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Newnan museum property gets a face lift for Arbor Day

Newnan museum property gets a face lift for Arbor Day

The grounds of the Male Academy Museum in Newnan was the site of an Arbor Day presentation Feb. 18 when the city was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Arbor Day Foundation for its 21 years as a Tree City USA. Pictured, from left, are Newnan Mayor Keith Brady, Newnan Tree Commission members Jeannine Jackson and Millie Coggin, Chief Ranger Terry Quigley and city crew leader Sean West.

Don Jackson dealership coming to Coweta

The 189,000 square-foot Jackson Place commercial/office development on Ga. Highway 34 and Hollz Parkway approved Feb. 15 by the Coweta County Commission will be the home of a new location for the Don Jackson Automotive Group. The dealership will feature vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat. Read More»

Coweta-Fayette Tea Party groups help stage anti-protest

Members of the Coweta and Fayette Tea Party groups Wednesday in Atlanta acted as an anti-protest to the group of union supporters protesting the legislatures of Wisconsin and other states and their attempts to address, and potentially end, collective bargaining by state employees. “If (a state) doesn’t have the money and is going broke they have to cut spending,” said Senoia Tea party Coordinator Joe Canin.

Members of the Coweta County and Fayette County Tea Party movement joined others Wednesday in Atlanta in a protest to show support for Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature in its move to potentially end many collective bargaining rights for state workers. The anti-protest-protest was also in response to a protest rally in the city held by supporters of the Wisconsin state workers. Read More»

PTC family safe after late night home invasion

Marlon D. Jones, 22, of College Park was arrested for participating in a home invasion burglary in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2011.

UPDATED Thursday 5:46 p.m. — A home invasion in Peachtree City early Thursday morning resulted in no harm to a family living in the center of the Golfview subdivision off Flat Creek Road. Peachtree City Police have arrested a College Park man in connection to the crime.

Twenty-two-year-old Marlon D. Jones, College Park, has been charged with burglary and loitering and prowling in connection to the crime, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove, whose statement follows below. Read More»

PTC nabs gas-siphoning thief

Harrie Rodriquez Mapp, 30, of Carlo Woods Drive, Atlanta, is charged with stealing gas from a local gas station.

Cops: Suspect paid for a little, but got a lot of gas

An Atlanta man has been collared by Peachtree City police for stealing large quantities of gas from a local gas station.

Harrie Rodriguez Mapp, 30, used a white van that had a large gasoline holding container inside, police said. The local investigation began when a local gas station complained of the gas theft in which a subject in a van purchased a relatively small amount of gas but pumped a much larger quantity without paying for it, police said.

It was later determined that several other jurisdictions had similar reports, and Mapp was arrested Tuesday, police said. Read More»

Group asks BoE to loosen school day, ditch 6-period standard

One of life’s little certainties for students and teachers is the six-period school day. That may change.

Several staff and students from Fayette County high schools presented to the Fayette County Board of Education last week a proposal they hope could lead to altering the county’s 26-year history of having six class periods each day. Read More»

FIS students celebrate 'Williamsburg Day'

FIS students celebrate 'Williamsburg Day'

History became reality recently for all fourth graders at Fayetteville Intermediate School. The classes celebrated “Williamsburg Day” to conclude their unit of study on Colonial Life. The students were engaged in various centers throughout the day to experience what life might have been like during colonial times. Pictured in period costumes are Miss Amanda Underwood, FIS fourth grade teacher, and Mr. Jimmy Jones, volunteer, with Carlee Houston, Brieann Heinssen, and Zack Scott, who are fourth graders at FIS. Photo/Special.

Starr’s Mill debate team brings home three Novice/JV championships

From left to right:  Brent Huang, Georgia Brunner, Valerie Harrison, Derrick Weeks, Paige Neary,  Greg O’Brien, Diana Ricketts, Taylor Martin, Mallory Hu.  Not pictured: Austin Russell and Emily Myers. Photo/Special.

The Starr’s Mill Speech and Debate team competed against twenty-two other teams from across Georgia at the inaugural GFCA Novice and JV State Championship, winning three championship trophies.

Georgia Brunner and Austin Russell are the JV Public Forum Debate State Champions.  Brent Huang is the Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate State Champion.   Paige Neary and Diana Ricketts are the Novice Duo Interpretation State Champions.  Read More»

Blaze's Masquerade Ball, Mar. 19

Blaze's Masquerade Ball, Mar. 19

Sara Harp Minter Elementary proudly announces their upcoming pageant “Blaze’s Masquerade Ball” on Saturday, Mar.19 in the Sara Harp Minter cafeteria. The pageant is open to young ladies 0-18 years old. This is the fourth year that the school has held the pageant which proceeds the elementary school. Beautiful rhinestone crowns, sashes, and trophies will be awarded! For more information, please contact Eileen Corley at corley.eileen@mail.fcboe.org or Tiffany Gilreath at gilreath.tiffany@mail.fcboe.org or you may call 770-716-3914. Read More»

Students juggle technology at Bennett's Mill Middle

 Master juggler Chris Cassidy (center), along with Demi Tega (left) and Brian Doyle, give a celebratory performance for the successful completion of a 10-foot bridge in the background.

How is juggling connected to technology? Well, there is no connection, but juggling teaches eye/hand coordination and self-confidence, traits that might prove useful in building something like a bridge.

Seventh grader Chris Cassidy teaches a five-minute juggling course to fellow students during their technology period at Bennett’s Mill Middle.

About six to eight students participate in the juggling lessons each week, says technology teacher Jim Uttley.

A recent accomplishment by fellow student Andrew Hogan prompted a celebration from the jugglers. Read More»

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