Fayette County

Shurman singer performing with John Popper in Atlanta Friday

Aaron Beavers, a McIntosh graduate and founding member of Shurman, will be performing Friday night at The Masquerade in Atlanta with John Popper and the Duskray Troubadors.

1. You’ll be in town Friday with John Popper and the Duskray Troubadors. How’d you become a part of this project? Read More»

Peachtree City is going purple for Relay for Life

Seeing a lot of purple as you ride along Highway 54, or take a cruise along the cart paths in Peachtree City?

Don’t worry, it’s not your eyes. They’re painting Peachtree City Purple.

They’re putting purple bows around the City Plaza, they’re decorating the trees on the plaza around the fountain with purple lights, they’re placing purple bows on path markers, and hanging purple banners around town. They even hope to find a way to turn the water in the Fountain at City Hall Plaza purple.

So what’s all the purple about? Read More»

Whitewater, Starr's Mill and McIntosh up for Shuler Hensley Awards

Greater Atlanta high school musical theater will light up the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre stage on April 26, for the 2011 Shuler Hensley Awards, celebrating excellence in high school musical theater. Read More»

Fayetteville resident on 'Braxton Family Values'

Dr. Sherry Blake is excited to gear up for Season 1 of the “Braxton Family Values” starring Grammy Award Winning Singer Toni Braxton and her four sisters.

Dr. Sherry Lester Blake, a Fayette County resident, is a clinical psychologist in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Sherry (as referred to on the show) is the psychologist on the new reality series and will help these five Braxton women juggle life, love, family, and the industry.

“Braxton Family Values” premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on WE tv. Check your local listings for additional airings. You can follow Dr. Sherry on twitter @drsherryonline. .

Fayette County Historical Society meets Sunday

The Fayette County Historical Society will meet this Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at its headquarters at 190 Lee Street.

It is the white building directly behind the American Legion Log Cabin.

The Board of Directors will be presenting the various types of information available in its files. Perhaps you wondered how a street got its name, or perhaps how many Fayette Countians fought in the various wars. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Poets in the spotlight at county library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Fayette County Public Library presents “Poets in the Spotlight,” a poetry performance revue and open mike session on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Read More»

Jesse Outlar, retired sports editor of The Atlanta Constitution

The popular sports writer, Jesse Outlar, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011 to go to what he called the Big Sleep.

Outlar was born to Jesse P. Outlar and Lois Mangham in Finleyson, Georgia. The family settled in Omega where Outlar started his love affair with newspapers and sports. He had his own route at the age of seven delivering the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Constitution and the Jacksonville Times-Union. He dreamed of writing the stories of the sports heroes he’d hurry home to read about after each morning’s deliveries. Read More»

PTC man arrested for fake cocaine, biting cop

A 19 year-old Peachtree City man was arrested April 9 on charges of committing two felonies and a misdemeanor after reportedly approaching several juveniles with fake cocaine then biting the officer attempting to take him into custody.

Corey McKoy, 19, of Peachtree City, was charged with sale of a counterfeit substance (felony), obstruction of an officer by injury (felony) and misdemeanor loitering. Read More»

Cops chase, catch F’ville man after week-long spree of 5 robberies

Police-supplied mug shot of Craig Dobson.

UPDATED PRINT VERSION April 12, 2011 — Fayetteville resident Anthony Craig Dobson, 47, is in the custody of Clayton County Police after he allegedly attempted to rob two Clayton businesses during the morning hours April 12. He was arrested after a short chase on Mt. Zion Road in Clayton County, said Fayetteville Police Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

The eighth annual Fifth Grade Math Bowl was held recently at Crabapple Lane Elementary School. The winning team includes, from left, Delaney Baro, McKay Moore, and Alex Seymour. The alternate is Jack Vaughn (not pictured). They will advance to the Fifth Grade Fayette County Math Tournament on May 2 where they will compete with winning teams from all of the Fayette County elementary schools.