Monday, June 30, 2008

New Candidate Videos!

We have been busy little bees making all kinds of new videos these past few days. If you're interested in meeting the candidates who are asking for your vote be sure to take a look at our Georgia Front Page YouTube pages.

We'll include a few links to samples of what you can view:

Herb Frady & Peter Pfeifer Debate Defined Benefit Plan

Greg Dunn & Robert Horgan on Defined Benefit Plan Fayette GA

Janet Smola, Candidate / Incumbent School Board Post 1

John Yates, Candidate / Incumbent, State Rep Dist. 73

Connie Biemiller, Candidate GA State Senate Seat 66; Rotary

Rudjard Hayes, Candidate District Attorney, Griffin Judicial

Ann Jackson, Candidate for Probate Judge, Fayette; Rotary

Dave Simmons, Candidate for Sheriff, Fayette, GA; Rotary

Thomas Mindar, Candidate for Fayette County Sheriff; Rotary

Barry Babb, Candidate for Fayette County GA Sheriff; Rotary

Didn't see your candidate of choice? We just randomly grabbed some titles. If you'd like to see more, visit the Georgia Front Page YouTube pages

Stone Mountain Park Kicks Off 41st Fantastic Fourth Celebration

6/30/08 (9:43 p.m.) Year-long 50th Anniversary celebration continues with 25th Annual Lasershow Spectacular™, fireworks... Click to read: Stone Mountain Park Kicks Off 41st Fantastic Fourth Celebration

Wyndham Peachtree Hosts Golf Drive-In Movie Night

6/30/08 (10:54 p.m.) The Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center will host the city’s first golf cart drive-in movie night on July 5 featuring the live-action movie, Transformers... Click to read: Wyndham Peachtree Hosts Golf Drive-In Movie Night

Georgia DOT Suspends Major Lane Closures July 3 - 7

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... Click to read: Georgia DOT Suspends Major Lane Closures July 3 - 7

Virginia Gibbs, IOM of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Graduates From Leadership Training

6/30/08 (9:32 p.m.) Virginia Gibbs, IOM, President, of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from Institute for Organization Management (Institute), a four-year nonprofit leadership training program... Click to read: Virginia Gibbs, IOM of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Graduates From Leadership Training

Take a Short Drive to Callaway Gardens to Celebrate the Fourth of July!

6/30/08 (8:49 p.m.) Anticipation is running high as Callaway Gardens® prepares for its traditional Fourth of July celebration of our country’s freedom with the Surf and... Click to read: Take a Short Drive to Callaway Gardens to Celebrate the Fourth of July!

Atlanta Business Chronicle Ranks Christian City First!

Christian City Ranks First in Atlanta's Top 25 Retirement Communities and First in Top 10 Assisted Living
6/30/08 (8:29 p.m.) Christian City was ranked number one in Atlanta's Top 25 Retirement Communities and number one in the Top 10 Assisted Living Communities... Click to read: Atlanta Business Chronicle Ranks Christian City First!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Statement from Governor Sonny Perdue Concerning the Passing of The University of Georgia’s Mascot, Uga VI

Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today concerning the passing of Uga VI, the beloved mascot of The University of Georgia... Click to read: Statement from Governor Sonny Perdue Concerning the Passing of The University of Georgia’s Mascot, Uga VI

Fayette County Summer Lacrosse Camp

6/29/08 (7:20 a.m.) Southside Lacrosse Camp (Boys and Girls 7-14) presented by Fayette County Parks and Recreation; 4 DAY CAMP intended to promote the growth of youth lacrosse in the... Click to read: Fayette County Summer Lacrosse Camp

Saturday, June 28, 2008

County Commissioner Peter Pfeifer: Setting the Record Straight; Commission Violated Open Meetings Law Twice

6/28/08 (3:08 p.m.) I’ve seen the comments of several bloggers/writers (in another paper) regarding a few different issues. I’m lumping those together as they contain errors that I am going to correct... Click to read: County Commissioner Peter Pfeifer: Setting the Record Straight; Commission Violated Open Meetings Law Twice

SBA Introduces Two New Online Finance Courses for Small Business Owners

6/28/08 (8:16 a.m.) The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced two new free online finance courses to help small business owners with the basic principles of finance and... Click to read: SBA Introduces Two New Online Finance Courses for Small Business Owners

How to Get the Life You Love, Patrice Dickey's Lessons from "Tuesdays with Morrie"

6/28/08 (3:23 p.m.) Free picnic Sat, 7/26/08 1-3:30 pm at Fayette County Public Library in partnership with Barnes & Noble-Fayetteville. Get out of your head and into your heart! A feel-good session... Click to read: How to Get the Life You Love, Patrice Dickey's Lessons from "Tuesdays with Morrie"

All Saints Golfers Play For YouthQuake

6/28/08 (2:03 p.m.) Eight parishioners from All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City played recently in the annual YouthQuake Golf... Click to read: All Saints Golfers Play For YouthQuake
Photo: All Saints Anglican Golfers played last week in the annual YouthQuake Golf Tournament at Cobblestone Golf Course at Lake Acworth. Front Row (L-R) Freddy Burdeshaw, French Bell, Judy Barnes, and Kathy Aspden. Back Row (L-R) John Cooper, Ed Barnes, Reverend Alan Hanson, Tony DaSilva and Dusty Rhodes.

Dennis Chase Encourages a Vote for Connie Biemiller and Greg Dunn to Protect Natural Resources, Environment

6/28/08 (11:25 a.m.) During my fifty or so years of experience with environmental issues, I have often witnessed how the public perception of such issues varied. Lately, environmental protection has once again been reduced as an issue of concern... Click to read: Dennis Chase Encourages a Vote for Connie Biemiller and Greg Dunn to Protect Natural Resources, Environment

Arts Clayton Announces the Call for Entries for the 5th Annual Juried Photography Show

6/28/08 (9:53 a.m.) Arts Clayton Gallery is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 5th Annual Juried Photography Competition, presented in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates... Click to read: Arts Clayton Announces the Call for Entries for the 5th Annual Juried Photography Show

Fayette NAACP Sponsors Candidates Forum 6:00 pm on Monday, July 7th at Sams Auditorium

6/28/08 (10:35 a.m.) Candidates running in the July 15th general primary for Probate Judge, County Commissioner, School Board, Tax Commissioner, State House and Senate and Public Service Commissioner are invited... Click to read: Fayette NAACP Sponsors Candidates Forum 6:00 pm on Monday, July 7th at Sams Auditorium

(Note: on July 1st the NAACP will host a Forum for the Sheriff and DA candidates at the Fayette County Public Library)

Other upcoming Forums:

July 8th
Gathering Place, PTC; School Board Forum sponsored by the New Generation of Republican Women

July 10th
Fayette County Library; District Attorney & Sheriff Candidates; 7 p.m.; Sponsored by the Fayette County Republican Party

Westmoreland: Court Hits the Bull’s-eye on Gun Rights

6/28/08 (8:26 a.m.) U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland praised the 5-4 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the handgun... Click to read: Westmoreland: Court Hits the Bull’s-eye on Gun Rights

Ice Cream Social & Singing with Peachtree Wind Ensemble at St. Paul Lutheran Church

6/28/08 (8:53 a.m.) The public is invited to celebrate the 4th with the Peachtree Wind Ensemble at an ice cream social at 3:00 on the grounds of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School on... Click to read: Ice Cream Social & Singing with Peachtree Wind Ensemble at St. Paul Lutheran Church

Pastor John Weber Recommends Carol Jensen-Linton for School Board

6/28/08 (7:05 a.m.) I was so excited to hear that Carol Jensen-Linton is running for the Fayette County School Board. She has been an active member of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran... Click to read: Pastor John Weber Recommends Carol Jensen-Linton for School Board

Linda Wells, Candidate for Tax Commissioner: Time for New Leadership

6/28/08 (7:19 a.m.) For the past 16 years the present tax commissioner has developed a disturbing trend of self-service rather than public service... Click to read: Linda Wells, Candidate for Tax Commissioner: Time for New Leadership

Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao, Candidate for School Board Post 2: Always Room for Improvement

6/28/08 (7:14 a.m.) My name is Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao. Fayette County schools have a tradition of excellence, but as in any organization, there is always room for improvement... Click to read: Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao, Candidate for School Board Post 2: Always Room for Improvement

Friday, June 27, 2008

Two Recalls: Children's Jackets / Hoodies; Hewlett-Packard Fax Machines

Children's Jackets and Hoodies with Drawstrings Recalled by Coolibar Inc. Due to Strangulation Hazard
Name of Product: Children's Sun Block Jackets and Hoodies
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts...

Hewlett-Packard Co. Recalls Fax Machines Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: HP Fax 1010 and 1010xi Machines
Units: About 367,000 units (an additional 84,000 units sold outside of the U.S.)...

All Saints Music Camp!

Join us this summer for All Saints Music Camp!
July 14th-18th
9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 5-12
Call today to register for a fun, free & enriching week for your child! We’re going to sing, dance, play instruments and musical games and put on a mini-musical! Play an instrument or like to sing? Have fun on our “show and play” day! Get ready for special musical guests, yummy snacks and Karaoke day too!

