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Reminder: fly your American flag June 14 for Flag Day

Those beautiful red and white broad stripes and the 50 white stars on a blue background are about to celebrate a birthday.

Our flag, the American flag, the symbol of our great country, was adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. The resolution passed by our founding fathers described our flag with the following words; “White signifies purity and innocence; red hardiness and valor; blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and Justice”.

The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Fayetteville reminds everyone to fly your flag on June 14.

UDC honors veterans with service awards

Frankie Lyle Chapter #2074, United Daughters of the Confederacy observed Confederate Memorial Day with a Ceremony of Bestowal of Military Service Awards to veterans who served our country during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict and the Dominican Republic Operation.

The ceremony was held on April 24, 2010 at the historic Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Forest Park with a reception honoring the recipients and guests. Read More»

Valedictorian Fair honored

Whitewater High School Valedictorian, Jenna Fair, met with Governor Sonny Perdue and Mrs. Perdue at the Governor’s Mansion for a reception honoring the state of Georgia’s valedictorians.  Jenna is a recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program.  Jenna is the daughter of Denise and Jim Fair of Fayetteville.

Whitewater High School Valedictorian, Jenna Fair, met with Governor Sonny Perdue and Mrs. Perdue at the Governor’s Mansion for a reception honoring the state of Georgia’s valedictorians.  Jenna is a recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program.  Jenna is the daughter of Denise and Jim Fair of Fayetteville.

5 local students awarded Byrd Honors scholarship for academic excellence

The high academic achievements of five recent high school graduates have garnered them a federally funded scholarship that has been awarded to approximately 27,000 students nationwide.

Jenna Fair of Whitewater High, Lauren Swany of Starr’s Mill High, Julian Urrego of Fayette County High, Antuan Weeks of Sandy Creek High, and Matthew Niebes of McIntosh High are recipients of the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. Each student will receive a $1,500 award for four years to help cover tuition costs at the college or university of their choice. Read More»

School transportation personnel celebrate end of year

Bus drivers Jesse Adams, Sherry Harris and Janet Vines have fun at the annual end of the year celebration. Photo/Special.

School bus drivers, monitors and the transportation staff celebrated the end of the school year with an appreciation luncheon at Christ’s Church at Whitewater.

Awards were given to drivers who have been with the county for five years as well as for perfect attendance. Drivers who received their five-year service certificates were Janice Filla, Dennis Smart, Susan Bishop, Carla Cann, Olivia Brown, Tara Bradshaw, Sherry Harris, Kelly Ranes, and Robert Whitley. Read More»

Staples donates to CARE program

Andrew Meaney, sales associate, and Sharon Francisco, assistant manager, at the Fayetteville Staples delivered donated items to CARE for distribution to the school system’s teachers and students.

This school year is over, but the staff at the Staples in Fayetteville is already looking ahead to the next one.

During the last week of school, the store donated a number of supplies to the school system’s CARE (Children at Risk in Education) program. Among them were calculators, dry erase boards, bike locks, and magnetic bulletin boards. CARE will distribute the supplies next year to schools and students that have been identified as being able to benefit from them. Read More»

Local playwright Guyton pens ‘Death of a Snowman’

Fayetteville resident Daniel Guyton has written a new play entitle d “Death of a Snowman,” which was published by theatrical giants Heuer Publishing in June 2010. “Death of a Snowman” is the story of a young girl and her snowman discussing life and the afterlife together, in an existential comic fantasy. Read More»

As car bites the dust, I still miss my Maverick

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

My first car was a green Ford Maverick with the shift on the column and a broken gas gauge. I had to keep up with my miles between gas purchases so that I would not run out. I can’t remember, but I think it was a 1971 model.

I bought it for $500 with my grass cutting earnings. When I was ten or eleven years old, I decided it was time to make some money. I hung a poster in the convenience store down the highway that read “Will mow lawns in Allenwood. Call David Chancey at . . .” Read More»

Providence’s parenting seminar is this Saturday

Providence United Methodist Church will offer a “Parenting is Heart Work” seminar Saturday, June 12, from 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The seminar is open to the community and emphasizes helping parents solve the real problems they are facing. A children’s program is offered at the same time, so that the whole family can attend. Read More»

Glory Clapp will perform at B-Acts meeting Thursday

The B-Acts group, seniors age 50 and older at Flat Creek Baptist Church, will have a dinner meeting Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m., with ventriloquist Glory Clapp and her friend, Hal A. Lujah, providing the entertainment. Members are encouraged to bring their friends.

Those who are attending for the first time are guests of the group.

Regular members are asked to bring a vegetable and a salad or dessert. Meat will be provided by the church.

Flat Creek is on Flat Creek Trail between Ga. Highway 54 and Tyrone Road, about halfway between Fayetteville and Peachtree City. Read More»