Fayette County

Southern Crescent Chorale at The Villages May 14

The Southern Crescent Chorale makes its eighth appearance at the Villages Amphitheater with “toe tapping music” at their concert “Dancin’!” on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.

The 70 voice choir will fill the evening air with dance music of all types from country and R & B to dance standards and movie favorites. Some of the songs you’ll hear are “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Dancing Queen,” “YMCA,” “Charleston,” and “Some Days You Gotta Dance.” There will be something for everyone at this rockin’ concert. Read More»

Open Mic Night at 'The Fred' Saturday

Local entertainers go head to head competing for the coveted first place win in the Third Annual Open Mic Night at the Fred Amphitheater. Saturday, May 7 come out and cheer for your favorite artist as they face a live audience and panel of judges. Winners take home not only bragging rights but the opportunity to perform as an opening act for one of the concerts in the 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series at the Fred. The “ticket” for the night is a Fred wrist band that may be purchased for $5 in advance or $10 the night of the show at the Box Office. Read More»

ATM stolen from F'ville Walgreens

Fayetteville Police are looking for two men responsible for crashing through the front of the Walgreens pharmacy on South Glynn Street in the early hours of May 2 and making off with the store’s ATM machine.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said that two men in a silver truck backed into the Walgreens building at approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 2. The men loaded the ATM machine in the truck and drove off, Crawshaw said, adding that the ATM was located near the front door. Read More»

Oak Grove Elementary’s DARE essay winners

Oak Grove Elementary’s DARE essay winners

Students at Oak Grove Elementary participated in the D.A.R.E. (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education). After lengthy studies with School Resource Office Paul Smilley (PTCPD), all students passing the course earn a certificate. Winning essay writers for each 5th grade class include, from left, Will Pickard, Ian Darling, Rebecca Snyder, and Marlena Walker. Special thanks to the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club for their annual support of the D.A.R.E. Program at Oak Grove. Photo/Special.

Fayette Senior Services dedicates its resource library

Among those attending the dedication are, from left, Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele, family members Kathy Neal Graham, Jo Neal Griffeth, Roger V. Neal, Lucy Neal, Bryson, and, seated, friend Frances Reeves. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The late Joan Neal was a “we’ve gotta do this” type of person. She was on the board of Fayette Senior Services in Fayetteville, and when it went into a brand spanking new facility, she commented, “We gotta have a library.” She stated that “aside from my children, I would have to say that being part of the team that helped to build the new Life Enrichment Center for seniors is my greatest legacy.”

Not one to sit around to see if her ideas came to fruition, she promptly began to find books to start a library at the center. Read More»

Sgt. Philip John Pekarske, of Jacksonville, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, Ga.

Sgt. Philip John Pekarske, of Jacksonville, NC, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, was called to a higher duty on April 27, 2011.

He was born on April 7, 1985 in Glendale Heights, IL. Philip was a loving and supportive husband, son, brother and friend. He was a 2003 graduate of Fayette County High School. He joined the United States Marine Corps on November 28, 2004. He was attached to the 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion and proudly served two tours in Iraq. Read More»

Blood drive at Holy Trinity, May 2

A blood drive is being conducted at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Peachtree City. Donors will be received in Loreto Hall on Monday, May 2 from 12-6 p.m. For convenience, appointment times may be scheduled by calling Dan Law at 770-631-6779 but walk-ins are also welcome. Holy Trinity Catholic Church is located at 101 Walt Banks Road which is the intersection of Walt Banks Road and GA Highway 54. The American Red Cross has issued an urgent nationwide call for blood due to shortages caused by the recent weather and Easter holiday. Read More»

Mildred Hight Cheely, 90, of Fayetteville

Mildred Hight Cheely, 90, of Fayetteville, died April 28, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Cheely, founder and owner of Cheely Motor Company, East Point, parents John and Willie Hight and brother Carl Hight. Read More»

PTC urges veto for tree cutting bill

Bill gives billboard companies authority to remove, trim trees on state rights of way

At its April 21 meeting, the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to ask Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a bill that would give billboard owners free rein to cut down and trim trees on state-owned right of way.

House Bill 179 was passed by both sides of the legislature this year. Peachtree City Rep. Matt Ramsey voted against it, while Tyrone Sen. Ronnie Chance voted in favor.

The bill allows for an area as long as 350 feet from the edge of pavement to be cleared of trees on state-owned right of way, and 250 feet along the right of way fence or boundary. Read More»

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