Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sandy Creek High School Air Force Junior ROTC / Honor Flight Fayette

Cadets from the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Sandy Creek High got up hours early on May 14 to send off Fayette's first group World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. The cadets arrived at school at 5:30 a.m. to make the trip to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church where Honor Flight Fayette was gathering the veterans for the inaugural flight. At 6:15 a.m. the color guard and saber salute team honored the veterans as they boarded buses headed for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Newnan City Hall's "Artist of the Month" for June 2008

Newnan City Hall's "Artist of the Month" for June 2008
Trisha Adams is named Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s Artist of the month for June 2008. Trisha has sought out classes and workshops since first picking up her first paintbrush 7 years ago...

America Supports You: Troop-Support Group Added to 'Top-Rated' Charities

America Supports You: Troop-Support Group Added to 'Top-Rated' Charities
After stringent review by one of the country's premier charity watchdogs, a Massachusetts-based troop-support group has been added to a list of top-rated charities.The American Institute of Philanthropy has reviewed Homes for Our Troops' finances and included the group in their "Top-Rated Veterans & Military Charities" listing...

Georgia Public Safety Updates

National Pest Management Association Supports EPA Recommendations on Rodenticide; Decision Further Encourages Protection of Public Health
BUSINESS WIRE--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced new restrictions limiting the sale of rodenticides. Further, these restrictions require that all rodenticide products, which can be sold directly to consumers, be sold in tamper resistant bait stations...

Stay Safe During Severe Weather Season
Though Georgia can get bad weather any time, the heart of severe weather season is now until mid-May. To keep you and your family safe, be prepared with a weather radio and a little knowledge, says a University of Georgia expert...

UGA Workshop Helps Counties Handle Animals During Disasters
After Hurricane Katrina, Don Hamilton and other University of Georgia employees took care of 3,000 abandoned animals for 10 days at a shelter in Mississippi. The experience sparked them to develop a workshop to help keep Georgia animals and citizens safer during disasters...

Homeowners, Renters and Businesses are Urged To Prepare for Disaster Before it Strikes
As several states recover from the destruction and loss of life caused by recent tornadoes, floods and wildfires, and other areas prepare for the beginning of the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1, the U.S. Small Business Administration is urging the public to develop an emergency plan before the disaster hits...

Health News

Researchers Take Hard Line Against UV Exposure
24-7 - Researchers have expressed concern over a new campaign initiated by the tanning industry, which seeks to dispel the link between melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and UV exposure from natural or artificial sources (such as tanning beds)...

Emory Winship Named Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) has named the Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers, focusing on complex inpatient and surgical care. Emory Winship is the only facility in the metropolitan Atlanta area to earn this designation...

Republican Candidate: McCain "Obamam Diplomacy"

McCain: "Obama Diplomacy"
"Barack Obama is backtracking furiously from his public statements supporting unconditional negotiations with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad." -- The Washington Times...

Friday, May 30, 2008

Wild Ocean Takes IMAX® Audiences at Fernbank Museum on a Spectacular Underwater Adventure Where Africa Meets the Sea

Wild Ocean Takes IMAX® Audiences at Fernbank Museum on a Spectacular Underwater Adventure Where Africa Meets the Sea
5/30/08 (10:50 p.m.) Embark on an underwater adventure where Africa meets the sea, in the new large-format film Wild Ocean showing in Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX® Theatre from July 19 through November 14... More

Clayton State School of Graduate Studies Holding Open House June 10

Clayton State School of Graduate Studies Holding Open House June 10
5/30/08 (11:01 p.m.) The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next monthly informational Open House on Tuesday, June 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 201 of the University’s Harry S... More

Fayetteville DAR Honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Fayetteville DAR Honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day
5/30/08 (10:30 p.m.) The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution joined with members of the community on Memorial Day at the Marietta National Cemetery. This year marked the 60th anniversary... More

Braelinn U18 Intermediate Tennis Team Kept Courts Hot In Winter Season

Braelinn U18 Intermediate Tennis Team Kept Courts Hot In Winter Season
5/30/08 (9:30 p.m.) The Braelinn 18U Intermediate Tennis Team was recently named champion of the Southern Crescent Junior Team Tennis First Winter Singles... More

FCFT's Popular Summer Production Camp 2008 The Adventures of Hansel and Gretel

FCFT's Popular Summer Production Camp 2008 The Adventures of Hansel and Gretel
5/30/08 (9:48 p.m.) June 20 and 23-28 Ages: 8 to 15 years; Fee: $250.00; Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily; Performance: Saturday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; FCFT's most popular summer program... More

FCFT Two Week Intensive Dance Adventure With Performance

FCFT Two Week Intensive Dance Adventure With Performance
5/30/08 (10:42 p.m.) June 2-6 and June 9-13; Beginners~ M-F from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon Daily (8 to 16 years); $200; Junior Dancers (4-7 years); M-W-F from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Daily ($75)... More

Summer Fundays at First Presbyterian in PTC

5/30/08 (8:02 a.m.) First Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool in Peachtree City is currently registering children ages 3 - 5 for the SUMMER FUNDAYS program. Summer Fundays will be held June 2 - 6 and July 7 - 11 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The cost for each week is $100. Children will participate in crafts, music, organized games, and outside play. For more information, or to register, call 770-487-3699.

Register Online for Graduation Test Summer Administration and Remediation Classes

Register Online for Graduation Test Summer Administration and Remediation Classes
5/30/08 (7:44 a.m.) Students who failed the previous administration of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) will have an opportunity to retake the test this summer... More

Main Street Players Holding Auditions for the Musical "Li'l Abner" (Griffin)

Main Street Players Holding Auditions for the Musical "Li'l Abner"
The Main Street Players will hold auditions for actors ranging in ages from 8-25 for the musical “Li’l Abner” next Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th at 7:00PM in the theater located at 115 North Hill Street, Griffin, GA...

Insect Scouting Reveals Pests

Insect Scouting Reveals Pests
If you want to control insects in your landscape, a University of Georgia expert says you have to be a good scout. But remember, a little damage won’t hurt. Like a good Boy Scout or Girl Scout, an insect scout must be prepared and armed with the proper tools like a notebook, sticky tape, a magnifying lens and tweezers...

Line Creek Trail Update

Line Creek Trail Update
In early April, I was pleased to bring you news of the old Line Creek School photo which had been located. A blown up version of the picture is on display at the Peachtree City Library. There is also a video of the picture with an interview on the Fayette Front Page...

Recall Roundup

Electric Candle Warmers Recalled by Provo Craft & Novelty Due to Fire Hazard
Name of product: Candlsense Warmers
Units: About 730,000...

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores Recall Outdoor Benches Due to Fall Hazard
Name of product: Best Value Park Benches
Units: About 4,500...

Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Sold Exclusively in Walgreens Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards by TWIE
Name of product: "Sky Champion" Wireless Indoor Helicopters
Units: About 152,000...

QuinCrafts Children's Jewelry Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
Name of product: Makit & Bakit Jewelry Sets and Suncatcher Sets
Units: About 70,000...

International Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. Issues a Voluntary Recall of all Viril-Ity-Power (VIP) Tabs, a Product Marketed as a Dietary Supplement
International Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., P.O. Box 5165, Bradford, MA 01835, announced today (May 29, 2008) that it is conducting a voluntary recall of all the company’s supplement product sold under the brand name of Viril-Ity-Power (VIP) Tabs, 560mg/serving...

Custom-Fit OtisKnee™ May Impact Early Success of Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Study Finds

Custom-Fit OtisKnee™ May Impact Early Success of Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Study Finds
BUSINESS WIRE--A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham indicates that the OtisKnee Custom Fit Knee™ Replacement system may have a positive impact on length of hospital stay..

Restaurant Review: Chinese, If You Please

Chinese, If You Please
Over the last several months, we've had the opportunity to visit several of the Chinese restaurants in the area. Some of them have been crossed off my list as we believe their quality of food has gone down. Some of them we've been frequenting for years...

