7/31/08 (4:49 p.m.) Georgia's state curriculum is extremely well-aligned with what colleges and the business world expect high school graduates to know, according to a national report released today... More
Thursday, July 31, 2008
7/31/08 (5:12 p.m.) With the opening of Laker Hall as the first on-campus student housing at Clayton State University, and “move in” dates for the new residence starting on Thursday, Aug. 14 and extending through Sunday... More
7/31/08 (5:27 p.m.) Today as members of Congress prepare to begin a five-week recess, U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland implored his colleagues on the floor of the House to stay in session until they can vote on the American... More
7/31/08 (3:43 p.m.) The 2008-09 school year is just beginning for Fayette County students but one group of students at Rising Starr Middle is already hard at work. The Rising Starr Middle Symphonic Band found out last spring that they have been invited to perform... More
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7/31/08 (GA Education) Clayton State University alumni and friends, mark your calendars, it’s time for a trip to the ballpark. The Clayton State Alumni Association will sponsor Clayton State Night at the Atlanta Braves’ Turner... More
7/31/08 (GA Education) Atlanta Christian College is pleased to announce that CLEP exams will now be available on the ACC campus, beginning August 1. The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a credit-by-examination program, sponsored by the College Board, which gives students the... More
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
7/30/08 (1:44 p.m.) Nearly 50 percent of Fayette’s public schools were recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for high academic performance and received award designations of platinum, gold, silver and... More
7/30/08 Ann Jackson, candidate for Probate Judge, is inviting the public to her Homegrown Tomato Sandwich" Rally on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 11-2 at the American Legion Log Cabin on Hwy 85 in Fayetteville. Stop by for free homegrown tomato sandwiches, watermelon and iced tea, meet Ann Jackson, her family and supporters, and learn about the functions of the probate court. Parking is across the street from the cabin at the Fayette County administrative office complex. The rally is sponsored by the committee to elect "Jackson for Probate Judge." J93.3 Christian radio station will do a live remote.
7/30/08 (9:05 p.m.) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff today released its evaluation of various synthetic athletic fields. The evaluation concludes that young children are not at risk from exposure to lead in... More
7/30/08 (9:48 p.m.) Laboratory testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that both a sample of serrano pepper and a sample of irrigation water collected by agency investigators on a farm in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, contain Salmonella Saintpaul with the same... More
7/30/08 (4:19 p.m.) The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating a fraudulent scam. The scam is being conducted through advertisements in newspapers. The advertisement is to help people resolve credit problems and bankruptcy. The ad offers loans to help reestablish credit. The service is offered by contacting a 1-877-367-0128. The ad has been run in local newspapers as well as in publications in other states. If you have responded to this ad or have information concerning this company please contact Detective Mike Whitlow at the Fayetteville Police Department 770-461-4441.
Sales Tax Holidays Set for July 31st-August 3rd and October 2nd-5th
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Don't forget about the Sales Tax Holiday July 31st - August 3rd!
During a return flight from Bogotá a few years ago, they showed the movie "A Lot Like Love." While watching, I realized something about movies that span several years of a character's life. They only show... Click to read: Defining Moments
In a community where greater enrollment is often the goal, several members of the Tech community are concerned with keeping their numbers at a status quo. Construction project manager Steven Johnson and utilities analyst Susan Wardrope work to keep feral cats on campus at a sustainable level, all while preventing more from moving in. Together with a network of campus participants, the group works on its own time—and in most cases, its own dime—to alter, monitor and feed these felines... Click to read: The Wild Side of Georgia Tech
If you're a sports fan you might want to check out our Sports Stuff Georgia blog. Here are a few of our recent posts to give you an idea of what you'll find:
Power Arms Vie for Aflac's National Baseball Player of the Year Honors
PRNewswire/ -- Pitchers with incredible talent dominate the finalists as four hurlers are among the five players nominated for the fifth annual Aflac National High School Player of the Year Award, given to the country's top prep baseball player....
AC Delco Chevrolet Cobalt NHRA Pro Stock to run this Friday at AMS
The wildly popular street drag racing program Friday Night Drags presented by AC Delco at Atlanta Motor Speedway will receive a few extra horsepower this weekend. Kurt Johnson’s AC Delco...
Wheelchair Games Provide Therapy, Fun for Disabled Vets
500 disabled veterans, including recently wounded warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan, are entering their final day of competition here today at the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games...
Frady Leads Germany to Summer Success
While several Panthers have been busy playing in wood-bat amateur leagues far from home, Georgia State baseball head coach Greg Frady has spent part of his summer coaching the German National Team in Europe..
Thrashers Agree to Terms with 2004 Draft Choice Matt Siddall
The Atlanta Thrashers have agreed to terms with forward Matt Siddall, the team’s ninth-round selection (270th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, on a multiple-year contract, according to Executive Vice President...
Finneran Showing No Ill Effects from Knee Injury
The cheers for Brian Finneran sound a bit louder these days.He's had great catches along the sideline and even more nice grabs over the middle during Russell Falcons Training Camp...
The U.S. Small Business Administration has revised its small business size standards for small businesses in the Heating Oil and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Dealers industries and restored small business eligibility to those firms that may have exceeded their existing size standards due to higher receipts generated by higher oil prices... Click to read: SBA Revises Small Business Size Standards To Account for Fluctuating Oil Prices and Inflation
D is for
I've been taking a little Vulcation (like my newly-minted word?) this morning: been cruising the internet reading blogs written by other gals (so much so I have a cramp in my right elbow), and I notice 2 things...
Depression is all in the mind...
I think we have just moved way too far up Maslow's Heirarchy and have way, way too much time on our hands. All of a sudden we get to lookin' round and we're sitting up there on that pinnacle and we're bored. Or we have more stuff than we need and we've reached...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
7/29/08 It has come to my attention that someone perhaps thought that my response to a forum question was, ‘that I have never voted in a Democratic Primary’. I would like to take this opportunity to clear up that question and at the same... More
7/29/08 My name is Ann Jackson, and I am a candidate in the Republican Primary runoff election for Fayette County Probate Judge. Thank you to all of you who voted for and supported me in the July 15 primary... More
Wooden Toys Recalled by Earthentree Due To Choking and Strangulation Hazards
Name of Product: Wooden Toys
Units: About 375...
New England Ropes Recalls Climbing Lines Due to Fall Hazard
Name of Product: Maxim Apogee and Maxim Pinnacle Dynamic Climbing Lines/Ropes
Units: About 530...
EG Labs Announces Urgent Nationwide Voluntary Recall of ALL LOTS of Viapro 375 mg Capsules, due to a Potentially Harmful Ingredient
EG Labs, LLC, announced today that it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of its supplement product sold under the brand name, Viapro, in 375mg capsules. EG Labs, LLC. is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of a sample from one lot of the product revealed that it contained a potentially harmful undeclared ingredient...