No singing or performance experience necessary.

All Saints Anglican Church
303 Kelly Drive,
Peachtree City,
Georgia (Suite 10)
770-486-5374

Secretary of State Handel Announces the Close of Candidate Qualifying

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel today at noon closed the qualifying period for candidates seeking ballot placement in the 2008 General Election as nonpartisan, independent and political body candidates... Click to read: Secretary of State Handel Announces the Close of Candidate Qualifying

Governor Perdue Challenges State Agencies, Businesses to Offer Commute Alternatives to Employees

With gas prices at near record highs, Governor Sonny Perdue today challenged state agencies and businesses to continue to expand commute alternative programs... Click to read: Governor Perdue Challenges State Agencies, Businesses to Offer Commute Alternatives to Employees

Baseball Players' Alleged Steroid Use May Have Provided Performance Advantage

Offensive production among the accused steroid users increased by about 7 percent to 12 percent versus non-users. The analysis represents the first attempt to quantify the overall effect of PED abuse on offensive performance in baseball... Click to read: Baseball Players' Alleged Steroid Use May Have Provided Performance Advantage

Chambliss, Isakson Announce Four New VA Clinics for Georgia

Will Be Located in Newnan, Brunswick, Milledgeville, Hinesville
6/27/08 (7:39 a.m.) U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs plans... Click to read: Chambliss, Isakson Announce Four New VA Clinics for Georgia

Isakson, Chambliss Co-Sponsor Legislation to Address High Gas Prices

6/27/08 (8:08 a.m.) U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced Thursday that they are co-sponsoring legislation... Click to read: Isakson, Chambliss Co-Sponsor Legislation to Address High Gas Prices

Fayetteville Main Street Receives 2008 National Main Street Accreditation

6/27/08 (8:21 a.m.) National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street... Click to read: Fayetteville Main Street Receives 2008 National Main Street Accreditation

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Device Blocking Stomach Nerve Signals Shows Promise in Obesity

6/26/08 (11:46 a.m.) A new implantable medical device, developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic researchers, shows promise as a reversible and less extreme alternative to existing bariatric surgeries... Click to read: Device Blocking Stomach Nerve Signals Shows Promise in Obesity

Spotlight on: Noah's Ark: Children Care & Animal Rehabilitation

6/26/08 (7:29 a.m.) Many people living in the metro Atlanta area aren’t aware of a treasure in their community – Noah’s Ark. This unique facility is located on 250 beautiful, rural acres in Locust Grove, Georgia, just 30 miles or so south of Atlanta.

Noah’s Ark is comprised of two separate non-profit organizations – Noah’s Ark Children Care Homes, providing residential care for up to 24 children; and Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, which provides rehabilitative services for local wildlife and a permanent residence to more than 1,000 animals (exotic, domestic, livestock and wildlife). This unique combination allows children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned to learn to nurture, heal emotionally, and open up... Click to read more about: Noah's Ark: Children Care & Animal Rehabilitation

Bob Fuhrman, Candidate for County Commission Post 2: Defined Benefit Plan Bad for Taxpayers; Herb Frady's Vote

6/26/08 (11:04 a.m.) On Tuesday night, June 24, I had the opportunity to be part of a candidate forum hosted by the Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club. This forum was held at the... Click to read: Bob Fuhrman, Candidate for County Commission Post 2: Defined Benefit Plan Bad for Taxpayers; Herb Frady's Vote

Note: Have your candidate of choice send us their letters to the editor, news, etc. editor@fayettefrontpage.com

Why We Support Steve Kiser for Probate Judge

6/26/08 (4:15 p.m.) Most people who reside in Fayette County know us, as we have owned Catfish Hollow for nearly three decades, and now also won Golden’s On The Corner... Click to read: Why We Support Steve Kiser for Probate Judge

Note: Send your letters of support for your candidates of choice. We'll share them with our readers on the Fayette Front Page and the daily newsletter. editor@fayettefrontpage.com

Friends Collect Gold Jewelry to Support Cancer Victim

Cathy Williams is in a battle for her life with colon cancer. Although a resident of Clayton County, She is well known for her years working as a hairdresser in Fayetteville and for her fun, spunky personality. Friends are coming together and asking the community to donate old, broken, damaged and unused gold jewelry items which will be turned into cash and given to Cathy to help pay her medical bills. Gift cards to local grocery stores or discount stores such as Walmart are also being collected. The efforts are being headed up by the Eleventh Hour Church, a nonprofit ministry on HWY 85 in Fayetteville, so donations will be tax deductible. For more information, please call Wanda at 770-842-4604.

Free "BEE Movie" at McCurry Park June 28th

6/26/08 (9:50 a.m.) Star 94 and the Fayette County Parks and Recreation is coming to McCurry Park for a free “Movie Under the Stars” on June 28th. The movie, "BEE Movie", starts at sundown, around 8:30pm but plenty of activities will be on hand before the movie. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, a picnic basket and the kids for an evening of entertainment, lawn chairs, a picnic basket; For more information call 770-716-4320

Free "BEE Movie" at McCurry Park June 28th

6/26/08 (9:50 a.m.) Star 94 and the Fayette County Parks and Recreation is coming to McCurry Park for a free “Movie Under the Stars” on June 28th. The movie, "BEE Movie", starts at sundown, around 8:30pm but plenty of activities will be on hand before the movie. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, a picnic basket and the kids for an evening of entertainment, lawn chairs, a picnic basket; For more information call 770-716-4320

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Military Matters

Violence in Iraq Drops to Four-Year Low
Violence in Iraq dropped in May to its lowest level in four years, according to a Defense Department report released to Congress today (June 23, 2008). The quarterly report, required by Congress, measured progress in the country in March through May of this year...

Chairman Calls Homeless Veterans 'Hugely Important Issue'
Calling the issue "hugely important," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today said the nation must fully integrate efforts to help homeless veterans...

President Nominates Woman Army General for Fourth Star
President Bush today nominated Army Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody for promotion, which, pending Senate approval, would make her the first woman to be a four-star officer in U.S. history...

Attacks in Iraq Down 80 Percent Since June 2007, General Says
The number of weekly attacks in Iraq has dropped from about 1,200 a week in June 2007 to about 200 a week now, the commander of the tactical unit responsible for command and control of operations in Iraq said today...

Note: We don't share everything we've posted on our various blogs in the newsletter each day. If we did, you'd be reading all day! We randomly pick things that we like, or a blog that we haven't included in a few days or weeks. Hope you like our selections and hope you'll take a look at all our blogs! They're listed down the far right side of the Fayette Front Page, or you can click the link that says "Blogs" on the menu bar of the site. Happy reading and let us know what we can do to improve. - FFP

The Latest Recalls

Jardine Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us Recalled Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard
Name of Product: Jardine Cribs
Units: About 320,000...

Nordstrom Recalls Girls' Sandals Due to Choking Hazard
Name of Product: Nordstrom's Cadence-Lea and Trio-Lea Girl's Sandals
Units: About 1,500...

Dollar Tree Recalls Glue Guns Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Crafters Square Hot Melt Mini Glue Guns
Units: About 470,000...

A. O. Smith Recalls Water Pump Motors Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Water Pump Motors
Units: About 6,750...

Atlanta Braves Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with a Salute to Our Troops and an "All American Fireworks Spectacular" on Friday, July 4th

Independence Day celebrations at Turner Field will honor members of the United States military and their families, and a post-game "Salute to America Fireworks Spectacular," presented by Publix Super Markets, will feature a dazzling display of pyrotechnics, choreographed to patriotic music, that will light up the Atlanta skyline in red, white and blue. Click to read: Atlanta Braves Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with a Salute to Our Troops and an "All American Fireworks Spectacular" on Friday, July 4th

NCPA Applauds U.S. House Vote in Favor of H.R. 6331

BUSINESS WIRE--The U.S. House of Representatives voted 355 to 59 in favor of H.R. 6331, which represents a veto-proof majority. The health care bill contains three critical provisions for community pharmacies that speed up the reimbursements for Medicare Part D claims, delays below-cost cuts to Medicaid generic prescription drug reimbursement that would have driven... Click to read: NCPA Applauds U.S. House Vote in Favor of H.R. 6331

Yogen Früz Scoops into Georgia with 10 Stores Planned

(BUSINESS WIRE)--International frozen yogurt chain Yogen Früz has Georgia on its mind with a master franchise agreement that will bring 10 stores to the Peach State over the next few years. The agreement with Atlanta-based LB Yogurt LLC is the third U.S. development contract signed by Yogen Früz in the last month and the sixth since mid-2007, marking the first phase of an expansion into the U.S... Click to read: Yogen Früz Scoops into Georgia with 10 Stores Planned

(We just thought the name was cool... have no idea whether they'll be coming to Fayette County or not!)

