Fayette County

Higgins-Richardson engagement

Elizabeth Haley engaged to Austin Jonathan

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Higgins of Georgetown, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richardson of Taft, Tenn., formerly of Fayetteville, announce the upcoming marriage of their children Elizabeth Haley and Austin Jonathan.

The bride-to-be works for Keller Realty and will attend the University Of Alabama Birmingham.

The groom-elect is a graduate of Fayette County High School and Samford University. He is working in Birmingham as freelance photographer and graphic designer.

The wedding will be in Georgetown, Texas Nov. 13, 2010. The couple will live in Birmingham.

Yarbrough birth

Chris and Laura (Saheim) Yarbrough of Kennesaw announce the birth of their son, Benjamin James Yarbrough, at 8:04 p.m. on June 1, 2010 at Kennestone Hospital in Kennesaw. Benjamin weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. and was 18.5 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Renee Saheim of Peachtree City and Tim and Cathy Prater of Locust Grove.

Local student wins annual Plains Postcard Contest

Julie Bustamante is congratulated by President Jimmy Carter as the first place winner in the 7th grade division of the 11th annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest. Photo/Special.

The 39th U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jimmy Carter, shook hands with Fayette Middle seventh grader Julie Bustamante, congratulating her as a first place winner in the annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest.

The former president honored Julie’s first place achievement during an awards ceremony at the annual Peanut Festival in Plains on September 25. She received a certificate and a signed copy of one of President Carter’s books. Read More»

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ opens at The Legacy Theatre Oct. 8

There is a definite buzz of excitement among The Legacy Theatre’s patrons as Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” rolls onto the stage this fall. 

“Whenever I announce the lineup for our upcoming fifth season, the one show audiences respond to the most is ‘Daisy,’,” said Legacy’s Executive Producer, Bethany Smith.  “It’s personally my favorite play of all time, and I know audiences will want to add seeing this play to their list of things to do this fall.”   Read More»

County schools support Power Parade

From left are Terri Smith, FCBOE Chairperson and Pam Reid, FYPH Board Member and 2011 Power Parade Chairperson. They are standing in front of Lee Wright, Vice Chairman of the Board of Education and on the right is Marion Key, a FCBOE Board Member. Photo/Special.

Pam Reid, Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. Board member and Chairperson of the 2011 Fayette Youth Power Parade recently appeared at the Fayette County Board of Education meeting and received a proclamation from the Board regarding the 2011 Power Parade.  Mrs. Read More»

Mrs. Brandy Michele Hester Jones, 37, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Brandy Michele Hester Jones, 37, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010.

Her lovely smile and big blue eyes will always be remembered by her many friends, customers and family. She loved her niece and nephews as well as her dogs, Chelsea and Mason. Read More»

Atlanta Christian College tops 1,000 students for first time

Atlanta Christian College, which has a satellite campus in Peachtree City, has set a new enrollment record, crossing the 1,000-student threshold for the first time in the College’s history, school officials said in a news release today.

The most recent cohort in Access — the school’s adult and professional studies program, began classes in September, bringing total enrollment to 1,035 students. Read More»

Atlanta Christian College tops 1,000 students for first time

Atlanta Christian College, which has a satellite campus in Peachtree City, has set a new enrollment record, crossing the 1,000-student threshold for the first time in the College’s history, school officials said in a news release today.

The most recent cohort in Access — the school’s adult and professional studies program, began classes in September, bringing total enrollment to 1,035 students. Read More»

Fire damages home in east Fayette Co.

A fire early Saturday evening caused substantial damage to a family’s home on Shore Line Drive in eastern Fayette County, officials said.

The first county fire unit on the scene at 6:40 p.m. reported flames visible through the windows of the second story, and it took half an hour to get the fire under control, according to Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms.

Fire crews from the City of Fayetteville assisted the county with the fire, Nelms said. No one was injured during the blaze, he added. Read More»

Aline Goforth Cieutat, 83, formerly of Fayetteville

Aline Goforth Cieutat, 83, of Gulfport, FL, died on Friday, October 1, 2010.

Aline was born in Maryville , TN on January 31, 1927. She married Hubert A. Cieutat in 1946. They had four children. Hubert died in February 1973.

She is survived by her son Leon Cieutat of Gay, GA and his wife Joanne, her daughter Sylvia Cieutat Ball and her husband Smith of St. Petersburg, FL and her daughter-in-law Edie Cieutat of Peachtree City, GA. Read More»