Fayette County

1 less thing for high schoolers: State to end graduation tests

The Georgia State Board of Education (BoE) on April 13 approved a recommendation that will phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) completely over the next few years. The test will no longer be required for students entering high school this fall. Students entering high school between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2011 have the option of taking the End-of-Course Test (EOCT) in a given content area. Read More»

Accused church burglar returned to Fayette County

A Peachtree City man charged with church burglaries in Fayette and Coweta counties in late 2010 has been returned to Fayette after spending the past few months in the Coweta County Jail.

Joseph Michael Robinson, 25, of Peachtree City, was charged April 11 on outstanding warrants related to the burglaries of two Peachtree City churches, said department spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

You want cuts? Here’s a start

Face it. Someone is going to have to eat cat food!

For 30 years the U.S. federal government has spent on ever higher levels of both guns and butter financed by an ever larger deficit. It started during the Reagan years with the military buildup to win the Cold War at the same time that entitlement costs were exploding. Read More»

A McIntosh junior decides to ditch GaGa

This morning, I decided to surf iTunes in search of some new, upbeat music to add to my beaten and shorted iPod Nano, so I quickly browsed the top download section in case there was something new or interesting, and quickly I noticed that Lady GaGa was, once again, the top single on iTunes. I became wary the instant I saw the title name: “Judas.” Read More»

10 unanswered questions for our Fayette County commissioners

The public comment portion of [Fayette County] Commission meetings allows for citizens to voice their opinion or questions. It is a one-sided affair. It would appear that the board members listen but there is no way to know for sure. The board does not get into discussion with the citizens. Many of these opinions lead to questions that never get answered. Listed below are some of those questions. Read More»

Hearn will find he is accountable to voters

Commissioner Lee Hearn was lambasted by the citizens at the last Board of Commissioners meeting for appointing a relative to the Board of Elections. People are saying, call it a real probability or a conspiracy theory, that Commissioner Hearn is working on fixing his re-election campaign for next year. Read More»

Ceremony will observe Confederate Memorial Day in F’ville April 26

Confederate Memorial Day, an official state holiday in Georgia, will be observed in Fayetteville on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

The ceremonies will be conducted at the gazebo, near Courthouse Square, by members of McLaws Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans, including a color guard, bagpiper, and a very colorful display of all Confederate state flags.

The occasion has a special significance this year as it begins the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States which occurred from April 1861 to April 1865. Read More»

Celebrate Easter — Easter services at local churches this week

Celebrate Easter — Easter services at local churches this week

It’s Easter once again on the southside and Christians everywhere are preparing to celebrate the holiest of Christian events, the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Most observances started last Sunday with the celebration of Palm Sunday and will continue through this Sunday with the observance of events leading up to Jesus’s death and resurrection.

The traditional Community Good Friday gathering of area churches for the service of the Seven Last Words of Christ will be held this year at First Baptist Church of Peachtree City on Friday, April 22, starting at noon. Read More»

Gas prices and lines of cars at elementary schools don’t mix well

I am a senior citizen and I haven’t been to a school since my children graduated. I now have grandchildren and one of my children moved back home with a 10-year-old child.

On Monday he got sick at school and couldn’t ride the bus home, so Grandma went to pick him up at school just when school at Cleveland Elementary was letting children out for the day.

Let me express shock and dismay: Well over a hundred cars lined up to pick up children. Teachers out front of the school calling out numbers for non-bus riders to be picked up in front of the school; each car has a number in the window. Read More»

Heritage will present ‘Path to the Savior’

The scene of Jesus at the cross is portrayed by Kaitlin Fultz (the weeping Mary). Roman Soldiers are David Sanders (L) and A.J Espinosa. Photo/Special.

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville will present “The Lake Experience: The Path to the Savior” on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, from 6-8 p.m.

“The Path to the Savior,” is a walking tour on the church’s lake property that is based on the miraculous, life-changing “touch” of Jesus as He lived out His walk of suffering. Special golf-cart accommodations will be available for those with special needs. Read More»

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