FDA Approves PrandiMet™, a Replaglinide and Metformin Fixed-Dose Combination Tablet for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

BUSINESS WIRE--Sciele Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCRX) and Novo Nordisk Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PrandiMet™ (repaglinide and metformin HCl) tablets, the first and only fixed-dose combination of the fast-acting secretagogue replaglinide (also known as Prandin®) and insulin sensitizer, metformin, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes... Click to read: FDA Approves PrandiMet™, a Replaglinide and Metformin Fixed-Dose Combination Tablet for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Celebrate July 4th with Blueberry Cupcakes

Note: July 4th is just around the corner. Dig out those favorite patriotic style recipes, or just try this one. It's sure to be a hit with your family as you enjoy the Peachtree City Parade, the Newnan Parade, or the Fayetteville Bell Ringing Ceremony!
(ARA) – Top off your Independence Day celebration this year with Wave the Flag Cupcakes for everyone... Click to read: Celebrate July 4th with Blueberry Cupcakes

Harry Norman, Realtors President Lewis Glenn Retires, Successor Named

6/24/08 (11:52 p.m.) Rismedia - After months of thoughtful consideration, Harry Norman, Realtors® President and CEO, Lewis Glenn, announced his retirement from Harry Norman, Realtors to pursue other personal and professional opportunities. Senior Vice President and General Manager, Martha Hayhurst... Click to read: Harry Norman, Realtors President Lewis Glenn Retires, Successor Named

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blog Updates

Business Briefcase:

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers Closing June 26

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Introduces New Individual Products

Delta Reaches Unprecedented Joint, Pre-Merger Agreement with Delta, Northwest Units of Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l.

Flowers Foods Announces Merger With Holsum Bakery of Phoenix (Flowers Foods is based in Thomasville, GA)

US Airways Inks Codeshare Pact with Air China

Georgia Front Page:

Wi-Fi Hotspots in Atlanta Not so Hot, Says Trend Micro Survey

America Supports You: 'Good Grief Camp' Helps Children Overcome Loss

The Home Depot Launches National CFL Bulb Recycling Initiative

Subcommittee Examines Efficiency of Nation's Transportation Infrastructure

Arts Across Georgia:

"The Merchant of Venice" Opens June 27

Bellydance Classes Scheduled for Carrollton

Personalized Art Classes

6/24/08 (11:45 p.m.) Take time for yourself and enjoy life while making new friends. Personalized art classes in a professional studio. Class size limited to four. Learn the basics of drawing and how to paint in oil and acrylic. Pastel instruction also available. Adult classes held on Tues. and Wednesday mornings / afternoons plus evening classes on Mon., Tues. and Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm. $15/hr drop-in or $10/hr for 4 classes. Call 770-719-9440 to register. KB Studio. Kathaleen Brewer, artist. (Her work can be seen in Fayette County Library or come by the studio)

Fayette NAACP Sponsors Candidates Forum 7:00 pm on July 1st at the Fayette County Library

The Fayette County Branch NAACP is sponsoring a candidate’s forum on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the Fayette County Library starting 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Candidates running in the July 15th primary for the office of Sheriff of Fayette County and District Attorney of the Griffin Judicial Circuit are invited to participate. Candidates will have the opportunity to greet constituents, present their platform and respond to questions and concerns from the voters. All citizens are encouraged to come and learn more about the candidates running for office before the dates of election. For more information contact the Fayette Branch NAACP at 770-460-9934 or visit our website at fcnaacp.org.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lots of new videos!

Watch the candidates at the Peachtree City Rotary Club's Candidate Meet & Greet. All candidates were given three minutes to address the crowd. Afterward they mingled with attendees. We're in the midst of putting up the videos for each candidate. All contested races were represented from School Board to County Commissioner to Probate Judge, Sheriff and District Attorney.

Click here to visit our YouTube site

175 in House Sign Westmoreland Pledge to Vote to Increase Oil Production

6/23/08 (1:04 p.m.) Millions of Americans have signed petitions telling Congress to take action on energy prices. And U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland responded by taking the petition straight to the members of the House... Click to read: 175 in House Sign Westmoreland Pledge to Vote to Increase Oil Production

Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends to Hold Gospel Music Fest

6/23/08 (11:13 a.m.) The Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) will hold a Gospel Music Fest on Saturday, June 28 at 5:00 PM in Sams' Auditorium, 205 La Fayette Avenue, Fayetteville, GA, 30214 (just off GA Highway 85, behind ARBY's and Captain D's.) This event is free and everyone is invited! For more information, contact FCCF President, Rev. Jerome Drakeford at jeromesusie@bellsouth.net or (678) 438-0905.

Sheriff Candidate Simmons’ Plan for Protecting Fayette County

6/23/08 (10:08 p.m.) On Monday, June 16th, criminals committed an afternoon armed robbery and kidnapping at one of Fayetteville’s busiest intersections. One suspect from Riverdale has been... Click to read: Sheriff Candidate Simmons’ Plan for Protecting Fayette County

The Story of Georgie

Georgie, the Georgia Heartland Humane Society 2007 Doggie Dash poster boy, passed away June 14, 2008 evening from multiple seizures. Georgie and Sofi were born blind and with neurological problems, but their rescue typifies what GHHS is all about, opening our hearts and homes even to those who were not so adoptable... Click to read: The Story of Georgie

Public Health Continues Mosquito Surveillance

District 4 Public Health reminds the public to stay vigilant about preventing mosquito bites. So far this year, surveillance data gathered by the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health confirms two horses in Lowndes County and one horse in each Cook, Berrien, Brooks, and Lanier counties tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. A dog in Ware county was also infected... Click to read: Public Health Continues Mosquito Surveillance

Coming Soon: Generic Drugs from China

Toxic Treadmill Blog Note: Say it ain't so. Yet again, China appears to be on the brink of exporting more into the country and this time, it's something that could really hurt or kill us. With all the safety issues with all of the recalls, do you want to trust they will make drugs safe? Here's the full story from Consumer Affairs:

If you liked the heparin, dog food, lead-painted toys, toothpaste and truck tires from China, you'll be happy to hear that Chinese-made generic drugs are making their way to the U.S. While the development raises some safety concerns.... Read the story.

Wakefield Arrested in Riverdale

On Monday, June 23, 2008, Christopher Deangelo Wakefield was arrested by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Wakefield had warrants out of the Fayetteville Police Department for the June 17, 2008 robbery of a vendor at the Village Market (765 North Glynn Street, Fayetteville, Georgia)... Click to read: Wakefield Arrested in Riverdale

Blackbeard Novelist Returns to Georgia in August

Pirates, and especially Blackbeard, have always been a subject of intense fascination. But it was not until the discovery of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, that there has been a resurgence of interest in Blackbeard unprecedented in America’s history. - Margaret Hoffman... Click to read: Blackbeard Novelist Returns to Georgia in August (Hoffman will be in Fayetteville)

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Result From Senior Falls

PRNewswire- -- Traumatic brain injuries due to falls caused nearly 8,000 deaths and 56,000 hospitalizations in 2005 among Americans 65 and older, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Click to read: Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Result From Senior Falls

District 4 Little League Tournaments Start June 28

6/23/08 (7:02 a.m.) District 4 Little League Tournaments will be played in Senoia at the LeRoy Johnson Ballfields beginning June 28. Twelve teams from the district will compete in the 9/10 Year Old Baseball... Click to read: District 4 Little League Tournaments Start June 28

Two Fayetteville Business Receive Certificates for Proper Flag Display

6/23/08 (7:27 a.m.) Members of the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, presented Flag Certificates to the International House of Pancakes and Leslie Contracting in Fayetteville. "Our chapter presents the flags to businesses or individuals who display the flag properly," stated Chairman John Sloan...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Memorial Day, Fayetteville; Sponsored by American Legion Post 105

We shared photos from the Peachtree City and Fayetteville Memorial Day ceremonies earlier. We're finally getting around to catching up on some videos. There are five (yes, five) videos from the Fayetteville Memorial Day event. One shows the Presentation of Colors by the Boy Scouts and Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele speaking. Fayetteville's Official Historian John Lynch shares the history of the Fayetteville City Cemetery on one video. Another includes a talk by Representative Matt Ramsey, another is Brian Forsyth playing Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. The last is Pastor Knox Herndon, the key note speaker and the Sons of the American Revolution with musket firing.

Here are links to view each:

Memorial Day Fayetteville, American Legion Post 105 (Colors, Niebes, Steele)
Memorial Day Fayetteville, American Legion Post 105 #2 (Lynch)
Memorial Day Fayetteville, American Legion Post 105 #3 (Ramsey)
Memorial Day Fayetteville, American Legion Post 105 Bagpipes
Memorial Day Fayetteville, American Legion Post 105 #5 Final (Herndon, SAR Muskets)

Fayette Life: Blown Away!

My husband Greg and I went to three concerts this weekend. Yep, three. The great thing about these concerts is they were all in Fayette County and all were fantastic! Two showcased local talent, the third was a Kenny Rogers concert at the Fred in Peachtree City... Click to read: Blown Away!

