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“Ride to make history” in Senoia

Get ready to ride! Whether on motorcycles or bicycles, members of the Senoia Area Historical Society are inviting the community to the its first “Ride to Make History.” The new benefit ride coming June 5 is geared toward raising awareness of the importance of historic preservation.

The benefit ride will have a motorcycle component and a bicycle component. The motorcycle ride will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Maguire’s and end at the Senoia Area Historical Society house located at 6 Couch Street. Registration will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Maguire’s. Read More»

Students selected to Governor's Honors

A total of 23 students from Fayette’s five high schools are finalists for the 2010 Governor’s Honors Program. The six-week summer study program in Valdosta provides intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. Read More»

Charter students invited back to Sara Harp Minter

Charter students invited back to Sara Harp Minter

Sara Harp Minter Elementary School opened its doors in 2002-2003 to students from surrounding Fayette County elementary schools. To celebrate the first year of the school’s opening, each charter student and faculty member had their hand prints painted on the school walls in the shape of a flower and the person’s name along with their hand prints. Read More»

Fayette Counseling Center has grand opening of headquarters

The Fayette County Counseling Center has called several locations “home” since its inception in 1980 when the first full-time administrator, Cathy Johnson, opened for service. The center is a part of the McIntosh Trail Community Service Board, whose headquarters are in Griffin. Read More»

F’ville Police Department, Fayette Deputy Mindar honored

Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton (L) receives award from District Attorney Scott Ballard April 29. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Event Center in Griffin was packed with approximately 500 officers, their families and those close to law enforcement April 29 for the District Attorney’s 4th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet. Read More»

Tom Hamall remembered as metro force for good

Thomas Hamall

Fayette County and metro Atlanta lost a true friend last week with the passing of Tom Hamall. One of his most recent accomplishments as the co-creator of the ENCORE! Fayette Senior Adult Leadership Program was the culmination of a life of service to the communities where he lived. Always quick with a smile, Hamall saw life and its challenges not as problems, but as possibilities for learning and unity. Read More»

Sany pitches development authority, seeks break on impact fee from PTC

Dennis Drewyer, speaking on behalf of Sany, the Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer coming to Peachtree City, addressed the Development Authority of Peachtree City (DAPC) Monday night. He was hoping they would give a ringing endorsement to the Peachtree City Council to exempt them from 75 percent of the impact fees for Phase I of their construction, which they are hoping to start June 1. Read More»

Fayette Relay for Life volunteers raise $400K for cancer research

Cancer survivors celebrate life at the 2010 Fayette County Relay for Life May 1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Relay for Life events always have a two-fold purpose that combines a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society (ASC) with a time for local people to fellowship with each other, to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors in the community and to remember those who have passed on. Read More»

Teacher selected as Honored French Citizen

Sandy Creek High’s Stephane Allagnon is the latest person to be listed as an Honored French Citizen by the French Consulate, Southeast region.

Allagnon, a French teacher and foreign language department chair at the school, as well as president of the American Association of Teachers of French, now joins a growing list of other honorees from the region that includes the states of Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Read More»

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