Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Newsletter status

In case you haven't noticed... we've been rather slack on posting to the newsletter.

We've finally decided to stop doing a newsletter for a number of reasons which I'll be happy to share if anyone is interested.

We WILL be keeping this blog. So, if you keep your subscription off and on you'll get things. However, we're going to concentrate on our bread and butter, the main Fayette Front Page site. If we think something is particularly interesting or have some spare time we'll be adding things on here.

Thanks so much for signing up and hanging in there with us! I hope you'll visit the Fayette Front Page daily (consider making it your home page).

New Computer for the Kids? 10 Tips to Keep Them Safe Online

If the gifts under your holiday tree this year are going to include a new computer for the kids, now is the time to think about how you're going to shield them from the unsavory side of the Internet. For all the merits of cyberspace as a source of information, entertainment and community, there are also dangers.....More

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Johnson Controls Announces Call for Creative Energy Projects Entries

Fayette County Students, Here's your chance to shine!

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) , the global multi-industrial leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, has developed an innovative program to engage kindergarten through 12th grade students across North America in developing ways to make the environment more energy efficient....More

Sandy Creek Financial Aid Night December 15

Seniors who will be graduating from Sandy Creek High and their parents can learn how to get funding for college during the school’s Financial Aid Night on December 15 at 6:30 p.m.....More

Messages From Our Great American Warriors!

Fayette County Man On the List!

Being separated from our loved ones is difficult at best. Knowing our loved ones are fighting for our country and our freedoms make us proud and fearful for their safety.....More

Thursday, December 4, 2008

DNR Board Approves Chris Clark as Next DNR Commissioner

The Board of Natural Resources has approved the recommendation of Governor Sonny Perdue to name Chris Clark as the next Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Clark currently serves as the Executive Director of the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA). He will succeed Noel Holcomb as DNR Commissioner when Holcomb retires in April.....More

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to... The Clothes Less Traveled!

Dec. 6th , 10 a.m. - Noon; 459 Hwy 74 South, Peachtree City (near Gil-roy's); Come see Santa and tell him what you'd like for Christmas! Parents, enjoy a bit of shoppping while you're there! Great Christmas section.
The Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop is a not-for-profit thrift store, serving the needs of south Atlanta and providing an opportunity for people to have a place to volunteer and perform community service in a positive and productive way. They resell gently used clothing and household items at a fair and reasonable price. Profits, after expenses, are disbursed to needy organizations in the community.

If you are looking for previously owned quality goods, at a great price, visit the thrift store in Peachtree City. Click here for directions

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Marketing Your Business

Recent survey information shows business now spends about 47% of the marketing budget online. No longer is the question........More

Delta to Manage 2009 Capacity Due to Global Economic Slowdown and Softening Traffic

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today issued the following memo to its more than 75,000 employees worldwide.....More

Mortgage Rates Drop to Lowest Level This Year

Mortgage rates fell dramatically last week, due to the government's decision to purchase mortgage-backed securities. Rates for 30-year fixed mortgages declined.....More

Monday, December 1, 2008

Wanted: Director of Communications

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) seeks to hire a Director of Communications.... More

Friday, November 28, 2008

Join us: Blog, chat, and share!

We've set up a new feature! Hope you'll click and check it out! Be the second to join (I was first ;-). - jmd

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Vote for the Dessert You Want to See for the Holidays

The aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie fills the air today. Now that the dessert is taken care of, do you need help with the turkey?....More

Thanksgiving Thoughts: 1621 Style

Edward Winslow, a passenger on the Mayflower at the age of 25 and one of the first pilgrims to step on shore, wrote about his 1621 Thanksgiving experience in "A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth.".....More

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Will Retailers Have a Merry Holiday Season?

As the holiday shopping season approaches, retailers are traditionally shivering with anticipation...More

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Georgia Aquarium Welcomes New 'Toothy" Sharks

Georgia Aquarium announced today that new sand tiger sharks have been added into the Ocean Voyager gallery, built by The Home Depot.....More

Monday, November 24, 2008

RNC Chairman Mike Duncan in Fayetteville November 25

Fayetteville, GA
RNC Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan
Co-Chair Jo Ann Davidson
Fayette County Victory Center Visit
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 11:30 am EST
Fayette County Victory Center
111 South Glynn Street
Fayetteville, GA 30215

Friday, November 21, 2008

Jingle Bell Trail Ready to Ring in Holidays December 6 in Peachtree City

Get ready to put on your jingle bells in support of students at Peachtree City Elementary.... More

Ramblin' Jan: One Giant Flush for Mankind on World Toilet Day

One Giant Flush for Mankind on World Toilet Day....More

Fayette County Tiger Pals Help Younger Counterparts

Tigers and honeybees make great pals or at least that is the case for Fayette County High and Hood Avenue Primary....More

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fayette County Whitewater’s InvenTeam on

The five Whitewater High students who won a $10,000 grant from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to make a prototype invention of a combined dehydrator/condenser have caught the attention of the Discovery Channel....More

Fayette County Excels For Exceptional Children

The Fayette County School System strives to ensure that all students receive the best education possible while arming them with the skills they will need to succeed in today’s competitive environment....More

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Braelinn Elementary Holiday Bazaar Saturday, December 6, 9AM-2PM

Come one, come all to share in the excitement and magic of the North Pole and our Old Fashioned Christmas Village! Do lots of shopping in the Christmas village with a cup of egg nog or pumpkin latte while your child is having a grand time in the North Pole. Pictures with Santa, live holiday music, and special story time area. Free admission. Vendor booth space available. For more information, please email Sponsored by Braelinn Elementary PTO.

Medicare Part D Information Session to be Held at Fayette Senior Services

The annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D began November 15, 2008 for eligible participants. Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance that covers both brand-name and generic prescription drugs at... More

Peachtree City Fire Dept. Changes Format for Santa Run 2008

In an attempt to save on fuel, wear and tear on equipment and due to budget cuts, the Peachtree City Fire Department has changed the format for Santa Run... More

Fayette County’s Newest Nature Preserve is Open to the Public

Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary opened to the public in September. The 56-acre site, a drained lake bed reverting to a natural meadow, was donated to the Trust by the Ferrol... More

Sleep Apnea May Be Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Death, Mayo Clinic Research Concludes

After studying the sleep characteristics of nearly 11,000 adults in an overnight sleep laboratory, Mayo Clinic researchers suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - and, in particular, the low nighttime oxygen saturation of the blood it causes - may be a risk factor for sudden cardiac... More

Honor Flight Fayette Thanks... Us!

As a board member of Honor Flight Fayette, I would like to express our appreciation to Fayette Front Page for your consistent support of our efforts to take our World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to... More

Get in the Christmas Spirit at the 4th Annual Fayette Festival of Carols

The Southern Nights Chorale® is proud to present the 4th Annual Fayette Festival of Carols® on Sunday, December 14th at 4:00 PM. This 90-minute multi-media extravaganza will take place at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine... More

B 98.5 Radio Wants Help Saying Merry Christmas to Soldiers

Steve and Vikki want to make sure none of our servicemen and women are forgotten around the holidays.

Public Invited to View Proposed Math Textbooks

The mathematics textbook adoption committee has selected materials to recommend for use in the Fayette County School System beginning with the 2009-2010 school year...More

Chamber Announces 2008 Small Businesses of the Year

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the 2008 Small Business of the Year Award at their annual awards luncheon held on November 12 at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City....More

National Report Ranks Georgia 50th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years after the November 1998 state tobacco settlement, Georgia ranks 50th in the nation in funding programs to protect kids from tobacco, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations....More

Monday, November 17, 2008

ROTC Cadets Answer Early Call

While their friends were still sleeping, nine Sandy Creek High Air Force Junior ROTC cadets were getting up at 4:30 a.m. to pay tribute to some very special people...... More

Friday, November 14, 2008

Voting Now Open to Name Zoo Atlanta's Giant Panda Cub

Atlantans who did their civic duty on Election Day now have a second ballot to cast. Voting to name Zoo Atlanta’s new giant panda cub officially opened..... More

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chambliss, Huckabee, Linder and Boortz Guests at Fair Tax Rally

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) will join Governor Mike Huckabee and special guests for a Fair Tax rally Sunday, November 16, at 2:30 pm, at the Gwinnett Center. 2:30-4:30 PM, Gwinnett Center- Grand Ballroom, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. U.S. Representative John Linder and the ‘Talkmaster’ Neal Boortz, authors of two books on the Fair Tax, will also attend.

Georgia Aquarium to Introduce New "Toothy" Sharks

Georgia Aquarium is excited to announce the arrival of six new sand tiger sharks. The sharks are currently located at the Aquarium’s offsite quarantine facility and will be introduced into the Ocean Voyager gallery built by The Home Depot before... More

Clayton State Student Organizations Sponsoring Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Clayton State University Teacher Education Club and the Honors Student Association are working together this Thanksgiving season to sponsor a canned food drive through... More

The Fayette Front Page Welcomes Another GREAT Organization to our FREE Helping Hands Directory!

