Hill notable

Cassandra L. Hill has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

Huntington Learning Center in Peachtree City Generates Large Increases on SAT/ACT Scores

The Huntington Learning Center has recently published its college entrance exam preparatory program results.

 Since opening in March 2007, Huntington has prepped 125 students through Summer, 2009.

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• Jack Bragg, son of Dan and Karen Bragg, submitted a poem to a contest that was held for young poets. Bragg, a third grader at Huddleston Elementary, had his poem selected as one of the top 10 entires in his grade. The top 10 poets in each grade receive special recognition in the poetry anthology “A Celebration of Poets.”

Starr’s Mill choral program selected for prestigious performances 

Where can you find the unified voices of football players, musicians, soccer players, honors students, lacrosse players, writers, swimmers, artists, runners, cheerleaders, debaters and actors? In the Starr’s Mill High School Choral Program, of course. More than 150 Starr’s Mill High School students have chorus in common this year, setting the stage for an exciting choral calendar in 2009-10.

UPS notable

James Willis, a tractor trailer driver for UPS, was recently recognized by the company for completing 35 years without an accident.

Cattle Baron's ball steering committee

Cattle Baron's ball steering committee Left to right in the back row: Sarah Palmer, Crystal Swygert, Maggie Doeve, Sharon Holland, Karen Nelson 2nd row Kathy Clement, Heather Smith, Cathy Hood, 3rd Row Jennifer Summers, Susan Armagost, Susan Osborne, Laurie Jackson, Front Row Dorrie Marsh, Donna Soper, Jean McCollum (chair), Sue Shaffer, Steve Forsyth.

This group of volunteers, plus 30 more will put on this year's 7th annual Cattle Baron's Ball.  This year the Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree will be the venue on the 7th of November.  Guests, in western style attire, will dance to Crystal and the Cruziers and have an array of games for entertainment.  Each year the American Cancer Society benefits an average of $150,000, with over half of the money raised staying locally.

Fayetteville Declares September 17-23 Constitution Week

At the recent City of Fayetteville Council Meeting, Mayor Kenneth Steele presented a proclamation to the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution for Constitution Week to be celebrated September 17-23, 2009.

Fayette County Partners in Education to host Aug. 28 workshop at the Chamber

Partners in Education (PIE), is a joint program of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Board of Education. The mission of PIE is to establish and support partnerships to enrich and extend the education opportunities for Fayette County students.

PTC elem safety patrol

Safety patrols at Peachtree City Elementary School received their official belts and badges this week during a special meeting in the Media Center.

Fayette county area girls are registering now for girl scouts

 From Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to the Georgia State Capitol, Girl Scouting offers leadership opportunities, friendships and fun!

Troop 175 at Rainey Mtn

Troop 175, sponsored by Peachtree City United Methodist Church, attended a week long summer camp at  BSA Northeast Georgia Council Camp Rainey Mountain in Clayton, Georgia June 6-13.  The Troop 175 contingent consisted of 66 scouts and 24 adult leaders.  While at Camp Rainey Mountain scouts earned 262 merit badges.  Sixteen new scouts from the Raven Patrol completed advancement requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class Scout through The New Scout Trail (TNT). Three scouts learned "yachting" around Lake Lanier at Scoutland during the Sailing Adventure Week, a separate program managed through the council.  At the end of the week, scouts William Nase, Gabriel DeRose-Broeckert, Andrew Helvig, Alan Bowers, and Andrew Todd completed the BSA mile swim. 

Troop 175 CERT

Troop 175 Scout, Brian Tyra recently presented 30 "Walking Staves" to  CPT Dupree from the Peachtree City Police Depar

UGA alumni

The Coweta & Fayette Counties Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association will host a game watching party to kick off the UGA football season.  The event will take place at the Irish Bred Pub in Peachtree City on September 5, 2009 at 3:30 when Georgia takes on Oklahoma State. 

Venture crew returns

Venture Crew Troop 100 from Fayetteville, chartered by Fayetteville First Baptist Church, recently traveled out to Philmont Scouting Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico for 12 days of intense hiking and camping.

PTC airport authority partners with Bb&T to build veterans memorial park

The Peachtree City Airport Authority announced a partnership with BB&T to support a new Veterans Memorial Park. The partnership will develop a special memorial to honor our active military, veterans and their families who have served and sacrificed for our country. The dedication will take place on September 26, 2009. Call (770) 487-2225 for more information.

