Fayette County

Byrd-Mansour engagement

Jennifer Ryan Byrd engaged to Jarod Richard Mansour,

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Byrd of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ryan Byrd, to Jarod Richard Mansour, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mansour of Goose Creek, S.C.

The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Fayette County High School and a graduate of the University of Georgia with bachelor and masters degrees in statistics and mathematics education. She currently resides in Athens, Ga., and teaches high school mathematics in the Walton County School System. Read More»

Murphy-Harmon engagement

Kathryn Elaine Murphy engaged to Michael Parker Harmon

Mr. and Mrs. Terance Murphy of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elaine Murphy, to Michael Parker Harmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harmon of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Louise Maciejewski, William Wilkinson, and Jack and Elaine Murphy. She is a graduate of Eckerd College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marine science, and the University of South Florida where she earned a master’s degree in geology. She is currently employed by J. M. Waller Associates in Atlanta. Read More»

Bakery cafe in Peachtree City is even more 'Delightful'

Bakery cafe in Peachtree City is even more 'Delightful'

Something Delightful Bakery Cafe in Peachtree City is in its third year of operation and owner Mary Jane Hollister said year three is all about expansion.

“We made it through our first year and refined things in the second year,” Hollister said. “Year three is the time to expand.” Read More»

King-Mendenhall engagement

Cynthia King of East Point engaged to Andy Mendenhall

Summer King, daughter of the late Cynthia King of East Point, and Andy Mendenhall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Mendenhall of Peachtree City, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Ann Murray of East Point. She is a 2004 graduate of Fayette County High School. Read More»

‘Joyful Noise’ filming comes to Peachtree City

Several hundred of the extras on set Monday at “The Fred” camped out in this tent after the filming in the morning. Photo/Michael Boylan.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to make a movie and most of the time that village is mobile, moving from one location to the next. Area residents got to see and be a part of this village on Monday when “Joyful Noise,” filmed a scene at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. Read More»

Fayette County students showcase their talent

The finalists from the 25th annual Art and Music Showcase. Photo/Special.

According to Joe Frazar, Chairman of the 26th Annual Art and Music Showcase sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City, the talent exhibited this year by Fayette County students is “the best ever in the history of our competition.”

The 140 art entries have already been judged by local artists and the music auditions have been held.  On Monday, Mar. 21 at 7 p.m. at The Bridge Community Center at 225 Willowbend Road the music finalists will compete for over $4000 in prizes. Admission is free to the public. All art work will also be on display with awards going to top entries. Read More»

Marsh nominated for Georgia Author of the Year

Michele Yother, President of Gallopade International, announced yesterday that local author Carole Marsh has been nominated as Georgia Author of the Year for Children’s Books by the Georgia Writer’s Association.

Marsh’s newest children’s fiction book “Mary America: First Girl President of the United States” is the story of an orphan girl who becomes the president at age 12, through a fluke in the law and a high IQ. Read More»

Tiger Run Car Show set for Saturday

Tiger Run Car Show set for Saturday

On Saturday, Mar. 19, the Fayette County High School Class of 2011 will sponsor the third annual spring Tiger Run Car Show in the FCHS stadium parking lot from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Anyone wishing to enter a car should contact Sherry Van de Motter at 770-402-3447 or Laura Johnson at 678-938-8073.  Cars can register before the show from 11 a.m. - noon for a $25 fee or they can pre-register for a $20 fee before Mar. Read More»

Fayetteville mayor to speak to Historical Society, Mar. 20

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele will speak to the Fayette County Historical Society this Sunday, Mar. 20 at 3 p.m. It is located in the Margaret Mitchell Research Center, 195 Lee Street.

Refreshments will be served along with a photo slide show of the great homes and points of interest in Fayetteville.

Steele is currently serving his third term as mayor of Fayettevile, and also serves the president of the Georgia Municipal Association.

Visitors are welcome to the meeting, you do not have to be a member to attend. Read More»

Fayette’s First Army JROTC seeks cadets/instructors

History is in the making as the Fayette County Public School System brings its second ever Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program online next year.

After years of waiting for approval from the U.S. Army ROTC, Fayette County High finally got the go ahead to offer the Army JROTC program for the 2011-2012 school year. This marks the second JROTC program for the school system; Air Force JROTC was established at Sandy Creek High nine years ago. Read More»

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