With our US offices located in Tyrone, Georgia, local Christians from all denominations have the opportunity to get involved in world missions in a number of different ways!
Operation Mobilization is an international Christian mission agency with over 5,400 workers in more than 110 countries and onboard two ocean-going ships. OM seeks to demonstrate and proclaim the love of God through evangelism, church planting, discipleship, and literature distribution and also by providing relief and development in many areas of the world... More

Arts Clayton Names Grant Recipients for Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Newton, Rockdale and Spalding Counties

Arts Clayton has announced its annual Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) grants to organizations in Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Newton, Rockdale and Spalding Counties. Over the next year, the projects of thirty-one organizations will be partially funded through the GAP... More

DePoy’s “Christmas at Sweet Apple” Showing at Theatre on the Square in Marietta

Playwright Phillip DePoy, director of the Clayton State Theatre and assistant professor of Theatre, invites you to join him at the latest presentation of his play, “Christmas at Sweet Apple,” at Marietta’s Theatre in the Square... Click to read: DePoy’s “Christmas at Sweet Apple” Showing at Theatre on the Square in Marietta

Oxendine Announces Arrest of Suspects in Insurance Fraud Bust

Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine said arrest warrants have been issued on 19 suspects in an insurance fraud ring that allegedly collected $995,641.75 in misappropriated claims from a Japanese insurance company... Click to read: Oxendine Announces Arrest of Suspects in Insurance Fraud Bust

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Peachtree City Meeting Notice

Meeting Notice
December 1, 2008
9:30 a.m.
City Hall

The Selection Committee for the Airport Authority of Peachtree City will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 1, 2008, in the small conference room at City Hall, 151 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and make a recommendation about the Airport Authority appointment to Council. The public is invited to attend.

First Presbyterian Church Invites All to New Service

11/11/08 The First Presbyterian Church congregation is inviting the public to join them Sunday, November 16 at 6 pm for an evening of praise and worship. All are invited to this new service led by Jay and Abby Akins, along with Senior Pastor Dr. Miller. The sanctuary will be filled with the sounds of Modern Praise... More

First Presbyterian Church Presents The Festival of Lessons and Carols

11/11/08 The Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church will present A Festival of Lessons and Carols on November 30 at 11:15 am. The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a format of Christian worship service celebrating the birth of Jesus and traditionally followed at Christmas... More

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Opinion: Fayette Citizens Asked to Speak Out Thursday, Nov. 13th Regarding County's Defined Benefit Plan

Recently I was speaking with a client who began to ask me some questions regarding the differences between a Defined Benefit and a Defined Contribution Plan for employees saving for retirement. After some lengthy discussion that hi-lited the significant differences and stating that DEFINED BENEFIT plans were going away due to their extraordinarily high cost to the employer, I asked why all the questions. This person informed me that they were concerned that the Fayette County Commission had approved a Defined Benefit Plan (pension) for county... More

Third Honor Flight Fayette Takes Off Wednesday

The third Honor Flight Fayette mission to take World War II veterans to visit the memorial in Washington DC is this Wednesday, November 12. If you would to participate in the send off, meet at the Fayetteville Methodist Church (in downtown Fayetteville next to the old court house). The veterans assemble early at 6 a.m. and leave for the ATL airport at 6:30 a.m.. If you missed the last send-off back in October, don’t miss this time. Well worth getting up a little early to help honor these WWII veterans.

Fayette County BOE Chairwoman Terri Smith Appointed FRN Member

Fayette County Board of Education Chairwoman Terri Smith was among the 1,300 school board members nationwide appointed to participate in the Federal Relations Network (FRN) this year.

FRN is a program of the National School Boards Association that involves local school board members from every congressional district in the country who are committed to grassroots advocacy for public education. State school board associations appoint members to the network, usually up to five local school board members for each congressional district in the state.

Responsibilities as a FRN member are significant. During the course of a year, participants receive vital information concerning federal education legislation and national issues. Collectively, they make their voices heard by responding to calls-to-action that involve phoning, faxing or writing federal legislators on various educational issues. They also keep their fellow board members apprised of issues by distributing background materials to get them and others involved.

Because school board members stand on the front lines of education, they are able to tell members of Congress what will or will not work in local districts. Many senators and representatives have come to rely on FRN members to advise them on the vast array of issues that affect public schoolchildren.

This year, members of the network were able to accomplish the following:

1. Continue Medicaid reimbursement to schools.

2. Restore $1.645 billion for four years in funding for the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.

3. Successfully oppose proposals to cut education funding.

4. Successfully defeated a measure in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 that would have limited local school districts’ abilities to raise tax rates, having a negative impact on school budgets.

5. Intensify the discussion about the flaws in the No Child Left Behind Act and increase the urgency to fix the law.

6. Secure federal support to help districts recruit and retain quality teachers for high-need schools and subjects.

7. Successfully continue the fight against vouchers.

8. Generate awareness about the importance of early education.

9. Secure final passage of Head Start reauthorization.

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Fayette County WW II Veterans Say “Thanks” on Veterans Day

World War II veterans Calvin Graves (left center) and Gibbs Ramsey (right center) lead the student body in the Pledge of Allegiance along with Gail Sparrow and assistant principal Ron Plauche.

Students at JC Booth Middle School in Peachtree City have worked hard to help some very special veterans. On Veterans Day, some of those who benefitted from their generosity came to the school to say thanks.

Collectively, the student body has raised over $1,400 for Honor Flight Fayette, a nonprofit organization that flies World War II veterans, at no cost, to see their memorial in Washington, DC. The organization is able to provide the free one-day trips through monetary donations that are used to cover the travel costs.

The Booth students have raised enough money to send five veterans to the memorial. Calvin Graves was one of the first veterans sponsored by the school and was part of the inaugural flight on May 14, 2008.

“I was honored to do what I did for my country and I was proud of my service but I have never been more honored than when 70 of us old guys went to see the WW II memorial. Thank you,” Graves said to the nearly 1,000 students who had packed into the gym to see and hear from the veterans they had helped.

Joining Graves was Gibbs Ramsey, the grandfather of the school’s reading teacher, Courtney Bremer. Gibbs, another veteran sponsored by the school, is going on the Honor Flight scheduled for November 12, the day after Veterans Day. He served in the US Navy during the war and said that he had only one regret.

“We had a great time. I enjoyed every minute of it. My only regret is that I didn’t stay in the Navy,” he said.

Former Fayette County teacher Gail Sparrow, who has been instrumental in heading up Honor Flight Fayette, was also in attendance to thank the students for supporting a cause that is near and dear to her heart.

“Your generosity has sponsored five veterans so that they could go and see their memorial. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you do for these veterans,” Sparrow said.

Honor Flight Fayette accepts donations from individuals and groups throughout the year. To learn more about the program, visit

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Monday, November 10, 2008

WICKED Breaks Box Office Records at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta

Broadway’s biggest Blockbuster, WICKED, flew out of The Fox Theatre Sunday night, November 2, after a record-breaking engagement. Over 136,000 patrons were in attendance at a total of 32 performances. WICKED broke The Fox Theatre’s Box Office record in each of the four weeks it played... Click to read: WICKED Breaks Box Office Records at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta

Twilight Theatre Announces Workshops for Youth and Teens

The Twilight Theatre and The Twilight Apprentice Company are excited to offer a Christmas workshop: Little Cosette and Father Christmas. Directed by Dana Spears with Music Director Barbara... More

Nominations Now Open for 45th Georgia Author of the Year Awards

The oldest literary competition in the Southeast, the Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA), announced this year's call for nominations. All Georgia-resident authors with books published in 2008 are eligible to enter the 45th Annual GAYA... More

"Fayette Pep Rally" to Air on Comcast Soon

Comcast customers in Fayette will now receive a weekly high school sportscast focusing on the five Fayette athletic programs, the show's producer announced today. "Fayette Prep Rally", a highlights and features program, will debut Tuesday November 4 on Comcast... More

Remembering Troops with Treats at the Holidays

When I was 12 years old, my brother was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Yep, Sgt. Peppers. He was stationed in Germany, guarding the border between East Germany and West Germany. As Christmas neared, we worried he’d be lonely there without the usual hubbub of our house... More

Hwy. 314 in Fayette Dedicated to Four Star General (Ret) Livsey

On 29 October 2008, Georgia Highway 314 within Fayette County, Georgia was named in honor of General (Retired) William J. Livsey, a 1952 graduate from North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU). The dedication ceremony was held at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. Major General Jack C. Wheeler (Class of 1961) served as master of ceremonies; Ms. Kimberly Larson (Class of 1989), representing the Georgia Department of Transportation, unveiled the highway... More

An Antebellum Weekend Scheduled in Jonesboro

Brenda Starr Meet & Greet Company and The Clayton County Convention & Visitors' Bureau invite you to an Enchanting Weekend in Jonesboro, Georgia in the Legendary Land of "Gone With The Wind"; Friday evening, November 7th from 5pm to 7pm. Come celebrate the birthday of favorite author, Margaret Mitchell... More

To Write Love On Her Arms - The Tour

To Write Love on Her Arms, a movement that engages with teen issues related to depression, suicide, and cutting is coming to Peachtree City for their TWLOHA tour. Renee Yohe the story behind TWLOHA will be speaking to teens about some of these tough issues that many speakers... More

New Lifelong Learning Program Provides Older Adults with Continuing Education Credits and Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities

