Fayette County

Plenty of options for dates this Valentine’s Day weekend

Monday is Valentine’s Day, but many couples will celebrate this weekend. If you are looking for some things to do with your sweetheart, here are some ideas.

The Legacy Theatre will end their run of “The Marvelous Wonderettes” this weekend. The show follows four young women in a musical group. The first act takes place at their high school reunion in 1958 and the second act takes place at their 10-year reunion. Audiences have loved the show’s wonderful sense of humor, heart and toe-tapping soundtrack. Phone 404-895-1473 or visit www.thelegacytheatre.org. Read More»

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Davis and is survived by her daughter and son in-law, Martha and Dennis M. “Mike” Yearty, Sr. of Peachtree City; son and daughter in-law, Harold L. “Sonny” and Judy Davis of Brookhaven; Read More»

Hwy. 74S lane closing planned Monday, Tuesday

Motorists urged to avoid area if possible

One lane on Ga. Highway 74 south near the Flat Creek bridge will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 15, for construction purposes, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»

Meeting needs for kids in need

Meeting needs for kids in need

Members of the Vineyard Community Church from Coweta, Fayette and Henry counties have an initiative underway designed to provide weekend meals for income eligible children from two Coweta County elementary schools. Packing meals in the sanctuary on Feb. 2, church members expect “Backpack Buddies” to expand across Coweta and Fayette counties and beyond. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Owen Phillip Neerman, 2, of Fayetteville

Owen Phillip Neerman, 2, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 8, 2011.

He is survived by his parents, Brandon and Marianne Neerman; brothers, Evan and Grant; grandparents, George and Sue Cleek, and Marc Neermann; great-grandmother Carol Neermann; aunts, uncles and cousins. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: Cops already check IDs, would extend to suspected illegals

State Representative Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City says law enforcement officers already have the power to check the immigration status of any person booked into jail on a felony charge.

Under his proposed immigration bill, that power would extend to persons booked on misdemeanors and other criminal suspects including those investigated on a traffic stop, Ramsey said this week. Read More»

Mona Lucille Stewart, formerly of Fayette County

The life of Mona Stewart Lawson was remembered on February 6, 2011 with a gathering of friends and family at her son’s home in the Bent Tree community in Jasper, GA.

It is appropriate that Mona’s life was celebrated with a party rather than memorialized with a funeral, since Mona was a consummate hostess, known for being able to easily host both large, elegant Christmas parties and spontaneous fish-fries. Mona had a knack for making and keeping friends. Those attending the party included people who had known and loved Mona for over thirty years and for only three weeks. Read More»

Fayette County resident wins Rusty Wallace’s race car

From left are Rusty Wallace, Dovie Mann and Richard Mann. Photo/Michael Boylan

Richard Mann, a resident of Fayette County for over 30 years, enters a lot of contests and sweepstakes. Usually he doesn’t win. Read More»

Heidi Turner wins PTC American Legion Post 50’s oratorical contest

From left, James Causey, vice commander and contest chairman; Heidi Turner, first place winner; and Arnie Geiger, Post 50 commander. Photo/Special.

American Legion Post 50 of Peachtree City held their local oratorical contest Jan. 22 and their first place winner is Heidi Turner; second place winner is Jordan Schumacher. Turner will be advancing to The American Legion district contest to be held in Griffin Feb. 17. Read More»

Brown’s bypass discussion on County Commission agenda

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown will get his wish: a chance to espouse on the West Fayetteville Bypass during a commission meeting.

The topic appears on the “reports” section at the end of the commission’s agenda for its regular meeting Thursday night, which begins at 7 p.m.

At the commission’s Jan. 27 meeting, Chairman Herb Frady refused to let Brown address the bypass during the reports section of the meeting, noting in part that the matter had not been placed on the agenda in time. Read More»