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                                                 THE FAYETTEVILLE NEWS
                    Fayette County
                    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
                                                 rain.                                                    ==============================
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
                                                 Saturday evening.
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

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