Clayton State University’s Department of Continuing Education and FACTOR (a non-profit community outreach collaborative) have joined forces to bring Georgia’s first older adult volunteer leadership program to Fayette County. ENCORE! Fayette is patterned after other highly successful senior adult leadership programs across the nation... More

Lenders Continue to Make SBA-Backed Small Business Loans in Georgia Despite Slump in Economy

While small business lending is down in Georgia, a recent spot check of lenders who make SBA guaranteed loans showed they are doing deals for start ups and expansions and perhaps climbing back from a recent 28 percent drop in total loan volume... More

Chick-fil-A Founder to Recieve 2008 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

S. Truett Cathy, founder of the Chick-fil-A® quick-service restaurant chain, has been named winner of the 2008 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, the Philanthropy Roundtable announced today. He will receive a $250,000 cash award, payable to the charity of... More

Students Selected for Top Chorale Group

Some of the best young singers in the state represented Fayette County at the 25th Annual Georgia Music Educators Association Statewide Elementary Honors Chorus... More

Americans Ready to Spend More Green on the Home

A survey conducted at home shows in 15 cities across the country gauging consumer environmental practices suggests that many Americans are going green when it comes to their homes. Despite “cost”... More

Woodruff Arts Center Introduces New Campus-Wide Gift Card

The Woodruff Arts Center introduces the perfect gift for the entertainment lover in your life – the all new, campus-wide gift card. This gift card is now available for purchase and can be redeemed for tickets, memberships... More

Twilight Theatre Presents "The Civil War"

November 14, 15, 21, 22
Opening Night November 14
The Civil War is a dramatic musical event about the lives of people who lived during the single most defining period in American history. Composer Frank Wildhorn incorporates diaries, letters, historical documents, speeches, and poetry to portray the effects of the war on many levels: cultural, societal, familiar, and individual. Unlike the usual musical that tells a story in chronological order, The Civil War is a series of musical vignettes through which stories of... More

Clayton County: 16th Annual Holiday at Home Parade

Plan NOW to join us for the 16th Annual Holiday at Home Parade in Historic Downtown Jonesboro. There were over 2000 participants last year and hundreds more lined the route to enjoy this Annual Holiday Tradition! Always held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, this year’s parade date is Saturday, November 22nd... Click to read: 16th Annual Holiday at Home Parade

Friday, November 7, 2008

Rinnai Appoints General Manager of Rinnai America Operations

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rinnai Corporation, the world’s largest gas appliance manufacturer and leading tankless water heater manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Phil Weeks as general manager of its North American operations, effective October 13. In this newly created position, Weeks will oversee the company’s sales, marketing and operations functions in the United States and Canada.

“Phil was the driving force behind the Jacuzzi brand becoming one of the most recognized in its category,” said Rinnai America President Yuzo Yoshida. “His deep experience in strategy, operations and sales, as well as his familiarity with our distribution channels, will be invaluable to us. We are confident that under his leadership, Rinnai will transform the way America heats water.”

Weeks demonstrated his ability to build a category-leading business with outstanding brand awareness during his 27-year career at Jacuzzi Whirlpooth Bath, the largest manufacturer of whirlpool baths in North America. Weeks joined Jacuzzi in 1975 as a district sales representative and rose through the sales management ranks to become vice president of sales and marketing and later president. In his capacity as president, Weeks was instrumental in establishing Jacuzzi as the exclusive whirlpool bath brand carried by major home improvement retailers, which led to the doubling of Jacuzzi’s sales over a three-year period. In addition, Weeks expanded the company’s manufacturing operations and implemented processes that increased operating efficiencies and overall profitability.

In his role as vice president of sales and marketing, Weeks expanded the company’s distribution channels beyond wholesale and created a multi-channel business strategy that garnered Jacuzzi more than 40 percent market share. He also developed and implemented strategies for expansion into new markets including Mexico and Asia.

Weeks left Jacuzzi in 2003 and created Zenith Enterprise where, with Clarke Products, he developed private label products for major wholesale plumbing companies. In 2005, Weeks was recruited back to his post as president of Jacuzzi and returned the company to profitability after three years of operating losses and declining margins.

“Rinnai has a winning combination of outstanding products, a highly driven team and excellent channels to market,” said Weeks. “I'm excited to be part of the next chapter in this company’s success story.”

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Update: Suspicious Package Delivered in Fayetteville; Building Evacuated

Earlier today we reported a suspicious package had been delivered to the Fayette County Republican Party. Currently the Fayetteville Police are awaiting the arrival of the U.S. Postal Inspector and / or another Federal agency to follow up. The package was discovered this morning by Republican Party volunteers. The package was addressed to Josh Bonner, the Chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party. Upon reading the return address "Michael the Archangel, Divine Intervention Way, Holy Cow JC, 33666" the volunteers, Marilyn Watts, Debbie Dickinson, Debbie Groinger and others immediately decided to contact law enforcement.
In short order the building was evacuated.

Fayetteville CSI, a number of detectives, the fire department and a K-9 unit were all on-hand within the hour. The K-9 dog checked the area and the package and did not detect a bomb. The Fayetteville Police have indicated the package will also be x-rayed by the U.S. Postal Service. If it is determined that there is no danger, the package will be transported elsewhere.

According to an anonymous source we have been informed that the individual or group responsible for the package is known to law enforcement. Local Party officials checked with other state and county Republican Party officials and to the best of their knowledge this is an isolated occurrence.

Suspicious Package Found in Downtown Fayetteville, Georgia on November 4

A suspicious package was found at the Fayette County Republican Party Headquarters on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville, GA. Upon the package's discovery around 11 am this morning, the Fayetteville Police were contacted.

The package was addressed to Josh Bonner, Chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party and appears to have been mailed on Halloween.

The return address is listed as Michael, the Arch Angel, Divine Intervention Way in Holy Cow, JC. The return zip code reads 33666.

The K9 unit was immediately brought in to check for the presence of a bomb. At this time, there is no evidence that the lumpy package contains a bomb.

There appears to be a postal mark on the package. The U.S. Postal Service is on the way to the scene. The package will be x-rayed.

The entire building in which the Republican Party Headquarters in Fayette County is located has been evacuated.

A federal agency is currently enroute. Through an anonymous tip, we understand the person responsible for the package is known for similar actions.

Fayette Front Page Staff Report

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Army Ground Forces Band to Perform 23rd Annual Free Holiday Concert

10/29/08 (Music Matters) The Army Ground Forces Band will perform its 23rd annual Holiday Concert at the Georgia World Congress Center, 3 p.m., Dec. 14.The performance will include traditional holiday music, a sing-along and a special salute to the men and women of the Armed Forces far from home during this special time of year... More

Isakson, Chambliss Urge Treasury to Address Needs of Community Banks

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urging him to give community banks access to the Troubled Asset Relief Program authorized by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act... Click to read: Isakson, Chambliss Urge Treasury to Address Needs of Community Banks

Southern Crescent Chorale Benefit Concert

10/22/08 Fayette County High School Chorus; Georgia Young Men’s Ensemble; Gwinnett Choral Guild; Saturday, November 1 · 7:00 p.m.; Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church; 1183 Hwy. 92 South, Fayetteville; Donations requested to benefit Fayette Youth Protection Homes; Info: 770-716-1231

Sandy Creek High School Chorus Presents Mini-Variety Show

10/25/08 The Sandy Creek High School Chorus will present a mini-variety show on October 31. Show times are 4:30 and 5:30 at the Sandy Creek High Patriot Hall Auditorium. Be sure to wear your costumes! Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will be used for the upcoming Chorus trip to Carnegie Hall in New York City.

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss Makes a Stop in Fayetteville and Peachtree City

10/24/08 Amidst all the recent gloomy news of the economy and today's rainfall in Fayette County, U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss brought a message of hope and encouragement to Fayetteville and Peachtree City ... More (with slide show of photos from Fayette Chamber of Commerce visit)

American Cancer Society Names 2009 Relay Chairpersons

10/26/08 The 2009 Relay For Life will have a bright new face as it has two new Chairpersons heading up the Planning Committee this year. Nychelle Williams, Senior Community Manager of the South Atlantic Division proudly... More

CDC Study Finds 3 Million U.S. Children have Food or Digestive Allergies

10/22/08 The number of young people who had a food or digestive allergy increased 18 percent between 1997 and 2007, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007... More

Hospice Advantage Celebrates November as National Hospice Month

10/28/08 Millions of people received care from hospice professionals this year. In honor of all those individuals that work so hard to ensure that people have a choice to receive care at home, Hospice Advantage... More

Back by Popular Demand: Rhodes Hall's Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

10/22/08 PRNewswire-USNewswire RedruM Mystery Theater and Avante Catering present "Committed to Murder" every Monday and Wednesday through Nov. 24 at historic Rhodes Hall in midtown Atlanta... More

Legacy Ministries for Christ Invites Community to Free Brunch

10/22/08 Legacy Ministries for Christ, Incorporated would like to invite the community to a free brunch to inform the public about what is offered at the Legacy Equipping Center. This is a drop-in brunch on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 AM until noon with a presentation to be shown at 10:30 and 11:30. The Equipping Center is located at 1952 Hwy 54 W, Suite 100 (2 1/2 blocks east of Publix in Peachtree City). To RSVP, or for more information, call 404-643-9042, or visit their website at

Peachtree City United Methodist Church Announces Thanksgiving Dinner

10/23/08 The Peachtree City United Methodist Church will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on November 19th at 5:00 and 6:30. The menu includes: Turkey and Dressing Casserole, Cranberry Orange Relish, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Rolls, Pumpkin pie. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the church at 770-487-6499. The cost of the dinner is $7.50 for adults, $3.00 for children (2-10) with a maximum of $20.00 per family.

