Walking in Unity

Churches join forces, share facilities

This past Sunday marked a very special day for the members of Corinth Baptist Church and South Atlanta Community Church. It heralded the beginning of a new relationship between two churches of different denominations and histories.

Greene Celebrates 90 years

R. V. Greene celebrates 90 years
R. V. Greene celebrated her 90th birthday at her home with a brunch given by her daughter, Nancy Roy on Tuesday, Jan.

Locals named to GC&SU’s dean’s list

Danielle Baumgart, Savannah Beebe, Sarah Bloomfield, Emily Brooker, Robert Burch, Karla Dempsey, Julie Doggendorf, Calvin Ellington, Carolyn Glidewell, Tara Griggs, Lauren Hall, Ashley Kollasch, Ansleigh Lamb, Rachel Norton, Lindsay Bailey, Brandon Bankieris, Christina Brown, Michael Burton, Rebekah Cline, Stephanie Dunn, Britni Emerson, Jessica Erwin, Melissa Horton, Jill Huddleston, Brittany Jones, Nicole Jurecic, Amanda Langley, Kimberly Latham, Kristen Martin, Alison Prock, Heather Richard, Kyle Schisler and Jena Tripp of Fayetteville; Schaefer Abercrombie, Gabriela Acuna, Daniel Bordeaux, Erin Burnett, Suzanne Carver, Danielle Cheek, Kelsey Coulter, Ashley Glidden, Derek Hossbach, Anna Kalinke, Matthew Kloiber, Kelli Murphy, Nathaniel Overall, Amy Patten, Lynn Versluys, Robert Wentworth and David Wright of Peachtree City; and Nicole Carmolingo and Elizabeth Davis of Tyrone were selected for the dean’s list.

Locals named to GC&SU’s president’s list

Ryan Mickey, Susan Pearce, Brianne Cagle, Noah DeWalt and Lindsay Joiner of Fayetteville and Elaina Canavan and Stephen Fader of Peachtree City were named to the Georgia College & State University president’s list for fall 2005.

Rosser Receives Awards

Virginia Rosser
Virginia Rosser received an Excellence in Art Award, Silver Key at the regional 2006 Scholastic Art Award ceremony.

Connatser joins team at SouthCrest Bank

Laurie Connatser
SouthCrest Bank Vice President Debbie Hembree recently announced that Laurie Connatser has joined SouthCrest Bank as Business Development Officer.

Appalachian journey begins with an ending

Grey Eagle retires
I flew my last trip for American Airlines on February 7 - 8. The routing was New York - Chicago - Las Vegas - Chicago - New York with a lay over in Las Vegas. My wife accompanied me and the employees of American Airlines gave us a memorable send off. I was very nervous on final approach to LaGuardia and was worried about "hammering" my last landing ever. Thank the Lord I made a good landing and got much applause from the passengers.

In Search Of Missing Ancestors

Library administrator teaches a “how-to” class

Peachtree City Library has resumed its schedule of computer classes and included is a new series on genealogy. Library Administrator Jill Prouty is the instructor for Family History 101, a "how-to" genealogy class for beginners, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Drug Awareness Program

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Bank Road in Peachtree City, will present a Drug Awareness Program Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

New ministry helps young men addicted to drugs and alcohol

Teen Challenge
John Barrow knows what it’s like to hit bottom because of drugs and alcohol.

Handling Like a Pro

Brenna Potash
Peachtree City resident and J.C. Booth Middle School 8th grade student, Brenna Potash, competed as a Junior Handler recently with her champion longhaired standard dachshund, Domino, at the Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show in Tampa.

Local residents graduate from Samford

Samford University graduated 185 seniors during fall commencement on Dec. 17. Local residents included, from Peachtree C

Cawthorne named National Award Winner

Morgan Cawthorne
Morgan Elizabeth Cawthorne from Sharpsburg, Ga. has been named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics by the United States Achievement Academy.

