Holyfield protective order dismissed

Wife, who claimed physical abuse, cites ‘personal reasons’ for dropping case

A temporary protective order filed against Evander Holyfield at the request of his wife Candi has now been dismissed, also at her request, according to court documents.

The protective order against Fayette’s most famous sports resident was filed Feb. 3 after Mrs. Holyfield claimed that “he hit me in the face, the back of my head twice and in my back” during a quarrel between the two at their north Fayette home Feb. 1. Read More»

Thomas Crossroads girls raise money for Haiti victims

Red Cross volunteer Tracey Crane receives a check for $1,400 for Haiti’s earthquake victims from Thomas Crossroads Elementary School 4th graders Riley Scruggs and Taylor Racht. The two girls initiated the “Pennies for the Poor” project at the school and raised the funds over a 10-day period.

It is always relevant for a person to think of the plight of others and go into action to lend a hand. Such an action is no less significant when it is born in the minds and hearts of two 4th graders. And that is what happened as Thomas Crossroads Elementary School students Taylor Racht and Riley Scruggs began the “Pennies for the Poor” effort that raised $1,400 for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Read More»

Peachtree City’s Mike Plant representing U.S. as Chef de Mission at the Winter Olympics

Mike Plant. Photo/Special

When the United States Olympic team participates in the opening ceremony of the Vancover Games this Friday, Peachtree City resident Mike Plant will be among them. In fact, he has been on site for a few weeks already making sure everything runs smoothly for the athletes and staff. Read More»

Fayette County Teacher of the Year finalists named

Friday is usually the favorite day of the week for most people, and for three teachers, it was a day that they will not soon forget.

The Teacher of the Year prize patrol made surprise classroom visits on Jan. 29 congratulating the three finalists selected to vie for the 2010 Fayette County Teacher of the Year title. The three finalists are Sally Meyer, Crabapple Lane Elementary; Jamie Munoz, Bennett’s Mill Middle; and Carrie Collins, Peeples Elementary. Read More»

Young scientists showcase experiments

Have you ever wondered about the recovery time of pH in the human mouth, effect of a lacrosse stick’s length on velocity or the role of PGC-1 alpha in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease? These are just a sampling of questions on the minds of Fayette’s budding scientists that were explored at the 2010 Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair. Read More»

Scouting for Food set for this month

Local Boy Scouts are carrying on the tradition that started 25 years ago as a Scout service project. Scouting for Food is considered America ’s largest One-Day Food Drive. In the United States, an estimated 13 million people go to bed hungry each night. With the current state unemployment rates reaching over 10 percent, the local community needs help this year more than ever to meet basic needs. Read More»

Ministry cofounder dies unexpectedly

A Better Way Ministries co-director Tony Ingram passed away unexpectedly Sunday night.

A Better Way founder John Barrow said Monday that cofounder and musician Tony Ingram died Sunday night of what is believed to have been a heart attack. Ingram is survived by a wife and two small children.

Barrow said Ingram was a director and one of three charter members of the ministry that opened its doors five years ago. Read More»

Barnes and Noble to host book signing of conservative author, radio host Doyle

Jerry Doyle, independent conservative radio host and author of “Have You Seen My Country Lately?: America’s Wake-Up Call” will signs copies of his book at Barnes and Noble in Fayetteville Monday, Jan. 11

The book signing begins at 1 p.m. but registration starts at noon. Participants should buy their book in advance. Read More»

Student honored for speech

Aida Villegas

Aida Villegas, adult education student with Fayette County Adult Ed. – Griffin Technical College was nominated by her ESL and GED instructors as Fayette County EAGLE representative (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education).

Villegas prepared a speech about herself and how adult education has impacted her life and her community. Recently, she competed at Griffin Technical College against representatives from the other Griffin Technical College service delivery areas. Read More»

PTC soldier back at home after helping train Afghans

Navy Reservist Corey Malmer helped train Afghan military forces at a small base along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Photo/Spe

Peachtree City resident and Navy Reservist Corey Malmer returned home this month from a year’s tour of duty along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Malmer, an intelligence specialist, served on an embedded training team that helped train cohorts in the Afghan national army. Such work is considered crucial to the military strategy in the area as U.S. and coalition forces move towards the eventual goal of having the Afghan army, border patrol and national police trained well enough to take their country back with little if any outside aid. Read More»

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