Newsmakers

Fayette NAACP to hold Mighty Men of Valor conference

On August 21, the annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference, facilitated by the NAACP in partnership with the Theta Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the Associated of Village Pride, Inc., will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sams Auditorium at the Lafayette Education Center located at 205 Lafayette Avenue in Fayetteville. This year’s conference theme is “Boys to Men: Training in Ethical Leadership & Academic Excellence.” Read More»

What’s in healthcare law that affects seniors? Find out Aug. 17

When it comes to the built-in complexities of federal programs, few would claim to be an expert. And that is especially true of the voluminous Affordable Care Act — also known as ObamaCare — adopted earlier this year and signed into law. To help clarify the new law as it applies to seniors, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) will host an Aug. 17 presentation to help answer residents’ questions. Read More»

Tyrone seeks nominees for “Hero of the Year”

Tyrone Founders Day is looking for those who have exhibited act of courage and is looking for submissions for the “Hero of the Year.”
Rules & regulations:

1. All nominations are to be submitted on the ‘official entry form”. The forms may be augmented with clippings or other evidentiary materials. You may use back of form if additional space is needed.

2. Nominations must be received no later than August 20, 2010 to be eligible.

3. The review board will be made up of three impartial judges. Read More»

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»