Fayette County

Local band gives world premiere

Composer Robert W. Smith and band director Ricky D. Williams. Photo/Special.

On Veterans Day, the Bennett’s Mill Symphonic Band gave the world premiere of a piece of music composed especially for them. “Mekong,” written by the well-known composer Robert W. Smith, is dedicated to all veterans of the Vietnam War. “Mekong” was commissioned in memory of TSGT (Retired) Tommy R. Williams, a victim of Agent Orange Cancer, through a grant from the Woodruff Salutes the Arts in Education that was awarded to band director Ricky D. Williams.  Read More»

Christmas tea this Sunday

The Fayette County Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas tea on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m.

There will be a slide show of their 2000 plus photographs now on file. It also has a number of Christmas gift items that might interest you.

It is located at the corner of Lee and Johnson streets in the Margaret Mitchell Research Center.

Fire stations helping Toys for Tots this Christmas

For the second year in a row, the Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services/EMA will partner with the City of Fayetteville Fire Department to support the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Drive.

Through Dec. 24, the stations will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children under 9 years old and with a great demand for girl toys.
Firefighter/EMT Josh Sisk who organized the drive said, “Last year we were able to collect 380 toys through the drive and we hope that this year’s drive will top last year’s.” Read More»

Joan Neal, 82, of Fayetteville

Joan Neal

Beloved Fayetteville resident Joan Neal died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.

Millie Joan Burkes Land Neal was born on Feb. 27, 1928 in Phenix City, Ala., to George Ashby Burkes and Maybelle Ethel Barnes Burkes. She lived in Columbus, Rome, and Athens, Ga., where she went to Athens High and the University of Georgia. Read More»

Here comes Santa Claus to PTC's Kedron Elementary School

Here comes Santa Claus to PTC's Kedron Elementary School

Kedron Elementary School in Peachtree City celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 4, with a Holiday Breakfast with Santa. The fifth grade orchestra performed holiday music. Visiting with the jolly old elf are Jolie Fouts, Sammi Lucich, Gracie Weldon and, kneeling in sleigh, Orla Fennell. Photo/Anne Weldon.

Anita Richardson Talley, 63, of Fayetteville

Anita Richardson Talley, 63, of Fayetteville passed away December 3, 2010 after living with multiple sclerosis for over 25 years. Anita often said, “I have M.S. It doesn’t have me.” She was the mentor of the multiple sclerosis support group for the south side of Atlanta for several years.

Anita was born on February 24, 1947 in Appomattox County, Virginia, daughter of Bernard Carson Richardson and Laura Inge Richardson. She was a graduate of Appomattox High School and James Madison College in Virginia. Anita worked for over 20 years in social services for the state of Georgia . Read More»

Final Toys for Tots collection at PTC Walmart Dec. 11-12

Hank Berkowitz, local coordinator for Toys For Tots, helps Narty Waters load her contributions into the Toys For Tots collection box during a toy collection drive outside the Walmart in Peachtree City December 4 and 5. Photo/Special.

Drive aimed at helping local children in Fayette

To make it easier to help local children through the well-known Toys for Tots campaign, a local group of active and retired Marines has undertaken efforts here to make sure toys collected in Fayette County

A toy drop will be set up at the Walmart store in Peachtree City Saturday and Sunday, and there is a specific need for toys for boys or girls between 9 and 14 years old, organizers said.

The drive is being led by the Clyde Thomason Detachment of the Marine Corps League, which is working in conjunction with the Atlanta area Toys for Tots drive. Read More»

PTC OKs part of county transportation plan, opposes F'ville bypasses

Instead of endorsing the full Fayette County Transportation Plan, the Peachtree City Council instead chose Thursday night to approve solely of the myriad of city projects contained in the plan.

And while the county transportation plan specifically says no transit projects are recommended for Fayette County, council’s resolution of approval also rebukes a 2007 unfunded plan for metro Atlanta that could bring bus and rail transit service to the city. Read More»

Plunkett thanks outgoing PTC manager for straight talk

Peachtree City Manager Bernard McMullen.

It’s not very often that a former Peachtree City council member returns to address the council during a meeting.

Cyndi Plunkett took advantage of her citizen’s allowance of two minutes during the public comment portion of Thursday’s meeting.

“I did not come here to complain,” Plunkett said with a smile on her face. “I’m here to recognize the end of an era.”

Specifically Plunkett came to praise retiring City Manager Bernie McMullen, noting this was most likely his last full meeting before his final day the end of the year. Read More»

Preparing a happy Thanksgiving

Preparing a happy Thanksgiving

Coordinator Helen Ragsdale (blue sweater) and Elizabeth Roy ready a portion of the more than 100 Thanksgiving meals delivered to shut-ins across Fayette County by a mass of volunteers from Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Those receiving meals on Thanksgiving morning were also treated to gift bags provided by the church, plates decorated by Boy Scouts and special Thanksgiving cards from the Peachtree City UMC kids. Photo/Ben Nelms.