Mint Julep Journal:
Miz Vul, You ever watch them talking heads?
I've been listening to those so-called talking heads yakking on television about Sarah Palin. They need to get their heads out from where the sun don't shine! They're scurrying around trying to find some trash to talk about her just hoping to dampen the enthusiasm....
You call this change?
Will the real Democratic response please speak up? First Obama and Hillary say the anticipated snide remarks - which played even nastier coming on the heels of Palin's gracious mention of them and Ferraro in her speech. (I tell you, when I heard Palin's respectful mention of Hillary and Ferraro, I teared-up. I did.)
Wonder how Sarah Palin feels about Mint Juleps?
My goodness, that woman has done everything hasn't she? Eats mooseburgers, shoots guns, hunts, has five kiddos, has governed a state and been mayor of a city. She was a beauty contestant, winning something or other, and has that kick-butt spirit wrapped in syrup that so reminds me of a Southern gal...
What a Way to Celebrate Women's Suffrage
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: those Republicans sure do know how to celebrate and commemorate. I just heard McCain announce his running mate...
Nothing Toxic About Sarah Palin
There's nothing toxic about Sarah Palin... unless you happen to be on "the other team". I can't remember when a choice made by any political party has so energized a group! I wasn't particularly involved when Geraldine Ferraro was picked as VP on the Democratic side so I can't compare this to then. It seems she was truly picked just to try and give a token...
Heard enough about Palin?
Ah well, too bad. Quit reading now if you're already tired of it all! I'm not...I posted a story from the McCain campaign on our Republican Candidate blog (and State & National News, and Republican News Sweep) earlier. Someone commented that McCain had just put an inexperienced woman a heartbeat from the Presidency, and then said some wonderful things about McCain's mental abilities that weren't very nice so I couldn't post it...
More on Sarah Palin
I know I posted something earlier, but now I've been listening to some of the talk and hype... It is an electric pick! My favorite quote from a commentator (not exact) was "she knows how to eat a mooseburger and shoot a gun." ...
Go McCain! Sarah Palin is a GREAT choice!
I am so thrilled to hear McCain is picking Sarah Palin. She is a fantastic choice. Bet that one shocks the political scene.
"A Reform Ticket"
"For starters, we'd say Governor Palin's credentials as an agent of reform exceed Barack Obama's." -- The Wall Street Journal
McCain Picks Sarah Palin, Alaska Governor as VP
U.S. Senator John McCain today announced that he has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate and to serve as his vice president....
We probably missed a few posts about Presidential Candidate John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin for his Vice President! We're steering clear of politics on here as when we asked if you wanted us to continue, no one said yes. We have quite a few political blogs going, all are hopefully respectful in large part! If you'd like to check them out visit www.FayetteFrontPage.com and scroll down the right side to see a listing of blogs.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Mint Julep Journal:
We haven't shared recalls with you lately! Be sure to visit the Recall Roundup blog if you'd like to keep track of all kinds of recalls and notices regarding problems with products!
Wooden Infant Toys Recalled by Habermaass Corp. Due to Choking Hazard
Name of Product: Wooden Puzzles, Infant Rattles, Pacifier Holders, and Stroller Toys
Children's Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Orioxi International Due to Strangulation Hazard
Name of Product: Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets
Regal Lager Recalls to Repair Phil & Teds Strollers Due to Laceration Hazard
Name of Product: Phil & Teds e3 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers (an additional 425 e3 Twin Buggy Strollers were recalled on May 5, 2006)
Countertop Water Dispensers Recalled by Greenway Home Products Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
Name of Product: Countertop Water Dispensers
Six Retailers Agree To Stop Sale and Recall Simplicity Bassinets Due To Strangulation Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging retailers across the country to protect the health and safety of babies by stopping sale and recalling nearly 900,000 dangerous Simplicity bassinets.
Infants Strangled to Death in Simplicity Bassinets: CPSC Urges Consumers To Stop Using Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible “Close-Sleeper” Models
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to stop using convertible “close-sleeper/bedside sleeper” bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa.
