce settled in May after contentious 3-year court battle

A Senoia man has been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking for allegedly following his ex-wife in violation of a protection order, police said.

Greg Crook, 45, contends that he did not violate the order because he was at Riley Field in south Peachtree City legally to pick up his daughter, whom he has custody of, from cheerleading practice. Read More»

Toga Trot’s Never Evers cross finish line despite the odds

Toga Trot’s Never Evers cross finish line despite the odds

Together the Dolce Atlanta Peachtree Hotel & Resort, First Step Physical Therapy, the Atlanta Southern Crescent Alumnae Panhellenic Association (ASCAPA) and the Rotary Club of Peachtree City all sponsored the 4th annual Toga Trot 5K and 1-mile walk/run this past weekend. On Aug. 27, spectators watched as the runners, walkers, and rollers left The Dolce and then returned to cross the finish line. What they didn’t see was the initial prognoses of the “Never Evers.” The participants were told by medical experts that they would never ever walk again. Read More»

Fayetteville man, former NBA player, wanted for Atlanta murder

Wanted poster of Javaris Crittenton supplied by the Atlanta office of the FBI.

Former NBA player Crittenton believed to be in Los Angeles area

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for help in locating a Fayetteville man who is wanted on murder charges stemming from an incident in Atlanta Aug. 19.

Javaris Crittenton, 23 and a former NBA player, is believed to be in the Los Angeles, Calif. area where he is known to have family and friends, according to FBI officials.

Crittenton is accused in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old woman which involved a dark-colored SUV driving by the location, firing an assault-type rifle. Read More»

Quilting for the kids

Quilting for the kids

Comfort Quilters of First Presbyterian Church Peachtree City and the 217 Quilts they made that are designated for the children of Fayette County Head Start. The Quilters were out at last weekend’s KidzFest/HelpFest/FoodFest event, showing how they make quilts and talking about their quilting ministry. Photo/Special.