Fayette County

How many Fayette grads are college-ready?

Graphic provided by ACT and available through the Fayette School System’s website.

ACT results say fewer than 4 in 10 students meet all 4 benchmarks
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Fayette Chamber says, ‘Come to Community Expo Tuesday’

With more than 100 businesses and organizations exhibiting under one roof, the 2014 Community Expo is your “roadmap” to the products and services that can be found right here in Fayette.

For the 24th year, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce invites the community to the county’s largest tradeshow. Expo is Sept. 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church-South Campus, located at 1563 Joel Cowan Parkway. Admission is free. Read More»

Fayette plans ‘Face-to-Face’ with leaders

Fayette County officials will present the second annual “Fayette: Face-to-Face” event Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayette County Public Library in downtown Fayetteville.

Local citizens are invited to stop by and meet the county’s leadership team as well as representatives from all 27 county departments. Also in attendance will be members of city departments in Fayetteville as well as representatives of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Fayette County School System. Read More»

A personal moment with the former First Lady

A personal moment with the former First Lady

Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter spoke at a luncheon held by the Fayette County Democratic Women on Aug. 23. Carter, right, takes a moment to speak with Fayette resident Karen Harris. Photo/Sheila Pace.

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

Fayette County firefighter Brad Boemanns was the recipient of the 2014 Silent Hero Award for Heroism, presented Sept. 11 by the Ronnie Thames Foundation at a ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Boemanns was seriously injured in a structure fire in 2010 and endured 18 months of rehab before returning to work. Pictured, from left, are foundation Chairman Ron Thames, wife Kaula Boemanns and Brad Boemanns. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Good neighbors

Master Gardner Sandy Golden (left photo), Heather and River Colvin in right photo.

Hopewell United Methodist Church member and Master Gardner Sandy Golden led a group from Hopewell on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7, as they cleaned up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary. The church and the school are neighbors on Jenkins Road in Tyrone. The church has pledged to support the school throughout the year. Heather and River Colvin worked hard to clean up the courtyard at Robert J. Burch Elementary in Tyrone. Photos/Special.

Ramsey’s Financial Peace University starts tonight at COS

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, corner of Peachtree Parkway and Ga. Hwy. 54 in Peachtree City, will offer Financial Peace University on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at the church, beginning Sept. 17 [tonight]. The course runs seven weeks.

More than 1.5 million families and individuals have completed FPU, which makes use of print and video materials by Dave Ramsey.

Ramsey experienced personal financial ruin some years ago, and he turned to the Bible to find a way out. Read More»

Chabad of Peachtree City announces coming events for Jewish High Holidays

Chabad of Peachtree City will kick off its celebration of the Jewish New Year with the annual Rosh Hashanah family meal on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. with the meal following at 8.

The festival of Rosh Hashanah — the name means “Head of the Year” — is observed for two days beginning Sept. 24 after sunset. Read More»

Servant Weekend at COS Lutheran starts Friday

Servant Weekend at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church includes nine events. Volunteers are needed for some while others are offered as a service to the community.

The American Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19, from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Sign up online to donate at coslutheran.org/red-cross. During the same hours flu shots will be administered at the church; the cost is $25.99, with Medicare and other insurance accepted. Contact officeadministrator@coslutheran.org for more information. Read More»

Bethany, Sandy Creek church homecomings set for Sunday

Two historic churches will have homecoming festivities this Sunday. Bethany Methodist in the old Fife community and Sandy Creek Baptist on Sandy Creek Road will welcome former members and guests with special services and home-cooked dinners.

Bethany’s service starts at 10:45 a.m. with Cole Altizer preaching and Sandy Creek’s starts at 11.

The Jonathans will perform at Sandy Creek