High school business class donates to DFCS

Sandy Creek business class donation

A recently developed project is helping school aged children receive adequate clothing. The project is called Appropriate Clothing For All School Children (A.C.F.A.S.C.). The goal of Project ACFASC is to make sure that no child in Fayette County goes to school without adequate clothing.

All About You opens new location in World Gym

All About You consultants

All About You Balanced Nutrition and Training Lifestyle recently opened a new location within World Gym–Fayetteville. Weight-Management, nutrition, lifestyle and fitness consultations are now offered to the general public and World Gym-Fayetteville members.

Local DAR receives top awards at state conference

The Augustin Clayton Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter recently attended the annual state conference which was held in Augusta.

Vitello named National award winner

The Official United States Achievement Academy announced today that Amanda Vitello who attends Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville, GA was named a National Award Winner in English.

Sylvester to attend National Student Leadership Conference

Stephanie Sylvester, of Tyrone, Ga., class of 2009, has been selected to participate in the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) State Leadership Workshop, an extraordinary leadership development program for outstanding high school students.

Henry graduates from Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher B. Henry has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

Johnson graduates with honors

Kristi Nicole Johnson, a 2002 graduate of McIntosh High school, has graduated with honors from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Local company honored by BP/Amoco for 80 years of service

Green Oil

Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc, a local oil wholesaler/real estate development company, headquartered in Fairburn, was recently recognized by BP/Amoco Oil Company for 80 years of service. 

Coleman honored with DAR award

Gertrude Coleman
Mrs. Gertrude Coleman, of Fairburn, has received the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award, presented by the Fayette-Starr's Mill Chapter of Fayette County.  Coleman is an energetic, caring person who during the past seven years has made over 2,600 sleeping bags for men who use an Atlanta mission when they have no other place to go. She also provides a small pillow, candy, gloves, scarf and religious material at her own expense. 

Laura Loving’s art tour comes to town

New York artist Laura Loving returns to her Southern roots to exhibit her paintings, prints and art objects in a five-city art tour she has dubbed “Laurapalooza.”

Babies needed for ACS calendar

Moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, it's time to saddle up your precious babies and snap a photo to enter in the first annual American Cancer Society's Diapers and Denim Barons' Ball Pretty Baby Calendar Contest. The name might be a mouthful, but the winning baby needs to be nothing more than adorable and available to represent one of the 12 months on the 2007 Barons' Ball Diapers and Denim Calendar. The winning baby's photo will also be featured on the cover of the calendar. The Barons' Ball is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. All proceeds from the photo contest, sale of the calendar, and calendar advertising will be used by the American Cancer Society - Fayette County for local programs that are made available to our community free of charge as well as funding research and development.

Hill, Irvin earn Eagle Scout rank

Keegan Hill, Mason Irvin

Keegan Hill and Mason Irvin of Boy Scout Troop 75, sponsored by the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, recently received Scouting’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout.


Crabapple Lane math bowl winners

Fourth and fifth grade students participated in the annual Math Bowl competition at Crabapple Lane Elementary recently.

Illustrating Smart Bart

Nicholas Welmaker

In 2004 Nicholas A. Welmaker, 18, collaborated with author J. Pat Cowan of Bradenton, Florida, to illustrate her book, “The Adventures of Smart Bart the Guide Dog: Summer Vacation.” The opportunity to illustrate the book coincided admirably with Welmaker’s unwavering interest in drawing, which his parents noticed at age two when he would disappear and entertain himself for hours drawing.

County resident shares stories from an amazing life

Paul Jagasich

If you are a regular at the pool at World Gym on Georgia Hwy 54, it is very likely that you have seen Dr. Paul Jagasich. He’s an older gentleman, 72 to be exact, and he and his wife, Ea, swim in the pool every day that it is open. Jagasich does his daily two miles and can be found conversing exuberantly with other patrons before or afterwards. The former professor of languages at Hampden-Sydney College loves people and listening to their languages, while also learning their stories and their backgrounds. Perhaps it is because he has such a great story himself and he is searching for others like him, ordinary people who have led extraordinary lives.

Bradley knows Georgia

Georgia Day contest winner

Peachtree City Library, in cooperation with the General Daniel Newnan Chapter, National Society Daughter's of the American Revolution, held a contest to celebrate Georgia Day.

Winning speeches

Harry Vanderkrabben

Peachtree City Toastmaster, Harry VanderKrabben recently won the Division A contest for Best International Speech competition.

Survivor tours Christian City

Paschal “Pappy” English

Superior Court Judge Paschal “Pappy” English, who became famous for his appearance on the popular reality television show “Survivor,” visited Christian City’s Home for Children for a tour of the children’s cottages and to speak with staff members about his experience on Survivor.

Academic rewards

McIntosh academic luncheon

McIntosh High School held an academic luncheon recently at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Service Day plans

Fayette AARP board

Fayette AARP Chapter 2936 Board of Directors recently met to develop plans for the National Day of Service on May 11.

Vaisvil kicks off ‘Sponsor A Child’ Campaign

Victoria Vaisvil

Victoria Vaisvil recently launched her career in acting, radio broadcasting by offering to be the voice on a radio commercial featured on J93.3 radio station.

Eubanks named to dean’s list

Stephen Eubanks

Robert Stephen Eubanks of Fayetteville has been named to the dean’s list for the winter quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Palazza named Fellows Scholar

Holly Palazza of Fayetteville has been named a LaGrange College Fellows Scholar. She is the daughter of Linda and Dennis Palazza.

Juarez deployed to Southwest Asia

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher G. Juarez has deployed to Southwest Asia to a forward-operating location to support the U.S. mission in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).

West arrives for duty

Army Reserve Spec. Shandreka B. West has arrived for duty at Fort Gillem, Forest Park, Ga. West, a unit supply specialist, is assigned to the 3rd Medical Command.


Real Life Center donation

Anni Durr; Nash Ditmeteroj

Pictured are Annie Durr, from the Real Life Center, and

Meade earns Eagle Scout

Nathan Meade

Nathan Meade, pictured with Scoutmaster Phil Carson, is a Northgate High School junior and a member of Peachtree City Boy Scout Troop 181 who has attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was recognized at a Court of Honor Ceremony at Faith Bible Church recently. The ceremony was attended by fellow Scouts, Scouting leaders, friends, family members and honored guests. Coach Marcellous Johnson, Northgate High School football coach, business teacher, and FCA sponsor, was a guest speaker, along with Faith Bible Church Pastor John Crotts.

Local youth, radio host recognized

Toni Watkins

Toni Watkins, the 16 year old host and producer of “The Toni Watkins Show,” was recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives with a resolution just before the close of the 2006 Legislative session.

Honoring the arts

Kiwanis Talent Show presentation

Audience members were thrilled by the talent exhibited by Fayette County students at the recent finals of the 21st Annual Art & Talent Showcase sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City.

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