Newsmakers

“Ride to make history” in Senoia

Get ready to ride! Whether on motorcycles or bicycles, members of the Senoia Area Historical Society are inviting the community to the its first “Ride to Make History.” The new benefit ride coming June 5 is geared toward raising awareness of the importance of historic preservation.

The benefit ride will have a motorcycle component and a bicycle component. The motorcycle ride will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Maguire’s and end at the Senoia Area Historical Society house located at 6 Couch Street. Registration will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Maguire’s. Read More»

Fayette Counseling Center has grand opening of headquarters

The Fayette County Counseling Center has called several locations “home” since its inception in 1980 when the first full-time administrator, Cathy Johnson, opened for service. The center is a part of the McIntosh Trail Community Service Board, whose headquarters are in Griffin. Read More»

Tom Hamall remembered as metro force for good

Thomas Hamall

Fayette County and metro Atlanta lost a true friend last week with the passing of Tom Hamall. One of his most recent accomplishments as the co-creator of the ENCORE! Fayette Senior Adult Leadership Program was the culmination of a life of service to the communities where he lived. Always quick with a smile, Hamall saw life and its challenges not as problems, but as possibilities for learning and unity. Read More»

Fayette Relay for Life volunteers raise $400K for cancer research

Cancer survivors celebrate life at the 2010 Fayette County Relay for Life May 1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Relay for Life events always have a two-fold purpose that combines a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society (ASC) with a time for local people to fellowship with each other, to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors in the community and to remember those who have passed on. Read More»

Palmetto Youth League opens its doors

Palmetto Youth League (PYL) Director Bernard Knox (front left) and Mayor John Miller (front right) were all smiles April 17 for the organization’s grand opening at the C.A. Carter Center.

Palmetto Youth League (PYL) Director Bernard Knox (front left) and Mayor John Miller (front right) were all smiles April 17 for the organization’s grand opening at the C.A. Carter Center. They were joined by City Council members, PYL board of directors, Police Chief Luther Graham, parents and children.

Coweta County Tea Party Patriots - 1 year and going strong

Most grassroots efforts in any community start with a bang and quickly fizzle within weeks or months. But such is not the fate of the Coweta Tea Party Patriots. The organization is well past its first anniversary and is only showing signs of increasing its numbers.

“We’re not a huge group, but the group of people we have are very engaged and so many of them want to work for this effort,” said local organizer Wendy Bloedt. “We have a core group of 30-40 people and a larger group of more than 60 who attend our meetings.” Read More»

Coweta Fayette Rotary Club Welcomes attorney Lynn Clark and 4 GRSP Students

Lynn Clark visited the Coweta Fayette Rotary Club and introduced four GRSP Students. Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities.  Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country.  Read More»

Charity golf tournament coming to Cannongate

Awesome Youth Inc. will host its first annual Elaine B. Connally Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, May 15 at the Canongate I Golf Club.

The tournament event begins at 11 a.m. with tee time at 1 p.m. Team registration and single registration is available. Team, single, and raffle prizes include items such as cash, golf equipment and a Honda Accord Crosstour.

Awesome Youth Incorporated is a nonprofit organization, with all proceeds from the tournament benefitting the Summer Camp Scholarships for underprivileged under-served youth. Read More»