Fayette County

Peachtree City kicks off big Hometown Holiday Dec. 4

Peachtree City Parks Crew gets the Great Christmas Tree ready for the official tree lighting at the culmination of the Hometown Holiday festivities on Saturday, Dec. 4. The tree is near City Hall. Photo/Betsy Tyler.

The holidays are upon us and once again Peachtree City invites you to celebrate in style with an evening full of entertainment for all ages.

From hunting candy canes, to music of the season, the tree lighting, and of course golf carts, don’t miss this annual Peachtree City tradition Saturday, Dec. 4.

Festivities will begin with the Candy Cane Hunt at 5:15 p.m. on Shakerag Knoll, located on McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Hometown Holiday continues at 6 p.m. with a musical program at “The Fred,” sponsored by Sam’s Club. Read More»

It's that time of year for schools: Playing Pilgrims

It's that time of year for schools: Playing Pilgrims

Peeples Elementary School recently held their Thanksgiving lunch. Pictured are students Reese Brown and Luke Pacheco. Photo/Special.

Tyrone's Sandy Creek High School honors one of its fallen heroes

Tyrone's Sandy Creek High School honors one of its fallen heroes

Sandy Creek High School honored a hero Nov. 12 by officially renaming the Patriot Field House in memory of former football player Robert Collins, who died Apr. 7 in an explosion in western Iraq while serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army. Following the brief ceremony, the crowd erupted in applause to recognize Lt. Collins’ sacrifice for the country. Joining Patriot coaches and Principal Roy Rabold during the presentation were Lt. Collins’ parents, Sharon and Deacon. Photo/John Munford.

McIntosh High Academic Team makes ‘High Q’ history

Posing on the set of High Q following their history making victory are Scott Bradford, Karen Anderson, Nathan Pearson, and Logan Austin. Photo/Special.

Anyone watching “High Q” (the scholastic high school competition on WSB-TV Channel 2) on a recent Sunday afternoon witnessed history in the making as the McIntosh High Academic Team garnered the most points ever earned by a single team on the game show.

McIntosh scored 910 points to Grady High School’s respectable 460 points. Not only did McIntosh win, earning the highest score ever, but also the combined score of the two teams was the highest in the show’s 25-year history. Read More»

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron takes 1st & 2nd place in state competition

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron takes 1st & 2nd place in state competition

Peachtree City’s Civil Air Patrol squadron GA116 wins big again at state competition held at Dobbins ARB on Nov. 13, 2010.

The Drill Team, led by Cadet Capt. Dan Schulz, assisted by Cadet Mst. Sgt. Brandon Austin, won six out of seven events, in addition to first place overall.

Senior Civil Air Patrol members Lt. Col. Pete Schulz and Major Kelly Austin were there to assist cadets as needed.

GA116 Drill Team members were Cadets Austin, Davis, Dehan, Forero, Hogan, Hyeung, Kuneyl, McGraw, Moreno, Morrow, Owens, Roberts, Robinette and Schulz. Read More»

Your child can dance in the Nutcracker Tea Dec. 4 & 5

Georgia Ballet presents the Nutcracker Tea. Photo/Special.

What makes Georgia Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker Tea different from every other Nutcracker in our community?

It is the only interactive, family event where you and your children can fill up on holiday treats, dance with the characters of the The Nutcracker Ballet, tell Santa what you want for Christmas and take home a picture with him.

Oh, and you can meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and the whole cast of characters after the performance. Read More»

Jennifer Renee Shroyer, 23, of Fayetteville

Jennifer Renee Shroyer, 23, of Fayetteville passed away November 19, 2010.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her sister Carol Yvonne Shroyer and her grandparents Moses Anthony & Balbina Josephine Paul.

Survivors include her father John Shroyer and mother Laura Paul; brother Daniel Anthony Shroyer; grandparents Daniel Lee & Betty Jane Shroyer; also aunts & uncles and nieces & nephews. Read More»

Panthers and Patriots move on in football playoffs

It's good. Starr's Mill overcame a slow start to beat Brunswick 42-34. Photo/Michael Boylan

One game was a come from behind victory (Starr's Mill over Brunswick) and the other was a blowout (Sandy Creek shutting out Americus -Sumter) but the result is the same, the Panthers and Patriots move on the state quarterfinals in their respective classifications. Read More»

Missouri woman charged with identity fraud

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Missouri woman on Nov. 10 on charges of identity fraud.

Chevell Chamberlyn, 30, of Lee Summit, Missouri, was charged with two counts of identity fraud, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Rowan said the case involved Chamberlyn fraudulently using a Fayette County victim’s Heritage Bank account number to pay her AT&T phone bill in the amount of $432.86 and $285.65.

Rowan said the fraudulent charges occurred in November 2009.

Mrs. Eloise Hampton, 70, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Eloise Hampton, 70, of Peachtree City, GA died November 17, 2010.

Eloise was born in Ohio and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband Phillip Delbert Hampton and her parents Walter James Hornung & Stella Mae McCreadie Hornung.

She is survived by her daughter Michelle Moreno of Peachtree City, GA ; grandson Marcus Moreno of Peachtree City, GA ; sister Janelle Statzer & husband Don of Carlsbad, CA and numerous nieces & nephews.

Mrs. Hampton was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Read More»

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