Fayetteville Main Street’s Christmas ornament has arrived

Artist Viki Turner holds the 2014 Fayetteville Main Street Christmas ornament, a reproduction of her orginal painting of the American Legion Post House. Photo/Tommy Turner.

Fayetteville Main Street Program’s annual Christmas ornament has arrived. The scene this year is from a painting of the Post House by local artist Vicki Turner.

Turner has 41 years of experience in art and design. She has been previously chosen to paint a Christmas ornament representing the state of Georgia for the Washington, D.C., White House Christmas tree.

The Fayette County ornament is for sale at $10 and can be purchased at Fayetteville City Hall, the Main Street Welcome Center in the old Courthouse on the Square, and the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum. Read More»

Thomas Matthew Tamblyn, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City

Thomas Matthew Tamblyn, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away November 10, 2014. Read More»

Joseph Robert Bowers of Fayetteville

Joseph Robert "Joe" Bowers passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014.

He was born in Fayetteville, Ga., May 01, 1924 to the late Joseph Edward Bowers and Winnie Clyde Mask Bowers. Read More»

Barry Moore, 38, of Fayetteville

Barry "Scott" Moore, 38, of Fayetteville, passed away on November 13, 2014.

Mr. Moore is preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Rose Estrada and Joseph and Mildred Moore.

He is survived by his son, Corben Moore of Loganville; daughter, Cabrie Moore of Loganville; parents, Barry and Dolores Moore of Jonesboro; brother, Corey Moore of Athens, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends. Read More»

George North Sparrow, Jr. of Fayetteville

George North Sparrow, Jr. of Fayetteville passed away on November 15, 2014 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City.

He was a graduate of Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and was in private practice in the Atlanta area for 44 years, several years as attorney for the City of East Point.

He was the son of the late George North Sparrow and Sarah Holland Sparrow of Tifton.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Nolan Sparrow; sons George Sparrow III and Greg (Angelique) Sparrow with two grandchildren; brothers, Henry (Linda) Sparrow and Paul (Debbie) Sparrow. Read More»

Things to do-Nov.19-Dec.13


November 19

The McIntosh High School drama department will be performing an encore of the one-act play “Five Kinds of Silence” at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by emailing Tickets will also be available at the door for $5.

November 20
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Girl Scouts to aid in Line Creek cleanup

“Breakfast with Santa” returns to Tyrone on Sat., Dec. 6, 8:30–11:00 am, at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. The pancake breakfast will raise funds for the school’s choral program. Photo/Submitted.Girl Scout Cadettes, Ana Hall and Mallory Plunkett, from Service Unit 617 in Fayette County are hosting a community cleanup project at the Line Creek Nature Area to complete their Girl Scout Silver Award Project Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. until noon. Read More»

Whitewater grad now airman

Jeremy Barber

Local graduates from basic training in Texas

Air Force Airman Jeremy K. Barber graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Barber is the son of Derek K. Barber of McDonough, Ga., and Amanda L. Hall of Ellijay, Ga. Read More»

Nonprofit leader speaks to rotary, focused on families

Helene Prokesch. Photo/Submitted

 Helene Prokesch from the National Lekotek Center spoke recently at the Rotary Club of Peachtree City.

Lekotek is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides an array of services to improve the lives of children with special needs through the utilization of toys and play.

Lekotek Centers offer therapeutic play-based family sessions for families of children with disabilities, structured to help children learn, develop and thrive in a world that presents them with many unique and complex challenges. Read More»

SMHS grad voted GT’s new president

Above, SMHS graduate Dillon Roseen, elected GT student body president. Photo/Submitted.

Dillon Roseen, son of Erik and Lynne Roseen, a 2011 Starrs Mill High School graduate, was elected the Georgia Institute of Technology student body president for the 2014/2015 school year.

After campaigning for two weeks last spring in a three-way primary, he and his running mate, Brandie Banner, came away with 53.6 percent of the votes, avoiding a runoff.

They focused their campaign on enriching the student experience at Tech in various areas including improving student life, campus infrastructure, access to technology and revitalizing SGA (Student Government Association). Read More»