Fayette County

Fayette classroom teachers to have e-access to student data, test scores

Teachers in Fayette County’s public schools are about to get another cybertool at their disposal, and this time it will help them monitor student assessments on statewide standardized tests.

The new statewide Longitudinal Data System will allow teachers to pull up a particular student’s grades along with results on the CRCT, high school graduation tests and high school end of course testing, the Fayette County Board of Education was told last week. Read More»

Honor Flight volunteers recognized for helping veterans

The Georgia Patriot Guard Riders were one of the recipients of a folded flag presented last week by Honor Flight Fayette at a reception held for honor flight participants at Fayette Senior Services in Fayetteville. The Patriot Guard Riders were among the nearly 1,000 volunteers making the seven honor flights possible, said Honor Flight Fayette’s Gail Sparrow. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was an event that paid tribute to the men and women whose efforts more than six decades ago conquered a global threat. World War II veterans from Fayette, Coweta and other counties across the area were the guests Nov. 17 at a reception honoring all the participants in the seven Honor Flight Fayette trips to Washington, D.C., that began in 2007.

Veterans and their families last week met at Fayette Senior Services and were joined by many of the volunteers that made the flights possible. Read More»

Minter Elementary showcases first Thanksgiving

Minter Elementary showcases first Thanksgiving

Mrs. Hall’s second-grade class at Sara Harp Minter Elementary School presented “The Pilgrim Story,” a reenactment of the first Thanksgiving in 1620. Students showcased the reenactment through words, music and songs. Over 60 parents, grandparents and family members were in attendance. After the play, the class and their visitors enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast just as the Pilgrims and Indians of long ago. In the front row, from left, Andrew Francis, Weston Tuttle, Grant Owen, Jim Lauson Walls, Courtney Wagner and Emma Vessell. In the back row are Max Zellweger and Alexis Stewart. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek Patriots run for state quarterfinals

Sandy Creek Patriots run for state quarterfinals

Sandy Creek defensive back Bruce Dukes puts a move on an Americus-Sumter defender as he ran back one of his two interceptions for a touchdown in the Patriots’ 48-0 win at The Battlefield Friday night. This Friday SCHS hosts Monroe in the state quarterfinals of the football playoffs. For more about the Patriots and Starr’s Mill’s quest for the state title, see story here. Photo/John Munford.

Maxwell: Land near bypass presents no real conflict

Some bloggers on TheCitizen.com have questioned whether outgoing Commissioner Eric Maxwell might eventually profit from owning approximately 37 acres of property in relative proximity to what could be the eventual route of Phase 3 of the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

McCarty wins tax flop, Maxwell folds

No apologies, but Maxwell drops suit against commission winner McCarty, who pays sales tax bill in installments

Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell made good on his promise Monday, dropping a lawsuit against Commissioner-elect Allen McCarty after McCarty’s attorney showed proof that he had indeed paid off in full a delinquent sales tax owed the state of Georgia. Read More»

The 43% Solution: Buy your beer here

Did you ever think buying beer could lower your property taxes? I’ve got good news — it can! Here’s how.

For argument’s sake, let’s say that a local government needs $10,000 a day to operate. Simplify it further and say that $5,000 of this $10,000 a day comes from property tax revenue and the other $5,000 comes from sales tax revenue.

Every time money is spent outside of this local community, dollars are lost from the sales tax side and have to be made up on the property tax side. Read More»

Donate to ‘Wreaths across America’

For the second year now, Fayette County Post 105 has supported the local Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Falcon Field Squadron 116, in their “Wreaths Across America” program.

This program began as an effort to place Christmas wreaths on the graves of our military veterans resting in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., during the holidays.

The program has now gone national with thousands of additional wreaths placed on the graves of our veterans in local cemeteries across the country. Read More»

Fine Arts & Crafts fair set for Dec. 4

Shown above (L-R) doing inventory are Jackie Hackney, Annie Doris Mann, Shirley Poole, Eileen Patton, Jane Lindsey, Joy Boyden, Elsie Burroughs, Julia Brewer, Mildred Mayne (partially hidden), and Pat Trebuchon. Not pictured is Honey Corbin, photographer.

Members of St. Andrew’s ECW are getting ready for their annual Christmas Fine Art & Craft Fair planned for Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 316 Peachtree Parkway North, Peachtree City.

The event will include 24 juried vendors featuring jewelry, handmade cards, fine art, textiles, Christmas decor, wood sculpture and folk art, smocked children’s clothing, local honey, award winning jams, jellies and chocolate, natural soaps, fused glass, fashion accessories and more.

All proceeds benefit ECW programs and community outreach.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces holiday services, events

St. Paul Lutheran Church on Ardenlee Parkway in Peachtree city will have a Thanksgiving Day Service, Thursday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.

Christmas Mid-week Advent Services will be held Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 with two service times, 5 and 7p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

On Dec. 15, Advent Worship will consist of a Children’s Christmas Program at 7 p.m. No dinner will be served this evening.

On Dec. 19, the church will host a Happy Birthday Jesus Party and Christmas Carol Singing at 9:30 a.m. during the Sunday School hour. No Bible classes will be held on this day. Read More»