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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.

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.

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.

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.