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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»

Ferreira named VP at Clayton State

Maritza E. Ferreira

She is also chief spokesperson

Maritza E. Ferreira has been named First Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Clayton State University.

Ferreira strategically leads several critical areas including the overall strategic communications and marketing direction of the university, and media relations. She also serves as the university’s chief spokesperson.

January is radon action month

Get a test kit, learn more from extension service

Because January is National Radon Action Month, the Fayette County Extension office will conduct a free radon education program on Jan. 30.

The program begins at 10 a.m. at the extension office, in the Administrative Complex, Suite 209,140 Stonewall Ave. in Fayetteville. Please call 770-305-5412 to RSVP.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and is the second leading cause of lung cancer -- the first leading cause among non-smokers. It comes from the decay of uranium in rock and soil. Read More»

Braelinn Elementary kids make honor roll

Fourth, Fifth grade kids on 'All A' list

Fourth Grade

Addison Smith
Aleena Soto
Alexis Wiest
Ben Bredahl
Caleb Kreitner
Camille Meyers
Catherine Siguenza
Cutter Hayes
Elizabeth Jackson
Emily Wilkin
Emma Hibbs
Grant Dougher
Heath Atkinson
Jahnvi Nakrani
Joshua McNulty
Lauren Gutshall
Logan Walters
Lucia Greco
Luke Walters
Sarah Bender
Siena Kamal
Tate Colson
Thomas Stone
Will Smith

Fifth Grade

Abby Carter
Adam Sands
Aldrin Muschamp
Andrew Peters
Archer Eubanks
Ashley Knopp
Bennett Via
Carlo Siguenza
Caroline Tompkins
Cassidy Ransom
Cayleigh Fitzsimmons
Charlie Crockett
Chloe Millsapps Read More»

Burch celebrating silver anniversary

Burch Bears celebrate anniversary

School still has some original staff

Robert J. Burch Elementary School is celebrating its Silver Anniversary of 25 years with some special t-shirts that reflect the past.

The faculty and staff received a commemorative anniversary t-shirt with a design that is a replica of the original Burch t-shirt design from the school's inaugural year, 1990.

Shown in the center of the picture is current Burch third grade teacher Melissa Nelms, who was one of the original Burch Bears. She is holding a shadow box displaying the original t-shirt. Read More»

Recognize school counselors during 'appreciation' week

They provide much-needed service to kids, parents, schools

Fayette County will celebrate school counselors during National School Counseling Week of Feb. 2 through Feb. 6.

The week is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and is designed to focus public attention on the unique contributions of professional school counselors and how students are positively impacted by their work. Read More»

Methodist planning global impact program

Several speakers to be featured during long weekend

Peachtree City United Methodist Church is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC).

This extended weekend program from Feb. 5-8 will be led by the Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor of Serve Ministries, and the GIC Planning Team.

After last year’s inaugural event, the church saw a tremendous increase in mission support from members. Support for missions grew from $80,000 in 2013 to more than $465,000 between February and December 2014. Read More»

Healthy teeth, fit body and spiritual direction

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I visited the dentist last week and commented to my hygienist about the timing of my appointment. I’m getting my teeth cleaned right after eating all these Christmas sweets. My mouth must be full of sugar. Thankfully, no cavities, but one thing led to another.

She told me about a mother who gave her boys very little sugar. They couldn’t have candy, but they could have as many goldfish crackers as they wanted throughout the day. Turns out, the crackers were sticking to their teeth, the carbohydrates were turning to sugar, and the sugar was doing a number on their teeth. Read More»