Bonne Bell Recalls Children's Cosmetics Accessory Bags Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
Name of Product: Bonne Bell Children’s Cosmetics Accessory Bags
"Fresh from the Deli" American Sub Sandwich Recalled by Landshire, Inc. Because of Possible Health Risk
Landshire, Inc. is recalling its American Sub sandwich because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes,
Trans Ocean Products Recalls "Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon" LOT No 54933-2 Because of Possible Health Risks
Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. of Bellingham, Washington is recalling its 4 ounce Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon Lot No 54933-2 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Indoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled by Lithonia Lighting Due to Impact Hazard
IMS Recalls Car Chargers Used With Halogen Spotlights Sold at Sears and K-Mart Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Stroller Activity Bars Recalled by International Playthings Due to Choking Hazard
Coffee Makers Recalled by Sears Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Name of Product: Kenmore and Kenmore Elite Coffee Makers
Many are taking Fosamax, Boniva and other similar drugs designed to stave off osteoporosis. Here's two articles we encourage you to read:
Fosamax, Boniva & Actonel Linked To Jaw Bone Disorders
Merck Braces for Flood of Fosamax Lawsuits
Osteoporosis Medication Can Destroy Patients' Jawbones
8/31/08 (8:18 p.m.) Intro. to oil painting: Tues. day & evening classes; 10:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00 and 6:30-8:30 pm at KB Art Studio in Fayetteville. $100.00 for 4 classes (one make-up). $20 for materials if you do not have your own. Intro. to screenplay writing on Monday mornings 10-12:00 and Thursday nights 6:30-8:30. Learn the basic format for writing a screenplay, the basic template for storylines and about character traits that work best for movies. $80 for 4 classes plus $10/copy of the script CRASH, last years award winning script. www.KBArtStudio.com for more info or Kathaleen@KBArtStudio to register.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
A multi-state study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that about one out of 100 adults have active epilepsy, and more than one-third are not getting sufficient treatment. The study, which examined the prevalence of epilepsy or seizure disorder in 19 states, was published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report... Click to read: CDC Releases New Data on Epilepsy from Multiple States
Friday, August 29, 2008
Cookbook Author & Lecturer Susan Delaine Serves Up Healthy Eating Cooking Demonstration at the Fayette County Public Library
8/28/08 (7:09 p.m.) Cookbook author and lecturer Susan Delaine teams up with Fayette County Library to share her expertise with members of the community who would like to learn more about how to prepare balanced, healthy... More
Teachers Can Enjoy Exhibits, IMAX®, Curriculum Ideas and Fun at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Annual Educator Evening
8/29/08 (1:52 p.m.) Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host its annual Educator Evening on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. to kick off the 2008-09 school year. This event is held exclusively for teachers and is offered... More
8/29/08 (2:55 p.m.) Parents and students who want to learn more information about preparing for and entering college are invited to attend a college information workshop at Willie Duke Auditorium hosted by the Starr’s Mill High Guidance Department. The workshop will be held October 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Experts will address topics such as college admission, financial aid, SAT and ACT prep and gacollege411.org information. The event is free and open to the public
Taking Your Photography to the Next Level: Creative Photography Beyond the Auto Mode
Mastering Exposure: Intermediate Topics in Digital Photography
Victorian Santa Gourd Art Workshop
Architecture Drawing in the Landscape
Chinese Brush Painting
... More Classes
8/28/08 (8:39 p.m.) Fayette Coweta Family Theatre is looking for a male 16 or older to take the role of the Court Guard in our quickly approaching Dinner Theatre production of Twelve Angry Men. The role is a very small (5 lines) role that would be easy to learn. Contact Tammy Barton, 770-599-0051 or 770-251-7611 if interested or for questions. For show dates go to www.fcft.net/TwelveAngryMen.
8/28/08 (9:11 p.m.) After an audience-pleasing initial performance at the Gallery Row coffee shop in Peachtree City, the Gallery Players improvisation troupe is set to return on Sunday... More
8/27/08 (4:34 p.m.) A new tradition begins at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City on Sunday, September 21 at 4 pm as organist Sam De Carlo presents an afternoon of inspirational music... PTC First Presbyterian Church Announces Community Concert Series
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Georgia Department of Transportation is assuring visitors across the State of Georgia that, with proper planning, they will be able to get to major event venues over Labor Day weekend despite expected traffic delays resulting from major interstate reconstruction projects on Interstate 85 in Fulton/Coweta/Meriwether Counties. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the construction project on I-85 by taking US 29 or State Route 54 in order to bypass the work zone... Click to read: Labor Day Traffic and Construction Project Update from DOT
The following two articles were included in the Georgia Front Page newsletter. Since this could have a huge impact on Fayette County schools we thought you'd be interested in reading:
Statement from Superintendent Kathy Cox Regarding Clayton County Schools
"I am very saddened that the Clayton County School District has lost its accreditation. My immediate thoughts are with the students, teachers and parents who are directly affected by this decision. The future of many excellent students, especially those in Clayton County high schools, has been thrust into turmoil by the actions of the very people who were elected to look out for their best interests."... Click to read: Statement from Superintendent Kathy Cox Regarding Clayton County Schools
Governor Removes Clayton County School Board Members
Governor Sonny Perdue issued an Executive Order today removing four members of the Clayton County School Board - Michelle Strong, Louise Baines-Hunter, Yolonda Everett and Sandra Scott - who were found by State Administrative Hearing Judge Michael Malihi to have violated their duties under state law. The Executive Order also formally removed Rod Johnson and Norreese Haynes who had previously resigned or been removed. The removal means special elections will be held in November... Click to read: Governor Removes Clayton County School Board Members
The Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) 5th Sunday Service will be held Sunday, August 31st at 2:30 PM at True Love Ministries, at 192 Graves Road in Fayetteville. (This is the former location of Mount Olive Baptist Church) From Fayetteville or Peachtree City take GA Highway 54 to Gingercake Road, turn north on Gingercake and go 2.6 miles to Graves Road and turn left, the driveway for True Love Ministries in on the left.
The purpose of the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) is to promote Christian Unity through fellowship activities involving all citizens of the Southern Crescent community of Christian faith.
All Christians desiring to worship in unity are invited to attend! For further in formation about the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends, please contact FCCF President, Rev. Jerome Drakeford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 438-0905.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
8/26/08 (10:24 p.m.) The MOMS Club of Peachtree City is hosting a consignment sale on Saturday September 20 from 8am-2pm (half price starts at noon). The sale will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 206 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City. Shoppers will find bargains on gently used maternity clothing, and infants / toddlers / kids clothing, toys, books, games, bedding, strollers, etc. Cash Only.
Monday, August 25, 2008
8/25/08 (5:42 p.m.) MITI Fall Kickoff Informational Coffee, Thursday, August 28th; First Presbyterian Church of PTC (Fellowship Hall); 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; For any mom, grandma, aunt or any woman, with a concern for our children, who wants to know how to join or start a MIT group; Meet current leaders and group members, get inspired to start the new school year in prayer for our children. Low key, non-committal way to learn more about MIT. To reserve childcare contact Katie Stogner at 678-364-8378 or email@example.com. www.MomsInTouch.org
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thanks to those of you who've asked what happened to the newsletter! We've been adding news to all of our blogs and to the main sites as usual, just had our heads to the grindstone and a bit short handed so the newsletter has suffered!
