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Owens-Harris engagement

Christina Owens engaged to Philip Harris

Dr. and Mrs. William Owens of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Owens, to Philip Harris, son of Frank and Kaye Harris of Newnan.

The bride-to-be graduated magma cum laude from Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music and is currently teaching general music and chorus at Fayetteville Intermediate School.

The groom-elect is currently working for the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services and attending paramedic school at Southern Crescent Technical College.

The couple will be married Nov. 5, 2011, in Savannah.

McIntosh graduate has eye-opening spring break

Laurel Briglevich, far left, with Leslie Pitman of Florida, also a Queens University Student, with children from the little hamlet of Chanchinel. Photo/Special.

Lots of college students tend to head south of the border on spring break. Laurel Briglevich went way south. The daughter of John Briglevich, the goalkeepers coach at McIntosh and Wendy Wilson, Briglevich is an international studies major, a senior at Queens and a McIntosh graduate herself. From March 12-21, she went with 14 other students and three advisers to Guatemala. Read More»

Peachtree City is going purple for Relay for Life

Seeing a lot of purple as you ride along Highway 54, or take a cruise along the cart paths in Peachtree City?

Don’t worry, it’s not your eyes. They’re painting Peachtree City Purple.

They’re putting purple bows around the City Plaza, they’re decorating the trees on the plaza around the fountain with purple lights, they’re placing purple bows on path markers, and hanging purple banners around town. They even hope to find a way to turn the water in the Fountain at City Hall Plaza purple.

So what’s all the purple about? Read More»

Whitewater, Starr's Mill and McIntosh up for Shuler Hensley Awards

Greater Atlanta high school musical theater will light up the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre stage on April 26, for the 2011 Shuler Hensley Awards, celebrating excellence in high school musical theater. Read More»

Fayette County Historical Society meets Sunday

The Fayette County Historical Society will meet this Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at its headquarters at 190 Lee Street.

It is the white building directly behind the American Legion Log Cabin.

The Board of Directors will be presenting the various types of information available in its files. Perhaps you wondered how a street got its name, or perhaps how many Fayette Countians fought in the various wars. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Poets in the spotlight at county library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Fayette County Public Library presents “Poets in the Spotlight,” a poetry performance revue and open mike session on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Read More»

Jesse Outlar, retired sports editor of The Atlanta Constitution

The popular sports writer, Jesse Outlar, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011 to go to what he called the Big Sleep.

Outlar was born to Jesse P. Outlar and Lois Mangham in Finleyson, Georgia. The family settled in Omega where Outlar started his love affair with newspapers and sports. He had his own route at the age of seven delivering the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Constitution and the Jacksonville Times-Union. He dreamed of writing the stories of the sports heroes he’d hurry home to read about after each morning’s deliveries. Read More»

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

The eighth annual Fifth Grade Math Bowl was held recently at Crabapple Lane Elementary School. The winning team includes, from left, Delaney Baro, McKay Moore, and Alex Seymour. The alternate is Jack Vaughn (not pictured). They will advance to the Fifth Grade Fayette County Math Tournament on May 2 where they will compete with winning teams from all of the Fayette County elementary schools.

Bring retired computer parts and electronics to Fayette County Earth Day for recycling

Cartridges for Kids will reward J.C. Booth Middle School PTO more than $100 for diverting these few retired electronics from our local landfills. All will be refurbished for reuse or properly recycled. Funds earned are used to purchase classroom supplies for teachers. Sat., April 16 Fayette County residents can bring their used electronics to Fayette County Earth Day.

Closets and corners cluttered with retired electronics? Looking for a earth-friendly way to clear out? Load up old electronics, computers and accessories and bring them to the Fayette County Earth Day celebration. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., April 16 J.C. Booth Middle School Beta Club students will be at the Stonewall Government Complex at Hwy 54 and 85 in Fayetteville to accept electronics for recycling.

You can bring these items to the Earth Day event, or to the school at 250 Peachtree Pkwy. S.:

• ink and toner cartridges from printers and postage machines Read More»

Good taste in abundance at Senoia UMC

Good taste in abundance at Senoia UMC

It was a tasty affair on April 3 at the Senoia United Methodist Church when a large number of area residents dined under the trees in perfect weather at the second annual Taste of Senoia, sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club. Area residents and restaurants had plenty of their culinary fare on hand for the occasion that also included a raffle. And inside the church, diners visited with Trey Baggarly, who played the role of Rev. F.W. Baggarly, founder of the church in 1861. Photo/Ben Nelms

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