Town Square Jewelers announces ‘My Mother is a Gem’ contest

Children grades K-5 are invited to enter the “My Mother is a Gem” contest and win a beautiful Amethyst and Diamond pendant valued at $500 to give to their mother on May 9. The prize necklace may be viewed in the store Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.  Children are asked to write a short paragraph explaining why they feel their “Mother is a Gem.” No purchase or donation is necessary. The length is limited to one page with the child’s first name and grade or age on the front.  Contact information including phone number and parents name on the back of the entry. Read More»

Ebbett joins AmCorp as Business Strategist

AmCorp Management, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, the nation’s leader in Business Expense Recovery Services, announced today that Wendell Ebbett who recently joined the company has moved back to the Southern Crescent area of Atlanta to serve as its Business Strategist effective immediately.

AmCorp Regional Director, Don Allen,Jr., stated , “ On behalf of AmCorp Management ,Inc. we are very pleased that Wendell is working with our company in his role as a Business Strategist. Wendell’s experience and abilities will provide exceptional opportunities in the future to serve AmCorp clients.” Read More»

Second graders at Braelinn Elementary ‘Jump Rope for Heart’

Braelinn Elementary second grader Emma Parker jumps rope for a good cause. Photo/Special.

Students at Braelinn Elementary in Peachtree City jumped at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. In February at Braelinn Elementary the first, second and third graders held their second annual Jump Rope For Heart event.

Students jumped rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs. Read More»

Two men sought in Rite-Aid robbery

Two men are being sought in the Sunday night robbery of the Rite-Aid pharmacy on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said two black men entered the store at 9:46 p.m., grabbed the manager and demanded money. The men were described as 5’6”-5’8” and 5’4”-5’6” in height, said Crawshaw. The men wore dark blue or black pants and hoodies and wore ski masks, Crawshaw said.

Information on the location of the money and the amount taken was not available, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Practice test helps students and schools

Peggy Thomas (center) and her husband John presented a check from the SAT/ACT practice test fundraiser to Barbara Serapion, director of pupil personnel services for the school system, at the March school counselors meeting at Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Nearly 400 high school students are better prepared to take the SAT and ACT; and their counseling departments are reaping benefits, too. Read More»

Sara Harp Minter challenges Brooks Elementary

The faculty members of Fayetteville’s Sara Harp Minter Elementary School have challenged the faculty members from Brooks Elementary School to a volleyball tournament. The tournament is a fundraiser for each schools 2010 Relay For Life team.  The volleyball fundraiser will be held on Friday, Mar. Read More»

Peeples students learn at the lab

Peeples students learn at the lab

Peeples Elementary School fourth-grade enrichment students took a field trip to the Fayette County Crime Lab recently. The students were impressed to learn how local CSI officers use fingerprinting and shoe-printing, get help from drug- and bomb-sniffing dogs, and store evidence and weapons. Pictured with the students are Investigator Mary Harris (back row, from left), teachers Kathy Harrell and April DeGennaro, and Sheriff Wayne Hannah.

Booth kids participate in Vision Walk

Warrior Team Demmitt raised $615 at the Vision Walk on Mar. 14.

On Sunday Mar. 14, the JC Booth Middle School Builders Club participated in the Vision Walk in Atlanta. Vision Walk is the national signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, the program has raised over $10 million to fund sight-saving research.  Booth’s “Warrior Team Demmitt”  walked the three miles to support Mrs. Demmitt, the J.C. Booth nurse, who is gradually going blind due to an eye disease.

 Warrior Team Demmitt raised $615, double the amount from last year.  The event raised a total of $101, 615.32.

Walmart delivers $15K grant for senior meals program

From left: Debbie Britt, Executive Director Fayette Senior Services; Ginnie Plunkett,  Meals On Wheels Coordinator; Theresa Thaxton, Walmart Community Involvement Coordinator

Fayette Senior Services has been awarded $15,000 through a Walmart Foundation grant to the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA).  The money will provide Fayette Senior Services Meals On Wheels program with a much-needed storage freezer, coolers, and computer equipment that is critical to the operations and management of the Meals On Wheels program to continue serving seniors in the community. Read More»

Starr's Mill debate team qualifies for national meet

In the front row, from left, are Georgia Brunner, Lauren Mattia and Seyi Amosu. In the back row are Austin Russell, Noah Brunner and Martin Halicek. Photo/Special.

The Starr’s Mill debate team qualified six students for the National Forensics League 2010 national tournament. The students were qualified by taking first or second place in their event at the Georgia Southern Peach District Tournament in Warner Robbins Georgia on Feb. 27. Read More»

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