We're in the midst of launching two new websites: www.ArtsAcrossAmerica.com (which has some info on it, much more to come) and the Coweta Front Page (site isn't active yet so we won't provide a link).
News is overflowing in our inboxes, story ideas are building up and videos are languishing as we try to get the new sites up and running.
We hope you'll stick with us as we go through this latest round of growth! We greatly appreciate our loyal readers, you are helping to spread the word and our readership has doubled, yes doubled, just in the past month! Wow. It wouldn't be right not to thank our great advertisers who help keep the computers running and the phones in service, too! We love it that you are calling us, wanting to be part of the Front Page family --- we'll do all we can to support your business and help you grow, too.
Just as an aside for anyone interested in advertising, we're giving three-fers at the moment. Get an ad on the Fayette Front Page and we'll give you two courtesy ads on any of our other sites or blogs! The choices are almost unlimited given the fact that we now have well over 50 blogs plus Arts Across Georgia and the Georgia Front Page. Give Ann a call and talk to her about the choices (404-405-8180 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Janet McGregor Dunn,
8/22/08 (8:46 a.m.) Ndawi Eke of Fayetteville attended the 42nd annual Washington Youth Tour, an all-expense paid leadership experience sponsored by the electric membership corporations in Georgia, during her summer... More
8/22/08 (9:12 a.m.) This past June, the residents of Iowa experienced some of the worst flooding in years. Many families experienced devastating losses including the warm clothing that is necessary for the bitter Iowa winters... More
8/19/08 (10:47 p.m.) The University of Hartford (Connecticut) announced recently that Carly Champion of Fayetteville was named to its Dean’s List for Spring 2008. The University of Hartford is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education, offering educational and career programs of study in its seven schools and colleges.
8/22/08 (8:18 a.m.) In a unique Atlanta-only event, the Alliance Theatre, in partnership with True Colors Theatre Company, completes a cycle that has been twenty years in the making. Opening the Alliance’s 40th season will be two... More
8/20/08 (12:06 p.m.) Kidz Fest is a great alternative to traveling this year. Instead of going out of town for Labor Day, enjoy a perfect "Staycation" event... More
8/19/08 (9:05 p.m.) Mr. Steve Cody, age 55, recently became the 1,000th person to join the Fayette Senior Services’ Life Enrichment Center. To celebrate the milestone, he was presented with a Fayette Senior Services baseball cap, t-shirt, a gift certificate to dine at the Center’s Café, and a free 12-month Center membership... More
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
8/19/08 (6:27 p.m.) Clayton State University is “The People’s Choice” when it comes to Georgia colleges and universities, according to survey statistics published in the fourth annual Ranking Georgia’s... More
Note: We love this race! One member of our staff ran the race for years before knee problems stopped her from running... then she volunteered. This is one of the best-run races ever! You wind along the paths in Peachtree City and at the end, you're rewarded with cheers, food, loads of prize give-aways and the much-coveted sweatshirt. Quality all the way. We're impress with the addition of the "shadow run". If you're not a runner, you can be a sponsor or a volunteer! - FFP
8/17/08 (9:16 p.m.) In the tradition of the Peachtree 10K that several years ago began to host a “shadow run” for American troops in the Middle East, the Peachtree City Classic will follow suit and host a 5K for American and Iraqi soldiers stationed at Al Kindi Army Base near Mosul as part of their annual Peachtree City Classic this year... More
Note: This event is taking place in Newnan, but we thought it was something our Fayette County readers would be interested in knowing about! We've heard great things about Kool Kidz...
8/19/08 (Coweta Corner) The sixth annual Kool Kidz Classic Polo Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 6, at Cedargate Farms in Newnan. The special event benefits Kool Kidz, a not-for-profit foundation... More
8/19/08 (5:40 p.m.) The 2008 Cattle Barons’ Ball committee is in search of a few good artists to help “dress” the event’s collection of ceramic pigs. Each year, in preparation for the Cattle Barons’ Ball, the... More
8/19/08 (8:44 p.m.) The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) along with other state agencies are supporting local officials in south Georgia as they prepare for the impact of Tropical Storm Fay. GEMA continues to closely monitor Fay... More
8/18/08 (10:52 p.m.) Governor Sonny Perdue and State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced the names of 112 High Performance Principals that have overseen dramatic improvements in student achievement in... More
Monday, August 18, 2008
The University of Hartford (Connecticut) is pleased to announce its Dean’s List for Spring 2008. The University of Hartford is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education, offering educational and career programs of study in its seven schools and colleges.
The following student was named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2008:
Carly Sarah. Champion
Congratulations to Carly! - Fayette Front Page staff
Sunday, August 17, 2008
8/15/08 (8:54 p.m.) State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is heading to Coweta and Fayette Counties on Monday for "Back to School" visits... More
8/16/08 (9:19 a.m.) It’s the largest trade show in the County, and well worth a trip to see what products and services are available right here in Fayette! On Friday, September 19, 3-7 pm and Saturday, September 20, 11 am – 3 pm at New Hope Baptist Church, over 150 exhibitors will... More
8/16/08 (9:39 a.m.) BUSINESS WIRE - Right To Play today kicks off its online auction of athletes’ Olympic memorabilia and sports gear from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In the ultimate show of sportsmanship... More
8/16/08 (Health Blog) One of Clayton State University’s most notable service learning programs is making its video debut on Monday, Aug. 18. The 13-minute long documentary DVD produced by Clayton State graduate... More
FCFT's Dinner Theatre ProductionTWELVE ANGRY MEN
Fun and Creative Workshop for the Youngest Performers...
Little Ones Production Shop~ Little Red Riding Hood
FCFT Holds Audition Workshops for "Disney's Mulan, Jr."