The Barefoot Photographer: Reflections

Reflections can give you some of the most interesting and creative photos. Many times the subject at hand may not be something that I find particularly interesting. But rather than dealing with the subject as a whole – I look for parts, pieces, and bits that I do find interesting... Click to read: Reflections

Bush Lauds House Passage of War Funding, More GI Bill Benefits

President Bush today praised the House of Representatives for passing a supplemental war spending bill that includes expanded Montgomery GI Bill benefits, and he urged the Senate to quickly do the same... Click to read: Bush Lauds House Passage of War Funding, More GI Bill Benefits

Eat Fruits and Veggies to Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

(NAPSI)-If you have a family history of diabetes, or you've been told by a health care professional that you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight (10 to 14 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds). Click to read: Eat Fruits and Veggies to Lose Weight & Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fayette County GOP & NGRW Announce Candidate Forums

The Fayette County Republican Party and The New Generation of Republican Women are hosting a series of candidate forums for our local races.

June 23 from 7:00 - 8:45 PM at the Fayetteville Public Library
County Commission and Tax Commissioner Candidates.

July 8 from 7:00- 9:00 PM at The Gathering Place in Peachtree City
School Board Candidates

July 10 from 7:00- 8:45 PM at the Fayetteville Public Library
District Attorney, Probate Judge and Sheriff Candidates

Fayetteville First Baptist Church Block Party 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Candidate's Corner

We updated a number of candidate pages today:

Ann Jackson, Candidate Fayette County Probate Judge
Steve Kiser, Candidate Fayette County Probate Judge
Connie Biemiller, Candidate GA State House District 66
David Houston, Candidate School Board

4th of July Parade Registration Closed

6/20/08 (4:12 p.m.) Peachtree City’s 4th of July parade is full. Peachtree City’s Parks and Recreation Department is no longer taking a waiting list as the preferred number of entries has been stretched to capacity... Click to read: 4th of July Parade Registration Closed

FACTOR Collaborative Meeting

Monday, June 23rd 11:30am lunch begins/noon meeting begins
The Summit Presbyterian
Hwy 92S, Fayetteville
Program: From Open to Close of a DFCS Case- Through the Eyes of the Child
Presenter Panel: Jalene McCord/DFCS; Janet Granski & Sandra Johnson/Fayette Youth Protection Home; Elizabeth Hiatt,Tammi Barnett/Advo-Kids CASA
Our desire is to acquaint all of the folks who do the work of the county in regards to families and children, with the multiple partners involved and the many layers put into place for the protection, safety and well-being of the child who is taken into care.
Please RSVP by 5 pm Friday for lunch. bsmith719@bellsouth.net

Don Haddix, Peachtree City Council: 54 West CCD Approved

At the Peachtree City Council Meeting on June 19th the controversial CCD development Special Use Permit proposal was approved. Some key points in the agreement were:

- 175,000 sq' allowed. That is 25,000 above ordinance.
- Two Big Boxes were in the plan. None are allowed in the ordinance.
- $500,000 is to be paid to Peachtree City for abandoning Line Creek.
- Per efforts by Councilman Doug Sturbaum and myself the plan was redesigned to allow for easy attachment of a Secondary Road that would extend from CCD to Huddleston Road via Fulton Court... Click to read: 54 West CCD Approved

Cartoon: Gas and Gold


Piedmont Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital Receive Komen Foundation Grants

6/19/08 (7:04 a.m.) Piedmont Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital have received funding from the Greater Atlanta Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for... Click to read: Piedmont Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital Receive Komen Foundation Grants

World Population Approaches 7 Billion

World population is projected to reach 7 billion in 2012, according tothe U.S. Census Bureau. The world population hit 6 billion in 1999... Click to read: World Population Approaches 7 Billion

Computer Predicts Anti-Cancer Molecules

A new computer-based method of analyzing cellular activity has correctly predicted the anti-tumour activity of several molecules. Research published today in BioMed Central’s open access journal, Molecular Cancer, describes ‘CoMet’ – a tool that studies the integrated machinery of the cell and predicts those components that will have an effect on cancer... Click to read: Computer Predicts Anti-Cancer Molecules

Governor Announces $31.4 Million in Loans and Grants to Finance Water and Sewer System Infrastructure Improvements

Governor Sonny Perdue’s announced today (June 17, 2008) the approval of two Georgia Fund commitments totaling $8,402,836, and one Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) commitment of $23 million. The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority’s (GEFA) Executive Committee approved the loans and grant to help finance water and sewer infrastructure projects for Gwinnett County and the cities of Bainbridge and Gibson.... Click to read: Governor Announces $31.4 Million in Loans and Grants to Finance Water and Sewer System Infrastructure Improvements

Coping with Foreclosure: How to Ensure Family Pets Receive Care

Note: There are some wonderful no-kill animal rescue groups in our area. They are great for finding a new friend who needs a home. Don't let your pet suffer your loss. If you have to give them up, choose a rescue group who will protect the animal.

(ARA) - Times are tight for Americans. Around every corner lurks more news about rising fuel prices, expensive food and families forced to leave their homes to make ends meet. According to RealtyTrac, home foreclosures in the first quarter of 2008 increased 23 percent from the previous quarter and jumped 112 percent from the first quarter of 2007. These increases in foreclosures have given rise to an unexpected problem: pet abandonment... Click to read: Coping with Foreclosure: How to Ensure Family Pets Receive Care

FDA Requests Seizure of Animal Food Products at PETCO Distribution Center

Today, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Marshals seized various animal food products stored under unsanitary conditions at the PETCO Animal Supplies Distribution Center located in Joliet, Ill., pursuant to a warrant issued by the United States District Court in Chicago... Click to read: FDA Requests Seizure of Animal Food Products at PETCO Distribution Center

Wal-Mart Recalls Additional Charm Key Chains Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

Name of Product: "Hip Charm" Key Chains
Units: About 39,000 (firm previously recalled 12,000 key chains in April 2008)
Click to read: Wal-Mart Recalls Additional Charm Key Chains Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

Keeping Our Kids Safe: GPB Explores Cybersafety Issues and Gang Activity in Georgia

6/20/08 (5:54 a.m.) GPB highlights two important topics impacting Georgia’s youth during a special night of programming – “Keeping Our Kids Safe: GPB Explores Cybersafety Issues and Gang Activity in Georgia” – on Tuesday, June 24... Click to read: Keeping Our Kids Safe: GPB Explores Cybersafety Issues and Gang Activity in Georgia

Special thanks to Fayette FACTOR for sending all the great tips and news! What a great group. If you are part of a local non-profit this collaborative is an organization you should check out. Visit our Non-Profit directory to find out more about this and other wonderful groups working to make our community better than the best!

Weekend Picks - Two great FREE choices!

You'll love the sounds of the Southern Nights Chorale! It ain't rock-n-roll but it is great music. We think you might be very pleasantly surprised to find talent of this quality here in Fayette County. The following is a free concert and a great time for the entire family:

Southern Nights Chorale's Friends & Family Concert 6/20
6/12/08 The Southern Nights Chorale will present its 4th Annual Friends & Family Concert on Friday evening, June 20th at Peachtree City First... More

Nothing better than a night under the stars in Fayetteville watching a fun movie. Bring the entire family, bring you favorite foods, a chair or two, a blanket and enjoy a good movie. We suggest putting on the bug spray since you'll be outdoors and those pesky creatures will find you sooner or later!

Free Film Nights under the Stars: Surf’s Up on June 21st
6/17/08 (3:47 p.m.) Pack up the kids and the picnic baskets and head to the Villages Amphitheater for two great family outings this... More

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Updated Candidate Pages

We updated the following candidate pages today:

Scott Ballard, Candidate for District Attorney
Rudjard Hayes, Candidate for District Attorney
Robert (Bob) Fuhrman, Candidate for County Commission, Post 2

We invite our readers to check "Candidate's Corner" regularly to learn as much as you can about the candidates who will be in charge of keeping Fayette County the great place it has been and can remain! Take time to make sure your choice on July 15th (or earlier) is an informed choice.

We filmed the Peachtree City Rotary Club's Candidate Meet and Greet last night and will be sharing each of the 31 candidate's talks via the wonders of YouTube over the next few days. There are a number of forums coming up over the next few weeks which will give you the opportunity to hear and talk to the candidates. We'll keep you updated!

Spotlight on: Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) is a non-profit housing ministry dedicated to providing the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership to responsible, low-income families. We work with volunteers from all walks of life to build decent, affordable homes with families in need. We serve Fayette, Henry, and Clayton counties.

Since 1986, SCHFH has built affordable houses for over ninety families. Habitat homeowners work hard to build financial security and stability. There are over 300 family members living in our homes. More than two-thirds of them are children. Children experience the most profound effects of stable housing. Children of Habitat homeowners are on average... More

Bob Fuhrman, Candidate for County Commission Post2: Local Government Good Government Starts Here

6/18/08 (4:33 p.m.) As we all know and feel there is a downward force on our economy. Housing values, sales of goods and services are in a downward trend. Along with this economic downward pressure is the rising cost of energy... Click to read: Bob Fuhrman, Candidate for County Commission Post2: Local Government Good Government Starts Here

Honor Flight Fayette Vets, Guardians and Volunteers Honored

Photo: Bob Konrad, VFW, is presented with the flag that Tom McCollum Georgia Column at the WWII Memorial in D.C.