7/29/08 (10:51 a.m.) ARA - Nearly 22 million school days are lost each year due to illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But a new study from researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston, published in “Pediatrics,”... More
7/29/08 (12:46 p.m.) Fayette Senior Services (www.fayss.org) is offering a variety of new needlework classes at its new Life Enrichment Center located at 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. Pre-registration required for all classes. Call 770-461-0813 for more information or to register. Quilting: Thursdays, two 5-week... More
Facing a Tuition Payment Deadline? Don’t Worry. Sallie Mae Offers Last-Minute Options to Help Students, Parents Pay for College
7/29/08 (9:12 a.m.) BUSINESS WIRE - As back-to-school season approaches, parents and students still have time to find money to foot this fall’s college tuition bill. Sallie Mae—the nation’s leading saving-and-paying-for-college company—offers several affordable... More
7/29/08 (12:35 p.m.) Shirley A. Benson is a new agent with the Peachtree City/Fayette County office of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty. Benson, a Fayette County resident, is married to Harold Benson. They have three sons, Zenor Brownlee, 27, Michael Brownlee, 22, and Jonathan Brownlee, 19; one daughter, Zenonda Brownlee, 24; and one grandson, Erik, 2. She is a member of Atlanta City Church.
7/29/08 (12:27 p.m.) Adults who had improved nutrition in early childhood may score better on intellectual tests, regardless of the number of years they attended school, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics &... More
7/29/08 (3:56 p.m.) GodStuf, a drama-based worship program for families with elementary school-age children, is returning to Peachtree City United Methodist Church this September... More
PRNewswire/ -- Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but B98.5FM wants its listeners to get "Tickled Pink" about attending an evening of laughs and entertainment while supporting a worthy cause. Building on a successful launch event, B98.5FM today announced its second annual "Tickled Pink" fundraising affair for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate will take place on October 18th... Click to read: B98.5FM's 'Tickled Pink' Event to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate
The Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band is headed to the Gator Bowl to play during the parade and the half-time show. To assist in the cost of transporting the band, they are holding a yard sale on Saturday, August 15th from 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, 601 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City. If you would like to donate any items to the cause, they can be brought to the school the night before between 3:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tax receipts are available. For more information contact Ms. Barbara Baker, Band Director at (770) 631-3231.
There will be an "Old Fashioned Southern Gospel Singing" at the old train depot in downtown Grantville on Aug. 23 beginning at 7 o'clock. The singing will feature Second Coming of Griffin and New Horizons of Thomaston. It is all free and everyone is invited. Refreshments will be available. The organizer says, "Jesus will be there in the spirit to meet every need. Bring the family and friends and have a great evening praising the Lord." For more info please call Uncle Dan Burdett 770-583-2260 or Roy Smith 770-251-5621 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
John Oxendine, current Georgia Commissioner of Insurance and candidate for Georgia Governor, will be speaking Saturday at the International House of Pancakes in Fayetteville. The meeting is open to the public. No RSVP required.
Oxendine will be speaking to the Fayette County Republican Party and guests. If breakfast is desired please arrive at 8:30 a.m. To listen to Oxendine and a brief presentation by current Fayette County run-off candidates, 9:00 p.m. is the official start of the meeting.
This is the regular First Saturday GOP Breakfast which is always open to the public, membership is not required.
Public Input Sought on Proposed SPLOST July 31, 7 p.m.
Note: The School Board has dropped the Aquatic facility from its list of items to be funded by the SPLOST (7/28/08)
7/23/08 (3:39 p.m.) The Fayette County Board of Education is exploring the possibility of asking voters to approve a one percent SPLOST (Special Local Option Sales Tax) in November to help... More
Monday, July 28, 2008
7/28/08 (7:57 a.m.) Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will begin auditions at 6:30 PM Monday, August 11 for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” Auditions will be scheduled over three days... More
7/28/08 (9:47 p.m.) On Tuesday August 5 the Fayetteville Police Department, Fayetteville Fire Department and the Fayette County Sheriffs Office will be participating in a “National Night Out” and back to school event. From 6pm to 8pm police officers, sheriff’s ... More
Summer enrollment at the University of Georgia is up by 306 students from a year ago. Total enrollment for summer semester is 15,608, a 2 percent increase over last summer’s enrollment of 15,302 students... Click to read: Summer Enrollment at UGA Increases to 15,608 Students
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers has introduced legislation to ban the slaughter of American horses for human consumption overseas, as well as the export of American horses to other countries for slaughter. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) introduced the bill, H.R. 6598, known as the Conyers-Burton Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008... Click to read: Congress Addressing Horse Slaughter Cruelty in New Federal Legislation
Congratulations to all 998 junior team tennis players who competed this past weekend at the Georgia State Championships. With over 100 teams vying for the title of top racquet, competition was stiff. All of the players who participated in the invitation only tournament are to be congratulated. They are all winners.
Pacific Science Supplies Recalls Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: U-shaped Magnets, Bar Magnets, Magnet Sets and Magnet Needle Sets
Units: About 40,000...
Horseshoe Magnets Recalled by Dowling Magnets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Name of Product: Classic Horseshoe Magnet
Units: About 91,500...
Kids II Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard
Name of Product: Bright Starts Ring Rattles
Units: About 19,000...
Cost Plus Recalls Santorini Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
Name of Product: Santorini Chairs
Units: About 8,600...
Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled by Innovage Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Name of Product: "Sky Scrambler" and "The Sharper Image" Wireless Indoor Helicopters
Units: About 685,000...
Reebok International Ltd. Recalls Exercise Cycles Due to Laceration Hazard
Name of Product: Reebok Studio Exercise Cycles
Units: About 20,000...
Sau-Sea Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Smoked Salmon Spread in 7.5 Ounce Plastic Tub With Snap Lid
Sau-Sea foods, Inc, of Water Mill NY is recalling all tubs of SMOKED SALMON Spread with the sell by dates as follows: 072308, 082708, 092408, 1 12508, 03 1309. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products....
Federal Authorities Seize Xiadafil VIP Tablets After Company Refuses to Recall Product
At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized nearly $74,000 worth of Xiadafil VIP tablets, Lots 6K029 and 6K209-SEI, distributed by SEI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Miami, Fla. Although marketed as a dietary supplement to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and for sexual enhancement, these lots represent an illegally marketed drug containing an undeclared ingredient...
Publix Issues Recall for No Sugar Added Cherry Pie
Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall on three codes of No Sugar Added Cherry Pie with a sell-by-date of July 8 – July 27. UPC numbers for the affected product may be found on the back label below the Nutritional Facts panel:
* Publix NSA 8inch Cherry Pie, UPC: 41415-65990
* Publix NSA 1/2 Cherry Pie, UPC: 03000-00225
* Publix NSA 1/4 Cherry Pie, UPC: 41415-66990...