FCFT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS"Disney's Mulan, Jr."... More
Greek Fest is a much-talked about event by all who have ever attended! This is a must-go happening for anyone who loves Greek food and for those who've never had the pleasure of trying traditional Greek fare. Not only will you enjoy great food and company, you'll get a small taste of Greek dancing and traditions. We'll be making this event a Front Page pick with extra stars. - Editor
St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church
Saturday,Greek Fest 2008
Individual Tickets $50.00
Seymour Hangar, Falcon Field Airport, Peachtree City
Traditional Greek Food,
Beer and Wine
Live Music and Dancing!
For Ticket and Sponsorship
Costas or Tammy Soulakos
770-487-1004 or 404-625-4663
Click here for printable flyer & ticket order form
Click here for photos from last year's Greek Fest!
8/16/08 (1:15 p.m.) The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite interested community members to participate in the upcoming Leadership Fayette class, beginning on Tuesday, September 16. Leadership Fayette is a program designed to help develop and educate business and community leaders about important aspects of the Fayette... More
Each year we see what appears to be three separate "batches" (for lack of a better term coming to mind) of hummingbirds. Each has distinct habits and it's easy to tell when they've moved on and changed regimes! The first group is usually a bit more skittish and they don't hang out in visible areas quite as much as others. They zoom in for the food and zoom out. They grab "their" territory and defend it heartily... Click to read: Hummingbirds in Fayette
Note: We'd love to hear about your hummingbirds! Send an email to email@example.com and we'll share your stories on Naturally Fayette, the Fayette Front Page or our All About Animals blog!
Recycled toilet paper is a great way to help conserve our resources. Before you say "ewwww" we're not talking about re-using toilet paper (which I'm sure you understand is pretty much impossible to do!), we're talking about using post-consumer paper products to make toilet paper. While wandering around reading information... Click to read: Recyled toilet paper...
Saturday, August 16, 2008
(PRIME NEWSWIRE) (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Delta Air Lines announced on Friday that effective immediately it will waive all excess baggage fees for active military personnel traveling on orders. The fee waivers apply to baggage quantity, weight and size, allowing active servicemen and women to travel with optimum flexibility... Click to read: Delta Air Lines Waives All Excess Bag Fees for Military Personnel
Friday, August 15, 2008
Clayton State Premiere, Aug. 14 – Aug. 17
Clayton State’s welcoming its first class of residential students, Clayton State University Premiere, will take place Aug. 14 to Aug. 17 with the opening of Laker Hall with several... More
Heritage Christian, August 15 - 24, to Host Educational AIDS Exhibit "World Vision Experience: AIDS – Step Into Africa"
World Vision Experience: AIDS – Step Into Africa is a unique, multimedia, interactive exhibit that allows visitors to step into the lives of actual children affected by HIV and AIDS in the hardest-hit region of the world: Sub-Saharan... More
Rising Starr Middle School Band Fundraiser Yard Sale
The public is invited to come show their support for these talented young musicians at their first major fundraiser on August 16. The band will host a yard sale in the parking lot of PTC OB/GYN at 120 Clover Reach from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many band families have contributed to the yard sale and there will be treasures and bargains galore.
McIntosh High School Yard Sale to Benefit Marching Band
The Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band is headed to the Gator Bowl to play during the parade and the half-time show. To assist in the cost of transporting the band, they are holding... More
8/13/08 (11:19 a.m.) Patriotic music, vintage military aircraft and equipment and people walking to celebrate Freedom will highlight this year’s Peachtree City Patriot Day September 6 at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hangar at... More
8/14/08 (9:12 a.m.) Two weeks remain in the regular season for the Friday Night Drags presented by AC Delco. There will be points races this Friday, August 15th along with the points championship events slated for Friday, August 22nd. The following Friday (August... More
Tour of Historic 1790 Georgia Plantation Mansion; Moss Oak Plantation Country Crafts and Music Festival
8/14/08 (9:17 a.m.) At the intersection of Highway 34 West and Charlie B. Johnston Roads stands one of Georgia's oldest and most historic buildings: the 1790 Moss Oak Plantation... More
McIntosh and Starr's Mill in Top 25 Highest Scores!
Note: Also includes state info
8/14/08 (9:25 a.m.) For the fifth year in a row, Fayette’s students have posted higher scores on the ACT college entrance exam as more of the county’s graduating seniors are opting to take the test over the historically popular SAT... More
8/13/08 (9:12 p.m.) Clayton State University is adding another new baccalaureate degree, this time in a discipline where the University’s College of Professional... More
8/13/08 (2:11 p.m.) Stephen Curcio has joined Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty's Peachtree City/Fayette County office as a sales associate... More
8/13/08 (10:04 p.m.) Women For Hire's first-ever Work From Home Expo will debut in Atlanta on Saturday, November 1 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Cobb Galleria... More
8/13/08 (Sports Stuff Blog) Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III, of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, set two Olympic records en route to winning a gold medal in double trap at the Beijing Shooting Range here yesterday. Marksmanship unit teammate Spc. Jeffrey Holguin... More
8/12/08 (10:20 a.m.) The Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band is headed to the Gator Bowl to play during the parade and the half-time show. To assist in the cost of transporting the band, they are holding... More
8/13/08 (11:24 p.m.) In the continued spirit of giving back to the community, Georgia’s Own Credit Union presented Amy Evans of Fayetteville a $2,000 college scholarship. Evans was... More
8/13/08 (4:06 p.m.) NAPSI - Studies show that over the course of a year, children spend more time watching TV than they do in school or participating in any activity other than sleeping. To break the couch habit, you can look for budget-friendly outdoor activities or healthy at-home alternatives... More
8/13/08 (2:20 p.m.) Offshoot Productions, the Southside’s longest-running professional theatre, has shifted its focus to touring and special events. Having recently completed its wide and resoundingly successful tour... More
8/13/08 (9:33 p.m.) SlowExposures, the nationally recognized photography exhibition that faithfully captures the theme of the rural South's history and character, opens Friday, September 19th 2008 for two weekends in the picturesque town of... More
We thought some of you might be interested in seeing the Fayette County Development Authority's Annual Report. This link will open a 20-page PDF file you can view on-line, or if you'd like, you can print a page or the entire booklet. PDF will open in a new window.