6/18/08 (9:42 p.m.) On June 16 many of the 70 plus World War II veterans who were on the inaugural flight of Honor Flight Fayette that took place on May 14, were...

Tucker Rocky Recalls Off-Road Motorcycle Clamp Kits; Bolts Can Break Causing Handlebars to Separate During a Crash and Cause Serious Injury

Name of Product: Pro Taper Clamp Kits Used With Off-Road Motorcycles
Units: About 12,000
Click to read: Tucker Rocky Recalls Off-Road Motorcycle Clamp Kits; Bolts Can Break Causing Handlebars to Separate During a Crash and Cause Serious Injury

Comcast Increases Upstream Speeds for Its High-Speed Internet Customers for No Additional Charge

BUSINESS WIRE--Comcast, South Florida’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, announced today that it is increasing upstream speeds locally for its residential high-speed Internet customers at no additional cost to comcast.net customers. Comcast will nearly triple the upload speed of its 6 Mbps/384 Kbps tier to 6 Mbps/1 Mbps and more than double the upload speed of its 8 Mbps/768 Kbps tier to 8 Mbps/2 Mbps... Click to read: Comcast Increases Upstream Speeds for Its High-Speed Internet Customers for No Additional Charge

Heritage Bank’s Parent Company, CCF Holding Company, Ranked Among Top 100 Community Banks Nationwide

The holding company for Heritage Bank, CCF Holding Company, has been ranked 77th among publicly traded community banks nationwide according to USBanker. The listing, which places Heritage Bank in the top three of all Georgia banks listed in the ranking, was based on three-year average return on equity... Click to read: Heritage Bank’s Parent Company, CCF Holding Company, Ranked Among Top 100 Community Banks Nationwide

Delta President and CFO Provides Update On Response to Record Fuel Prices, Ongoing Steps to Build Industry-Leading Global Airline

(PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) President and Chief Financial Officer Edward H. Bastian today at the Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference will provide updated guidance on the company's efforts to fight rising fuel costs... Click to read: Delta President and CFO Provides Update On Response to Record Fuel Prices, Ongoing Steps to Build Industry-Leading Global Airline

Governor Perdue Announces Georgia Selected as Home for New National Health Museum

Governor Sonny Perdue today announced that Georgia will be home to the new National Health Museum (NHM). The museum, which will be located in downtown Atlanta, is expected to bring 135 jobs and approximately $230 million in initial investment to the state and add to Georgia’s growing list of unique and interactive attractions... Click to read: Governor Perdue Announces Georgia Selected as Home for New National Health Museum

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Private Non-Profit Organizations in Georgia

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announces that certain Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans... Click to read: SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Private Non-Profit Organizations in Georgia

Just when you thought we'd given up on state and national politics...

John McCain on Barack Obama and Habeas Corpus
Today, in his media availability in Springfield, Missouri, John McCain made the following remarks concerning Barack Obama and his position on giving habeas corpus to captured terrorists...

McCain Campaign Conference Call With Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Today, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and McCain 2008 Director of Foreign Policy and National Security Randy Scheunemann held a conference call on Barack Obama's remarks concerning terrorism...

Remarks by John McCain on Energy Security
U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks as prepared for delivery in Houston, TX, June 17, 2008...

Securing Our Energy Future
Today, John McCain Outlined The Growing Energy Challenges Facing Our Nation And The Need To Reform Our Energy Sector. Over the coming weeks, John McCain will lead a dialogue with the American people about their energy concerns, and the goals that we must set now to end our dependence on oil...

(You have to admit, there is absolutely no reason not to know what John McCain, Barack Obama, Bob Barr and candidates in pretty much any race affecting Georgia stand for and believe if you read the Fayette Front Page or the Georgia Front Page!)

Governor Perdue Announces Executive Appointments
Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the following executive appointments...

Chambliss Highlight Georgians’ Concerns about Rising Gas Prices
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., took to the Senate floor today in his continued effort to highlight Georgians’ concerns over rising gas prices and to urge Congress to take steps to increase oil supply by allowing for domestic exploration...

Sen. Seabaugh Appointed to Senate Local Tax Collection Study Committee
State Senator Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) has recently been appointed by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle to serve as a member on the Senate Local Sales Tax Collection Study Committee...

Conservatives Launch Grassroots Campaign to Influence McCain
A group of politically unaffiliated concerned Americans have come together to make a serious effort to change the course of the national debate. Their launch statement is below: "Today, we are launching a grassroots movement (you know that phenomenon conservatives use to lead but the Left now excels at) to convince John McCain to select a dynamic young conservative to be his running mate...

Obama to Host Economic Discussion with Democratic Governors on Friday
This Friday, June 20, Senator Barack Obama will host an economic discussion with Democratic governors in Chicago. At the meeting...

Obama Statement on Reports that US Soldiers are Being Recruited for Dangerous Drug Tests
Below is a statement from Barack Obama on disturbing reports that ‘mentally distressed veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are being recruited for government tests on pharmaceutical drugs linked to suicide and other violent side effects.’ Full story follows...

(Believe it or not, we didn't give you all the news we posted from the candidates! Be sure to click on the logo at the top of the blog you're reading to go back to the main page --- then you can see all the stories!)

Motivational Minutes: Two quotes

These two quotes together are very powerful to me. I hope they are to you too.
The danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. - Michelangelo... Click to read: Motivational Minutes: Two quotes

Fayette Family Market Day Features Handmade, Homemade or Homegrown

6/17/08 (10:45 a.m.) Back by popular demand, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting the Fayette Family Market Day on the second Saturday of June, July and August from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. around...

Four Health Articles

Complications After Cardiac Surgery Increase Hospital Costs, Length of Stay by More than Two-Thirds
PRNewswire/ -- Major complications following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, even among patients least at risk of experiencing complications, remain common and add significantly to healthcare costs, while diminishing the benefits of surgery...

People With Lower Incomes, Lower Education Levels Have Higher Death Rates After Experiencing Heart Attack
mdash; Researchers have long suspected that socioeconomic factors like education level and income also might affect survival rates following heart attack. In the June issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic researchers present new data suggesting that people with lower incomes and education levels...

FDA Warns Individuals and Firms to Stop Selling Fake Cancer 'Cures'
Warning Letters have been sent to 23 U.S. companies and two foreign individuals marketing a wide range of products fraudulently claiming to prevent and cure cancer, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today...

New Imaging Device Can Detect Glaucoma Risk
A high-resolution imaging instrument developed by scientists at Duke University Medical Center can detect subtle changes in the eye and help identify patients at risk for glaucoma, decades before the disease does irreversible damage...

Tipu's Tiger Chai, Inc Recalls Tipus Tiger Chai Concentrate Because of a Possible Health Risk

Tipu's Tiger Chai Inc, of Missoula, Montana is voluntarily recalling its Tipu's Tiger Chai Concentrate because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death... Click to read: Tipu's Tiger Chai, Inc Recalls Tipus Tiger Chai Concentrate Because of a Possible Health Risk

Free Film Nights under the Stars: Surf’s Up on June 21st

6/17/08 (3:47 p.m.) Pack up the kids and the picnic baskets and head to the Villages Amphitheater for two great family outings this... Click to read: Free Film Nights under the Stars: Surf’s Up on June 21st

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Invitation from Steve Kiser, Candidate Fayette County Probate Judge

Come and Join Us For A
“B.B.Q. HOE-DOWN”TO SOCIALIZE AND TALK WITH
Steve Kiser
Republican Candidate for
Fayette County Probate Judge
* Bring your Family & Friends *
Saturday, June 28, 2008
6:00 – 9:00 pm
At the home of Nell and Wayne Howell
405 County Line Road
Fayetteville, GA 30215-4608
(Casual Attire)
Contributions Welcomed
IMPORTANT: PLEASE R.S.V.P.No Later Than June 26,2008
by calling (770) 487-4775; (770) 487-4725 (fax),
or by email to:
kiser4probate@gmail.com
http://www.kiser4probate.org/

Contributions to FRIENDS FOR STEVE KISER are not tax deductible. Georgia law requires us to report the name, address, occupation and employer of those individuals whose contributions exceed $100. Please make checks payable to “FRIENDS FOR STEVE KISER” Paid for by FRIENDS FOR STEVE KISER COMMITTEE, 405 County Line Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215-4608. Wayne Howell, Treasurer; David Joslin, Chairperson

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Note: The Fayette Front Page will announce all candidate events to the public via the newsletter and will also include the information on the FREE page offered to all candidates running for office in Fayette County, Georgia. All announcements should be sent to news@fayettefrontpage.com. Our goal at the Fayette Front Page is to do everything possible to inform and help educate voters. Be sure to vote by July 15th! Visit Candidate's Corner to find out more about the candidates... and if your favorite candidate doesn't have their FREE page set up yet, please urge them to do so. The Fayette Front Page includes all information provided by the candidates on their respective pages without any editing (other than spelling). Letters to the Editor are encouraged! Questions? editor@fayettefrontpage.com

Fayette County GOP June 2008 First Saturday Breakfast

Representative John Yates (pictured) and Senator Mitch Seabaugh spoke to Fayette County Republicans earlier this month. Click here for photos Fayette County GOP June 2008 First Saturday Breakfast
The Fayette County Republican Party meets the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville IHOP. Membership in the Party is not a requirement to attend and dress is casual.
The meetings are a great opportunity to talk with your local elected officials. The July meeting will be held on the 2nd Saturday due to the July 4th holiday. Watch the Fayette Front Page for videos of the various speakers.