Invitation: Open House to Celebrate the Opening of The Children's Village at Christian City

Please join us Saturday, November 1st from 8am until 3pm for a celebration of the opening of The Children's Village at Christian City. We are planning a fun-filled day you wont want to miss including a pancake breakfast starting at 8am, tours of The Children's Village beginning at 9am, a car show displaying antique cars, the Atlanta Corvette Club, music and entertainment. Come shop for bargains at our big annual Autumn Days Sale at Graceland Thrift Store. Tickets for the pancake breakfast are $5 at the door or in advance by calling Lauren at 770-964-3309. Christian City is located in Union City at 7345 Red Oak Road. Please access for directions or more information on our programs for seniors and abandoned and abused children or call 770-703-2636.

Job Opening: Graphic Design

We're looking for a freelance graphic designer to help out on occasion. If you're willing to work "on-call" please send your resume and rate requirements to:

NEW! FREE Church Directory Listings!

The Fayette Front Page is offering all Fayette County churches a FREE page! That's right, it's a FREE page devoted to your church. We'll showcase special services, events and any other information you send. We'll also include a link to the church website and general contact information. All you have to do is send your info, or permission to use info from the church website, to:

Welcome to Our Newest Non-Profit: Job Seekers of Peachtree City

Job Seekers PTC is a group of volunteers, led by a professional career counselor, Dave O’Farrell. For the last 10 years this faith-based, non-denominational ministry has been providing job search assistance to both the unemployed and those seeking to make a career transition... More

NCR to Locate Center of Excellence in Georgia

Fortune 500 company will expand within existing Peachtree City, Duluth facilities
10/28/08 Governor Sonny Perdue and NCR Corporation Senior Vice President Christine Wallace announced today that NCR, a Fortune 500 technology company, will establish a global Center of Excellence in Georgia, co-locating several key components of its Worldwide Customer Service operations and creating 916... More

Early Voting Through Friday in Fayette, Saturday in Coweta


October 27‐31
M‐F 8:00am‐5:00pm
Fayette County Elections Office; 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 209; Fayetteville

October 27‐31
M‐F 8:00am‐5:00pm
Peachtree City Library; 15 Willowbend Road; Peachtree City

October 27‐31
M‐F 8:00am‐5:00pm
Fayette County Public Meeting Room; 140 Stonewall Avenue West

October 27‐31
M‐F 8:00am‐5:00pm
Tyrone Library; 143 Commerce Drive; Tyrone


October 27‐31
M‐F 8:30am‐5:00pm
Saturday, November 1
Coweta County Voter Registration Office; 22 East Broad Street; Newnan

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wicked Goes "Green" to Celebrate "Wicked Day" in Atlanta's Renaissance Park, Sunday, October 26th

The National Touring Company of the Broadway musical WICKED will celebrate WICKED Day - the musical’s fifth anniversary - on Sunday, October 26. WICKED Day is a national initiative with events involving the WICKED Company to lend support to the environment and to help educate others on living a greener lifestyle. WICKED Day takes place in various cities where the musical is currently playing, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London.... Click to read: Wicked Goes "Green" to Celebrate "Wicked Day" in Atlanta's Renaissance Park, Sunday, October 26th

Free Outdoor Concert at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

10/20/08 Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church announces a free outdoor concert on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the church. GraceFlock, the church’s contemporary worship band, is releasing a second compact disc, “Alive in the Lamb.” The concert will feature these new songs, written by members Lans Rothfusz and Gary Pederson. “Alive in the Lamb” follows the group’s successful first CD, “Living Treasures.” The public is invited and encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, the church’s sanctuary will be used.

Spring Hill Elementary 5th Annual Turkey Trot

Saturday, November 8th
8:00 a.m. - 1 Mile Fun Run8:30 a.m. - 5K Race7 - 7:30 a.m. - Late registration7:30 a.m. - Race warm up
Pre-register for a great long-sleeve t-shirt! (not guaranteed after 10/24/08 so register soon!)
Click here for application

Click here for photos and video from the 4th Annual Turkey Trot

Keith Steen, Peachtree City, Appointed by Governor to State Construction Industry Licensing Board

10/18/08 Keith J. Steen, 47, Peachtree City, Utility Contractor Representative – Steen is vice president of construction operations and owner of P.F. Moon and Company, Inc. He served as president, vice president and on the board of directors for the Georgia Utility Contractors Association. He is an executive board member for the National Utility Contractors Association. He is a Peachtree City Little League manager and a member of the LSU Alumni Association. He was named the National Utility Contractors Association’s Outstanding Chapter president in 2004. Steen earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Theresa, have four children.

Line Creek Nature Area is Finalist for Save the Trails™ Funding

10/20/08 Southern Conservation Trust is pleased to announce that the Line Creek Nature Area is among 20 finalists in a competition for Save the Trails™ funding through Nature Valley® and the American Hiking Society... More

Over 2200 Run the Paths in Peachtree City Saturday Morning

10/18/08 Friday night, the rain put a slight damper on activities at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City, but many braved the drizzle to pick up their packets. Numerous vendors enticed the crowds to sample their foods and products... More

Sunday, October 12, 2008

FDIC and Clayton State University Address How Consumers Can Protect Themselves Financially

The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and Clayton State University will provide a seminar of how Georgians can protect their savings in today’s tumultuous economic environment through FDIC insurance. The free, two-hour program is sponsored by Heritage Bank and will include a question-and-answer session... Click to read: FDIC and Clayton State University Address How Consumers Can Protect Themselves Financially

Dr. James W. Dyer, Jr. Founder of Southwest Christian Care Dies

10/12/08 Dr. James W. Dyer, Jr., minister emeritus of Southwest Christian Church, East Point, Georgia and founder of Southwest Christian Care in Union City, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 1... More

Isakson Urges Treasury, Federal Reserve to Enforce Stronger Accountability on AIG

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to convey his disgust at the behavior of the American International Group and demand stronger accountability in light of the government’s loan to the company... Click to read: Isakson Urges Treasury, Federal Reserve to Enforce Stronger Accountability on AIG

Welcoming our latest blog

C.J. Packard ...just another thought is packed with thought provoking commentary on subjects ranging from religion to politics to life in general. Well worth a read!

Student Inventors Win $10,000 MIT Grant

10/7/08 A group of high school students might have the solution to end the world’s shortage of clean drinking water. So impressed with their idea was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that it awarded them a $10,000 grant to develop a prototype.... More

Annual Board of Education Publication Goes Electronic

10/8/08 The 2007-2008 Annual Report for the Fayette County School System is now available for download on the school system’s... More

Georgia Right to Life Endorses Senator Ronnie Chance

10/12/08 The Georgia Right to Life Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Senator Ronnie Chance in his reelection effort. Georgia Right to Life thanked Senator Chance... More

Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet Class

10/7/08 Just in time for Halloween, a Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet class is being offered by the Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department. Participants, ages 8 – 14 years old, will make fun and scary monster hand puppets. Use your wildest imaginations and... More

PTC Aglow Meets Oct. 13th

10/7/08 The PTC Aglow fellowship will hold its regular monthly gathering on Monday, October 13, 2008, at 6:45 PM at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. Each Aglow meeting includes a time of... More

Lighthouse Church Celebrates 2nd Birthday with Luau

10/12/08 The Lighthouse Church recently celebrated its 2nd birthday with a luau themed party. Guests were treated to a family style dinner in order to say “Mahalo” or thanks for a great second year. Lighthouse meets Sundays at McIntosh High School and is hosting a family fellowship dinner at Partner’s Pizza in Peachtree City on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm. Dinner is free for those interested in learning more about the mission of Lighthouse. Please RSVP to (770) 487-3400 or call for more info.

Get Ready for the Holidays with Greek Appetizers and Baklava!

10/5/08 St. Christopher’s Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will be having their annual Greek Appetizers and Baklava sale just in time for your holiday entertaining. They will be offering Spanakopita (a filo pastry filled with spinach... More

Family-Friendly Comedian is ‘Just Pure Laughs’

First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City will be hosting family-friendly comedian and worship leader Dan McGowan in a concert titled “Just Pure Laughs” on Sunday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This will be the second concert given during the church’s 2008-2009 Concert Series season.

Dan McGowan is known for delighting audiences of all ages with his observational humor, parody songs, and interactive hilarity. Dan was most recently seen auditioning last season on NBC’s Last Comic Standing which led to his opening for Kathleen Madigan, national touring comedian and judge for Last Comic... More

Honor Flight Fayette Makes Second Flight in 2008

10/8/08 World War II veterans from the Fayette County area were departed Fayetteville First United Methodist Church early on October 8, 2008, to visit their WWII... More

28th Annual PTC Classic Attracts Able and Disabled World Class Athletes Alike

10/12/08 Fresh off his win at the Akron Marathon in Ohio on September 27th, Birhanu Wukaw of Ethiopia is looking forward to extending his winning streak at the Peachtree City Classic 15K race on October 18. Birhanu ran a 2:23:12 to defeat his next closest competitor by over three minutes... More

State Graduation Rate Jumps to 75.4 percent

Georgia's graduation rate has jumped to over 75 percent, the highest level ever. The state's final graduation rate for 2008 is 75.4 percent, an increase of more than three points from last year."

