Fayette County

Symphony returns to FFUMC

The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra will perform a return concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for students enrolled in the SCS’s orchestra program.

Selections include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Holst’s St. Paul Suite, van Suppe’s “Poet and Peasant” Overture, and Saint-Saens’s “Danse Bacchanale.”

The church is in downtown Fayetteville across fromthe Fayette County Courthouse.

McDonough Rd. Baptist will offer ‘Fireproof’ Oct. 10

“Fireproof” the movie, starring Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea, will be presented at McDonough Road Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The 2008 release is about fire captain Caleb Holt and his valiant effort to save his struggling marriage. Living by the old firefighter’s adage Never Leave Your Partner Behind, Holt faces his greatest challenge ever on the home front, and that is rescuing and resuscitating his marriage. The movie is free and open to the public. Read More»

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»