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 www.wheresyours.com, 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 friday_deborah@fcboe.org 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 www.gefa.org 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 www.CleanAirCampaign.com.

These figures above come from the Department of Energy’s daily situation report. The complete report is available at: http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/docs/2008_SitRep_19_Ike_092608_12PM.pdf .
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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 (www.artsacrossgeorgia.com), 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, uBID.com ( www.uBid.com )... 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 www.jetblue.com/ebay 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, lindakirk@charter.net or www.communitywelcomehouse.org.

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. www.mainstreetnewnan.com

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 RSVP@saxby.org (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 jmjands@bellsouth.net.

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 www.flatrockms.org, or email the race organizers at foley.matt@fcboe.org. Proceeds from the race will benefit an educational program at both schools.

Giving Transcends Species in Yerkes Study

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have shown capuchin monkeys, just like humans, find giving to be a satisfying experience. This finding comes on the coattails of a recent imaging study in humans that documented activity in reward centers of the brain after humans gave to charity... Click to read: Giving Transcends Species in Yerkes Study