Anthony Adam Chesney, Sr., 71, of Peachtree City

Anthony "Tony" Adam Chesney, Sr., 71, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away November 14, 2014. Read More»

Habitat helps build communities

Fayette’s Jack and Jill group helped out Habitat for Humanity. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan- Coweta Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (NCHFH) partnered with Jack and Jill of Fayette County on various projects Nov.1 to fulfill the mission of building better homes, communities and Hope.

One project the staff and volunteers with Jack and Jill implemented was a Neighborhood Cleanup day in Corn Crib subdivision, one of NCHFH’s target neighborhoods in which it focuses its revitalization efforts. Read More»

Christmas with the Chorale nears

Christmas with the Southern Crescent Chorale has become a treasured holiday tradition for the community.

Sponsored by Bruce Dickerson of Edward Jones Investments, this year’s concert will again be a treat for the whole family. Special guests will be the Rising Starr Middle School Chorus under the direction of Christy Todd. The concert is Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City at 206 Willow Bend Rd. Read More»

Christian City’s holiday tradition returns Dec. 4

Members of the Chair-ity Event Volunteer Committee are hard at work preparing for this year’s holiday celebration. The annual fundraiser for The Children’s Village at Christian City is now in its eighth year and is made possible through the efforts of dedicated volunteers, community leaders, and local artists. Read More»

This season, be a Santa to a senior

Betty Keane highlights pajamas on her list. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The “forgotten generation” has been discovered.

They’ve been in assisted living and nursing homes around Fayette County and more have been discovered in Griffin and the surrounding area.

As Christmas approaches, Betty Keane, event coordinator for Be a Santa to a Senior (BASTAS), is working to ensure that seniors, the “forgotten,” have presents and basic necessities for the holidays.

“The purpose of [BASTAS] is to spread holiday cheer to seniors who are financially challenged, shut-in, or lonely and who might not otherwise receive any gifts this holiday season,” Keane says. Read More»

Toy Drive for Fort Benning

Embracing Military Families (EMF) will be collecting toys for the children of Ft. Benning.

The toy drive has several locations to drop off toys in the EMF boxes around Peachtree City and Fayetteville.

The 2014 Toy Drive will continue through Dec. 17.

Check the website for drop off locations and further information at

Jr. Master Gardeners set to graduate Nov. 18

Junior Master Gardeners with their graduation certificates. The Master Gardeners graduate Nov. 18. Photo/Submitted.

Master Gardener Extension educates youth

The Fayette County Extension Office is proud to announce the graduation of the 2014 Junior Master Gardeners on Tuesday, Nov. 18. 

The Master Gardener Extension volunteers educated youth about the environment and the Master Gardener Association financially supported it. 

For more information about this and other programs, please contact the Fayette County Extension Office at 770-305-5412.

A holiday with Santa & Dr. Seuss

A Sara Harp Minter Elementary student talks to Santa at his school. The first “Who-liday Bazaar” is Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo/Submitted.

‘Who-liday’ Bazaar at SHME

Sara Harp Minter Elementary (SHME) will host the first Who-liday Bazaar Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SHME.

It is a Dr. Seuss-themed day for families and the community, fashioned after a traditional craft bazaar.

This year’s event will feature a free green eggs and ham breakfast, free crafts for children, letters to Santa, local vendors selling food, crafts and holiday items and a performance by children from SHME.

The day features pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. until noon, and pictures with the Grinch from noon until 2 p.m. Read More»

Donor keeps arts ‘vibrant’ in schools

Dave Holland (right), world percussionist and rhythm facilitator, has elementary music teachers on their feet and moving to the beat at the first county wide fine arts professional learning day. Photo/Submitted.

Teachers and students in all areas of the fine arts will have a unique opportunity to work directly with professionals from the Woodruff Arts Center thanks to a generous donation from a local sponsor.

The donation is in the form of a three-year grant that will fund programs for both teachers and students to ensure that the arts remain a vibrant part of Fayette County Public Schools. Read More»

Needy kids aided by ‘angels’

Fayette County Board of Education Chairman Marion Key picks an angel from the Angel Tree at the Fayette County Board of Education. Photo/Submitted.

The annual Angel Project, sponsored by the Fayette County Public School System’s Children at Risk in Education (CARE) program, is in full swing, granting wishes of students whose families are struggling financially.

School counselors have identified students from all grade levels who meet the criteria for inclusion in the Angel Project.

Parents or guardians must be employed, or seeking employment, and have financial difficulties in meeting basic living needs and expenses. Donors can be assured that students and their families are fully vetted before being added to the project. Read More»