More musical honors for Fayette kids

They earn prestigious orchestra spots

Fayette County students continue to rack up musical honors with the selection of seven high school students to participate in the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

More than 300 students from Atlanta and the surrounding counties audition each year for one of only 120 available seats in the orchestra.

Chosen from Fayette County schools are;

Kali Edwards, Bassoon, Fayette County High;
Elise Conti, Oboe, Starr’s Mill High;
Emily Schuler, Bassoon, McIntosh High;
Alicia Zamore, Clarinet, McIntosh High;
Steven Lukehart, Trumpet, McIntosh High; Read More»

Race features Fayetteville, Senoia drivers

Jan. 31 is fourth race of six-part series

Senoia’s Tina Johnson and Fayetteville’s Ashton Winger recently made an impressive showings at Week 3 of the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Winter Flurry.

Week 3 races on Jan. 17 marked the half-way point of the six-week Winter Flurry racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Read More»

Honor students sponsor blood drive

Donors get free t-shirt

The Honors Student Association at Clayton State University is sponsoring a Blood Drive to benefit the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

The Blood Drive will run from noon to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. All presenting donors will receive a free t-shirt.

For an appointment, log onto and enter sponsor code: claytonstate. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome as well.

Clayton State homecoming fun includes tailgate, two doubleheaders

Don't miss annual faculty vs. student game

Homecoming week for Clayton State University is just around the corner.

The celebration begins Jan. 26 with a 5:30 p.m. pep rally and the annual Faculty/Staff vs. Student Basketball Scrimmage.

The first of two basketball doubleheaders scheduled for Homecoming week is set for Wednesday, Jan. 28. The Clayton State men’s and women’s teams will take on Georgia Southwestern at 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men). Read More»

Fayette kids advance to regional competition

Young scientists, engineers show up in force

Students from each of Fayette County’s middle and high schools participated in the countywide Science and Engineering Fair earlier this month hoping to win a ticket to the regional event in Griffin.

Only first place winners advance to the regional fair set for Feb. 3. Winners there will move on the state fair. Read More»

PTC Library presents social security seminar

Two sessions available

The Peachtree City Library is hosting a free workshop on “Making the Most of Social Security.”

The program is set for Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 12 p.m. (noon) and again at 6:30 p.m. and will be presented by Ray Dunlap of Ray Dunlap Wealth Strategies Group.

The one-hour workshop is designed to educate attendees about retirement income-enhancing strategies, with a focus on Social Security. Each attendee will receive a 20 page personalized participant workbook. Read More»

Helen Babula, age 98

Helen Babula, family matriarch, was born in Stamford, Conn. on December 15, 1916 to Anatazy and Adela Grocka Zajkowski and passed away on January 14, 2015. Read More»

Promise Place 'appreciates' law enforcement

Promise Place appreciates law enforcement

Law officers important to fight against domestic violence

Promise Place, a domestic violence awareness group, recently celebrated local law enforcement officials at an “Appreciation Luncheon.”

Collaboration between law enforcement and local domestic violence programs is an important component to victim safety, said Wendi Bozeman, director of volunteer services/ fundraising coordinator for Promise Place. Read More»

Suicide prevention among military is Rotary topic

Rotary Club hears about high rates of suicide in military

Two-day intervention class offered in Tyrone

Kenneth Koon, founder of Armed Forces Mission headquartered in Tyrone, recently spoke to the Peachtree City Rotary Club.

AFM was established in 2012 with the primary focus of developing the Office of Suicide Intervention and Training to address the high rate of suicide within the active military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and the veteran community.

Koon’s personal story and the stories he told about others gave Rotarians insight as to how common suicide really is, particularly among war veterans. Read More»

Band students earn top honor

More than 40 students in all-state group

Fayette County’s band and orchestra students always make a strong showing in competition and this year is no exception with more than 40 students chosen to be in the Georgia Music Educators Association’s (GMEA) All State Band and Orchestra.

Only the best high school musicians in the state are chosen as members and Fayette’s five high schools produced 41 members with eight of them selected for first chair positions. Four additional Fayette students were selected as alternates. Read More»

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