(ARA) - The scurrying of tiny mice feet on a kitchen floor, or the not-so-subtle droppings in the corner of the living room are enough to make even the most unflappable homeowners shudder and launch into a frantic search for the mice that have invaded their home... Click to read: Peppermint Offers Safe, Non-toxic Deterrent to Mice
Sunday, July 27, 2008
7/27/08 (8:24 a.m.) The Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the following summer programs... More
Voices announced its plans through the end of 2009. Their season has been restructured and will be presenting four events in a two-year cycle. “Since our first concert in 2006, we have consistently been told that we should have more events through out the year... More
The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (thefoundations), in partnership with Safeplay Systems and Nike, are leading a $600,000 “Falcons Fit & Green” initiative, which will support development of up to 10 green playgrounds in Metro Atlanta in 2009. The “Falcons Fit & Green” initiative advances the values of the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, which works to improve youth fitness across Georgia, and the values of the Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, through his family foundation’s Inspiring Spaces program, which works to promote green practices and to increase access to great public spaces. Learn more about the work of the foundations through their 2007 online annual report... Click to read: “Falcons Fit & Green” Initiative
Saturday, July 26, 2008
In the last newsletter we posted the same video twice! We meant to post part one & part two.
Here's part 2 of the School Board's discussion on the Aquatic Center being included in the SPLOST.
(Hope we got it right tonight!)
7/26/08 (4:39 p.m.) BUSINESS WIRE - When most people think of mortgage brokers the last thing they think about is Christianity. Yet a group of brokers have banded together with a simple goal: To evangelize the mortgage industry with the Gospel of Jesus.... More
7/26/08 (6:32 p.m.) Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) is pleased to announce the promotion of Frederick E. Willms, M.D., FRCPC, FACP to the position of vice president of medical affairs and chief quality officer... More
Survey Finds 29% of Americans Receiving Nonprofit Financial Counseling Use Federal Tax Stimulus to Pay for Food, Gasoline
Additional 5% Use Money to Avoid Foreclosure or Bankruptcy7/26/08 (3:49 p.m.) A survey of 3,004 persons across the United States who receive financial counseling from a national nonprofit agency found... More
Heritage Christian, August 15 - 24, to Host Educational AIDS Exhibit "World Vision Experience: AIDS – Step Into Africa"
7/26/08 (4:14 p.m.) World Vision Experience: AIDS – Step Into Africa is a unique, multimedia, interactive exhibit that allows visitors to step into the lives of actual children affected by HIV and AIDS in the hardest-hit region of the... More
100% of Fayette Schools Make AYP; Burch Elementary & North Fayette Make AYP for 10th Consecutive Year!
7/26/08 (9:00 p.m.) More than two-thirds of Georgia's public schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2008, even as the bar was raised across the... More
We get so many headlines these days regarding energy and gas that we finally broke down and just added a blog. While some titles will be posted in other blogs and on our main Fayette Front Page site, we'll try to include pretty much anything of interest to Georgians regarding the named topics in this blog. Here are the titles we posted today to get the blog rolling:
John McCain's Plan to Secure our Energy Future
"John McCain understands that high gas prices are squeezing family budgets and putting pressure on the small business, the job creating engine of the...
Push for Oil Exports Highlights Iraqi Navy's Security Role
Iraq's fledgling navy is gaining prominence within its country's security forces due to its role in protecting the nation's oil infrastructure, a coalition advisor said July 22...
Isakson: Congress Must Put Aside Partisanship, Work Together to Address High Energy Prices
7/15/08 U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today urged members of Congress to work together to develop a comprehensive plan to address high energy prices during a speech on the Senate floor...
Statement from Governor Sonny Perdue Concerning President Bush’s Lifting of Executive Order on Offshore Drilling
Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today concerning President Bush’s Lifting of Executive Order on offshore drilling...
Chambliss Statement on President’s Decision to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Drilling
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today applauded the decision by President Bush to lift the existing executive ban on offshore drilling, which has been in place since the 1990’s...
Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta Fire Rescue & SCANA Energy Team up to Keep Atlanta’s Elderly Cool in the Summer Heat
Monday, July 28, 2008 will kick-off the 2008 “Help Atlanta’s Elderly Stay Cool Campaign”. Mayor Shirley Franklin, SCANA Energy, the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services and Atlanta Fire Rescue...
Chambliss: CFTC Combating Manipulatin in the Futures Markets
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) today took to the Senate floor to ensure that his fellow Senators are aware of ongoing enforcement activities at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Sen...
(We were busy bees today, weren't we?)
Alternative Warm-Up Program Reduces Risk of ACL Injuries For Female
Female Athletes Most at Risk for Ligament Injuries
The risk of potentially devastating tears to an important knee ligament may be reduced in female college soccer players by an alternative warm-up program that focuses on stretching...
Hawks Guard Named to 2008 Rocky Mountain Revue All-Tournament First Team
Eric Boulton to Participate in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta “Rehab Summer Games” at Philips Arena on Monday, July 28
Atlanta Thrashers forward Eric Boulton will be on hand for the annual Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta “Rehab Summer Games”, which take place Philips Arena on Monday, July 28 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon....
Army Wrestler Earns Greco-Roman Berth in Beijing Olympics (Not from Georgia)
Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers secured an Olympic berth by defeating U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammate Spc. Timothy Taylor in the Greco-Roman heavyweight finals of the U.S. Olympic team trials for wrestling June 15...
Thrashers Announce Assistant Coaches for 2008-09 Season
The Atlanta Thrashers have announced their assistant coaches for the 2008-09 season, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell. Joining Head Coach John Anderson’s staff...
Emory Physicians Assistant Student Only Georgian to Provide Care at Olympics
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has selected Harris Patel, MA, ATC, as part of its 62-member medical staff. Patel is a certified athletic trainer (ATC)...
UGA offers guaranteed Gameday parking on campus for $120
University of Georgia Parking Services is selling season-long parking permits for all six...
7/26/08 (3:22 p.m.) If you saw a cap-and-gown-decorated golf cart in the recent Peachtree City Fourth of July Parade, you might not have needed the orange signs... More
“High-impact” firms create Georgia’s new jobs and growth, according to a study recently released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Distributed across all industries, high-impact firms account for almost all employment and revenue growth in the national economy, the study concludes... Click to read: High-Impact Firms Create Georgia’s Jobs And Growth
Thursday, July 24, 2008
We've posted a few videos from the School Board special meeting Monday night where they discussed the possibility of placing a SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) referendum on the ballot in November. The following two videos pertain to the portion where the Board discussed the inclusion of a $10 million aquatic facility in the list of items to be paid for with SPLOST funds.
7/24/08 (10:59 p.m.) The Tyrone Xtreme All Star Team placed 2nd in USSA Sub State All Star Tournament in Hampton as well as a 3rd place finish in the USSA Georgia State All Star tournament held at Coal Mountain Park in Cummings.
