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9/11 in F'ville, PTC to be day of prayer, honor

The World Trade Center towers before their collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. File Photo.

To commemorate Sept. 11, 2001 three events are scheduled for Fayetteville and Peachtree City this coming Saturday. Two are Christian prayer gatherings: the first at midday on the Old Courthouse Square and the second that evening nearby at The Villages Amphitheater. Read More»

‘Cancer, I’m gonna beat you again in the blink of your evil eye’

Battling relapse of cancer together are Edna (L) and 8-year-old Mary Evelyn King. Photo/John  Munford.

On a recent afternoon, 8-year-old Mary Evelyn King piled all her stuffed animals together on the floor of her room. Then she covered them with a blanket so they wouldn’t see what was coming next.

Taking a perch high on her bed, Mary Evelyn leapt in the air, landing on the pile with a cackle of high-pitched laughter.

For someone who’s such an active child, and has such a heartwarming smile, it’s hard to imagine that Mary Evelyn has cancer ravaging the inside of her body. The neuroblastoma that has struck her attacks the nerves through the spinal cord. Read More»

Police reports - Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2010

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Aug. 31 - Monday, Sept. 6
Noel Ayala-Lara, 32, of Camron Landing, Stockbridge, for no license.
Mia Lasonya Boyd, 44, of Spruce Ridge Way, Stone Mountain, for probation violation.
Trey Allen Doxie, 18, of Chardinay Court, Peachtree City, for probation violation.
Brandon Donkor Harville, 29, of Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, for suspended license. Read More»

Fayette’s slowed growth rate mirrors metro Atlanta

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) in August released a report that examined the changes in the 10-county metro Atlanta population where the recession is taking its toll. Yet Fayette County, like the remaining ARC counties and the larger 28-county metro area continue to grow, albeit at a slower rate than what was seen in the past three decades. Read More»

GMC ranks twelfth in nation among community colleges

It is one thing to be recognized for excellence in education. It’s another thing to be recognized as one of the best in the nation. And that was the case when the Georgia Military College (GMC) was recently ranked number 12 in the nation among community colleges by Washington Monthly magazine. Read More»

Give teachers the information they need to help aid your student’s success

What can you tell a teacher that will help him do his job better? You might be surprised. While your child’s teacher is the expert in education, no one knows more about your child than you do. It’s just as important for parents to tell teachers about issues at home that may affect school performance as it is for teachers to report how children are doing in the classroom. Read More»

Five common mistakes on college applications and how to avoid them

The college application process can be overwhelming for a busy junior or senior. However, in the highly competitive college admission landscape of today, it is still important that students take the process seriously, getting their application package into the best possible shape. “Much of the groundwork for the college admission process begins the moment students start high school - taking challenging courses, getting involved, staying in touch with guidance counselors,” says Susan Sassic, Center Director of the Peachtree City Huntington Learning Center. Read More»

Expo to be extra extraordinary this year

Sell out of exhibitor booths and record attendance expected

One of the most important annual events in Fayette County is about to explode on the scene—the 20th annual Fayette Chamber of Commerce Community Expo!

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 3-7 p.m., all Fayette County roads lead to 551 New Hope Road and New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. If you’ve ever been to the Expo, you know the excitement it generates and instant value it brings to any visitor, not counting all the fun and friendly greeting from many folks you’ll know. But this year, the Fayette Chamber has gone all out to make Expo smack dab full of something for everyone. Read More»

Brooks Elementary hosts Zumba event to raise money for Relay for Life

Fayette County licensed-Zumba Instructor, Kareen Underwood, has organized a super-event tying in two personal things that mean the world to her: her love for Zumba and for helping others. Read More»

Blood drive Thursday in honor of Fayette public defender

As Fayette County Chief Public Defender Joe Saia continues to recover from a heart attack and the resulting multiple surgeries, the Fayette County legal community is responding with a blood drive in his honor at the Fayette County Courthouse Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saia was on vacation at a family reunion on June 16 in North Carolina when he first fell ill and he has since had numerous surgeries as he battles his way back in recovery. Read More»

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