Essential Tips For Beginner Fish Keeping

Essential Tips For Beginner Fish Keeping
NAPSI-For millions of Americans, aquariums represent an opportunity to put aquatic life on display--a peaceful, relaxing diorama for the home or office. In order to make sure that things go swimmingly, here are some essential tips for selecting and maintaining an aquarium...

National Ombudsman Issues Small Business Ombudsman Model for State and Local Governments

National Ombudsman Issues Small Business Ombudsman Model for State and Local Governments
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering to state and local governments a template for resolving regulatory enforcement issues involving small businesses by establishing their own versions of SBA’s Office of the National Ombudsman...

Cooper Controls Launches iLumin Control System for North American Marketplace

Cooper Controls Launches iLumin Control System for North American Marketplace
BUSINESS WIRE--Cooper Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE:CBE), announces the launch of iLumin, a new architectural control system for complete lighting management in North American markets. The iLumin product line will capitalize on increasing energy codes, “green” market trends, and increased awareness of the need to control and manage the lighting in architectural spaces such as Hotels, Casinos, Convention Centers, Auditoriums, and general commercial environments...

Political Updates

"Obama's Strategy On Iraq Stuck In The Past"
"Obama's problem is that his Iraq strategy -- withdraw one or two brigades a month until all combat troops are out in 16 months -- was formulated when Iraq looked like a lost cause. If Obama were elected and stuck to his position, he would implement a policy based on conditions existing 1½ years before, not on current realities." -- Chicago Sun-Times...

Senator Kerry Acknowledges That Senator Obama Should Visit Iraq
"That statement by John Kerry, almost an implicit acknowledgement of the truth of what the McCain campaign has been saying -- that it has been a bad thing for Obama to have been absent from the theatre, lo these two-and-a-half years." -- Fox News...

The McCain Update - May 30, 2008
It has been 873 days since Senator Obama's one and only visit to Iraq. Yet, despite zero first hand knowledge of conditions on the ground since the change in strategy, Senator Obama advocates withdrawal of U.S. troops. While he is happy to hold unconditional presidential meetings with the world's worst dictators, he has yet to meet with General Petraeus about the improving conditions in Iraq...

McCain: A Visit to Iraq
My Friends,I have long said that this election will present the American people with a clear choice in electing our next president. The differences between my vision for national security leadership and that of Senator Obama's could not be greater, and this is why I am writing to you today...

McCain: "Obama v Obama?"
Obama v Obama?By Jake TapperABC News' Political PunchMay 29, 2008In today's New York Times, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, seeks to clarify his views on meeting with hostile foreign dictators...

Obama's "GI Twist"
"'There are many issues that lend themselves to partisan posturing, but giving our veterans the chance to go to college should not be one of them.' So pronounced the Democrats' likely presidential nominee, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, on the floor of the Senate last week. This was a lovely sentiment, marred only by the fact that it came seconds after Mr. Obama's own partisan posturing." -- The Washington Post...

Bob Barr Comments on California Home Schooling Case
The right of parents to home school their children is under attack in California, warns Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. A state appellate court is preparing to hear oral arguments in a case in which the trial judge ruled that parents had no constitutional right to home school their children...

Bob Barr Comments on Huckabee’s Version of Reagan’s Vision
In a widely quoted online interview posted yesterday on the Huffington Post, former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR), a former Republican presidential primary contender, blamed the recent Republican losses in special elections on what he termed a “new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it's a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism.” ...

Argus Leader: Clinton Is Top Candidate For Dems
Editorial Board
Argus Leader
Click here to read the full article.
Excepts follow below: For the first time in memory, every state will play a role in choosing a nominee for the nation's highest office...

Obama Statement on Army Suicide Report
“Today’s news is a tragic reminder of the staggering and ongoing costs of the Iraq war, particularly on our troops and their families. We are more than five years into this war, and the Pentagon and VA are still unprepared to treat...

Active 2008 Hurricane Season Predictions Reinforce the Need to Prepare

Active 2008 Hurricane Season Predictions Reinforce the Need to Prepare
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center announced today that projected climate conditions point to a near normal or above normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this year. The prediction was issued at a news conference which urged residents in vulnerable areas to be fully prepared for the onset of hurricane season, which begins June 1...

FDA Advises Patients to Switch to HFA-Propelled Albuterol Inhalers Now

FDA Advises Patients to Switch to HFA-Propelled Albuterol Inhalers Now
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a public health advisory to alert patients, caregivers and health care professionals to switch to hydrofluoroalkane (HFA)-propelled albuterol inhalers because chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-propelled inhalers will not be available in the United States after Dec. 31, 2008...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Students Lay Wreath At Tomb of Unknown Soldiers

Students Lay Wreath At Tomb of Unknown Soldiers
5/29/08 (9:53 p.m.) Three Bennett’s Mill Middle students recently had the privilege of honoring the country’s men and women who gave their lives for freedom... More

Braelinn Places Third in State Science Olympiad

Braelinn Places Third in State Science Olympiad
5/29/08 (7:40 a.m.) Braelinn Elementary School’s Science Olympiad Team placed third in the state at Kennesaw State University on May 17. There were 45... More

Gordon College Dean’s List Announced

Gordon College Dean’s List Announced
5/29/08 (10:16 a.m.) The following students from Fayette County were named to the spring semester Dean’s List at Gordon College. In order to be named to the Dean’s List a student must be in good standing with a... More

CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine

CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine
5/29/08 (6:49 a.m.) People age 60 and older should be vaccinated against shingles, or herpes zoster, a condition often marked by debilitating chronic pain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended recently... More

Fayetteville Police Make Arrest for Counterfeit Movies; Ask for Public Assistance

Fayetteville Police Make Arrest for Counterfeit Movies; Ask for Public Assistance
5/29/08 (10:06 p.m.) On Wednesday, March 28, 2008 the Fayetteville Police Department was contacted by a Private Investigator working for the MPAA... More

Delta Air Lines begins nonstop service from New York-JFK to Georgetown, Guyana

Delta Air Lines begins nonstop service from New York-JFK to Georgetown, Guyana
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) launches nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Georgetown, Guyana, Sunday, June 1, 2008, as part of its continued expansion in the South American continent.

12 Area Students Awarded Scholarships by the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia

12 Area Students Awarded Scholarships by the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia
Twelve high school and college students were awarded scholarships from the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia in an awards banquet recently held at Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Vice President of Bank of America and Former NFL and University of Georgia football player, Eric Zeier...

Georgia Students Receive Degrees at Xavier University of Louisiana

Georgia Students Receive Degrees at Xavier University of Louisiana
A total of thirty-two Georgia students received degrees during Xavier University of Louisiana’s 81st annual commencement ceremony, which was held Saturday (May 10) at the Kiefer Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.Broadcaster, author, advocate and philanthropist Tavis Smiley delivered the keynote address at the Commencement ceremony. Archbishop Alfred Hughes gave the invocation and benediction...

Tyrone, GA: Doctor of Pharmacy
Samuel L Young II, cum laude

Fayetteville, GA:
Bachelor of Arts:Jena M Perriatt

Orval Kent Foods Recalls Single Limited Production Run of Amish Macaroni Salad Sold Under the Orval Kent and Yoder’s Brand Names

Orval Kent Foods Recalls Single Limited Production Run of Amish Macaroni Salad Sold Under the Orval Kent and Yoder’s Brand Names
Orval Kent Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 23,000 pounds of Amish Macaroni Salad that may pose a health risk...

Regulatory B Cells Do Exist – and Pack a Punch

Regulatory B Cells Do Exist – and Pack a Punch
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have uncovered definitive evidence that a small but potent subset of immune system B cells is able to regulate inflammation. Using a new set of scientific tools to identify and count these cells, the team showed that these B cells can block contact hypersensitivity, the type of skin reactions that many people have when they brush against poison ivy...

Ramblin' Jan: Is Martian Soil Moist?

