Fayette County

Fritts anniversary

Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts

On Friday, July 15, Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts, residents of Fayette County for the past 24 years, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Flat Creek Club in Peachtree City. They were joined by a group of 146 relatives and guests from 13 different states. The festivities included a receiving line, cocktail hour, buffet dinner and dancing to the popular “Headliners” band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Read More»

FCHS grad keeping your eyes on YouTube

Jenna Bilotta. Photo/Special.

Jenna Bilotta, a 1997 graduate of Fayette County High School, knew she wanted to go to art school for college. She had met her math and English requirements by the end of her junior year of high school and ended up taking four art classes as a senior, running the senior art show and winning a $500 scholarship at the Old County Courthouse Art Show. That dedication to art and a curiosity about the burgeoning field of digital media led her to the Atlanta College of Art and Design, then grad school at Georgia Tech and eventually to Google and YouTube. Read More»

Girl Scouts membership drive, August 21

Girl Scouts are pleased to announce their annual Girl Scout membership drive will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 2-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City. Local girls and their families are invited to come participate in a fun activity, meet new friends and sign-up for Girl Scouts. Read More»

Verdon looks forward to kicking off 2011 Tribute Series

When Chris Verdon was researching possible tribute bands to be a part of his idea for a series of tribute concerts at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Billy Joel was one of the acts he was hoping to find a tribute band for. More than just a cover band, tribute bands tend to go for an exact look or sound. Verdon found a sound-alike with Big Shot.
There is a clip where Billy Joel thought that a Big Shot performance was actually a recording of him. That was enough to impress Verdon, who made the decision to bring the band in. Read More»

Emily Stastny - A Road To Recovery volunteer

Emily Stastny is a volunteer driver for the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She is shown in its wig room in Peachtree City. Cancer patients can choose two wigs at no charge. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Emily Stastny was born in Augusta, vacationed in Germany, where she met her husband, Randy, lived in Auburn and then lived in Texas, where she obtained her degree in Interior Design. They moved to Fayetteville 11 years ago, had her own interior design business, lost a sister to cancer and realized what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. She decided to work with the Cancer Society driving cancer patients to their appointments at no charge of any kind to them. Read More»

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away July 21, 2011.

He was a family man who loved his family and his job (Midas Auto Service). He was a great father and loyal friend. Read More»

American Legion congratulates scholarship winner

American Legion congratulates scholarship winner

Denny Leander, Commander of Fayette County Post 105, right, congratulates Heidi Turner on receiving a $1,000 scholarship from The American Legion.  Each year, six $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the children and grandchildren of Legionnaires from across Georgia upon their graduation from high school.  Heidi was a home schooled student and the granddaughter of the late Samuel Glenn Cassady, a Legionnaire in Post 105.  Cassady was a US Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War and passed away on July 3, 2011.  Heidi will begin attending classes in the fall at Point University, formerly Atl Read More»

Billy Joel tribute band performs Saturday

The Tribute Series returns to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater Saturday with Big Shot, a Billy Joel Tribute Band. Big Shot features vocalist Michael DelGuidice backed by a band that has performed in concert with Billy Joel himself and his Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” and has also worked with Donna Summer, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Richie Blackmore, Tower of Power, Nine Days, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and many more. Read More»

‘Princess Tea Party’ returns in August

From left are Aaliyah Miles, Mallory Hu, Natalia Zmudzin, Carolyn Balkovetz, Sarah Fender, Amanda Lindsey, Paige McCauley, Paige Smith, Kelly Blackmon, and Julia Stitt. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre Company will present its third annual production of “A Princess Tea Party” at the Historic Train Depot in Fayetteville on August 13 and 14.  This show is perfect for mothers, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters.  “A Princess Tea Party” brings together favorite fairytale princesses, who share stories and songs about living, loving, and dreaming big. Read More»

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

Nine Boy Scouts from Peachtree City Troop 279 in June tackled the grueling high adventure activity at Philmont Scout Ranch, a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico, covering approximately 137,500 acres of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. According to Wikipedia, it is the largest youth camp in the world by size and number of participants. Between June 8 and Aug. Read More»

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