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Sandy Creek student wins entrepreneur competition

Sandy Creek High School student Ellie Klarl was named the winner of The Entrepreneurship Project at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce on April 2. From left to right: Panel judge Doug Bates of CMIT Technology Solutions, panel judge Jan Krzykwa of TCIS, The Complete Insurance Solution, FCBOE CTAE Coordinator Lisa Collins, SCHS teacher Melanie Duncan, SCHS student Ellie Klarl, Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Barrow, and Fayette Chamber President and CEO Virginia Gibbs.

Student teams from four Fayette County high schools participated in the April 2 county competition of The Entrepreneurship Project, a Fayette Chamber of Commerce program designed to encourage and recognize students with an entrepreneurial spirit who desire to start a business someday.

Ellie Klarl, of Sandy Creek High School, was named the winner of the county competition for her business plan for Paws & Claws Pet Ranch. Melanie Duncan, SCHS Career & Technology teacher, also won recognition as the instructor for the winning student/team. Read More»

Senoia OK's new commercial area on Hwy. 16

The Senoia City Council on April 21gave unanimous approval of the preliminary plat for phase 1 of the Village West commercial center on Ga. Highway 16 on Senoia’s west side.

The 17.06-acre commercial site is part of a larger 88.64-acre tract annexed into the city in 2011, said City Manager Richard Ferry. Read More»

PTC spring cleanup slated for May 3-4 at recycling center

It’s that time of year again! Clean out the garage and yard and bring your unwanted items to the Peachtree City Recycling Center (off Ga. Highway 74 South at Rockaway Road) between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4.

Peachtree City residents can drop off unwanted appliances, furniture, and other junk that the Recycling Center does not normally accept.

No tires, batteries, or household garbage will be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Public Works at 770-487-5183.

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»

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