Fayette County

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»

F’ville Army Sergeant Curry pockets $250K lottery winnings before return to Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Gregg Curry holds lottery check. Photo/Special.

An Army sergeant from Fayetteville has won a quarter-million-dollar prize just days before his return to Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Gregg Curry with the Third U.S. Army Forces Central Command played the Georgia Lottery instant game Cool Cash and won a $250,000 prize.

Following their morning workout, Curry and his wife, Mary, stopped for a bottle of water at Kwickie/Flash #0245, 973 Highway 54 in Fayetteville, where he purchased the lucky ticket.

“We’re excited. We’re happy,” said Curry, 47. Read More»

PTC Kiwanis golf tournament set for this Wednesday

PTC Kiwanis golf tournament set for this Wednesday

On Wednesday, April 20 the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City will sponsor its 22nd Annual Spring Golf Tournament at Planterra Ridge Golf Club. In addition to receiving numerous “give-aways” participants in the 4-Person Scramble Format will compete for $2,200 in prize money, plus try their luck for outstanding Hole-In-One prizes. A putting contest and silent auction will also be held. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Box lunches will be provided. For additional information call Cliff Schmidt at 770-631-8521. Photo/Special.

American Legion Post 50 helps put old Old Glories to rest

American Legion Post 50 helps put old Old Glories to rest

American Legion Post 50 dedicated a Flag Retirement Box by the Veteran’s Memorial at Peachtree City City Hall on Thursday. The box is available for all citizens to deposit their old U.S. flags for proper retirement. From left are Jim Ryan, senior member of American Legion Post 50, Adjutant Ted Dirkschneider, Commander Arnie Geiger and 4th District Senior Vice President and Past Commander of American Legion Post 50 Jim O’Brien. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Pay restoration, other issues at Fayette BoE meeting April 19

The potential for restoring a 3 percent pay cut to school system employees, an update on upcoming budget considerations and other issues will be taken up on April 19 by the Fayette County Board of Education. Read More»