Fayette County

PTC using video cameras, puts ‘eyes’ on rec sites, paths

Most likely you haven’t seen them, but they see you.

Peachtree City is using remote video cameras to keep an eye on remote areas of the cart path, and also to keep vandals at bay, particularly at recreation sites, officials said last week. Read More»

Fayette County again tops in Ga. health

Fayette County continues to have the healthiest residents in Georgia and Calhoun County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read More»

Charles Douglas Cagle, 68, of Peachtree City

Charles Douglas Cagle, 68, of Peachtree City, died March 28, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his sister Marilyn Armstrong; and brother Donald Cagle. Read More»

Davenport to speak to arts group on pros and cons of incorporation and sole proprietorship

Many artists debate whether they should consider themselves as a hobbyist, a sole proprietor or whether they should take the next step and incorporate. Dennis Davenport, attorney with McNally, Fox, Grant & Davenport, P.C., will share information regarding the pros and cons of each option at the April 5 meeting of Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE). Time will be allotted after Davenport’s presentation for questions and answers.
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Burch team qualifies for State Science Olympiad

The Robert J. Burch Science Olympiad Team

The Robert J. Burch Science Olympiad Team competed in the Fayette County Tournament at Starr’s Mill High School on March 19. The Science Olympiad is an academic interscholastic competition involving elementary school teams in a wide range of events involving all the science disciplines. The Burch Science Olympiad placed in 13 events and will also compete in the State Science Olympiad Tournament at Kennesaw State University on May 14. Read More»

Starr’s Mill speech and debate team wins a varsity state championship

Seyi Amosu and Dillon Roseen. Photo/Special.

Seyi Amosu and Dillon Roseen of the Starr’s Mill Speech and Debate team are Georgia’s 2011 state champions in Duo Interpretation. They topped their competition at the GFCA state tournament held at Georgia Tech March 25-26. Duo is a competitive drama event in which both students play multiple roles as the team performs a ten minute piece. Amosu and Roseen’s piece was from the movie “Toy Story.”  
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William Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville

William (Bill) Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville, GA, Retired City of Atlanta Fireman died March 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by wife, JoAnne Russell Smith and son, Michael David Smith. He is survived by son, Billy Smith, daughters, Linda Hodgins, Nancy Kintzle, Stacy Wheeler, Kelly Yarbrough and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A family service will be held Sunday, April 3. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Stockbridge. 770-692-1181

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

A trip back in time to the days of Christ

Ancient Jerusalem came to life last weekend at Providence United Methodist Church for the annual presentation of The Marketplace. The unique event places visitors in a life-size mock-up of the city at the time of Christ. The mass of visitors watched pottery-making, tried their hand at writing Hebrew and participated in the endless activities available for the entire family. Photo/Ben Nelms

7th Annual Race for Riley coming April 30

It’s almost time for what has become a local health and family-oriented fundraising tradition. The 7th Annual Race for Riley fundraiser to benefit the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville will be held on April 30 at its new location in the Serenbe community in City of Chattahoochee Hills. Read More»

Fayetteville Police warn of new scam

The Fayetteville Police Department is warning residents to be aware of a scam that sounds legitimate but, in the end, cost a local man $17,000.

Det. Mike Whitlow in describing what happened said a Fayetteville man is out over $17,000 after responding to an online ad for employment. The ad promised $1,000 for two weeks worth of research for an online concierge service. Read More»