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Fayette County Historical Society meets Sunday

The Fayette County Historical Society will meet this Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. at its headquarters at 190 Lee Street.

It is the white building directly behind the American Legion Log Cabin.

The Board of Directors will be presenting the various types of information available in its files. Perhaps you wondered how a street got its name, or perhaps how many Fayette Countians fought in the various wars. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Poets in the spotlight at county library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Fayette County Public Library presents “Poets in the Spotlight,” a poetry performance revue and open mike session on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Read More»

Jesse Outlar, retired sports editor of The Atlanta Constitution

The popular sports writer, Jesse Outlar, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011 to go to what he called the Big Sleep.

Outlar was born to Jesse P. Outlar and Lois Mangham in Finleyson, Georgia. The family settled in Omega where Outlar started his love affair with newspapers and sports. He had his own route at the age of seven delivering the Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Constitution and the Jacksonville Times-Union. He dreamed of writing the stories of the sports heroes he’d hurry home to read about after each morning’s deliveries. Read More»

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

Crabapple's Fifth Grade Math Bowl team

The eighth annual Fifth Grade Math Bowl was held recently at Crabapple Lane Elementary School. The winning team includes, from left, Delaney Baro, McKay Moore, and Alex Seymour. The alternate is Jack Vaughn (not pictured). They will advance to the Fifth Grade Fayette County Math Tournament on May 2 where they will compete with winning teams from all of the Fayette County elementary schools.

Bring retired computer parts and electronics to Fayette County Earth Day for recycling

Cartridges for Kids will reward J.C. Booth Middle School PTO more than $100 for diverting these few retired electronics from our local landfills. All will be refurbished for reuse or properly recycled. Funds earned are used to purchase classroom supplies for teachers. Sat., April 16 Fayette County residents can bring their used electronics to Fayette County Earth Day.

Closets and corners cluttered with retired electronics? Looking for a earth-friendly way to clear out? Load up old electronics, computers and accessories and bring them to the Fayette County Earth Day celebration. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., April 16 J.C. Booth Middle School Beta Club students will be at the Stonewall Government Complex at Hwy 54 and 85 in Fayetteville to accept electronics for recycling.

You can bring these items to the Earth Day event, or to the school at 250 Peachtree Pkwy. S.:

• ink and toner cartridges from printers and postage machines Read More»

Good taste in abundance at Senoia UMC

Good taste in abundance at Senoia UMC

It was a tasty affair on April 3 at the Senoia United Methodist Church when a large number of area residents dined under the trees in perfect weather at the second annual Taste of Senoia, sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club. Area residents and restaurants had plenty of their culinary fare on hand for the occasion that also included a raffle. And inside the church, diners visited with Trey Baggarly, who played the role of Rev. F.W. Baggarly, founder of the church in 1861. Photo/Ben Nelms

Mrs. Anne Emerson, age 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anne Emerson, age 90, of Fayetteville, died April 8, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William Donahue Emerson.

Survivors include daughters Karen (Kenneth) Lanierof Byron; Sherry (John) Davis, of Milner; Mikie Emerson and Terry Crosby of Guayaquil, Ecuador; sons Dr. Jay (Donna) Emerson of Kalamazoo, MI; David (Tina) Emerson of Fayetteville, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and nieces and nephews. Read More»

Katie Juanita Howard Turner, age 87, of College Park/Riverdale

Katie Juanita Howard Turner, age 87, of College Park/Riverdale, GA, passed away on April 8, 2011.

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Turner is preceded in death by her husband Cecil M. Turner; parents Jessie and Ollie Howard; two sisters and three brothers. Read More»

Lareen Peeples, 56, of Fayetteville

Lareen Peeples, loving wife, mother, proud grandmother, and friend, 56, of Fayetteville, passed away April 7, 2011.

Mrs. Peeples was retired from the U.S. government at FORSCOM Headquarters G-3/5/7 Chief Force Management. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years Neal Peeples; daughter and son in law Erin & Chad Davis of Social Circle; son Eric Peeples of Atlanta ; granddaughter Eva Lareen Davis; brother David Evans of Griffin . Read More»

Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89

Mrs. Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Iola Lovvorn, 89 was Friday, April 8 at 12:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home with Brother Dallas Culver officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, College Park, GA. 

She passed away April 5, 2011 at St. Vincent's East Hospital.  Read More»

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