Fayette County

Lareen Peeples, 56, of Fayetteville

Lareen Peeples, loving wife, mother, proud grandmother, and friend, 56, of Fayetteville, passed away April 7, 2011.

Mrs. Peeples was retired from the U.S. government at FORSCOM Headquarters G-3/5/7 Chief Force Management. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years Neal Peeples; daughter and son in law Erin & Chad Davis of Social Circle; son Eric Peeples of Atlanta ; granddaughter Eva Lareen Davis; brother David Evans of Griffin . Read More»

Fayette BoE to discuss salary restoration April 11

The Fayette County Board of Education will meet in a work session April 11 to discuss the possible restoration of the remainder of school system employees’ salaries that were reduced two years ago. The board will also discuss upcoming Pre-K staffing and the use of the company that assists the school system in filling hard-to-find teaching positions. Read More»

Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89

Mrs. Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89 was Friday, April 8 at 12:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home with Brother Dallas Culver officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, College Park, GA. 

She passed away April 5, 2011 at St. Vincent's East Hospital.  Read More»

PTC planners to discuss junior box plans

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way will be discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The proposal from Trinity Development is to build four “junior box” retail stores ranging from 20,000 to 28,000 square feet each on the 14.3 acre site. Read More»

Tyrone Army Lt. left his mark, and then some

Lt. Col. (ret.) Sharon Collins, taking a humorous note from her son, kindly asked the crowd to “support the U.S. Postal Service by using ‘snail mail.’” Photo/John Munford.

Fellow soldiers recall 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins’ leadership; post office will bear his name

No one can argue that Army 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins of Tyrone was taken too early in the explosion that killed him and one of his men in Mosul, Iraq one year ago.

He may have been just 24 years old, but he made a significant impact as a platoon leader in the Army. So much so that a dozen of his former troops came to Tyrone Monday to witness the ceremony officially renaming the town’s Post Office after their lieutenant.

Afterwards, several of those men spoke fondly of Collins and the leadership he displayed in the field under quite harsh conditions. Read More»

SCHS students’ skills earn awards at state competition; two headed for national conference

SCHS students’ skills earn awards at state competition; two headed for national conference

Six Sandy Creek High students earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference for their abilities in the areas of Job Skill Demonstration, Graphic Design and Communication, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Automotive Service and Diesel Equipment Technology.

Bringing home gold medals were Gavin Baswell (Job Skill Demonstration) and Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Brochure).
Silver winners include Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Promotional Graphic) and Marissa Shenkle (Extemporaneous Speaking). Read More»

Miller wins $10,000 Chamber drawing

Miller wins $10,000 Chamber drawing

Congratulations to Jaye McMillan of Delta Community Credit Union for winning  the Chamber’s annual $10,000 Drawing.  The drawing was held at the Business on the Green Golf & Tennis Tournament played at Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City.   Pictured from left to right:  Virginia Gibbs, Chamber President & CEO; Jae McMillan, VP Branch Operations, Delta Community Credit Union; Melanie Myer, Delta Community Credit Union and Chamber Board Chair

Nellie Ilene Babb, 95, of Fayetteville

Nellie Ilene Babb, 95, of Fayetteville, died April 7, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Holland Babb and her parents William and Maude Strickland.

She is survived by her daughters Anita & Harry Ivey of Marietta; Linda Jones of Fayetteville; son Leslie H. & Lana Babb, Jr. of Douglasville; brother Gerald Strickland of Hobe Sound, FL; sister Ethel Harris of Corinth, MS; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mrs. Lynn D. Rogers of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lynn D. Rogers of Fayetteville died April 6, 2011.

Mrs. Rogers, preceded in death by her husband Walter G. Rogers Jr., was a longtime member of the Mullins Methodist Church in Memphis and a graduate of Blue Mountain College.

She is survived by her son Walt Rogers and his wife Jolene of Peachtree City; grandchildren, Chris Rogers and his wife Laura of Fayetteville; Reah Rogers and her husband Matt Masquelet of Atlanta ; Wesley Rogers of Peachtree City; great-grandchild, Chris Rogers Jr. of Fayetteville. Read More»

DOT to sift through regional tax projects

Final project decisions up to 21-member ‘Roundtable’

Now that Fayette County and its cities have nominated projects for the proposed regional transportation sales tax, the waiting game begins. Read More»

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