The Fayette County Commission voted 4 - 1 to settle a the long-running lawsuit allowing two new billboards on Hwy. 85.
Tabled a proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance regarding fencing. The new Ordinance will require a prior approval by Planning and Zoning if a fence is to... More
Georgia State’s Tom Sherreard finished his week at the 137th British Open with a 2-over par 72. With winds gusting at up to 40 miles per hour, Sherreard posted a 14-over 294 to finish in a thirteen-way tie for 19th... Click to read: Sherreard Finishes Top 20 at British Open
University of Georgia Parking Services is selling season-long parking permits for all six home football games in the North Campus and Carlton Street parking decks... Click to read: UGA offers guaranteed Gameday parking on campus for $120
Living on a fairly large piece of land with lots of roaming deer, rabbits and other wildlife I haven't tried to grow anything other than deer resistant plants (and even those temp the pesky animals during tough times). This year, I decided I wanted tomatoes. Grape tomatoes and the bigger variety. There's a little plot sandwiched by bushes on one side and the driveway on the other that I figured might be somewhat safe from the deer at least... Click to read: My 'maters are taking over...
Lawns. The icon of the American suburb. We spend an extraordinary amount of time and money on them, despite what they do to our environment and particularly to wildlife. Americans spend billions of dollars annually to just fertilize and water lawns, not to mention the labor to mow and the gallons of gasoline to run those mowers... Click to read: The HSUS Offers Tips for Rethinking Lawns and the Environmental, Economic and Social Benefits
Bob Barr Says: Maintain Economic Growth, Find New Energy Sources, Confront Global Warming Bob Barr, former Member of Congress from Georgia and Libertarian Party candidate for President, today issued the following statement on energy and global warming...
McCain - "Taxpayers On Hook To Bail Out Fannie, Freddie"
"With combined obligations of roughly $5-trillion, the rapid failure of Fannie and Freddie would be a threat to mortgage markets and financial markets as a whole. Because of that threat, I support taking the unfortunate but necessary steps needed to keep the financial troubles at these two companies from further squeezing American families....
Begin Constructive Moves with Iran, Barr Urges
“After emphasizing confrontation and thinly-veiled threats of war for many months, the Bush administration apparently may now be considering initiating some form of diplomatic relationship with Iran. Such a step is long overdue,” notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee...
McCain - That's Not What He Said: Barack Obama Divided About Jerusalem
Today (July 23, 2008), in an interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, Barack Obama once again demonstrated that his words on Jerusalem really don't matter. When asked about his direct statement that Jerusalem "must remain undivided"...
Register for Change Bus Tour Continues Through North Carolina and Georgia
PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a successful kick-off tour through Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana last week, Governor Howard Dean continues his national voter registration efforts in North Carolina and Georgia Friday and Saturday...
I've corrected my last post regarding the millage rate, tax increase, etc. In that post I said the County Commission had held their three meetings regarding the millage rate. Not so this year. Last year they didn't offset the millage rate (tax hike) and earlier this year had said they weren't going to be able to offset the millage rate. I missed a number of meetings during the campaign season and somehow confused the budget hearings with the millage rate hearings. So sorry, mud on my face and all that other gunk to go with it!... Click to read: Correction to last post, billboards, grants & more
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
7/23/08 (9:47 p.m.) The Peachtree City UMC announces the start of a new session of DivorceCare beginning on August 20th and running through November 12th on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Robinson Road campus. DivorceCare is a thirteen... More
7/23/08 (7:42 p.m.) Many Americans are trying to beat rising food prices by growing and preserving food at home. Food preservation may save money for some, but not for everyone, says a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food preservation expert... More
7/23/08 (3:39 p.m.) The Fayette County Board of Education is exploring the possibility of asking voters to approve a one percent SPLOST (Special Local Option Sales Tax) in November to help... More
7/23/08 (8:43 p.m.) Communicating effectively, developing powers of persuasion and negotiating skills are the key topics of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’, Inc. (AAOHN) Conference for Leadership Advancement (CLA) September 10 -12, 2008 at the Hyatt... More
7/23/08 (8:31 a.m.) The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University brings Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs to Atlanta this fall in partnership with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and presenting sponsor Northern Trust. Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great... More
7/23/08 (Helping Hands Blog) The Jason Keith Smith Foundation (JKSF) invites you to attend our 1st annual “Reality City” Career Fair. This hands-on interactive event will host over (50) Foster Care and other youth of Atlanta to assist them in understanding how to make wise career choices as they transition into a self-sustaining... More
7/23/08 (9:20 a.m.) The entire community is invited to celebrate the opening of the new Scout Lodge at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church on August 10th at 12:45. There will be a time of recognition during the 9:30 and 11:00 AM worship services that morning, and then the service of consecration will begin at 12:45 at the Lodge itself... More
Link Shown Between Thunderstorms and Asthma Attacks in Metro Atlanta Area by Team of Researchers from University of Georgia and Emory University
7/23/08 (2:00 p.m.) In the first in-depth study of its kind ever done in the Southeastern United States, researchers at the University of Georgia and Emory University have discovered a link between thunderstorms and asthma attacks in the metro Atlanta area that could have a “significant public... More
Peachtree City is raising taxes. If you live in Peachtree City that can’t make you a happy camper (or more accurately, a happy home owner). You tax bill is going to be higher. Worse yet is the fact that the County Commission also raised taxes for the second year in a row. The School Board is also raising taxes... Click to read: Kudos to Peachtree City for Saying it Straight
The Fayette Front Page has teamed up with the Hollingsworth House and others to bring a new "Chair-ity" event to Fayette County! The event will be held in early December and will benefit Christian City's new children's village. Artists around the area will paint or decorate chairs which will be displayed around the county, then auctioned off at the Hollingsworth House event. I'll be keeping you posted on this nifty new way to raise money for a great cause! I'll be doing a chair myself (check out my work at www.Hummingbird-Hollow.com... and yes, I know I need to update my site, but the Fayette Front Page and the Georgia Front Page are keeping me plenty busy!).
