Fayette County

Starr’s Mill Choral program presents 14th annual Candlelight Processional

Students enrolled in Starr’s Mill High School’s Music Therapy Program rehearse for their upcoming performance at the Choral Department’s holiday concert on Dec. 7. Photo/Special.

The Starr’s Mill Choral Department is preparing for two very special holiday performances that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season.
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the SMHS Choral Department will present its 14th annual Candlelight Processional and evening of wonderful holiday music by all six SMHS choral ensembles: Bel Canto, Camerata, Bella Voce, Chanticleer, An Octave Above and Men of the Mill. Read More»

Master Gardeners elect new officers

Master Gardeners elect new officers

At the Nov. 15 monthly meeting of the Fayette County Master Gardeners Bonnie Helander (left) was nominated and confirmed by membership as President - Elect.  Jim Stichweh (center) will become Director at Large and Tom Wilson (right) becomes President.  Everyone present congratulated them on their new positions and look forward to an exciting year ahead. Photo/Special.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers welcomes 33 new associates

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers is pleased to announce that 33 new sales associates have recently joined the company, 3 of which will work out of the Peachtree City Office.

Martin Wise, Lisa Cockerham, and Sarah Johnson will work out of BHGRE Metro Brokers’ Peachtree City Office located at 1218 North Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.     Read More»

Fayette County Board Of Realtors rally with realtors in New Orleans

Jackie and Gary Begg.  Jackie is 2011 President of Fayette County Board of Realtors. Photo/Special.

Several Realtors from the Fayette County Board of Realtors joined thousands of Realtors across the country in New Orleans during the 2010 REALTORS Conference & Expo held November 5-8. Read More»

Hight addresses Master Gardeners at November meeting

Hight addresses Master Gardeners at November meeting

Carol Hight, a Carrolton Master Gardener and retired school teacher, was the main speaker at the Nov. 15 Fayette County Master Gardener meeting.  Her subject was Hellebores - Winter Beauties and she drew a crowd of more than 60 members.  Hellebores, or Lenten Rose, are carefree, evergreen, low maintanance plants that should be a part of everyone’s garden.  They bloom in a variety of colors and can be enjoyed from Christmas through April which will brighten your winter landscape.

New Master Gardeners

New Master Gardeners

From left are new Master Gardeners Jeanne Belvin, Diane Hartman, Ann Suenaga and Sylvia Benedetti.  As interns they completed 50 hours of volunteer work in the county.  They were presented with their certificate and badge at the November 15 monthly meeting by Sandy Edwards, Horticulture Program Assistant.  If you would like more information on the program, please contact the UGA Cooperative Extension Fayette County, 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 209, Fayetteville.  Telephone 770-305-5176.

Republicans host breakfast Saturday

Sahar Hekmati, who was born in Afghanistan and emigrated to the U.S.A. as a youth, will be the guest speaker at the Fayette County Republican Party First Saturday Breakfast on Dec. 4.  Read More»

Samaritans Top Ten for December

The Fayette Samaritans is a non-profit organization dedicated to the food and clothing needs of Fayette Countians.
Their needs for December is as follows:
• Cereal
• Pasta
• Diapers size 5 & 6
• Jelly
• Dry Beans
• Canned meat
• Juice
• Toilet paper
• Canned veggies
• Canned fruit

Their clothing needs include men and boys jeans.

The facility is located at 125 Hickory Rd., next to Fayetteville Christian Church. It is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Call them at 770-719-2707.

Deputy dragged, thrown from vehicle after traffic stop; suspect shot

An incident during a traffic stop on County Line Road Monday night left a Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy injured after being dragged and thrown from the vehicle when the passenger attempted to flee the scene. The deputy’s injury was not life-threatening. A suspect was shot and wounded by the deputy, police said. Read More»

PTC Planners postpone vote on Walgreens architecture

Architectural rendering of proposed Walgreens presented at Peachtree City Planning Commission Nov. 29, 2010.

REVISED for print edition — Saying they needed better visuals before making a final decision, the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night postponed a vote on the proposed architecture for the Walgreens pharmacy that will replace the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

Commissioners suggested that Walgreens bring back visuals that blend photographs of the existing site with a representation of the actual size of the building and how it would fit onto the site. Read More»