Local DAR chapter takes home honors

Daniel Newnan DAR

Nine Daughters from the General Daniel Newnan, Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, took home over 40 honors for individual and Chapter awards at the 107th Georgia Society State Conference in Augusta, Ga.

Local students win

Aria J. Reid of Fayetteville, Melanie E. Long of Tyrone and Alecia D. Jefferson of Union City are among 800 high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement® Scholarship Program.

Mercer student receives

Blake Bowler

Blake D. Bowler, a student at Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics recently received the GEICO Achievement Award of $750.

Marron awarded Bronze Star Medal

Army Maj. Alfred Marron has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for supporting the mission of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Local graduates with honors

Stephanie Pyron Whatley, a 2001 graduate of Fayette Christian School, has graduated summa cum laude from Mercer University. She majored in education and will be teaching middle school this fall. Whatley is the wife of Christopher Whatley, the daughter of Philip and Peggy Rhoads and the grand daughter of Larry and Joy Schultz and Charles and Emily Pyron.

Sloan joins Colonial Dames

Susan Sloan recently was welcomed as a new member of the Thomas Wingfield Chapter of the Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century (CDXVIIC).

Harp’s Crossing Baptist celebrates 25 years

Harp’s Crossing 1

The year was 1981. At that time, members of Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church were meeting at a small, white, country chapel building originally called “Waters Chapel.”

Handy awarded mid-term Foundation Fellowship at UGA

Six University of Georgia students have been selected as mid-term recipients of the Foundation Fellowship, UGA’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship. Their fellowships will cover the final two years of undergraduate study, including the full estimated cost of attendance, as well as international travel-study grants, academic research and conference grants, and numerous other academic enrichment opportunities.

Cooper donates to United Way

Cooper Lighting Donation

Cooper Lighting presented a check for $15,000 to United Way recently.

Brownies make birthday kits

Brownies help Fayette Samaritans

Brownie Troop 47 recently prepared 13 birthday kits for the Fayette Samaritan Food Pantry. The kits contain cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, a handmade card and a purchased blank card. The scouts are Alexandra Ondrus, Adelaide Turnage, Savannah Berry, Jillian Martin, Raegan Chunn, Mary Katherine Keaton, Teresa Thompson, Jeanne Marie Farnet, Savannah Dent, Bailey Crump, Jordan Watson, and Jamie DeCicco. Kroger Town Center donated the cake boxes.

Centennial's big spring clean

Centennial's Big Spring Clean

On Saturday, March 25, volunteers worked together during the first annual Big Spring Clean at Centennial subdivision located off MacDuff Parkway in Peachtree City.

High Noon Toastmaster awarded

High Noon Toastmaster

High Noon Toastmaster Deborah Wuerslin recently won the Division A contest for Best Table Topics Speech. She will advance to the state-wide contest (District 14) which will be held on May 6th at the Spring Conference held at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City. At the Division A contest, held at the Clayton County Water Authority, Wuerslin advanced to the top over 43 other clubs.

Fayette County DAR Regent wins award

DAR state conference awards

The Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Organizing Regent Marilyn Frazar was named first runner up for State Outstanding Regent for her 2003 - 2005 chapter activities.

Local society wins at state conference

Button Gwinnett Society Awards

The Button Gwinnett Society, Children of the American Revolution won many awards at the 67th Georgia State Society State Conference held in Milledgeville.

Sams receives Community Service Award

Marie Sams of Fayetteville is the recipient of the 2005 Community Service Award presented by the Thomas Wingfield Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century.

Denton honored as Notable Woman of History

Helen Kogel Denton of Fayetteville has been named "Notable Woman of History in Fayette County" for Women’s History Month.

Holt graduates from Reinhardt

Jefferson Allen Holt of Fayetteville, Ga., was among the 56 fall semester graduates from Reinhardt College in Waleska, Ga.

Locals named as honor students

Adam D. Jackson and Mark A. McEwen of Fayetteville and Joshua P. Hubbell of Sharpsburg have been recognized as honor students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Locals graduate from GC&SU

The following area residents completed requirements for degrees in the fall of 2005 from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.

Smith named Star Teacher

Marla Smith, a resident of Fayetteville, has been named Star Teacher of the Year at Mundy’s Mill High School, in Clayton County.

Serena to be deployed

Army National Guard Pfc. Robert K. Serena has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

FCHS Student Wins Essay Contest

Dorney, Sarah

Sarah Dorney, daughter of John and Lynn Dorney of Fayetteville, was recently announced as the winner of the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest sponsored by the Augustin Clayton Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter.

Lethbridge named to dean's list

Navy Midshipman Zach Lethbridge of Fayetteville, has been named to the dean's list at Duquesne University's Palumbo School of Business in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Lethbridge named to dean's list

Navy Midshipman Zach Lethbridge of Fayetteville, has been named to the dean's list at Duquesne University's Palumbo School of Business in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Girl Scout Day at Newnan Theatre Company

Girl Scout Day at Newnan Theatre Company

Nearly 100 Girl Scouts got star treatment at Newnan Theatre Company recently. Brownie troops from the Girl Scouts of Pine Valley were entertained while learning some basic acting, costuming and stage makeup skills. Later in the day they had the chance to entertain their friends.

Reaching Out: St. Matthew’s youth reach out to Atlanta’s homeless

Prism Youth Group 1

The youth of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Tyrone are reaching out to help those in need. The Prism Youth Group for teens continues to work on its service project of assembling sleeping bags for Atlanta’s homeless and serving in an Atlanta soup kitchen, while elementary aged children bring in weekly donations for local food pantries every week when they gather for their Sunday Parish School of Religion classes.

Environmental honors for MHS

McIntosh Adopt-a-Stream

On Saturday, March 18, the McIntosh High School Adopt-A-Stream student volunteers and Peachtree City were recognized by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for their joint efforts in protecting the local watersheds.

High honors for Boy Scouts

Eagle Scouts Beadling, Haggerty, Hayes

Scoutmaster Phil Carson and Asst. Scoutmaster Steve Powell, of Boy Scout Troop 181, recently awarded Boy Scout’s highest honor, the Eagle Scout award, to Russell Beadling, Patrick Haggerty, and Andrew Hayes. The Scouts received their Eagle Scout awards on March 19, in a triple Court of Honor ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City.

Christian City gala kicks off next 40 years of service

Christian City Gala

Christian City recently celebrated their 40th birthday with a 1940’s style gala which raised over $105,000 for the Home for Children.

Brittlynn Hall named Miss UAB 2006

Brittlynn Hall
University of Alabama at Birmingham junior Brittlynn Hall, 21, of Peachtree City was recently crowned Miss UAB 2006, during the Miss UAB scholarship pageant at the Alys Stephens Center.

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