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Busting myths about CCA

Kim Learnard's picture

The concept of a public school system partnering with local industries is still new to many of us. The very idea of changing the 100-year-old institution of public education is sure to evolve slowly.

But the Fayette community continues our learning process to better understand what a college and career academy (CCA) could provide Fayette students and the community.

Presenting ... “myth-busters.” Let’s clear up some of the misunderstandings about a CCA.

Myth #1 — A college and career academy involves building another high school. Read More»

Right way to learn to shoot

Melanie Garlock's picture

I’m currently a sophomore in high school and, as long as I can remember, I have been taught about firearm safety.

Over the years I have learned to respect the power a gun holds, gun owner responsibility and my Second Amendment right.

Looking forward to college, I was glad to see the recent push for concealed carry on college campuses defeated. I know there is a self-defense issue, but on campus, student maturity is still developing, weapons training and experience are limited and alcohol use is frequent — lousy ingredients for gun safety. Read More»

Intro to College and Career Academy

Kim Learnard's picture

A year ago, Fayette business, political, and educational leaders met for what we thought would be a singular discussion of local employment issues. The conversation surprised many of us, as we quickly learned that hundreds of technical jobs are available right here in Fayette County.

CEOs and human resource directors from multiple companies in dozens of industries said they would like to expand their operations in Fayette County. All they lack is the needed trained and ready workforce. Read More»

Sine die, 2013

Matt Ramsey's picture

Thursday night, March 28, just before midnight, the gavel came down and brought the 2013 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly to a close.

As always, the challenges were many, but it turned out to be a very productive session. I wanted to write a column and mention a couple of the more high profile items that were adopted this year and will write a subsequent column with a list of many of the bills that passed that did not receive as much media coverage.

I hope this will be helpful as residents seek information on what the General Assembly worked on during this session. Read More»

Closing FMS: A student’s opinion

Samantha Frazier's picture

I’m Samantha Frazier. This is my first time writing my own personal viewpoint to a large audience. I hope I can do it right.

I’m in seventh grade at Fayette Middle School in Fayetteville. FMS is on the chopping block for the Fayette County school closings.

I’m not going to like it but I’m gonna support the school closings. What people have to understand is that there are things in life that you have to overcome.

I have attended the board meetings on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and my view lately is that, logically, it is necessary though it may hurt some communities. Read More»

FREE SPEECH — Week of Aug. 27

A reader says, "Bring back Free Speech." I'll meet you halfway: Online, and y'all run it.

Here's the deal: Print version of "Free Speech" is gone, too expensive, never enough space.

But online is another ballgame. Forget that every comment, every forum posted on this site is an example of "Free Speech."

I get it: You want a section called "Free Speech."

So here's what we'll do — Every Monday, we'll create a story with the title of "Free Speech — Week of ####." Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 16, 2012

Betsy Tyler's picture

Council meets this week, reminder on graduation signs & banners, food drive, tick season, Comprehensive Plan open houses, and more . . . Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 9, 2012

Betsy Tyler's picture

Fraud prevention, Planning Commisison, New chance to vote in Best of the Road contest, Golf Cart registration requirements, Annual Stormwater Utility Bills, Scout Projects, and much more . . . Read More»

A review of bills passed in busy legislative session

Matt Ramsey's picture

Last Thursday as the clock struck midnight the General Assembly concluded its 40th and final day of the 2012 legislative session. It was a busy session and I believe our continued focus on jobs and the state economy led to some important measures being sent to the Governor’s desk in the final days of the session.

I thought I would quickly summarize a few of the measures that received final passage in the last week of the session.

FY 2013 Budget Act, HB 742
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Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 2, 2012

Betsy Tyler's picture

Council meets Thursday, vehicle and equipment auction underway, Planning Commission meets next Monday, safety reminders about foxes, underage golf cart drivers, and those turning from Crosstown to Highway 74, summer camps, and more . . . Read More»