Newsmakers

Big catch in Lake Peachtree

Young Peachtree City resident Will Conner hauled in this eight pound bass July 23 on a fishing trip at an undisclosed location on Lake Peachtree.

Conner was using a rattle-trap crank bait and posed for a photo for proud dad David Conner before tossing the fish back into the lake.

Young Peachtree City resident Will Conner hauled in this eight pound bass July 23 on a fishing trip at an undisclosed location on Lake Peachtree.

Conner was using a rattle-trap crank bait and posed for a photo for proud dad David Conner before tossing the fish back into the lake.

40-day ‘Jesus Feast’ set to begin Aug. 10

“If you gotta start somewhere, why not here? If you gotta start sometime, why not now?”

More than the lyrics of Toby Mac’s popular “City on Our Knees,” these questions appropriately introduce an event which begins next Tuesday.

The Jesus Feast, sponsored by The Emerging Daniel Company, was conceived by two Fayette County business women, Joyce Beverly and Angie Samples. The impetus for the project stemmed from their burden to lift Jesus up in this community and nation. Read More»

Fayette WWII vets to make final Honor Flight

These WWII veterans were joined by several current service members at the WWII national memorial in Washington, D.C. during the May Honor Flight trip. The final Honor Flight Fayette trip is scheduled for Sept. 15. Photo/Special.

On Sept. 15, Honor Flight Fayette will be making its last voyage to the national World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Honor Flight has been chauffeuring WWII veterans to memorials since 2007, and this is the group’s seventh and final such flight.

Flight days are a flurry of activity, beginning with a send-off breakfast in downtown Fayetteville and a subsequent police-escorted ride through Fayetteville to Hartsfield International Airport. Read More»

Former Chief chases soccer dream

Omar Jarun (in red) avoids the legs of an opponent in a game last season. Jarun, a defender from Peachtree City and a graduate of McIntosh High School, plays professional soccer in Poland for Pogon Szczecin. Photo/Special.

Omar Jarun plays defense for pro team in Poland

For the majority of soccer players, the peak of their career is making the state tournament in high school. A smaller group of those players experience the highs of winning a state championship and an even smaller percentage go on to play soccer in college. A tiny fraction of those players will advance from there to play semi-professionally or professionally. Read More»

A little dab of this

It was hands on in spades last week as nearly 60 youngsters participated in morning and afternoon sessions at the Senoia Hands-on Kids Art Camp held at the Freeman Sasser building.

It was hands on in spades last week as nearly 60 youngsters participated in morning and afternoon sessions at the Senoia Hands-on Kids Art Camp held at the Freeman Sasser building. The camp was sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority. Lunch for all the kids and volunteers was provided on Thursday by Maguire’s. Photo by Starr's Mill High School student Katie Busey.

Pickin' on the Square

There’s nothing like a little free-wheeling to get the afternoon going around the Courthouse Square in Newnan. Area musicians gathered recently to play some of their favorite tunes as part of “Pickin’ on the Square.”

There’s nothing like a little free-wheeling to get the afternoon going around the Courthouse Square in Newnan. Area musicians gathered recently to play some of their favorite tunes as part of “Pickin’ on the Square.”

Tyrone "Back to School Bash" Saturday

Looking for some fun for the family this weekend? Look no further than Shamrock Park in Tyrone Saturday morning and afternoon where the town will hold the 2010 version of the “Back to School Bash.”

Tyrone Recreation Department Director Jennifer Patton said the festivities will include all day fun for kids including moonwalks and face painting, a local DJ and lots of music.

The event will also feature a 4-D movie that will provide much more than just the sound and video, Patton said, suggesting that families come and see just what’s inside the unique ride. Read More»

Spotlight turns to next 2 judges from 6 candidates

Perhaps the most important political offices to be filled in coming days or weeks won’t be decided on by voters at all.

Instead, it’s Gov. Sonny Perdue in the driver’s seat, as he will appoint two people to fill the unexpired terms of resigned Superior Court judges Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. and Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

Voting chief vows no more tabulation glitches in the future

Fayette Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer demonstrates a vote tabulating computer. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Following the progress of Fayette’s primary election returns as they came in last week was difficult to do. Read More»

Local man honored by governor

Morrison receives customer service award from Perdue

A Fayetteville man has received a commendation from Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for his service with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

Jeff Morrison, a senior planner for the GEMA Radiological Program, recently was awarded the Governor’s Commendation for Excellence in Customer Service. Morrison works with numerous counties to develop emergency management exercises.

Morrison was lauded for having a positive attitude, concern for those he is assisting and technical expertise and professionalism. Read More»