- Janet McGregor Dunn, Editor, Fayette Front Page / Georgia Front Page
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
7/22/08 (5:01 p.m.) The City of Peachtree City announced today its intention to raise taxes based upon the reassessed values of existing properties. Currently, there is no intention to raise the overall millage rate associated with the City portion of tax bills... More
7/22/08 (9:59 a.m.) The World's Largest Yard Sale ever held in The Village at Indian Springs is the feature event this Saturday July 27th during the Old Fashioned Outdoor Market... More
7/22/08 (4:16 p.m.) Baseball fans and other Georgians who vacation close to home this summer now have an additional reason to enjoy Atlanta Braves games. Georgia’s Tourism division, housed in the Georgia Department of Economic Development, has kicked off a Braves Dream Pass Sweepstakes at Turner... More
Last night the School Board met to discuss the possibility of asking voters to agree to a once-cent tax hike to pay for what appears to be much-needed improvements and items for our students. I listened as various department heads and staff explained each of the items listed on the proposal... Click to read: School Board SPLOST and Aquatic Facility
One of the most famous cases in our (FBI) 100-year history celebrates an anniversary today: On July 22, 1934, the gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago, moments after leaving the Biograph Theater, where, ironically, he had watched a gangster film starring Clark Gable... Click to read: The Last Steps of John Dillinger
Army Chaplain (Capt.) Eric Light gives a weekly sermon and is available for counseling whenever a soldier might need it. But he is not your ordinary chaplain. "When I was in college, money was kind of hard to come by, so I became a stunt guy to pay for college," said Light, who serves with the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team... Click to read: Face of Defense: Former Stunt Man Makes Leap to Ministry
Delta Offers Complimentary US Helicopter Service Between JFK and Manhattan for Customers Traveling in Domestic First Class and Unrestricted Economy
(PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Customers traveling on Delta Air Line's (NYSE:DAL) domestic flights in First Class or unrestricted Economy Class to or from its hub at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport can enjoy complimentary* US Helicopter Airport Shuttle Service for a limited time... Click to read: Delta Offers Complimentary US Helicopter Service Between JFK and Manhattan for Customers Traveling in Domestic First Class and Unrestricted Economy
Monday, July 21, 2008
7/21/08 (10:24 p.m.) The School Board met Monday evening in a special Work Session to discuss the possibility of adding a SPLOST (Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax) referendum on the November ballot. The educational SPLOST would increase sales taxes 1% for a five year period beginning April 2009 (if approved by voters)... More
7/21/08 (9:45 p.m.) Beginning this Thursday for two weekends, Main Street Players present “Once Upon a Mattress.” “‘Once Upon a Mattress’ comes complete with an evil, possessive queen, a silent king, knights, a magician, a... More
Yep, it's that time of year again... kids will be heading back to school shortly and you have lots to do in preparation! We're here to help. Read on... More
School of Graduate Studies at Clayton State Holding Open House, Aug. 12
7/21/08 (11:19 a.m.) The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next monthly informational Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 201 of the University’s Harry S. Downs Center... More
It's Time For Back To School Vaccinations
7/21/08 (11:14 a.m.) StatePoint - It's that time of the year again when parents nationwide are making sure their children have everything they need to head back to school. At the top of your list should be... More
2008 Welcome Week at Clayton State, Aug. 18-22
7/21/08 (11:03 a.m.) As a way to welcome Clayton State University’s new and returning students to campus, the Department of Campus Life is scheduling Welcome Week 2008 for August 18 thru... More
UGA Back to School Packet
7/21/08 (12:38 p.m.) Welcome to the 2008 Back to School Packet. In this edition, experts from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offer tips to help you and your child get ready for school. Feature articles address school safety, study habits, packed lunches, school gardens, money... More
Preventing Laptop Theft this Back-to-school Season
7/21/08 (1:02 p.m.) ARA – Today’s students gear up for back-to-school season by stocking up on expensive technology, from MP3 players to laptops. However, most students are unaware that dorm rooms and schools are some of the most dangerous places to store precious electronic equipment... More
Sunday, July 20, 2008
7/20/08 (8:46 p.m.) Peep! Peep! Thomas the Tank Engine is set to roll into Dillsboro for the Day Out With Thomas 2008: The Great Discovery Tour. The event, which takes place July 25-29 and... More
7/20/08 (8:24 p.m.) Baby Boomers will be doing a lot of reminiscing about everything from Venus to Bobby Sox to Stockings when Frankie Avalon takes the stage on July 26th at the Villages Amphitheater! Avalon... More
7/20/08 (8:38 p.m.) Join the remarkable March sisters, Meg, Jo Beth and Amy, as one of America's most beloved books soars to the stage with amazing vocal performances and the passion and power of young minds. A richly sentimental favorite with... More
7/20/08 (7:07 p.m.) As you may be aware on August 5th I will be in a runoff election for the Fayette County Probate Judge seat. I am encouraged and humbled that I received the majority... More
NAPSI - Here’s encouraging news for anyone who wants to protect the environment. Plastic bag recycling has increased significantly, and there are easy steps you can take to contribute to this important trend. Over 800 million pounds of postconsumer plastic bags and film were recovered in 2006--a 24 percent increase from 2005, according to the National Post--Consumer Recycled Plastic Bags and Film Report... Click to read: Tips To Help You Recycle Plastic Bags
As a photographer you have a responsibility to educate yourself about intellectual property. I suppose I need to say – as a respectable, considerate, ethical, etc…photographer you need to know the limits and boundaries in the every changing arena of intellectual property... Click to read: Intellectual Property -- Trademark Issue
(ARA) - Although moms get their own special day of recognition every May, what about all of the other women that help make the world go ‘round? Grandmothers, sisters and best friends all deserve to know how much they are appreciated on a daily basis... Click to read: Celebrate the Queen Bee in all Women
The scary two-and-a-half-inch wasps hovering over Julie Barkley’s flowerbeds drove the Athens, Ga., resident inside and to her computer. “I have three children, and we avoid the outdoors because not only of the size of this insect but of the vicious appearance, too,” she said... Click to read: Giant Wasps Not After Humans
Saturday, July 19, 2008
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 address the energy crisis. Chambliss and his colleague, U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, D-ND, are leading a bipartisan group of senators in working to craft meaningful and comprehensive legislation. Excerpts of Chambliss’ floor speech are below... Click to read: Chambliss Continues to Share Georgians’ Stories on Gas Prices
There will be a run-off election in Fayette County on August 5th for two races. County Commissioner Peter Pfiefer is in a run-off against challenger Lee Hearn. Probate Judge candidates Ann Jackson and Jim Whitlock are also vying for your vote.
Only 26% of registered voters showed up to vote on July 15th, the turnout for run-off elections is typically much less. This means your vote counts MORE!
You can vote in the run-off election if:
- you did NOT vote in the July 15th election
- if you pulled a REPUBLICAN ballot on July 15th
Remember, if you did NOT VOTE on July 15th you CAN still vote on August 5th. As the two races are for Republican candidates those who pulled a Democratic ballot on the 15th will not be able to vote.