8/14/08 (11:40 a.m.) After most school systems, including Fayette, set their budgets for the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the state announced this month that it is cutting two percent in K-12 education funding that systems receive from the Georgia Department of... More
Today Governor Sonny Perdue and Together Rx Access announced the launch of the Together Rx Access® FOR GEORGIA Card to help eligible uninsured Georgians gain access to immediate and meaningful savings on prescription medicines and products right at the pharmacy counter. The FOR GEORGIA Card is the first state-specific Together Rx Access Card, offering cardholders the same savings as the regular Together Rx Access Card... Click to read: Governor Announces Launch of Together Rx Access For Georgia Card
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Typically we're posting links to stories we've added on the main Fayette Front Page site and the various blogs associated with the Fayette Front Page (we have 50 blogs at last count) in the newsletter.
Due to the way we're handling the newsletter, you sometimes have to click twice to get to a story. One time you'll go to a blog, the next to the main site.
We're considering just posting the entire story on the newsletter so you don't have to click. The problem for us is that if you're just reading the newsletter and not going to the main site or blogs, we don't get "credit" for traffic and our advertisers (who pay the bills ;-) don't get seen by those of you reading the newsletter.
At a minimum, we'd need to add some advertising to the newsletter because we want to keep both our readers and our advertisers happy.
We'd like your thoughts. We'd also like to know if you would like to see everything we're including on the blogs and main site, or just what we're including on the main site... or just select articles like we have been posting.
If you have a minute, please send an email and let us know how to improve our newsletter and your preference on the areas mentioned above. We're adding new readers every day!
Thanks for reading the Fayette Front Page, the Georgia Front Page, our blogs and this newsletter!
Janet McGregor Dunn
The Fayette County Commission has frozen somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 to 25 jobs this year. I just received a notice from Gwinnett that they've initiated a hiring freeze and expect to save roughly $45 million in a 12 month period. We know Atlanta is having problems, seemingly much of it due to their defined benefit program compounded by the current economic difficulties. The state is in trouble for the first time in quite some time. Not too long ago they had a surplus they were arguing about. Now they're in the hole... Click to read: Tough Times
Monday, August 11, 2008
8/11/08 (9:35 p.m.) Regarding Voter Apathy. Peachtree City and the rest of Fayette County are facing death by a thousand cuts. Little by little the city and county are lurching toward an urban wasteland. Due to a lack of broad citizen involvement in government and community the city and county will be controlled by narrow special... More
8/11/08 (8:37 p.m.) Stone Mountain Park celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Yellow Daisy Festival Sept. 4-7. Thousands of shoppers, young and young at heart, are invited to experience 500 crafters from all over the United States and their works... More
8/11/08 (9:49 p.m.) The 69th edition of The Cotton Pickin’ Fair – Gay, GA – Three hundred skilled artisans feature Art, Antiques & Crafts in a 1910 era farm venue. A unique shopping and entertainment experience for the entire... More
8/11/08 (9:18 p.m.) The University of Georgia expects just over 4,800 students in the new freshman class and they will set new records for academic quality and diversity, according to the Office of... More
8/11/08 (10:06 a.m.) Prudential Georgia Realty recognized last year that consumers were confused by the conflicting stories and sensationalist headlines about the state of the local real... More
8/11/08 (8:45 p.m.) Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today confirms that pilots from Delta and Northwest Airlines have voted to approve a joint contract, the terms of which will be applicable to both pilot groups upon closing of... More
8/11/08 (9:01 p.m.) Everyone can minimize the chance of having their vehicles either stolen or burglarized. Everything from the location of the vehicle to human carelessness can contribute to a vehicle related incident. Here are some... More
Peachtree City Police Department and the Community Emergency Response Team Supports Ready Georgia Initiative
8/11/08 (10:32 a.m.) In January 2008, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) unveiled Georgia’s new statewide emergency preparedness campaign. Ready Georgia... More
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute has released a new report examining the growing state budget crisis and calling for a special session to address the state's budget woes. On July 29th, GBPI released its first look at the FY 2009 budget, "Uncertain Times Call for Sensible Measures: FY 2009 Budget and Revenue Outlook"... Click to read: Georgia Budget and Policy Institute Renews Call for Special Session
I've been a vegetarian since high school. I made the choice so long ago I have almost forgotten why I originally chose to forgo meats. At the time I attributed the change to a concern for our fellow animals... Click to read: I may be a vegetarian... but...
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Click here to see Giuliano perform
The Army Ground Forces Band with Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Giuliano
8/9/08 (1:04 p.m.) On Thursday night Fayette County was treated to a perfect performance by soloist Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Giuliano and the Army Ground Forces Band's "Concert Band". Amazing talent! The Band performed at... More
24-7 - As part of its ongoing commitment to the Crohn's disease community, Abbott today launched a series of podcasts addressing relevant issues for people with Crohn's disease. Crohn's Casts: Speaking from the Gut shares insights and tips from top health professionals regarding diet and nutrition, the emotional impact of the disease and its effect on relationships... Click to read: New Podcast Series from Abbott for People Living with Crohn's Disease
For most, going to the Olympics as a spectator is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For three Georgia State graduate students — Phoebe Brown, Shanna Gildersleeve and Micah Stansell — and their faculty adviser, Niklas Vollmer, attending this summer’s games in Beijing will offer another unique experience: the world premiere of their documentary film... Click to read: Georgia State Students’ Film to Premiere at Olympics
Michael Phelps of the United States set a new Olympic Record of 4:07.82 in the heats for the Men's 400m Individual Medley on Saturday, August 9, slicing 0.44 seconds off the previous record he set in Athens four years ago.
