Fayette County

Public should pack commission meeting

Last year, a majority of our voters decided that it was time to take back Fayette County. They voted in commissioners Allen McCarty and Steve Brown, whose major campaign issues were no SPLOST, no mass transit, and fighting the West Fayetteville Bypass.

Unfortunately, the three other commissioners are still in favor of building the road. While the new commissioners are hard at work opposing the bypass, commissioners Frady, Hearn and Horgan have continued to turn a deaf ear to the public’s outcry, steadily growing louder. Read More»

Marketplace at Providence UMC opens Thursday evening

Mariah and Claire Manetti take a ride on a camel. Photo/Special.

Camels, Goliath, Roman soldiers and grape-stomping in Fayette County?

Yes, all that and more will be found at The Marketplace at Providence United Methodist Church this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 24, 25 and 26.

For this free event, the church campus is set up like a village in biblical days with artisans weaving, making pottery, making a mosaic, tending to animals, grinding grain and taking a census.

Providence invites children to “step back in time” where they can make perfume, press olives, make jewelry, weave fabric, make a mosaic, try Hebrew writing and make pottery. Read More»

Southside Church to hold groundbreaking Thursday

Southside Church Group VI Construction, LLC invites the community to a groundbreaking for the Southside Church auditorium addition/expansion located at 777 Robinson Road, Peachtree City. Groundbreaking will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m., on the right side of the building.

The expansion, designed by Foley Design Associates Architects, includes adding approximately 11,000 sq. ft. and will provide much needed space for this rapidly growing church. Group VI is ready to begin preparing the site for the building, and plans to complete the addition/expansion in late fall of 2011. Read More»

Hopewell UMC members join ‘Stop Hunger’ project

Dayton Ivester (left) and Robbie Scott of Hopewell UMC, seal a package for the Stop Hunger Now campaign held at the Tyrone church on March 12.  The church packed 10,058 meals in one and one half hours. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, March 12, over 75 members and friends of Hopewell United Methodist Church came together and packed 10,058 meals for starving people around the world. The Tyrone church began raising funds and awareness for the “Stop Hunger Now” event in the fall of 2010. They raised $2,800, more than enough to pay for the meals. The event began at 10 a.m. and by 11:30 they had completed packing all of the meals.

The meals consisted of rice, dehydrated vegetables, soy based protein, spices and vitamins. When mixed with water, it produces a rather tasty meal. Read More»

Heritage Christian will offer car care services April 16

On April 16, Heritage Christian Church will once again host Car Care, a ministry providing free oil changes to single women, single mothers, widows and spouses of deployed soldiers.

Reservations for the free oil changes are required and can be made by visiting www.heritagechristian.org/carcare or by calling the church, 770-716-5768.

Times are available from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Read More»

Peachtree City man helps create new kind of television program

Sergio Acevedo with his daughter Gennesareth, 5. Photo/Special.

Have you ever thought that you had a good idea for a television show? Current TV’s new program, “Bar Karma” is counting on it and Peachtree City resident Sergio Acevedo is just one of many people who have contributed to the show. Read More»

Officer struck by vehicle, sustains minor injury

The school resource officer directing traffic at Whitewater Middle School Tuesday morning was struck and slightly injured after being hit by a vehicle leaving the school. Read More»

FCHS inducts 11th Hall of Fame class

The FCHS Hall of Fame class of 2011. From left are Sherry Bishop, Gary Teal, Jim Bailey, Jef Murchison, Jaime Corn Holland, Col. (Ret.) William “Mac” Wilkinson and John Davis. Photo/Special.

Last Saturday night the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame inducted its 11th class of inductees. This year’s class includes three athletes, one coach, and three distinguished alumni.  The Athletic inductees were:

• Wrestling Head Coach Jim Bailey.  Coach Bailey has been at FCHS since 1985 teaching English, coaching the wrestling team, and serving as an assistant coach for the football and track teams. Coach Bailey entered the 2010-2011 wrestling season with over 370 dual meet victories, four area coach of the year awards, and seven individual state champions. Read More»

Eagle Scouts build outdoor dog run for Fayette Animal Shelter

Eagle Scouts build outdoor dog run for Fayette Animal Shelter

Eagle Scouts team up to build an outdoor fenced area for the shelter dogs to exercise at the Fayette County Animal Shelter. Participating in the project are (L-R) Jack Lloyd, Boy Scout Troop 211; Chad Landgren, Troop 212; Garrett MaClaughlan, Troop 212; Ned Gray, Troop 212; and Matt Mosgrove, Troop 212. This was Ned Gray’s Eagle Scout Project. Submitted by Fred R. Sisson, director of Animal Control for Fayette County. The shelter's website is www.fayettecountyga.gov/animal_control/index.asp.

Holding the torch

Ben Tyrell. Photo/Special.

Ben Tyrell triumphantly holds up the Olympic torch, signaling the opening of the games, at last Friday's Fayette County Special Olympic Games. The event was held at Starr's Mill High School and featured over 230 Olympians from the county’s public schools and the Joseph Sams School. Photo/Special.

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