Kearney Named Semi-Finalist in Science Symposium

Emma Kearney, a freshman at McIntosh High School, was named a semi-finalist in the 2006 Georgia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium which took place Feb. 26-28 at the University of Georgia. She was the only 9th-grader selected as one of the 12 semi-finalists.

Capitol Artists

Capitol art exhibit

Local students Trevor Mercer and Natalie Sisler from Burch Elementary and Claire Bertram and Richard Lasher from Peachtree City Elementary represented Fayette County in the recent Capitol Art Exhibit where they exhibited their original work.

Off to Jamaica

Sandra Campanella

Sandra Campanella is the winner of a free honeymoon trip given by Super Clubs at the Southern Charm Bridal Network's South Metro Bridal and Special Events Annual Show, which took place March 5 at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City.

PTO executive board travels to Nashville

Booth PTO board

Members of the J.C. Booth Middle School PTO executive board are pictured at the PTO Today conference they attended recently in Nashville, Tenn.

Full Day of Fun

Casey Gordan

In honor of Governor Purdue’s recent signing of a proclamation to declare Feb.

Line Creek Civitan Club Hosts Charter Ceremony For Sandy Creek High School Junior Civitan Club

Sandy Creey junior civitan members

The Line Creek Civitan Club recently hosted the chartering of the Sandy Creek High School Junior Civitan Club at the W.K. Café in Peachtree City. Julia Ivey, President of the Line Creek Civitan Club, congratulated Sandy Creek High School and Mandy Burnett, the faculty adviser, for their assistance and hard work in providing availability of a civic club at Sandy Creek High School. The club gives the students an opportunity to demonstrate good citizenship by supporting local charities and programs dedicated to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

DAR presentation

DAR presentation

Fourth grade students at Sara Harp Minter Elementary School participated in a presentation given by Mrs.

Buchanan Named Homecoming King

William Buchanan

William Buchanan of Fayetteville was named the 2006 Homecoming King at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., on Feb.

Locals named to Virginia Tech dean’s list

Dan Bates of Brooks, Ga., Ashley E. Smith of Fayetteville, Ga., Christine M. Dingivan and Steven B. White, both of Peachtree City, Ga.

Long named Miss Sandy Creek

Melanie Long of Tyrone, Ga. was recently named Miss Sandy Creek High School. Long, a National Merit Finalist, is a National Achievement Scholarship finalist, is in the Who's Who among high school students, and was a mayor at Girls State last summer.

Locals named to Reinhardt dean’s list

Jefferson Holt from Fayetteville and Margaret Smith from Tyrone have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Reinhardt College.

Hobin appointed to the rank of warrant officer

Justice B. Hobin graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one.

Cherry joins Sunbelt

Julie Cherry

Sunbelt Business Advisors of South Metro recently announced that Julie Cherry has joined Sunbelt as a Senior Broker and Franchise Specialist.

Race for Riley started with a mother’s love

Waynette Peek and daughter Riley

It is a race for love, a race for life.

It is a race born in the love for four year-old Riley Peek. It is a race determined to enhance awareness and participation and to raise needed research funds for the Mitochondrial disease that affects this precious little girl and so many other children. Now in its second year, the Race for Riley fundraising event will be held April 29 at Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in Palmetto.

McGhee out, Bennett in

“American Idol” has one less contestant after tonight’s episode. The votes are in, all 32.5 million of them.

Fayetteville resident Paris Bennett has once again made it to the next round. Her rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “All I Do” on last night’s performance show had enough people voting for her to keep her out of the dreaded bottom three. Ace Young, Melissa McGhee and Lisa Tucker were the unfortunate three to hold that position.

Paris wows the crowd!

Paris Bennett has done it again! The 17-year-old “American Idol” contestant from Fayetteville had the audience on their feet as she performed “All I Do” by Stevie Wonder on tonight’s episode.

Saludos de Espana!

Jennifer Thayer
Fayetteville resident wins scholarship, studies abroad

It was just over a year ago that 20-year-old Jennifer Thayer, a Fayetteville resident, applied for the scholarship which would take her to Spain for the month of June.

District Science Teacher of the Year

Carla Zonneveld

The Georgia Science Teachers Association has selected Carla Zonneveld, a fifth grade teacher at Crabapple Lane Elementary, as the Elementary School Science Teacher of the Year for GSTA District 5 for the year 2006.

Mr. and Miss FCHS Talent Contest Winners Named

23rd Annual Mr. and Miss FCHS Talent Contest

Eighteen contestants recently competed in the 23rd Annual Mr.

Unique writers

Optimist Club essay winners

The Optimist Club of Peachtree City presents this year’s winners of their annual Essay Contest.

Essay Winner

Daniel Dorney

Daniel Dorney, son of John and Lynn Dorney of Fayetteville, recently was named the 8th grade winner of the Augustin Clayton Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter essay contest.

Girl Scouts Staying Fit

Girl Scout Troop 511

Girl Scout Troop 511 members Savannah, Kayla and Ms. Amy from Fayetteville attended an informative class with Nurtrionist Mollie McCarl, CPT at the Fitness Spa of Peachtree City.

Mathis places in voice competition

Nicole Mathis

Nicole Mathis, a senior at Sandy Creek High School, took 3rd place in the T.

Croker graduates from AIT course

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

Peachtree City Resident Awarded Scholarship

Midshipman Jason J. Williams, from Peachtree City, Ga. was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Marine Society of the City of New York.

Rivers graduates from basic military training

Mickey Rivers

Air Force Airman Mickey R. Rivers has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Green joins Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Marie Green

Marie Green has joined the Georgia Chamber of Commerce as a Territory Manager in the Membership Department to help serve the statewide constituency of the 91-year-old business organization.

FCFT hosts spring break camp

Fayette-Coweta Family Theatre, Inc. will hold a creative and fun drama production camp over the spring break holidays.

Fayette’s rising star

Following Paris Bennett's American Idol experience

Well, she’s made it to Hollywood, and by this time next week we’ll know if Paris Bennett has made the list of the top 12 female contestants on American Idol.

Tomboy Paris performs again

Paris Bennett smiling

This week on “American Idol” the top eight girls and guys performed for audiences in a bid to gain a spot the coveted top 12. The topic for this week’s pre-performance videos: little known facts about the Idol contestants.

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