Fayette County

Omega Books celebrates 25 years of loving books and readers

From left are Omega Books owner Karen Duncan and manager Rene Miller Mittenzwei. Photo/Michael Boylan.

As area residents flock to get acquainted with The Fresh Market at their grand opening tomorrow, Karen Duncan, owner of Omega Books, and her staff hope that some of those residents take the time to get reacquainted with them.

“We’re so excited about Fresh Market opening this week. It’s been two years since Baby Kroger left and it was rough for the businesses in this center to lose the anchor store,” said Duncan, who added that the other business owners now feel more optimistic with The Fresh Market’s arrival and the facelift that the businesses in the center received. Read More»

Roam the Dome

Roam the Dome

Members from the Metro Fayette Kiwanis accompanied 49 students and eight teachers from Whitewater High School, Sandy Creek High School and Flat Rock Middle School to the state capitol for their annual trek to Roam the Dome. They had their picture made with Gov. Nathan Deal, Sen. Ronnie Chance, and Rep. John Yates. Photo/Special

Legacy Theatre presents 'Dear Edwina Jr.'

Legacy Theatre presents 'Dear Edwina Jr.'

Take a trip to Paw Paw, Michigan this week at The Legacy Theatre as two casts of close to 30 kids present the hit off-Broadway musical comedy, “Dear Edwina, Jr.” If you’ve never heard of Paw Paw, not to worry, these kids, comprised completely of students from the theatre’s popular Legacy Studios classes, will make you feel as if it was your own home town. Read More»

2011 Boy Scout Golden Eagle Dinner to honor Dan Cathy

Community leaders and members of the Fayette business community will gather at the 2011 Fayette County Boy Scout Golden Eagle Dinner. 

The second annual dinner is a fundraiser for the Flint River Council.  Funds raised support the local scouting program and help keep the costs of scouting down for the local boys who participate in scouting.  Last year’s dinner raised $67, 642 and organizers are hoping to top that number this year.  Read More»

FCHS Literary Team wins 4th straight region championship

The FCHS Literary Team won its 4th consecutive region championship on Saturday, Mar. 5.  Here are the members of the team and how they placed at the meet:

 Rylee Bunton - Region Champion, Girls Dramatic Interpretation / Region Runner Up, Girls Trio

Meneka Reddy - Region Champion, Girls Extemporaneous Speaking

Ashley Satterwhite - Region Runner Up, Girls Essay

Chelsey Medrano - Region Runner Up, Girls Trio

Sarah Stanley - Region Runner Up, Girls Trio

Liam McDermott - 3rd Place, Boys Dramatic Interpretation

Yoseph Shelbayah - 4th Place, Boys Extemporaneous Speaking Read More»

Margaret Mitchell’s life and novel celebrated on Mar. 12

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum and the Fayette County Historical Society have planned a wonderful day in honor of the Irish roots of Margaret Mitchell on Saturday, March 12. Read More»

Jean McLaurine Cassimus, 87, of Fayetteville

Jean McLaurine Cassimus

Jean McLaurine Cassimus, 87, of Fayetteville, GA, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2011. Jean showed godly hospitality to all who entered her home and was an active servant of those in need. She also served faithfully in Grace Evangelical Church for many years.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, William Dawson Cassimus, brother George McLaurine, and sister Eunice McLaurine Stevens.

Jean leaves behind her four children, Bill, Ann, Cathy and Randy, their spouses, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Read More»

Donald Edward McEachern, 72, of Fayetteville

Mr. Donald Edward McEachern, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 6, 2011.  Mr. McEachern was a member of Lisbon Baptist Church and retired from Ford Motor Company.  He is preceded in death by his parents, L.V. “Jim” and Velma Williams McEachern and his brother Lowell McEachern. Read More»

PTC cops ID man taking photos of kids, seek warrant

UPDATED Monday, 7:15 p.m. — Peachtree City Police have identified the probable would-be photographer whose approach to some children playing near the Braelinn ballfields Saturday afternoon upset some parents.

A magistrate judge is reviewing the matter to determine if probable cause exists to issue a warrant, said Police department spokesperson Rosanna Dove Monday afternoon. Read More»

Governor: cut Pre-K days, not hours

Will trim school year, teacher salaries

Instead of drastically cutting the length of day for Pre-K classes, Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to shorten the Pre-K school year instead.

The school year will be shortened from 180 to 160 days, and class sizes will be increased from 20 to 22 students, which each classroom served by a teacher and a paraprofessional, under the governor’s new proposal. Read More»