Cattle Baron’s Ball

Organizers of the American Cancer Society’s 12th annual “Cattle Baron’s Ball” are proud to announce that this year’s ball raised $100,000, bringing the 12 year total for the annual western themed fundraiser to $1.3 million dollars.

“I am so thrilled with this year’s Cattle Baron’s Ball,” says Event Chairperson Sarah Palmer. ”Everyone seemed to have a great time, peoplewere in good spirits, there was lots of dancing, lots of bidding and mostimportantly we raised a lot of money for the American Cancer Society.”

Palmer led the committee of local volunteers.  Read More»

Teachers tete-a-tete

Rising Starr Middle faculty present the proceeds raised for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center. Front, from left, Caroline Rutledge, with the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center, learning specialist Camille Jammes, RSMS Principal Nancy Blair, Science Teacher Ann Lenderman, Science Teacher Karen Mizell and School Superintendent Joseph Barrow. Back, Math Teacher Richard O’Brien. Photo/Submitted

Rising Starr Middle School (RSMS) faculty challenged Bennett’s Mill Middle School (BMMS) faculty to a volleyball game to help raised funds to help cancer patients at the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center.

The event generated over $440 for the Cancer Wellness Center.

In early October, RSMS Principal Nancy Blair issued a friendly challenge to a game of volleyball to all other middle schools in the county. BMMS Principal Jason Byars accepted.

Rising Starr won the game, beating Bennett’s Mill in two out of three games. Read More»

Magic carpet to red carpet: ‘Aladdin, Jr.’

Aladdin standouts include Elijah Lee (Fayetteville), Emma and Katie Futch (Peachtree City), and Evan Hassenritter (Newnan). Photo/Submitted

A Disney classic gets retold by juniors

Disney’s musical version of “Aladdin” opened this year on Broadway, but residents can enjoy a family-friendly junior version closer to home when the Konos Academy Juniors of Fayetteville and Peachtree City presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.,” on Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church at Whitewater in Fayetteville.

Based on the popular animated movie, Disney’s “Aladdin” is the story of a poor Arabian boy who meets a beautiful princess, Jasmine. Read More»

Ga. Power donates 1k to education

Fayette County Education Foundation board member and former chairman, Rick Lindsey, of the Lindsey Law Firm in Peachtree City, accepts the $1,000 donation from Tony Ferguson of Georgia Power, and a new board member on the Foundation. Photo/Submitted

Georgia Power continues to show its support for public education in Fayette County by making a gift of $1,000 to the Fayette County Education Foundation, a nonprofit that funds programs and initiatives that enhance learning opportunities for students and teachers of Fayette County Public Schools.

Georgia Power has been a yearly supporter of the Foundation since 2009.

To date, the company has donated $5,500 that has helped to fund various academic programs in schools across the county. Read More»

‘O Christmas Tea’

From left, Community Welcome House Board Chair Samantha Brazie, “O Christmas Tea Chai”r Ellie White-Stevens of Dirt1x, and sponsor Melissa Orme of Orme Law Firm at last year’s “O Christmas Tea.” This year’s event will be Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Details, tickets and sponsorships are available at Photo/Submitted

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, “O Christmas Tea,” will provide a delicious way to support those fleeing from violent relationships at Community Welcome House.

Ballerinas from Peachtree City School of Dance will perform scenes from The Nutcracker. Live music will include caroling from the South Metro Ministries choir and jazz guitar from Matt White. With a silent auction and high tea this evening event for women, themed “A Cold Winter’s Night,” is a holiday favorite. Festivities are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Platinum Sponsor Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Read More»

‘Bat Boy:’ a ‘cult classic’

‘Bat Boy:’ a ‘cult classic’

Clayton State brings underground favorite to the stage

The Clayton State University Theatre will be performing their fall production, “Bat Boy: The Musical,” at 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 through 15.

There will also be a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 15. The event is free for Clayton State students and $5 for general admission.

“Bat Boy: The Musical,” is the stage adaptation of a Weekly World News 1992 story about a half-boy and half-bat living in a cave. The first off-Broadway production was at the Union Square Theatre in 2001. Read More»

Sandy Creek builds race car

Sandy Creek’s SkillsUSA chapter built their first race car for the inaugural STEAM Challenge Race at the Georgia Fall and Leadership Conference. Driver Omari Collier and operator Kristopher Davis power “The Creek” car to the finish line.  

SCHS SkillsUSA students ride with style in ‘The Creek’ car

Another SkillsUSA Georgia Fall Leadership Conference has come and gone with the Sandy Creek High chapter gathering up more awards.

Six students, Noah Jacobs, Cameron King, Amanda Paver, Jade Ponder, Helen Smith and Hope Vanguilder, won the Statesman Award, testing their knowledge of the SkillsUSA organization and leadership. Read More»

Grace Bernhard Sprayberry of Stockbridge

Grace Bernhard Sprayberry

Grace Bernhard Sprayberry of Stockbridge, Ga. passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 5, 2014. Read More»

Hall of Fame inductee

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s chief administrative officer, Linda Matzigkeit, Fayette girl scout Helen Davidson and WXIA/11Alive’s Donna Lowry. Photo/Submitted

Peachtree City’s Helen Davidson was honored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at their Strong4Life Youth Ambassador Hall of Fame Awards.

Davidson was celebrated for a project she did at the Girl Scout’s Camp Loblolly (a day camp in Peachtree City) where she played off the camp’s ‘C.L.U.E.’ theme (Camp Loblolly Undercover Experience) to help the scouts become healthy agents. Read More»

Banner year for hot pots of chili

First place winners of the Judges Choice Commercial Chili award Lee King and Andy King of King Tree Experts, Inc., standing on either side of Line Creek Civitan Club President Mike Lossner. Photo/courtesy of Debbie Rader-Clanton.

Line Creek Civitan Club’s annual chili contest brings in big results

It was cold, winds were gusting and the chili was hot. It was a banner year for the Line Creek Civitan Club as they held their annual chili challenge at Shakerag Knoll Park in Peachtree City. 

People came all day, from all over the state and other countries to enjoy the festivities and taste the many varieties of chili.

The net proceeds from the Chili Challenge will support local community charities and Civitan projects that work to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Read More»

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