Ramblin' Jan: Is Martian Soil Moist?
A device born from the need to test soil moisture around peanut plants is now being used to help test the soil on Mars.“We designed the device to measure the water content around peanut pods,” said Williams, an agronomist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “At the time, there was no way to measure without disturbing the soil and destroying the pod.”...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Peachtree City Running Club Announces PTC Classic Dates & EXPO Information

Peachtree City Running Club Announces PTC Classic Dates & EXPO Information
5/28/08 (9:59 p.m.) The annual PTC 15k and 5k Classic Races, organized by the Peachtree City Running Club, will be held October 18th. In conjunction with the race, the club has a two-day EXPO... More

Delta Flight Attendants Reject AFA Representation

Delta Flight Attendants Reject AFA Representation
5/28/08 (9:03 p.m.) Delta Air Lines has received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) that a decisive majority – more than 60 percent – of eligible flight attendants rejected representation by the Association of Flight Attendants / Communication Workers of America (AFA) in the... More

Five Graduates Named Byrd Scholars

Five Graduates Named Byrd Scholars
5/28/08 (7:49 a.m.) A graduating senior from each of Fayette’s high schools has been selected to receive the nation’s only federally funded scholarship... More

“Call for Entries”: Photo Submission Deadline for SlowExposures 2008 is June 15

“Call for Entries”: Photo Submission Deadline for SlowExposures 2008 is June 15
5/28/08 (10:08 p.m.) “SlowExposures,” the nationally recognized photography exhibition that underscores the diversity and complexity of the rural South, is currently inviting fine art... More

Braelinn Artists Winners in Kiwanis Art Competition

L to R: McKenzie Lehman and Delaney Frank

5/28/08 (9:10 p.m.) Two Braelinn artists won recognitions in the recent Kiwanis Art Competition. McKenzie Lehman, 4th grade, won a first place finish. Delaney Frank, fifth grade, won a fourth place ribbon. According to Mrs. Pegues, Braelinn Elementary art teacher, students “compete with artists of their grade level within Fayette County.” Congratulations, girls!

Summer Camps at Kedron!

Summer Camps at Kedron!
5/28/08 (6:33 p.m.) Planning ahead for summer? Keep your kids active and involved! Kedron is offering three different summer camps this year... More

The McClanahan Agency Donates Bikes for Attendance Rewards

The McClanahan Agency Donates Bikes for Attendance Rewards
5/28/08 (6:44 p.m.) Matt McClanahan owner The McClanahan Agency, a Cotton States Insurance affiliate, visited Hood Avenue Primary School recently to celebrate perfect attendance during CRCT Test week... More

A Little Bit of Everything Wins Fayette’s Finest Taste

A Little Bit of Everything Wins Fayette’s Finest Taste
5/28/08 (6:12 p.m.) Downtown Fayetteville got a big taste from a variety of menu’s at the 7th Annual Taste of Fayette the weekend of May 17 at Stonewall Village. Longbranch Steakhouse and Seafood won “Fayette’s Finest Taste” with their sampler of chicken, shrimp and steak and Bugaboo Creek Steak... More

Theater of the Stars presents the Great American Musical: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Theater of the Stars presents the Great American Musical: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
5/28/08 (6:04 p.m.) “We are delighted to present one of the classic musicals of all time, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!,” states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. “It is truly a celebration of the American spirit, the... More

Peachtree City Police Offer Reward for Information; Homemade Explosive Device at Loring Lane Residence

Peachtree City Police Offer Reward for Information; Homemade Explosive Device at Loring Lane Residence
5/28/08 (5:07 p.m.) Between midnight and 0100 a.m. Wednesday May 28, 2008, what appeared to be a home made explosive device was found by a homeowner at their residence in the 300 block on Loring Lane in Peachtree City. The complainant found the device on the front porch of his residence... More

City Council of Peachtree City Workshop; June 2, 2008, and June 3, 2008; 6:30 p.m.

5/28/08 (7:54 a.m.) The Mayor and City Council of Peachtree City will hold a workshop on Monday, June 2, 2008, and Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 6:30 p.m., in Council Chambers. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the FY 2008-2009 budget.

FFP NOTE: The public is always welcome to attend any open meeting.

Health News: FDA Proposes New Rule & Medication Shows Promise / Chronic Constipation

FDA Proposes New Rule to Provide Updated Information on the Use of Prescription Drugs and Biological Products during Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed major revisions to the physician labeling for prescription drugs (including biological products) to provide better information about the effects of medicines used during pregnancy and breast-feeding...

Medication Shows Promise for Patients with Severe Chronic Constipation
mdash - A new medication appears to offer significant relief to patients with severe chronic constipation while minimizing the likelihood of cardiac-related side effects, according to results of a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine...

Tricks for Snapping Prize-winning Dog Portraits

Tricks for Snapping Prize-winning Dog Portraits
ARA – “He’s so photogenic!” gushes one mother. “She’s so lovely, I’m thinking of getting her into modeling,” asserts another. Are these would-be “stage moms” comparing the beauty of their babies? Not quite. For millions of dog-loving Americans, their pet pooch is among their favorite photo subjects...

Two Recalls: Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones & Adio Hooded Sweatshirts

Kids Station Toys Recalls Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones Due to Choking Hazard
Name of product: Little Tikes Chit 'N Chat Toy Cell Phones
Units: About 1 million...

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by Adio Footwear Due to Strangulation Hazard
Name of product: Boy's Hooded Zip Fleece Sweatshirts
Units: About 300...

Sports Stuff Georgia Blog (2 posts)

Amanda McDowell Wins NCAA Singles Championship
Georgia Tech All-American Amanda McDowell completed her run through the NCAA Singles Championships by capturing a straight-set win over Baylor’s Zuzana Zemenova in the finals to become the first Yellow Jacket tennis player to earn an individual national championship...

U.S. Kids Golf European Championship: the World’s Youngest Players on the World’s Oldest Links
BUSINESS WIRE--The U.S. Kids Golf European Championship teed off today in Gullane, Scotland, with more than 480 kids aged seven through 14 from 34 countries competing in the birthplace of golf...

Volunteers Needed to Participate in Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Volunteers Needed to Participate in Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy in collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina is looking for 130 adults who work with children and youth from schools, faith-based organizations or youth-serving organizations to help evaluate “Stewards of Children,” a child sexual abuse prevention training program for adults...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Georgia Ranks in Top 10 Pro-Business States for Five Years Running

Georgia Ranks in Top 10 Pro-Business States for Five Years Running
Georgia, for five years running, has been ranked in the Top 10 Pro-Business States by Pollina Corporate Real Estate. In the consulting firm’s 2008 report, Georgia ranked No. 7...

SBA Effort Aims to Bring More Small Businesses into Federal Contracting

SBA Effort Aims to Bring More Small Businesses into Federal Contracting
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today (May 23, 2008) that Fay Ott, associate administrator for government contracting and business development, will host the SBA’s May Web chat on “How to Do Business with the Federal Government.”...

BB&T Relocates Insurance Office to New Facility in Fayetteville

BB&T Relocates Insurance Office to New Facility in Fayetteville
BB&T has relocated an insurance center to 350 Brandywine Blvd., Suite 200, Fayetteville. The office was previously located at 8455 Hwy. 85, Suite 100, Riverdale...

Two Recalls

Counterfeit Circuit Breakers Recalled By Specialty Lamp International Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Counterfeit Circuit Breakers labeled as "Square D"
Units: About 371,000...

FDA Requests Recall of Xiadafil VIP Tabs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today requested that SEI Pharmaceuticals, of Miami, Fla., recall all Xiadafil VIP Tabs sold in 8 tablet bottles (Lot # 6K029) or blister cards of 2 tablets (Lot # 6K029-SEI) because these products contain a potentially harmful, undeclared ingredient that may dangerously affect a person's blood pressure and can cause other life-threatening side effects...

Fayetteville Considering Changes to Sign Ordinance

5/27/08 Input from the community is welcomed. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact Eldridge Gunn or Linwood Robinson from the Planning & Zoning Staff at (770) 461-6029 or email to egunn@fayetteville-ga.gov. You may also pick up a copy of the complete sign ordinance at City Hall 240 S. Glynn Street. Input may be given until May 30, 2008. Click here to open a PDF file of the proposed changes.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Two New Videos: Robert Horgan & Sheila Studdard

Two new videos posted on Memorial Day:

Robert Horgan, Candidate / Incumbent, County Commission

Sheila Studdard, Clerk of the Court, Fayette County, GA

John McCain's Remarks on Memorial Day

John McCain's Remarks on Memorial Day
U.S. Senator John McCain's remarks as prepared for delivery at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Memorial Day at 10:30 a.m. MDT (12:30 p.m. EDT): Thank you. I'm always grateful for the opportunity, and pleased to be in the company of Americans who have had the burden of serving our country in distant lands, and the honor of having proved your patriotism in difficult circumstances...

