Fayette County

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»

Whitewater High School presents 'Fame' this week

The cast of Whitewater's production of "Fame."

Big hair, leg warmers and Madonna-esque style will take you back to the glory days of the 1980s in this high energy extravaganza, “Fame,” performed by Whitewater High School Oct. 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

Set at the old New York High School of Performing Arts (PA), “Fame” follows the last class to grace its halls from freshman year through graduation.  Read More»

Lots of events scheduled for Saturday in PTC

‘The Fred’ is once again planning a spooktacular Halloween party and everyone is invited. Read More»

Lady Chiefs JV Volleyball dominate this season with 24-1 record

Lady Chiefs JV Volleyball dominate this season with 24-1 record

The McIntosh Lady Chiefs Junior Varsity Volleyball team ended their season in style by going undefeated at the Columbus Playdate. They continued their strong play by defeating Shaw High School, Columbus High School, OLA, and Harris County twice on their way to a 5-0 record. In addition to winning the Columbus Playdate, they also won the Fayette County Sweet 16 Tournament earlier this season with a similar undefeated record of 6-0. Their balanced attack, with dominant offensive and defensive play this season, assisted them in beating their regional opponents. Read More»

Mr. Royce Richardson, 95, of Fayetteville

Mr. Royce Richardson, 95, of Fayetteville, died October 16, 2010.

He retired after 22 years with Eastern Airlines, and he always loved to farm.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years Martha Mask Richardson of Fayetteville; four sons Eugene & Kim Richardson of Fayetteville, Jerry Glenn Richardson of Gay, GA, David & Ann Richardson of Fayetteville, and Ronnie & Jenny Richardson of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother and three sisters. Read More»

Mary Agnes Holt, 80, of Peachtree City

Mary Agnes Holt of Peachtree City, GA, died peacefully Thursday, October 14, 2010, surrounded by her family.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Saint Gabriel Church in Fayetteville. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

She was born June 27, 1930 in Dubuque , Iowa , daughter of D.J. and Mary (McGrath) Kenneally.

She married Raymond Holt on July 4, 1964; he preceded her in death.

She graduated from St. Columbkille's and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital school of Nursing. She was an Air Force nurse for five years stationed in California . Read More»

More wins for Creek, Mercy and Whitewater

Sandy Creek quarterback Ronnie Bell. Photo/Michael Boylan.

The temperature got colder as the night wore on, but several local teams stayed hot, picking up important region wins. Sandy Creek and East Coweta both remained undefeated, while Whitewater and Our Lady of Mercy Read More»

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