Fayette County

Local CAP cadets glide over Rome, Ga. for weekend academy

Cadet MSgt Nathan Bernth earned the FAA Private Pilot Certificate, rated in gliders. Photo/Special.

Eight cadets of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol attended the CAP Glider Academy at Rome, GA over the weekend of April 2-3.  Receiving glider flights were cadets Daniel Schulz, Nathan Bernth, Cole Davis from Peachtree City; Cadets Michael Alexander and Jairus Swint of Fayetteville; cadets Reid Geddie and Parker McKeehan from Newnan; and Cadet Garrett Peters of Senoia.  Glider pilot instructors from the Peachtree City Squadron passing on their love of flying to the next generation were Lt. Col. Peter Schulz of Peachtree City and Capt. Read More»

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

By Randy Gaddo
Keep Peachtree Beautiful volunteer

The Keep Peachtree City Beautiful (KPTCB) program was nominated for the 2011 Green City Awards sponsored by Waste and Recycling News.
While Peachtree City’s fledgling 2-year old program didn’t win an award, it did give program coordinators an opportunity to measure their progress against other more-established programs. Read More»

Tyrone offers endless recreation opportunities for all ages this summer

When it comes to events for the whole family this spring and summer the Tyrone Recreation Dept. offers one-stop shopping. The list of recreational opportunities is practically endless and is available on the town’s website.

A sampling of the exhaustive list for adults and seniors includes line dancing, yoga, quilting, martial arts, Tai Chi, Zumba, painting and a host of camps for children.

The various offerings listed on the website outline the dates, times and any applicable fee that might apply. Read More»

Easter bunny visits pancake breakfast

Easter bunny visits pancake breakfast

The Easter Bunny, a.k.a. Sydney Ninneman, joined the festivities at the annual Metro Fayette Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. She found Ruth and Jewell Thomason enjoying their pancakes and sausage. Metro Fayette meets each Tuesday noon at the IHOP in Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Girl Scouts visit founder's home in Savannah

Girl Scouts visit founder's home in Savannah

The Girl Scout Troop 436 enjoyed a visit to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the Girl Scouts founder, in Savannah, Georgia during Spring Break. In the garden of the historic home are, from left, Morgan Beck, Lilly Carter, Mary Katherine Adcox, Hannah Price, Erin Macke (kneeling), Sarah O’Toole (kneeling), Ainslie Schmidt, Madison Martin, Rachel Fox and Carolyn Sanders.  Not pictured are Troop Leaders, Sandy Macke and Karen Sanders. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City Optimist Club honors 13 students at annual Youth Appreciation Banquet

Peachtree City Optimist Club honors 13 students at annual Youth Appreciation Banquet

The Peachtree City Optimist Club held its annual Youth Appreciation Banquet on Sunday, April 17, at Flat Creek Country Club. The banquet is part of Optimist Youth Appreciation Week.

Each year students from the Fayette County area are selected by their school counselors or agency representatives to be honored for their outstanding contributions to their school and community. Students must meet the criteria set forth by the Optimist Club, which encourages, leadership skills, academics, volunteerism, participation in school organizations and community improvement projects. Read More»

Monopoly tournament returns April 30

The third annual Peachtree City Monopoly tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 at the Towne Club at 201 Crosstown Road. Players will be competing for $200 in cash prizes and over $250 in gift certificates from local restaurants and markets.  Raffles during the first round of play will see most of the gift certificates given away.
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‘The Wall That Heals’ fundraiser April 23

A motorcycle benefit ride on April 23 will raise money to bring “The Wall That Heals,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to the Coweta County Fairgrounds in October.

The April 23 event will begin at the Great South Harley Davidson dealership located at 185 Ga. Highway 16 East in Newnan. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Riders will depart at 10 a.m. for the U.S. Army National Infantry Museum in Columbus. Read More»

Cain, Gingrich win west Ga. GOP straw poll

Delegates to the Georgia GOP 3rd Congressional District convention on April 16 had their say in a Presidential straw poll that resulted in a first-place tie between radio talk show host Herman Cain and former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and an unexpectedly strong showing by Donald Trump. Read More»

Fischer Crossings theaters set to open April 22

It has been a long wait for movie fans, but the opening of the NCG theaters on Ga. highways 34 and 54 near Fischer Road is set for Friday, April 22. The opening of the 10-screen, 40,000 square-foot cinema had been accompanied by the reluctance of Coweta County this week to issue a certificate of occupancy (CO). That hesitancy was offset by an approval for the opening by the state fire marshal Read More»