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DEA applauds huge turnout on Drug Take-Back Day

DEA applauds huge turnout on Drug Take-Back Day

ATLANTA -- Americans participating in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event last weekend turned in more than 376,593 pounds of unwanted or expired medications.

This is 55 percent more than the 242,000 pounds the public brought in during last September's event.

The medications were taken to 5,361 take-back sites in all 50 states.

"The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the first two take-back events is simply staggering -- 309 tons -- and represents a clear need for a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs," said DEA administrator Michele M. Leonhart.

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

City Council to meet Thursday

City Council to meet Thursday

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- (submitted by Peachtree City Updates) The mayor & Council will hold their regular meeting this Thursday, April 7, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. 

The agenda includes a Public Hearing on Outdoor Displays/Walking Signs, the bid for re-sealing City Hall, and a Memorandum of Agreement for the grant to add landscaping to the South Highway 74 sound walls. 

The complete agenda and packet are available at www.peachtree-city.org/councilagenda, and the meeting will be broadcast live and available for viewing on demand at www.peachtree-city.org/video

Westmoreland Votes to Reauthorize FAA, Cut $4 Billion in Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (submitted by Leslie Shedd) Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 658, the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011.  Congressman Westmoreland joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in supporting the legislation.  The bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration for four years, covering fiscal years 2011 through 2014.  The Federal Aviation Administration sets federal policies regarding aviation safety and infrastructure.

City Council of Peachtree City to hold retreat

City Council of Peachtree City to hold retreat

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Mayor and City Council of Peachtree City will hold its annual Retreat on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2011, beginning at 8:00 a.m., in Council Chambers.  The public is welcome.

Jim Pennington named as City Manager of Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – (submitted by Peachtree City Updates) Earlier this week, Dr. Jim Pennington experienced his first official day on the job as the City Manager of Peachtree City. Pennington comes to Peachtree City from Hartsville, South Carolina and he has over 30 years of experience as a professional City Manager. 

Jim has served cities ranging in size from 8,000 to over 60,000 residents. He has a Masters of Public Administration from Xavier University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from NOVA Southeastern University.

This week, he will participate in Peachtree City’s annual City Council Retreat is this Friday and Saturday.

February 21 City Council Meeting Rescheduled to March 3

February 21 City Council Meeting Rescheduled to March 3

PEACHTREE CITY -- The February 17th City Council Meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum and the agenda items have been added to the March 3 regular meeting.  A special called meeting originally advertised for tonight, February 21, has been cancelled.