Fayette County

FFUMC will offer Financial Peace University beginning in January

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, in the winter through spring 2011. The course benefits couples and individuals of all ages, those with or without debt. Read More»

Zern-Primrose weddding

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zern

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zern of Jupiter, FL. announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Kristen Zern, to Christopher Ryan Primrose, of Atlanta, GA. The prospective groom is the son of USAF Retired Colonel and Mrs. Ron Primrose of Peachtree City, GA. Read More»

Fitzgibbon birth

Scotty and Heidi Fitzgibbon of Fayetteville announce the birth of their son, Asher Daniel, on Nov. 16, 2010. He was born at Piedmont Fayette hospital, weighing 8 lbs., 7 oz. Grandparents are Gary and Becky Fitzgibbon of Jackson, Scott and Sally Simon of Peachtree City, and Ken Webb of Halls, Tenn.

Payless Shoes and Holiday Helpers grant wishes of angels

Helen Rickman of Fayette Holiday Helpers (left) and Karen Spangler with the school system’s CARE program accepted the donation of 150 gift coupons at the Payless Shoe Source in Fayetteville from store manager Johnathan Dennis. Photo/Special.

Thanks to Payless Shoe Source in Fayetteville and Helen Rickman of Fayette Holiday Helpers, 150 students in need of shoes on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their requests granted.

The 2010 Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program is a grass roots campaign to deliver $1.2 million in free shoes to children of families in need. Read More»

Holiday show featuring local dance companies benefits SCHS chorus and drama

A group of angels in this weekend’s holiday show at Sandy Creek High School. Photo/Special

Georgia Youth Ballet and Carla’s Dance Factory Performing Company will be presenting a new holiday production to benefit the Chorus and Drama Departments at Sandy Creek High School.

Sponsored by the Choral Boosters, this first ever collaboration brings the talented dancers from GYB and CDF together with the gifted members of the SCHS chorus and special guest vocalists to create a wonderful holiday show designed to entertain the entire family. Read More»

Charity concert nets largest donation yet

Music programs combined to sponsor a charity concert benefitting the Joseph Sams School. Photo/Special.

A free charity concert sponsored by local school choirs raised over $2,600 in donations for the Joseph Sams School.

Choirs from Cleveland Elementary, Inman Elementary, Fayetteville Intermediate, Bennett’s Mill Middle, Fayette Middle and Fayette County High, along with the high school’s wind ensemble, collected the concert’s largest donation in its 5-year history, and more than doubled what was raised last year. Read More»

Group donates quilts to PTCPD

Group donates quilts to PTCPD

First Presbyterian Church Peachtree City Comfort Quilters representative JoAnn Lutes transfers this year’s Christmas Quilts to Lt. Crider of the Peachtree City Police Department.  The quilts are placed in the back of the Police Department’s cruisers for distribution as needed.  Comfort Quilters will distribute more than 100 quilts this holiday season to benefit those in need.  To find out more about Comfort Quilters contact 770-487-7757 or visit us on Facebook. Photo/Special.

FCHS debate team has good start to season

From left are Assistant Coach Craig Skelton, John Cooper, Kris Wilson, Maha Khan, Ryan Veccie, Yosef Shelbayah, Head Coach Jeffrey Miller. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County High School debate team has wrapped up their first semester of competitions which included ten competitions all around Georgia. During the semester, FCHS has qualified seventeen (17) students to the State Championship which is third most in the State. Fayette County has qualified the most Public Forum debaters in the State to the State Championship with eleven. Read More»

Police reports: Dec. 7-13, 2010

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, Dec. 7 - Monday, Dec. 13

Mary Ellen Duren, 33, of Greenview Boulevard, Fairburn, for disorderly conduct, aggravated stalking and terroristic threats.
Bernard Marquis Finch, 30, of Annelise Park Drive, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
James Leon Hammett, 42, of Shelton Drive, Resaca, for probation violation.
Ebony Lashaun Weaver, 31,of Wisdom Road, Peachtree City, for probation violation. Read More»

Fayette master gardeners contribute 88 percent of fresh produce to Atlanta food banks in 2010

Fayette master gardeners take a break during work in the “Plant a Row for the Hungry” garden that produced 23,024 pounds of food in 2010 to feed area families in need. From left are Tommy Waller, Vauna Bellury, Tom Wilson and Janet Lester. In the background is Fayetteville farmer Lester Bray, who was consultant on the project. Photo/Special.

Fayette County has become the breadbasket for Atlanta's hungry, according to a news release from the Fayette master gardeners organization.

Fayette County’s master gardeners have grown, harvested and contributed free of charge more than 86,000 pounds of fresh food to the Atlanta Food Bank, or nearly nine out every 10 pounds received by the Atlanta area campaign in 2010. Read More»