Libertarian Party Selects Bob Barr as 2008 Presidential Nominee

Libertarian Party Selects Bob Barr as 2008 Presidential Nominee
The Libertarian Party has nominated former Congressman Bob Barr as its candidate for president for the 2008 election. "I'm sure will we emerge here with the strongest ticket in the history of the Libertarian Party," Barr stated in his victory speech shortly after being selected as the Party's nominee. "I want everybody to remember that we only have 163 days to win this election. We cannot waste one single day."...

Barefoot Photographer: Snake and Eggs

Snake and Eggs
This morning I decided to step out front to look around for a good photo opportunity. Yesterday I spent a few minutes on the front porch concentrating on a small green spider in its web. I wanted to see if the sunlight on the web would be an interesting photo. It was not...

"Today in Fayetteville" Oct. 5. 1906

"Today in Fayetteville" Oct. 5. 1906
Big things were happening in 1906. Let us take a look at the Fayetteville News, date, Oct. 5,1906, and see what was of interest to our ancestors of that period..

FAYETTEVILLE NEWS
Oct. 5. 1906
Historic Round House Burned
Property of W. and A. railroad to value of $150,000 destroyed in Atlanta
In less than three-quarters of an hour Monday night flames licked up $150,000 in property within 1 1/2 bocks of the Fire Department Headquarters in Atlanta...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Free Military Records 'Til May 31 Mark Ancestry.com-NARA Agreement

GeniTales: Free Military Records 'Til May 31 Mark Ancestry.com-NARA Agreement
I'm all about saving my pennies and then choosing to spend them wisely as I research the past. Here's a present to you. Check out the following story which came by way of another site. Take some time to honor your fallen soldiers/sailors this weekend as you uncover more information. To celebrate the signing of a five-year digitization agreement withthe National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), TheGenerations Network (TGN) will make Ancestry.com's military recordscollection free May 20 through May 31...

Fayette County Candidates: Videos at Republican County Convention

Barry Babb, Candidate for Fayette County GA Sheriff

Thomas Mindar, Candidate for Fayette County Sheriff

Dave Simmons, Candidate for Sheriff, Fayette GOP Convention


George Wingo, Candidate / Incumbent Fayette Tax Commissioner

Jim Whitlock, Candidate Fayette County Probate Judge

Delta Air Lines Adds Gateway to Colombia with Nonstop Service between New York-JFK and Bogota

Delta Air Lines Adds Gateway to Colombia with Nonstop Service between New York-JFK and Bogota
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced May 23, 2008 new nonstop daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Bogota, Colombia, starting Aug. 19...

Delta Applauds U.S. Department of Transportation's Final Decision to Expand Antitrust Immunity for Six SkyTeam Members

Delta Applauds U.S. Department of Transportation's Final Decision to Expand Antitrust Immunity for Six SkyTeam Members
Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today (May 23, 2008) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Final Order and decision to approve antitrust immunity for six-way alliance activities in trans-Atlantic markets for...

Mayo Clinic Researchers find Adding Epratuzumab to Standard Therapy for Aggressive Lymphoma Produces Significant Overall Response

Mayo Clinic Researchers find Adding Epratuzumab to Standard Therapy for Aggressive Lymphoma Produces Significant Overall Response
mdash - Adding a second monoclonal antibody drug to chemotherapy looks promising for treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to Mayo Clinic researchers working with the North Central Cancer Treatment Group...

The Barefoot Photographer: Yardwork

The Barefoot Photographer: Yardwork
For the past couple weeks I have been working off and on in the backyard – getting it up to par for summer. And getting it ready for a workshop here at the house on June 7...

Georgia Automatic Delegate Backs Hillary

Georgia Automatic Delegate Backs Hillary
The Clinton Campaign announced the support of Georgia automatic delegate Verna Cleveland today following her election as one of two unpledged add-on delegates at a meeting of the Democratic Party of Georgia...

Avocados Give Pasta Dishes A Delightfully Unexpected Twist

Avocados Give Pasta Dishes A Delightfully Unexpected Twist
NAPSI -Here's food for thought: California-grown avocados are widely acknowledged to be exceptionally creamy and delicious, but it is less well known that they offer more than delectable flavor...

Hostas: Easy To Grow And Made For The Shade

Hostas: Easy To Grow And Made For The Shade
NAPSI-Adding grace and beauty to the shady side of your lawn may be easier than you think. Because hostas are easy to grow and to plant and do best in nonsunny areas of the yard, even the most inexperienced gardeners may use them to add beauty to their landscaping...

Is Laser Vision Correction Right For You?

Is Laser Vision Correction Right For You?
NAPSI -Now nearly 15 years old, LASIK vision correction is the most common elective surgery in the United States, performed on 700,000 people annually. Besides being popular with patients, most of them are satisfied with the results...

Memorial Day Happenings

The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend
5/21/08 (2:03 p.m.) On Memorial Day weekend May 24th and 25th , the Atlanta Cyclorama will commemorate and recognize our Military from the Revolutionary War to the Present. Participating... More

3rd Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Sponsored by the Coweta Falls Chapter Sons Of The American Revolution
On Memorial Day 2008, the Coweta Falls Chapter of the Sons Of The American Revolution -- the largest Chapter in Georgia with more than 200 members -- will host a special memorial service at Parkhill Cemetery in the Veteran's Gardens. The ceremony will pay tribute to the thousands who have died in service to this nation. Memorial Day Service; Monday - May 26th - 10:00 a.m.; The Veteran's Garden Of Parkhill Cemetery; 4161 Macon Road, Columbus Georgia

Gaddo to Speak at 10th Annual Peachtree City Memorial Day Celebration
5/16/08 (7:17 a.m.) The guest speaker at Peachtree City’s 10th Annual Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 26th, will connect the dots between today’s Global War on Terror and the 1983 bombing of the U.S. military barracks in... More

American Legion Post 105 to Host Memorial Day Ceremony
5/15/08 (7:45 p.m.) Memorial Day is Monday, May 26 and will be observed at 11:00 a.m. at the Fayetteville city cemetery with the American Legion Post 105 traditional ceremony to... More

Peachtree City Teen Singer Will Blend Her Voice with Men’s A Cappella Chorale
4/26/08 (10:05 p.m.) Spectators at the 10th Annual Peachtree City Memorial Day celebration on May 26th will be treated to a one-of-a-kind rendition of the National Anthem. A 13-year old... More

3rd Annual Memorial Day Celebration in Historic Senoia
4/10/08 (11:11 p.m.) Be sure to follow the crowds to Historic Senoia for the 3rd Annual Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 26th. Sponsored by the City of Senoia and the Downtown Development Authority, the day's events will kick off at 10 a.m. Enjoy entertainment, food, shopping and a parade. The parade, beginning at 2 p.m., will feature the Army Ground Forces Band as well as many fabulous floats and participants. Visit a Civil War Camp. Stay to see the fireworks display which is scheduled for just after dark. Guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Renaissance Festival Open This Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day for 3 Days of Merriment!
5/20/08 (11:48 p.m.) New! All the Kings Horses - Royal Lipizzan Stallion Show! The strength and athletic agility of these Arabian, Andalusian and Royal Lipizzan Stallions are proudly displayed as they perform the intricate... More

National Missing Children's Day is May 25
5/20/08 (Helping Hands blog) Every year in America an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing, more than 2,000 children each day. Of that number, 200,000 are abducted by family members, and 58,000 are abducted by non-family... More

Memorial Day Weekend Salute to the Troops - Stone Mountain Park
Memorial Day - May 24 - 26, 2008
Three-day celebration features entertainment, including performances by military bands each evening and the exciting nightly Lasershow. On Sunday, May 25th, Lee Greenwood will perform a concert on Memorial Lawn.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

