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PTC CERT wins state competition

PTC CERT wins state competition

Peachtree City’s Community Emergency Response Team has done it again, winning a recent state mock drill competition. From left are CERT members Arline Cuebas (Instructor), Michael Le, Jaimee Fincher, Jeanette Hartman, Quyhn Hervey (front), Kimberly Lewis, Joyce Rivera, Chris Rivera, Paul Schultz, Ann Mitchell (Instructor). CERT members train to handle large-scale emergencies and disasters from a standpoint of assisting their neighbors and also first responders who might become overwhelmed with requests should a disaster strike. Read More»

Mr. Paul A. Rice, 59, of Fayetteville

Mr. Paul A. Rice, 59, of Fayetteville, died November 14, 2010.

He was a deacon at McDonough Road Baptist Church. His childhood love for planes led him to a career in aviation and membership into the Commerative Air Force in Peachtree City.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Rice and son Matt Rice of Fayetteville, his brother Greg & Kathy Rice of Athens, GA ; his uncle Peyton & Mazie Smith of Covington, TN as well as two nieces and several cousins. Read More»

Bonnie “Bon Bon” Louise Hawkins, 83, of Fayetteville

Bonnie “Bon Bon” Louise Hawkins, 83, of Fayetteville, died November 12, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her granddaughter Amanda Tanquary, son-in-law Ivey Godbee, Jr., and brother Dwain Sykes.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years William L. “Doodle” Hawkins, Sr.; daughter Cheryl and Lenus Sims of Kennesaw, Charlotte Godbee of Fayetteville, and Cindy and Tony Tanquary of Newborn; son Bill and Sheila Hawkins of Jacksonville, FL; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Helen Marjorie Carroll, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Marjorie Carroll, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away on November 11, 2010.

Mrs. Carroll was a member of the Fayetteville Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband Larry Price Carroll; daughter, Mrs. Phyllis (Bill) Downs of Lake Forest, CA; son, Mr. John (Alice)Shepherd of Goodyear, AZ; granddaughter, Mrs. Kelli (Peter) Downs; great-granddaughter Delanee, all of Lake Forest, CA. Read More»

4 Fayette nonprofit groups recognized through Wells Fargo's Days of Giving donations

(L-R) Jim Lawrence of Wells Fargo stands with Rufus Mazyck of McGinnis House, Vanessa Mottley of Promise Place, Cheryl Burnside of Phenomenal Women’s Health and Dr. Monica Hill and Maurice Hill both of New Beginnings Training and Education during the Wells Fargo “Days of Giving” event held at Clayton State University in Morrow. Photo/Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo managers and team members recognized four Fayette non-profit organizations with $1,000 grants as part of the Days of Giving program in metro Atlanta Nov. 10.

The groups were among 44 south Atlanta metro groups honored at a community breakfast today at Clayton State University’s Student Activities Center.

Just the names of the groups tell a story:

McGinnis House

New Beginnings Training and Education

Phenomenal Women’s Health

Promise Place Read More»

Another successful Southern Crescent Alzheimer’s Memory Walk

Accepting a check from Iola Snow and Fred Brown (L and C), co-organizers for the Walk, is Ginny Helms, Vice President of the Georgia Alzheimer’s Chapter, Services and Public Policy. Photo/Dan Nelson.

Under beautiful autumn skies in October approximately 1,000 participants from seven counties on Atlanta’s southside (Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, Spalding and Meriwether) enjoyed a 5K stroll along Peachtree City’s path system in recognition of the 11th Annual Southern Crescent Alzheimer’s Memory Walk.

After tabulating all donations, including sponsor, individual, team and in-kind contributions, the final result was $197,941. The total amount raised for the Alzheimer’s Association by the walks in Peachtree City over the past 11 years is an impressive $1,926,284. Read More»

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School wins Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Marketing Vice President Mary Ann Bell presents the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School Athletic Director Bill Schmitz, as well as several student athletes. Shown (L-R) are Nicole Gagnier, Craig Sage, Bell, Schmitz, and Eric Johnston. Photo/Special.

Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) recently honored Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fairburn (north Fayette County) with the 2010 Georgia High School Association’s Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award.

Mary Ann Bell, the electric co-op’s Vice President of Marketing, presented the sportsmanship trophy, which represents good conduct exhibited during the 2009-10 school year, to the school’s athletic director and athletes on Nov. 5. Read More»

Volunteers needed to extend Mule Rock Creek Trail at Line Creek Nature Area

Warm winter day at Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Join fellow nature lovers and local Scouts on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. to help improve the Mule Rock Trail at Line Creek Nature Area, which is managed by Southern Conservation Trust.

Scout Garrick Larson has chosen to improve and extend a severely eroded, dangerous trail that leads down to the Mule Rock, one of the most interesting features at the popular nature preserve, located off Ga. Highway 54 at the Coweta County line. This project will qualify Garrick as an Eagle Scout and for the prestigious William T. Hornaday award for conservation service. Read More»

Whitewater upsets Northside

Sandy Creek's Alex Chisum caught several big passes, including this 30-yarder and later a 53-yard touchdown.

All three Fayette teams make second round of state playoffs

Whitewater upset the top ranked team in the state, knocking off Northside, Warner Robins 28-21. Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek both won big in their first round games.

Click here for more. http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1115

Mayoral maelstrom may be over: Steele trumps Haddix on roundtable

For all intents and purposes it will be Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele who will be one of the two Fayette County representatives on the Regional Transportation Roundtable that will produce a list of proposed transportation projects for the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). The final list to be determined later will go before voters in mid-2012 in the form of a 10-year, one-cent transportation sales tax. Read More»

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