Fayette County

‘The story is complete: I have my sister’

Peachtree City resident Devy Bruch (center), her daughter Robin Hunter Bunch (left) and Devy’s sister Pat Wilkins visit at Devy’s home in November. The two only learned of each other in 2009 and first met last December. Devy was one of the thousands of babies stolen by the infamous Georgia Tann during the 1920s through 1950.

“It’s still a bit unreal. I was the only one for so many years and now I have a family.”

Those were the animated words of Germantown, Tennessee resident Pat Wilks, who visited recently with her sister and Peachtree City resident Devy Bruch. The twowere first reunited last year after most of a lifetime of never knowing the other existed. The reason: Devy was one of the many babies stolen by the infamous Georgia Tann, who from the 1920s until 1950 ran the Tennessee Children’s Home Society and a home for unwed mothers. Read More»

FCHS’s holiday concert with the band benefits CARE

For the first time ever, the Fayette County High School Band holiday concert, scheduled for tomorrow night, will benefit high school students in need.
The band has partnered with the school system’s CARE (Children at Risk in Education) program to help fulfill requests from high school students on the program’s Angel Tree. School counselors recommend students for the Angel Tree if they and their families are in need of financial assistance. Parents must work or be actively looking for work in order for students to qualify. Read More»

Georgia Singers in concert this Friday

Georgia Singers in concert this Friday

Georgia Singers will  present their fall concert  Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City. Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend and enjoy the wonderful sounds of this remarkable local choir.  Included in the musical selection is a wide variety of styles, both sacred and secular; classical to Broadway; followed by delightful music for the holiday season. Georgia Singers, under the direction of Franklin Green d.m.a. director, is a talented group of local young women that range in age from 7th grade through adult. Photo/Special.

Fayette Christmas Festival this Friday and Saturday

The Fayette Christmas Festival, a musical celebration of the holidays presented by the Peachtree Wind Ensemble, the Chancel Choir of North Fayette United Methodist Church, and the Agape Ringers Handbell Choir, will take place this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11.  Read More»

Holiday show benefits SCHS chorus

From left are Mary Frances Skibiel, Maddie Botka, Cortland Anderson and Claire Tracy, all members of the Georgia Youth Ballet. Photo/Special.

Carla’s Dance Factory and Georgia Youth Ballet will begin a new exciting holiday tradition this year with the production of “A Nutcracker Christmas Spectacular.”

This show, a collaboration with the Sandy Creek High School chorus and drama department, is designed with the entire family in mind. It truly has something for everyone. Read More»

Kedron salutes veterans

Kedron salutes veterans

Kedron Elementary School honored America’s veterans and those who currently serve with a school wide musical, “The American Dream,” and patriotic artwork. Pictured are students who have relatives serving in our armed services. They are Lyong-kyong McDonald, Victoria Anthony, Do-Kyong McDonald, Lyann Hernandez, and Gloria Hernandez. Photo/Special

Oak Grove's top poetry reciters

Oak Grove's top poetry reciters

Congratulations to the Oak Grove Grade-Level Poetry Recitation Winners. These students won at their respective grade levels by memorizing lengthy poems and reciting for the school. Oak Grove’s winners will continue to the county-level to recite with the other school winners across Fayette County. In the front row, from left, are Tyndall Phillips (KDG), Ashley Sikes (1st grade), and Leo Maneein (2nd). In the back row are Haruka Nakatsuji (3rd grade), Abby McMichen (4th), and Carson Langham (5th). Photo/Special.
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Local band gives world premiere

Composer Robert W. Smith and band director Ricky D. Williams. Photo/Special.

On Veterans Day, the Bennett’s Mill Symphonic Band gave the world premiere of a piece of music composed especially for them. “Mekong,” written by the well-known composer Robert W. Smith, is dedicated to all veterans of the Vietnam War. “Mekong” was commissioned in memory of TSGT (Retired) Tommy R. Williams, a victim of Agent Orange Cancer, through a grant from the Woodruff Salutes the Arts in Education that was awarded to band director Ricky D. Williams.  Read More»

Christmas tea this Sunday

The Fayette County Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas tea on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m.

There will be a slide show of their 2000 plus photographs now on file. It also has a number of Christmas gift items that might interest you.

It is located at the corner of Lee and Johnson streets in the Margaret Mitchell Research Center.

Fire stations helping Toys for Tots this Christmas

For the second year in a row, the Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services/EMA will partner with the City of Fayetteville Fire Department to support the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Drive.

Through Dec. 24, the stations will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children under 9 years old and with a great demand for girl toys.
Firefighter/EMT Josh Sisk who organized the drive said, “Last year we were able to collect 380 toys through the drive and we hope that this year’s drive will top last year’s.” Read More»