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Peachtree City Council Meeting, November 18th

This Thursday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m., the Mayor and City Council will meet at City Hall (151 Willowbend Road).

This meeting’s agenda items include: amending the fee schedule telecommunications tower and facility applications, a telecommunications franchise agreement with NextG, the pool management contract, and a resolution of support for the 2010 Fayette County Transportation Plan. 

The public is invited to attend. Peachtree City airs the Council Meetings live and on demand at www.peachtree-city.org/video. Citizens can view the full agenda and packet at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda.

Peachtree City Woman Nominated for L'Oreal Community Award

Fayette County, which is home to an Apprentice contestant and the Georgia winner of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Most Attractive Bachelor”, may soon be able to add another award winning resident to their list. Notable Peachtree City resident, Lisa Williams, is a contender in the L’Oreal “Women of Worth” Award.

L'Oreal created the “Women of Worth” Award to celebrate woman's worth and build their self-esteem. Williams was nominated for this award because of her organization, Living Water for Girls, a child sex trafficking rescue program. Williams, who takes no salary, had the inception for Living Water for Girls when she and a group of friends, called Circle of Friends Celebrating Life learned Atlanta was a hub for commercial sexual exploitation. 

Circle of Friends Celebrating Life started as a group of 23 women who routinely reached out to others in need.

Your Student Could be Fayette’s Most Outstanding Student

Think your student is Fayette’s Most Outstanding student? We’ll here’s your opportunity to tell them. The Fayette County Education Foundation is encouraging everyone to make a donation in honor of their child or grandchild.

For a minimum contribution of $5, a certificate suitable for framing with your special message will be given to your child at school during the last week of the semester; the deadline for this semester is November 29.

Most Outstanding Student forms, along with specific instructions on how to complete your submission, can be downloaded from the Fayette County Board of Education website, www.fcboe.org.

Apolo Ohno's "Zero Regrets” Book Tour, November 11th

Getting anxious for the 2014 Winter Games? Barnes and Noble-Buckhead has the remedy for you. Come out on Thursday, November 11th at noon for a book talk with Apolo Ohno, as her embarks upon his Zero Regrets” Book Tour which is being sponsored by The Century Council’s Ask, Listen, Learn Program.

As a young teen, Ohno once struggled with some of the same peer pressures and unhealthy choices faced by kids today.  He believes healthy choices begin in childhood and continue through the teen years and he is committed to working with organizations to promote positive choices for youth of all ages.

The eight-time Olympic medalist will be on hand to sign copies of his new book “Zero Regrets,” detailing the challenges he faced as a teen and beyond to become the world’s most decorated U.S.

Peachtree City Council Meeting, November 9th

Peachtree City Council will hold a workshop on Tuesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. 

Council will further discuss the 2011 Resident Survey, The Gathering Place, and the approval process for transportation projects.

The City Hall for Peachtree City meet at 151 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City.  


Peachtree City 2010 Veterans Day Commemoration at Falcon Field, November 13th

As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day 2010, the featured speaker at the Peachtree City 2010 Veterans Day commemoration subscribes to the adage that a nation which does not know its history is doomed to repeat it.

The event, to be held Saturday November 13, 10 a.m., in the Commemorative Air Force hanger at Falcon Field, will focus on a part of American history about which many people have little knowledge. Steve Quesinberry is the Department Chair of History and Social Studies at Newnan High School.  He will speak about the history of the Korean War, which started in June 1950 and concluded in July 1953.

Quesinberry is a staunch proponent of involving veterans in his history classes.

Whitewater Middle Students Hold Seminar About Nutrition

Students not only learn about cooking food, but they also get information on healthy eating and nutrition through their Family and Consumer Sciences Connection classes at Whitewater Middle.

Partnering with the school’s lunch program manager, Ruchelle Helton, teacher Laurel Hinze organized a program to teach students about the healthy and nutritional benefits of their school lunches, which are prepared with reduced sodium, fat and sugar. The students also learned skills for making smart menu choices, using portion control and priority decision-making.

The lesson was connected with My Pyramid and the USDA School Lunch Plan. Students were instructed on how to navigate MyPyramid.gov and related USDA websites.