Fayette County

Fayette County NAACP to hold 13th annual banquet

The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is planning its 13th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet scheduled for October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Peachtree City. Read More»

Something in The Picnic Basket for everyone

A collection of just some of the baked goods offered every day at The Picnic Basket. Photo/Michael Boylan.

If you could have perfect weather and the promise of no pesky insects interfering, everyone loves a picnic. The Picnic Basket, located at 303 Kelly Dr. Suite 1 in Peachtree City, provides a warm and cozy park-like atmosphere that can be enjoyed year round, whether it’s a swelteringly hot summer day or a cold and rainy winter afternoon. Read More»

Downtown Fayetteville stays busy this weekend

Children can participate in a costume contest and Trick or Treat in downtown Fayetteville.

The autumn season has arrived and Fayetteville Main Street is planning a variety of family events and opportunities for local residents on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Downtown Fayetteville.

At the Gazebo, residents can shop at an extended Market Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. With over 70 vendors, this will be the largest Market Day of 2010. It will also be the final

Market Day for this year as most of the produce vendors have reached the end of the growing season. Read More»

Historic Cemetery Walk showcases Fayette’s past

Now in its third year, the revamped Cemetery Walk will be held for one night only on Saturday, Oct. 23. The nearby museum’s Spirit Guides will take visitors on a guided walking tour through the Historic City Cemetery. The tour will stop at different gravesites where visitors will meet spirits from beyond the grave and learn about local history through interesting tales that shaped Fayette County’s history. Read More»

Warm clothing needed for foster care children

Gracie’s Closet, the clothing and supply resource center of Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. (FYPH), is in need of new or gently used children’s clothing (babies through teenage sizes).  The clothing will be given to local children living in foster care and the organization’s residential group home, the Friday-Johnson Home. Read More»

Scouts have rededication service

Scouts have rededication service

Girl Scout Troop 11315 of Service Unit 617 from Peachtree City participated in a rededication and investiture service. Cadettes pictured are Christina Cortes, (Junior) Jana Hust, Julie Lim, Josephine Nelson, Lacee Link, Isabella Adcock and Josephina Reeder. Troop Leaders are Lisa Reeder, Donna Cortes and Kathy Hust. The Troop Host is Hot Spring Spas of Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Burn headlights to support After School Programs Oct. 21

Burn your car’s headlights on October 21 to support “Lights on Afterschool” and the nearly 1,400 elementary-aged students and their families who rely on the Fayette County Public School System’s After School Program (ASP) for a safe alternative to staying at home alone.

The Afterschool Alliance’s 11th annual Lights on Afterschool is a national event that calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on Read More»

Open Street Map 'party' in downtown Fayetteville

The City of Fayetteville and Open Street Map are seeking volunteers to help collect data of Downtown Fayetteville that will help create a new, user-friendly, online map of the city.  The “party” is being held on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Volunteers will meet at the Gazebo and be designated different sections of downtown to record street names, crosswalks, traffic signals, business names and much more.  Read More»

Missions group relocating to PTC

An evangelical Christian mission agency has announced it will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Peachtree City in August of next year.

Africa Inland Mission will be moving from its current headquarters in Pearl River, NY, but the move is contingent on the sale of that building, the company said in a news release.

Africa Inland Mission is an evangelical Christian mission agency serving in over 20 African nations and dedicated to seeing Christ-centered churches established and thriving among all African peoples. Read More»

Richard Harold McNair, 73, formerly of Fayetteville

Richard Harold McNair, 73, formerly of Fayetteville, died October 15, 2010.

He retired from the Georgia Army National Guard. Mr. McNair worked 13 years for Boise Cascade and then was a 17-year employee of Fayette County Board of Education as a maintenance supervisor.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jeanette McNair; son James R. McNair of Shalimar , FL ; and brother Howard Pierce McNair and wife Anne of Florence, SC. Read More»