Fayette County

Mr. Arthur Brooke Ballard, Sr., age 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Arthur Brooke Ballard, Sr., age 91, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Mr. Ballard was born Sept. 1, 1919 in Fulton County.

Mr. Ballard was a long-time member of The Rock Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by his son, Arthur B. Ballard, Jr. and is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dolly Ballard of Fayetteville; sons, William Richard (Bill) Ballard and his wife, Betty of Tucker; Mark Ballard and his wife, Joy of Peachtree City; daughter, Jeannie Ballard Wright of Fayetteville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 3 on the way. Read More»

George William Bishop, age 91, of Fayetteville

George William Bishop, age 91, of Fayetteville, died at Henry County Medical Center on February 11, 2011.

He was born June 13, 1919 in Aucilla, FL, the son of George Thomas Bishop and Alice Eva Anderson Bishop. Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his sister Vera Bishop Jones. Mr. Bishop was retired from Delta Airlines and he had a septic tank business for many years in the Fayette County area. He was a veteran of World War II serving in Okinawa. He was of the Baptist faith. Read More»

Scouting for Food in PTC turns up tasty treats for needy

Scouting for Food in PTC turns up tasty treats for needy

Boy Scout Troop 75, under the direction of Scoutmaster Nigel Hampton and chartered by Peachtree City United Methodist Church, show off their haul in Scouting for Food on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Scouts and adult leaders canvassed the Peachtree City Kedron communities doing their “Good Turn Daily,” in an effort to collect over 700 items to benefit The Real Life Center in Tyrone. Scouting for Food is America’s largest one-day food drive and Troop 75 is proud to be able to contribute. Submitted by Deanna Pollard.

Over 30 science projects headed for regional contest

What’s the most natural light bulb for cosmetic purposes? Do electric golf carts leave a smaller carbon footprint than gas ones? Does the color of the greenhouse affect plant growth? And what about tomato plants, can hydrogen peroxide affect their growth?

These are just a few of the questions raised by student science projects that took first place at the 2011 Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair. A total of 31 high and middle school projects earned first place honors. Read More»

Starr Search 2011 this Thursday

Starr’s Mill High School’s Choral Department will showcase some of the best student talent in Fayette County at its annual talent show.

Starr Search 2011, to be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., will include a variety of acts—everything from bands, to vocal duets, to solo dancers. Acts will be judged by a panel that will award first-, second- and third-place cash prizes. Last year, first place honors were awarded to the vocalist duo of sisters Kari and Laura Lien. They won for their beautiful rendition of the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Read More»

PTC resident wins 2011 Global Media Award from ShelterBox

Christopher Dawson, CNN producer and Tom Henderson, ShelterBox founder. Photo/Joyce Boghosian

ShelterBox USA has presented CNN producer, Christopher Dawson with its 2011 Global Media Award for his efforts in delivering thorough and accurate coverage of the relief efforts that took place immediately following the earthquake in Haiti last January.  Read More»

F'ville American Legion Post presented flag flown in Iraq

F'ville American Legion Post presented flag flown in Iraq

Captain Greg Adams, U.S. Navy (R) and a member of The American Legion, Fayette County Post 105, recently returned from duty in Iraq and made a presentation to his post of a U.S. flag that flew in Iraq, dedicated to Post 105. Accepting the flag is Denny Leander, Post Commander. The flag will be displayed in the Log Cabin in Fayetteville, the home of Post 105. The post meets the second Monday of each month. Submitted with photo by David Niebes.

Right prescription: Fayetteville technician wins $250K in Mega-Millions drawing

A Fayetteville pharmacy technician has gotten a quarter-million dollar dose of a Mega Millions jackpot. Mary Smith, 58, matched the first five winning numbers in the Feb. 1 Mega Millions drawing, winning a $250,000 prize.

Smith purchased her Quik Pik ticket at Kwickie/Flash #0243, 760 Glynn St. N., Fayetteville. Winning numbers from the Feb. 1 drawing were: 16-22-23-26-35 and the Mega Ball was 31.

Smith’s husband, who purchased tickets for the same drawing, informed her that a winning ticket had been sold in the area. Read More»

Mrs. Phyllis Richardson, 64, of Fayetteville

Phyllis Richardson, 64, of Fayetteville, passed away February 12, 2011.

Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her father Grady Parker Myers.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years Jim Richardson; son Jamie Richardson of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Aubrey & Mollie Richardson of Fayetteville, and their mother Tammie Richardson; sister Donna Coralles of Atlanta ; mother Sarah Fordham of Rex; and also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Mr. Willis Walker, Sr., 87, of Fayetteville

Mr. Willis Walker, Sr., 87, of Fayetteville passed away February 11, 2011.

Mr. Walker was a member of Christ Church at Whitewater and also the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Walker also served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife Margaret Walker; son and daughter in law Lewis & Marie Walker, Jr. of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Lewis W. Walker, III and wife Jennifer of Charleston , SC., Elizabeth Gray and husband Billy of Newnan, and Lauren Travis and husband Kevin of Atlanta; 4 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Read More»