Friday, August 8, 2008
A note from Janet Dunn, Editor: Here are just a few of the many events scheduled at the Cobb Energy Centre! The Fayette Front Page welcome the Centre to our gallery of schedules. It's a beautiful venue and well worth the short drive to see one of the Atlanta Broadway plays, concerts or other events. My husband and I went to see a play there a month or so ago. We enjoyed dinner at a local restaurant then enjoyed the show. We'll be going back, especially with the line up they have scheduled! If you'd like to see the full schedule, here's the link: http://www.fayettefrontpage.com/happenings-schedules/cobb.htm
Loretta Lynn at the Cobb Energy Centre
August 23, (Sat) 7:30 p.m.; $36.50 - $74.00... More
Neal Boortz & Sean Hannity
Sept,. 5, 2008, (Fri) 6 p.m.$7.50 - $50... More
CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY
December 30, 2008 – January 4, 2009
USA Today calls CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, “Dazzling…A fantastical tale of an enchanted jungle.” Direct from Broadway, CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of 28 soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. The astounding feats performed in this action packed Cirque Dream are enhanced with over 150 spectacular costumes and set in a fantastical jungle ignited by striking visual effects. From the breathtaking aerial ballet of butterflies to the balancing giraffes, gigantic flowers and trees, this world-class explosion of athleticism, theatre and imagination will exhilarate the entire family. In the ongoing tradition of extravagant touring shows, Neil Goldberg and Cirque Productions continue to blend European artistry with circus and Broadway theatrics in a dramatic fashion that transcends imagination and leaves its narration to the eyes of the beholder making CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY a Broadway first.
Photographer / Artist Malin Roghella to Donate to the 16th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction Gala of Southwest Christian Care
8/8/08 (3:15 p.m.) Photographer and Artist Malin Roghelia, a Fayette County native, will donate an auction item of a free on-location photography session and selected prints, valued at $500, to benefit Southwest Christian Care at its 16th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction Gala on Friday, August 22... More
8/8/08 (10:43 p.m.) In an amazingly serendipitous arrangement, the Gallery Players, Offshoot Productions’ improvisation troupe, will perform at Gallery Row coffee shop on Sunday... More
Home fire deaths are higher in states that have a greater percentage of smokers, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published this month in the journal Injury Prevention. If smoking at home is reduced or stopped, fewer residential fire deaths may result, the study said... Click to read: Reductions in Smoking Show Promise for Reducing Home Fire Deaths
8/8/08 (10:20 p.m.) Four former National Century Financial Enterprises (NCFE) executives have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to deceive investors about the financial health of NCFE... More
Well, maybe China stops the rain... Isn't there a song that has the words "who'll stop the rain" in it? Somehow I don't think the Chinese will succeed in stopping the rain for the Olympics. I saw a bit on TV a few months ago about the Chinese building an open-air stadium for the Olympics. This is monsoon or the rainy season in China so many thought it was not a very good idea to subject the athletes and crowds to the rain... Click to read: China stops the rain...
Applications are being accepted through August 22 for the fall session of PTC 101, a class that provides an overview of how Peachtree City’s government and departments operate. This will be the third edition of the popular program, which launched in the fall of 2007.
The weekly class begins on Tuesday, September 9, and runs through Tuesday, October 14. The sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately two and one-half hours. A brief history of Georgia and Fayette County, as well as a look at the City’s 50-year history, kicks off the program. The classes will cover all of the departments that make up the City government, and the final session includes a question and answer session with Mayor Harold Logsdon and the City Council.
PTC 101 is free, but the class size is limited. Applications are available at City Hall or at www.peachtree-city.org.
Peachtree City is currently accepting applications for volunteers to serve on the Tourism Association (deadline is 5 PM, August 15), the Planning Commission (deadline is 5 PM, August 29), and the Water and Sewerage Authority (deadline is 5 PM, September 12).
For an application, visit www.peachtree-city.org under Jobs or call 770-487-7657 to ask for more info. Applications are also available at City Hall.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Let us take a look into Fayette County's past through the eyes of the "Fayetteville News"
The Fayetteville News
January 15, 1917
Click to read: "Today in Fayetteville" January 15, 1917
(Note: these are great to read! It's neat to get a snapshot of Fayetteville in days gone by...)
Get Away to Great Past Times During Labor Day Weekend at Powers' Crossroads Festival in Newnan, Ga., Aug. 30 - Sept. 1
8/7/08 (9:49 p.m.) The Powers' Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival opens for its 38th consecutive year on Labor Day Weekend with new entertainment as it continues to celebrate its proud tradition as host to innovative art exhibitions in this West... More
8/7/08 (Business Briefcase) When the numbers are totaled, food and fiber production are the dominate drivers of Georgia’s economic engine, according to a... More
8/7/08 (10:22 p.m.) If caring for turfgrass is your job, there is an event planned just for you Aug. 20 at the University of Georgia... More
8/7/08 (10:18 p.m.) Piedmont Fayette Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Nicole L. Sroka, M.D., as the first fellowship trained breast surgeon on staff. Dr. Sroka is part of the Piedmont Breast Surgical... More
8/7/08 (6:11 p.m.) Men's Encounter, a monthly gathering for men from all over the greater Fayette County area, led by Minister Jesse Asmond, will meet this Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 8:00-10:00 AM at the Hampton Inn in Fayetteville. In addition... More
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
10:00AM to 5:00PM
Monday thru Saturday
Closed SundaysPhone: (770) 486-8517
Furniture, Men's, Women's and Children's Clothing, Electronics, Books and more
The Clothes Less Traveled accepts donations 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Monday through Saturday
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, even for just a few hours a week or month
As a general overview for key issues going on in PTC government:
Finalizing our budget. Cuts and delays in some spending allow us to not do a millage increase for 2009 while a slight property tax valuation increase will increase taxes about 36 cents per $100,000 of home value. In example, a $250,000 home will pay 88 cents more.... Click to read: August Update for PTC
Fisher-Price Recalls Learning Pots and Pans(tm) Toys Due to Choking Hazard
Name of Product: Learning Pots & Pans(tm) Toys
Units: About 15,000...