VFW Installs 141 New Bricks, PTC Veterans Memorial

Spring Yard & Garden Show, Peachtree City

Spring Yard & Garden Show, Peachtree City
Check out our slide show on Naturally Fayette by clicking the link above, or on the main website at: http://www.fayettefrontpage.com/photo-gallery/08/ptc-garden-show.htm

Accomplished Improv Performers Keep Audience Laughing

Accomplished Improv Performers Keep Audience Laughing
5/24/08 (10:20 p.m.) Offshoot Productions, the Southside’s oldest professional theatre, has successfully recreated itself as a touring and special event company. In addition to touring... More

McIntosh Student Awarded College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship

McIntosh Student Awarded College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship
5/24/08 (9:53 p.m.) The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced that McIntosh High senior Jeanie Choi has been awarded a college-sponsored Merit Scholarship... More

America Supports You: Challenge Coins Thank Vets, Help Nonprofit Groups

America Supports You: Challenge Coins Thank Vets, Help Nonprofit Groups
Searching for a tangible way to help Americans express their deep gratitude to servicemembers for their sacrifices, a Tampa, Fla., couple has designed their own challenge coin. "As Americans, we should honor and acknowledge the sacrifices of members of the U.S. military," said Deb Benson, who co-founded Grateful American Coin Inc. with her husband. "In doing so, we should individually do what we can, however small, to help those servicemen and women who have sustained the most severe injuries."...

Millionth Guest To Explore Western Canada By Train

Millionth Guest To Explore Western Canada By Train
NAPSI-A train journey through some of North America's most scenic landscapes could truly be one in a million for a lucky traveler this spring...

Add Bold Florida Flavor and Nutrition to Your Next Barbeque

Add Bold Florida Flavor and Nutrition to Your Next Barbeque
ARA - A lively backyard barbeque is the quintessential kick-off to warm-weather months, but it’s not always the most nutritious way to celebrate....

Georgia Education: Webcasts to Allow Deployed Parents to Watch Graduations

Webcasts to Allow Deployed Parents to Watch Graduations
GE Note: While we don't know if any schools in GA have picked up on this, we think it's a great idea.
Hundreds of troops deployed from Europe will be able to see their children's high school graduation ceremonies via live webcasts, Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe officials announced....

Mock 'jellyfish' sign of healthy pond

Mock 'jellyfish' sign of healthy pond
If you see what look like jellyfish floating in Georgia ponds, don’t be alarmed. These are actually harmless moss animals called bryozoa...

Georgia Wine Country Festival

Georgia Wine Country Festival
The GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL, Dahlonega's Original Wine Festival, returns for the 7th year on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, to Three Sisters Vineyards and Winery. The two-day event welcomes back wineries from around the state of Georgia for complimentary wine tastings, including...

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We finally figured out why some of the links aren't working on our posts. We can't go back and fix today's links as they post to the newsletter immediately. However, we should have everything working just fine for Sunday's newsletter. Thanks to all who wrote to let us know they weren't working! We thought we had it fixed, but nope, we didn't.

Front Page Picks for Saturday

Rummage Sale May 24th
5/20/08 (6:56 a.m.) The Summit of South Fayette is having a rummage sale Sat. May 24th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything from clothing and books, to furniture and appliances. There will also be a bake sale for shoppers. All proceeds will go toward the Summit's youth program. More specifically, for their mission trip to Louisville, KY this summer. So, come out, find some things you like, some things you need, and spend some money for a great cause. 1373 Hwy. 92 S., Fayetteville.

Run to Domestic Tranquility May 24th
Saturday May 24th, 7:00am registration begins in beautiful downtown Newnan just off the court square at Jackson and West Washington, First Baptist Church of Newnan; the 3rd annual 5K Run/1 mile Walk, Run to Domestic Tranquility is being held. Contact George Martin at r2sun98@mindspring.com or resister on line at www.signmeupsports.com $20.00 individual $15.00 students and $40.00 maximum for families.

Turnipseed Nursery... A Fayetteville Treasure!

Turnipseed Nursery... A Fayetteville Treasure!
5/23/08 (10:36 p.m.) Turnipseed Nursery sits is surrounded by traffic, restaurants and a growing city. However, once you travel through the bush flanked driveway, it's hard to believe you're not out in the country, miles from... More (With slide show)

141 New Bricks Installed at Peachtree City Veterans Memorial

141 New Bricks Installed at Peachtree City Veterans Memorial
5/23/08 (11:53 p.m.) In preparation for Memorial Day, members of VFW Post 9949 installed 141 new bricks at the Peachtree City Veterans Memorial last week. 121 bricks were new, the remainder were used to replace older bricks... More (with slide show)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Encourages the Community to Catch More Zzz’s

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Encourages the Community to Catch More Zzz’s
5/23/08 (9:01 p.m.) The standard 8-hour business day is no longer the norm in America, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2008 Sleep in America poll. The poll reports the average American’s work day is now nine hours and 28 minutes, while the average time spent in bed... More

A Few Memorial Day Quotes

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.
- Daniel Webster

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
- Minot J. Savage

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
- Lee Greenwood

The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots.
- Randy Vader

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
- Thomas Campbell

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast,
And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

County Cuisine, Beauty Beat & Business Briefcase Blogs

County Cuisine blog:
Time For An Oil Change: A Simple Way To Eat Healthier
NAPSI - Eating a healthier diet can be as simple as making a few tasty substitutions.For example, you can use canola oil in any recipe that calls for vegetable, olive, corn or sunflower oil. Light in flavor, canola is the lowest in saturated fat of all cooking oils and has...

Georgia Beauty Beat blog:
Shining A Light On Sunscreen
NAPSI -Despite the flood of sun-protection information that is released each summer, many consumers still don't know as much as they should when it comes to choosing a sunscreen...

Business Briefcase blog:
Lightcast Networks Provides Low Cost Broadcasting For Atlanta Churches
BUSINESS WIRE--Lightcast Networks announces a new broadcasting service specially designed to connect Atlanta churches with homebound members and their caregivers...

SMC³ Celebrates Dedication of New Building
SMC³, a transportation industry association specializing in data services, technology tools and educational programs for buyers and sellers of freight transportation, today celebrated the groundbreaking of a new building, Commerce Pointe, and commemorated...

Unit-Level Hotel Profits Grew 7.2 Percent in 2007
PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR) today announced that the average hotel in its 2008 edition of Trends in the Hotel Industry survey enjoyed a 7.2 percent gain in Net Operating Income...

GFP Traffic Updates: SR 34, SR 14, DOT Suspends Major Lane Closures

Interstate 85 Lane Closures Near State Route 14 And State Route 34
The Georgia Department of Transportation announces lane closures on Interstate Highway 85 near Exit 35 (State Route 14/US 29) and on the bridge at State Route 34 intersection at Exit 47 beginning Tuesday, May 27, through Thursday, May 29...

Georgia DOT Suspends Major Lane Closures
The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction projects across the state – suspending related lane closures on all interstate and major state system highways, through Monday to ease Memorial Weekend traffic congestion. Beginning at 5 a.m....

Republican Candidate Blog

The McCain Update
America owes its liberty, its prosperity and its future to our veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting our great country. Please remember and honor our proud veterans...

Tax Return Information Released
Today, U.S. Senator John McCain's campaign released summary pages from Mrs. Cindy McCain's 2006 tax return...

John McCain Releases Health Records
Today, U.S. Senator John McCain's campaign released his health records since 2000. To view summary information of John McCain's health records...

Barack Obama "Can't Seem To Get His Story Straight" On Iran
"Senator Obama can't seem to get his story straight on whether or not he would meet with the President of Iran. I mean, do you think he realized...

Home Builders Association of Georgia Launches Fight to ''Take Back'' Builders Insurance

Home Builders Association of Georgia Launches Fight to ''Take Back'' Builders Insurance
BUSINESS WIRE--The Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG), comprised of more than 13,000 builders statewide, issued an urgent call today to members who are policyholders/owners of Builders Insurance to “take back” the company and restore it to a fiscally conservative company that serves its policyholders/owners...