Home Plate Tiernan notable

This summer welcomed the opening of the first privately-owned artificial turf baseball field complex in Peachtree City. The Home Plate baseball field is located behind the TDK building on Highway 74 N and was managed by Tiernan and Patrylo, Inc.

The Avenue Peachtree City Collects Over $1,100 for CARE

Generous moviegoers donated over $1,100 to benefit the Fayette County Public School System’s CARE (Children at Risk in Education) program.

Car wash a success

The McIntosh High School volleyball teams raised more than $1,500 with a car wash Saturday at the Starbucks just west of Peachtree City.

Rotary donates to Promise Place

At a recent luncheon, Promise Place executive director, Vanessa Mottley, is presented with a donation check from Rotary Club of Peachtree City president, Doc Jaleel.  "We are proud to support this incredible organization as they support the needs of woman and children in Fayette County that are victims of domestic violence," said Jaleel.

Barbara Kelly is named Newnan City Hall Artist of the month for August

Barbara Kelly is Artist of the month Barbara Kelly

Barbara was raised in Pennsylvania, and as a youngster received formal art training from Pennsylvania Impressionist, Dr. Walter E. Baum. Subsequently, her work was displayed in her elementary and junior high schools.

As an adult, she earned a B.S. Degree from Cedar Crest College and a Master’s degree from the University of West Georgia. After devoting 32 years to the field of education, Barbara retired in 1996. It was then that she began to pursue art as a serious endeavor.

Boy Scout to Coordinate County-Wide Food Drive

Life Scout Ricky Rojas, of Troop 172 at New Hope Baptist Church, North, will be coordinating a county-wide food and clothing drive to benefit the Fayette Samaritans and Real Life Center on August 15 (rain date: August 29). The collections will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at several stores throughout Fayette County, and will be manned by Boy Scouts.

Local photographer has two photos chosen for Slow Exposures

Donna Rosser recently received notice that two of her photos will be part of the 2009 Slow Exposures exhibit in Pike County, Ga. Slow Exposures is a juried photography exhibition celebrating the rural south. One hundred thirty-three photographers submitted 640 photos. Ninety-three photos were chosen for the show – Rosser has two in the West Central Georgia category.

Veterans honored by local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy

A ceremony of bestowal of Crosses of Military Service and National Defense Medals were awarded to thirteen veterans by the Frankie Lyle Chapter No. 2074, United Daughters of the Confederacy. The ceremony was held recently in the historic Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Forest Park in appreciation for their service to our country.

10th annual Tour of Faith Century Saturday

Bicycles Unlimited invites you to ride in the 10th annual Tour of Faith Century through Fayette County, Ga. benefiting the local Fayette Samaritans.

McIntosh Grad Bites Back

For twelve weeks this summer, 2006 McIntosh High School graduate Ashleigh Murphy got down and dirty with one of the South's most notorious pests.

North Fayette Community meeting Saturday

The North Fayette Community Association third quarter meeting will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church, 1077 Highway 314, in Fayetteville.

School Clinics Hold Donation Drive

Cuts in state funding for education and loss of local revenues have forced some school systems to eliminate programs such as school nurses and clinics. Fayette chose not to eliminate its health clinics and nurses noting that the service they provide is vital to the educational success of its students.

Transportation voucher program provides seniors and developmentally disabled adults with a ticket to ride

For more than four years Fayette Senior Services’ Voucher program has provided seniors and disabled adults with a low-cost, flexible means of transportation. The program is funded in part by grants from the Federal Transit Administration (governed by the Atlanta Regional Commission) and the United Way. Last year nearly 2,500 vouchers were used by Fayette County seniors and more than 2,400 were used by disabled adults who cannot drive through no fault of their own.

Good scavengers

Whitewater Creek hosted a neighborhood scavenger hunt, Aug. 5 to end their summer fun activities before school begins. The children collected all kinds of unusual items such as a stethoscope, McDonald’s hamburger wrappers, Chinese take out menus and a Braves foam Tomahawk.

Airport, Director of Planning Speaks to Rotarians

Michael Cheyne, Director of Planning for Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, speaks to members of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City at a recent luncheon.  Mr.

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