Woodson graduates from basic military training

Philip Woodson

Air Force Airman 1st Class Philip G. Woodson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Bowen graduates from AIT

Army Pvt. Anthony Bowen has graduated from the Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Floy Farr celebrates his 94th birthday

Floy Farr

Walter Floy Farr has always lived in the county where he was born and reared. The son of Walter D. and Mattie Ola Trammell Farr he was born May 20, 1912 in the community of Stop, which is just a stone’s throw north of Tyrone.

After moving to Tyrone, his dad ran a store with Ed Jackson, and his mother and Mrs. Jackson made hats and dresses on the top floor. The store sold items ranging from groceries to caskets and farm tools.

Susan Osborne chairs 2006 Baron’s Ball

The American Cancer Society’s fourth annual Baron’s Ball committee is this year chaired by Susan Osborne. Osborne became involved with the American Cancer Society shortly after the first Baron’s Ball when she saw a picture of a friend in the paper that was involved with that Ball and decided she too would like to help.

Earth Day clean up

Girl Scout Troop 147

Jr. Girl Scout Troop 147 picked up trash and planted flowers at Tyrone Elementary School to celebrate Earth Day and the 94th Anniversary of Girl Scouts.

Singing sensations

Crabapple Lane Cardinal Chorale

The Cardinal Chorale of Crabapple Lane Elementary School presented the musical Disney Spectacular & Disney Movie Magic in late April.

Students present globe to the Peachtree City Library

Oak Grove donates globe to PTC library

The Student Council members from Oak Grove Elementary presented a globe to Janice Dukes on May 3. Dukes is the children's librarian at the Peachtree City Library. Council members sold Ghost Pops at Halloween and Valentine treats to raise money for their service project. The council is sponsored by staff members Heather Price, Kara Thompson, and Mary Ann Babb. Photo/Special.

Breakfast honors volunteers as part of National Voluteer Week

National Volunteer Week breakfast

Fayette Senior Services held its annual Volunteer Breakfast recently to celebrate National Volunteer Week. The Volunteer Breakfast was held at the Peachtree Wyndham Conference Center. Eighty-seven volunteers attended this special event to say “thank you” for all the hours they have given to the agency and to the seniors in our community.

Queen of the Mill

Miss Starr's Mill Pageant winners

The Starr's Mill Drama Department held their annual Miss Starr's Mill Scholarship Pageant this past year and awarded over $4,000 in scholarship money.

Local Boy Scouts receive religious emblems

Boy Scouts earn religious award

Adam Grumbling and Michael Hervey from Holy Trinity with James Estabrooks and Hunter Woods fom St.

Fayette County DAR hears speaker on Chief William McIntosh

Fayette County DAR, April meeting

Judy Farrigan, member of the William McIntosh Chapter of Jackson, spoke recently on the life of Chief William McIntosh to the Fayette-Starr's Mill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Troop 74 is flying high

Boy Scout Troop 74

Troop 74 of the Flint River Counsel had a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour the tallest air traffic control tower in the world at the world’s busiest airport. Several people were able to attend including Richard and Rick Barfield, Morris, Ina, and Morgan Bell, Michael Coates, John, Aaron, Timur and Nancy Cudnohufsky, Taylor and Craig Daly, Michael and Mike Escarra, Brandon and Cheryl Hambree, Robert and Rob Laughlin, Alec, Evan, and Wendy Marlow, Robert and Dave Palmer, Jimmy and Jim Perdone, Trevor and Barbara Toth and according to all reports an great time was had by all attendees.

Local students wins traffic safety contest

Saikat Karmakar of Fayette County High School has been announced as a winner in a statewide seatbelt safety poster, public service announcement and essay contest. Karmakar won first place in the essay contest at the state level.

Landmark showcases AP art

Landmark AP art show

The Landmark Advanced Placement (AP) Art Show was held recently at the school’s Fairburn campus.

Scouts hear from the judge

Boy Scout Troop 212

Boy Scout Troop 212 from Rolling Hills Baptist Church was honored recently by a visit from Judge Eric Maxwell.

Tillery joins Fairway

Fairway Financial Services, Inc. in Peachtree City announces the affiliation of Thomas N. Tillery with the firm. Tillery

Philpot receives Ph.D.

Kelly Beth Philpot of Peachtree City, will receive her Ph.D. from Emory University in the Graduate Division of Biologi

Schultz selected for IUP Undergraduate Scholars Conference

Robyn Schultz of Peachtree City was selected to present her original research during the University's first Undergraduate Scholars Conference held April 4.

Jubb inducted into LSU honor society

The Louisiana State University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta initiated Camille Marie Jubb of Peachtree City along with some 340 new members into its honor society recently.

Barnwell shines for Clayton State SAM Chapter

Clayton State University students recently participated in the 2006 Society for Advancement of Management International Case Competition in Orlando, Fla. Of 33 participating teams, one of Clayton State’s teams won the second place award in the Open Division competition.

Graduation: The Class of 2006

Top performers; valedictorians, salutatorians

This Friday night will mark the graduations for the Class of 2006. Over 1,600 students all across Fayette County will don their cap and gowns, smile for the cameras and will stride across the stage to receive their diplomas. Fayette County and McIntosh will hold their graduation ceremonies at 6 p.m., while Starr’s Mill and Sandy Creek will hold their ceremonies at 8 p.m. If there is rain, the ceremonies will be held the following morning at 10 a.m.

Graduation 2006: Fayette County

Joshua Jay Akeman
Caitlin Grace Alverson
Alycia Jill Amerson
Philemon Isaiah Amos
Hye Li An
Chinazo J Anachebe

Graduation 2006: McIntosh

Naoto Abe
Bailey Elyse Abercrombie
Mark Allen Ackman
Christian John Adams
Kristen Nicolle Adlington
Alina Elisabeth Akbari

Graduation 2006: Sandy Creek

Jateya Lanae Adams
James Caleb Alexander
Maria Elizabeth Alvarez-Rodriguez
Jordon Davon Amos
Charmaine Georgia Anckle

Graduation 2006: Starr’s Mill

Scott Matthew Adams
Benjamin Bayette Allen
Rachel Ann Allen
Robert Laurence Allen
Braunda Jane Allender

Graduation 2006: Landmark Christian

Amanda Archer
Kathryn Bailey
Josie Baker
Cody Bentley
Kately Blackston
Chelsea Bloom
Sarah Booth
Ashlyn Bozeman

Graduation 2006: Our Lady of Mercy

Jason A. Anderson
Owen B. Anderson
Brandie M. Andry
Daja S. Ashford-Anthony
Justin A. Barber
Brett K. Bartels

Locals honored at Clayton’s Academic Convocation

The Clayton State University School of Arts & Sciences recognized 10 students for their academic achievement at the University’s 31st Annual Academic Honors Convocation.

Ashley, Snyder accepted into pharmacy school

Carrie Ashley and Molly Snyder, both of Peachtree City, are two of six Gordon College students who have been accepted into doctorate of pharmacy programs.

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