Fayette County

Free Resume Booster class at county library for job seekers

These days it is important to keep your resume up to date and ready for action, even for those who are employed and have no immediate plans to look elsewhere. For anyone who is actively seeking employment, it is essential to create the best possible resume to represent his or her unique qualifications. The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to attend a free two-hour “Resume Booster” session at the Fayette County Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. The class is taught by Linda Wells, an independent financial advisor and experienced job search coach. Read More»

'Swamp Stompin Nature Hike' a success

Swamp Stomp participants got up close and personal with wetland wildlife including many frogs, toads, tadpoles, aquatic insects and crayfish.  Photo/David Jacksch

Local residents had a Swamp Stompin' good time at the Sam’s Lake Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, Sept. 18.  The Swamp Stompin’ Nature Hike was the first in a series of Nature Explorers adventures offered by the Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department.  The Southern Conservation Trust manages the Sam’s Lake Bird Sanctuary and was a joint sponsor of the Swamp Stomp. Read More»

Financial report receives highest honor

Can the words “financial report” and “easy to understand” be used in the same sentence? They can when referring to the financial report published by the Fayette County Board of Education.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has given the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement to the school system for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Read More»

Tolbert to address Republicans Saturday

Fayette County Board of Education Post 5 candidate Sam Tolbert will be speaking at the Fayette County Republican Party First Saturday Breakfast at the Fayetteville IHOP at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.  Read More»

Man gets 12 months for false name conviction

Man gets 12 months for false name conviction

Jury acquits Savannah man on meth possession charge

A Fayette County jury today found a Savannah man not guilty of possession of methamphetamine, but guilty of giving a sheriff’s deputy a false name and date of birth.

Bruce Bernard Townsend, 38, was sentenced to 12 months in prison on the misdemeanor charge by Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards.

Townsend was accused of possessing a pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine that was found inside the back of a patrol car immediately after he was arrested. Read More»

PTC company sued by feds; Wilden Plastics charged with wage discrimination, retaliation

Gerresheimer Wilden Plastics (USA) L.P., a glass and plastics manufacturer based in Peachtree City, Ga., violated federal law when it paid an African-American employee less than non-blacks for performing equal work and then fired her in retaliation for complaining about the discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced Sept. 27. Read More»

Marsha Ann Christine Bentley Chafardon, 58, of Peachtree City

Marsha Ann Christine Bentley Chafardon, 58, of Peachtree City, GA died on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

She was born February 22, 1952 in Chester, PA to Layman "Fireball" Richard Bentley and the late Marcella Ann Dolezal Bentley. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and for her love of her relatives, life, nature and patriotism. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by infant son, Gregory Francis Chafardon. Read More»

Jim H. Winslett, Jr., 66, of Fayetteville

Jim H. Winslett, Jr., 66, of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010, and is now with our Lord and Savior. Read More»

Theo James Odom, 102, Fayetteville

Theo James Odom, 102, died peacefully Thursday morning, September 23, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at National Heights Baptist Church, 103 Old Norton Road, Fayetteville .

Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Read More»

Great Georgia Air Show arrives Oct. 9 and 10

You can just feel the excitement in the air at Falcon Field in Peachtree City and on Oct. 9 and 10, you will be able to see it.

The countdown has begun, and the 13th Annual Great Georgia Air Show (GGAS) is ready for take-off.

And with a line-up of events featuring gravity-defying jets, thundering jet trucks, vintage warbirds and a one-of-a-kind wingwalking performance organizers are bracing for what could be the “most exciting show yet.” Read More»

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