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Students earn national achievement scholarships

Two Fayette County High and two Whitewater High School students are among 700 nationwide receiving National Achievement Scholarships through the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for African American high school students. Read More»

'Seussical Jr.' comes to Patriot Hall

The Flat Rock Middle School chorus is proud to present the musical, “Seussical, Jr.” Apr. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m., at Patriot Hall. This adaptation of the Broadway musical brings together the much loved characters from the Dr. Seuss books “orton Hears a Who!,” “Horton Hatches the Egg,” and “Gertrude McFuzz.” Read More»

Earth Day 2010, Fayette County style

Earth Day 2010, Fayette County style

These young ladies entertained the crowd Saturday at the annual Fayette County Earth Day event in Tyrone. Photo/Ben Nelms.

3 in Fayette appointed to state advisory boards

Three prominent Fayette County residents have been appointed to different statewide advisory boards by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

County Commission Chairman Jack Smith was named to the Board of the Georgia Leadership Academy; Development Authority Chairman Randy Hayes was named to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Advisory Committee; and Fayette County Election Board Chairwoman and real estate appraiser Marilyn Watts was named to the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board.

All three have been extensively active in the community: Read More»

Tea Partiers turn out in force in PTC

Red, white and blue were the patriotic colors of the day at Thursday's TEA Party at Drake Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Drake Field near Peachtree City Hall on April 15 drew an estimated 1,800 people for the Tax Day Tea Party sponsored by the Fayette County-based South Atlanta Tea Party Patriots.

Gallery of Tea Party photos

Music played, a variety of protest signs were displayed and flags flew in the warm breeze, Read More»

Historic courthouse on track for summer completion

The rehabilitation of the landmark 1904 Coweta County Courthouse is on schedule for completion sometime this summer. Coweta County commissioners April 6 authorized several work orders for the $6.284 million project.

Among the change orders were those that carried credits of $65,981. They included replacing aesthetic finishes with higher impact resistant finishes in the basement restroom, a value engineering alternative to delete resilient flooring in several rooms and the deletion of a lift in the upstairs courtroom. A removable ramp and turn-around ramp will be used in its place. Read More»

Aire Traffic jams for local fundraiser

Florida-based Aire Traffic puts on a show for more than 250 at the April 10 fundraiser for the Race for Riley.

The annual Race for Riley fundraiser for the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville has a new participant this year. The Florida-based group Aire Traffic played for more than 250 people Saturday night at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, offering their own mix of jazz and rock. The Race for Riley 5k Walk/Run and Bike Ride will be held April 24. For more information visit http://raceforriley.org

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