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A lesson in character

A lesson in character

It was character education day Friday at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia. Kids went to each health, fitness or environmental display that combined its message with information on good character traits. The kids got another treat as representatives from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office showed off the Hawk 1 helicopter and K-9 units.

Husband-wife pediatricians locate in Newnan

It is not everyday that a community gets two new doctors. And it is certainly not the case that the two are married. But that was the case recently when Dr. Norris Payne and Dr. Margaret Payne began their practice at Piedmont Physicians Pediatrics at Oak Hill in Newnan.

“It gives us great pleasure to welcome the Paynes to the Piedmont family,” said Berney Crane, CEO of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation. “Doctors Payne come to our community with many years of experience serving the health care needs of young patients.” Read More»

Piedmont Physicians Group opens Grantsville office

Piedmont Physicians Group introduces a new practice location at 5440 Highway 29 in Grantville Ga. The new location is convenient to families in Hogansville, Lone Oak, Luthersville and Moreland.

Focusing on family medicine, Piedmont Physicians at Grantville provides a variety of basic services including medical care for illness, disease and injury for patients of all ages. Additional services include preventative care, immunizations, wellness counseling, complete annual physicals, health screenings and chronic disease management. Read More»

Talent show at Whitewater featured diverse performers

Teria Litman placed first singing “At Last”

Whitewater High School’s annual talent show on Oct. 2 was a fun-filled evening of something for everyone.  Twenty-eight acts entertained the audience with talents such as singing, dancing, dramatic presentations and several multi-piece bands.

“It was a fun evening of great entertainment for the audience and a chance for Whitewater’s many talented students to shine,” said Clayton Duggan, Whitewater High School Choral Director.  The talent show is sponsored by the Whitewater Choral Department.

 Winners for the evening were:
 • 1st Place -- Teria Litman singing “At Last” Read More»

Sandy Creek SkillsUSA members win awards at national fair

Members of the SkillsUSA Georgia chapter at Sandy Creek High proved that they are champions during the annual Champions Rally at the Georgia National Fair in Perry Oct. 8.

The school’s chapter brought home four awards, including a first place victory in Chapter T-shirt Design. Each year SkillsUSA Chapters create t-shirts that show off their chapter spirit. The t-shirts were judged on creativity and visual appeal; every member had to wear their chapter t-shirt to the SkillsUSA day at the fair as part of the judging criteria. Read More»

DECA leaders get certified, earn statesman award

DECA members at Whitewater High honed their leadership abilities at the 2010 Fall Leadership Conference where they earned 13 awards.
A total of 22 students, including eight officers, attended the conference at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta October 7-8 where they learned leadership skills through various workshops and keynote speakers.

All eight of the chapter’s officers were awarded the DECA Certified Leadership Award for completing a local training program including Program of Work, Fiscal Year Budget, and Calendar of Events. Read More»

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

A fall festival just isn’t complete without a cotton candy machine. The PTO at Crabapple Lane Elementary School sponsored a fall festival with games, hula-hoop contest, a cake walk and, of course, cotton candy. Pictured are fourth grade students Chancie Waldrop, Brayden Fairrel, Hannah Smith and Ashlynn Crain enjoying a bite of the pink fluffy treat. Students, parents, grandparents and teachers enjoyed a fall evening filled with fun for the entire family. Fairrel’s favorite activity was the giant slide and Crain enjoyed having her hair sprayed red. Photo/Special.

Bullying, texting, school expulsion on agenda for community awareness forum

The first of two Juvenile Justice/Community Awareness Forums scheduled for this school year will be held Thursday, Nov. 11 at Sandy Creek High from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The theme for the forum is “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.” Discussion topics include school expulsion, bullying and cyber bullying, and texting while driving. All eighth grade and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend to receive important information on many hot-button legal issues facing teens. The event is free and open to the public. Read More»

Multiple drug arrests across Fayette

It has been a busy couple of weeks for agents with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT). Team Commander Jody Thomas announced Tuesday that six investigations into the sale, possession or use of illegal narcotics have been concluded with the investigations leading to the arrests of 13 people.

Thomas said the first incident occurred Sept. 20 after TNT conducted an undercover operation in the parking lot of a Fayette County business. Read More»