Fayette County

Peachtree City UMC will start new GriefShare session Jan. 13

GriefShare meetings Thursday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 308 at the church, 225 Robinson Rd., Peachtree City.

This is a support group for persons experiencing grief following the death of a friend or family member.

“Anyone experiencing grief finds sharing with others helpful when the others understand and share that experience,” a spokesperson said. “No one should go it alone.”

The cost is $18 dollars for workbooks. Scholarships are available if needed. Read More»

FFUMC will offer Financial Peace University beginning this month

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, winter through spring 2011. The course benefits couples and individuals of all ages, those with or without debt. Read More»

F’ville to look at business taxes, trespass violations

The Fayetteville City Council at its Jan. 6 meeting will consider a state initiative designed to have the state and cities work together to collect all business tax that are due. The council will also hear the first reading of an ordinance that will put trespassing violations under city court jurisdiction.

City staff are recommending that Fayetteville participate in an initiative by the Georgia Dept. of Revenue (DOR) and the Georgia Municipal Association aimed at collecting all the sales tax due state and local governments. Read More»

PTC to loosen tree requirements

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council is expected to consider a change that will loosen requirements for residents to get a tree removal permit.
Under the current ordinance, a resident seeking to cut down any tree of any size is required to get a tree removal permit from the city. The change would limit the permit requirement to only those trees that are defined as “protected or specimen trees” under city ordinance. Read More»

Police reports - Dec. 28, 2010-Jan. 3, 2011

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, Dec. 28 - Monday, Jan. 3
William Charles Adams, Jr., 49, of Lang Drive, Fayetteville, for pointing a gun at another and terroristic threats.
Michael Joseph Agee, 29, of Roxbury Drive, Riverdale, for no insurance and suspended license.
Ricardo Yulian Aragon-Torres, 21, of Treasure Drive, Riverdale, for headlights required and no license. Read More»

Fix foggy window problems in your home

Bill Wincapaw, owner of Capitol Glass, Inc. Photo/Special.

Capitol Glass, Inc. can help clear things up

Do you have a problem with foggy windows?

Foggy windows are caused by excess moisture between window panes in insulated glass units (IGUs). If the air in your double pane window contains moisture, this will result in condensation between the panes of glass, especially in the damp cold weather when the windows contract more and pull moisture through the failed glass seal. Read More»

Things to do to your yard before spring

There are a few things that can be done now to your yards to prepare them for Spring Green Up and the 2011 Growing Season. Now that most of the leaves have fallen, it is easier to see what needs to be done and work on your yards.

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Happy 90th birthday, John Boyden

Happy 90th birthday, John Boyden

Master Gardener John Boyden recently enjoyed a surprise 90th birthday party given in his honor by members of the Fayette Master Gardener Association. John has been a master gardener since 1986 and still enjoys volunteering his expertise at the Fayette County Extension Office. A native of London, John charms callers to the Extension Office with his crisp British accent and his vast knowledge of horticulture. Photo/Special.

It's a fact: Tymbral to play science fiction convention

Tymbral during a recent rehearsal at Antioch Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Chattacon 36 will take place Jan. 21-23 in Chattanooga, Tenn. and in addition to a wide variety of sci-fi and fantasy authors and artists, Tymbral, a Christian band made up of area residents, will also be in attendance. The connection was made because Ernie Saylor, lead guitarist for Tymbral, is also an antiquarian book collector doing a class on the history of science fiction at the convention.

“I asked them if they needed a band and told the organizers we might be willing to play,” Saylor said. Tymbral submitted a CD of their music and the organizers liked what they heard. Read More»

Fayette County NAACP plans for its 11th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance, Jan. 17

Lamaio Bradwell, who will portray Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo/Special.

Themed, “One Nation, One Dream: Justice for All” the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP in partnership with the Fayette County Board of Education will present the 7th annual parade and subsequent 11th annual commemorative program in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday on Monday, Jan. 17. Read More»