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Learn about summer camps, activity options

See what’s available for the kids this summer by attending St. Paul’s Summer Fun & Camp Expo on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a. m. – 2 p.m.

This free event will include fun activities, giveaways, and entertainment, and provide the scoop on the best summer fun for kids in Fayette and Coweta counties.

Information will be available on camps from Peachtree City Recreation, Southern Conservation Trust, Legacy Theater, Bedford School, the Centre for Performing & Visual Arts of Newnan, and more. For more information, email michelleschwab@macaronikid.com. Read More»

Thrift store offering college scholarships to volunteers

The Peachtree City not-for-profit thrift store, Clothes Less Traveled, is offering a chance at college scholarships to high school seniors who have volunteered at the store for at least 40 hours.

Deadline for submitting an application is April 15 and there is still time to volunteer and submit the paperwork.

While scholarship applicants must have volunteered a minimum of 40 hours at Clothes Less Traveled during their high school career, volunteer hours do not guarantee a scholarship. Read More»

Faulkner named to Georgia Realtors leadership team

Michael Faulkner of Fayetteville was recently selected to serve as part of the Georgia Realtors 2015 leadership team.

He will serve as vice president of governmental affairs and was recently sworn into office at the President's Inaugural Gala at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The Gala was part of the officer Inaugural & Legislative Conference.

The group is a voluntary professional association of approximately 29,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia.

Booth Middle students join honor chorus for performance

JC Booth Middle School students performed in a statewide honor chorus. They are (​Front Row, L to R) Delaney Loftis, and Mark Schwensen, (Back Row, L to R) Natalie Robinson, Eric Blenkush, and Madison Drouillard.

Selected 6th grade chorus students from JC Booth Middle School performed in the Georgia Music Educators Association’s Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus on Feb. 6 and 7.

The students performed at the University of Georgia Conference Center in Tifton.

Students rehearsed with guest conductors and other chorus students from around the state on Friday and Saturday, then performed a concert on Saturday. The Booth Chorus is directed by Kara Post.

Peacock, Harper celebrated by police peers

Fayetteville Police Department Lt. Craig Harper and Detective Melissa Peacock.

The Fayetteville Police Department celebrates a proud tradition of professional service each year by naming an Officer of the Year and an Employee of the Year who both exemplify the type of person valued by the department and the community.

For the 2014 honors, Detective Melissa Peacock and Lt. Craig Harper have been selected. Read More»

Bam! That's Principal Blair on the radio

Nancy Blair

Her show is one of top three on network

The voice of Rising Starr Middle School Principal Nancy Blair is heard by tens of thousands of people around the world each month when she co-hosts the online radio show, Edchat Radio, featured on the BAM Radio Network.

BAM is the largest education radio network in the world offering programming from the nation's top education organizations and thought leaders.

According to the show’s producer, Edchat Radio is the third most popular show on the BAM Radio Network’s line up; having averaged over 40,000 downloads per month of its podcasted episodes during the last six months of 2014. Read More»

Dodson wins American Legion Silver Medal in contest

American Legion representatives and participants in the Annual Constitutional Oratorical Contest are (Left to Right) Denny Leander (4th District Commander), Jacob Dodson (Peachtree City), Arnie Geiger (Post 50/Coordinator), Patrick Wu (Johns Creek), Ed Asberry (5th District Commander).
Photo by Ken Benson (Post 50)

Speech, 'Vaccine for Tyranny,' also earns $300 scholarship

American Legion Post 50 in Peachtree City recently held Area Finals for the Annual Constitutional Oratorical Contest that the American Legion has sponsored since 1938.

Patrick Dodson of Peachtree City won the American Legion Silver Medal and a $300 prize with his speech “Vaccine for Tyranny,” while Patrick Wu of Johns Creek won the Gold Medal and a $350 prize with his speech “On Promise.” Read More»

AP classes earn Fayette high schools distinction

All five of Fayette County’s high schools are earning recognition for the number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses taken by students, and the percentage of students passing the AP exams.

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the AP Honor Schools for 2015 showing the Fayette schools and others in the state receiving similar recognition.

AP courses and exams give students the opportunity to access college-level learning opportunities, and potentially earn college course credits. Read More»

Republican Party hosting Town Hall Meetings

State legislators are invited

The Fayette County Republican Party will host Town Hall Meetings with state legislators during February and March.

The meetings are set for Friday, Feb. 27, 4 - 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Both meetings will be at the Fayette County GOP Headquarters office, 174 North Glynn Street in Fayetteville.

Invited guests include;
State Rep. Matt Ramsey,
State. Rep David Stover,
State Rep. John Yates,
State Sen. Marty Harbin,
State Sen. Mike Crane.

Rotary hears about program for veterans

Piper Hill, founder of Healing 4 .Heroes

Healing 4 Heroes founder Piper Hill spoke at a recent meeting of the Peachtree City Rotary Club and spoke about her personal experiences with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury after returning from several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As a result of the help that a dog provided for her, she founded Healing 4 Heroes, a non-profit organization that trains rescue dogs to work as service dogs to help veterans heal and lead more productive lives. Read More»

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