Clearwater Academy and firefighters

Clearwater Academy and firefighters

On September 11, 2009, Patriot Day, ClearWater Academy students visited the local fire station, police department, listened to a story about courage at the Tyrone Public Library, and placed flags on the school’s front lawn. ClearWater Academy, a private state-of-the-art Sensory Integration-based school for children with learning differences, is located in Tyrone, Georgia. For more information about the school, contact Mrs. Sharon Collins, Director, at 770.631.3650. Pictured are Fireman Ryckeley, Sam, Matt, Samir, Jalen, Amelia, and Fireman Kolman. Photo/Special.

Forest Park High School Multi-Year Class Reunion

The Forest Park High School classes of 1972-1975 will hold their first-ever multi-class reunion on Saturday, October 24, 2009.

Cleveland Elementary - Georgia to Georgia

On Aug. 21, U.S. Government-sponsored Counterpart International's Community & Humanitarian Assistance Program (CHAP) and the U.S. Marine Corps' representatives in Georgia arranged a joint charity event. The assistance in the form of clothing, toys, shoes and boots, worth over $8,390.00 was distributed among 121 children sheltered in Digomi Orphanage of Tbilisi and Saguramo Educational Institution, Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The representatives of U.S. Marine Corps and Counterpart's staff participated in the event.

Metro FayetteKiwanis and Chief Heaton

Metro FayetteKiwanis and Chief Heaton

Michele Hall, president of Metro Fayette Kiwanis, gives a certificate of appreciation to Fayetteville Police Chief, Steve Heaton. He has been with the city for over three years and spoke about the departments various and its duties. The club meets each Tuesday noon at the IHOP in Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary

The Legacy Theatre scores their first 2 nominations for Suzi Bass

The Suzi Bass ( awards are the Atlanta area’s version of the Tony Awards, celebrating excellence and achievement in professional theatre. This fall The Legacy Theatre, the only full-time professional theatre south of Atlanta, will celebrate its third anniversary and embark on its fourth season.

Metro Fayette Kiwanis and Promise Place

Metro Fayette Kiwanis and Promise Place

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis dispersed funds to the Fayette County Humane Society in its effort to maintain animal control and to Promise Place, in its effort to assist abused women. From left, Stephanie Cohran, humane society, Kiwanis president, Michele Hall, Vanessa Mottley and Lance Gauntt, representing Promise Place. The club meets each Tuesday noon at IHOP in Fayetteville. Photo/ Carolyn Cary

Hair Care

Salon Serenity helped raise $500 for the Wellspring Living ministry. "Wellspring Living exists to create restorative environments for victims of childhood trauma."( Patrons of Salon Serenity were given an opportunity to participate in a raffle by donating $5 for two gift baskets filled with Sebastian products and an itools hair dryer, each basket valued at $280. All proceeds pf the raffle went to Wellspring Living. The two gift basket winners were Kristy Rye Rossey and Victoria Livadtis.

Jr. Master Gardeners are accepting applications

The Fayette County Junior Master Gardener (JMG ) Program is a fun and interactive program where youth 3rd - 5th grade can learn about gardening, horticulture and much more all in a fun and educational “hands-on” environment.

NCTC presents ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’

One of history’s most-beloved stories, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” is to be presented on the main stage at Newnan Community Theatre Company this September.

NCTC announces auditions for ‘Everything Is Not Enough’

The drama “Everything Is Not Enough” by Sandra Fenichel Asher is the story of Michael, a young man who has recently graduated from high school.  Michael is just beginning a future mapped out by his father.  The play, adapted for the stage by the author, will be performed at the Newnan Community Theatre Company this fall.

The family that is in a play together, stays together

Since the fall of 2005, The Twilight Theatre has produced excellent quality performances for the entire family to enjoy both onstage and off. “Seeing families build sets, create costumes, learn lines, blocking and choreography – that’s one of my favorite things about Twilight,” said Alison Chambers, Artistic Director of The Twilight Theatre. Some of the families in “Annie Get Your Gun” are Twilight veterans, having shared the stage together in other Twilight productions, and a few are new to the Twilight stage.

Artists invited to participate in "chair-ity benefit"

The 3rd Annual Chair-ity Benefit for The Children’s Village, a home for abused and abandoned children, at Christian City is seeking artists to donate their talents. Artists are asked to donate “chair-themed” art to be auctioned at the Hollingsworth House in Fayetteville, Monday, Nov. 30.

Weekend of festivals

Temperatures are forecasted to be in the low 80s this weekend, a perfect setting to stroll through numerous local fall festivals, peruse the booths of various vendors and sample some outstanding festival treats.

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• Army Pvt. Mark Willis has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Third annual Freedom Walk this Friday

Third annual Freedom Walk this Friday Caitlin Dillon, Freedom Walk organizer, sits behind the steering wheel of a WWII-era jeep along with Alex Gaddo riding shotgun after the 2008 walk. Photo/Special.

Nationally, it is called the “America Supports You Freedom Walk,” but it could be known in Peachtree City as the “United In Freedom” walk according to its local organizer, college freshman Caitlin Dillon.

