Fayette County

Lane named Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Dan Lane (left) with GASSP President-Elect Dr. Mark Wilson

The best assistant principal in the state, and possibly the nation, is at McIntosh High.

Dan Lane has been selected as Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP), and has been chosen to represent the state in the National Assistant Principal of the Year competition.

Each year GASSP selects an Assistant Principal of the Year at the middle and high school level, and chooses one to compete for the national title sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Read More»

PTC Police issue scam alert

The Peachtree City Police Thursday morning issued an alert to citizens to be aware of two versions of an internet “money scam” that has been reported in the city and surrounding areas.

Version 1:
Victims who are selling items via the internet are receiving checks for an amount significantly more than what the item is being sold for.
Once the check has been received by the victim, the offenders are requesting that the victim deposit the check and wire a third person the difference in the money actually owed and the amount of the check. Read More»

Mr. Francis Thiel, 94, of Fayetteville

Mr. Francis Thiel, 94, of Fayetteville, GA died November 17, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hicks Thiel.

Mr. Thiel is survived by his children Jackie Ludwig & her husband Larry of Peachtree City, GA, Judith Yu of Fayetteville, GA, Nancy Brandow & her husband Patrick of Olean, NY; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Harkins of Nitro, West Virginia and nieces & nephews.

Mr. Thiel was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City, GA (www.mowellfuneralhome.com)

Mr. Wilborn Burriss Rucker, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Wilborn Burriss Rucker, 92, of Fayetteville, died on November 14, 2010.

Mr. Rucker was a 39-year employee of the FAA. He retired in 1980 as Chief of the Airway Facilities Division of the Southern Region. Mr. Rucker was a WWII Veteran who proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps in England.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dorothy Reese Rucker; step-daughter, Teresa Brown (William) of Barnesville; five step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sister, Alva Louise Jones ( Milford ) of Conyers; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City, GA died November 15, 2010.

She was born in Atlanta, GA and was an early member of Park Street United Methodist Church in West End but most recently attended Peachtree City First Baptist Church. She retired as a comptroller at Bellsouth. Read More»

Local chapter of UDC once again has Christmas tree saluting America’s veterans

This Christmas season marks the third year that a tree honoring veterans of All Wars will be placed by the Frankie Lyle Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy in downtown Fayetteville.

Honoring veterans is an ongoing project of the general organization and that of the chapter.  The proceeds from this project will enable the chapter to continue supporting veteran causes at home and abroad as well as other patriotic activities.

Personalized ornaments honoring a veteran may be purchased for $10 each.  Every veteran will be prayed for as his/her name is handwritten on the ornament. Read More»

DAR honors vets at Dogwood Forest

DAR honors vets at Dogwood Forest

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Fayetteville was the site of patriotic pride on Veterans Day as 15 veterans were honored for their service to America.  The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented certificates of appreciation and goody bags to the veterans while the American Legion Post 105 honored the veterans with certificates, flags and pins. From left are Randy Martinez,  Glenda Martinez,  J. J. Klauss,  Dale Klauss, Linda Robinson,  Phyllis King, Susan Sloan, Betty Harrah, Natalie Davis, Denny Leander, Patsy Leander and Bill Cain.

Scout wins iPod Touch

Scout wins iPod Touch

Sam Bohdan of Fayetteville was a winner of an Ipod Touch from the Flint River Council district of the Boy Scouts of America. He sold over $600 for Pack 212 to be eligible for the drawing. Many of his sales were for military donations to be sent overseas or used at the Atlanta USO.

Norman named Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Students love her history classes, so much so that she has earned a reputation as being one of the best teachers in her school and in the Fayette County Public School System. Now that reputation has extended statewide.

The Georgia Council for the Social Studies has named Janet Norman of Fayette County High Georgia’s Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year. Read More»

Local businesses help our troops with Operation Sandbox Georgia

Tim Humble from Miles Ace Hardware store on Ga. Highway 54 near Peachtree City at the Operation Sandbox Georgia dropoff in his store. Photo/Special.

Boxes are filling and funds are rolling in as “Operation Sandbox,” in Georgia, for the sixth consecutive year, collects donations and goods and assembles care packages that will be shipped to deployed troops.

Monetary contributions (checks or cash) or donated items will be accepted at local businesses in Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Newnan and Fairburn through Nov. 30.

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