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SAT Participation Increases, Scores Top State and Nation

With a gain in the number of students taking the test, Fayette’s 2010 high school graduates topped the average scores of both the state and nation on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), according to results released today by the College Board.

Fayette’s students posted an overall average score of 1547 – 94 points above that of the state and 38 points over the national average.

The breakdown of Fayette’s scores is as follows: 520 critical reading, 524 mathematics and 503 writing. Fayette outscored both the state and the nation in all test sections. The county’s score is 32 points above the state and 19 points above the nation in critical reading, 34 above the state and 8 above the nation in mathematics and 28 above the state and 11 above the nation in writing.

Nearly 3 percent more graduates took the test in 2010; participation totaled 1,358. The number of test takers has steadily declined since 2008.

Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival

Come join us at the 33rd Annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 18 & 19. Enjoy music by DJ Tommy B, eat, shop, let the kids enjoy the children's area with lots of crafts and games, and check out our children's art display. This is a free event that you don't want to miss.

Address: Shakerag Knoll 191 McIntosh Trail Peachtree City, GA 30269
Location: Shakerag Knoll. This is the wooded area located across from the Recreation Administration Building.

Hours: Saturday hours are 10 am - 6 pm Sunday hours are 12 noon - 5 pm
Contact: 770-631-2542
Cost: FREE parking and admission!

Peachtree City Student Shines in Theatre, Opera

The Twilight Theatre Apprentice Company is a local theater training program for middle school and high school students.

Recently, Carolyn Balkovetz, a student at Starr’s Mill High School and senior apprentice with the Twilight Theatre, was selected to attend six-week vocal training program at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.

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Atlanta Bread Among Top 5 Healthiest Fast Food Options

SMYRNA, GA -- In the recently released 2010 Zagat Fast Food Survey, which included 136 national restaurant chains, Atlanta Bread received top five distinctions in two key categories.

The survey's more than 6,500 participants voted Atlanta Bread among the top five large chains (places with less than 5,000 locations) in the Healthy Options and Facilities categories. This is the second straight year that Atlanta Bread placed among the top five chains in these two categories.

Peachtree City issues Red, White, & Blue Challenge for Honor Flight Fayette send-off

Honor Flight Fayette, the non-profit organization created to recognize local World War II Veterans, will host its seventh and final flight to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. The flight will provide another 70 WWII veterans an opportunity to visit their National World War II Memorial. The group will meet at 6:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville to depart for the airport.

The Challenge: Help show our veterans how much their contribution is appreciated by lining the streets of Fayetteville to see them off. Well-wishers are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue, and wave American Flags along the route (from the church on Hwy 54 to GA 85 north to GA 314 in Fayetteville) for the motorcade, which departs for the airport at 6:30 a.m.