Armed Robbery in Fayetteville - Police Ask for Your Help

6/17/08 (11:15 a.m.) On Monday, June 16, 2008 at 2:45 P.M. Officers from the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery. A vendor leaving the Village Market (765 North Glynn Street, Fayetteville, Georgia) was approached by two black males. The men pointed a gun at the vendor, took his keys and cell phone then ordered him into the trunk of their car (Silver Chevy Impala). The men then drove off in both their car and the victim’s car (Chevy Tahoe)...

Deadline for Rotary Phone Book Ads Coming Up Soon!

If you have a business of any size in Fayette County or you want to reach individuals in Fayette County, we highly recommend having an ad in the Rotary Phone Book! You'll be seeing our ad in next year's book along with most local businesses and organizations in the area.

It's the first book most grab when they're looking for a person or a business in the county. The Rotary Phone Book is the perfect size to keep in your vehicle, too. It works!

The deadline for inclusion in the Rotary Phone Book is June 27th. Don't miss out. Click here to find out more.

Like to compliment your ad in the Rotary Phone Book? Call Ann Eldredge at 404-405-8180 to find out how you can reach even more potential clients in Fayette County on the Fayette Front Page!

Flint Ridge Baptist Church Celebration June 22

Flint Ridge Baptist Church will hold their annual Men's Day Celebration at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 22. The Pastor of Flint Ridge Baptist Church is Reverend Jerome Drakeford. The guest preacher will be Reverend Hebrew McDonald, Pastor of Salvation Word of Life Ministry. Flint Ridge Baptist Church is located at 104 Old Road, off GA Highway 85 in the northern end of Fayette County, just south of Highway 279. 770-461-8742 for info. The entire Christian community is welcomed to attend.

Mount Olive Baptist Church Event June 22

6/12/08 (11:12 p.m.) Mount Olive Baptist Church and their Pastor, Reverend Melvin Ware, invite the public to their Male Chorus Anniversary at 2:30 PM on Sunday, June 22. Mount Olive is located 1565 GA Hwy 94 N. in Fairburn, just north of the Fayette County line. 770-719-9238 for info. Come enjoy selections by the Mount Olive Male Chorus as well as the male choruses from participating churches!

Holly Grove AME Church Ushers' Anniversary June 22

6/16/08 (11:29 p.m.) Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will hold its Ushers' Anniversary on Sunday, June 22 at 3:00 PM. The Pastor at Holly Grove is Reverend Eyvonne Whitman. Holly Grove AME Church is located in Peachtree City at 400 Holly Grove Church Road, just off the south end of Robinson Road. (770) 631-7650 for info.

Georgia Tech Begins New Training Grant on Prosthetics and Orthotics

The School of Applied Physiology at the Georgia Institute of Technology will begin a new program in Prosthetics and Orthotics this fall aimed at bringing medical, engineering and life science professionals together. The training grant, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Georgia Tech, will fund three fellowships per year for five years... Click to read: Georgia Tech Begins New Training Grant on Prosthetics and Orthotics

Clayton State School of Graduate Studies Holding Open House July 8

The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next monthly informational Open House on Tuesday, July 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 201 of the University’s Harry S. Downs Center... Click to read: Clayton State School of Graduate Studies Holding Open House July 8

Roark Capital Group Acquires Primrose Schools

PRNewswire/ -- Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced today that its affiliate has acquired Primrose Schools. Headquartered in Acworth, Georgia, Primrose Schools is a leading provider of education-based early-child-care services... Click to read: Roark Capital Group Acquires Primrose Schools

Monday, June 16, 2008

Meet and Greet the Candidates Tuesday, June 17

Here's another great opportunity to find out more about the candidates:

The Peachtree City Rotary Club is sponsoring a “Meet and Greet the Candidates Night” Tuesday, June 17 from 7 pm to 9 pm in the McIntosh Ballroom at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City.

Candidates who have opposition in the July 15 Primary Election have been invited to participate in the program where they will have the opportunity to speak briefly about themselves. The public will then have the opportunity to visit with them.

For additional information, please contact Francis Meadors at (770) 487-7799.

Please visit Candidate's Corner on the Fayette Front Page to learn more about those seeking your vote on July 15th.

Representative Matt Ramsey: Setting the Record Straight on Education Funding

6/16/08 (5:56 p.m.) I read last week’s Letter to the Editor by Rick Williams (6/2/08 Rick Williams, State Representative Candidate: The Legislature Cut School Spending and our Kids are Failing Tests) attacking his opponent John Yates and felt immediately bound to respond. First, let me immediately set the record straight regarding regarding Mr. Williams’ assertion that the Georgia Legislature has “cut education funding” in recent years. Since FY 2005, overall K-12 Department of Education has increased over 30%... Click to read: Representative Matt Ramsey: Setting the Record Straight on Education Funding

Dave Simmons Link...

Yes, you're seeing double. We've posted Dave Simmons letter twice! The link on the other post won't work, we jumped the gun and posted it on here before loading it onto the Internet. Try this one:

Dave Simmons, Candidate for Sheriff: We Can Preserve Our Quality of Life
6/16/08 (4:52 p.m.) In the last several weeks, a local newspaper reported on the changing cultural diversity of Fayette County. In the May 21, 2008, a local newspaper reported that 13,720 new residents moved to Fayette County between 2001... More

Dave Simmons, Candidate for Sheriff: We Can Preserve Our Quality of Life

6/16/08 (4:52 p.m.) In the last several weeks, a local newspaper reported on the changing cultural diversity of Fayette County. In the May 21, 2008, a local newspaper reported that 13,720 new residents moved to Fayette County between 2001... Click to read: Dave Simmons, Candidate for Sheriff: We Can Preserve Our Quality of Life

Tyrone Recreation has a Lot to Offer!

6/14/08 (7:40 a.m.) Did you know all the things the Town of Tyrone provides through the Recreation Department? Our department loves to provide a variety of activities to the community. Were you aware that... Click to read: Tyrone Recreation has a Lot to Offer!

County Employee Arrested for Theft of Over $6,000

6/15/08 (7:27 a.m.) Friday the County issued a warrant for the arrest of a Fayette County Government employee, Mrs. Joyce Payne. Mrs. Payne, an... Click to read: County Employee Arrested for Theft of Over $6,000

First tomatoes

Yesterday I "harvested" the first two tomatoes off my home-grown plants. One from each. I brought the tomatoes in, handed one to my husband with pride, and we each popped one in our mouth. The entire tomato in one bite. Oh, they were so good!... Click to read: First tomatoes

The Arts and Moonshine

The arts community is one big web of a network. Since I started the blog and my website – I have been connecting with people in the art world that I may have never met before. Locally, when I head out to a local art spot... Click to read: The Arts and Moonshine

Short Newsletter!

Our staff was furiously working this weekend to try and ready the Georgia Front Page (GFP). We have a temporary site up now and will unveil the finished product at a later date.

Sometime back we launched GFP in order to compliment a television show we were doing at the time. We got just a little bit ahead of our business plan and, after pushing everyone beyond their limits to try and keep up with the Fayette Front Page and GFP and the TV program, decided to pull back and follow the plan!

We're now ready to move forward (again) with the Georgia Front Page as a stand-alone site. It will be GFP lite for a while as we work out kinks. After we get GFP set up and going merrily on its way, we'll then move on to our next endeavor, the Coweta Front Page.

You'll find a selection of our advertisers are getting some bonus advertising as we've given them prime spots on GFP lite.

Sorry for the lack of news over the weekend, we'll try to make up for it this week!

Small Firm Lending Pace Accelerated in 2007

Small Firm Lending Pace Accelerated in 2007
The number of small business loans outstanding under $1 million increased by 15 percent between June 2006 and June 2007, according to a report released today by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration...

Friday, June 13, 2008

Candidate Forums & Meets

June 17th
The Rotary Club of Peachtree City will hold their traditional "Meet and Greet the Candidates" forum in the McIntosh Ballroom at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

June 23rd
Fayette County Library;
County Commission & Tax Commission Forum;
7 p.m.; Sponsored by the Fayette County Republican Party

June 24th
Kiwanis Club Forum;
Sams Auditorium
We'll provide more details later!

