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Steve Harvey to Sign Copies of Second Book at Books-A-Million

Steve Harvey to Sign Copies of Second Book at Books-A-Million

The entertaining, inspiring, straight-talking comedian-radio host-TV host-and author Steve Harvey will join his Peachtree City fans to celebrate the release of his much-anticipated second book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep and Understand a Man.

Harvey will be signing copies of his new book on Thursday, December 16th starting at 6:00 p.m.

Payless Provides Select Students with New Shoes for Christmas

Payless Provides Select Students with New Shoes for Christmas

Thanks to Payless Shoe Source in Fayetteville and Helen Rickman of Fayette Holiday Helpers, 150 students in need of shoes on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their requests granted.

The 2010 Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program is a grass roots campaign to deliver $1.2 million in free shoes to children of families in need. Fayette Holiday Helpers was one of the nonprofits selected to receive gift coupons redeemable for children’s shoes; each gift coupon is worth $15.

Used Books for Sale at the Peachtree City Public Library

Used Books for Sale at the Peachtree City Public Library

If you’re still looking for Christmas gifts, the Peachtree City Library is giving you a solution. Books are on sale at half price ($1 for hardback, 25 to 50 cents for paperbacks) through the holidays.

Donated books are sold by the Friends of Peachtree City to raise money for library programs, including the Children's Summer Reading Program. Sale books are located at the back of the library near the Reference Desk. 

The library welcomes all donations of gently used books, audio books, DVD video, and music CDs are always needed and appreciated, and are accepted at the circulation desk any time the library is open.

The library is located at 201 Willow Bend Road in Peachtree City.

Nationally Ranked WorldMasters Challenge Team at McIntosh High

Nationally Ranked WorldMasters Challenge Team at McIntosh High

The WordMasters Challenge team at McIntosh High is ranked 10th in the nation after the first meet held in October.

A total of 83 students from Andrea Lakly and Jane Edwards’ Advanced Placement (AP) Literature classes were among the 15,285 seniors and 146 teams participating in the challenge, a national competition for students in grades 9-12 that encourages close reading of many different kinds of prose and poetry.

Not only is McIntosh ranked 10th nationally, but senior Ashley Gibson also earned a perfect score in the meet and placed among the 85 highest scoring 12th graders in the country.

The Challenge’s reading material uses language skillfully to convey layers and shades of meaning not always apparent to students on a first or casual reading. Reading materials and questions are similar to those on AP exams.

4th Annual Children’s Charity Event at The Children’s Village at Christian City

 4th Annual Children’s Charity Event at The Children’s Village at Christian City

The 4th Annual Children’s Charity Event will take place this Thursday, December 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm drop-in. This holiday event, hosted by community leaders, benefits The Children’s Village at Christian City. Local artists have hand-painted children’s chairs that will be included in a “Santa’s Workshop” Silent Auction as well as a wide range of items donated by local businesses.

You can feel good about Christmas shopping when it all benefits the abandoned and abused children who live in the cottages at Christian City. It will be a wonderful event with delicious food, refreshments, festive music, and holiday cheer. Tickets are $30 each, which sponsors a child at The Children’s Village for one month. You can still purchase tickets by calling 770-703-2636 or you can purchase them at the door.

The 4th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event benefiting The Children’s Village at Christian City

Atlanta, GA--  The 4th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event will take place this Thursday, December 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm at The Dolce-Atlanta in Peachtree City, 201 Aberdeen Parkway. This holiday event, hosted by community leaders, benefits The Children’s Village at Christian City in Union City, GA.

Local artists have hand-painted children’s chairs that will be included in a “Santa’s Workshop” Silent Auction as well as a wide range of items donated by local businesses. All proceeds benefit the abandoned and abused children who live in the cottages at Christian City.

It will be a wonderful event with delicious food, refreshments, festive music, and holiday cheer.

Tickets are $30 each, which sponsors a child at The Children’s Village for one month.

You can still purchase tickets by calling 770-703-2636 or you can purchase them at the door.

Fayette County Prepares for 2011 TOTY

Fayette County School’s are just one step closer to finding their 2011 Teacher of the Year. Last month, teachers’ at all 29 public schools voted for whom they thought embodied all of the characteristics they saw fit to be their school representative. Now, these school-level nominees are competing to become one of three finalists who will be selected as the county’s overall winner.

Nominees will complete a comprehensive application explaining their teaching philosophy, why they chose to become a teacher, what they can do to better the profession, and their thoughts and solutions on issues facing today’s educators. Three judges will read and independently rate each application.