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend
On Saturday and Sunday, May 24th, and 25th, two events will take place in downtown Atlanta that will affect traffic and bring thousands of specters to the area. The annual Atlanta Jazz Festival will begin on Friday evening and will affect the following streets...

Recall Roundup

Additional Incidents Prompt Re-Announcement of Recall of Gel Candles Due to Fire Hazard
Note: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall announced in February 2007.
Name of product: Gel Candles
Units: About 1,700...

Floppy Friends Horse Toys Recalled by Toy Investments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: Floppy Friends Horse Toys
Units: About 300
Importer: Toy Investments Inc., d/b/a Toysmith, of Auburn, Wash...

American Scientific Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: Magnets
Units: About 87,000
Importer: American Scientific LLC, of Columbus, Ohio...

Sure Grip Paint Brushes Recalled by Early Childhood Resources Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: Yellow Sure Grip Paint Brushes
Units: About 900
Importer: Early Childhood Resources LLC, of Mt. Laurel, N.J...

Disney Store Recalls Tinker Bell Wands Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: Tinker Bell Wands
Units: About 8,000
Retailer: Disney Store, of Pasadena, Calif...

Char-Broil Recalls Two-Burner Gas Grills Sold Exclusively at Mills Fleet Farm Stores Due to Fire, Burn Hazard
Name of Product: Char-Broil Two-Burner Gas Grills Model 463720108
Units: About 400
Importer: Char-Broil LLC, of Columbus, Ga...

West Music Recalls Shaker Guiro Instruments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: Basic Beat Shaker Guiro Instruments
Units: About 6,500
Importer/Distributor: Antigua Winds Inc., of San Antonio, Texas...

United Scientific Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: Various magnets
Units: About 2.35 million
Importer: United Scientific, of Waukegan, Ill...

Disney Store Recalls Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags
Units: About 4,100
Retailer: Disney Store, of Pasadena, Calif...

Gerber Baby Comes To Morrow May 31st

5/23/08 (6:47 p.m.) Since 1931, only one face has been used to advertise Gerber's baby food line. The world's most recognized baby, Ann Turner Cook, will visit the city of Morrow on Saturday, May 31st, from 11am to 3 pm at the Morrow Tourist Center located at 6475 Jonesboro Rd. Cook, a retired teacher and mystery novelist, will sign copies of her novels, and pose for pictures. Exhibits of Gerber Baby Doll and vintage baby memorabilia will also be displayed. A Gerber baby look-a-like contest and baby product giveaway is also scheduled.

Ed McKeogh’s “Comic Story Laboratory” Workshop at Fayette County Public Library Teaches Teens How to Create Their Own Comic Books

Ed McKeogh’s “Comic Story Laboratory” Workshop at Fayette County Public Library Teaches Teens How to Create Their Own Comic Books
5/23/08 (8:02 p.m.) Comic book fans and aspiring cartoonists ages 12 to 18 will soon get the opportunity to have a close encounter with one of Fayette County’s up-and-coming talents in the comic book world. Ed McKeogh, a professional illustrator and prize-winning cartoonist who... More

Isakson, Chambliss Praise Passage of Senate Resolution to Urge Federal Agencies to Conserve Fuel

Isakson, Chambliss Praise Passage of Senate Resolution to Urge Federal Agencies to Conserve Fuel
5/23/08 (5:51 p.m.) U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today praised passage of a Sense-of-the-Senate resolution urging federal agencies to conserve fuel at a time when rising gas prices are significantly affecting the American economy and... More

Georgia Ranks in Top 10 Pro-Business States for Five Years Running

Georgia Ranks in Top 10 Pro-Business States for Five Years Running
5/23/08 (5:16 p.m.) Georgia, for five years running, has been ranked in the Top 10 Pro-Business States by Pollina Corporate Real Estate. In the consulting firm’s 2008 report, Georgia... More

Super Kudos to Starr's Mill, McIntosh and Sandy Creek High Schools!!!

Super Kudos to Starr's Mill, McIntosh and Sandy Creek High Schools!!!

Three High Schools Make Newsweek’s Top High School List
5/23/08 (4:56 p.m.) Starr’s Mill High, McIntosh High and Sandy Creek High have been listed by Newsweek magazine as being among the top high schools in the nation... More

Grant Establishes Pilot Landscape Program at Fayette County High

Grant Establishes Pilot Landscape Program at Fayette County High
5/23/08 (7:55 a.m.) An $8,000 SkillsUSA Lowe’s Education / Chapter Improvement Grant will help fund the school system’s first-ever landscape management program for students with mild cognitive disabilities... More

Run to Domestic Tranquility May 24th in Newnan

Saturday May 24th, 7:00am registration begins in beautiful downtown Newnan just off the court square at Jackson and West Washington, First Baptist Church of Newnan; the 3rd annual 5K Run/1 mile Walk, Run to Domestic Tranquility is being held. Contact George Martin at r2sun98@mindspring.com or resister on line at www.signmeupsports.com $20.00 individual $15.00 students and $40.00 maximum for families.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fayette County Public Library to Participate in Statewide Hawks-Thrashers Summer Reading Challenge for K-12 Students

Fayette County Public Library to Participate in Statewide Hawks-Thrashers Summer Reading Challenge for K-12 Students
5/22/08 (9:16 p.m.) In addition to its highly popular annual Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults, the Fayette County Public Library offers something extra this summer for sports fans entering kindergarten through 12th grade in the fall. The local library has joined... More

Main Street Accepting Applications For Homemade Ice Cream Festival

Main Street Accepting Applications For Homemade Ice Cream Festival
Main Street Newnan is currently accepting applications for the Homemade Ice Cream Festival, planned for Saturday, July 5, 2008 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the square in historic downtown Newnan. The Homemade Ice Cream Festival will be held in conjunction with the monthly Market Days on the Square...

FDA Approves Entereg to Help Restore Bowel Function Following Surgery

FDA Approves Entereg to Help Restore Bowel Function Following Surgery
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Entereg (alvimopan) May 20, 2008, to accelerate the restoration of normal bowel function in patients 18 years and up who have undergone partial large or small bowel resection surgery. Entereg will be used in hospitalized patients who can receive no more than 15 doses...

Epilepsy.com Provides Seizure Information to Help Educate the Public

Epilepsy.com Provides Seizure Information to Help Educate the Public
BUSINESS WIRE--Epilepsy.com, an award-winning patient care site, is providing accurate information regarding epilepsy and seizures to the public and the media in the wake of the reported seizure that hospitalized Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass) on May 17...

Hypertension hazardous, but controllable

Hypertension hazardous, but controllable
Hypertension is the most common chronic disease in the U.S. and is becoming a major health concern for Americans of all ages, says a University of Georgia specialist.Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is excessive force of the blood on the blood vessels as it circulates...

SBA’S Community Express Program: Myth vs Fact

SBA’S Community Express Program: Myth vs Fact
MYTH: Community Express’s cap significantly diminishes the SBA loans reaching small businesses.
FACT: Community Express, currently a pilot program, accounts for about 2 percent of SBA loan volume in dollars. As we review the program’s pilot status and make decisions about its future...

New Efforts to Help Improve Medical Products for Patient Safety and Quality of Medical Care

New Efforts to Help Improve Medical Products for Patient Safety and Quality of Medical Care
HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today announced efforts underway at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that will complement each other to improve patient safety and the quality of medical care...

Important Seating Information For Sweeny Todd Ticketholders

Important Seating Information For Sweeny Todd Ticketholders
Atlantans planning to attend a performance of SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, at The Fabulous Fox Theatre during its local engagement May 27 – June 1 should be advised that those arriving late to the show will NOT be seated...

"Jack and the Amazing Beanstalk" Theatre Camp Set for Tyrone Recreation

"Jack and the Amazing Beanstalk" Theatre Camp Set for Tyrone Recreation
5/22/08 (8:31 p.m.) Once again, Fayette County based Offshoot Productions is partnering with the Tyrone Recreation Department to offer a unique summer... More

Plain Aire Painting Workshop

Kathaleen Brewer will be holding a plain aire painting workshop Sunday afternoon, June 8th in the University of Georgia Research Gardens in Griffin. Bring a canvas and your paints. 12:00-5:00 pm. $30.00 There are several themed garden areas and the event coincides with the Master Gardeners Show. 770-631-2780 or Fayetteartcenter@bellsouth.net to register.

