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Bernadine Ulaine Hilfiker, 94, of Fayetteville

Bernadine Ulaine Hilfiker passed peacefully March 26, 2011, at her home in Fayetteville, Ga.

She was born March 1, 1917, to Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ihle in Cleghorn, Iowa. She met her partner in life, Everett S. (Hil) Hilfiker, while working as a nurse at Pomona Valley Hospital, Ca. Their marriage lasted 68 years and produced three successful daughters. Bernie was active in her church, loved gardening, reading, literature, and flowers. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, and mother. Read More»

Students selected for Governor's Honors

A total of 18 students from the county’s high schools have been selected to attend this summer’s Governor’s Honors Program. Read More»

10th annual spring yard sale set for Saturday

Calling all bargain hunters!

Visit over 50 yard sales in one location at the 10th Anniversary Harvest Yard Sale on Saturday, Apr. 2 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Sponsored by the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department, this community-wide sale will be held at the Activities House parking lot at 980 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Shoppers at past sales have come from Norcross to Macon, Lithonia to Luthersville and everywhere in between.

All booth space has been sold! Free admission and parking for all bargain hunters. All vendor booths for the Spring Yard Sale are sold out. Read More»

Students’ skills earn awards at state competition; two headed for national conference

Medal winners (L-R) Robbie Chontos, Chanelle Smith, Gavin Baswell, State Officer Addie Davis, Jason Fore, Marissa Shenkle, and Donovan Ivey.

Six Sandy Creek High students earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference for their abilities in the areas of Job Skill Demonstration, Graphic Design and Communication, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Automotive Service and Diesel Equipment Technology.

Bringing home gold medals were Gavin Baswell (Job Skill Demonstration) and Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Brochure).

Silver winners include Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Promotional Graphic) and Marissa Shenkle (Extemporaneous Speaking). Read More»

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»

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