Monthly Archives: November 2014

Peachtree City named a Bike Friendly Community

Last week, Peachtree City, Georgia joined more than 325 visionary communities from across the country by being named a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM) award.   The League of American Bicyclists gave the master-planned city a bronze level BFC designation on November 18. With the announcement of 55 new and renewing BFC this year, Peachtree City joins…

New additions to this year’s Gaddy family light display

When the Gaddy Family pushes back from the Thanksgiving Day dinner table and switches on the drive-through light display at their home on Sandy Creek Road, the Christmas season officially begins in Fayette County. This year, Mike and Gwen have added a scene involving real airplane, a red doghouse and Snoopy the beagle… or should…

Starr’s Mill graduate named Miss Georgia USA 2015

Brooke Fletcher, a 2010 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, was crowned Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center after three days of competition. Fletcher, 22, is the daughter of Scott and Angie Fletcher of Fayetteville. She graduated from Auburn University in May with a major in business…

Shoppers flock to ‘Pre-Black Friday’ sales

Local photographer Michael Clifton captured the scene at Wal-Mart on Thursday night. He said hundreds of customers packed the Fayetteville WalMart for the pre-Black Friday deals. Some customers waited in line for up to 16 hours, Clifton said, to snatch up bargains at the Target store in the Fayette Pavilion.  All photos by Michael Clifton–…

School board may decide on 1-percent raises by December

School employees may know by Christmas time whether they will be getting a proposed 1-percent salary increase. At the most recent Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Jody Barrow said he was “cautiously optimistic,” that he will be able to recommend the board approve a 1-percent raise. The idea was originally part of a “budget enhancement”…

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