Fayette County

Home grown success

From left are Adam Jackson and Phil Jackson, Jr. Photo/Special.

When Phil Jackson started his business, Nature’s Landscape Services, in 1977 in a small house off Georgia Highway 85, he never anticipated that 34 years later, he would be running the same business with his two grown sons.

Phil will be the first to tell you that it has not been easy. He sacrificed time away from his family while his boys were younger to create the business that his two sons are involved in now. Read More»

Fayette law enforcement arrest reports March 22 – April 4

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past two weeks. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

March 22-28

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Robert Christopher Burtchael, 28, of Ga. Highway 138, Riverdale, for harassing phone calls.

Alicia Lynn Corvette, 36, of Old Covington Highway, Conyers, for probation violation.

Rusty James Cox, 24, of Northwood Road, Tyrone, for state drug law violation.

Vickie Darlene Cox, 49, Northwood Road, Tyrone, for state drug law violation. Read More»

F’ville formally asks for regional senior call center

A question has arisen about the Regional Call Center proposal submitted by Fayetteville for inclusion in the county’s submission to the Regional Transportation Roundtable (RTR) and whether Mayor Ken Steele acted independently or if the Fayetteville City Council approved the measure. City records show that the council on March 17 adopted Resolution R-4-11 that included the call center. Read More»

Tyrone motorist trapped by fallen tree, but unhurt

The wind speed of the storm that blew through Fayette County during the late night hours April 4 is not known. But what is known is that the winds were strong enough to blow trees onto two homes and one vehicle in north Fayette and to cause temporary power outages in the Tyrone area. Read More»

Software soldiers pay in blood for foreign adventures

They say that, in the Bible, it states that there will be wars, and rumors of wars. Now, the Bible is older than old; but those words have been validated for centuries. And it seems that religion is somewhere meandered along the front lines of some of those battles.

Many a mother has gone to bed every night, with thoughts of a loved one lost in battle. And many a father has awakened each day, wondering if his son will ever return home.

Did the writer, or writers, of those biblical words, have a vision, or perhaps were they writing about their everyday lives? Read More»

COS’s Grace Flock Band to present concert Thursday

Members of Grace Flock Band pictured preparing for a past tour are: (seated) Susan Summers, Gary Pederson, Ginnie Weber; (kneeling) Karla Dietmeyer; (standing) Mark Summers, Lans Rothfusz, Karen Ladman, Christie Pederson, James Callison, Penny Kahley, Robin Merriman, Kathy Rothfusz and Frank Trembley. Not pictured are Karl Dietmeyer, Brandon Rothfusz and Preston Rothfusz. Photo/Special.

Members of GraceFlock Band, contemporary worship leaders at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, will present a concert Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The group leaves the next day on a concert trip to Florida.

Some of the music featured will be from their newest compact disc, “Life,” which they released at Thanksgiving. Their three compact discs (and songbooks) feature all original music by band members Gary Pederson and Lans Rothfusz. Read More»

All Saints Anglican Church’s ministry provides for needs of service personnel

Fred Smith (left) and assistant Dave West of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City discuss activities of the church’s “Soldier Care” ministry. The ministry collects and delivers snacks and other items to traveling military personnel at Hartsfield-Jackson airport through the USO. Smith has led the ministry since the formation of the church four years ago. Not pictured is another assistant Jim Adams. All Saints is at 225 South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

The “Soldier Care” ministry of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City works closely with the United Services Organization (USO) at Hartsfield-Jackson airport to provide for U.S. military personnel traveling to battlefields overseas. The general public is being asked to help in this important effort. Read More»

Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City Saturday

Chick-fil-A has committed to be the title sponsor of the upcoming Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City. Their generous support of the Walk will allow Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital to continue to offer their services at no charge to cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Wellness offers comprehensive, complementary services and programs to anyone affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey. These services improve quality of life and promote health and well being at every phase in the cancer journey. Read More»

FCHS Select Chorus taking audiences on a 'Road Trip'

FCHS Select Chorus taking audiences on a 'Road Trip'

College life is full of exciting, new, life changing experiences that will never be forgotten and Fayette County High School Select Chorus is putting it to music in their 34th Annual Variety Show, “Road Trip.” Read More»

Kurpiel is All American 5K's Hometown Hero

Ashley Kurpiel

Last year, the Peachtree City Running Club launched the All American 5K, a race on the Saturday before Memorial Day that raised money for the Dan Berschinski Fund. Lt. Dan Berschinski is a local man who was injured in Afghanistan. The race this year, set for Saturday, May 28, will be run in honor of

Ashley Kurpiel, a Peachtree City resident with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP). Money raised from the $25 entry fee for runners, walkers and phantom runners will support the International FOP Association (IFOPA). Read More»