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»

Fayetteville student wins share of Georgia Federal Credit Union’s $10K in scholarships

Patricia Morris, left, GFCU’s Stockbridge Branch Manager, presents Shelly Anne Evans, Scholarship Recipient, her check at Starr’s Mill High School. Photo/Special.

Georgia Federal Credit Union (GFCU) is proud to announce the winners for their 2010 scholarship program. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to eleven students through the GFCU Vernon E. Carne Scholarship Fund, created in honor of the Credit Union’s founder. Read More»

Sandy Creek students top in nation at handling personal finances, part of Financial Capability Challenge

When business teacher Jaime Nicks at Sandy Creek High heard about the newly launched National Financial Capability Challenge, she couldn’t pass it up.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the Challenge in December 2009 to promote financial education among high school students across the country. More than 76,000 high school students and 2,500 educators participated. Read More»

Students receive $2,500 Merit Scholarships

Graduating seniors at Fayette County High and Starr’s Mill High are among the 2,500 students nationwide receiving National Merit Scholarships.

Kathryn McCord (Starr’s Mill), Sonika Reddy (Fayette County), and Jessica Lambing (Starr’s Mill) will each receive a $2,500 Merit Scholarship to help offset college expenses. Kathryn plans to major in biology; Sonika is planning a career in medicine, and Jessica has set her sights on secondary education. Sonika is also the salutatorian for Fayette County High. Read More»

Fayette public schools recognize National School Nurse Day and 10-Year anniversary

Board of Education Member Marion Key presents School Health Services Coordinator Debbie King with a proclamation for National School Nurses Day as nurses (L-R) Robin Fowler, RN, of Cleveland Elementary, and Michele Petty, LPN, of Bennett’s Mill Middle, look on. Photo/Special.

School nurses are an important part of the total educational program in Fayette County Public Schools. The school system is fortunate to have a school nurse at all 29 of its schools.

In recognition of the contributions school nurses make to students, school staffs and parents everyday, the school system has signed a proclamation identifying May 12 as National School Nurses Day in Fayette. This school year also marks the 10-year anniversary of school nurses in Georgia and Fayette County. Read More»

Police reports, Apr. 27-May 3

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, April 27 - Monday, May 3
Cristina Badillo-Carbajal, 34, of Rampart Lane, Fayetteville, for seatbelt violation (3) and no license.
Ted Louis Campbell, 35, of Leafwood Court, Riverdale, for probation violation.
William Walton Hogg, 32, of Nicholas Trail, Marietta, for DUI alcohol, lane violation, duty to stop when striking a fixed object, open container, driver to drive on right side of road. Read More»