Georgia continues to make great progress in getting more students to graduate on time with a meaningful diploma," said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. "In 2008, we had more than 83,000 students who graduated on time, which is 27,000 more than we had just five years ago. That's a testament to focus, collaboration and a lot of hard work by our teachers and students."... Click to read: State Graduation Rate Jumps to 75.4 percent

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fayette County Invited to Go Red for Red Ribbon Week

Fayette County students and teachers will join millions nationwide in wearing red ribbons to support healthy lifestyles during Red Ribbon Week October 27-31. This national celebration has become a major force for raising public awareness and mobilizing communities to combat drug use and underage drinking among youth. Research shows that early drug use is associated with negative consequences such as higher school dropout rates and a greater likelihood of violence and using weapons... Click to read: Fayette County Invited to Go Red for Red Ribbon Week

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel Responds to Activist Lawsuit (to prevent verification of voter eligibility)

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed in the United States District Court to prevent the Secretary of State from verifying the eligibility of voter registration applicants:... Click to read: Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel Responds to Activist Lawsuit (to prevent verification of voter eligibility)

“Today’s Economy and FDIC Insurance” Seminar at Clayton State University -- Fayette

Heritage Bank, in partnership with Clayton State University, will be presenting a seminar with information on today’s economy and protecting your deposits with FDIC Insurance. There is a tremendous amount of news and interest in the state of today’s financial industry. There is concern for the stability of our banks and their customer’s deposits... Click to read: “Today’s Economy and FDIC Insurance” Seminar at Clayton State University -- Fayette

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Great Pumpkin Festival Attracts All Ages

10/7/08 Carve your pumpkin, sew your costume, gather your goody bag and head toward downtown Fayetteville for the Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Old Courthouse Square and the Stonewall Village complex... More

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kedron Elementary Receives Certificate of Appreciation

9/30/08 Kedron Elementary School received a certificate of appreciation from the Daughters of the American Revolution for participation in Constitution Week activities. Kedron also received a donation of book from the DAR on American history and the constitution.

"Food for Fellowship" Cookbook- Favorite Recipes of Lisbon Baptist Church

9/30/08 With 648 recipes lovingly gathered, the Lisbon Baptist Church Ladies' Disciple Group of Fayetteville has created a "Food for Fellowship" Cookbook. At a price of only $15 (plus $2 for handling), this cookbook is sure to get the family to... More

Senator Chance Reflects on Constitution and Georgia for Fayetteville DAR

9/30/08 "I am a servant of the people in your Senate," said Georgia Senator Ronnie Chance as he recently spoke to the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution on the US Constitution and Georgia government. Senator Chance was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation for his ongoing support of the Constitution in both his personal and government service roles. On display at the dinner meeting was the 2007 National Award Winning Constitution Week Notebook as well as bells used in the Bells Across America Ceremony. The James Waldrop Chapter DAR is chartered in Fayetteville.

Fayette County Civitan Club Installs New Officers

9/30/08 The Fayette County Civitan Club installed the officers for the 2008-2009 year September 25th at their annual banquet. Serving the community and its needs... More

Riders Needed for October 11th Joseph Sams School Motorcycle Poker Run

9/30/08 The Joseph Sams School, a private, not-for-profit, special needs school in Fayetteville, Georgia, has created a new event to help raise funds and awareness for their school; Ridin’ for a Reason, 2008 Joseph Sams School Poker Run... More

Grantville's Monthly Corner Market

9/29/08 Organizers of Grantville's monthly Corner Market invite area residents to join in a community "tailgate and trunk sale" in downtown Grantville this weekend. While yard sellers with canopies and... More

Noel November November 15th

9/29/08 The Fayette County Board of Realtors once again presents Noel November, A Celebration of Trees and a Tradition of Giving Back to our Community. 10 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 10 p.m.; Tyrone Train Depot, 847 Senoia Rd. Tyrone. Proceeds benefit Family Fayette YMCA, Fayette Youth Home Protection, Promise Place and Fayette Senior Services

Peeples Elementary Pumpkin Run Oct. 25th

9/29/08 Peeples Elementary will host its annual Pumpkin Run on Saturday, October 25, starting at 8 a.m. Events include a 5K run and a one-mile fun run/walk, both beginning and ending at the school. Registration is $15 by October 13 and $20 on the day of the race starting at 7 a.m... More

College Scholarship Helps Students with Asthma

9/28/08 (ARA) – Even as the class of 2008 enjoys the milestones of their senior year, many are already well into their preparations for college. Scholarships are an important way for some students to help fund a college education... More

Former General Dynamics IT President Joins CommsFirst’s Board

9/28/08 BUSINESS WIRE - CommsFirst, Inc. announced recently that Michael Chandler, former president of General Dynamics Information Technology has joined their board of directors... More

Top Consumer Product Brands Deliver Savings to Kroger Customers Throughout the Southeastern U.S. With Cellfire Mobile Coupons

9/28/08 PRNewswire - Cellfire Inc., the only nationwide mobile coupon and discount offer service, today announced the availability of mobile grocery coupons in partnership with Kroger, the nations largest traditional grocer, and more than a half-dozen leading consumer product manufacturers... More

New Laparoscopic Procedure Performed at Piedmont Fayette Hospital

9/28/08 Coweta County resident Mary Finnegan woke up feeling nauseated every morning for six weeks. It turned out that the way her gall bladder was functioning was making her feel ill, and her doctor informed her that to feel better she would have to... More

Fall Bird Walk at Sams Lake, Fayette’s Newest Preserve

9/26/08 Join fellow nature lovers on a fun and informative Bird Walk on Saturday, October 4th, 2008 at 9 am. Expert bird caller David Cree will lead the guided walk at the Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary, Fayette’s newest preserve just opened to the public by Southern Conservation Trust... More

FREE Yard Sale Listings!

List your yard sale, church sale or other community sale on our Yard Sale page! We'll list any non-for-profit business sale on the page!

Westmoreland Opposes Bailout

9/29/08 U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland today voted against the $700 billion bailout plan, but pledged his support for returning to work on the issue immediately after Rosh Hashanah... More

Southern Conservation Trust In Finalists, Asks for Your Vote

The American Hiking Society and Nature Valley announced that Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) is one of 20 nonprofit organizations as finalists for Save the Trails funding. Save the Trails will award $5,000 to the top 10 finalists, based on online votes, to restore the Line Creek Nature Area. SCT is asking the community to support their mission by voting at, Oct. 1-31.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Peeples Elementary Pumpkin Run Oct. 25th

Peeples Elementary will host its annual Pumpkin Run on Saturday, October 25, starting at 8 a.m. Events include a 5K run and a one-mile fun run/walk, both beginning and ending at the school. Registration is $15 by October 13 and $20 on the day of the race starting at 7 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Peeples Elementary PE program. All participants who pre-register by Oct. 13 will receive a T-shirt. Contact the school office (770-486-2734) or Coach Deborah Friday at with questions.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Chambliss, Isakson: U.S. Department of Transportation Taking Action to Help With Fuel Distribution to Georgia

U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has taken action to help with fuel distribution to Georgia by extending the current exemption of the hours-of-service requirements for motor carriers carrying fuel to states in the South. This will allow more quantities of fuel to be carried to gas stations in Georgia. A temporary exemption was already in place due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike; however, that is set to expire at midnight tonight. The waiver announced today will extend the exemption to October 8, 2008... Click to read: Chambliss, Isakson: U.S. Department of Transportation Taking Action to Help With Fuel Distribution to Georgia

Governor Releases Friday Fuel Update

Governor Sonny Perdue today released the latest information on fuel production from the Gulf of Mexico:

Power outages – There are still more than 410,000 people without power in Texas, including some fuel production facilities. Crews are making rapid progress restoring power – yesterday about 485,000 people were reported without power.

Percent “shut-in” – The U.S. Department of Energy reports 59.3 percent of crude oil production capacity in the Gulf of Mexico is out. This is a slight improvement from yesterday, when 62.5 percent of capacity was out. On Monday, September 22, 89.2 percent of capacity was out.

Refineries – About half of Gulf refineries are considered “back to normal” while the other half are at varying stages of returning to normal production.

On September 25, the U.S. Department of Energy stated that it is delivering 500,000 barrels of emergency exchange oil to Citgo’s refinery at Lake Charles, LA and 150,000 barrels to Alon’s Krotz Springs, LA refinery. From September 8 through September 25, DOE released 3.949 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) due to disruptions from hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

“Today’s figures show improvement in both the efforts to get power restored in Texas and increasing the crude oil production capacity in the Gulf,” Governor Perdue said. “While these numbers are encouraging, they also show we are still not close to full production resuming. I want to encourage Georgians to continue to do what they can to conserve fuel.”

Governor Perdue also today extended a previous Executive Order which allows larger shipments of fuel into the state. A copy of the Executive Order is attached.

The Georgia Environmental Authorities Authority has added a page to its website in order to provide Georgians with information about gas prices and gas availability. Consumers can access this information by going and looking under the News and Notices section.

