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Student film wins UGA competition

From left are members of Neon Productions Alana Carithers, Carolyn Craddock, Emily Breault and Candice Dottin. Photo/Special.

Emily Breault, a 2008 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, and now a Mass Media Arts major in the Grady School of Journalism at UGA, recently won first place in the drama category in a short film competition sponsored by Campus Moviefest. She and three fellow students formed Neon Productions for the creation of student films. Their award winning film is called “The Hub” and is a dramatic expose of Atlanta as the hub of underage sex trafficking. Breault was director of photography, lead editor and music supervisor to the film. Read More»

Hester wins at Regional Recitation Festival

Hester wins at Regional Recitation Festival

Barrett Hester, a fourth grader at Braelinn Elementary, won first place in his age division at the regional recitation contest on Feb. 2. The Griffin RESA Literacy Days Festival honors those from third through fifth grades who have already won their county competitions in either recitation, writing, or drama to compete at the regional level. Read More»

Over 30 science projects headed for regional contest

What’s the most natural light bulb for cosmetic purposes? Do electric golf carts leave a smaller carbon footprint than gas ones? Does the color of the greenhouse affect plant growth? And what about tomato plants, can hydrogen peroxide affect their growth?

These are just a few of the questions raised by student science projects that took first place at the 2011 Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair. A total of 31 high and middle school projects earned first place honors. Read More»

PTC resident wins 2011 Global Media Award from ShelterBox

Christopher Dawson, CNN producer and Tom Henderson, ShelterBox founder. Photo/Joyce Boghosian

ShelterBox USA has presented CNN producer, Christopher Dawson with its 2011 Global Media Award for his efforts in delivering thorough and accurate coverage of the relief efforts that took place immediately following the earthquake in Haiti last January.  Read More»

Right prescription: Fayetteville technician wins $250K in Mega-Millions drawing

A Fayetteville pharmacy technician has gotten a quarter-million dollar dose of a Mega Millions jackpot. Mary Smith, 58, matched the first five winning numbers in the Feb. 1 Mega Millions drawing, winning a $250,000 prize.

Smith purchased her Quik Pik ticket at Kwickie/Flash #0243, 760 Glynn St. N., Fayetteville. Winning numbers from the Feb. 1 drawing were: 16-22-23-26-35 and the Mega Ball was 31.

Smith’s husband, who purchased tickets for the same drawing, informed her that a winning ticket had been sold in the area. Read More»

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

It wasn’t enough to close schools for the day, but Thursday morning’s snow added some ambiance to go with the cool temperatures in Peachtree City. Path users either bundled up for their walk/jog/run like this duo, or they put the flaps down on their carts to stay warm. Photo/John Munford.

What a site

What a site

Construction continues on the assembly building/office complex for Sany America, the U.S. arm of the Chinese Sany heavy equipment company. Even though the facility will not yet be complete, a ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Feb. 28 in which local, regional and state officials will welcome Sany corporate officials and others from the Hunan Province in China. The campus is located off Ga. Highway 74 south of Cooper Lighting. Photo/John Munford.

Report shows crime decrease in Tyrone

The 2010 Annual Report released Jan. 31 by the Tyrone Police Dept. shows an decrease in various types of crimes for year. The numbers showed violent crimes down by 50 percent and property crimes down by 12 percent. The report also showed a 14 percent reduction in traffic accidents and a 29 percent decrease in accidents with injuries.

“Overall, 2010 was a great year for the Police Department as we accomplished a lot, not the least of which was maintaining a low crime rate and high quality of life for our citizens,” said Police Chief Brandon Perkins. Read More»

Kedron ASP celebrates Mozart's birthday

Amelia Fox, second grade; Kalil Fox, second grade; Thomas Keohane (Mozart), second grade; and Brianna Doty, third grade, paint to Mozart’s music.

At a mere 255 years of age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart celebrated his birthday last month with after school program (ASP) students at Kedron Elementary.

The students have celebrated Mozart’s birthday on January 27 for the last nine years. Since Mozart could not be there in person, a student dressed up like the composer and walked around the school answering questions about him and directing everyone to the birthday party.

As part of the celebration, students created paintings while listening to Mozart’s masterpieces, letting their brushes glide against the paper to the music. Read More»

Hwy. 74S lane closing planned Monday, Tuesday

Motorists urged to avoid area if possible

One lane on Ga. Highway 74 south near the Flat Creek bridge will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 15, for construction purposes, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»