Newsmakers

Three new art programs coming to Serenbe

Serenbe is pleased to announce the launch of three new art programs in the community: the Serenbe Photography Center, Serenbe Playhouse and Fine Arts Workshops. Each has workshops and/or performances scheduled that are open to the public. Read More»

Locals seek food, water for Haiti

JohnMark Conklin (in the gray cap) and members of Scout Troop 118 from Brooks United Methodist Church load up donated supplies of rice, beans and water destined for earthquake victims in Haiti. Collections will continue Sunday afternoon at the Starr’s Mill Chick-fil-A on Ga. Highway 74 South.

Eagle Scout projects can take many forms. For Starr’s Mill High School senior JohnMark Conklin, the idea of collecting staple foods and water for earthquake victims in Haiti was just the thing to do. JohnMark is partnering with New Hope Church South and with Tyrone-based Operation Mobilization to collect rice, beans and water and to have it shipped to the Caribbean island. Read More»

F’ville Main Street program acknowledged

F’ville Main Street program acknowledged

Fayetteville Main Street Director Brian Wismer and Main Street Chairman Lane Brown, received recognition from Commissioner Mike Beatty of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for being an active Georgia Main Street city for over 10 years. The Main Street program is a nationwide effort created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980. It was designed to help revitalize historic downtown districts across America. Photo/Special.

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»

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