Williams Accepted Into Federal Academy’s Regiment

Jason Williams
Midshipman Jason Jamal Williams, the son of Randolph and Essie Williams, participated in Acceptance Day ceremonies at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

Hill elected VP of SAR

Bo Hill
Bo Hill, a resident of Fayetteville and a 12 year veteran of the Fayette County School system, has been elected vice president of the Marquis de LaFayette Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Leadership Class


In 1980 the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce began a Leadership Class, a common practice among chambers.

PTO Leadership Symposium

PTO Leadership Symposium
Representatives from Fayette County elementary, middle and high school PTOs attended the 2nd annual Fayette County PTO Leadership Symposium on Jan.

Troop 254 Benefits Samaritans

Troop 254
Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 254-SU 620 of Peachtree City held a food drive to benefit the Fayette Samaritans.

Hodges named to dean’s list

Adriane Hodges of Peachtree City, class of 2008, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester 2005 at Wofford College.

Locals graduate from Berry

Timothy Alford Dye and Thomas Ryan Owens, both of Peachtree City, and Jennifer Lynn Vidiksis of Fayetteville graduated from Berry College Dec.

Local Students on Southern Union Honors List

Andrew Justin Grant of Peachtree City and Brittan Lane Bell of Tyrone made the dean’s list and Ashley Suzanne Cathcart

Cecelia Eley

Cecelia Eley, RN, MSN, COHN-S, CCM, owner of Peachtree City’s Occumed Management Associates, graduated with honors from Kennesaw State University in Dec.

Local Residents Honored During Cruise

Tatiana Cussianovich of Peachtree City and Cynthia Baldwin of Tyrone were recently honored onboard the Princess House Sail Away Cruise to the Mexican Riviera as National Award Achievers.

Aust Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Wofford College senior Jennifer Aust of Fayetteville is among the 13 students and alumni who have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Hooper and Gray named to Dean’s List

Jamie Hooper of Peachtree City and Alan Gray of Fairburn have been named to the dean’s list at Anderson University for

Basilone earns honors at College of Charleston

Lena E Basilone of Peachtree City made the Highly Distinguished Honors List for the Fall 2005 semester at the College of Charleston.

Retiring pilot plans to hike 3,200 miles of Appalachian Mountain Trail

Grey Eagle
When a pilot turns sixty years old, he is forced to retire. One man, a longtime Fayette County resident, will be kicking off his retirement by hiking the Appalachian Mountain Trail. He hopes to hike all 3,200 miles in the space of eight months as a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation. The cause is close to his heart as his wife of 37 years this July has been dealing with Fibromyalgia, a form of arthritis that disrupts the normal muscle interaction with the underlying bones, for close to 10 years. This hiker wishes to go by his trail name of Grey Eagle until he returns from his journey, at which point he will reveal his identity and the story of his travels.

Lydia Ellis

Lydia Ellis teaches oil painting to Ina Jones and Virginia Godwin at the Fayette Art Center and Gallery. Lydia has classes on Tuesday afternoons and evenings. She teaches acrylic as well as oils. Examples of her work can been seen in the Gallery at 125 Fisher Ave., two blocks south of the courthouse off Hwy. 85.

Pet Therapy: One local child’s quest for independence

Justin Kinninger
When you look at Justin Kinninger he has every appearance of being a typical five year old boy. In many ways Justin is a typical five year old. He loves to run around outside and play, he is a social bug who acts as though he has never met a stranger, he plays soccer and he hopes to sign up for baseball this spring.

McIntosh graduate plays Santa Claus in Guatemala

Each year many of us get the opportunity to play Santa Claus for our friends and family, but Scott Roland, a former Peachtree City resident now living in Chisec, Guatemala while working for the Peace Corps, got to truly experience what is like to be Kris Kringle as he visited with over 5,000 people in the country and provided them with gifts and photographs of themselves with the jolly old elf himself.

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