July 8th
Gathering Place, PTC;
School Board Forum sponsored by the New Generation of Republican Women

July 10th
Fayette County Library;
District Attorney & Sheriff Candidates;
7 p.m.;
Sponsored by the Fayette County Republican Party

First Lady Visits Troops in Afghanistan

First Lady Visits Troops in Afghanistan
6/13/08 (11:29 p.m.) First lady Laura Bush visited troops last week during a brief stop on her third trip to Afghanistan... More

Drill Here, Drill NOW! Sign the petition... so sayeth Chuck Norris (sans beard!)

No matter how you feel about drilling off our shores, in Alaska or elsewhere in the U.S., we think you'll get a kick out of seeing Chuck Norris without his beard!

Drill Here, Drill NOW! Sign the petition... so sayeth Chuck Norris (sans beard!)

Barefoot Photographer Blog: Flowers and Rabbits

Flowers and Rabbits
This has been a good week to take photos. The daylilies are really starting to bloom. I have a beautiful white one near the pond in the backyard. Beside the garage door is a wonderful purple with gold deep down inside...

Bush Proclaims National Flag Week

Bush Proclaims National Flag Week
Note: Old Glory--- Fly her high. Fly her proud. Remember the sacrifices of all of our young men and women who believe in her enough to lay down their lives.
President Bush issued a proclamation urging Americans to observe National Flag Week and Flag Day on June 14, and to recognize the sacrifices U.S. servicemembers have made through U.S. history to protect the freedoms for which the flag stands.The proclamation reads, in part...

McIntosh HS Chiefettes Dance Summer Camps; June & July

McIntosh HS Chiefettes Dance Summer Camps; June & July
6/13/08 (7:35 a.m.) Summertime fun for children 4 - 14! The 3 time state dance champions, McIntosh High School Chiefettes, willhost their 15th annual mini dance summer camps from 9 a.m. - noon on June 16 - 20... More

Fayette Family Market Day

Fayette Family Market Day located around the Gazebo in Heritage Park, Fayetteville (corner of Hwy. 54 & 74) The Market will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday in June, July and August.

ExceptionalOps Hosts Exceptional Luau!

ExceptionalOps Hosts Exceptional Luau!
6/13/08 (10:15 a.m.) ExceptionalOPS, an advocacy group for people with Developmental Disabilities here in Fayette County, hosted a luau on June 10th ... More

Let Freedom Ring Ceremony

July 4th at 2 pm
Old Fayette County Courthouse Square, Fayetteville, Georgia
During this short but inspiring ceremony, the names of the original thirteen states are read and bells are rung to honor the men who risked their lives by signing the Declaration of Independence. This event was begun by the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution several years ago and has become a Fayetteville tradition. This year, the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Fayetteville will partner with them and hand out American flags to attendees. The ceremony only lasts about twenty minutes, so plan that barbecue for 3:00 and bring the family to this meaningful event to honor our country's birthday and the men who brought it about.

Braves Foundation's Eighth Annual 'Jerseys Off Our Backs,' Presented by Majestic, Raises $18,000

We've commented on it before and you'll read it again in the future: We are continually amazed by all the good that is being done by businesses and organizations across the country. If we had the space and time we could fill a standard newspaper a day with simple listings of what corporations, groups and individuals are giving to help those in need.

(In Fayette County we have untold numbers who give generously, too. It's one of the things that makes Fayette County so great!)

Braves Foundation's Eighth Annual 'Jerseys Off Our Backs,' Presented by Majestic, Raises $18,000
Atlanta Braves players and manager Bobby Cox took the jerseys off their backs on Saturday, June 7, raising $18,000 for several organizations including the Norcross High School Dugout Club, the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children...

McCain & Chambliss on Passing of Tim Russert

Statement by John McCain on the Passing of Tim Russert
U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on the sudden and tragic passing of Tim Russert: "I am very saddened by Tim Russert's sudden death...

Chambliss Statement on the Passing of NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Georgia, made the following statement today upon learning that Tim Russert, NBC News Washington Bureau Chief and host of “Meet the Press,” passed away from a heart attack at age 58...

Three Interesting Health Related Articles

Flawed Medicare Policy to Have Dire Consequences for Beneficiaries and Suppliers, According to AmMed Direct
BUSINESS WIRE --Medicare’s proposed changes to its supplier policy, scheduled to take effect July 1, will have dire consequences for almost four million Medicare beneficiaries...

Poor Memory Because of Smoking: The Contribution of Smoking to Dementia
24-7 -- A recent study suggests that smoking may accelerate the development of dementia—a gradually progressive brain disorder that contributes to memory loss...

Solid Tumor Cells Not Killed by Radiation and Chemotherapy Become Stronger
Because of the way solid tumors adapt the body's machinery to bring themselves more oxygen, chemotherapy and radiation may actually make these tumors stronger...

Golf Carts Dangerous? Seriously---

Golf Carts Dangerous? Seriously---
FL Note: Before you laugh out loud, read the story. Those of us who live the golf cart life in Peachtree City know of the dangers. Just last week, I happened upon an accident involving two golf carts. One was driven by a teenage girl who was going too fast down a...

ETHEX Corporation Voluntarily Recalls Specific Lots of 30 mg. and 60 mg. Morphine Sulfate Extended Release Tablets

ETHEX Corporation Voluntarily Recalls Specific Lots of 30 mg. and 60 mg. Morphine Sulfate Extended Release Tablets
Corporation announced today that it has voluntarily recalled specific additional lots of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets, and specific lots of morphine sulfate 30 mg extended release tablets, as a precaution, due to the possible presence of oversized tablets...

Toxic Treadmill on Tomatoes

Throwing Those Tomatoes In My Face
Gotta tell you. I'm shocked. That's all there is to it. I visited a restaurant today in Tyrone and was served a tomato. Was it a cherry or a grape? Nope. It was a big old hunking slice of red tomato...

Florida Counties Poised to Begin Shipping Tomatoes Again After Being Added to FDA’s “Safe to Eat” List
BUSINESS WIRE -- Florida’s tomato growers enthusiastically welcomed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that consumers are clear to eat tomatoes harvested in 19 Florida counties. The counties encompass the Ruskin-Palmetto and Quincy areas of the state, Florida’s prime tomato-producing regions...

Christian City…A City Within A City

We thought you might be interested in learning a bit about Christian City. Many think it is simply a retirement community... you might be surprised at all they offer.

Christian City…A City Within A City
Nestled on a 500 acre campus among stately pines and pleasant walkways, sits a beacon of light to many…Christian City. With the humble motto of “Loving people…loving people” Christian City reaches out to young and old and those in-between by providing safe homes to abandoned and abused children...

"If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing" - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac

Secretary Handel Reminds Citizens to Register to Vote for July 15 General Primary

Secretary Handel Reminds Citizens to Register to Vote for July 15 General Primary
RJ Note: If you haven't registered to vote, now is the time. Then go to the Fayette Front Page and check out the candidates on the Candidate Corner.

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel today reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote to be eligible to cast a ballot in the July 15, 2008 General Primary is Monday, June 16, 2008...

Pfeifer Says NO to Budget and 'Massive Salary Increases'

Pfeifer Says NO to Budget and 'Massive Salary Increases'
6/13/08 (6:47 a.m.) The Budget for FY2009 (starts July 2008). 10%, 14.2%, 9.2%, 9.4%, 5.4%, 7.5%, 8.3%, 16%, 9.4%, 7.5%, 17.6%, 7.2%, 2.6%, 7.5%, 7.1%, 9.3%, 3.4%, 13.7%, 17.4%, 8.7%, 5.4%, 9.1%, 7%, 14.7%. Those numbers are the increases for Salary & Benefits for many of the County Departments. The average is 9.5%... More

Recall Roundup: 3 recalls, one update

Children's Merry-Go-Rounds Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us Recalled by Pacific Cycle Due to Fall Hazard
Name of Product: Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds
Units: About 15,000

Children's Overalls Recalled by Sara Lynn Togs Due to Choking Hazard
Name of Product: Infant and Toddler Shortalls
Units: About 1,800

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Risk of Injury
Name of Product: Bosch Hammer Drills
Units: About 9,700

Update: Lake Country® and LAND O LAKES® Lamb Feed Voluntary Recall
The Land O’Lakes Purina Feed plant in Fremont, Neb., has initiated a limited voluntary recall of four lamb feed products, packaged in 50-pound bags, due to the potential for higher than acceptable levels of copper...

Front Page Picks!

Southern Nights Chorale's Friends & Family Concert 6/20
6/12/08 The Southern Nights Chorale will present its 4th Annual Friends & Family Concert on Friday evening, June 20th at Peachtree City First Baptist Church, 208 Willowbend Road. This precision, acappella men's chorale will... More

Into the Woods at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium
6/4/08 (10:24 a.m.) The cast of Into the Woods, presented by Fayette County's The Twilight Theatre at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium at 25 Jefferson Street in Newnan, on June 6, 7, and 13 at 8 p.m., and on June 8 and 15 at 2:30. Tickets www.thetwilighttheatre.com, at Scott's Bookstore on the square in Newnan, and at the door.

Statement from Governor Sonny Perdue Concerning Election of Pastor Johnny Hunt as SBC President

Statement from Governor Sonny Perdue Concerning Election of Pastor Johnny Hunt as SBC President
The following is a statement from Governor Perdue regarding the election of Dr. Johnny Hunt, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, as the President of the Southern Baptist Convention...

