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Starr's Mill Student becomes Instant Sensation among peers

Starr’s Mill junior Ikenna Kamalu, was a star for a day at the Fayette County Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

After a recent awe-inspiring performance of the National Anthem during the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament held at Starr’s Mill High on October 21 and 22, Kamalu, who goes by Ike said, “I liked singing the National Anthem.

Free Scary Face Pancake Day at IHOP, October 29th

IHOP restaurants around the Atlanta area are gearing up for Halloween with their “No Tricks-Just Treats” Free Scary Face Pancake Day on October 29th. IHOP is offering kids 12 years old and under a FREE Scary Face Pancake as part of a national program which aims to help kids celebrate Halloween in a safe environment, inside the International House of Pancakes, of course.  

The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

The Scary Face Pancake will be offered throughout October and, like all IHOP kids menu items, is less than 600 calories.  Participating Local IHOP Locations are listed below:

  • 3122 Peachtree Road, N.E.

Peachtree City Police Department to Crackdown on Halloween DUI's

According to the Peachtree City Police Department, Halloween has become one of the most deadly and scariest celebrations of the year.

Fayette County Experiences Success with its "Shoebox Project"

Fayette County Human Resources Director Dr. Reaneé Ellis, who is serving as an ambassador for the United Way of Fayette County Shoebox Project, put out a call for help with collecting 200 decorated shoeboxes filled with personal care items for homeless women and children.

And it did not take long before the shoeboxes started pouring in countywide from teachers and staff members, parents and students, student clubs, cafeteria staff, bus drivers, after -school program groups, entire schools and departments, the superintendent-elect and the interim superintendent, board members, and so many more. Dr. Ellis even enlisted the support of her college classmates, family, personal friends and sorority sisters.

Many of the schools made this a teachable moment through their character education programs.  Cafeteria staff sat down and packed shoeboxes after they finished serving nutritious meals to students.

Fraud Seminar at Sam's Auditorium, October 26th

The Fayette County Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Secret Service will be conducting a fraud seminar at the Sam’s Auditorium at the LaFayette Educational Center (205 LaFayette Avenue, Fayetteville) on October 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide information on current fraud schemes, ways to protect personal information and what to do if you become a victim.

This event is being sponsored by the Southern Federal Credit Union and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

Admission is free, there will be information handed out, a short presentation, a question and answer session and promotional giveaways. All Fayette residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

For additional information about the seminar, contact Fayetteville Police Department Detective Mike Whitlow at 770-719-4222.

City Council Meeting, 7pm Tonight

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Peachtree City City Hall (151 Willow Bend Road, Peachtree City), the Peachtree City Council will again consider the revised Telecommunications Towers and Antennas Ordinance.

Other agenda items include: Council discussion of the WASA Rate Increase, a request to Fayette County to withdraw from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the official removal of the TCK Boulevard Extension and the Crosstown Drive widening from the County Transportation Plan.

The meeting will begin promptly and all members if the public are welcomed. Residents can also watch the meeting live or on-demand at www.peachtree-city.org/video. The complete agenda is available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda.

Lights on Afterschool in Fayette County

In an effort to raise awareness, the Afterschool Alliance are asking drivers to burn their car’s headlights on October 21 to support “Lights on Afterschool” and the nearly 1,400 elementary-aged students and their families who rely on the Fayette County Public School System’s After School Program (ASP) for a safe alternative to staying at home alone.