Some practical fuel efficiency tips for drivers include:

· Drive sensibly: Speeding, rapid acceleration (jackrabbit starts), and rapid braking lowers gas mileage.
· Choose the right vehicle: If you own more than one vehicle, drive the one that gets better gas mileage whenever possible.
· Decrease speed: Gas mileage decreases rapidly when driving more than 60 miles-per-hour.
· Avoid idling: Idling gets zero miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas while idling than cars with smaller engines.
· Commute alternatives are also a useful way to conserve fuel, including telework, carpool and transit options, and flexible work schedules. More information is available about commute alternatives at

These figures above come from the Department of Energy’s daily situation report. The complete report is available at: .
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chambliss, Isakson: Lifting of Drilling Moratorium is Victory for Georgians, Giant Step Forward

U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today said during a press conference on Capitol Hill that Congressional leadership’s decision to allow the moratorium on oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific shores to expire is a victory for Georgians. The moratorium was imposed in 1982 and has been renewed in annual spending bills each year since. It is set to expire on September 30, 2008... Click to read: Chambliss, Isakson: Lifting of Drilling Moratorium is Victory for Georgians, Giant Step Forward

Newletter Update

Thanks to everyone who has signed up for the newsletter! We're awed by your support. The Fayette Front Page traffic continues to grow also and we're thrilled with the great response we're getting from our friends in Fayette County (and some in the surrounding area).

We've recently added a new site, Arts Across Georgia (, expanded our blogs and been working on keeping the Georgia Front Page current. We've added the Coweta Front Page, Clayton Front Page and Gwinnett Front Page blogs as forerunners to sites in the future. We're going to be adding the Henry Front Page and who knows where we'll head next!

I'm sure you've noticed that you haven't been getting much, if anything, in the newsletter in recent days. It's necessary to have a dedicated individual who keeps up with the newsletter and some of our staff has headed back to school or they're helping on other sites.

We're overwhelmed with news from across the state and country as more and more sources find us! (Just a note: if you ever send a release and you don't hear back from us or see it posted, please re-send... with over 300 emails coming in a day it's easy to overlook great news and we want to share it all!)

In this tight economy, not knowing what the future may bring, we're not adding staff and thus we're getting behind in some areas.

Rather than do something half-way, we've decided to make some changes to the newsletter. We will be adding things, but it's going to be as time permits. This means one day you may get 60 posts, the next three days nothing. You'll see more news from the blogs at times than from the main Fayette Front Page site as it's simply easier to post blog news.

We ARE updating the main site daily (and sometimes hourly). Hopefully you'll visit the site and consider making it your home page!

Thanks again for your continued support.
Janet McGregor Dunn

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Simple Steps Help Georgians Conserve Fuel

Governor Sonny Perdue today asked Georgians to help with fuel conservation in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike by taking practical steps to improve fuel efficiency. With gasoline prices rising and crude oil supplies in the Gulf of Mexico temporarily disrupted, fuel conservation is a necessary tool to help manage the supply of fuel and reduce the impact of higher fuel costs... Click to read: Simple Steps Help Georgians Conserve Fuel

Friday, September 12, 2008

Peachtree City Classic's Technical T-Shirt IS a Classic!

9/11/08 Every year one of the biggest draws to the annual Peachtree City Classic road race is the shirt that participants earn at the conclusion of their respective race (Women’s 5K, Men’s 5K, and Open 15K). It often... More

Fayette County Commissioners Proclaim September 17-23 as Constitution Week

9/12/08 The Fayette County Commissioners recently proclaimed September 17-23 as Constitution Week in Fayette County. County Commission Chairman Jack Smith... More

32nd Annual Tyrone Founders Day Festivities Around the Corner, Sept. 18 - 20

9/12/08 According to organizers, the 32nd Annual Tyrone Founders Day will be one of the best! The events will go on, rain or shine and will be held at Handley Park... More

September 19 Registration Deadline Approaching for October ACT® Test

9/10/08 The next ACT test will be administered on October 25, 2008. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by September 19 – the deadline for... More

DECA Elects Officers at Whitewater High School

9/10/08 Last year students at Whitewater High made history by launching the county’s first DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Chapter, an international business and marketing club that educates members about business and marketing strategies... More

Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors Acquires The Retreat at Peachtree City in Peachtree City

9/10/08 PRNewswire - Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors, LLC announced recently it has acquired The Retreat at Peachtree City, a 312-unit multifamily community in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree City, on behalf of tenant-in-... More

AmericFirst Direct Opens Office in Peachtree City

9/12/08 Amerifirst Direct, a financial services organization based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, announced today the opening of its newest office in Peachtree City, Georgia. This office is one of five located in... More

Wilden Helps German Student with Project

9/12/08 A local German student’s project gets high praises from Gerresheimer Wilden Plastics in Peachtree City. Last school year McKenzie Blanton, then a junior at Sandy Creek High, approached the company about assisting... More

Fayette Schools Earn Achievement Awards

9/10/08 Fayette’s elementary, middle and high schools have collectively received 30 awards from the Georgia Department of Education in recognition of their academic achievement... More

Les Miserables Makes a Triumphant Return to the Fabulous Fox Sept. 19 - 28

9/8/08 “We are thrilled to announce the return of Boublil and Schönberg’s LES MISÉRABLES in an exciting new Theater of the Stars production from September 19 through 28 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre,” states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater... More

Outreach Program for Troubled College Students Shows Positive Results

9/9/08 A pilot program called the College Screening Project, a suicide prevention outreach program, was successful in identifying and treating... More

Stem Cell Regeneration Repairs Congenital Heart Defect

9/11/08 (Health Blog) Mayo Clinic investigators have demonstrated that stem cells can be used to regenerate heart tissue to treat dilated cardiomyopathy, a congenital defect. Publication of the discovery was expedited by the editors of Stem Cells... More

The Flu Season is Upon Us – Flu Shots Available at Clayton State

9/12/08 The flu is already making news, and the summer isn’t even over. Cases of the flu have been reported in Georgia, and people are wondering if they will need a prescription to get a flu... More

Death of a Salesman Coming to Carroll County Community Theatre

9/12/08 Carroll County Community Theatre presents Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; September 25-27 at 7:30 and Sunday September 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carrollton... More

Sneak Peek Performance of World Premiere Musical - Wine, Food and Musical performances by the Cast of Antigone

9/12/08 Terra Terroir of Brookhaven will host a Wine Dinner on September 23 at 7:00 PM featuring an exclusive sneak peek performance of Georgia Shakespeare's world... More

Alliance Theatre Launches World Premiere Musical to Celebrate Sondheim

9/12/08 In a grand finale to mark its 40th anniversary season, the Alliance will launch iSondheim: a Musical Revue, a world premiere celebrating the work of America’s greatest living composer of musical theatre – Stephen Sondheim... More

Opinion: Commending Caitlin Dillion and the Freedom Walk

9/10/08 Take a rising senior with passion and a vision, and the next thing you know there is an America Supports You Freedom Walk in Peachtree City on September 6th. In an effort to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001... More

Opinion: Tell it to the Marines 9-11-08

9/12/08 Every Fourth of July we celebrate the birth of our nation with parades, fireworks and family gatherings. Occasionally during this special day we may remember why we are actually celebrating. The reason... More

Recall Roundup

PB Heat Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard
Name of Products: Gas Boilers
Units: About 1,200...

Some Recalled Simplicity Bassinets Include Graco and "Winnie the Pooh" Brand
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is aware that some bassinets in the Simplicity recall announced August 28, 2008 include the Graco logo and "Winnie the Pooh" motif licensed by Disney Consumer Products....

Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled by Protocol Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Name of Product: "Protocol" Remote-Controlled Mini Helicopter Toys
Units: About 78,000...

Aqua Lung Recalls Scuba Regulators and Adapters Due to Drowning Hazard
Name of Product: Titan DIN 1st Stage Scuba Regulators and Titan/Conshelf DIN Scuba Adaptors
Units: About 6,000...

Voluntary Recall: Wegmans In-Store Made Bagels
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all varieties of its in-store made bagels and bialys (flattened bagels with various toppings, i.e. pizza) sold in the bakery and purchased between August 24 and September 9, 2008...

Lucky Country Inc. Recalls All Natural Black Licorice Products
Lucky Country Inc. of Lincolnton, NC is recalling all of its natural black licorice products from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Washington State due to elevated levels of lead...

The Hershey Company Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared Almonds
The Hershey Company today announced a voluntary recall of 7.25-ounce plastic bottles of Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping because they contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product...

Naturally Fayette: Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) Expands Collection Program for the First Time in Seven Years

PRNewswire/ -- The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries, has expanded its rechargeable battery collection program for the first time in seven years to encompass a new chemistry, Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)... Click to read: Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) Expands Collection Program for the First Time in Seven Years

Ramblin' Jan: Cool Keyboard

I was in Staples the other day looking for a few things and came across the coolest computer keyboard. I HAVE to get one, although I managed to talk myself out of it that day somehow. They roll up. They're made of flexible silicon and get this, they're under $10 (just barely, but still, it's a GREAT price). They had some bright colors and black... Click to read: Cool Keyboard

(This would make a nice stocking stuffer, too!)

