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Edgefield Baptist hosts cancer awareness walk

The annual Edward Franklin Thomas Cancer Awareness Walk at Edgefield Baptist Church is Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. Warmups begin at 8:30. The...

SMHS band wins title

The Starr’s Mill High School marching band won the grandchampionship in its first contest this year. At the Oconee Classic Marching Contest Sept. 27, SMHS...

Peachtree City PD wins state award

The Peachtree City Police Department was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize today when the Governor’s Office of Highway...

Record number of Fayette students in ASYO

The number of band students from Fayette County Schools making the cut to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) has nearly doubled...

Ellison tapped for bank post

Kenneth H. Maloy, president and CEO of SouthCrest Bank, announced this week that veteran banking executive John Ellison has been named a Senior Mortgage...

Griddle Gallop is Oct. 10

The fourth annual Griddle Gallop is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, on the campus of Christian City, 7345 Red Oak Road in Union City. The...

Christmas with Elvis set for Dec. 5

The Centre for Performing & Visual Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan, hosts “Christmas with Elvis” Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Joseph Hall’s...

Class covers basics of caring for a newborn

Baby Basics, open to expectant mothers and their spouses or partners, provides information and guidance related to the care of the newborn. Topics discussed...

F’ville’s first college campus — From 0 to 300 students in 9 months

One year ago, it was a vacant piece of land. Today nearly 300 students attend college on that same spot in Fayetteville, the seventh full...

Baby found dead in home tested positive for meth

An east Coweta County woman has been charged with methamphetamine possession and cruelty to children after all three of her children, including a 4-month-old...

Come play pickleball Oct. 11

The Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department is hosting an evening of pickleball Sunday, Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. at the Kiwanis Park courts, 980...

Locals win big at golf tourney

Several local golfers took home first-place trophies in their respective divisions Sept. 19-20 in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s event at Canongate on White...

Wildcats take first place

The Whitewater High School varsity boys cross-country team took first place at the Atlanta Classic last weekend at the Clinton Nature Preserve. From left are...

Chiefs sweep another meet

Last weekend saw the McIntosh Chiefs ran at The Rock Ranch Invitational and picked up their second sweep of the season, as the boys...

Football, softball records and standings

Here are the overall and region records for local football and softball teams as of Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, as listed by the Georgia...

Outdoor burning begins Oct. 1

State regulations regarding outdoor burning typically allow such activity beginning Oct. 1 and lasting through the winter. Peachtree City officials are urging residents to visit...

Mad Hatter Tea Party is Nov. 5

Family Patterns Matter is bringing The Mad Hatter Tea Party to The Newnan Center, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. It is scheduled for...

MHS fall festival set for Oct. 17

McIntosh High School’s third annual Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, 1-5 p.m. It is designed and executed solely by the students...

Rotary hosts bingo event for Christian City

The Rotary Club of Newnan recently hosted a “Fall Prevention Bingo” game for senior citizens at Christian City.  More than 30 senior residents were...

Wall named company president

Peachtree City resident Donny Wall was recently promoted from VP sales to president of Bill Brown Sales. Bill Brown Sales is a component sales...

Dance classes offered by Fayette Rec Dept.

The Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department is offering classes in West Coast swing and ballroom dancing in the coming weeks. Both are open...

Cooking demo at hospital fitness center

Nancy Jaworski, owner of My Chef Nancy, will present a healthy cooking demonstration Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital...

Car show Oct. 3

The Antique Automobile Club of America's GA/AL Region will host its 34th annual Antique Auto Meet Saturday, Oct. 3, at the LaGrange Mall, 1501...

Candlelight vigil set for Oct. 8

A candlelight vigil in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Square...

Principal honored with 2015 Bammy Award

Just as television has the Emmy Awards for excellence in the industry, so does education with the Bammy Awards presented by the Academy of...

Rousseau gets delay for ‘In God We Trust’

New Democrat commissioner asks for more time to study ‘hot button issue’ of sign At some point the words “In God We Trust” will be...

Rowing toward the finish line of PTC’s Dragon Boat Race

Above, despite a rainy day, hundreds of participants and residents assembled at Lake McIntosh Saturday for the annual Dragon Boat Races put on by...

Secret district voting lawsuit settlement talks underway

Brown accuses Oddo of duplicity; Oddo mum on any negotiations about dropping district voting lawsuit appeal; who pays attorneys’ fees likely to be sticking...

A tangible way to show we appreciate police

The anti-police wave that has swept our country is a national disgrace, made worse by a mainstream media that seems to have completely forgotten...

Ben Carson’s warning

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.”...

Yogi Berra, economic philosopher

The word “icon” is overused these days, but it surely applies to Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra, who passed away last week at age 90....

The yarns of life

Something the other day took me back to a time, many years ago, when I followed the tight, winding roads of the mountains to...

In sensitivity we trust

A recent letter writer is apparently another of the ultra-sensitive atheists who is offended every time something with a faith-based component to it appears...

Congratulations to Charles Rousseau

I am always amazed by the success stories I read about Fayette County (including my own bid for county commission in 2005-2006). What began...
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