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Fayette’s Deborah Lum helps decorate the White House

Fayette County resident Deborah Lum dons her “Holidays at the White House 2012” apron and points to a Presidential Christmas ornament that reflects her recent trip to the Washington, D.C., to assist other volunteers in decorating the White House for the Christmas holidays. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Fayette County resident Deborah Lum, it was a just the type of work she had been wanting. Lum traveled to Washington, D.C., in late November to join a host of volunteers charged with decorating the White House for the Christmas holidays. Read More»

2013 Garden Tour and Sale date announced

2013 Garden Tour and Sale date announced

The Fayette Master Gardener Association announced Lynn Amos (left) and Suzette Walston as the co-chairs for their 2013 Garden Tour.  The event will be held on Saturday, May 4, along with a plant sale.  Master Gardener Volunteers will be at each venue to lead you through the gardens, answer any of your gardening questions, and of course have a variety of healthy plants ready for purchase.  For more information please contact the Fayette County Extension Office, which is under the leadership of UGA, at 770-305-5153. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City Garden Club tip of the month - Get outside and take in the beauty

Peachtree City Garden Club tip of the month - Get outside and take in the beauty

The holidays can be a stressful time of year with much to do and little time to get it done! Look for ways to de-stress this season by getting outside and reconnecting with nature. Just a quick walk in the fresh air or a stroll through the garden will lower blood pressure and give you a renewed sense of serenity. Read More»

Change your clock, change your battery

A typical smoke alarm. Photo/Ga. Insurance Dept.

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

In conjunction with the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” fire safety program sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the American Burn Association, Commissioner Hudgens says the annual change from daylight saving time to standard time is a good reminder to make sure your smoke alarm is working as it should. Read More»

‘Driving a John Deere is easy’

‘Driving a John Deere is easy’

The annual Inman Farm Heritage Days festival at Minter Farm is like taking a trip back in time. Crowds over the weekend were treated to a host of exhibits and antique tractors in southeastern Fayette County. Joining in the festivities on top of one of the tractors were 8-year-old Kate May (L) and 3-year-old Elizabeth May of Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Inman Farm Heritage Days this weekend

Brothers Travis and Al Hardy are long time show participants at Inman Farm Heritage Days. Photo/Special.

For the past 15 years the organizers of Inman Farm Heritage Days have strived to ensure that the three-day event remain true to its roots and be a time of honoring the farm heritage of the Inman community and Fayette County.

This year’s 16th annual show, which will be held Friday through Sunday (Sept. 21-23) on the Minter Farm in Inman, again will showcase the tractors and equipment that once worked the fields around the show grounds at 283 Hill’s Bridge Road. Read More»

Planting seeds of a big idea

Planting seeds of a big idea

For Reidsville farmer and author Janisse Ray, the trip to Peachtree City on Aug. 17 was a way for members of the Peachtree City Community Garden to show their appreciation for her recent book, “The Seed Underground: a growing revolution to save food,” and to celebrate the occasion by dedicating Ray’s Heritage Plot in the garden on Kelly Drive. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Free guided hike at Flat Creek Nature Preserve this Friday

A section of the 1200-foot boardwalk through Flat CReek Nature Trail. Photo/Special.

Part of “One Book, One Peachtree City”

Peachtree City Library, in association with Southern Conservation Trust, announces a free guided hike through Flat Creek Nature Preserve, led by Mike Swanson, program coordinator at Fayette County Parks and Recreation, on Friday morning, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m.

Attendees should gather in the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater parking lot at 201 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Read More»

First Market Day in Fayetteville this year is in the bag

First Market Day in Fayetteville this year is in the bag

Downtown Fayetteville was packed with shoppers June 16 for the year’s first Market Day event. Along with the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, shoppers chose from a variety of other offerings and were able to check out the vehicles at the Andy Buffington Car Show. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Lester Bray named Fayette County’s Farmer of the Year

Honoring Fayette Farmer of the Year Lester Bray (center) are (L-R) Janet Greuel, Debi Creel, Robin Porter, Mary Carden and Joanne Minter. Photo/Special.

Lester Bray was honored on Saturday, June 9, 2012 as Fayette County’s Farmer of the Year at the Fifth Annual Fayette County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Farmer Appreciation event.

This event is sponsored every year by the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, whose purpose is to educate individuals about agriculture.

Born and raised in Fayette County, Mr. Bray has been gardening all his life, and has become a local legend to all that know him. He has been a wonderful asset to the community and continues to educate and enrich the lives of our citizens.
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