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Deal, Hunan governor mark SANY progress

Deal, Hunan governor mark SANY progress

ATLANTA – (Nathan Deal-Office of Governor) Gov. Nathan Deal today joined with Governor Qiang Zhou of China’s Hunan Province, SANY Group chairman Wengen Liang and other dignitaries to celebrate the first phase completion of SANY America’s North American assembly plant in Peachtree City. SANY America is a division of SANY Group Co. Ltd., which is headquartered in the Hunan Province of China and is the largest concrete-pumping equipment company in China. Deal was on hand to officially unveil a fully-assembled SANY Global Rough Terrain (RT) Crane, which is the machinery that will eventually be assembled at the SANY America Peachtree City plant.

The SANY America Peachtree City location is one of only four investments the company has made outside of China.

Celebrate National Battery Day at Local Batteries Plus Store

Celebrate National Battery Day at Local Batteries Plus Store

PEACHTREE CITY — National Battery Day is celebrated annually on February 18th, the birthday of Allesandro Volta, who is regarded as the first inventor of the electric cell and battery. Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest battery retailer is celebrating “National Battery Day” on February 18th by offering free car/truck battery and electrical system testing from February 18th – 20th.

The free testing will take place at the Peachtree City store, located at 170 Peachtree East Shopping Center in Peachtree City, GA. Also, customers who come in during the month of February can receive $15 off the purchase of a laptop battery by mail in rebate.

Jane Watt, owner of three, woman-owned, veteran certified Batteries Plus locations in Georgia is celebrating “National Battery Day” at her three locations in: Decatur, Stockbridge and Peachtree City.

Watts spent four years in the coast guard in the early 1980s.

Peachtree City To Hold City Council Meeting, February 16th

Peachtree City To Hold City Council Meeting, February 16th

PEACHTREE CITY -- (City of Peachtree City) The Mayor and City Council will meet on Thursday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The agenda includes several budget amendments, including additional funding for the Fire Department Specialty Dive Team, funding for the Economic Development Department, and funding designation for the Kedron Bubble acquisition process to begin. 

Council will also consider a change in the calculation method for commercial and residential building permits, the formation of a City Facilities Authority for more flexibility in financing future facility projects, and funding recommendations for the Peachtree Parkway/Crosstown Drive Intersection and the Hwy 54 W Multi-use Bridge & Gateway Feature. 

The complete agenda and packet are at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda, and the meeting will be available on the city’s website, both

LastAnnual Military Cookout for it's Founders, Mosley and Voyles

LastAnnual Military Cookout for it's Founders, Mosley and Voyles

FAYETTEVILLE -- (FBOE) The ninth annual Military Cookout will be a monumental one for the Fayette County Public School System’s Transportation Department, the original organizers have announced they are stepping down.

Bus drivers Linda Mosley and Susan Voyles told their colleagues at a recent safety meeting that they are ready to hand the reins to someone else.

“We want to spend more time with our families. This has been a great run, but after nine years we feel the time has come for us to step down,”  says Mosley.

Mosley hopes that other drivers will step forward to ensure that the lunchtime cookout continues, which was organized to support local deployed troops after the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

After a Decade of Service as Public School Mentor, Camper Still Going Strong

After a Decade of Service as Public School Mentor, Camper Still Going Strong

Fayetteville, GA -- At 7:30 a.m. Bill Camper is at Peachtree City Elementary mentoring a student from Betty Stricklen’s first grade classroom. Before classes begin, Camper and his mentee go over what was taught the day before so the student is on task with the rest of his classmates. Camper stays with his mentee for the Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence, standing tall, hand over his heart. He will be back three more times before the week is done. This has been Camper’s ritual since 2000, and he has no plans of stopping any time soon.

“I have survived all these years for some reason. I keep trying to find out what it is,” he says jokingly.

With 10 years of service under his belt, Camper is the longest running volunteer mentor in the Friends Mentoring Program of the Fayette County Public School System.

Rotary Club to Deliver One Book Per Month to 100 Pre-K Students

Rotary Club to Deliver One Book Per Month to 100 Pre-K Students

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City and the Fayette County Public School System is working to help improve literacy skills among the county’s pre-k students.

The club has signed an agreement to establish the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy program in Fayette County. It has committed to funding 100 eligible pre-k students enrolled in the county’s school system.

Students participating in the program will receive a book delivered to their homes each month via U.S. mail until their fifth birthday. The children’s classic, “The Little Engine that Could,” is the first book each child receives and “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” is the final graduation book that is received when the child turns 5-years old.

Time to Register for Pre-K Lottery Drawing

Time to Register for Pre-K Lottery Drawing

The Fayette County Public School System is taking registrations for state funded pre-k classes January 24-March 3 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the following schools: Brooks, Crabapple Lane, Hood Avenue, Inman, North Fayette, Oak Grove, Peachtree City, and Robert J. Burch.

Students must be 4-years old on or before September 1, 2010 to be eligible for the pre-k program. A student who is age eligible for kindergarten (5-years old on or before September 1, 2010) cannot register for pre-k.

A total of 20 registered students will be selected for each class by a lottery drawing on March 4. In order to register for the lottery drawing, parents/guardians must present residency information and their child’s birth certificate. If the child is selected, parents/guardians will be notified and will need to return to the school to provide the remaining registration documentation.