Fayette County

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»

Green Oil Co. raises money for local charities

John Bushaw, General Manager of Fairburn Family Travel Center for the past 8 years, and Donna Nichols an 18 year Veteran Green Oil Employee and Champion Fund Raiser. Photo/Special.

The Wyatt Brothers, owners of Geo. H. Green Oil Co., are pleased to report that their annual charity fundraising efforts were successful in raising some $24,000 for their three adopted charity partners – Greater Atlanta’s “Empty Stocking Fund – serving Children since 1927, Newnan, Ga’s, “Welcome House” and Fairburn, Ga’s “In His Great Name Ministry.”  Read More»

Cookie winners

Cookie winners

Fayette Senior Services held its annual Christmas Cookie Contest and two of the winners are, from left, Kay Roberson, for All Around Best Cookie, and Donna Thompson, for Most Original Cookie. The winners received a certificate for a free lunch in the Ultimate Café. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Happy birthday, Grace

Happy birthday, Grace

Grace Arnold, right, was treated to a 90th birthday party. A member of her Sunday School Class at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Shirley Bowman, congratulates her. Grace was born in Chicago, and has a daughter in Fayette County and a son in Illinois. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Aspiring producer is not chicken when it comes to making first film

I recently had the chance to see Peachtree City native Matthew Quandt’s first film “Dinner with Fred” at an early test screening a month before the official Los Angeles opening. Quandt, a graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, and a senior majoring in film studies at USC, has put a fine first rung on the ladder of his career. Read More»

Fayette Samaritans top 10 needs for January

The Fayette Samaritans is a non-profit organization dedicated to the food and clothing needs of Fayette Countians.

Their needs for January is as follows:
1. Tea
2. Juice
3. Dry Beans
4. Ketchup
5. Hand soap
6. Jelly
7. Pasta sauce
8. Toilet paper
9. Mayonnaise
10. Potatoes

The facility is located at 125 Hickory Rd., next to Fayetteville Christian Church. It is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Call them at 770-719-2707.

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