Early Voting for the General Election Begins September 22nd!

9/11/08 The Fayette County Elections and Voter Registration office was recently notified that Senate Bill 387 (“SB387”), which passed the Georgia House and Senate this last legislative... More

Speed Limit Reduced on Jimmie Mayfield in Fayetteville

9/12/08 Due to the ongoing construction on Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard the speed limit has been reduced to thirty five miles... More

Governor Perdue Signs Executive Order Activating Georgia’s Price Gouging Statute

9/12/08 Governor Sonny Perdue signed an Executive Order today activating Georgia’s price gouging statute to protect Georgia consumers from unlawful increases in gas prices and other products. “The threat of Hurricane Ike has disrupted the production of distribution of gasoline, which will have an effect on prices,” said Governor... More

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fayette County Junior Master Gardener Open for Registration

Have a child with a green thumb? Have a child who is interested in nature? Here's a wonderful program which is open to all children 3rd- 5th grades. The Fayette County Junior Master Gardener team will meet in Fayetteville every two weeks on Thursdays starting November 2008 through April 2009 from 4-6 pm. This group will be limited to 20 participants. Applications will be accepted during the month of September. Registration forms and fee information are available at the Fayette County Extension Office 770-305-5412.

James Redford & Robert Redford Host Event to 'Share The Beat' for Transplant Community

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Redford and Robert Redford are teaming up once again to "Share the Beat" on Saturday, September 13, as they host a star studded evening of live music and entertainment at Atlanta's historic venue, The Tabernacle, with support from Presenting Sponsor, ( )... Click to read: James Redford & Robert Redford Host Event to 'Share The Beat' for Transplant Community

Sandy Creek Senior Caitlin Dillon Leads the Way in 2nd Annual Freedom Walk

Note: The efforts and passion of this Sandy Creek High School Senior are encouraging. Thank you Caitlin Dillon for sharing your passion for our patriots with our citizens of Fayette County!

Take a rising senior with passion and a vision, and the next thing you know there is an America Supports You Freedom Walk in Peachtree City on September 6th. In an effort to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and to rejuvenate the spirit of American patriotism that immediately followed those attacks, parades were organized around the country. Caitlin teamed... Click to read: Sandy Creek Senior Caitlin Dillon Leads the Way in 2nd Annual Freedom Walk

Have Lunch with Hall of Famer Hank Aaron on Thursday, Sept. 11 at Season's Final "Power Lunch"

Thursday, September 11, 12 - 1 PM. Doors open at 11 AM
Maggiano's (Buckhead)
3368 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Atlanta Braves fans have the opportunity to enjoy lunch and participate in a Q & A session with Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, Braves coach Terry Pendleton, and Braves players Josh Anderson and Clint Sammons when the Atlanta Braves hold the season's final "Power Lunch presented by Publix," at Maggiano's in Buckhead... Click to read: Have lunch with Hall of Famer Hank Aaron on Thursday, Sept. 11 at Season's Final "Power Lunch"

Constitution Moment

The Constitution is the cornerstone of our government. It ensures that no one entity of government can be over powerful.

The Constitution provides for three separate arms of our government: the Judicial, the Executive and the Legislative.Read the Constitution.

Learn more about the government the framers developed 221 years ago.

This Constitution Moment was provided by the James Waldrop Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, of Fayetteville, GA.

Fayette County Kickoff for Alzheimer's Association

9/8/08 A group of Fayette County volunteers is onboard to do their part in combating a dreaded disease that has a dramatic impact on Georgia’s families. There are more than 199,000 people in Georgia diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a disorder... More

Outreach Program for Troubled College Students Shows Positive Results

9/9/08 A pilot program called the College Screening Project, a suicide prevention outreach program, was successful in identifying and treating college students with severe depression and feelings of desperation that may have led to suicide... More

MudFire Gallery Presents Compositions

9/9/08 An outstanding collection of contemporary clay sculpture is on view at MudFire Gallery in the Compositions exhibit. On display are large sculptures, smaller work and wall installations, all... More

Fayette County SPLOSTPublic Information Meeting for the West Fayetteville Bypass, Phase II Project

Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Public Meeting Room
140 Stonewall Avenue West
3:00pm – 7:00pm

FACTOR Hosting Benefit Yard Sale, Saturday, October 4th

Saturday, October 4th, FACTOR, Fayette Family Connection Collaborative, is hosting a benefit yard sale to be held in DFCS parking lot, 905 Hwy 85 S, Fayetteville, 8 AM - 3 PM!
Come and shop the Annual Benefit Yard Sale.

14 Community Service organizations will be set up selling clothing, toys, books, furniture, tools, household items, and other “one of a kind” items! Lunch, drinks and other goodies will also be available!

Don’t miss this opportunity to find great bargains and support local service programs and organizations! All money goes to enhance community service programs that strengthen families and strengthen Fayette!

Monday, September 8, 2008

JetBlue Airways is Nickel-and-Diming Fares! Flights and Vacation Packages Now Up for Bid On eBay Starting At Five and Ten Cents* Each

GLOBE NEWSWIRE - Value airline JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announced it is auctioning more than 300 roundtrip flights and six JetBlue Getaways Vacation packages on eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, with opening bids starting at a nickel or a dime (*taxes and fees apply). Customers can join in the online auction action at from today through September 14... Click to read: JetBlue Airways is Nickel-and-Diming Fares! Flights and Vacation Packages Now Up for Bid On eBay Starting At Five and Ten Cents* Each

Fall Home Decor Trends: One Part Nature with a Twist

(ARA) – As Mother Nature wows us with fantastic fall colors and scenery, the latest trends in fall decorating and entertaining bring the beauty of the great outdoors inside. Give your home some fall-time flare by adding nature-inspired decor with unexpected crafty details... Click to read: Fall Home Decor Trends: One Part Nature with a Twist

Warning: Sun Safety Is More Than Sunscreen

24-7 - The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), the largest private, national organization devoted to melanoma in the United States, issued the following statement in response to the media attention regarding the Environmental Working Group's recent report on sunscreen effectiveness... Click to read: Warning: Sun Safety Is More Than Sunscreen

Community Welcome House Announces Two Events

(Newnan) 9/7/08 Coweta Veterans are hosting a golf tournament to benefit Community Welcome House Sunday October 19th at Orchard Hills. Community Welcome House is hosting a 1-Mile Walk on Saturday October 18th beginning at 4:00pm near the Silhouettes at Wadsworth Auditorium in Newnan. Community Welcome House brings hope and courage to those individuals who are victims of domestic violence; children who live in an environment of violence are victims. Info: 404-625-2711, or

Fayette County Citizens Have Opportunity to Pledge Support to the Constitution

9/6/08 The public is invited to drop by the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville and pledge support to the U. S. Constitution in honor of the 221st anniversary of the signing of the U. S. Constitution... More

Ain't Misbehavin' Starring Ruben Studdard Nov. 18 - 23

9/7/08 The 30th Anniversary National Tour of the Tony Award-winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ starring Ruben Studdard comes to The Fox Theatre, presented by Fidelity Investments Broadway Across America—Atlanta... More

Newnan Fall Art Walk

9/8/08 The Fall Art Walk in Newnan has been set for Friday September 12 from 4 PM thru 8 PM. Join the merchants of Main Street for a fall evening of art and excitement. Stroll the streets and enjoy a walking gallery show. Visit each downtown store to view the works of different professional artist.

Opinion: The World Turned Upside Down

9/6/08 When the British surrendered at Yorktown in October 1781, their band played a tune entitled "The World Turned Upside Down". On that brisk fall afternoon, as they marched in front of the victorious Continental Army the British officers looked away from their victors and all British troops' weapons were pointed toward the... More

Opinion: The U.S. Constitution and Georgia Men

9/7/08 As the United States of America gets ready to honor the 221st anniversary of the framing of the US Constitution, we, as Americans, should make it our goal to learn more about this legendary document. As... More

Opinion: Patriotism: What Degree Are You?

9/8/08 On this, the seventh year after the unprecedented terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, I have cause to ponder what the letter and intent of the word Patriotism really means... More

The Peachtree City Police Department is Forming a K-9 Unit!

9/8/08 The Peachtree City Police Department always aspires to provide the best service possible to its citizens through the use of progressive policing techniques and equipment. The addition of a K-9 program would be a welcome crime-fighting tool for the Department, as well as an... More (opens PDF flyer)

Friday, September 5, 2008

National Archives-Southeast Region Celebrates the Constitution

9/5/08 The National Archives-Southeast Region will celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on Wednesday, September 17 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with an exciting program featuring readings, speeches, and a special... More

Clayton State University Presents Fourth Annual Constitution Days

9/5/08 Clayton State University’s Fourth Annual celebration of Constitution Days will kick off on Monday, Sept. 8 and run through Friday, Sept. 19, with the help of the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) Southeast Region, and a distinguished (and recently retired) professor... More

World Airways Operates MD-11 Freighter for Air France

9/4/08 PRNewswire - World Airways has signed a contract with Air France to operate one MD-11F on a full-time basis for service from France to a variety of destinations in North Africa and a... More

2nd Annual Art in the Park: Local Juried Art Exhibition Oct. 25 - 26

9/3/08 The Veranda Inn Gallery presents the 2nd annual Art in the Park; a two day juried exhibition of local and regional artists, held in coordination with the Avenue Peachtree City and located in the Avenue’s Central Park... More

Hilarious, Atlanta-centric Comedy Hits the Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre

9/4/08 From Buckhead living to Coca-Cola, from The Varsity to Spaghetti Junction, all that makes Atlanta special is spotlighted in this no-holds-barred World Premiere comedy revue created in partnership with Chicago’s The Second City. The Second... More

Fall Bazaar at The Episcopal Church of the Nativity

9/5/08 Never heard of The Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Antioch Road? Well, you may be missing the best little Church in Fayette County. Come and visit on Saturday, October 11th when the Church will be hosting its... More

Whitewater High School Choral Department Holds Fall Concert

9/5/08 Whitewater High School Choral Department proudly presents their Fall Concert on Tuesday, October 7th, at 7:00 pm. Admission is free. Whitewater High School is located at 100 Wildcat Way, Fayetteville. For more information, please call Choral Director, Kelly Butler at 770-460-3935.