Blog Updates

Naturally Fayette:
Locally grown food better tasting, better for you
With increasing worries about the safety of imported foods, there is an alternative, says a University of Georgia expert. Buy food grown locally...

Planting Rain Gardens Can Cut Neighborhood Pollution
SPM Wire - Homeowners can help eliminate neighborhood pollution simply by planting an easy-to-construct garden on their property...

Georgia Front Page:
Oxendine: Insured Losses From Tuesday's Storms Estimated At $6 Million, Expectd To Rise

FAA Air Traffic Program Saves $27 Million in Delays during First Year
In the midst of the second-worst year for flight delays, the Federal Aviation Administration...

Emory Mental Health Experts Featured in Documentary on Depression
In observation of May as Mental Health Month, Emory University Department...

Emory Crawford Long Hospital Celebrates 100 Years with Tour Through History
Emory Crawford Long Hospital will begin...

City of Atlanta Maintains Aa3 and AA Bond Rating
Moody’s Investors Service and Standard &Poor’s , the country’s top financial ratings agencies, have affirmed the City’s current Aa3 stable...

Recall Roundup:
American Flame Recalls Fireplaces to Replace Gas Valves Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards
Name of Product: Fireplace Gas Valves
Units: About 12,000
Manufacturer: American Flame Inc., of Fort Wayne, Ind...

The Water Main:
Isakson Praises Senate Committee Approval of Legislation to Develop Recommendations for Comprehensive Water Strategy
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today praised the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s approval of legislation to study and develop recommendations for a comprehensive water strategy...

Drought lingers across north Georgia
Winter and early spring rains have helped, but north Georgia remains in severe to extreme drought. The northern coastal plain is abnormally dry. Moisture conditions for the southern coastal plain along the Florida border are near normal for now...

Students Selected to Governor’s Honors

Congratulations to the 29 students selected for this year's Governor's Honors Program. Having been selected many years back in the art category, I can attest to how difficult it is to be among the chosen! These students compete to be in the program and the competition is tough. They must first be nominated, then they go through a rigorous series of interviews moving through various levels to finally be selected. We should be very proud to have so many students make the cut! - JMD, Editor

Students Selected to Governor’s Honors
5/22/08 (1:41 p.m.) Fayette always has a strong showing at the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program and this year is no exception. A total of 29 students from Fayette’s five high... More

National Day of Service Project for AARP 2936 and Fayette County Retired Educators Association

National Day of Service Project for AARP 2936 and Fayette County Retired Educators Association

5/22/08 (12:55 p.m.) The second Thursday in May is the Day of Service for both AARP and Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA). Fayette County Retired Educators Association (FCREA) is the local unit of GREA. This year the local chapter of AARP combined forces with FCREA for a local community service project as their Day of Service activity. Choosing to create Mother’s Day gift baskets for mothers receiving services from the Department of Family ... More

West of Fayetteville Chosen Regent of the Year 2007

West of Fayetteville Chosen Regent of the Year 2007
5/21/08 (11:12 a.m.) Mrs. Becky West of Fayetteville was selected as the Regent of the Year for 2007 at the 110th Georgia State National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution... More

GCA Annuoces Re-Structuring of Grassroots Arts Program

GCA Annuoces Re-Structuring of Grassroots Arts Program
5/22/08 (12:40 p.m.) Georgia Council for the Arts recently announced the re-structuring of the Grassroots Arts Program (GAP). Proposals from organizations desiring appointment to GCA's new GAP Regional Partners... More

Political Blog Updates

Isakson Praises Senate Committee Approval of Legislation to Develop Recommendations for Comprehensive Water Strategy
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today praised the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s approval of legislation to study and develop recommendations...

Isakson, Chambliss Praise Plan to Add Federal Prosecutors Along Southwest Border
U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today (April 25, 2008) praised an announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that the...

Clinton Campaign Raises $22 Million in April
The Clinton campaign tonight (May 20, 2008) announced that it raised approximately $22 million in the month of April."Senator Clinton’s game-changing victories...

Statement By John McCain On Senator Obama And National Security
U.S. Senator John McCain today (May 21, 2008) issued the following statement:...

Mayor Rudy Giuliani On CNN
"An open invitation to Assad, to Ahmadinejad, to Castro, to Chavez. This is absurd." -- Mayor Giuliani...

Lieberman: "Democrats And Our Enemies"
"There are of course times when it makes sense to engage in tough diplomacy with hostile governments. Yet what Mr. Obama has proposed is not selective engagement...

Remarks By John McCain On America's Leadership In The Global Economy
U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks to the National Restaurant Association, in Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 2008...

John McCain On The Farm Bill
"I may surprise some people by saying what few presidential candidates would ever be willing to say out loud...

Remarks By John McCain On Cuban Independence Day
U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks in Miami, Florida, today:Today, on Cuba's Independence Day...

John McCain On American Policy In The Western Hemisphere
Today, In Florida, John McCain Outlined His Vision For A Free Cuba. Less than 100 miles from the Florida coast...

Statement By John McCain On Senator Ted Kennedy
U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement on the news concerning Senator Ted Kennedy...

Reckless
My Friends, Last week, Senator Obama made a few comments I would like to respond to. Senator Obama claimed...

John McCain's Vision For America In The Global Economy
Today (May 19, 2008), In Chicago, John McCain Addressed His Vision For Ensuring America's Economic Preeminence...

"Cohorts Disavow Obama Stance"
"Three prominent Democrats yesterday rejected Sen. Barack Obama's position of meeting unconditionally with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...

Nancy Pfotenhauer On MSNBC
"[I]t's fascinating to me that Senator Obama's getting away with this. He hasn't released his list of advisers. It's a total...

McCain's Remarks to National Rifle Association, 5/16/08
U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks on 5/16/08. As prepared for delivery for the National Rifle Association of America Annual Meeting...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Husband-Wife Team Winners at Recent Art Show

5/21/08 (10:30 a.m.) Dave and Ina Jones of Fayetteville walked away as winners from the recent Fayette Society of Fine Art (FSOFA) Spring Fling Art Show and Sale. He won the first place ribbon while she won the second place ribbon.
Hosted by ExecuServe Center in Fayetteville and sponsored in part by the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council of Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly and in partnership with Arts Clayton.
The art show was a fund -raising event for the non-profit organization’s scholarship program.
FSOFA meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the Heritage Bank on Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville. Meetings begin at 7:00PM and are open to anyone interested in visual arts.

Christ Our Shepherd to Begin Study of Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures

5/21/08 (6:17 p.m.) Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will begin an 8-week study of the Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures by inviting participants to hear the story of God and God's calling of the people of Israel through the many "voices" of the biblical text. Through this study, participants will be invited to listen afresh to the witness of the Old Testament to hear God's call and purpose for their own lives and respond to that call. Classes will meet on Tuesday nights at 7 pm beginning June 3rd. Christ Our Shepherd is located in Peachtree City at the corner of Peachtree Parkway North and Highway 54. For more information contact the church office, (770) 487-8717.

Recall Update (3 posts)

Douglas Co. Recalls Children's Blankets Due to Strangulation Hazard
Name of Product: Lil' Snugglers(tm) Children's Blankets
Units: About 74,000
Manufacturer: Douglas Co., of Keene N.H.
Hazard: The blanket's satin edge can come loose, posing a strangulation hazard...

The Home Depot Recalls Candle Holders Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Candle Holders
Units: About 14,000
Importer: The Home Depot, of Atlanta, Ga.
Hazard: Sunlight passing through the glass portion can cause nearby flammable materials to ignite, posing a fire hazard...

K2 Sports Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Fall Hazard
Name of Product: K2 "Auto" Series Snowboard Bindings, Model Year 2007
Units: About 2,500 pairs
Distributor: K2 Sports, of Seattle, Wash.
Hazard: The cable that links the toe strap to the binding could break, posing a fall hazard to snowboarders...