Geni-Tales Blog: Photos of Stinchcomb & Turner Families; Free Access Historical Info

Photos of Stinchcomb and Turner Families
There are several photos available to descendants of the STINCHCOMB and TURNER families of early Fayette County, GA. The owner of these photos has graciously offered to share them with any who may be interested.Let me know if you are interested and I'll get you in touch.

Some Elusive Headlines Uncovered
Thought you'd want to know that Ancestry.com is offering free access to their historical newspaper collection through June 19. They have recently doubled the collection.
Looking for me until then? I'll have my nose stuck in the papers of old digging for those elusive kinsmen of mine.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

State & National Politics

We thought we'd give you a break from all the information the current presidential candidates are sending out! It's a full-time job just to read through it all and it's taking up lots of space on our daily newsletter. If you'd like to see what we posted on our various political blogs scroll down the right side of the Fayette Front Page to the blog listings and click away!

Church Asks for the Gift of Gold to Help Ailing Member

Church Asks for the Gift of Gold to Help Ailing Member
6/11/08 (9:03 p.m.) One of our faithful members here at Eleventh Hour Call Church, Cathy Williams, is in a battle for her life with colon cancer. We are earnestly praying and expecting a miracle... More

Georgia Shakespeare Shakes Up Shakespeare with As You Like It

Georgia Shakespeare Shakes Up Shakespeare with As You Like It
6/11/08 (10:28 p.m.) Georgia Shakespeare is shaking things up with a hip and groovy new twist on one of Shakespeare’s well-loved romantic comedies, As You Like It, which opened June 11 and plays through August 1... More

Another First for Fayette!

Another First for Fayette!
Older Adult Volunteer Leadership Program Launched
6/11/08 (10:41 p.m.) Fayette County is the first community in Georgia to launch an older adult volunteer leadership program. It is being funded by the Georgia Department of Community... More

SBA Launches Tax Savings Resource Center

SBA Launches Tax Savings Resource Center
6/11/08 (10:15 p.m.) SBA has created an online tax savings resource center to help small businesses understand how they can benefit from the 2008 economic stimulus package signed into law by President Bush... More

America’s Funniest Grandma, “Mrs. Hughes” to Perform at Senior Center Women’s Retreat and Fundraiser

America’s Funniest Grandma, “Mrs. Hughes” to Perform at Senior Center Women’s Retreat and Fundraiser
6/11/08 (10:10 p.m.) Fayette Senior Services is no ordinary senior center and their upcoming women’s retreat and fundraiser is just one more example of how the organization shatters the stereotype of traditional senior centers... More

Barefoot Photographer Blog: Camera Shopping

Camera Shopping
Oh, I know, you see that title and think....what is she doing? Is she buying ANOTHER camera? No -- not yet anyway. Many people ask me what type of digital SLR-type camera they should buy...

All About Animals Blog: Don't Let Univited Feathered Visitors...

Don’t Let Uninvited Feathered Visitors ‘Fowl’ Your Outdoor Fun
(ARA) – It’s only human: You see a pair of Canada Geese waddling across your yard with half a dozen fuzzy goslings in tow and your heart melts; they’re so darn cute. Until you follow the same path the feathered family took, and realize they’ve left something decidedly unpleasant – and potentially hazardous – in their wake...

County Cuisine Blog: Do Not Microwave Spinach?

Do Not Microwave Spinach?
Cooked some frozen spinach last night. Usually I just toss it in a bowl, slide it into the microwave and nuke it. For some reason, this time I checked the bag to see how long the directions said to cook the healthy green stuff. I was surprised to see that the only cooking directions on the bag said to do it the old fashioned way --- put it in a pot and boil it on the stove...

Promise Keepers 4 Fayette Blog: The Contact Lens and the Heavy Load

The Contact Lens and the Heavy Load
A friend sent me the following story in an e-mail. I've labelled it "The Contact Lens and the Heavy Load" It was especially poignant for me since I have been confronted with a number of medical problems over the last several months. None of them were life threatening but they kept me feeling pretty poorly, hence the lack of recent postings on this blog...

Hospice Advantage Seeks Volunteers

Hospice Advantage Fayetteville is seeking volunteers to join our team. Our volunteers assist families and patients who are dealing with a life limiting illness, training is provided. If you are interested and would like more information please contact our office at 678 817-4180.

"It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you're not" - Denis Waitley

Commissaries Pull Some Tomatoes From Shelves

Commissaries Pull Some Tomatoes From Shelves
Defense Commissary Agency officials have pulled some kinds of tomatoes off the shelves of military commissary stores -- except those in Europe -- after the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that a recent salmonella outbreak has been linked to consumption of certain raw red tomatoes...

Judge Dismisses Frivolous Challenge to District Attorney Candidate Hayes' Residency Without Hearing

Judge Dismisses Frivolous Challenge to District Attorney Candidate Hayes' Residency Without Hearing
6/11/08 (6:45 p.m.) Fayette County resident, Rudjard Hayes received notice from the Office of Administrative Hearings today that the frivolous challenge to his residency status as a candidate for District Attorney had been... More

Fayette County Receives Permission to Loosen Outdoor Watering Restrictions

Fayette County Receives Permission to Loosen Outdoor Watering Restrictions
6/11/08 (9:19 a.m.) The Fayette County Board of Commissioners was greeted on Tuesday with a response from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) concerning the County’s petition to be granted a modification to current outdoor water use restrictions... More

Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Counts Down to Kick-Off


Peachtree City One of Eight Cities Selected for Overnight Stop! Kyle and Richard Petty
6/11/08 (5:34 p.m.) The Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is counting down the days until its official kick-off celebration in Traverse City, Mich., on July 11. Peachtree City is one of... More

Reminder: Meet the Candidates June 12th

There are a number of meet & greets and candidate forums planned between now and July 15th. We hope you'll take the time to learn a bit about those running for office by going to at least one of the events!

5/12/08 (11:17 p.m.) The Greater Fayette Republican Women's Club will be hosting a "Meet the Candidates" event at the Tyrone Depot, 847 Senoia Road, Tyrone, on Thursday, June 12th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Interested voters are invited to meet our local candidates and visit with them in a casual setting. Printed campaign material will be available and refreshments will be served.

Cribbage Club Meets At Starbucks

The Southsiders Cribbage Club, formerly of Newnan, now meets each Monday at Starbucks on Hwy 54, in Peachtree City. Play starts at 7 P.M. and all players are welcome. The club is now in its summer phase where play is less competitive. This is a good time for former players to renew their association with the game, and to familiarize themselves with the official rules of the American Cribbage Congress. A session is nine games and usually takes about tw0 and a half hours. Call Gene Bradshaw at 770-463-9946 for more information.

Reminder: Piedmont Fayettte Hospital Blood Drive June 12th

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Hosts Blood Drive
June 12th
6/4/08 (12:01 p.m.) Summertime is the perfect time to donate blood! Piedmont Fayette Hospital's... More

Legacy Theatre Announces the Cast for its Summer Spectacular, The Wizard of Oz

Legacy Theatre Announces the Cast for its Summer Spectacular, The Wizard of Oz
6/11/08 (7:14 a.m.) The Wizard of Oz, the most famous movie musical of all time, made its big screen premiere on August 25th, 1939. This summer, almost 70 years later, this beloved musical is coming to life on The Legacy Theatre stage... More

Bethlehem Baptist to Hold Revival; Celebrate Church Anniversary

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Dwight Elder, will hold a Revival this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 11-13. The Service will start each night at 7:30 PM. Reverend Milton B. Reeves of Rising Starr Baptist Church will preach on Wednesday. Elder Gary Cooper from Decatur Church of God in Christ will bring Thursday's message. Reverend Steven G. Coleman of Little Vine Baptist Church will be the revivalist on Friday. Bethlehem Baptist Church is located in Peachtree City at 475 Dividend Drive, near the entrance to Falcon Field.

Bethlehem will also celebrate their Church Anniversary at 11:00 AM on Sunday, June 15.

Quotes: America & Patriotism

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. - Abraham Lincoln

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea. - John Gunther

Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world. - Woodrow Wilson

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. - Theodore Roosevelt

He loves his country best who strives to make it best. - Robert G. Ingersoll

June 16th is final day to register to vote...

The final day to register to vote in this years July 15 Primary is June 16. Click here for more voting information.

Reality Climbers Compete Again, and Again, as Season Climbs On

Reality Climbers Compete Again, and Again, as Season Climbs On
6/10/08 (10:57 a.m.) Reality Climbers competed in two local competitions recently. One was held in Atlanta and one in Charlotte, North Caroline. Sixteen Reality Climbers attended the Atlanta event... More

New CDC Study First to Present National Outdoor Recreational Injury Estimates

New CDC Study First to Present National Outdoor Recreational Injury Estimates
6/10/08 (11:26 a.m.) Nearly 213,000 treated in emergency departments annually-- more than half of injuries among young people ages 10-24... More