7/19/08 (9:24 a.m.) All FairTax supporters are invited to attend an organizational meeting August 7 at 7:00 p.m. to meet new community coordinator, Greg Price of Peachtree City... More
7/19/08 (9:39 a.m.) Piedmont Fayette Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2008 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study... More
7/19/08 (7:53 a.m.) I want to take this opportunity between the Fayette County Primary and Runoff Elections to say thank you. I want to thank the voters who came out to the primary and voted for me to be the next Fayette County Probate... More
Dr. Daniel Pyle, adjunct instructor of Music Appreciation and Harpsichord for the Clayton State University Department of Music, and music director/organist for The Church of Our Savior in Atlanta, will open the 2008/2009 Spivey Hall season on Saturday, Sept. 13, with an organ recital presented by the Department of Music... Click to read: Daniel Pyle to Open 2008/2009 Spivey Hall Season
Friday, July 18, 2008
7/18/08 (10:30 p.m.) Author Doug Crandell will visit the Fayette County Public Library on Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. to read from and discuss his latest novel, “Hairdos of the Mildly Depressed.”... More
7/18/08 (5:48 p.m.) Please be advised that the Board of Commissioners will hold an Executive Session to discuss one legal matter at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, 2008 in the Commissioners' Conference Room, 140 Stonewall Avenue, Suite 100, Fayetteville, Georgia.
7/18/08 (4:35 p.m.) Mars once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other wet environments that had the potential to support life... More
Fayetteville Police Officer Recognized as Officer of the Year for the State of Georgia by the American Legion
7/17/08 (1:24 p.m.) Officer Kevin Ingram of the Fayetteville Police Department was recognized by the American Legion as the Officer of the Year for the state of... More
SunL Group Inc. Recalls Youth ATVs Due To Safety Defects
Name of Product: SLA90 Youth All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 144...
At the Fayette Chamber’s “Find it in Fayette!” Community Expo in September, entrepreneurs and small business owners can get connected with local, state, and national resources that can help them start and grow a business... Click to read: Entrepreneurs Can “Find It in Fayette” at Expo
The Coldwell Banker Bullard Advantage School of Real Estate in cooperation with Griffin Technical College will conduct the 75-hour real estate salesperson’s course in Griffin beginning Monday, July 28... Click to read: Real Estate Course in Griffin Begins on Monday, July 28
PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stephen Ashe, middle school teacher at Bear Creek Middle School in Fairburn, Ga., spent a week of challenge and discovery at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md... Click to read: NASA Sends Georgia Teacher Stephen Ashe Back to School
Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a potential new treatment against cancer that attaches magnetic nanoparticles to cancer cells, allowing them to be captured and carried out of the body. The treatment, which has been tested in the laboratory and will now be looked at in survival studies, is detailed online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society... Click to read: Using Magnetic Nanoparticles to Combat Cancer
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Roxane Laboratories, Inc. Initiates a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Two Manufacturing Lots of Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Suspension in the US and P
Roxane Laboratories, Inc. announced today that it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of two manufacturing lots of Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Suspension, USP, 15 g/60 mL Unit dose bottles (NDC 0054-0165-51; Lot 856396A Exp April 2010, and Lot 856693A Exp May 2010). Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Suspension is used to treat hyperkalemia (an elevated blood level of the electrolyte potassium)...
Bench Scale Adapters Recalled by American Weigh Scales Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Bench Scale Adapters
Units: About 1,300...
It appears after the Council Meeting, as described in my last post on this issue, another permit request was submitted... and again denied.The rejection this time said:
The spacing is approximately 800'... Click to read: 54 West CCD - Round 3
Once again voter turnout in Fayette County was... well, pathetic. Close to 75% of the registered voters in the county didn't bother to vote. With all the options available these days there is simply no excuse other than apathy. Early voting was available in Tyrone, Peachtree City and Fayetteville. Absentee voting is easier than it ever has been. The polls were open from 7 in the morning until 7 at night on the 15th... Click to read: Voter Apathy
7/16/08 (8:51 a.m.) Rescheduled dates and times! Ages: 5 to 8 years; Fee: $90.00 ~ September 18, 19 and 20 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. each night; Performance: Sat... Click to read: Little Red Riding Hood, Little Ones Production Workshop
7/16/08 (6:19 p.m.) It is truly hard to lose an election which you so badly wanted to win, and worked so hard to succeed, and accomplish. However, Tracy and I did not go down this road... Click to read: Steve Kiser, Candidate for Probate Judge: Thank You
Recreation Staff and Commission Examine Feasibility of Closing Local Pool 7/16/08 (9:29 p.m.) A public workshop will be held in conjunction with the July 21st Peachtree City Recreation Commission meeting in City Hall council chambers... Click to read: The Future of Clover Reach Pool
7/15/08 (9:05 a.m.) As the daughter of Ann Jackson, 2008 Fayette County Probate Judge candidate, I would like to thank all of you for your support and encouragement throughout the campaign... Click to read: Daughter of Ann Jackson: Mom a Great Role Model
Dr. Wendy A. Burns-Ardolino has been appointed the second director of Clayton State University’s first graduate program, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS). Burns-Ardolino took over direction of the MALS on July 1, 2008 from Dr. Thomas Barnett... Click to read: Burns-Ardolino Appointed Director of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program
7/16/08 (10:09 p.m.) There were no signs of a tough economy at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Lost Oasis benefit on June 14, as the event posted a record-setting year. Hosted by Fernbank’s Artemis guild of young professionals, Tango on the Tundra: Lost Oasis... Click to read: Fernbank Museum’s Lost Oasis Benefit Celebrates Record-Setting Year
Friday, July 11, 2008
How serious is the gang problem in Fayette County and do you agree with Sheriff Randall Johnson's comment that crime in Fayette is not so bad?
Candidates for Sheriff and District Attorney answer the above question at the GOP Forum on July 10th.
July 12th Political Rally for the Candidates; 10 - 1 p.m.; Parking lot behind the Fayette Republican Headquarters (across from Stonewall Village / County Complex, behind Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House, corner of Hwy. 54 & 85); Food & Beverages plus the candidates and friends!
7/10/08 (4:43 p.m.) State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) and the members of the Senate Firearms Law Study Committee will hold a meeting in... Click to read: Firearms Law Study Committee Kicks Off August 12
Atlanta-area Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge Dealers Contribute to Atlanta's Plan to Build a Playscape for Every Child by 2010
7/11/08 (9:22 a.m.) PRNewswire -- More than 250 volunteers from Atlanta-area Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge dealers, The Chrysler Foundation... Click to read: Atlanta-area Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge Dealers Contribute to Atlanta's Plan to Build a Playscape for Every Child by 2010
7/10/08 (4:52 p.m.) On June 29th, the Peachtree City UMC welcomed their new Pastor, Rev. Herzen Andone to the staff as their new Senior Pastor. Rev. Chuck Hodges, who had served as the... Click to read: Peachtree City UMC Welcomes New Pastor
Mary Kay Bacallao, Candidate Post 2 School Board Fayette
Mark Aasen, Fayette School Board, Post 3, GOP Forum
Janet Smola, School Board Post 1, GOP Forum Fayette, GA
GOP School Board Forum Illegal Students in Fayette County #1
GOP School Board Forum Illegal Students in Fayette County #2
GOP Forum, School Board, Fayette GA, Ties to Developers?
