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Brain Balance celebrates their third anniversary this Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

Brain Balance celebrates their third anniversary this Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

The Brain Balance Achievement Center invites you to come and celebrate their third year anniversary on Saturday May 22, from 4-6 p.m. They will be hosting an open house inviting families who have previously attended, are currently attending or those who may potentially attend the program! If you are interested in stopping by, they will have inflatable bounce houses for the children to play in as well as gluten free, casein free, and egg free food fair. The facility will also be open for tours. Read More»

Attorney gets 5 years for bilking clients

Geoff Slade Sr. admits to taking $647,000 from client funds

A Fayetteville attorney who bilked his clients of more than $647,000 was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and an additional 25 years probation.
Howard Geoffrey “Geoff” Slade Sr., 62, pled guilty to all 12 counts he was charged with, all but two being theft by taking while acting in a fiduciary capacity. The remaining two were theft by taking charges. Read More»

Tea party group holds pastors breakfast

It was a different kind of venue for the South Atlanta Tea Party. The grassroots group sponsored its first pastors breakfast May 12 at the Tyrone Depot. Speakers at the breakfast included Ken Fletcher of the Alliance Defense Fund and Gary DeMar of American Vision.

Topics at the prayer breakfast included the threats to religious freedom and the persecution of the church, restoring the church to its Biblical foundations and America’s Christian heritage. Read More»

Second woman arrested for impersonating officer, robbing woman

A second arrest has been made in connection with Oct. 7, 2009 incident where two women impersonating undercover officers prompted an elderly north Fayette County woman to give them $3,700 from her bank account.

Katina Jetuan Jones, 39, of Birmingham, Ala., was arrested May 15 and was booked into the Fayette County Jail on charges of impersonating a police officer, kidnapping and robbery, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan. Read More»

PTC company goes with solar power

ALTA Refrigeration has completed a 98.7-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the roof of its Peachtree City, Ga., facility, the company announced recently. The system is cutting its electrical metered usage in half using high power modules made by Georgia-based Suniva.

The system is one of the largest in the state of Georgia, and the second largest commercial system installed in Peachtree City this year. Read More»

Former Sandy Creek student awarded Mellon Mays Scholarship

Recently, Justin Williams, a sophomore at Brown University (Ivy League) in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Sandy Creek 2008 graduate was awarded the Mellon-Mays scholarship to continue his research he began in 2009 for the next two years. Additionally, Justin will receive a stipend during his junior and senior year to support his research and preparation for graduate school. Read More»

Most improved fifth graders

Most improved fifth graders

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis recently held its annual Most Improved 5th Grader Program. Chief Justice Christopher C. Edwards gave the closing remarks. The students are include  first row, Kimball Johnson, Crabapple Lane, Mayra Guerra, North Fayette, Skye Williams, Spring Hill, Judge Edwards, Alyssa Boone, Brooks, Charles Hood, Peeples, Even Mercer, Cleveland, Danautika Lightner, Inman, Alisa Maxwell, Sara Harp Minter, John Villanueva, Peachtree City;  and in the 2nd row; Quynton Tribe, Oak Grove, Elijah Morgan, Fayetteville Intermediate, Sean Doherty, Huddleston, Efren Lopez-Martinez, Robert J. Read More»

Whitewater sends students to media festival

Whitewater sends students to media festival

Jevan Hutson and Safiya Kiongozi, in Mrs. Kim Newman’s Spanish II class at Whitewater High School, have qualified at the State Media Festival to enter the International Student Media Festival. They created a video in Spanish over a novel they read in class. Photo/Special

Peeples Elementary sweeps 2010 Power Parade

From left are Principal Erin Roberson, Chris Sellers, Emily Cushing, Michaela Cushing, Michelle Binkley, PE Coach. Photo/Special.

Peeples Elementary won top honors in the 19th annual Fayette Youth Power Parade, a walk-a-thon held in Fayette County elementary schools Mar. 29 through Apr. 2.  The school came in first place and raised $7,391.10 for Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a local non-profit organization which provides shelter and support for children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. Read More»

Booth Middle School students raise $1,932 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon to help kids battling cancer

In the front row, from left, are Chris Jenkins, Lianna Arcelay, Shaelyn Comiskey, Claren Anderson, Libby Goodman and Suzie Topalli. In the middle row are Sean Huth, Will Tuten, Nancy Mullen, Samantha Roberson, Hillary Morris, Nicole Pemu and John Williamson.In the back row are Shivam Patel, Matt O’Kelly, Alex Minor, Frances Adlam, Kylie Bednarick and Leah Slepian. Photo/Special.

Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $1,932 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The community of Peachtree City supported Booth students by making donations in honor of their participation in the program. Read More»

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