Atico International USA Recalls Personal Blenders Due to Laceration Hazard
Name of Product: Signature Gourmet(tm) and Crofton(r) Personal Blenders
Units: About 124,000...
Progress Lighting Recalls Indoor Light Fixtures; Lights Can Unexpectedly Fall Posing an Impact Hazard
Name of Products: Pendant-Style Ceiling-Mounted Indoor Light Fixtures
Units: About 6,000...
Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Recall of Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores
Name of Product: Perfect Flame Double Lid Four Burner Gas Grills
Units: About 24,000...
JetBlue to Begin Nonstop Service Between Santo Domingo and San Juan, Add Holiday Capacity On Other Caribbean Routes
(PRIME NEWSWIRE) Customer-friendly JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announces plans to launch its first intra-Caribbean service with daily nonstop service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic... Click to read: JetBlue to Begin Nonstop Service Between Santo Domingo and San Juan, Add Holiday Capacity On Other Caribbean Routes
Patients in the United States made an estimated 1.1 billion visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments in 2006, an average of four visits per person per year, according to new health care statistics released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Click to read: Americans Made Over 1 Billion Hospital and Doctor Visits in 2006
BUSINESS WIRE --Dreams feel shattered when a family faces a serious illness like multiple sclerosis, but Deliver the Dream offers hundreds of families each year the chance to escape stress and enjoy time together at free four-day retreats. From August 7-10, 11 families from the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society will gather at the Dawsonville, Ga. Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge at the 66th Deliver the Dream retreat... Click to read: Deliver the Dream Helps Georgia Families Forget Troubles During Retreat
Since my last post today, a comment was sent regarding Barnet VANDERVORT and Elizabeth HENRY!Yes, yeppers, yesirreeeeee!!!I am most certainly talking about Barnet VANDERVORT b. 1777 in NY and d. 1871 Muskingum Co, OH. His wife, Elizabeth, was... Click to read: 30 Years and Here They Are!
On Saturday, August 9, at 10:00 a.m., the friends of the late Representative Dan Lakly will hold a formal unveiling of the street sign designating Dan Lakly Drive in Peachtree City. The Mayor and City Council officially renamed Crossings East to Dan Lakly Drive on July 17, 2008, to recognize the former Peachtree City Council Member, Fayette County Commissioner, and Representative in the Georgia Legislature. Dan Lakly Drive is located off Highway 54 just east of Peachtree Parkway between the Chick-Fil-A and McDonalds restaurants. Representative Lakly could be found every morning at Peachtree City's first McDonalds, where he had coffee and greeted constituents. Lakly passed away suddenly on October 29, 2007.
Clayton State University has named Betty Momayezi as its new director for the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Momayezi most recently held the position of associate vice president of Student Affairs at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). During her tenure at TAMIU, she held the positions of director of student recruiting, director of enrollment management and school relations, and executive director of student life... Click to read: Clayton State University Names New Director for Recruitment and Admissions
My turn to be alone?
I know I most likely expect way to much given how sporatic I have been about setting on the porch over the summer time, but it would be so nice to have company now that I'm back...
Depression is all in the mind...
I think we have just moved way too far up Maslow's Heirarchy and have way, way too much time on our hands. All of a sudden we get to lookin' round and we're sitting up there on that pinnacle and we're bored. Or we have more stuff than we need and we've reached those goals or just quit bothering to set them and we get to thinking we're depressed...
Last spring I planted several large pots with sunflower seeds. I had a heck of a time getting the squirrels and chipmunks to leave the sprouting seeds alone. There are a few sunflowers getting close to blooming. There is one on the deck that is the largest and it is blooming now... Click to read: Sunflower Buds
The victims and family members of the 2001 anthrax mailings have waited patiently for nearly seven years to find out who was responsible for the worst case of bioterrorism in U.S. history. This morning during a special briefing at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert Mueller provided answers. The briefing took place several hours before the public release of documents relating to the investigation... Click to read: Anthrax Investigation - Closing a Chapter
WHAT: This is the first meeting of the Senate Comprehensive Firearms Law Study Committee, which will feature a presentation by GeorgiaCarry.org’s president, Ed Stone... C,lick to read: Senate Firearms Law Study Committee to meet at State Capitol
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
10.33% of those registered made the minimal effort to cast their vote in the run-off election. That's 10.33% of those in the county who are registered to vote (roughly 68,000), not 10.33% of the total population... Click to read: Apathy Times Ten...
