Fayette County

Verdon looks forward to kicking off 2011 Tribute Series

When Chris Verdon was researching possible tribute bands to be a part of his idea for a series of tribute concerts at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Billy Joel was one of the acts he was hoping to find a tribute band for. More than just a cover band, tribute bands tend to go for an exact look or sound. Verdon found a sound-alike with Big Shot.
There is a clip where Billy Joel thought that a Big Shot performance was actually a recording of him. That was enough to impress Verdon, who made the decision to bring the band in. Read More»

Emily Stastny - A Road To Recovery volunteer

Emily Stastny is a volunteer driver for the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She is shown in its wig room in Peachtree City. Cancer patients can choose two wigs at no charge. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Emily Stastny was born in Augusta, vacationed in Germany, where she met her husband, Randy, lived in Auburn and then lived in Texas, where she obtained her degree in Interior Design. They moved to Fayetteville 11 years ago, had her own interior design business, lost a sister to cancer and realized what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. She decided to work with the Cancer Society driving cancer patients to their appointments at no charge of any kind to them. Read More»

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away July 21, 2011.

He was a family man who loved his family and his job (Midas Auto Service). He was a great father and loyal friend. Read More»

American Legion congratulates scholarship winner

American Legion congratulates scholarship winner

Denny Leander, Commander of Fayette County Post 105, right, congratulates Heidi Turner on receiving a $1,000 scholarship from The American Legion.  Each year, six $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the children and grandchildren of Legionnaires from across Georgia upon their graduation from high school.  Heidi was a home schooled student and the granddaughter of the late Samuel Glenn Cassady, a Legionnaire in Post 105.  Cassady was a US Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War and passed away on July 3, 2011.  Heidi will begin attending classes in the fall at Point University, formerly Atl Read More»

Billy Joel tribute band performs Saturday

The Tribute Series returns to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater Saturday with Big Shot, a Billy Joel Tribute Band. Big Shot features vocalist Michael DelGuidice backed by a band that has performed in concert with Billy Joel himself and his Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” and has also worked with Donna Summer, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Richie Blackmore, Tower of Power, Nine Days, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and many more. Read More»

‘Princess Tea Party’ returns in August

From left are Aaliyah Miles, Mallory Hu, Natalia Zmudzin, Carolyn Balkovetz, Sarah Fender, Amanda Lindsey, Paige McCauley, Paige Smith, Kelly Blackmon, and Julia Stitt. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre Company will present its third annual production of “A Princess Tea Party” at the Historic Train Depot in Fayetteville on August 13 and 14.  This show is perfect for mothers, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters.  “A Princess Tea Party” brings together favorite fairytale princesses, who share stories and songs about living, loving, and dreaming big. Read More»

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

Nine Boy Scouts from Peachtree City Troop 279 in June tackled the grueling high adventure activity at Philmont Scout Ranch, a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico, covering approximately 137,500 acres of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. According to Wikipedia, it is the largest youth camp in the world by size and number of participants. Between June 8 and Aug. Read More»

PTC ‘National Night Out’ set for Aug. 2

Peachtree City police are again hosting the anti-crime event “National Night Out” Tuesday, Aug. 2 near the Kedron Village Target from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be a host of public safety equipment on display for the curious public to take a gander at, including fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, auto wreckers and more. Read More»

PTC library repair eyed, downstairs entrance closed

Peachtree City finally has some answers about how to go about repairing the exterior wall at the lower level.

The problem was discovered several months ago when a significant crack was noticed in the exterior. Soon after it was determined that the exterior panels were never attached to the concrete block in that area of the building, city officials said.

The downstairs entrance to the library has remained closed while a consultant has studied the problem in a bid to determine the best course of action to repair it. Read More»

PTC, Tyrone OK new E-911 tax

PTC residents complain about ‘tax increase’ for many

Starting this year, Peachtree City and Tyrone residents will be paying a separate property tax to fund operations of the countywide Emergency 911 center.

So will their counterparts in Fayetteville and the rest of the county. Read More»