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SCHS students’ skills earn awards at state competition; two headed for national conference

SCHS students’ skills earn awards at state competition; two headed for national conference

Six Sandy Creek High students earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference for their abilities in the areas of Job Skill Demonstration, Graphic Design and Communication, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Automotive Service and Diesel Equipment Technology.

Bringing home gold medals were Gavin Baswell (Job Skill Demonstration) and Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Brochure).
Silver winners include Chanelle Smith-Walker (Georgia SkillsUSA Promotional Graphic) and Marissa Shenkle (Extemporaneous Speaking). Read More»

Miller wins $10,000 Chamber drawing

Miller wins $10,000 Chamber drawing

Congratulations to Jaye McMillan of Delta Community Credit Union for winning  the Chamber’s annual $10,000 Drawing.  The drawing was held at the Business on the Green Golf & Tennis Tournament played at Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City.   Pictured from left to right:  Virginia Gibbs, Chamber President & CEO; Jae McMillan, VP Branch Operations, Delta Community Credit Union; Melanie Myer, Delta Community Credit Union and Chamber Board Chair

Nellie Ilene Babb, 95, of Fayetteville

Nellie Ilene Babb, 95, of Fayetteville, died April 7, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Holland Babb and her parents William and Maude Strickland.

She is survived by her daughters Anita & Harry Ivey of Marietta; Linda Jones of Fayetteville; son Leslie H. & Lana Babb, Jr. of Douglasville; brother Gerald Strickland of Hobe Sound, FL; sister Ethel Harris of Corinth, MS; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mrs. Lynn D. Rogers of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lynn D. Rogers of Fayetteville died April 6, 2011.

Mrs. Rogers, preceded in death by her husband Walter G. Rogers Jr., was a longtime member of the Mullins Methodist Church in Memphis and a graduate of Blue Mountain College.

She is survived by her son Walt Rogers and his wife Jolene of Peachtree City; grandchildren, Chris Rogers and his wife Laura of Fayetteville; Reah Rogers and her husband Matt Masquelet of Atlanta ; Wesley Rogers of Peachtree City; great-grandchild, Chris Rogers Jr. of Fayetteville. Read More»

Ride to support ‘Wall That Heals’

If you haven’t visited the iconic Vietnam Veterans Wall in Washington, D.C., you’ll get your chance to see a replica of the monument in neighboring Coweta County in October.

A motorcycle benefit ride on April 23 will raise money to bring “The Wall That Heals,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to the Coweta County Fairgrounds this fall.

A function of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the benefit ride is open to all motorcycle enthusiasts, with donations accepted at the time of registration. Read More»

26th annual Art & Music Showcase featured lots of local talent

26th annual Art & Music Showcase featured lots of local talent

The 2011 Art & Music Showcase sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City was held at the Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City on March 21.

Local youth from grades 1st through 12th competed in art and music. The competition is arranged in grade groups 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. The art competition had 142 entrants. The music competition had 47 performers audition, of which 21 made it to the finals. Winners are chosen from each group by a panel of judges. The high school winner from the music competition advances on to compete in the District competition held later this month. Read More»

Bearden talks with McIntosh School Council

Bearden talks with McIntosh School Council

The new Fayette County School Superintendent, Dr Jeff Bearden, spoke at the March meeting of the McIntosh School Council. Dr Bearden told the council members about his vision for Fayette County schools, to include a continued focus on 21st century technology advancements as well as engaging students and the community in education. He is proud to be in a school system that enjoys such a stellar reputation for excellence. He intends to do all he can to nurture the county's growth and development as a top-notch educational system. Read More»

Fayette County NAACP Youth Council has several win ACT-SO gold medals, qualify for nationals

Fayette County NAACP Youth Council members with their ACT-SO gold medals. Photo/Special

ACT-SO is an acronym for Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. ACT-SO is a yearlong enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The ACT-SO program is centered on the dedication and commitment of community volunteers and business leaders; to serve as mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence among African-American students. There are 25 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, and performing and visual arts. Read More»

Annual Jobs Fair, April 29

Congressman David Scott will host the 8th annual 13th Congressional District Jobs Fair on Friday, April 29. This event will take place at the Georgia International Convention Center, located right off the I-85 and I-285 Camp Creek Parkway exits near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Read More»

Poets in the spotlight at Fayette County Public Library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Fayette County Public Library presents “Poets in the Spotlight,” a poetry performance revue and open mike session on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Read More»

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