Fayette County

Date for Piedmont Fayette blood drive changes

Donors report on Feb. 11

The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary will host the next Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that the blood drive was originally scheduled for Feb. 9, but a change was made.

The event will be held in the 1279 Building, third floor, Conference Room C. To give blood, a donor must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor key pfh or call 770-719-7098.

Doc Holliday expert reveals infamous gunman's Georgia roots

Presentation by 'Georgia Author of Year'

Georgia Author of the Year, Doc Holliday expert and Peachtree City resident Victoria Wilcox will present "Gone With The Wind Goes West: The Surprising Southern Heritage of Doc Holliday" in Fayetteville on Monday, Feb. 23, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wilcox will speak at Fayetteville location of Fayette Senior Services at 4 Center Drive. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email name, phone number and event title to register@fayss.org. Read More»

Gov. Deal talks about Pinewood expansion

Gov. Deal talks about Pinewood expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal returned from a recent trip to England commenting on his visit with executives at Pinewood Shepperton PLC, the parent company of Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Part of the conversation included the idea of establishing a film academy in Georgia, with a possible location including an existing building at Pinewood Atlanta, Deal noted. Read More»

Common Core to be first topic of ‘Civil Conversations’

A new organization is convening Friday night for its first public gathering and hopes to bring together a variety of people and viewpoints.

The inaugural “Civil Conversations Fayette” event is Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the group has rented a meeting room at 174 N. Glynn Street for the first 100 people who sign up. There is a $22 cost for a catered meal provided by Broadway Diner. Read More»

BoE OKs $200K a year Internet ‘learning management program’

Educators at a recent Fayette County Board of Education meeting include (L-R) Barry Marchman, Dan Colwell, Superintendent Joseph Barrow, Chair Marion Key, Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Teachers, students and parents in Fayette County will soon explore the touted benefits of a $200,000 per year learning management program approved Jan. 17 by the Fayette County Board of Education. The expenditure for the new program is included in the current budget.

Among its features, the Blackboard Learn program can be used to enhance teaching tasks and create assignments, manage content, collaborate with teachers across multiple school systems, analyze data and, for students and teachers, provide “anywhere/anytime” learning, according to blackboard.com. Read More»

Another PTC east side annexation sought

Portion of the site plan for the proposed annexation. From the PTC Planning and Zoning Dept.
First request under looser rules: 28 acres on PTC’s east side for mix of retail/homes

PTC house fire results in total loss, no injuries

PTC house fire results in total loss, no injuries

Units with Peachtree City Fire Rescue on Wednesday responded to a fire in progress at 105 Grenoble Road that resulted in a near total loss of the residence but without any injuries.

Department spokesman Ron Mundy said the fire call came in at 12:53 p.m., with the first units responding within three minutes.

Firefighters at the scene found heavy fire and dark smoke billowing from the front of the home, said Mundy. Read More»

Peachtree City UMC’s 2nd annual GIC starts next week

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC) is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC), a major event for the church, which starts Thursday, Feb. 5.

Led by the Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor of Serve Ministries, and the GIC Planning Team, the extended weekend is planned for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 5-8. Read More»

Happy 100th!

Jean Koon, a charter member of Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, celebrated her 100th birthday recently. Members of the congregation honored her on Jan. 25 with a reception after the Sunday morning service. Photo/Special.

Jean Koon, a charter member of Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, celebrated her 100th birthday recently. Members of the congregation honored her on Jan. 25 with a reception after the Sunday morning service. Photo/Special.

Marriage celebration event coming to FFUMC Saturday

“Pathways to the Heart … Pathways to Growth,” an informative marriage celebration event for couples of all ages and stages of life, is coming to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Jan. 31 from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Childcare is provided at no charge.

Better Marriages of Georgia will partner with FFUMC to present three workshops, a romantic dinner and an evening concert to foster healthy marriages by offering insight, practical ideas and quality time for couples. Read More»