GOP Forum, School Board, Fayette GA, Why Elect You? 1 of 2
GOP Forum, School Board, Fayette GA, Why Elect You? 2 of 2
Lucky Green Trading, Inc. Recalls Thai Basil Because of Possible Health Risk
Lucky Green Trading Company, Inc, of Garden Grove, CA is recalling Thai Basil , because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children...
Lip Gloss and Jewelry Sets Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart Recalled by F.A.F. Inc. Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
Name of Product: "Faded Glory" Lip Gloss, Locket, and Bracelet Sets
Lawn Mowers Recalled by American Honda Motor Corp. Due to Laceration Hazard
Name of Product: Honda Lawn Mowers
Shoelace and Necklace Children's Charms Recalled by Action Products International Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
Name of Product: Children's Charm Craft Kits
Units: 18,500 units...
Parragon Books Recalls Children's Necklaces Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
Name of Product: Children's Necklaces with Ballet Shoes Charms
Units: About 500,000...
Salmolux Inc. Recalls Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox Lot # 01418 Because of Possible Health Risk
Salmolux Inc. of Federal Way, WA, is recalling lot # 01418 of its Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox sold in 3 ounce packages due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism...
Secretary of State Handel Applauds Denial of Georgia Democratic Party’s Motion to Block Use of Photo ID
Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued the following statement today regarding Fulton County Superior Court Judge Tom Campbell’s denial of the Georgia Democratic Party’s motion for a Temporary Restraining Order to block the use of photo identification in the July 15, 2008 General Primary... Click to read: Secretary of State Handel Applauds Denial of Georgia Democratic Party’s Motion to Block Use of Photo ID
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
10 - 1 p.m.; Parking lot behind the Fayette Republican Headquarters (across from Stonewall Village / County Complex, behind Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House, corner of Hwy. 54 & 85); Food & Beverages plus the candidates and friends!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Janet Smola, School Board: On the Issues
Greg Dunn, County Commission Post 1
Peter Pfeifer, County Commission Post 3
Thomas Mindar, Sheriff
Dave Simmons, Sheriff
Virgil Fludd, Representative District 66
Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao, School Board Post 2
Terri Smith, School Board Post 2
Stuart Kourajian, County Commission Post 3
Rudjard Hayes, District Attorney
Carol Jensen-Linton, School Board Post 3
Mark Aasen, School Board Post 3
Visit Candidate's Corner for MORE!
7/8/08 (10:19 p.m.) Cheryl Dunson has been announced as the June Individual Agent Leader both companywide and for the Peachtree City/Fayette County office of Coldwell Banker Bullard... Click to read: Dunson Is Company, PTC Individual Agent Leader
Fayette County Library; District Attorney & Sheriff Candidates; 7 p.m.; Sponsored by the Fayette County Republican Party
Note: Aside from a get out the vote rally on Saturday (we'll give you more info on that tomorrow), this is your last chance to see these candidates answer questions.
7/8/08 (6:04 p.m.) Dig your toes in the sand. Listen to the gentle crash of the waves as they come ashore. Breathe in the the fresh salt air and look around. Take in all the natural beauty that Edisto Island, South Carolina... Click to read: Edisto Island, SC Beachcombing
7/8/08 (10:33 p.m.) A great deal of scientific evidence shows that cholesterol-reducing medications known as statins can help prevent coronary artery disease... Click to read: Fish Oil and Red Yeast Rice Studied for Lowering Blood Cholesterol
7/6/08 (10:39 p.m.) I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Fayette Business Community, The Fayette School Board, and School Board Member Janet Smola for their support of... Click to read: Square Foot Ministry Thankful for Support
7/7/08 (3:45 p.m.) I, Marion Key, am running for Post 3, Fayette County Board of Education. My life’s work has been in education. My training includes three college degrees in elementary education... Click to read: Marion Key, School Board Post 3: Asks for Your Support
7/7/08 (10:29 p.m.) I have been a prosecutor for 10 years, and I had the privilege of working with Rudjard Hayes in the District Attorney’s Office of the Griffin Judicial Circuit. I left the office after a short time, but stayed in prosecution... Click to read: Prosecutor In Support of Rudjard Hayes
7/8/08 (3:40 p.m.) We are writing this to voice our opinion about Ms. Janet Smola, for Re-election for the Board of Education. We have known Ms. Smola for several years... Click to read: Smola Goes Beyond the Call of Duty and Gets the Job Done
7/8/08 (5:33 p.m.) For nearly thirty-two years I have been honored and privileged to have served you as Sheriff. Together we have seen our community grow and prosper from a small... Click to read: Sheriff Johnson Endorses Wayne Hannah
7/7/08 (11:23 p.m.) The Mercedes-Benz Summer Concert Series continues on July 12th at the Villages Amphitheater with Southern Rock favorites Atlanta Rhythm Section. This concert represents the third of six concerts in the 2008... Click to read: Atlanta Rhythm Section brings Southern Rock to Villages
Sandy Creek High's Braxton Lane Honored by Aflac as One of Nation's Best High School Baseball Players
7/6/08 (10:18 a.m.) PRNewswire/ Aflac announced today during an on-field presentation held at Turner Field that... OF Braxton Lane (Sandy Creek HS) of Tyrone... Click to read: Sandy Creek High's Braxton Lane Honored by Aflac as One of Nation's Best High School Baseball Players
Candidates Scott Ballard (Incumbent) and Rudjard Hayes fielded questions posed by members of the Fayette NAACP and the audience in this very interesting forum. We have broken the forum into segments (YouTube has a ten minute limit).
District Attorney Candidates Rudjard Hayes, Scott Ballard
District Attorney Candidates Rudjard Hayes, Scott Ballard #2
District Attorney Candidates Rudjard Hayes, Scott Ballard #3
District Attorney Candidates Rudjard Hayes, Scott Ballard #4
District Attorney Candidates Rudjard Hayes, Scott Ballard #5
District Attorney Candidates Rudjard Hayes, Scott Ballard #6
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Sheriff Candidates Opening Statements, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #1, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #2, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #3, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #4, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #5, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #6, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Question Each Other, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Closing Statements Metro Fayette Kiwanis
Fayetteville and its people are busy in early 1913. Join me in a look at the headlines of the Fayetteville News... Click to read: "Today in Fayetteville" January 3, 1913
Monday, July 14 will be a big day for Lynn Wheeler, wife of the head of the Clayton State University Music Department, Dr. Douglas Wheeler.That’s the day that the Wheeler’s church, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Ga., will be hosting the Lynn Wheeler Benefit Golf Tournament at Eagle’s Brooke County Club in Locust Grove, Ga... Click to read: Golf Tournament Scheduled to Benefit Lynn Wheeler
The Atlanta Hawks A-Town Dancers are looking for talented, enthusiastic individuals with a love of performing to become part of their 2008-09 squad. Preliminary auditions are slated for Sunday, July 13 at Peachtree Center Athletic Club (227 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1719). Registration begins at 10 a.m.... Click to read: Auditions for Atlanta Hawks A-Town Dancers Set for Sunday, July 13
As my kids grow, they are given privileges to do things older kids do. While my youngest doesn't care too much for this when she is left out, they all enjoy new freedoms when they come. I try to make them understand that with each new privilege comes added responsibility. This is best illustrated with my oldest... Click to read: Freedom
Ramblin' Jan Note: Thought this was a joke-- but looks like it's real. What creative juices they have!
