Fayette County

Senior Services offers dementia caregivers' workshops

Caregiver workshops offered at FSS to better understand and manage diagnosis of dementia

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementia can be overwhelming. To better address the diverse needs of caregivers, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) and Piedmont Fayette Hospital will co-host two highly informative workshops offered by Sixty Plus Older Adult Services of Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta). Both workshops feature geriatric care professionals from Piedmont Hospital’s Sixty Plus Older Adult Services program, which provides educational and supportive programs designed to enhance the well being of older adults and their families. Read More»

Linda Zaporski, 60, of Fayetteville

Linda Zaporski, 60, of Fayetteville, GA died January 16, 2011.

Linda was born in Antigo, Wisconsin and received a bachelor’s degree in education. She was a teacher with the Fayette County School System.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents Anton Hallada and Marie Theisen Hallada. Read More»

PTC to consider gas cart ban Thursday night

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider a proposal to ban the registration of gas-powered golf carts, although existing gas cart owners will have 10 years before facing the same consequence, thereby rendering their carts unusable on the city’s 80-plus mile cart path system.

The gas golf cart ban has been applauded by residents who contend they are too smelly and noisy. But opponents have contended that the carts are a better alternative to electric-powered models since they have more range per tank compared to the electric cart’s built-in battery power. Read More»

Fresh Market hiring for PTC location

As it gets closer to opening in the Peachtree Crossings shopping center, The Fresh Market grocery store has announced a career open house event slated for Jan. 26 at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

Among the job openings are: assistant produce manager, grocery specialist, assistant deli manager, gift/floral specialist and specialists for cheese, candy/coffee, seafood and others.

All applicants are required to apply online before the open house, according to the company. The website on which the company is accepting applications is TheFreshMarket.com/careers. Read More»

PTC has ‘new’ bus to teach fire prevention, safety

The Peachtree City Fire Department recently unveiled its Fire Education Bus, which is specially equipped to teach people of all ages about fire safety in the home. Read More»

Take your best shot (of Fayette County's natural beauty) by Jan. 31 deadline

Photo is “Sun Dancers” by Dale Niles, 2010 First Place, Trust Properties Category. Provided by Southern Conservation Trust.

You still have time to capture your best photographs and enter them in the Southern Crescent’s premier photography exhibition. The 3rd annual juried exhibition, Nature, Undisturbed, continues to solicit entries for the 2011 competition through Jan. 31. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey of PTC introduces bill allowing out-of-state health insurance options

Georgia House Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) on Thursday introduced House Bill 47 aimed at providing Georgians with additional health insurance options. Read More»

Melba O’Quinn Purcell, 86, of Fayetteville

Melba O’Quinn Purcell, 86, of Fayetteville, went to be with the Lord and her Savior on January 16, 2011, from complications of pneumonia.

Melba was born in Adel, Cook County, Georgia on January 14, 1925 to the late Serena Iowa and Willie Washington O’Quinn. After graduating from business school, she moved to College Park, Georgia, and began her secretarial career with Delta Air Lines, Inc. It was there that she met her husband of 51 years, Carroll Hires Purcell. They married in November, 1959, and lived in East Point. They moved to Fayetteville in 1981. Read More»

Inez Jones Pye, 98, of Fayetteville

Inez Jones Pye, 98, of Fayetteville died January 15, 2011.

Mrs. Pye was born in Tyrone May 26, 1912 to Willie & Daisy Jones where she was raised and lived until she married William Pye in August 1931, and moved to Fayetteville and has lived here since. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband of 60 years.

Survivors include son Hoyt & Carolyn Pye of Cartersville; daughter Harriett & Ronald Parham of Fayette County; 4 grandsons, 10 great grandchildren; sister Margie & Billy Braswell; brother Emory & Barbara Jones. Read More»

Mrs. Annie Margaret Chapman Stubbs, 90, of Woolsey

Mrs. Annie Margaret Chapman Stubbs, 90, of Woolsey, passed away on January 14, 2011.

Mrs. Stubbs is preceded in death by her husband Weldon Stubbs and three sisters.

She is survived by her sisters, Helen Britt of Clayton, and Louise Kilgore of Griffin; brothers, Wade Chapman of Watkinsville, Billy Chapman of Fayetteville, and Donald Chapman of Griffin. Read More»

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