Sunday, May 3, 2009

5/3/09 Fayette Headlines and News

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Tyrone to Dedicate Veterans Memorial Park
The Tyrone Veterans Memorial Park Committee would like to invite the public to the dedication of Veterans Memorial Park to be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 1:00 p.m. The Park is located on Senoia Road in downtown Tyrone across from the Post Office.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy food, fun and patriotic music. National, state and local elected officials will be in attendance. The Ft. MacPherson Army Reserve Command Honor Guard will present and the American Flag, flags for each branch of service, and the POW/MIA flag will be raised. The keynote speaker will be Colonel (Ret) Don Dickinson.

Memorial Bricks may be purchased at the dedication or by going online to and downloading the form. For additional information please contact Patsy Couch, 770-487-4394.

Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon Announces Candidacy for State Insurance Commissioner

Stellar Job by Witness and Peachtree City Police Nab Robbers
On May 1, 2009 at approximately 2:15 pm, an armed robbery occurred at the United Community Bank located at 307 North Hwy 74, Peachtree City. One witness followed the vehicle that two subjects fled the scene in and called the Fayette County E911 Communications Center. The witness relayed the location of the two subjects and the vehicle to the dispatch center as it attempted to leave Peachtree City. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and the offenders on Hwy 54 near Huddleston Drive. Officers stopped the vehicle and have two subjects in custody. An undisclosed amount of money and a weapon were observed in the vehicle after the traffic stop. Charges are pending and further information will be released as the investigation progresses.

"Amigos Don't Let Amigos Drive Drunk": Pick A Designated Driver Before Cinco de Mayo
5/1/09 Cinco de Mayo has become a big night-out on the Georgia social scene, especially for young adults. Fiesta plans north of the Border have become another ‘six-pack-tradition’ here on the all-American party calendar, just like on St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween... More

R.O.M.E.O. Breakfast Club Retired Old Men Eating Out
5/1/09 Monday, May 4, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.; $4.50 per person includes a full, hot breakfast; Okay guys, this group is for you AND you don't HAVE to be retired to come have breakfast with the guys! Join us the first Monday of every month for a "real man's breakfast" prepared by Chef Todd Rossi. Every month will... More

Local Teen's Vision Brings Inspirational Film and Star to Fayette May 8th
4/27/09 Darius Goes West, an award-winning documentary, tells the story of Darius Weems, a young man from Athens, Georgia who had a dream of being... More

Best Book Sale in Town May 9th
4/27/09 Plan now to attend the Friend's of the Fayette County Public Library's Spring/Summer Book Sale on Saturday, May 9th, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Fayette Library. Over 9000 gently read books in 23... More

Isakson Criticizes Elimination of Expanded Tax Credit for Homebuyers
4/30/09 U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., yesterday criticized House-Senate conference negotiators for the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution for removing language authored by Isakson that would have provided for a $15,000 tax credit to individuals who purchase a home in the... More

Local Student Among Select Group Named Coca-Cola Scholar
4/30/09 A Fayette County High School student, class of 2009, is one of only 250 in the United States named a Coca-Cola Regional Scholar. Cecelia Ogechi Oparah has been awarded a $10,000 four-year scholarship ($2,500 per... More

North Georgia College & State University Drill Field Dedicated in Honor of Fayetteville General
4/28/09 On April 18, 2009, North Georgia College and State University dedicated the historic drill field in honor of General (Retired) William J. ‘Lipp’ Livsey of Fayetteville. The drill field has served as the site of countless Corps of Cadets... More

The Chickenpox Shingles Connection May 12th
5/1/09 Anyone who has ever watched someone suffer through bouts of extremely painful Shingles, would probably tell you that they would be interested in knowing how they could avoid going through the same painful condition. Shingles, also known as varicella zoster virus (VZV), is a leftover of the... More

958 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Traffic Stop
5/2/09 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Narcotics Team concluded an investigation on Thursday, April 30, 2009 that resulted in a traffic stop on Hwy 74 in Tyrone. TNT Agents seized 958 pounds of Marijuana and arrested three... More

Spivey Hall Schedule for Next Weekend
5/1/09 (Blog) Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall will feature Friday and Saturday night performances by European artists, followed by a Sunday afternoon program by the Georgian Chamber Players, on the weekend of May 8 to May 10... More

Rep. Matt Ramsey: Final Legislative Wrap Up
4/27/09 The General Assembly adjourned for the year on April 3. I have previously written an update on several initiatives that were passed during the last week of the session. However, I wanted to follow up with information on some additional measures that were passed by the General Assembly and are on the Governor’s desk... More

The Sky’s the Limit… Clayton State – Fayette to Offer Astronomy Courses
5/1/09 Beginning in the fall semester of 2009, Clayton State University will offer a sequence of Astronomy courses at its instructional site in Peachtree City. “These courses will satisfy a core curriculum requirement we have been unable to offer at Peachtree City due to a... More

The Fred Features Local Talent at Open Mic Night
5/2/09 Looking for an inexpensive night of great entertainment and fun? The Fred will showcase local bands, musicians and even comedy on Saturday, May 9th beginning at 7 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 and the “ticket” for the night is a Fred wrist band that may be purchased for $5.00 in advance or $10.00... More

FC Parks & Rec Summer Program Registration May 4th
5/1/09 The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration for the Summer 2009 brochure on Monday, May 4, 2009. Registration will be taken at the Activities House, 980 Redwine Road, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m... More

Due to Popular Demand Bodies...the Exhibition and Dialog in the Dark Extend Atlanta Run
4/30/09 Due to the tremendous response and sell-out crowds at the Premier Exhibition Center in Atlantic Station organizers have extended the Atlanta run of BODIES . . . The Exhibition and Dialog in the Dark until January 3, 2010. Initially slated to close in... More

Young Scientists Discover Fernbank Museum’s Summer Camp
4/30/09 Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers a world of adventure and discovery to young explorers during Summer Camp 2009. One week-sessions of day camps are offered throughout June and July. Campers will transform into ecologists, paleontologists, geologists, marine biologists, entomologists and more. Highly trained staff and a low counselor-to-camper ratio ensure each child a unique and fun-filled week of learning, exploration, activities, crafts and games. Three... More

Puppets Take Atlanta & Beyond (July 6 - 31)
4/28/09 This July, Atlantans won’t have to travel across an ocean to experience the work of some of the world’s premier puppet artists! The Center for Puppetry Arts and the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau are pleased to join together with over ten other leading... More