Civitans give $5K to school

Civitans give $5K to school

The Fayette County Civitan Club presented a $5,000 check this week to the Joseph Sams School. Receiving the check was Amy Murray, executive director of the school. The Civitan Club has multiple fundraising events during the year, including a pecan sale in the fall and an onion sale in the spring. The primary focus is […]

Maxwell joins ARC board

Maxwell joins ARC board

Fayette County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eric Maxwell was one of six new members sworn in Jan. 25 as members of the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission. Other new members include Cobb County commissioner chair Mike Boyce, Douglas County commission chair Romona Jackson Jones, Rockdale County commission chair Oz Nesbitt, chair, DeKalb County CEO […]

MGEV scholarships available

MGEV scholarships available

The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will be awarding $1,500 scholarships to students who wish to pursue or are pursuing a degree in horticulture, agriculture, environmental sciences or a related subject. Applicants must be Coweta County residents, have at least a “B” average, complete the required application and provide supporting documents. Applications are available […]

Commissioners to approve proposed Fayette County budget

The next board of commissioner's meeting will be a deciding factor.

Commissioners to approve proposed Fayette County budget

Fayette County government officials will begin working on the next Fayette County budget in early March to get it passed by late June if the proposed budget calendar is approved at this week’s regular Board of Commissioners meeting. The timeline suggested by staff begins March 6 with county departments receiving budget instructions, and from there […]

District celebrates school counselors

The Fayette County Board of Education has signed a proclamation recognizing Feb. 6-10 as National School Counseling Week, which is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association. Board member Leonard Presberg read the proclamation at the Jan. 23 school board meeting in the presence of school counselors across the county. National School Counseling Week provides […]

Warm weather means more snake activity

It’s not something we normally think about in January, but if you are out enjoying Peachtree City’s paths and parks, keep a summer eye out for snakes. Public Works crews report seeing snake activity out and about. According to Southeaster Reptile Rescue, snakes do not hibernate – they bromate, which means they can become active […]

DAR donates book to historical society

The Fayette-Starr’s Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution donated a copy of the book “Patriots in Georgia Revolutionary War Engagements 1776-1782” by Donald A. Noble and Richard P. Marsh to the Fayette County Historical Society earlier this month. This book serves as a foundational resource that presents the patriots who fought in […]

Miller semifinalist for national award

Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit serving America’s military families, has narrowed nearly 400 nominees for the 2017 Military Child of the Year Awards to 90 semifinalists nationwide. Additionally, 20 semifinalists have been chosen out of 40 nominees for the 2017 Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. One of […]

Children’s Village gets big check

On behalf of the Owens Corning Foundation, representatives of Owens Corning–Fairburn presented a check for $5,000 to support the ongoing needs of victims of child abuse and abandonment who now live safely at The Children’s Village at Christian City in Union City. On the front row, from left: Lisa Anderson, human resources leader; Eric Crump, […]

Locals graduate from UNG

The University of North Georgia awarded more than 800 degrees for the fall 2016 semester, including hundreds awarded in commencement exercises Dec. 16-17 at the university. Local graduates include: Wesley Burgin of Newnan, bachelor of science in criminal justice. Christopher Cruz of Peachtree City, bachelor of science in psychology. Erik Greene of Peachtree City, bachelor […]