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Make Everyday Jean Day, donate

Fayette County Public School System employees can wear jeans to work everyday, at a cost, that is. A total of $3,000 was collected for Fayette FACTOR (Fayette Alliance Coordinating Teamwork, Outreach and Resources) during jeans days at schools across the county.

In exchange for wearing jeans to work on a non-casual day, employees gave a donation to benefit Fayette FACTOR. The organization’s mission is to bring all areas of the community together to build a safe and healthy county. The school system’s donation will be used to help support the non-profit’s initiatives including Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Prevent Child Abuse Fayette, Fayette Meth Task Force and ENCORE, a senior adult leadership program.

Donations made to Fayette FACTOR are tax deductible. Anyone wishing to help the organization can make donations payable to Fayette FACTOR, P.O. Box 142518, Fayetteville, GA 30214.

Pet Owners, Please Scoop Your Poop

In the wake of the adoption of Peachtree City’s new leash law , several residents have written in about two ongoing issues:    

Extendable Leash Warning – While extendable leashes are allowed, Peachtree City reccomends that pet owners should avoid having the leash extend, fully, across the path; this creates a very dangerous situation for other path users and the pet at the end of the leash. Cyclists and golf carters, this is also a good time to mention slowing down when approaching other path users, and always provide the mandatory “audible signal” when approaching pedestrians (both two-legged and four-legged) from behind.

Cleaning Up After Your Pets – According to the Peachtree City Newsletter, the path along Lake Peachtree seems to be pretty popular amongst pet owners.

Fayette County First-Graders Get Dictionaries for Dictionary Day

Following along with their tradition, the Rotary Club of Peachtree City gifted all 1,426 third graders in the Fayette County Public School System with their own copy of Webster’s Dictionary.

This donation is part of the Rotary Club’s Dictionary Project aimed at helping students become better readers, writers and learners. The organization has handed out dictionaries to the county’s third graders for a number of years.

Movie Night at the Avenue to benefit CARE

On Friday, October 15, families can watch the movie, “How to Train Your Dragon.” Children’s entertainment and giveaways begin at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at dusk. Popcorn will be sold for $1 with all proceeds benefitting CARE.

CARE (Children at Risk in Education), a program of the Fayette County Public School System, is, now, able to offer After School Program (ASP) scholarships to families of elementary-aged students enrolled in the system’s schools thanks to The Avenue Peachtree City and its patrons.

The scholarships pay for a portion of the ASP tuition for a limited number of weeks. Parents have to pay the other portion of the tuition in order to receive the scholarship.

The Avenue Peachtree City raised over $400 this summer through Movies in the Park and Music in the Park.

13th Annual Great Georgia Air Show

The countdown has begun, and the 13th Annual Great Georgia Air Show (GGAS) is ready for take-off.  And with a line-up of events featuring gravity-defying jets, a thundering jet truck, vintage warbirds and a one-of-a-kind wingwalking performance; organizers are bracing for what could be the “most exciting show yet.”

Adding to the excitement, this year’s show -- produced by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), Dixie Wing  -- will feature military aircraft, civilian aerobatics, historic warbirds performing the Battle of Midway, and ground activities for the entire family.  

Peachtree City Council to hold Workshop

The Mayor and City Council of Peachtree City will hold a workshop on Tuesday October 5, 2010, 6:30 p.m., in Council Chambers.

The purpose of the workshop is to conduct a brainstorming session for the development of the 2011 Citizen Survey and to develop a prioritized list of topics for discussion at City Council Retreat. 

2011 National Achievement Scholarship Finalists

The number of Fayette’s semifinalists in the 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Program has increased 150 percent over last year.

Onyekwere Eke and Linsey Jackson, of Fayette County High; Seyi Amosu and Elana Burton, of Starr’s Mill High; Kevone Hospedales, of Whitewater High; and Camara Carter and Alaisha Wellons, both of Sandy Creek High, were selected from more than 160,000 students, from across the United States, when they took the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as high school juniors.