Fayette County

Fayetteville resident on 'Braxton Family Values'

Dr. Sherry Blake is excited to gear up for Season 1 of the “Braxton Family Values” starring Grammy Award Winning Singer Toni Braxton and her four sisters.

Dr. Sherry Lester Blake, a Fayette County resident, is a clinical psychologist in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Sherry (as referred to on the show) is the psychologist on the new reality series and will help these five Braxton women juggle life, love, family, and the industry.

“Braxton Family Values” premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on WE tv. Check your local listings for additional airings. You can follow Dr. Sherry on twitter @drsherryonline. .

Fayette County Historical Society meets Sunday

The Fayette County Historical Society will meet this Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at its headquarters at 190 Lee Street.

It is the white building directly behind the American Legion Log Cabin.

The Board of Directors will be presenting the various types of information available in its files. Perhaps you wondered how a street got its name, or perhaps how many Fayette Countians fought in the various wars. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Poets in the spotlight at county library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Fayette County Public Library presents “Poets in the Spotlight,” a poetry performance revue and open mike session on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Read More»

Jesse Outlar, retired sports editor of The Atlanta Constitution

The popular sports writer, Jesse Outlar, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011 to go to what he called the Big Sleep.

Outlar was born to Jesse P. Outlar and Lois Mangham in Finleyson, Georgia. The family settled in Omega where Outlar started his love affair with newspapers and sports. He had his own route at the age of seven delivering the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Constitution and the Jacksonville Times-Union. He dreamed of writing the stories of the sports heroes he’d hurry home to read about after each morning’s deliveries. Read More»

PTC man arrested for fake cocaine, biting cop

A 19 year-old Peachtree City man was arrested April 9 on charges of committing two felonies and a misdemeanor after reportedly approaching several juveniles with fake cocaine then biting the officer attempting to take him into custody.

Corey McKoy, 19, of Peachtree City, was charged with sale of a counterfeit substance (felony), obstruction of an officer by injury (felony) and misdemeanor loitering. Read More»

Cops chase, catch F’ville man after week-long spree of 5 robberies

Police-supplied mug shot of Craig Dobson.

UPDATED PRINT VERSION April 12, 2011 — Fayetteville resident Anthony Craig Dobson, 47, is in the custody of Clayton County Police after he allegedly attempted to rob two Clayton businesses during the morning hours April 12. He was arrested after a short chase on Mt. Zion Road in Clayton County, said Fayetteville Police Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

The eighth annual Fifth Grade Math Bowl was held recently at Crabapple Lane Elementary School. The winning team includes, from left, Delaney Baro, McKay Moore, and Alex Seymour. The alternate is Jack Vaughn (not pictured). They will advance to the Fifth Grade Fayette County Math Tournament on May 2 where they will compete with winning teams from all of the Fayette County elementary schools.

South Atlanta Tea Party hosts “Tax Day” family event

The South Atlanta Tea Party (SATP) will host its customary “Tax Day” event in a different format this year. SATP on April 15 will host its first American Liberty Summit at the Fayette Family Church located 1729 Ga. Highway 54 West near Fayetteville. The free Friday evening program begins at 6:30 p.m. and pre-registration is requested.

Organizers said there will be a variety of speakers to discuss aspects of the core values of the Tea Party which include limited government, fiscal responsibility, free market systems and the preservation of our American heritage. Read More»

Bring retired computer parts and electronics to Fayette County Earth Day for recycling

Cartridges for Kids will reward J.C. Booth Middle School PTO more than $100 for diverting these few retired electronics from our local landfills. All will be refurbished for reuse or properly recycled. Funds earned are used to purchase classroom supplies for teachers. Sat., April 16 Fayette County residents can bring their used electronics to Fayette County Earth Day.

Closets and corners cluttered with retired electronics? Looking for a earth-friendly way to clear out? Load up old electronics, computers and accessories and bring them to the Fayette County Earth Day celebration. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., April 16 J.C. Booth Middle School Beta Club students will be at the Stonewall Government Complex at Hwy 54 and 85 in Fayetteville to accept electronics for recycling.

You can bring these items to the Earth Day event, or to the school at 250 Peachtree Pkwy. S.:

• ink and toner cartridges from printers and postage machines Read More»

'Walking sign' rules on hold pending poll of local businesses

What about charity carwash signs, other nonprofit events?

New restrictions on the use of “walking signs” in Peachtree City were put on hold by the city council at its meeting Thursday.

City staff was asked to look at creating an exception for non-profits and also to poll businesses on their current and potential future use of handheld “walking” signs.

But a majority of council appears set on instituting the new rules, with some significant concern about the potential for the hand-held signs to proliferate. Read More»