Fayette County

Thoms-Thompson engagement

Chelsea Brighton Thoms engaged to Joshua Trey Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Randall and Elizabeth (Betsy) Thoms of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Brighton Thoms, to Joshua Trey Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl and Jan Thompson of Newnan.

The bride to be is the granddaughter of Beverly B. Heefner of Fayetteville and the late Keith Dean Heefner, and Thomas Elliot and Betty Thoms. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business with a degree in business management. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She is employed with Chick-fil-A, Inc. Read More»

Kool and the Gang Saturday night at ‘The Fred’

Kool and the Gang Saturday night at ‘The Fred’

Put on your dancing shoes, and “Jungle Boogie” over to the Frederick Brown Jr. ‘The Fred’ Amphitheater as Kool & The Gang take the stage in Peachtree City Saturday, July 16. Enjoy an evening under the stars when gates open at 7 p.m.. Local party band Second Time Around kick off the music for the night at 8 p.m., and Kool & The Gang take the stage at 9 p.m. Read More»

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»