Representative Matt Ramsey's blog: WWII Remarks

Representative Matt Ramsey's blog: WWII Remarks
On April 26, the Dixie Air Wing in Peachtree City hosted World War II Heritage Days, an annual event commemorating World War II and honoring its veterans. I was honored to be asked to give the remarks during the opening ceremony. The ceremony was attended by over 80 WWII veterans and their families, along with many citizens from our area. It was a wonderfully attended celebration and it is a credit to our community to host such an event. With Memorial Day coming up next Monday, I thought it appropriate to submit the text of the speech I delivered thanking and honoring this incredibly brave generation of veterans for their...

Elementary Teams Finish in Top 10 at State Science Olympiad

Elementary Teams Finish in Top 10 at State Science Olympiad
5/21/08 (4:53 p.m.) Fayette’s youngest scientists proved they are among the best in the state by earning top awards in the Elementary State Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament... More

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox: CRCT Social Studies Results Invalidated

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox: CRCT Social Studies Results Invalidated
5/21/08 (4:29 p.m.) State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox sent local superintendents the following message today shortly before 3 p.m. It should be noted that this email only impacts Social Studies CRCTs in Grades 6 & 7 and not any other grades or... More

Study: Atlanta a National Leader in Higher Education Growth

Study: Atlanta a National Leader in Higher Education Growth
5/21/08 (4:10 p.m.) The Atlanta region is firmly established among the leading U.S. higher education centers in all measures of higher education. And in key rankings, Atlanta’s rate of growth leads other top higher ed centers in the nation and outpaces population growth... More

Preliminary CRCT Results Are Mixed for Fayette’s Students

Preliminary CRCT Results Are Mixed for Fayette’s Students
5/21/08 (4:01 p.m.) Harder tests matching the state’s more rigorous curriculum have resulted in a larger drop than expected in the CRCT pass rate for eighth grade math. Unofficial scores for eighth grade math, although lower than last year, look better for Fayette than across the state... More

3rd Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Sponsored by the Coweta Falls Chapter Sons Of The American Revolution

On Memorial Day 2008, the Coweta Falls Chapter of the Sons Of The American Revolution -- the largest Chapter in Georgia with more than 200 members -- will host a special memorial service at Parkhill Cemetery in the Veteran's Gardens. The ceremony will pay tribute to the thousands who have died in service to this nation. Memorial Day Service; Monday - May 26th - 10:00 a.m.; The Veteran's Garden Of Parkhill Cemetery; 4161 Macon Road, Columbus Georgia.

PTC First Presbyterian Registration Open for June 16-20 VBS

The SonWorld Adventure Park Vacation Bible School at PTC First Presbyterian is open for registration. Join in during the June 16-20 week for a theme park adventure as children learn about choices and God. Spaces are filling quickly for the 300 available spots. Reserve your ticket today by calling the church at 770-487-7757 or drop by for registration forms at 206 Willowbend Rd, PTC. Registration will close June 9.

The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend

The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend
5/21/08 (2:03 p.m.) On Memorial Day weekend May 24th and 25th , the Atlanta Cyclorama will commemorate and recognize our Military from the Revolutionary War to the Present. Participating are members of the Military and re-enactors with displays from Revolutionary, Spanish... More

JC Booth Middle School Holds Junior Beta Club Ceremony

109 new members were inducted into the J C Booth Middle School National Junior Beta Club late last month at McIntosh High School. Club officers for the 2008-2009 school year were also installed during the candle lighting ceremony. Honors were given to those Beta Club members who had performed 20 or more community service hours within the last 12 months. In addition, the club presented the school's media center with a $500 check. To be eligible for the Junior Beta Club, students had to excel in their academics for two quarters during the school year. This brought the school's Beta Club membership to 249 students.

Fayette County Student Selected For Washington Youth Tour Trip

Fayette County Student Selected For Washington Youth Tour Trip
5/21/08 (6:43 a.m.) Fayette County High student Ndawi Eke will begin her summer this year attending the 42nd annual Washington Youth Tour, an all-expense paid leadership experience sponsored by the electric membership corporations in Georgia... More

FCFT Presents Disney's High School Musical June 18 - 22

FCFT Presents Disney's High School Musical June 18 - 22
5/21/08 (6:34 a.m.) Fayette Coweta Family Theater Is proud to present the spectacular teen musical DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. "Wild Cats Sing Along" because "We're All In the Together" and it's time to "Get Your Head in The Game" as FCFT brings this music filled show to the stage in Fayetteville this June... More

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Renaissance Festival Open This Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day for 3 Days of Merriment!

Renaissance Festival Open This Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day for 3 Days of Merriment!
5/20/08 (11:48 p.m.) New! All the Kings Horses - Royal Lipizzan Stallion Show! The strength and athletic agility of these Arabian, Andalusian and Royal Lipizzan Stallions are proudly displayed as they perform the intricate movements for which they have become world-renowned... More

Governor Perdue Announces $19.5 Million in Loans and Grants to Finance Water and Sewer System Infrastructure Improvements

Governor Perdue Announces $19.5 Million in Loans and Grants to Finance Water and Sewer System Infrastructure Improvements
Today Governor Sonny Perdue announced the approval of four Georgia Fund commitments totaling $2,749,923, one Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) commitment totaling $1,750,000 and one Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) commitment totaling $15,000,000...

Master Toys & Novelties Inc. Recalls Little Rider Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Master Toys & Novelties Inc. Recalls Little Rider Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: Cowboy on a Horse Little Rider Toys
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Master Toys & Novelties Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paint on the shoe and pants of the rider toy contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard...

Education Policy Forums Planned For School Board, Legislative Candidates

Education Policy Forums Planned For School Board, Legislative Candidates
The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Georgia School Boards Association will soon be holding a half-day session at Clayton State University for area school board and state legislative candidates. The Education Policy Forum is designed to provide future education decision makers with factual, research-based information on which to develop positions...

Emory Offers Support Program for Children of Cancer Patients

Emory Offers Support Program for Children of Cancer Patients
The Emory Winship Cancer Institute is offering a support program for children ages six to 11 whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. Known as Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery, or CLIMB, the program works to enable children to deal with their feelings of sadness, fear, anxiety or anger in the wake of a parent's cancer diagnosis...

Chambliss, Isakson Urge Democratic Leader to Strip Agricultural Worker Provisions from Emergency War Supplemental Bill

Chambliss, Isakson Urge Democratic Leader to Strip Agricultural Worker Provisions from Emergency War Supplemental Bill
5/20/08 (5:52 p.m.) U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today, along with eight other Republican senators, sent a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., urging the removal of language that would grant legal status to over 1 million illegal agriculture workers and their families in the emergency war supplemental spending bill... More

Opinion: Vandalism of Campaign Signs

Opinion: Vandalism of Campaign Signs
5/20/08 (4:41 p.m.) The campaign season is in full swing, with only seven weeks left until the people of Fayette County choose their next Sheriff. People understand the important role the Sheriff plays in the county, and there is a great deal of interest, and even excitement, surrounding this particular race... More

Clayton State Offering Non-Credit Continuing Education Courses in Peachtree City

Clayton State Offering Non-Credit Continuing Education Courses in Peachtree City
5/20/08 (7:49 a.m.) Spanish. Digital photography. And a variety of computer software classes. Those are just some of the offerings this summer at Clayton State – Fayette. The first summer at Clayton State University’s new instructional site, located at 1200 Commerce Dr., Peachtree City, will feature a variety of non-credit, Continuing Education courses, offered once-a-week starting at 9 a.m. throughout the summer... More

McCain's Remarks to National Rifle Association, 5/16/08

McCain's Remarks to National Rifle Association, 5/16/08
U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks on 5/16/08. As prepared for delivery for the National Rifle Association of America Annual Meeting, in Louisville, KY: It is a pleasure to be here this afternoon. I know you have heard from a number of my friends and colleagues today -- Governors Huckabee and Romney, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ambassador John Bolton, and Kentucky's own, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. And you have heard from an American hero, Greg Stubbe, who sacrificed greatly so that Americans might be secure in our freedom. We wish him well in his recovery...