Fayette County

PTC library hosting poetry contest

To celebrate National Poetry Month (April, 2011), the Friends of the Peachtree City Library association is sponsoring a poetry contest.

The contest is open to both published and unpublished authors. Cash prizes (minimum $50) will be awarded in two categories: students (enrolled in high school or less than 18) and adults (high school graduate or older than 18).

Entries must be received no later than March 1, 2011. Please note that this is not a postmark date. The complete set of rules is available at the Peachtree City Library or online at the Peachtree City website. Read More»

GAGOP Chairman Everhart to speak to Fayette Republican Women

Sue Everhart, Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, will be guest speaker at the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club luncheon meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10.   Read More»

Mr. William “Micky” Liles, Jr., 41, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. William “Micky” Liles, Jr., 41, of Hampton and formerly of Fayetteville, died February 5, 2011.

He is survived by his children Christopher Vaughn Liles and Whitney Liles; their mother Karen Liles; parents Bill & Lynn Liles, Sr.; sister Mindy & David Oliver and sister Lisa Place; grandmother Virginia Gerken; nieces Desirae and Ronda.

A private graveside service for the family will be held Tuesday morning. The family will gather Tuesday afternoon from 12:00 to 2:00 PM to celebrate Micky’s life at the funeral home.

Carl J Mowell & Son, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Tyrone cops on look-out for Sonic armed robbers

Tyrone Police are searching for three masked men who held up the Sonic Drive-in restaurant as the store was closing on Jan. 28. No one was injured in the armed robbery.

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins said the robbery occurred at closing time at approximately 11:30 p.m. Three masked men wearing hoodies and jeans entered the store from the rear of the property, he said. One of the men was carrying a handgun, Perkins said. Read More»

American Legion Post 105 awards winners of Constitutional Speech contest

American Legion Post 105 awards winners of Constitutional Speech contest

The American Legion Fayette County Post 105 announces the results of their 2011 Oratorical "Constitutional Speech" Contest. Open to high school students across Fayette County for scholarship money, each contestant delivers their own 8 to 10 minute prepared oration dealing with the US Constitution. Next, they present a 3 to 5 minute short speech on one of 4 possible topics dealing with selected amendments to our Constitution. Read More»

Mrs. Theresa Attina Lancaster, 57, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Theresa Attina Lancaster, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 4, 2011 at the age of 57 following a valiant battle with cancer.

Theresa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She also loved animals, and at times had raised horses, rabbits and birds. Theresa was a long time member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and worked in the community as a real estate agent for Remax Around Atlanta. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Mary Attina. Read More»

Mr. Tully Miller, 77, of Peachtree City

Mr. Tully Miller, of Peachtree City, passed away on February 3, 2011 at the age of 77.

It was said that he never met a stranger and was always able to make people laugh. Tully was very talented man who loved ballroom dancing, tennis and playing golf. He flew for the Royal Air Force for 4 years. Tully later worked his way up through the ranks of the United States Internal Revenue Service, retiring as an executive with 32 years of service. He loved everyone but was especially fond of children. Read More»

Edgar "Buck" Johnson, 91, of Peachtree City

Edgar "Buck" Johnson, 91, of Peachtree City, passed away on January 25, 2011.

He was predeceased in death by his wife, Vivian Johnson. Buck was born in Burkburnett, Texas to the late Mr. Murray Noel Johnson and Mrs. Eunice Melissa Patton Johnson and had been a resident of Peachtree City since 2005.

Buck was a veteran of the United State Marine Corps, serving as a member of the Machine Gun Crew 604 in World War II receiving an honorable discharge in January 1946. Upon leaving the Marines, Buck worked for various companies in the Texas oil industry. Read More»

Starr’s Mill grad selected as Sailor of the Day

Commanding Officer, CPT D.L. Mewborne, US NAVY of the USS Enterprise, CVN-65, L, and Naval Air Crewman Benjamin Latham. Photo/Special.

Benjamin Latham, a Naval Air Crewman–Rescue Swimmer 3rd Class from Peachtree City, was recently selected as Sailor of the Day. He is currently attached to the USS Enterprise on a six-month deployment.

Latham, assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11, joined the Navy three years ago to carry on his family’s military heritage and have a job he can put a great deal of pride and professionalism into.

To Latham, the most rewarding aspect of his job is knowing that on a daily basis people’s lives may depend on how well he can perform his duties. Read More»

Fayette to hold drill for Severe Weather Awareness Week

It is never too soon to be prepared for an emergency. And that includes emergencies caused by severe storms that can cause power outages and shortages of provisions. The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services (FES) wants residents to be prepared for those emergencies and is using national Severe Weather Awareness Week to participate in a statewide tornado drill on Feb. 9. Read More»