Fayette County

Burch team wins fifth grade math tourney

The 1st place team from Robert J. Burch Elementary. From left are Anna Bridgeman, Jordan Hinnant, Shon Hoberg, and Mia Williams (alternate) with teachers Kim Watson (L) and Venita Jones (math bowl coach). Photo/Special.

The sum of all the prime factors of 42 is subtracted from the sum of all the odd factors of 42. What is the result?

If you don’t know the answer, chances are the fifth grade math team at Robert J. Burch Elementary does. They are the champions of the 11th Annual Fayette County Elementary Math Tournament, fifth grade division.

After calculating 15 timed word problems, Anna Bridgeman, Jordan Hinnant, Shon Hoberg, and Mia Williams (alternate) took their team to victory with the most correct answers. Read More»

Painting a pocket bug

Painting a pocket bug

At the Fayette Master Gardener booth, Valerie Morris helps a young visitor, Nora Boylan of Fayetteville, paint a beneficial “Pocket Bug” during the Earth Day Celebration in Fayetteville on Saturday, April 16.  Master Gardeners had several displays to educate the public about different aspects of gardening from raised vegetable beds to composting to attracting beneficial wildlife. For more information contact UGA Cooperative Extension Service in Fayetteville at 770-305-5176. Photo/Special.

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 26th Annual Rose Show on May 14-15 at Kiwanis Center, 936 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for judging between 7-10 a.m. on the 14th. Read More»

Rose Society hosts pruning clinic

Rose Society hosts pruning clinic

The South Metro Rose Society (SMRS) recently held its annual rose pruning clinic at the Heritage Bank rose garden in Fayetteville. Each year the rose pruning clinic is open to the community and ARS Consulting Rosarians and other society members give hands-on pruning instruction and advice on other rose growing questions at no charge. 

SMRS is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society, headquartered at The American Rose Center and Gardens in Shreveport, LA. SMRS meets the 4th Monday of most months at Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr. in Fayetteville. Read More»

Teams race to Prudential Open Houses to win $15,000 down payment prize

Atlanta home buyers invited to play the HomeFinder.com Race for the Home, Saturday, May 14

Prudential Georgia Realty the leading real estate brokerage in Metro Atlanta and HomeFinder.com announced the second annual Race for the Home event. The event invites Metro Atlanta home buyers to participate in a one day, challenge-filled, location-based game on Saturday, May 14. Read More»

Leading 2010 Coldwell Banker Bullard Peachtree City office agents recognized by company and realtor board

Donna Lasseter was recognized recently as the 2010 Top Producing Agent for Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty’s Peachtree City/Fayette County office. Dianne Maney was the office’s No. 2 producer for the year, while Jim Qualls was No. 3.

The recognition came at the Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty organization’s annual awards event. Lasseter was also announced as the No. 4 producer companywide for 2010.

Several agents from Bullard’s Peachtree City/Fayette office also received recognition at the Fayette County Board of Realtors’ Annual Awards Luncheon for their performances in 2010.  Read More»

Trading Post marks new era with tent sale

Donald Pope, nephew of Bill Davis, has worked at The Trading Post for 30 years. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

The Trading Post, known as the oldest continuously operating business in Fayette County, is emerging into a new era. Bill Davis began his business venture 64 years ago, in 1947, on Highway 54 west of Fayetteville in a location known for selling general merchandise – gas, clothing, groceries. Aided by location, a friendly environment and a growing population, The Trading Post quickly became known as a gathering place for the locals.  Read More»

Thousands walk and run the runway to support Fayette’s Relay for Life

Thousands walk and run the runway to support Fayette’s Relay for Life

The signature event at annual Fayette County Relay for Life is always the survivor’s lap. The fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, held for the first time at Falcon Field in Peachtree City April 29, drew thousands showing support for loved ones touched by the disease and calling for a cure for cancer. Photo/Ben Nelms.

McCarty wants county to pay more for bypass-condemned land

Fayette County Commissioner Allen McCarty wants the county to take an additional step toward compensating property owners along the route of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The concept is that in addition to paying for the property acquisition, the county also should take the percentage of the lot’s size to calculate the amount needed to “pay off” that portion of the homeowner’s mortgage.

The matter will be discussed Wednesday at the commission’s 3:30 p.m. workshop meeting at the county’s Stonewall government complex in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Hams network wirelessly to spot storms for PTC’s National Weather Service office

A network of amateur radio operators trained as severe weather spotters served as crucial “eyes and ears” in advance of last week’s devastating tornado-producing storms, according to local weather officials.

The SKYWARN network provided crucial information that in some cases confirmed the violent nature of storms that were appearing on the radar screens of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, said Meteorologist in Charge Lans Rothfusz. Read More»