PRNewswire -- They're back!!! Those pesky, potty-obsessed aliens from Kimberly-Clark Professional's otherworldly video contest are appearing once more on a computer screen near you... Click to read: Alien Pursuit of Toilet Technology Chronicled in Final 'Alien Droppings' Video
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Hayes Bicycle Group Recalls Quick-Release Devices for Bicycles Due To Fall Hazard
Name of Product: SunRinglé Hollow Quick Release Devices for Bicycles
Units: About 800...
Paintball Gun Adapters Recalled by RAP4 Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards
Name of Product: Paintball Gun Remote Line Adapters
Units: About 2,000...
RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire Hazards
Name of Product: 13.8V DC Power Supplies
Units: About 160,000...
Sage Products Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloth Patient Preoperative Skin Preparation
As a precautionary measure, Sage Products announced a voluntary recall of limited lots of 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Cloth Patient Preoperative Skin Preparation product. Testing of bulk 2% CHG solution from an outside supplier was found positive for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia)....
Redcat Racing Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Vehicles Due to Remote Control Defect
TName of Product: Redcat Racing FM Remote Controlled Vehicles
Units: About 1,400...
Infant Garments Recalled by Rashti & Rashti Due to Choking Hazard
Name of Product: Taggies(tm) Sleep'n Play Infant Garments
Units: About 6,200...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
7/2/08 (7:03 p.m.) September 11, 2008 will be the start of the first ever Senior Adult Leadership Program in the state of Georgia! The program is a series of 10 classes, held once a year, for a group of retired, semi-retired or about to be retired adults... Click to read: ENCORE! Fayette Senior Adult Leadership Program Announces Date of First Class!
America’s Funniest Grandma “Mrs. Hughes” Performs at Bel Âge Women’s Retreat to Benefit Meals on Wheels
7/2/08 (8:33 p.m.) The first time you see the comedienne known as “Mrs. Hughes” you might think, “She could be my neighbor.” She’s just about the last person you’d expect to see performing... Click to read: America’s Funniest Grandma “Mrs. Hughes” Performs at Bel Âge Women’s Retreat to Benefit Meals on Wheels
7/2/08 (7:24 p.m.) The restaurant equipment and furnishings will be sold at auction on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11:00AM. The auction will be held at The Village Cafe' in the Banks Station Shopping Center. For more information about the auction, please contact Vision Equipment at 800-391-3550 or check their website at www.visionequipment.com.
7/2/08 (4:07 p.m.) Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds all voters participating in the upcoming General Primary Election that in-person advance voting will begin Monday, July 7 and end Friday, July 11... Click to read: Secretary of State Karen Handel Reminds Voters to Bring Photo ID to Advance Voting
Watch the Metro Kiwanis Political Forum, Candidates for Sheriff
Sheriff Candidates Opening Statements, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #1, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #2, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #3, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #4, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #5, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Q & A #6, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Question Each Other, Kiwanis Forum
Sheriff Candidates Closing Statements Metro Fayette Kiwanis
Barry Babb, Wayne Hannah, Thomas Mindar & Dave Simmons answer questions at the Metro Fayette Kiwanis political forum held at Sams Auditorium. Well worth a watch... even though there's a lot of films (YouTube limits us to no more than ten minutes per video, these are 5 - 7 or so minutes each) you'll learn a lot about each candidates views and style.
Governor Sonny Perdue announced that state officials signed a voluntary compliance agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) that formalizes an effort to transition mentally ill and developmentally disabled Georgians out of state hospitals.
“Every Georgian who faces mental illness or developmental disabilities has the right to be treated in a way that not only ensures the best outcome, but allows for the highest quality of life,” said Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue... Click to read: Governor Perdue Announces Olmstead Agreement Signed
Real life – including heartaches, happiness, fishing holes, and everything in between – has had a way of finding itself in the middle of Josh Turner songs since he first burst onto the national country music scene. Now, Turner is bringing those real life stories along with his unmistakable baritone voice to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre... Click to read: Josh Turner with Lady Antebellum at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
7/1/08 (9:57 p.m.) Forty youth and chaperones from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church spent the week of June 21-28 in... Click to read: Youth at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran on a Mission for Seniors and Disabled
7/1/08 (12:37 p.m.) Having lived in Fayette County for 27 years, I've witnessed massive changes, most for the better. However, I believe that the citizens of Fayette are now at a critical crossroad, and to assure a bright future for our county, I strongly urge people to vote for Greg Dunn for the County Commission... Click to read: A Bright Future for Fayette with Dunn
7/1/08 (10:22 p.m.) In response to the June 26, 2008, article, ‘Fayette Gangs? ‘It’s a bunch of junk…’ which appeared in a local newspaper. Early in my campaign, I stated my position that... Click to read: Dave Simmons, Candidate for Sheriff: Street Gangs in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Georgia
7/1/08 (2:13 p.m.) When you vote in this upcoming Primary, whether it is by early voting, absentee ballot or going to your polling place on July 15th, you will have the opportunity to elect the best and most qualified... Click to read: Vote for the "Best and Most Qualified" for Probate Judge
7/1/08 (3:42 p.m.) Offshoot Productions, which has presented with great success previous theatre camps and classes for the Tyrone Recreation Department, will offer a new camp this summer: ‘Jack and the Amazing Beanstalk.”... Click to read: “Jack and the Amazing Beanstalk” Theatre Camp Slated for Tyrone in July
7/1/08 (4:47 p.m.) Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders and the producing team of the Broadway smash hit THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, are proud to announce casting information for the Atlanta date of the first North... Click to read: Casting Announced for Atlanta Engagement at the Fabulous Fox From July 15 - August 3
7/1/08 (12:24 p.m.) You are invited to join the fun this Friday night as Atlanta Motor Speedway celebrates our nation’s birthday. A full night of drag racing in all eight divisions. The Show-N-Shine returns along with the very popular ‘speedway cruise’. Plus, the speedway... Click to read: Friday Night Drags presented by AC Delco – Sparktacular Special Event This Friday Night!!!
In response to a new state law regarding concealed weapons that takes effect today, Ben DeCosta, general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport held a news conference to make it “crystal clear” to the public that concealed weapons are not allowed at the world’s busiest airport... Click to read: General Manager: Hartsfield-Jackson Airport a Gun-Free Zone