Bloom receives award as Georgia’s Most Outstanding Foster Care Agency

Bloom receives award as Georgia’s Most Outstanding Foster Care Agency

Fayetteville-based Bloom Our Youth, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides refuge to foster children in Georgia, was awarded with Together Georgia’s 2017 Most Outstanding Foster Care Agency in Georgia Oct. 26 at the Georgia Conference on Children and Families in Augusta. Above, Pamella Talley-Coney, Bloom Foster Care Program Director (L), and Becky Davenport, Bloom executive […]

Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

  A complaint by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) about East Coweta High School football coach John Small praying with players after a recent game was followed by school system employees receiving guidance clarifying federal law, stating that employees cannot participate in any student-initiated or student-led prayer. The issue began, according to FFRF, […]

The Great Pumpkin Festival in Fayetteville now Friday and Sunday, not Saturday.

The Great Pumpkin Festival in Fayetteville now Friday and Sunday, not Saturday.

   Due to a scary Saturday weather forecast for Historic Downtown Fayetteville, activities on that day of The Great Pumpkin Festival have been moved to Sunday, according to Fayetteville spokesman Danny Harrison. As originally planned, decorated pumpkins will be placed around the Old Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 27, and the Free Movie on the lawn, […]

Fayette panel says opioid epidemic has arrived here

Fayette panel says opioid epidemic has arrived here

10 deaths a year in Fayette from opioid overdoses; dealing with denial A group of 200 students, parents, community organizations and elected officials attended the Oct. 19 “Not Our Town, Not Our Kids: Pain Killers, Heroin and Overdose” forum at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. The forum dealt with the misconceptions, and realities, of the opioid […]

Puerto Rico hurricane relief aided by Fayetteville’s Hardwick

Puerto Rico hurricane relief aided by Fayetteville’s Hardwick

Lt. Jason Hardwick (USN), from Fayetteville, was one of five emergency medicine (EM) physician residents from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) to embark recently on the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, as part of their residency training. […]

Fayette County Marching Tigers win grand championship

Fayette County Marching Tigers win grand championship

Competition season for the Fayette County High Marching Tigers is off to a grand start, having been named the Grand Champions of the 11th Annual Valhalla Classic Marching Band Competition. The band was rated the highest out of all bands competing to earn the Grand Championship title. In addition to bringing home the largest prize […]

Peachtree City political forum set for Oct. 26

Peachtree City political forum set for Oct. 26

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City’s “Get Out the Vote” Committee will sponsor a “Political Candidates Forum” Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Peachtree City Hotel & Conference Center (formerly the Wyndham) in the Caledonian Amphitheater. This year’s forum with questions and answers starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Opportunities to meet and […]