Fayette County

Spine surgery in the 21st Century

The technological advances in spinal surgery over the last decade have been dramatic. Many of the instrumentation systems and techniques that are used by spine surgeons today were not even developed during my Fellowship training 14 years ago. Fortunately, our ability to learn and perfect these techniques has also improved with the availability of cadaver-based training facilities and surgeon mentoring programs. Read More»

the new well urges you to 'weight' no more

Fad diets and celebrity workouts come and go, but sustainable and guaranteed weight loss is here to stay…and the new well can prove it. The new well Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Peachtree City has helped their members lose over 750 lbs since opening one year ago. So whether you have 50 pounds or 10 pounds to lose, the new well can help. Read More»

Roberts-Register engagement

Alicia Marie Roberts engaged to Jeremy Ashton Register

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Roberts of Fayetteville announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia Marie, to Jeremy Ashton Register, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Timothy Register Sr. of Homerville. Read More»

Fire kills S. Fayette man

A south Fayette man died Sunday, shortly after he was rescued from his burning home, county fire officials said.

Wilson Hightower, 67, was in the house when the first fire crew arrived at 165 Weldon Road at 7:18 a.m., said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

At the time, there was heavy smoke and fire showing from the attic and Hightower’s wife, Denise, was in the front yard telling firefighters that her husband was still inside. Read More»

Mr. Talmadge Lamar Williams, 83, of Fayetteville

Mr. Talmadge Lamar Williams, 83, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 22, 2011.

Mr. Williams retired from American Homes Products after 26 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed woodworking, playing his guitar and sketching and was also a member of McDonough Road Baptist Church for 38 years. Read More»

Barbara Mucklow, of Crete, Ill.

Barbara Mucklow, of Crete, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 21st in Peachtree City while visiting her family for the winter.

She is survived by one sister, Pat Beitelshees of Elkhart, IN. Barbara is also survived by daughters Nancy (James) Knauff of Peachtree City, GA and Patricia Mucklow (Patrick Slivka) of Homewood, IL and one son, Robert (Priscilla) of Peachtree City, GA.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren:James (Aimee) Stevens, Michelle (Alex) McGee , Molly Slivka, Andrew Slivka, Rachel Read More»

Billy Ferrell Bland, 76, of Fayetteville

Billy Ferrell Bland, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away May 20, 2011.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Carol Bland; sons Mark Bland of Yatesville, GA, Richie Bland of Griffin, and Curt Bland of Fayetteville; daughter Kimberly Oliver of Fayetteville; grandchildren Rhonda, Kandace, Dustin, Karrisse, Stevie, Kelsea, Daylie, and Marshall; 6 great grandchildren; brother C.A. Bland Jr. of Savannah, GA ; and also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Lunch on the Lawn with The Shoulderbone Creek Orchestra

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to host another wonderful opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy beautiful weather and music on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse square.

Lunch on the Lawn will take place Friday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event. Chick-fil-A will sell lunch combos for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well. Read More»

Serious budget issues expected at Fayette BoE meeting

The Fayette County Board of Education on May 24 will hold a budget work session on the FY 2011-2012 budget that takes effect July 1. Recent figures pertaining to expected revenues and expenditures show a different story than most in Fayette County are accustomed to. The ongoing recession has effectively neutralized the long-sustained glory days when annual leaps in the Fayette economy boosted local property tax operating revenues along with increases in state dollars received from climbing student enrollment, both of which are now in decline. Read More»

New PTC officers sworn to protect and to serve

New PTC officers sworn to protect and to serve

New Peachtree City police officers Courtney Lumpkin (L) and Christopher Dukes (R) took their official oaths to protect and serve the city of Peachtree City at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Lumpkin was joined by Takesha Carter and Dukes was supported by his fiancee Crystal Farrell. Both officers have previous law enforcement experience: Lumpkin at the Atlanta probation and federal corrections programs, and Dukes at the DeKalb County Police Department. Photo/John Munford.

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