Fayette County

Trip of a lifetime

Melinda Jennings with some children she met in Ternate. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville woman boards hospital ship, helps others halfway around the world

Melinda Jennings has been a nurse for a long time. Prior to recently taking a job as a school nurse at Sara Harp Minter Elementary, the BYU Nursing School gradate had been an operating room (OR) nurse at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Helping people who are sick and helping those that are tasked with healing them is just something she loves. When the BYU Nursing School and LDS charities sent out a call looking for nurses in all fields to go on a mission unlike any other, Jennings knew she had to try to be a part of the trip. Read More»

Library hosts Emerging Writer's Showcase, Oct. 9

Eight authors in the early stages of their writing careers will participate in the Fall Emerging Writers Showcase on Saturday, October 9, at 1:00 p.m., at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville. Each writer will give a book presentation, answer questions from the audience, and sell and sign books. Admission is free, and complimentary light refreshments will be served. Read More»

Starr's Mill choral department to present fall concert, Oct. 11

Nearly 50 students from SMHS’s Chanticleer, the choral department’s advanced mixed ensemble, kicked off the 2010-2011 year by participating in a daylong retreat at the Calvin Center in Hampton.

The Starr’s Mill High School Choral Department will present its annual fall concert on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in Duke Auditorium.

All six of the school’s choral groups—Bel Canto, Camerata, Bella Voce, Chanticleer, An Octave Above (the women’s jazz ensemble) and Men of the Mill (10-member men’s a cappella group)—will present selections they have been rehearsing since school began under the direction of Dr. John Odom, SMHS director of choral activities, and Christy Todd, assistant director of choral activities. The performance is free and open to the public. Read More»

Fayette Senior Services hosting Oktoberfest

The public is invited to celebrate Oktoberfest at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, Monday, October 25, 5 to 8 p.m. The festivities include a German polka band, authentic German foods prepared by Executive Chef Donnie Wuerl and Pastry Chef Lori Bean, as well as traditional beverages. Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased at the Center located at 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. Advance ticket sales only. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Fayette Senior Services, a non-profit organization. Read More»

Pine straw fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 16

It’s time for fall landscaping. Boy Scout Troop 279, sponsored by Holy Trinity in Peachtree City, is accepting orders for its Oct. 16 Pine Straw Fundraiser, just in time for fall landscaping projects. The cost per bale is $3 if you pick up your order, $3.50 per bale if the troop delivers it, within the Peachtree City limits. The pine straw bales will be available for pickup at McIntosh High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. The troop will drop off orders for delivery between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. that same day. Read More»

Delta Community Credit Union offers 'Switch Day' this Friday

Metro Atlanta residents will find easy switch to better financial solution

Understanding the stress that accompanies switching from one financial institution to another was top of mind as Delta Community Credit Union created Switch Day, an event that offers a no-hassle and easy solution for those looking to make the change.  In fact, 22 percent of bank customers polled in a study by research firm Jupiter admitted that most of them stay with their current bank because switching was too much of a hassle.  Read More»

Free Resume Booster class at county library for job seekers

These days it is important to keep your resume up to date and ready for action, even for those who are employed and have no immediate plans to look elsewhere. For anyone who is actively seeking employment, it is essential to create the best possible resume to represent his or her unique qualifications. The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to attend a free two-hour “Resume Booster” session at the Fayette County Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. The class is taught by Linda Wells, an independent financial advisor and experienced job search coach. Read More»

'Swamp Stompin Nature Hike' a success

Swamp Stomp participants got up close and personal with wetland wildlife including many frogs, toads, tadpoles, aquatic insects and crayfish.  Photo/David Jacksch

Local residents had a Swamp Stompin' good time at the Sam’s Lake Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, Sept. 18.  The Swamp Stompin’ Nature Hike was the first in a series of Nature Explorers adventures offered by the Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department.  The Southern Conservation Trust manages the Sam’s Lake Bird Sanctuary and was a joint sponsor of the Swamp Stomp. Read More»

Financial report receives highest honor

Can the words “financial report” and “easy to understand” be used in the same sentence? They can when referring to the financial report published by the Fayette County Board of Education.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has given the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement to the school system for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Read More»

Tolbert to address Republicans Saturday

Fayette County Board of Education Post 5 candidate Sam Tolbert will be speaking at the Fayette County Republican Party First Saturday Breakfast at the Fayetteville IHOP at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.  Read More»

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