Monday, July 13, 2009

CRCT Scores Best in State

The 2009 CRCT results show Fayette’s students leading the state in subjects tested at all grade levels.

In comparison to the critical grade levels where students must pass reading in third grade and both reading and math in fifth and eighth grades to get promoted, only a handful of smaller school systems posted higher scores in some subjects. These systems had fewer than 1,000 students taking the tests compared to Fayette’s more than 1,400-1,700 students, depending on the grade level.

The CRCT is a curriculum-based test given to students in grades 1-8 in the subjects of reading, English language arts and mathematics. In grades 3-8, science and social students are added. This year all of the CRCTs were aligned with Georgia’s new curriculum, resulting in more rigorous tests.

Overall, test scores remain high across all subjects and grade levels, soaring will above state averages. The largest gain in scores was seen in science in grades 3, 5 and 8 with increases between 4-6 percentage points.
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Fayette Citizens for Open Government Hosts FREE Cookout Recall Rally

Tuesday, July 14; Whitewater Creek Amenities Center; 7 p.m. FayCOG is hosting a Cookout Rally at the Whitewater Creek Amenities Center starting at 7:00 PM to kick off the effort to recall County Commissioner Robert Horgan. ALL registered voters and interested Fayette County citizens are invited to attend. Please RSVP to to ensure there's plenty of food!

Plus just a few of the items you'll find on the Fayette Front Page:

Twilight Theatre Presents Oliver at the Fred
6/16/09 Oliver is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is loosely based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Directed... More

Fayette Chamber Invites Business and Community Leaders to Apply for Leadership Fayette
7/12/09 The Fayette Chamber is now accepting applications for the next Leadership Fayette with classes beginning... More

PTC Police Host Free Community Emergency Response Team Class
7/7/09 The Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting a basic Community Emergency Response Team class beginning September 3rd, 2009. The classes... More

Tyrone: June 2009/2nd Quarter Crime Stats Posted
7/11/09 We've just added our statistics summaries for June 2009 and 2nd Quarter 2009 on our website for your review. We experienced a slight... More

Local Art Society Launches Website
7/9/09 Fayette Society of Fine Art (FSOFA) celebrated its fifteenth birthday with the launching of its website... More

Shelby Barker's Contract with Peachtree City
7/8/09 The last couple of months have been an awesome start to our campaign. I have met many people around the community that have expressed concerns... More

South Metro Young Republicans Host July Social
7/8/09 The South Metro Young Republicans is hosting its July social night Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm at the Irish Bred Pub in Peachtree City (273 Highway 74 N). Summer is hot... More

Obesity Among U.S. Adults Continues to Rise
7/8/09 The proportion of U.S. adults who are obese increased to 26.1 percent in 2008 compared to 25.6 percent in 2007. The data come from CDC's... More

Fayette County to Host the Georgia Games' 2009 Lacrosse Championships
7/11/09 The Georgia State Games will be bringing their annual State Games Championship to Peachtree City this summer for the Youth Lacrosse Tournament... More

Fayette Chamber Invites Business and Community Leaders to Apply for Leadership Fayette
7/12/09 The Fayette Chamber is now accepting applications for the next Leadership Fayette with classes beginning... More

Rep. Ramsey to Speak to Young Professionals of Fayette County July 29
7/11/09 Professionals ages 21-39 are invited to join join Young Professionals of Fayette County for their next Business to Business Breakfast to be held... More

Governor Announces New Design for Georgia Licenses, IDs
7/9/09 Governor Sonny Perdue today announced that Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is preparing to issue new and improved driver’s... More

Newt Gingrich: How Team Obama Hijacked "Change" And How We Can Take It Back
7/8/09 It all started in the summer of 2007 when part of one of my speeches was posted on YouTube. It was a short, three-minute clip in which I explained the ... More

Free Concert with Erica Nicole Downtown Senoia
7/11/09 Erica Nicole LIVE Debut CD Release Concert Thursday, July 16, 7:00 pm. Historic Downtown Senoia. FREE Concert. Opening Act: Southern Pride Band. Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy this free outdoor concert. Erica Nicole’s First Album is out and will be sold at the show. For concert information: Gail Downs 770.599-9155.

Much more at!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fayette Commission to Consider Special Local Option Sales Tax Monday July 13

July 13, 2009; Public Meeting Room, Fayette County Administrative Complex
7:00 p.m.; The purpose of the meeting is to discuss possible projects for inclusion in a special local option sales tax referendum being considered for November 3, 2009. The meeting may also be used to discuss the apportionment of sales tax proceeds.