THE FAYETTEVILLE NEWS
Historical Society April 17, 1903 The Partisan Rangers of the Confederate
195 Lee Street States Army; Davis, William J., reprint of
P.O. Box 421 How bad the farmers hated to see rain which 1904 edition. From Tony Parrott
Fayetteville, GA 30214 came last Wednesday morning. They had
began with new energy and were swinging Land Owners in Ireland 1876, reprint
Phone: (770) 716-6020
the corners with the old mule at a very lively originally published Dublin, 1876. From
rate. But very little planting has been done Tony Parrott
www.HistoryFayetteCoGa.org in our community on account of so much
From Our Society President Publications Available For Sale
An Easter egg hunt at Miss Jeanette’s was The Heritage of Fayette County, Georgia
Dear Members: enjoyed by many of the young people $59.75 plus 5.00 p & h
Our September meeting was a huge success. Fayette County Cemeteries
We had a record 88 people in attendance! The singing at Mr. Looney Spratlin’s last
$25.00 + 5.00 p & h
Thanks again to Bobby Kerlin for sharing Sunday was highly enjoyed by all who were
the history of Starr’s Mill with us. Also, we present.
Fayette Logo Mug - $2.00
received some great publicity for the Society A chicken pox epidemic subsided at last.
in the local Fayette Citizen Newspaper. There being no new cases reported recently. Fayette Logo Clear Mug - $5.00
Thank you to Carolyn Cary for making that Miss Willie Kate Travis of East Point, is ===============================
possible. visiting her aunt this week.
The Historical Society is interested in
This month continues our series of locals Mr. Johnson Eason has been doing some adding to our collection of materials. We
sharing an oral history of our community. valuable work on his farm in way of are missing some of the issues of the Fayette
Joel Cowan, founder and developer of ditching and clearing bottom lands. County High School Yearbook and need
Peachtree City, will share his first hand recent issue from the other high schools.
submitted and researched by CB Glover
experience. This year marks the 50th Several classes, the Class of 1926 and the
Anniversary of Peachtree City. Come and Class of 1958 for examples, have donated
hear how it all began. information about their reunions and
Research Center Hours
additional pictures. The Society also needs
This is another opportunity for members to family genealogical information. When you
Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
invite a guest to join us. We will meet at the update your research, please remember to
Research Center on Sunday, October 19th at send a copy to be added to the family files.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3 p.m. and enjoy light refreshments We have people from out of state who are
afterwards. constantly surprised to find so much
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
=============================== information about their ancestors at the
Alice Reeves Research Center.
Newsletter above zero every night from Saturday night the animal. If you care for more details call
until Thursday. Camp Creek was frozen on Lamar Matthews or Bus Fife.
Vol. 12 No 5 over Tuesday.
October 1, 2008 Fayette County Times Submitted by Betty Anne Sims
July 20, 1928
CITY ELECTION LAST WEDNESDAY-
October Meeting The election of city officials was
held last Wednesday. W.W. Redwine was
Our meeting Sunday, October 19, 2008 will elected mayor without opposition. ===============================
be at 3:00 p.m. at the Historical Society’s Councilmen elected: Jon. M. Jackson, B.D. Membership Application/renewal
Research Center at 195 Lee Street in Murphy, J.A. Burch, S.L. Eastin and M.L. Annual dues
Fayetteville. Our speaker will be Joel Seagraves. Dr. J.A. Lester refused to allow
Cowen. Joel was the first mayor of his name to remain on the ticket for re- Student $1.00
Peachtree City and received a building lot election. Individual $10.00
instead of his first year’s salary as mayor. Sustaining $50.00
His work in planning the city is the blueprint Fayette County Times Business $100.00
still followed. He has served as honorary August 5, 1927 Individual Patron $100.00
chief of staff for Governor Joe Frank Harris. Card of Thanks- We wish to express our
He served on the Georgia Board of Regents sincere appreciation to our friends for their Lifetime,
from 1990 to 1995. He was Chairman of the sympathy and assistance while I have been One time payment $250.00
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. unable to work with a broken arm. This does
Joel has world wide interest in planning and not apply to Doctors Seawright and Lester. I Name________________________
development, but on Sunday he will discuss have already given Dr. Seawright a large
his first project, Peachtree City. ten-pound melon and expect to give Dr. Address______________________
=============================== Lester one about half so large, which is
=============================== ample pay for their trouble. YANNY City _________________________
Fayette County Times State__________ Zip code_______
January 6, 1928 Fayette County Times
THE CITY WAS WITHOUT WATER- The April 13, 1928 Your membership expires February 28,
entire city was without water supply several BEAR ROAMS THE COUNTY- A crowd 2008. If your envelope shows 2007 above
days this week caused by the main pipe from of young people returning from Jonesboro your name, we do not have your dues for
the tank to the ground freezing Monday Sunday night claim to have encountered a 2008 or have made an error. Please let us
night; the pipe burst the full length of the large bear in the road near the county farm know.
exposed piping. This has been the longest and struck him or her, whichever the case
spell of extreme cold experienced in this might be, with the car. The bear ran up the ===============================
section in thirty five years. The thermometer road some ways before leaving the highway,
has registered as low as 1 and 2 degrees giving the crowd time to get a good view of