Kathy Cox Wins $1 Million on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

9/5/08 Georgia State School Superintendent Kathy Cox wanted to prove she was smarter than a 5th grader, and tonight she did just that. Cox impressed everyone as she emphasized "Just go for it" when talking about the importance of school. She stressed the need for students to stay in school and get their diploma. Jeff Foxworthy, the host of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?", stated he watched Cox with tears in her eyes as she said, "Do your best." Cox did her best and answered the question on the longest reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria to win the one million dollar prize. Cox is the first contestant in the show's history to go the distance and be able to say, "I am smarter than a 5th grader."

Cox intends to donate the money she won to various Georgia schools including the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and the Georgia Academy for the Blind. Cox lives in Peachtree City.

It's Time for Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival Once Again!

9/5/08 It’s time for the 31st annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department festival begins Saturday... More

Panasonic halting Peachtree City stereo production; 500 jobs lost

From the AJC:
Panasonic halting Peachtree City stereo production; 500 jobs lost
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionFriday, September 05, 2008Panasonic’s car stereo manufacturing plant in Peachtree City will close by the end of next year, resulting in the loss of 500 jobs, a company spokesman said Friday. Panasonic officials notified workers of the decision Thursday. The downsizing is one of the largest announced in Georgia... More

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

C.D. Moody Opens the Jim Wood Lecture Series at Clayton State

James M. “Jim” Wood, Jr., president of Jim Wood Associates, former owner/publisher of the Clayton News-Daily, and the only original member still serving on the Board of Trustees of Clayton State University Foundation, and his wife, Dr. Martha Wood, professor emerita of Mathematics at Clayton State, have joined with their family, friends and business associates to create an endowed fund for the Jim Wood Lecture Series for the Clayton State University AACSB-accredited School of Business... Click to read: C.D. Moody Opens the Jim Wood Lecture Series at Clayton State

Constitution Week

DAR To Celebrate Constitution Day With Bells
9/2/08 (10:03 a.m.) The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will kick off Constitution Week with bell ringing on September 17th at noon at the old Fayette... More

America Celebrates U.S. Constitution
DAR Promotes Constitution Week Awareness
Wednesday, September 17, 2008, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America's most important document is one of our country's least known official observances. Our... More

The US Constitution: Secret Meetings in 1787
The Articles of Confederation was drafted in 1777 during the American Revolution. The Articles were, in effect, the first constitution of the United States. The men of the Continental Congress who passed the... More

Constitution Week with James Waldrop Chapter of the DAR Part 1 of 2
Constitution Week with James Waldrop Chapter of the DAR Part 2 of 2

Offshoot Seeks Actor for Murder Mystery

9/1/08 (5:21 p.m.) Offshoot Productions is looking for an actor, late 20s to mid-30s, to fill the role of Toby in Rehearsal for Murder. The actor needs to be quick study with some improvisation... More

Theatre Sells Costumes and More on September 12 and 13

9/1/08 (5:43 p.m.) Fayette County based Offshoot Productions is holding a sale of hundreds of costumes pieces as well as front-of-house items and small props... More

Georgia Academy of Dance Offers Acting Classes in Peachtree City and Newnan

9/1/08 (9:27 p.m.) The Georgia Academy of Dance is offering an acting program for students who are looking toward a professional career in performance, whether on stage, screen or television... More

The Nutcracker at Clayton and Henry Performing Arts Centers

9/2/08 (9:00 a.m.) Atlanta Festival Ballet's holiday favorite will be performed at the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 - 30, 2:30 p.m. and at the Henry... More

Georgia Heartland Selected As Sponsored Charity at Atlanta Home Show

9/1/08 (10:09 p.m.) Having seen an article on Georgia Heartland’s work, Ashlei Whitfield, a marketing representative for Marketplace Events, suggested that GHHS be their sponsored charity at the upcoming Home Show, held on October 17-19 at the... More
If you like our All About Animals blog and our Pet section on the main site, you're going to love our newest blog! Georgia Heartland Humane Society (GHHS) volunteers are going to be sharing heartwarming stories about local animals and pets! Be sure to check it out... there are two stories on it at the moment with more to come. We'll be setting it up so you can subscribe to it just like you can subscribe to all of our other blogs (and we now have over 70 on a wide variety of topics). Click here to visit the GHHS blog (it'll get prettier in the near future).

Transportation Voucher Program Available for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

9/3/08 Thanks to grants awarded from The United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Fayette Senior Services, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is able to continue its popular Voucher... More

Convention Watch Party to be held by New Generation Republican Women

Thursday, September 04, 2008
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Fayetteville, GA
The New Generation Republican Women of Fayette County will be hosting a Convention Watch Party Thursday September 4th. Come watch John McCain give his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. The event will be held at the Fayette County Republican Party Headquarters on the Square in Fayetteville, 111 Glynn Street. Parking located in parking lot behind the Headquarters. All are welcome.

Countdown to Victory Rally Sept. 13th

Senator Saxby Chambliss & the Georgia Republican Party invite you to the Largest Political Event of the Summer! Countdown to Victory Rally! Please join Saxby and Julianne Chambliss, along with Governor Sonny Perdue, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, Secretary of State Karen Handel, School Superintendent Kathy Cox, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, Rep. Tom Price, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Rep. Phil Gingrey, GAGOP Chairwoman Sue Everhart, and other elected officials to begin the countdown to November! Saturday, September 13th @ 11am; Renaissance Waverly Hotel (located at 2450 Galleria Parkway in Atlanta); RSVP to (please indicate Victory Rally) or call (678)589-4888. This will also be the statewide materials distribution event for the McCain and Chambliss Campaigns.

East Point Library Holding SBA Workshop On Locating/Leasing Property for a Small Business

9/3/08 A free workshop on locating and leasing property for a small business will be held from 6-8:00 p. m. on October 15th at the East Point Branch Library. The workshop is sponsored by the U.S... More

Be sure to watch the weather!

We're hearing about a number of storms that could touch Georgia along the coast. Keep an eye out if you have family along the coast of Georgia or in Florida!

Residents Urged To Monitor Weather Reports As Tropical Storm Hanna Approaches
9/2/08 The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) encourages citizens to make preparations for possible severe weather in anticipation of Tropical Storm Hanna as GEMA continues to closely monitor... More

Real Estate Course in Griffin Begins on Monday, October 6

The Coldwell Banker Bullard Advantage School of Real Estate in cooperation with Griffin Technical College will conduct the 75-hour real estate salesperson’s course in Griffin beginning Monday, October 6.

The eight-week course is required by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for a person to take the state real estate salesperson's licensing exam. Held in conjunction with Griffin Technical College, it will take place at the college at 501 Varsity Rd. in Griffin.

Classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 until 9:15 p.m. The instructor will be Joe T. Lane.

The cost of the course is $450.00 plus books, and payment must be made in full upon registration. Those interested in taking the course should call Stephanie Fenton, director of career development for Coldwell Banker Bullard, at 770-477-6400, Ext. 229, for information about registration and materials.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Starr's Mill HS Band Hosts Marching Band Exhibition

The Starr's Mill High School Band is hosting the Third Annual Fayette County Marching Band Exhibition on September 20 at Starr's Mill High School stadium. The public is invited to attend and preview five fabulous half-time shows as the Fayette County High School marching bands kick off the marching band competition season. The gates will open at 4:30. A combined band of Fayette County 8th grade band students will open the event with the National Anthem at 5:30. McIntosh High will lead off the performances beginning at 6:00 and hosts Starr's Mill will end the evening with their performance at 7:20. Admission price is $3 at the gate. For further information, contact the event chair at

Monday, September 1, 2008

Flat Rock and Sandy Creek to host Great Pumpkin Race II

Flat Rock Middle School and Sandy Creek High School have joined forces once again to host a 5K and 1-Mile fun run/walk on Saturday, October 11, 2008. The cost for participating is $15 until October 1st. After October 1, the fee will rise to $20. Race warm-ups will begin at 8:00 am at the Sandy Creek cross country course. All participants will receive a t-shirt and will be eligible to win a bevy of door prizes. Awards to the top three male/female finishers in each age group in the 5K race will also be provided. For more information, visit the Flat Rock website at, or email the race organizers at Proceeds from the race will benefit an educational program at both schools.