Monthly Archives: June 2018

A hurricane by any other name may not sound so sweet

June 1st marked the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, with some communities still rebuilding after last year’s largest storms. What’s with the hurricane names like Harvey and Irma? If they were named something more destructive like Hurricane Death-Megatron-500, everyone would evacuate immediately. I was in a hurricane in Destin, Florida in 1995. Her name was Erin….

County’s 2019 budget process continues with public hearing

The process of finalizing the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget for Fayette County continued with the first public hearing at Thursday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Chief Financial Officer Mary Parrott led the presentation. The general fund balance is expected to see an increase of more than $540,000, and the property tax millage rate rollback will…

Jack Allen Babb

Jack Babb was born in Cassville, MO. He served honorably in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Jack worked for Motorola at Cape Canaveral and Patrick AFB before moving to Atlanta in 1964. He retired from Racing Radios in 1998. He resided in Fayetteville, GA since 1988. Jack was a member of Fayette Presbyterian…

Fun, flexibility, and felines

It wasn’t your usual yoga class. Saturday morning’s first Kitten Yoga session brought together health-conscious fitness seekers with some adorable feline partners. The event presented by Whiskers-n-Paws brought together adoptable kittens from Fayette Humane Society and animal lovers for a fun morning. The Southern Conservation Trust offices in Peachtree City played host to the class…

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