Mrs. Winner’s gets a face-lift

Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits on North Glynn Street is about to get a face-lift. Fayetteville Planning Commission last week approved revised development plans that will make several changes to the store’s exterior.

Fantastic Sams gets new owners

Brad & Stephani Moseley are the new owners of the Fantastic Sams salon in Peachtree City. The Moseley’s also own the Fantastic Sams salon in Fayetteville at the Summit Point shopping center.

Peachtree City Fantastic Sams has new owners

Brad and Stephani Moseley are the new owners of the Fantastic Sams salon in Peachtree City, Ga. The Moseleys also own the Fantastic Sams salon in Fayetteville, Ga. at the Summit Point shopping center.

Bank merger complete

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based diversified financial services company announced the completion of the merger of three Synovus banks in metro Atlanta - First Nation Bank, based in Covington, Georgia and Peachtree National Bank, based in Peachtree City merged with Bank of North Georgia, headquartered in Alpharetta. The combined banks are using the Bank of North Georgia name.

"Find It in Fayette" at the Fayette Chamber's expo

Fayetteville - Whether it's sampling tasty food, viewing a pace car from Atlanta Motor Speedway "up close and personal", or having the chance to win prizes such as roundtrip AirTran Airways tickets or a vacation getaway to Seascape Resort in Destin, Florida, there's something for most everyone at the Fayette Chamber's upcoming Business Expo. Best of all, more than 130 local businesses and organizations will have displays to show visitors to the Expo a wide range of products and services and how to "Find It in Fayette." The Expo is at the New Hope Church in Fayetteville on September 25, from 3 to 7 pm. The 17th Annual event is free and is open to the community.

Job Fair is Sept.24

The Georgia Department of Labor and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce have combined efforts to host a "Find It in Fayette" Job Fair at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville September 24 from 3 to 7 pm. The event is free and open to the community.

Kevin Wandra: Meeting an Atlanta Brave

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If the Atlanta Braves called you tomorrow and said you could meet one Brave, whom would it be? What questions would you ask him?

Lake McIntosh gets approval, while McNally gets removed as primary county attorney

On the night of one his greatest accomplishments, Fayette County attorney Bill McNally was voted out of his primary job.

Coweta-Fayette EMC Wins National Spotlight on Excellence Award

Coweta-Fayette EMC recently received an Award of Excellence for their employee newsletter “News Flash” in the 2007 “Spotlight on Excellence” national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Association.

Vigil will chair Regents

The Board of Regents, the 18-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, elected Regent Allan Vigil to a second consecutive one-year term as the board's chair.

Job Fair to be featured at Expo

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is adding an exciting dimension to its 2007 Job Fair and Business Expo.

As part of its “Entrepreneur Friendly” efforts, the Chamber, working with the Georgia Department of Labor, will include an Entrepreneur Extravaganza event presented by the Fayette County Development Authority in the Chamber’s Business Expo September 25 from 3 – 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church’s North Campus in Fayetteville.

Fidelity bank announces new vice president

Fidelity Bank is pleased to announce that Linda L. Schneider has been hired as vice president and manager of its recently opened branch in Newnan. Schneider has over 25 years of banking experience and joins Fidelity from Wachovia Bank in Fayetteville.

Michael Boylan: Take the "drive" to Greenville

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On Sunday, July 1, I decided to get in my car and travel up I-85 to Greenville, SC. I wanted to see the ball park that some had called a “mini Fenway” and the Greenville Drive, a single A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox (my favorite team). If I went on this particular day I would also get to see Sandy Creek graduate Brent Brewer play. Brewer is the starting shortstop for the West Virginia Power, a single A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Campers learn to ASPIRE

Several weeks this summer students with special educational needs are participating in art projects, gym class, scrap-booking, and other activities to enrich their social skills. The ASPIRE (After School Program Inclusive Recreational Educational) Camp, located within the sprightly halls of the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville, provides an affirming, cheerful atmosphere for around 60 children, ages four to 21, to learn to relate better to themselves and their friends in a fun, creative way.

Real Life Store

Racks of bright summer clothing, displays of summer sports equipment and shelves of picture frames and goblets reflect in the freshly cleaned windows of the Real Life Center Store in Tyrone. But the store is an even bigger reflection of Fayette County’s community spirit.

