Fayette County

Lily Lebby Marvin Smith, Peachtree City

Mrs. Lily Lebby Marvin Smith died at her residence on March 7, 2011. She was born in Charleston, SC on September 3, 1925, but had lived in Peachtree City for the last 22 years. Her parents and her two brothers predeceased her. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Herbert P. Smith. She also leaves her three daughters, Sarah Smith of Peachtree City, Karen (John) Harmon of Peachtree City, and Ginny (Peter) Pellegrinelli of Jacksonville, FL. She also leaves two devoted grandsons, Billy and Mike of Peachtree City.  Read More»

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville, GA passed away March 7, 2011 at her daughter’s home. Merline was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Maurice McLain, M.D., a brother, L.J. Plunkett, Jr., M.D, and a sister, Mary Lou Myers. Read More»

Teresa Margaret Sheehan Eiswerth, 80, of Peachtree City

Teresa Margaret Sheehan Eiswerth, 80, of Peachtree City, GA died March 12, 2011. Born in Chicopee, MA and raised in Sunbury, PA, Terry was the oldest of four children of Thomas and Fanny Sheehan. Teresa graduated from Penn State University in 1951 with a degree in Education- Math and History. She settled in Bradfordwoods, PA with her husband, Edwin Eiswerth, and family. Read More»

One injury in F'ville accident

The early afternoon two-vehicle accident on Thursday at North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue in Fayetteville left one woman injured after her vehicle flipped over on impact. Photo/Special

Details are sketchy at this point but Fayetteville Police report that a two-vehicle collision on North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue early Thursday afternoon resulted in one driver being transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital after her SUV flipped over on impact.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the accident appeared to have resulted when a SUV traveling northbound on Jeff Davis and intending to turn left onto Georgia Avenue was struck by another SUV traveling southbound on Jeff Davis. The resulting collision flipped the northbound vehicle over, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Sandy Creek presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

DeAnna McDuffie and Adam Van Dyke as Audrey and Seymour. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s chorus and drama departments will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at Sandy Creek’s Patriot Hall Auditorium Thursday – Sunday, Mar. 24-27. The show is directed by the SCHS drama teacher, Kathy Andersen, and the musical director is Millie Lanier Turek, SCHS’s chorus teacher. Choreographer for the show is Jonsie Pollock. Read More»

Census estimate: Fayette’s population grew 18% since 2000

The 2010 Census county by county population tally for Georgia is scheduled to be released this week. Though they might differ from the actual numbers, the July 2010 estimated population figures showed that Fayette County’s population grew 18.8 percent over 2000, while Coweta County showed a 31 percent increase and Clayton County grew by 17 percent.

The figures generated by the U.S. Census Bureau are stated as estimates. Those figures showed that the Fayette population increased from 91,263 in 2000 to an estimated 108,431 in 2010, a difference of 17,168, or 18.8 percent. Read More»

Sgt. Joshua Searcy comes home to a restored dream

“This is just unbelievable.” Those were the words of north Fayette County resident Staff Sgt. Joshua Searcy to a group of nearly 100 people Sunday as he got his first look at the 1966 Dodge Charger restored for him by the North Georgia MOPAR Club. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Searcy received quite a surprise Sunday afternoon. And his response to the nearly 100 people gathered on Spence Road (Ga. Highway 92 just into Fulton County) to see him receive a completely restored 1966 Dodge Charger was, “This is just unbelievable.” Read More»

Winners of 2011 Miss Pride crowned

Winners of 2011 Miss Pride crowned

The 2011 Miss Pride Pageant was held last weekend. The winners were:

Miss Pride - Amanda St. John

Junior Miss Pride - Madison Mueller

Young Miss Pride - Delaney Mueller

Little Miss Pride - Kazley Gilreath

Tiny Miss Pride - Laney Sutherland

St. John won a $1,000 scholarship which was donated by Dr. Scott T. McPherson.

Couch - birth

Kevin Couch and Michelle Roush proudly announce the birth of their daughter on Feb. 24, 2011. Lexie Marlee Sue Couch was born at Piedmont Fayette Hospital at 11:43 a.m. She was 7 lbs and 3 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Patricia Roush of Peachtree City and Wayne and Ginger Couch of Brooks. Lexie was also welcomed home by her big brother Nicholas.

Fayette’s road ‘wish list’ compiled, subject to regional sales tax OK

The wish list of future regional transportation projects for Fayette County has been vetted by local government officials and is about to be sent to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The list represents the county’s request for regional funding through a proposed region-wide 1 percent sales tax that will be voted on in June 2012.

Among the large-scale road projects are the East Fayetteville Bypass, the widening of Ga. Highway 54 east of Fayetteville into Clayton County, and improvements to Tyrone/Palmetto Road. Read More»