“I want everyone who is involved in this event to know how important each of them is as individuals,” said Dillon. “I want every walker to remember what happened on September 11, 2001 not as a day of mourning but as a day to honor those who serve our country in such times – the military, the first responders and our leaders. It should be a day that we come together united in freedom as we did on September 11, 2001.”

Artists on display in Carrollton

Artists on display in Carrollton

Two local members of The League of Fine Artists South (LOFAS) are displaying their original art in the Galleria at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, Carrollton, GA, through Sept. 28. The reception is Friday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m. From left are Donna Matthews, Fayetteville showing works in oil & acrylic; Licha Nicholson, Marietta showing slubbed glass, and Eleanor "Honey" Corbin, Peachtree City, showing works in oil and graphite.  Not pictured is Paul Conlan, Newnan showing art photography.

Clayton State University and NARA Partner for Constitution Week

Morrow, Ga., Sept. 2, 2009 – Clayton State University and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Southeast Region are once again joining together to celebrate Constitution Week.

Superstar's Memory Honored by Local DAR

Do you know the significance of September 3rd in the history of America? What about September 6th?

If you answered with the end of the American Revolution and a Frenchman's birthday, you're right! The Treaty of Paris, which was signed on September 3, 1783, formally ended the American Revolution between Great Britain and the American colonies. Among the points made in the Treaty of Paris was the acknowledgement of the 13 colonies to be free, sovereign and independent States.

Fayette County NAACP finalizing plans for annual Mighty Men of Valor conference

On Sept. 19, the annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference, facilitated by the NAACP, will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Sams Auditorium and Lafayette Education Center, 205 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville.

New Neighbors League gives gifts to the Troops

New Neighbors League gives gifts to the Troops Bethanie Smithley of  Peachtree City NNL with two of the departing Troops.

The New Neighbors League Club of Peachtree City recently distributed gift bags to Troops heading back to the warzone after an R & R break. 
Co-ordinated by First President, Shirley Jensen, the 350 gift bags were put together at the July monthly meeting of the NNL, where members donated items for the Troops using the website A group of ten NNL representatives went to the airport on August 11th to distribute the bags while the Troops were waiting to board their flight, and also to give them each a personal send off as they filed onto the airplane.

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• Army Reserve Pfc. Malcolm A. Wolfe III has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Quick-Turner family reunion is this Saturday

The 11th annual reunion of the descendants of Eli and Drucilla Turner Quick, originally of Inman, Fayette County, will get together this Saturday, Sept. 12th. They will meet at new Salem Baptist Church in Griffin, beginning at 10 a.m.

Devy Bruch: a wonderful life

Devy Bruch: a wonderful life

At less than five pounds, little Nell Howell was born in Memphis on Nov. 2, 1937. At six weeks of age she arrived in central Pennsylvania with Tennessee adoption specialist Georgia Tann and a nurse in a chauffeur-driven limousine to be presented to her adoptive parents. It was the perfect beginning for an infant said to be in need of a loving home.

“My new home already had a baby boy just three months old, adopted from another agency in central Pennsylvania. It was like having twins for mother and daddy. We were known as the two D’s, Dennis and Devereaux,” said Devy Bruch, whose name was changed with her adoption.

Atlanta Christian College to offer adult degree completion in Peachtree City

Atlanta Christian College announced today that adult degree completion courses will be offered at a satellite campus in Peachtree City, Ga., beginning in October.

Ceremony to mark Constitution Week

The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public to join in the Bells Across America Celebration on September 17 at noon as the country celebrates the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution.  Constitution Week Chairman Ann Eldredge said, "The Constitution, our Constitution, provides the cornerstone for our government and is the oldest one of its kind still in use today.  We, as Americans, should read the Constitution again and again as it is the contract we the people hold with our elected officials.  The wisdom of the 55 delegates who worked together to pen this document still amazes me."

Between The Trees in Peachtree City Thursday, Sept. 3

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Between The Trees, an indie rock band from Orlando, Fla. calls Peachtree City their second home. They are returning to Peachtree City tomorrow to perform at the Peachtree City Christian Church, just off Hwy 74 and Kedron Drive.  

Clayton State Names 27 Fayette County Residents to Summer 2009 Dean’s List

The following Fayette County residents were named to the summer 2009 dean’s list at Clayton State University. Students must enroll in a minimum of nine credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.6 or higher to be eligible for the dean’s list.

Fayette on the Page 2009

Fayette County Public Library Wraps Up “Fayette on the Page 2009” with September 10 Finale Featuring “A Lesson Before Dying” Author Ernest J. Gaines

Former Panthers present cadet with new rank

Former Panthers present cadet with new rank

After completing six weeks of basic cadet training at the Air Force Academy, Cory Furches, a 2009 graduate of Starr’s Mill, received his new rank of Cadet Fourth Class. Awarding the rank are upperclass cadets and Starr’s Mill graduates Tony Barr and Drew Clasen. Photo/Special.

Guitars Not Guns graduates play with The Remedy Band

The Remedy Band had the pleasure of performing with the graduating students of Peachtree City’s ‘Guitars not Guns’ organization on Sunday, August 30th at the Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City.

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