Just Dogs Gourmet

Just Dogs Gourmet

According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (, Americans spent 38.6 billion dollars on their pets last year. This year alone, an estimated 16.1 billion will be spent on pet food in the United States.

In this growing pet care industry, it should come as no surprise that luxury and gourmet items are at the front of the trend. In Fayetteville, a new store called Just Dogs! Gourmet is providing the area with the specialty items dog owners are looking for.

eAuction Depot brings unique service to Fayetteville

eAuction Depot brings unique service to Fayetteville

It is true that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and no one knows this better than Yvonne Musson and John Biga, owners of eAuction Depot in Fayetteville.

EAuction Depot allows people to drop off the items they no longer need and have them listed on eBay, turning junk into profit with little to no effort on their part. Once an item is delivered to eAuction Depot, Yvonne and John have a simple nine step process, including product research, photography of the items, listing on eBay, shipping the item once an auction closes and cutting their customers a check for the profit.

Local company offers money management help for seniors

A new and growing profession of Daily Money Managers (DMMs) is becoming more and more prevalent across the county. DMMs help individuals and families with the tasks of handling their personal paperwork. This may include bill paying, checkbook balancing, filing, organizing and budgeting. This service can also expand to more complex tasks such as reviewing and tracking medical insurance claims and payments or tax preparation services. DMMs can help older adults maintain independence while providing adult children with peace of mind, knowing their parents’ needs are being met. Additionally, may DMMs can provide either social support services or local referrals to such services.

Federal official to appear in PTC at conference

Dr. Bertha K. Madras, Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and President George W. Bush’s “Deputy Drug Czar,” will be in Peachtree City, Georgia next Wednesday, May 30, 2007 to attend the third annual statewide Drug and DUI Court Conference entitled, “Georgia Drug Courts: Bridges to Recovery Through Accountability.”

Synovus to merge Peachtree National Bank with others

Will become part of Bank of North Georgia

The following is the text of a news release issued today by Synovus, the parent corporation of Peachtree National Bank.

Synovus, the Columbus, Georgia-based diversified financial services company today announced plans to merge three Synovus banks – First Nation Bank, based in Covington, Georgia, and Peachtree National Bank in Peachtree City, Georgia – with Bank of North Georgia, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Author Sams takes an insider’s look at Fayette history

[Editor’s note: Known to many as Sambo, Dr. Ferrol Sams Jr. has written a roman á clef, a novel in which real people appear with made-up names. The Fayetteville physician’s first novel — 1982’s “Run with the Horsemen,” published when he was 60 — was a regional bestseller and won several awards. Below is a section of his newest work — “Down Town” — in which the origin of Peachtree City, thinly disguised as Magnoliadale, is described.]

IKEA Herring recalled

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to a recall of some marinated herring sold at IKEA stores.

Whitewater girls capture school’s first team title, McIntosh boys win their first title since 2000

It was a perfect season.

Figuratively for the Whitewater Lady Wildcats, which won the school’s first team state title, and literally for the McIntosh Chiefs, which went undefeated on their way to the state title.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Offers Free Stroke and Vascular Screenings

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Did you know that stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the No. 1 cause of adult disability? The good news is that 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

B’Nai Israel to host art auction

Congregation Bnai Israel will host an art auction Saturday evening, March 10. The public is invited to enjoy a fun filled evening of art, hors d’ouevres and good times.

Partners II Pizza turns 30

Partners II Pizza turns 30

Partner’s II Pizza celebrated their 30-year anniversary this month. The Peachtree City establishment is well-known for their great-tasting pizza and has been a fixture in the community since they first opened their doors in the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center off of Highway 54.

Chamber members ‘raise the bar’

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce issued several annual awards at its 40th anniversary banquet.

The Chet Wells Award was established in 1971 as the Chairman’s Award, and was renamed in 1982 for Chet Wells, a man who gave much time and effort to building and growing the Chamber.

Turner is Business Person of the Year

Every community has one or more people whose contributions over time form the glue that binds so many aspects of that community’s life. In Fayette County, Vicki Turner is one of those people.

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