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UWG student affairs program recognized

The University of West Georgia was recently named one of the 30 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.

Schools were chosen based on factors such as salary, benefits, professional development opportunities and family friendliness.

The list included schools such as Rutgers University, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, SUNY Cortland, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, University of Vermont and The College of William and Mary. The list was published March 27 in Diverse Magazine as well as on the American College Personnel Association website.

Fludd, Mabra to host town hall meeting May 6 at Sandy Creek High School

House Minority Chairman Virgil Fludd (D- Tyrone) and State Representative Ronnie Mabra (D- Fayetteville) will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School.

Reps. Fludd and Mabra will provide a legislative update on events that occurred during the 2014 legislative session and hear comments and questions from their constituents.
For more information, please call 770-362-0123.

Fayette CARE Clinic to take part in local conference for charity healthcare clincs

The Fayette CARE Clinic, Fayette County’s free healthcare clinic for uninsured Fayette County citizens, will participate in the Georgia Charitable Care Network’s Annual Conference scheduled for May 5-6 at Glendalough Manor in Peachtree City. Read More»

Newnan student honored for art celebrating manufacturing

Newnan High School 10th grade student Ansley Knight received an award for her submission in the 2014 Manufacturing Appreciation Week student design contest. Pictured with Knight are Larry Callahan with Pattillo Industrial Real Estate (L) and Georgia Power representative Pedro Cherry (R). Photo/Special.

Newnan High School 10th grader Ansley Knight returned from the Governor’s Award Luncheon April 18 with a third place award for her artwork supporting the state’s manufacturing industry.

Knight took third place in her division (grades 9-12) of the 2014 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest. She received a $100 scholarship check at the MAW Governor’s Awards Luncheon held at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.  Read More»

Bacallao loses Common Core test battle with Fayette school

Mary Kay Bacallao in December 2013. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Former District 2 Fayette County Board of Education member Mary Kay Bacallao is running in a crowded field for the job of state school superintendent primarily on her opposition to the Common Core Curriculum, but she was unable recently to keep her daughter from taking a Common-Core-based test required by the Fayette County School System.

Bacallao tried to opt her daughter out of taking the CRCT (Criterion-Referenced Competency Test) administered by the school system in mid-April. Her opinion on the test notwithstanding, her daughter attended school the day of the CRCT and was tested. Read More»

Clayton State promotes PTC’s Demmitt

Dr. Kevin Demmitt, a 20-year veteran faculty member and administrator at Clayton State University, has been named the university’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Read More»

PTC seek KC man for identity theft

Peachtree City police have issued arrest warrants for this man, Brian Gordon, 40, of Kansas City, for multiple counts of identity theft. Anyone with information on Gordon's location is asked to call police at 770-487-8866 or use the department's anonymous web tips site at www.tipsubmit.com (select "Peachtree") or submit a tip on the department's Facebook or Twitter feed.

Peachtree City police have issued warrants for a Kansas City man for multiple counts of identity theft after he stole wallets from gym lockers and used credit cards minutes later.

Police said Brian Gordon, 40 used two credit cards for a $2,818 purchase at Best Buy in Newnan and also at the Newnan Chevron on Hampton Way for a $9.75 transaction. The fraud took place April 9 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. after he stole the wallets from lockers at the World Gym at 680 Lexington Circle in Peachtree City, police said. Read More»

Welcome to America, new citizens!

Immigrants from 45 different countries celebrated as they were officially declared U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Friday afternoon at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville. Story on Page A3. Photo/John Munford.

101 immigrants become Americans at Fayette library

Some of them waved flags. Others clapped. There were hugs and a few high-fives mixed in too. All were smiling, and they had good reason to be so happy: They had just been officially declared to be American citizens at a special naturalization ceremony at the Fayette County Library Friday afternoon.

The new Americans hailed from 45 different countries ranging from Algeria to Uruguay and many in-between such as Canada, China, German, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Peru, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and more. Read More»

Ga. sets $400K study for locating a 4-year college in Fayette

Fund focuses on building film/TV curriculum for Fayette County area

The dream of luring a four-year state college or university here may be getting closer to fruition, thanks in part to Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

Two local legislators confirmed this week that $400,000 was programmed in the University System of Georgia’s 2014-2015 budget to prepare a new curriculum for television and movie course offerings that could be presented in Fayette County, a nod to the bright economic future brought here by the location of Pinewood. Read More»

Outside burning ban starts May 1

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The annual ban on outdoor burning starts May 1 for not just Fayette County but 44 other counties around metro Atlanta.

The ban, which runs through Sept. 30, prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris. It is enacted each year to improve air quality during the summer months, as outdoor burning activities release smoke, oxides and nitrogen into the air which can cause ozone to form. Read More»