Friday, June 18, 2004
By LINDSAY BIANCHI
The Fairburn police department is, once again without a police chief. Police Chief Frederick Brown stepped down Wednesday morning in what City Administrator Jim Williams characterized as a mutual decision.
By LINDSAY BIANCHI
Get pumped because it's time, once again, to test your mettle. The third annual Union City Mayor's Bicycle Race sponsored by Hank Aaron BMW kicks off this weekend with a $15,000 prize purse as a good incentive to compete. The bicycle race and time trials is becoming a new tradition in Union City who have hosted the event each summer. The weekends events include the Hank Aaron Criterium, the Bicycles Unlimited Time Trial and the Maxxis Road Race.
On Monday, the Fulton County Board of Education approved a $637 million budget for 2004-2005 that provides a full millage rollback for taxpayers while still providing for instructional enhancements, salary step increases for employees, improvements to the pension plan, and funds for increased student growth.
The Heritage Elementary School chess club recognized its star players during a spring banquet. Awards were presented to students who participated in a school chess tournament. Club sponsor Norris Henry congratulates the top three students in the tournament, one of whom had a 7-0 finish. Pictured left to right: Alouine Fall (3rd place), Kelvin Butler (1st place), and Ian Prewett (2nd place).
Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn will have auditions for William Archibalds The Innocents Sunday, June 27 at 2 p.m. and Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. The show is based on Henry James The Turn of the Screw and is set in a manor house in England in the late 1800s.
The public can enjoy live classical music this summer at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert Series in June, July and August, sponsored by Fulton County.
Westlake High student wins essay contest
Yoshana Jones, a Westlake High School student, was recognized as the second prize winner in the Share the Dream Black History Month essay contest, sponsored by The Cola-Cola Company. She received a $2,500 check to the college or university of her choice.
The Loyd family reunion is set for June 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Capitol View Masonic Lodge in Palmetto. The reunion will have descendants of Thomas Colquitt Loyd and Luther Texas Cleckler.
The No Child Left Behind Act will open doors next week for biology teachers to attend Clayton States Forensic Science for High School Teachers program. An in-service program funded by improving Teacher Quality State Grant Ð Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act, the course is designed to give teachers the skills and background needed to use forensic science in their high school biology classes.
For the sixth consecutive semester, the Clayton College & State University has set a new student enrollment record, according to the school.
Students attending summer semester courses at Clayton State will get an extra boost of knowledge before midterms thanks to the Mid-Semester Tutoring Blitz. The blitz, made possible through the efforts of the faculty and the Universitys Center for Academic Assistance, is June 15-16 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the lower level of the University Library.
The Atlanta Regional Commission will host four public meetings, beginning June 21 in Fayetteville, to obtain comments from the public on draft plans for addressing pollution from bacteria and sediment in streams that fail to meet water quality standards in the Chattahoochee and Flint River Basins in metro Atlanta.
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