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Fayette's STARS are announced

The Fayette County Public School System congratulates the following high school seniors and their selected teachers for being named to the 2011 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) program. Read More»

Recycle electronics at Booth

Ms. Henkel’s 8th Grade Science Class at JC Booth Middle School with their collection of electronics recyclables, including cellphones, digital cameras, DVDs video games. A portion of the funds raised through this Earth Day campaign will directly support the school’s science department. The PTO collects items year round to support all classroom programs. Photo/Noelle Henkel

If you’re like most Americans, you have a couple old, unused cellphones stashed in your home. You may even have a handful of used ink cartridges.
Did you know it takes about a gallon of oil to make an ink cartridge? Or, that 12 are thrown away every second, along with four cellphones. That’s cash—and resources—just going in the trash.

That’s a shame, because some of these items can be reused, most contain parts that can be recycled, and many are made of metals that can be harmful to the environment. Read More»

New Commander for Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol

Lt. Col. David Mitchell

David Mitchell of Peachtree City has assumed command of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Lt. Col. Mitchell was raised in Columbus, Ohio and it was there he fell in love with flying. Entering CAP as a cadet in 1968, he soloed at age 16.  A member of the Peachtree City unit since 2007, Mitchell is a check pilot/instructor pilot in several CAP aircraft including the new Cessna 182 NAV III G1000 “glass cockpit” (no dials, just screens). Mitchell served as Deputy Commander prior to assuming Command.     Read More»

Rising Starr Girl Scouts set sights on NASA

Rising Starr Girl Scouts set sights on NASA

Girl Scout Troop 548 from Rising Starr Middle School attended an overnight adventure at the Kennedy Space Center March 19. The scouts toured the Space Center, met Astronaut John Blaha, and slept under the Saturn V rocket. In the photo: (L-R) Kristen Stogner, Lindsey Jackson, Adele Allen, Jennifer Linville and Avery Grillo. Photo/Special.

Bargain hunting

Bargain hunting

Shamrock Park in Tyrone on March 19 was the epicenter of all things yard sale. Area residents had a variety of choices supplied by local organizations and vendors eager to show off their wares. The backdrop for the Century of Treasures event took the form of clear skies and mild temperatures that made Saturday morning yard sale-ing all the better. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Go way back in time at The marketplace at Providence UMC

Ancient Jerusalem comes to life from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church for the annual presentation of The Marketplace. The unique event places visitors in a life-size mock-up of the city at the time of Christ. Trying your hand at writing Hebrew like these kids if just one of the endless activities available for the entire family. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Update: The Marketplace will not be open Saturday due to the threat of rain. The event will be held Sunday from 5-8 p.m., weather permitting.

It is one thing to talk about or reflect on what life in a city like ancient Jerusalem might have looked like. It’s another thing to visit it for yourself. And that is what is available through Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church. The Marketplace is unlike any large working exhibit that most area residents will ever see. Read More»

Mr. Ven I. Gella, 63, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ven I. Gella, 63, of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Mr. Gella was born on May 24, 1947 in the Philippines. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Navy he began his career with Pan Am and later retired from Delta Air Lines. He was currently employed at World Airways.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years Minnie R. Gella; daughter Stephanie (Andrew) Alfonso; son Steven (Jennifer) Gella; daughter Sheryl (Michael) Campbell; grandchildren, Chance, Flora, Kalani, Elika, Ava, Oliver and Olivia; sister Brenda (Robert) Klebahn. Read More»

Crabapple Science Olympiad team takes second

Crabapple Science Olympiad team takes second

The Crabapple Lane Cardinal's Science Olympiad team went to county competition March 19 and came home with a strong second place finish. The team consisted of 27 members from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Each student that competed earned at least one award for placing in the top six. Events in the Olympiad included water rockets, mystery architect, and crime busters. The Cardinals will now prepare to go to state competition in May. The team is coached by fifth grade teacher Pat Costa. Photo/Special.

Peeples Science Olympiad team blasts off to place every competitor

Peeples Science Olympiad team blasts off to place every competitor

Peeples Science Olympiad Team rocketed past other competitors on Saturday, Mar. 19, as they competed against other schools in Fayette County. In record-breaking school history, every student placed in an event. The team was award the county championship and will go on to compete at the state competition in May. Photo/Special.

Mr. Melba H. “Hoss” Couch Jr. of Fayetteville

Mr. Melba H. “Hoss” Couch Jr. of Fayetteville died March 11, 2011.

He is survived by Julie Peeples and her husband Lance; Tabetha Allison; Shelby Peeples; Della Peeples; Zoie Peeples, all of Fayetteville; Bonnell Phillips and children of Warm Springs; Lorene Couch; George Couch and his wife Debbie; J. C. Couch and his wife Eleanor, all of McDonough; Wayne Couch and his wife Ginger of Brooks; Mary Banks and her husband Raymond of Starrs Mill; nieces, nephews and cousins. Read More»

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