What a deal

Local thrift shop moving to a larger location by the end of the month

Clothes less traveled

Students Salute to Veterans

Salute to Veterans

Students at Sara Harp Minter Elementary School in Fayetteville, in conjunction with the Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter DAR, made an effort to pay tribute and express appreciation to hospitalized veterans.

Fayetteville resident competes in Miss Georgia Teen Pageant

Tiffany Goss

Tiffany Nicole Goss, a 17 year old junior at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, recently competed for the title of Miss Georgia Teen 2006, representing Fayetteville.

Governor’s Honors

Lowell Crawford

After seeing a watercolor painting by local artist Lowell Crawford in Southern Cresent Alliance of Visual Artists (SACAVA) traveling show, Govenor Sonny Purdue picked the watercolor, named Cloudland Canyon Falls, to hang in the Govenor's Mansion.

Auxiliary services director meets with Fayette Retired Educators Association

Mark Wertz

Mark Wertz, director of the Auxiliary services for Piedmont Fayette Hospital, spoke to members of the Fayette County Retired Educators Association (FCREA) at their regular monthly meeting in February.

Troop 181 Celebrates 25 Years

Boy Scout Troop 181

Boy Scout Troop 181 celebrated its 25th anniversary recently with a catered banquet at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. Over 150 active and former scouts, parents, and adult leaders joined together for the celebration. The invocation was given by Christ Our Shepherd Pastor John Weber. The guest speaker was Hollis Harris of Peachtree City, former Chief Executive Officer of several airlines, and former Chief Operating Officer of Delta Airlines. Harris told the story of his life in the airline industry while emphasizing to the scouts the importance of putting God and family first in their lives.

Seven Area Chick-fil-a Team Members Earn Scholarships

Fayetteville residents Tia Bittner and Jordan Erwin, Way resident Cason Rainwater, Peachtree City resident Kaylee Lewis, Morrow resident Ashley Jones, Brooks resident Shaun Gillen and Newnan resident Jennifer Cochran are the newest recipients of Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Scholarships, a national program that has awarded nearly $20 million in scholarship money since 1973 to Chick-fil-A team members who are exemplary students, employees and community members.

Local Debater Takes Top Spot At Florida Tournament

Samford University debaters Erin Ramsey of Peachtree City, and John Wilkerson of Macon, teamed up to win a University of Florida tournament held Jan. 27-29 in Gainesville, Fla.

Norton named to dean’s list

Karen Oh Norton of Fayetteville was recently named to the dean’s list at Wake Forest University for fall semester 2005.

Cox named to the dean's list

Todd H. Cox of Fayetteville has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.

Ellerbee graduates from basic military training

Seth Ellerbee

Air Force Airman Seth D. Ellerbee has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Mulcahy named to dean’s list

Meghan McKenzie Mulcahy of Peachtree City, a full time student at Nicholls State University, was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall 2005 semester.

McMahan elected Administrative Vice President

Melanie McMahan is the daughter of James and Marla McMahan and graduated from McIntosh High School in 2004. As a sophomore at the University of Georgia, McMahan was recently elected Administrative Vice President of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

Sweet 16 for Paris

Over 42 million votes were cast for contestants on "American Idol" this week and Fayetteville's Paris Bennett recieved enough votes to make it to next week.

Paris Bennett still flying high on “American Idol”

Paris Bennett, now known as Fayetteville’s own American Idol, performed her second live song on the Fox reality show tonight.

IronMan...Iron Woman!

Jennifer Harris - IronMan 01
Jennifer Harris is a busy woman. She is a wife, a mother and an athlete. She runs regularly and has competed in two marathons, several triathlons and two half IronMan competitions. Last fall she added to her ever-growing list of athletic achievements when she competed in the 2005 Ford Ironman Florida Triathlon held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Panama City Beach, Fla.

Preparing to Sell

Girl Scout Troop 277
Lauren Bosma, Sidney Aronson, Nora Wilfong, Katherine Burke, Grace Nelmes, Micayla Patterson and Sara Nelmes of Junior Girl Scout Troop 277 prepare for a multi-family yardsale.

Scouting For Food

Troop 75 Can Drive
Scouts from Troop 75, sponsored by the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, collected non-perishable food items for local food banks recently.

Paris, you are safe

Paris Bennett heard the magic words tonight, “You do not have the lowest number of votes,” said Ryan Seacrest to a relieved Bennett.

Fayette Youth takes top award for essay contest

Chase Davenport

Chase Davenport, son of Paul Davenport of Fayetteville, was recently named as the 2005 Winner of the local DAR Essay Contest. The topic for the 5th grade was "Benjamin Franklin, More Than a Revolutionary."

Paris lights up Hollywood

Seventeen-year-old Paris Bennett made her live television debut tonight on “American Idol.” The top twelve female contestants performed on the two hour show which had Bennett singing “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

Scream queen

McIntosh graduate appearing in several low budget horror films

by Michael Boylan

Sarah Hall

Tasty Math

Oak Grove Elementary - Ms. McCawley's class
To apply skills learned while completing a unit on graphing, the second grade students in Ms.

Miklas deployed to Guantanamo Bay

Navy Seaman John F. Miklas has deployed to the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to serve as a member of Joint Task Force-GTMO in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Guilbert Named Member of the Year

Lt. Col. Ed Guilbert of Peachtree City received the "Member of the Year" award from Lt. Col. David Shelby of Senoia, commander of the Peachtree City - Falcon Field Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, at the unit's recent Annual Awards Banquet.

Hodges graduates from basic combat training

Army Pfc. Heather N. Hodges has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Timmis named to dean’s list

Rebecca Timmis, a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean’s list status for the recently ended fall term.

Bozeman and Carson named Commended Students

Landmark Christian School Principal Wayne Brantley recently announced that seniors Ashlyn Bozeman and Hayley Carson have been named Commended Students in the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Whitewater student Graves a published author

Whitewater student Brandy Graves a published author
Brandy Graves, a sophomore at Whitewater High School, presents copies of the book “Anthology of Short Stories by Young Americans” to English teacher Catherine Jones and Principal Greg Stillions.

It's into the top twelve for Paris

Paris Bennett
Things are looking good for Fayetteville’s own “American Idol,” Paris Bennett. After a rocky start in Tuesday night’s performance, Bennett was ushered into a spot as one of the top 12 female contestants tonight.

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