Fayette County

Local legislators set town hall meeting today at 4 p.m.

The natives were getting restless, so the Fayette Republican Party has scheduled some face-time with four GOP lawmakers for Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Fayetteville party headquarters.

The party Thursday morning emailed a detailed account of some of the legislation to be discussed at the town hall gathering. There are several hot-button issues in the batch. Read More»

Barrow promotes Fayette schools at national conference

Fayette School Superintendent Joseph Barrow

His position allows for a teach and learn situation

Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. Joseph C. Barrow is joining nearly 2,000 school system leaders from coast to coast at the 150th National Conference on Education in San Diego

The conference, held Feb. 26 – 28, is hosted by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), which is the national association for school superintendents.

Barrow is one of only three superintendents from Georgia currently serving on AASA’s Governing Board. Read More»

Chiefs win first track meet of season

The McIntosh Chiefs track team took first place overall in the boys and girls categories Feb. 21 at its first meet of the 2015 season, the Marietta Distance Carnival.

Top finishes in individual events include:

First place, girls 800 (Alyssa LeClaire).

First place, boys 4x800 (Nathan Stembridge, Jackson Routon, Connor Koscevic, Justin Brown).

Second place, girls 4x1600 (Tarna Zander-Velloso, Brianna Sattinger, Rachel Ward, Alyssa LeClaire).

Second place, girls 4x800.

Second place, girls distance medley relay (Caroline Baynes, Carson Silbert, Taylor Snell, Nicole Zaubi). Read More»

Fayette, Coweta schools open Thursday with two-hour delay

Public schools in Fayette and Coweta counties will be open Thursday but schools will open two hours later than usual.

Though the winter storm did not produce the conditions that were forecast, both school systems advised parents to check for weather updates due to the potential for hazardous driving conditions early Thursday morning and to refer to the school systems' websites for up-to-date information.

For Fayette County the website is www.fcboe.org

For Coweta County the website is www.cowetaschools.org

Peachtree City water, sewer board selects officers

The PCWASA Board of Directors elected officers to serve in 2015. Bill Holland (seated at the head of the table) will continue to serve as chairman and Phil Mahler (to Holland’s immediate right) as vice chairman.  John Dufresne (to Holland’s immediate left) continues as secretary/treasurer.

Holland continues as chairman of experienced group

The Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (PCWASA) recently elected officers to lead the utility during 2015.

Bill Holland was selected by his peers on the six-member board to continue serving as chairman. Phil Mauler was re-elected as vice chairman and John Dufresne as secretary/treasurer.

Board members Paul Gagliano and Wes Saunders, and alternate Glenn Adams complete the current board.

Holland has over 40 years of experience working in architectural design and engineering. He spent 33 years working for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, where he Read More»

Give opinions on new textbooks for Fayette schools

Deadline for comment is March 16

Textbooks that could potentially be used in Fayette County schools are available for public inspection and comment through March 16 when the Board of Education is expected to make decisions about the books.

Recommended English/Language Arts textbooks for grades 6-12 are on display in the lobbies of the Fayette County Board of Education (210 Stonewall Avenue, Fayetteville) and the LaFayette Educational Center, building “B,” (205 LaFayette Avenue, Fayetteville).

The textbooks can be viewed at these locations from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read More»

'Evening of Praise' gospel fest is Feb. 28

Theta Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. of Coweta and Fayette Counties is hosting the 2015 Gospel Fest “An Evening of Praise” on Saturday, Feb. 28.

The evening begins at 5 p.m., but doors open at 4:30 p.m. at Sams Auditorium 205 LaFayette Ave., Fayetteville. A donation of $20 is suggested.

Participating Choirs include New City Church Choir, AM Praise, St. Smyrna Gospel Choir, Called To Serve, Newnan Chapel UMC Gospel Choir, Destiny Christian Center International Praise Team, and Shaw Temple Mass Choir.

Scouting for food was big success

Cub Scout Pack 210 dropping off food at the Real Life Center.

The annual Scouting for Food drive was a huge success this year with over 400 scouts and 260 adults participating.

They collected 26,085 items for local food pantries.

Pictured are scouts from Pack 210 dropping off items to the Real Life Center. They are sponsored by All Saints Anglican Church and lead by R.C. Rover, cub master; Brian Smalley, assistant cub master; and Jessica Gaultrey, food drive chair.

Learn to Line Dance with recreation department class

The Peachtree City Recreation Department is starting an adult Line dancing class on March 5 that will run until May 28.

The steps are repetitive and easy to learn and new dances will be taught periodically during the Thursday afternoon classes at the Glenloch Recreation Center. Classes will begin at 2:45 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Each class will cost $3 and will need to be paid by cash or check at the start of each class. Email the instructor at rsfergus1@gmail.com for more information and to express interest in attending.

Bandit climbs through drive-thru window to rob F’ville McDonald’s

The McDonald’s restaurant on Fayetteville’s south side was robbed on Feb. 20 by an armed man who entered the restaurant by climbing through the drive-thru window after brandishing a firearm.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the robbery occurred at approximately 11 p.m. A white woman driving a dark SUV pulled up to the drive-thru and placed an order for fries. Once at the window, a light-skinned black male believed to be accompanying her approached the window and brandished a firearm in the direction of the store employee, demanding that he open the window, Whitlow said. Read More»

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