Fayette County

Swimming with 'Shark's

Peachtree City couple gets investment in ‘Ride On Carry On’

ABC’s “Shark Tank” puts entrepreneurs in front of five investors. They get a chance to pitch their product and the investors, or “sharks” grill them and will invest if they like what they hear. Peachtree City residents Darryl Lenz and her husband, Randy, pitched their product, the “Ride On Carry On” in a recent episode and got what exactly what they were asking for, a 25 percent equity in the business for an investment of $50,000. The shark that liked the idea was Barbara Corcoran.

“I can see these things selling like hot cakes,” she said after hearing about the product. Read More»

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Charles Clemens Beisel, 75, of Fayetteville

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Charles Clemens Beisel of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away on April 15, 2011 at the age of 75. Read More»

Mrs. Gloria May, 81, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Gloria May, 81, of Fayetteville, died April 15, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Massey and Tessie Drew and her husband Joel C. May.

She is survived by her son Michael May of Fayetteville; daughters Kathy & Charles Ginn of Fayetteville and Karen & Anthony Hicks of Senoia; grandchildren Allison Barnes of Buffalo, WY, Amy Ginn of Atlanta, Kyle May of Tyrone, Tyler May of Fayetteville, Joel Hicks of Hampton, and Riley Hicks of Senoia; brother Charles Massey of Tifton as well as several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. George H. Huddleston, Jr., 73, of Fayetteville

Mr. George H. Huddleston, Jr., 73, of Fayetteville, died April 15, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ann Huddleston.

He is survived by his daughter Vickie & Buddy Hooper of Hollonville, GA; sons David & Tana Huddleston of Fayetteville, Daniel & Jan Huddleston of Senoia, and Douglas and Blanche Huddleston of Molena; 7 grandchildren, Brandie Griffeth, Jake Huddleston, Melissa Wood, Bo Huddleston, Lee Huddleston, Kaydie Huddleston, and Laney Huddleston; 2 great-grandchildren Kate Griffeth and Wyatt Wood. Read More»

Booth Science Olympiad team wins state title

Booth Science Olympiad team wins state title

The JC Booth Science Olympiad team took first place in the state competition held in Augusta. The team is now busy preparing for the national competition to be held in Madison, Wisc. on May 21. The team consists of 15 students in grades 7-9 and are supervised by Booth's gifted Science teacher, Tammy Pakulski. Photo/Special.

Gamma Nu collects items for Fayette Samaritans

Gamma Nu collects items for Fayette Samaritans

Gamma Nu offocers Sue Paggen, Kim Fisher, Brandy Cochran and Kay Seabolt with the items collected for Fayette Samaritans. Members collected over 75 food items in honor of Delta Kappa Gamma's Psi State(Georgia) organization celebrating it's 75th birthday. Photo/Special.

American legion Post 105 recognizes public safety figures

American legion Post 105 recognizes public safety figures

Pictured at the 2011 Public Safety Recognition Dinner, from the left is Officer Joanna Macpherson, Fayetteville Police Dept, Deputy Marshal Travis Caldwell, Fayette County Marshal's Office,  Lt Scott Roberts, Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services, B.I. Murrell, Post 105 Public Safety Awards Chairman, Capt Karen Corsetti, Peachtree City Fire Dept, Investigator Toby Spencer, Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Lt Michael Perry, Fayetteville Fire Dept and Denny Leander, Post 105 Commander. Photo/Special.

Blaze Masquerade Pageant winners crowned

Blaze Masquerade Pageant winners crowned

Sara Harp Minter held their 4th Annual Blaze's Masquerade Pageant on Saturday, March 19. The pageant had 41 contestants who competed in beauty, poise and personality as well as overall appearance. The high school division contestants were also judged on an interview question. Queens received a beautiful rhinestone crown, trophy, and an embroidered sash. The Overall Grand Supreme for the high school division received a $200 scholarship which she will use to go towards her college tuition. The pageant raised over $1,200 which goes back to the school's general fund. Read More»

Booth Beta Club helping animal shelter

Booth Beta Club helping animal shelter

JC Booth Beta Club students have been making friendship bracelets with all proceeds going to the Fayette County Animal Shelter. Pictured are Natasha McCluhan, coordinator of the effort, and Marie McCauley. In December, the girls took $125 to the shelter to help with medical costs. They are still working hard to raise more money to turn in at the end of the school year. Photo/Special.

Landscaping to ‘soften’ 74S sound walls

$50,000 grant from DOT requires no extra city funding

A $50,000 grant is in the works to add landscaping for Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City.

The big news is that the grant will “soften” one of the most harsh features of the newly-widened highway: the sound walls on the east side of the road.

Perhaps just as significant is there is no local match required. Which is to say the city doesn’t have to kick in any of its own money toward the project.

Community Development Director David Rast said he is curious to see how much the city can accomplish with the grant, which is being bestowed by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»

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