Board of Eduction OKs school calendar for next two years

The Coweta County Board of Education at the Jan. 13 meeting adopted the school calendars that will be used for the next two school years beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the two calendars were adopted following public review and surveys on proposed calendars.

Both calendars maintain a school year with 180 days of student instruction divided into two 90-day semesters, with the first semester ending before the December holidays to allow for full-course instruction and testing prior to the long student break,” Jackson said. Read More»

Commission recognizes foundation

 Pictured from left are board members Blake Bass, Glenn Flake and Chair Ginger Queener, Commissioner Rodney Brooks and board members Amy Sweet, Linda Dixon, Michael O’Brien, Jerry Davis and Jess Barron. Not pictured are board members Carson Sears, Crystal Boudreaux, Deidre Bembry, Gerald Walton, Herb Cranford, James Welden, LaVann Landrum, Matt Brass, Michelle Boyd, Richie Jackson, Scott Waller, Susan Paulk, Lorraine Cunanan and Tom Giffin. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta County Commission on Jan. 22 proclaimed February as Coweta Community Foundation Month as a way of recognizing the far-reaching efforts and actions of the organization.
The Coweta Community Foundation (CCF) was established in 1997 by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

“CCF exists to help make the quality of life better for all Coweta County citizens,” said CCF Chair Ginger Queener. Read More»

A big thanks

A big thanks

Mel Hayden, right, accepted a proclamation from Coweta County Commission Chairman Tim Lassetter designating Jan. 21 as “Kiwanis International Day.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Clubs get a second look

Definitions and conditional uses for private hunting and fishing clubs were amended by the Coweta County Commission on Jan. 22.

While the general regulations in the ordinance did not change, county Planning Director Robert Tolleson told commissioners the aim of the amendment’s conditional uses was to clarify the distinction between definitions such as a public or private hunting or fishing club.

Commissioners agreed, and voted unanimously to adopt the proposed changes. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: Talk of gas tax increase ‘premature’

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City). File photo.

‘Someone would have to do a lot of convincing to get me to vote to raise gas taxes’ Read More»

Common Core to be first topic of ‘Civil Conversations’

A new organization is convening Friday night for its first public gathering and hopes to bring together a variety of people and viewpoints.

The inaugural “Civil Conversations Fayette” event is Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the group has rented a meeting room at 174 N. Glynn Street for the first 100 people who sign up. There is a $22 cost for a catered meal provided by Broadway Diner. Read More»

BoE OKs $200K a year Internet ‘learning management program’

Educators at a recent Fayette County Board of Education meeting include (L-R) Barry Marchman, Dan Colwell, Superintendent Joseph Barrow, Chair Marion Key, Diane Basham and Leonard Presberg. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Teachers, students and parents in Fayette County will soon explore the touted benefits of a $200,000 per year learning management program approved Jan. 17 by the Fayette County Board of Education. The expenditure for the new program is included in the current budget.

Among its features, the Blackboard Learn program can be used to enhance teaching tasks and create assignments, manage content, collaborate with teachers across multiple school systems, analyze data and, for students and teachers, provide “anywhere/anytime” learning, according to Read More»

Another PTC east side annexation sought

Portion of the site plan for the proposed annexation. From the PTC Planning and Zoning Dept.
First request under looser rules: 28 acres on PTC’s east side for mix of retail/homes

Dredging Lake Peachtree to be completed by May

Fayette OKs $1.44 million project; participation by PTC is still undefined

A small mountain of dirt is about to come out of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

Ramsey appoints his team

Republican deputies monitor legislation

Georgia House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) recently announced the appointment of his Deputy Whip team, which monitors legislation and helps representatives understand the details of each bill.

“These Representatives are indicative of the strong geographic and ideological diversity within our caucus,” Ramsey said. “Their hard work and integrity have earned the respect of their fellow House members, and their reputations as fair and trustworthy individuals will enable them to be effective conduits for information between members and our caucus leadership.” Read More»

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