Fayette County

Liberty Baptist announces Holy Week, Easter activities

The 2011 Holy Week is fast approaching at Liberty Baptist Church. Members will start the weeklong emphasis on Palm Sunday, April 17, with the Celebration Choir’s presentation of “The Cross.”

There will be no Midweek activities on Wednesday so that everyone can attend the annual Seder Supper on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact the church office to make reservations, 770-461-5644.

New this year will be the Good Friday worship celebration on April 22 at 7 p.m. which will be an encore presentation of “The Cross” from the Celebration Choir. Read More»

Page-Keaton engagement

Stephany Dorothea Page engaged to Nathan Hill Keaton

Debbie Jane Page of Lithia Springs, and Michael George Page of Canton announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephany Dorothea Page, to Nathan Hill Keaton, son of Susie Keaton and the late Chris Keaton of Fayetteville. Read More»

Hupperich-Voight engagement

Kelly Margot Hupperich engaged to Daniel John Voight

Mr. and Mrs. Peter K. Hupperich of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Margot Hupperich, to Daniel John Voight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Voight of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and is studying early childhood education at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. She will graduate in December 2011. Read More»

Fayette to welcome home fallen Griffin soldier

A procession to bring home a Griffin soldier who died in Afghanistan March 29 will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, April 6) starting at Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, was killed after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in the Konar province of Afghanistan. Faulkner was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, Read More»

Traffic alert: lane shift at Hwy. 74S widening

The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of a traffic shift on Ga. Highway 74 south, scheduled for Wednesday, April 6. Traffic on SR 74 will be shifted to the newly constructed lanes, from Padgett Road to just south of the Flat Creek Bridge. This traffic shift is weather permitting and subject to change. Read More»

2011 Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk in PTC’s Picnic Park

2011 Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk in PTC’s Picnic Park

The 2011 Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk held recently at Picnic Park in Peachtree City was a fund-raiser for the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network. Attended by the 400 that registered, along with a wealth of family members accompanying them, the event raised money that will only go to meet the needs of local cancer patients in Coweta, Fayette and surrounding counties. For more information visit www.bcsurvivorsnetwork.org. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sports groups pitch in

With rec budget cuts, youth associations spend $122K on PTC fields

As Peachtree City budget cuts have hit the recreation department in recent years, various youth sports associations are picking up some of the slack financially.

Last year, those sports associations kicked in an extra $122,000, compared to the city’s overall recreation budget for the sports fields: $617,000.

The soccer association, for example, spent $40,000 for the aeration and top dressing of its fields, which previously had been funded by the city, said Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo. Read More»

PTC Rec makes best of budget cuts

In-house work, volunteers filling the gaps

With about $1 million in recreation cuts since 2009, Peachtree City has had to do more with less.

The recreation department’s maintenance crews is down from 16 to eight people. And key maintenance projects have been deferred and will have to be addressed in the coming year, Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo told the City Council last week at its annual retreat.

The good news is that the department is using its in-house capabilities to do more than before, such as the interior re-painting of the entire Gathering Place, Gaddo said. Just that one effort saved $4,000. Read More»

Martha Louise Brittain, 90, of Fayetteville

Martha Louise Brittain, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Forest Park, died March 29, 2011.

She is survived by son Bill (Barbara) Brittain of Catlettsburg, KY; daughter Paulette (Mike) Jones of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister Margaret Repp of Newton, IA; and daughter-in-law Glenda Brittain of Orlando, FL. Read More»

Heroic turnout for Herobox

Heroic turnout for Herobox

Ryan Housely, founder of Herobox, was presented with a check for $3,200 at halftime of the boys game at Battle for the Troops II Thursday night. The money was raised through t-shirt sales, donations and a fundraiser at TCBY in Peachtree City the previous Thursday. Housely, a McIntosh graduate, expressed his thanks and told the crowd the donation would make a direct and immediate impact. Pictured, from left, are Mike and Sue Murtaugh of TCBY, Housely, McIntosh athletic director Steve Cole and Herobox’s Chairman of the Board William Thielemann, Brigadier General USAR (Ret). Photo/Michael Boylan

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