Fayette County

County fire stations collecting food, items for the needy

Donating food for the needy has become even easier in advance of the holidays, as all nine Fayette County fire stations will accept donations for the countywide Fayette Samaritans food pantry through Nov. 15.

Fayette Samaritans is a non-profit agency that assists the needy by not just providing food but also emergency assistance for Fayette residents who qualify for help.

Among the top 10 needs of the Samaritans food pantry are:
• Canned meats including tuna, chicken, salmon, beef stew, sloppy joe and spaghetti
• Canned fruits, cereal, juice, jellies/jams, and soup. Read More»

Young gospel singing sensation to appear at Flat Creek November 14

Logan Smith, the 13-year-old gospel singing sensation from Covington, will appear in concert at Flat Creek Baptist Church Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

Logan began singing at the age of seven, patterning himself after the Gaithers’ Vestal Goodman, and has appeared with the Gaither Homecoming Tour many times. He recorded his first CD, “The Journey Begins,” at the age of 10 and has since recorded “Just Any Day Now” (2009) and “Satisfied” (2010). Read More»

Cuddy-Parker wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Parker

Courtney Leigh Cuddy and Kevin Lee Parker were married at The Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay on the island of Lanai, Hawaii Sept. 10, 2010. The Rev. Michael Lopez, a native Hawaiian, conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lynch of Peachtree City and Mr. and Mrs. Jay Cuddy of Ormond Beach, Fla. She is a graduate of McIntosh High School in Peachtree City and Mercer University in Macon. Read More»

Mickey speaks to Metro Fayette Kiwanians

Mickey speaks to Metro Fayette Kiwanians

Metro Fayette Kiwanis President, Clark Ninneman, left, welcomes speaker Doug Mickey, Chick-fil-A. Mickey spoke of his 19 years with the company and the deeply satisfying experience it has been to be able to continually  influence young people. Photo/Carolyn Cary    

PTC city manager ousted; documents show rift with mayor

Peachtree City Manager Bernard McMullen

Bernie McMullen's last day to be Dec. 31 as contract expires

REVISED VERSION 5:32 p.m. Oct. 25, 2010 — The annual performance evaluation of Peachtree City City Manager Bernie McMullen, whose separation agreement was unanimously approved Thursday night by the City Council, showed that Mayor Don Haddix had dissatisfaction with the way McMullen was performing his job. Read More»

Kedron kids sing songs of Seuss

Kedron kids sing songs of Seuss

The second grade students at Kedron Elementary School recently performed “Seussical the Musical” based on books by Dr. Seuss. They performed songs from “McElligott's Pool,” “Horton Hears a Who,” “Oh the Thinks You Can Think,” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Sara Harp Minter students study early exploration of the Americas

Sara Harp Minter students study early exploration of the Americas

Fourth grade students at Sara Harp Minter Elementary have been studying Early Exploration of the Americas. Their studies culminated by choosing a minimum of 3 detailed projects on Early Exploration. Projects reflected their understanding of challenges and problems solved by early explorers who had limited technology to guide them. Students created New World Menus, Papier-mâché globes showing routes taken by explorers, built ships reflective of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, and showed their artistic abilities by drawing monsters, giant creatures, and mermaids in the ocean. Read More»

Lafayette Nursing & Rehab Center Donate to Fayette Youth Protection Homes

From left are Lafayette Nursing and Rehab Center: Cecelia DeWaard, Office Manager, Kristin Hall, Payroll Benefit Coordinator, Melissa Hausen, Executive Director, Becky Davenport, Executive Director of FYPH, Rosemary McIntire, FYPH Board Member, Susan Stitt, FYPH Board Member, Lauren Davis, FYPH Board Member, and Andy Carden, Treasurer of FYPH.

Representatives from the Lafayette Nursing and Rehab Center in Fayetteville presented Becky Davenport, Executive Director of Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc (FYPH) and several Board members with a $275.00 donation; the proceeds from employee run bake sales held at the nursing home.  Cecelia DeWaard, Office Manager, Kristin Hall, Payroll Benefit Coordinator and Melissa Hausen, Executive Director of the nursing and rehab center organized a bake sale and children’s clothing drive as part of their “September, The Month of Caring” campaign. Read More»

Whitewater technology students win award at state fair

Whitewater technology students win award at state fair

Whitewater Technology Student Association students, from left, Parker Armagost, Daniel Rawson, Mack Kriesch, and Josh Hyde competed in a Member Recruitment Challenge at the Georgia State Fair and won third in the state. In addition to the pictured members, Katie Cassidy, Breanna Sommers, and Will Butler also placed third in the state in the T-Shirt Design Challenge.

American Legionnaire of the Year 2009-2010

American Legionnaire of the Year 2009-2010

John Christ was honored as the Fayette County Post 105 "Legionnaire of the Year" at the September meeting. Christ is the Post 105 Boys State Chairman and did an outstanding job in both recruiting a record number of students to attend this year and also coordinated the funding from numerous sources. He is an Air Force veteran and serves as a Director on the Post 105 Executive Committee. From the left is incoming Post Commander, Denny Leander, John Christ, and B.I. Murrell, outgoing Post Commander. Read More»