Fayette County

Fayette one of 73 Georgia counties named Camera Ready Communities

Gov. Nathan Deal stands in the Capitol with representatives of 73 counties designated “Camera Ready Communities.” Photo/Alana Joyner.

Economic impact of the entertainment industry in Georgia was $1.4 billion in 2010

Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), designated 73 Georgia counties Camera Ready at the Georgia State Capitol March 21. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program was launched as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to bolster Georgia’s growing film and television industry. Read More»

Rising Starr Girl Scouts set sights on NASA

Rising Starr Girl Scouts set sights on NASA

Girl Scout Troop 548 from Rising Starr Middle School attended an overnight adventure at the Kennedy Space Center March 19. The scouts toured the Space Center, met Astronaut John Blaha, and slept under the Saturn V rocket. In the photo: (L-R) Kristen Stogner, Lindsey Jackson, Adele Allen, Jennifer Linville and Avery Grillo. Photo/Special.

Imker: data says police, IT doing great job

Data from city reports and the citizen survey shows that two Peachtree City departments in particular are doing an outstanding job, according to city Councilman Eric Imker.

At last week’s council meeting, Imker praised the city’s Information Technology department for achieving a rare status based on results from the city’s survey. Citizens ranked themselves as being “extremely satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the IT department, with no lower-ranked responses. Read More»

Northern PTC-Coweta link discussed; new bridge over Line Creek eyed

Council declines to seek regional funding, wants more data from Coweta officials

An under-the-radar project that would link Fayette and Coweta counties with a new bridge across Line Creek was met with some skepticism by the Peachtree City Council last week. Read More»

PTC looks to plug hole in employee drug screenings

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark.

Peachtree City does not have a city-wide program for pre-employment and random drug testing, but that may change soon. Read More»

Bargain hunting

Bargain hunting

Shamrock Park in Tyrone on March 19 was the epicenter of all things yard sale. Area residents had a variety of choices supplied by local organizations and vendors eager to show off their wares. The backdrop for the Century of Treasures event took the form of clear skies and mild temperatures that made Saturday morning yard sale-ing all the better. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Go way back in time at The marketplace at Providence UMC

Ancient Jerusalem comes to life from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church for the annual presentation of The Marketplace. The unique event places visitors in a life-size mock-up of the city at the time of Christ. Trying your hand at writing Hebrew like these kids if just one of the endless activities available for the entire family. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Update: The Marketplace will not be open Saturday due to the threat of rain. The event will be held Sunday from 5-8 p.m., weather permitting.

It is one thing to talk about or reflect on what life in a city like ancient Jerusalem might have looked like. It’s another thing to visit it for yourself. And that is what is available through Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church. The Marketplace is unlike any large working exhibit that most area residents will ever see. Read More»

Mr. Ven I. Gella, 63, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ven I. Gella, 63, of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Mr. Gella was born on May 24, 1947 in the Philippines. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Navy he began his career with Pan Am and later retired from Delta Air Lines. He was currently employed at World Airways.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years Minnie R. Gella; daughter Stephanie (Andrew) Alfonso; son Steven (Jennifer) Gella; daughter Sheryl (Michael) Campbell; grandchildren, Chance, Flora, Kalani, Elika, Ava, Oliver and Olivia; sister Brenda (Robert) Klebahn. Read More»

Crabapple Science Olympiad team takes second

Crabapple Science Olympiad team takes second

The Crabapple Lane Cardinal's Science Olympiad team went to county competition March 19 and came home with a strong second place finish. The team consisted of 27 members from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Each student that competed earned at least one award for placing in the top six. Events in the Olympiad included water rockets, mystery architect, and crime busters. The Cardinals will now prepare to go to state competition in May. The team is coached by fifth grade teacher Pat Costa. Photo/Special.

Peeples Science Olympiad team blasts off to place every competitor

Peeples Science Olympiad team blasts off to place every competitor

Peeples Science Olympiad Team rocketed past other competitors on Saturday, Mar. 19, as they competed against other schools in Fayette County. In record-breaking school history, every student placed in an event. The team was award the county championship and will go on to compete at the state competition in May. Photo/Special.

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