GMC ranks twelfth in nation among community colleges

It is one thing to be recognized for excellence in education. It’s another thing to be recognized as one of the best in the nation. And that was the case when the Georgia Military College (GMC) was recently ranked number 12 in the nation among community colleges by Washington Monthly magazine. Read More»

Give teachers the information they need to help aid your student’s success

What can you tell a teacher that will help him do his job better? You might be surprised. While your child’s teacher is the expert in education, no one knows more about your child than you do. It’s just as important for parents to tell teachers about issues at home that may affect school performance as it is for teachers to report how children are doing in the classroom. Read More»

Five common mistakes on college applications and how to avoid them

The college application process can be overwhelming for a busy junior or senior. However, in the highly competitive college admission landscape of today, it is still important that students take the process seriously, getting their application package into the best possible shape. “Much of the groundwork for the college admission process begins the moment students start high school - taking challenging courses, getting involved, staying in touch with guidance counselors,” says Susan Sassic, Center Director of the Peachtree City Huntington Learning Center. Read More»

Expo to be extra extraordinary this year

Sell out of exhibitor booths and record attendance expected

One of the most important annual events in Fayette County is about to explode on the scene—the 20th annual Fayette Chamber of Commerce Community Expo!

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 3-7 p.m., all Fayette County roads lead to 551 New Hope Road and New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. If you’ve ever been to the Expo, you know the excitement it generates and instant value it brings to any visitor, not counting all the fun and friendly greeting from many folks you’ll know. But this year, the Fayette Chamber has gone all out to make Expo smack dab full of something for everyone. Read More»

Brooks Elementary hosts Zumba event to raise money for Relay for Life

Fayette County licensed-Zumba Instructor, Kareen Underwood, has organized a super-event tying in two personal things that mean the world to her: her love for Zumba and for helping others. Read More»

Blood drive Thursday in honor of Fayette public defender

As Fayette County Chief Public Defender Joe Saia continues to recover from a heart attack and the resulting multiple surgeries, the Fayette County legal community is responding with a blood drive in his honor at the Fayette County Courthouse Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saia was on vacation at a family reunion on June 16 in North Carolina when he first fell ill and he has since had numerous surgeries as he battles his way back in recovery. Read More»

Prayer services in F’ville Sept. 11 and 18

The events of Sept. 11, 2001 will not soon perish from the minds and hearts of Americans. Aside from a national tragedy, the day has also become a time of prayer. And within that framework there will be two prayer services held in Fayetteville that day, one at noon at the old courthouse and the other at the Villages Amphitheater beginning at 5 p.m. Read More»

Good to be a cat

Wins for local teams with feline mascots

Fayette County shut out Union Grove 16-0, while Our Lady of Mercy beat Glascock County 52-22, Starr's Mill defeated Woodland, Henry 21-7 and Whitewater beat Ola 42-11. McIntosh lost 40-0 to Stockbridge, while Northgate lost to Jones County 31-28.

East Coweta beat Pebblebrook 13-5.

For more on these games, see the story at There will be updates to the story this weekend as stats roll in.

Pendleton to head CAP cadet leadership

Aaron Pendleton, L, and Daniel Schulz talk informally following change of command ceremonies at the Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol Squadron. The Falcon Field Civil Air Patrol Squadron meets every Thursday night at Union Methodist Church in Peachtree City at 7 p.m. For more on the change of cadet leadership, see the story on Page A3. Photo/Special.

Falcon Field Civil Air Patrol Squadron held a change of cadet leadership ceremony on Thursday evening, August 19, at Union Methodist Church, Peachtree City, where the CAP unit meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. The incoming Cadet Commander, 17 year-old Cadet/Maj. Aaron Pendleton of Brooks who is home schooled, received the unit flag from Lt. Col Greg Clasen, Squadron Commander. In the same ceremony, 17 year-old Cadet/1st Lt. Daniel Schulz of Peachtree City, a senior at McIntosh High School, was named Cadet Deputy Commander. Read More»

DAPC upset over funding cut

Council hashes matter out with volunteer group

The 3-2 vote last week to completely eliminate Peachtree City’s $35,000 funding for the Development Authority of Peachtree City was taken by some authority members as an insult to their work as volunteers and their stewardship over a meager $35,000 budget.

But to their credit, the three council members who supported that move: Eric Imker, Vanessa Fleisch and Kim Learnard, met with the DAPC Wednesday night in an effort to hash out whatever issues may have led to the authority’s “de-funding.” Read More»

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