8/5/08 (4:14 p.m.) Georgia Aquarium will host its third annual “Aqua Vino” wine event on Oct. 23, 2008 from 7-9:30 p.m. The VIP tasting begins at 6 p.m. This annual event welcomes guests to enjoy the entire Aquarium and the grand Oceans Ballroom while experiencing all that this event has to... More
8/5/08 (5:12 p.m.) Brent Turvey, a leading forensic scientist and criminal profiler, will lead a series of four workshops at the ninth annual Academy of Behavioral Profiling meeting at Kennesaw State University Aug. 9-10... More
8/5/08 (10:00 p.m.) Have you ever thought about expanding your business through exporting but didn’t know how to get started? On Thursday, August 7, 8 am – 12:15 pm, the Fayette Chamber in cooperation with the Fayette County Development Authority will present... More
Delta Customers Affected by Tropical Storm Edouard May Change Travel Plans Without Penalties or Fees Through Aug. 10
Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) customers booked on flights to, from or through select Texas cities may make adjustments to their travel schedule without penalty or fees due to flooding expected from Tropical Storm Edouard... Click to read: Delta Customers Affected by Tropical Storm Edouard May Change Travel Plans Without Penalties or Fees Through Aug. 10
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved this year's seasonal influenza vaccines that include new strains of the virus likely to cause flu in the United States during the 2008-2009 season... Click to read: FDA Approves 2008-2009 Flu Vaccines
Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Look Cycle; Pedals Can Break Causing Cyclists to Fall
Name of Product: KéO Bicycle Pedals
Units: About 80,000 (40,000 pairs)...
Halogen Work Lights Recalled by Harbor Freight Tools Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
Name of Product: Chicago Electric Halogen Work Lights
Units: About 58,000...
DEWALT Recalls Cordless Brad Nailers Due to Injury Hazard
Name of Product: DEWALT DC608 Cordless Brad Nailers
Units: About 14,000...
Baby Appleseed Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard
Name of Product: Davenport Cribs
Units: About 500...
Mother Hubbard's Cupboards Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard
Name of Product: Cribs
Units: About 1,300...
Monday, August 4, 2008
Please be sure to vote Tuesday, August 5th and encourage your friends to do the same! One of the things that has kept this county the best in the state is the large percentage of people who are involved, who take the time to vote and keep up with what is going on in the county. Over the past few years voter turnout appears to be dropping dramatically. It only take a tiny bit of time to learn about those who are running for office and to vote! The Fayette Front Page staff encourages you to help change the downward voting trend.
8/4/08 (5:19 p.m.) You were in an accident, and as you lie in your hospital bed, you are told you will never walk again. Imagine being given that prognosis. Now imagine working for years in a grueling regime of physical... More
Time are tough and jobs are hard to find right now. We'd like to help you. All through the month of August we'll be posting your job resumes at no cost! We'll be letting local businesses know that we have some great applicant resumes on the site to try and help out just a bit more. Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (please put "resume" in the subject line). We'll get it in our resume section. Note: If you do NOT want your name on the resume, please indicate it is private and just include contact information (email, phone number and / or address).
8/4/08 (6:31 p.m.) Mike Kavanaugh is a fee-only Certified Financial Planner® and a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). He will be sharing his... More
8/3/08 (8:10 p.m.) As the Democrats gaveled the House to a close today for a five-week recess and turned off the microphones, U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland took to the floor and began speaking to tourists in the House... More
8/2/08 (9:48 p.m.) PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today asked the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) for approval of its updated integrated resource plan, including its proposal to build two additional nuclear generating units at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant... More
8/1/08 (9:19 p.m.) On Friday, August 1, 2008 at approximately 2:30 pm, Peachtree City Police Department was notified of a plane crash near Falcon Field. Fayette County’s Helicopter, Hawk 1, was able to locate the exact location of the plane crash... More
On Tuesday August 5 the Fayetteville Police Department, Fayetteville Fire Department and the Fayette County Sheriffs Office will be participating in a “National Night Out” and back to school event. From 6pm to 8pm police officers, sheriff’s ... More
8/3/08 (8:27 p.m.) The U.S. Army Forces Command’s Army Ground Forces Band will perform a concert in honor of opera’s great lyric tenor Luciano Pavarotti at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City, Ga., Aug. 7 at... More
Local Peachtree City Businessman Convicted by Federal Jury on All Counts for Bribing Atlanta Public School Official
8/4/08 (10:59 p.m.) R. CLAY HARRIS, 56, of Peachtree City, Georgia, was found guilty this morning by a federal jury on charges of bribery and conspiring to bribe a former Atlanta Public School (APS) official and to deprive APS and the citizens of Atlanta of that official’s honest services... More
8/4/08 (10:18 p.m.) The Peachtree City Police Department wants to ensure that our City is a safe place to live, work and visit, therefore, our department sponsors a variety of educational and enforcement programs relative to traffic... More
There will be a run-off election in Fayette County on August 5th for two races. County Commissioner Peter Pfiefer is in a run-off against challenger Lee Hearn. Probate Judge candidates Ann Jackson and Jim Whitlock are also vying for your vote. Only 26% of registered voters showed up to vote on July 15th, the turnout for run-off elections is typically much less. This means your vote counts MORE!
You can vote in the Fayette County local run-off elections if:
- you did NOT vote in the July 15th election
- if you pulled a REPUBLICAN ballot on July 15th
Remember, if you did NOT VOTE on July 15th you CAN still vote on August 5th. As the two local races are for Republican candidates those who pulled a Democratic ballot on the 15th will not be able to vote. However, Democrats will be able to vote in the Vernon Jones vs. Jim Martin race.
Actavis Totowa Announces Voluntary Recall at the Retail Level of All Drug Products Manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey Facility
(Note: There's quite a number of drugs listed under this recall)
Actavis Totowa LLC, a generic drug manufacturer, is announcing a voluntary recall, to the retail level, of all drug products manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey facility. This is a precautionary, voluntary action by Actavis following an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year... Click to read: Actavis Totowa Announces Voluntary Recall at the Retail Level of All Drug Products Manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey Facility