Fayette County

To be fair, PTC must reopen the Cedarcroft/Hwy. 74 cart path

Last year at a Cedarcroft neighbors’ meeting with the builder, Ravin Homes, safety, vandalism and golf cart traffic issues were discussed. There were complaints from the people that live next to the cart paths, as their homes are built too close to them. The resolution was to close the golf cart paths that bring outside traffic to Walmart through our community and redirect the traffic outside of Cedarcroft. Read More»

McIntosh H.S. should make room for carts

It is not the fault of the students that not enough cart parking spaces have been provided on campus. These students are doing their part to conserve energy, by driving carts to school, instead of the family car.

In a regular automobile parking space, you could park two carts side by side. Or perhaps four carts, if all four were of the shorter, two-seat, type.

The students, last school term, did a fantastic job of parking double, along Prime Point; however, parking there is already overloaded on school days. Read More»

Good news: State tax collections are up

July state revenues were up 4.7 percent for the month, and it is hard to portray this as anything but good news. Unless there is an unknown amount of income tax refunds laying in wait, this is a solid month of growth at $1.147 billion in revenues, or about the 2006 level.

Individual income taxes came in at $540.6 million or up 3.6 percent. Sales taxes in total were up 3.0 percent or $818.5 million. Local sales tax distribution was off by -5.1 percent but state net sales taxes were up 2.4 percent or a total of $454.9 million for the month. Read More»

Have you heard about Obama’s bank?

I used to think that some people went into politics because they had a burning desire to serve the public and make a positive difference in our collective lives. What was I thinking?

It made me wonder, after watching all of the press last week about the estimated $3 million wedding of the Clintons’ daughter, just how much these people have given of themselves to the service of our country. Or is it, how much they have been able to enrich themselves because of their service to themselves? Read More»

Free Speech for 08-11-10

Can anyone explain why Fayette County would change the PSAT testing date from a Wednesday, Oct. 13 when they offered it to all students during school to a three-day holiday weekend Saturday, Oct. 16? Many students are still unaware of this new testing plan and as students are out on Friday they are taking advantage of the three days off.

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In this heat, 1-a-days are better than 2

Despite some storms playing havoc with their field and locker rooms and heat indexes over 100 in the week leading up to school, the Fayette County Tigers took to the practice field early in the morning to start preparations for the 2010 season. The Tigers will host Jonesboro in a scrimmage this Friday. Other scrimmages in the county this week include Whitewater hosting East Coweta at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Starr’s Mill hosting Pebblebrook at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Despite some storms playing havoc with their field and locker rooms and heat indexes over 100 in the week leading up to school, the Fayette County Tigers took to the practice field early in the morning to start preparations for the 2010 season. The Tigers will host Jonesboro in a scrimmage this Friday. Other scrimmages in the county this week include Whitewater hosting East Coweta at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Starr’s Mill hosting Pebblebrook at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Fire! Ready, Set!

Brock Smith, 6, of Fayetteville uses a fire extinguisher to douse flames on a camping stove as part of a fire safety exhibition at the National Night Out event in Fayetteville last week. Smith was assisted by Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Many families attended the event, which was designed to allow the community to interface with local public safety agencies. Photo/John Munford.

Brock Smith, 6, of Fayetteville uses a fire extinguisher to douse flames on a camping stove as part of a fire safety exhibition at the National Night Out event in Fayetteville last week. Smith was assisted by Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Many families attended the event, which was designed to allow the community to interface with local public safety agencies. Photo/John Munford.

Brooks Christian celebrates 100 years of service

Left inset, Brooks Christian as it appears today in downtown Brooks, Ga. Right inset, an undated photo of the same building in the same location. Note the absence of the tree.

Brooks Christian Church will host a Centennial Celebration weekend on Aug. 14 and 15 to celebrate the church’s 100th anniversary. Events include a free Gospel Singing Saturday night, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. featuring Four-Given Quartet, Dodie Ramsey, and The Barkers.

On Sunday, Aug. 15, the 11 a.m. worship will be led by the Celebration Women’s Sextet and will include a brief history video of the church, along with testimonials and a brief devotional. Read More»

Hugo-Kimsey engagement

Hugo-Kimsey engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hugo of San Jose, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanne Hugo, to Thomas Andrew Kimsey, son of Mrs. Rebecca Kimsey of Fayetteville, and the late Timothy Kimsey.

The bride-to-be is currently studying at Biola University. She plans to graduate in December of 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. She is originally from Stellenbosch, South Africa and presently lives in San Diego, Calif. Read More»

Jordan-Mathis wedding

Richelle Jarrett Jordan and Michael Alan Mathis were married June 24, 2010 at Crossroads Baptist Church in Sharpsburg. Pastor Ken Adams conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Wilda Jarrett of Fayetteville. The groom is the son of Judith Mathis and the late Clyde Mathis of Peachtree City.

Wedding rings were presented by the groom’s nephew, Matt Tyler.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church. Mr. and Mrs. Mathis honeymooned in a cabin in the North Georgia Mountains and now reside in Fayetteville.

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