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Give Input Through Town of Tyrone Online Survey

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The Town 0f Tyrone is asking it citizens and area business owners to give input as they develop a Vision, Goal and Direction for the future of Tyrone.  Please take the following online survey:

Direct any questions to:

Jared Lombard

Andrew Smith

Kyle Hood

Fayette Vision PROSPERITY Committee Holding Meeting

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Tuesday, March 3
Fayette Visioning PROSPERITY Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m.
Tyrone Library, 143 Commerce Drive, Tyrone

The Fayette Visioning Initiative’s work group focusing on the economic prosperity of Fayette County will hold an introductory meeting to discuss possible action items on the implementation phase of the vision plan. All Fayette citizens interested in this area of the plan are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to   For further information about the Fayette Visioning Initiative go to

Town of Tyrone Holding Open House to Gain Citizen Input

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The Town of Tyrone invites its citizens – neighbors, city leaders and area business owners – to develop vision, goals and direction for the future of the Town of Tyrone.

Drop in at their Tyrone Comp Plan Open House Tuesday, February 17th between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Tyrone Library, 143 Commerce Drive, Tyrone 30290

FLYER:  Tyrone Open House Flyer

For more information, contact:

Jared Lombard

Andrew Smith

Kyle Hood

The Fred Announces 2015 Summer Concert Series

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

2015 Summer Lineup

May 9 – Night Ranger

June 6 – Al Jarreau

June 13 – Michael McDonald

July 11 – KC and the Sunshine Band

August 15 – Cheap Trick and Peter Frampton

One more great series show to be announced soon!


Series ticket renewals for existing series ticket holders will take place through February 17.  New series tickets will go on sale March 5, and individual concert tickets may be purchased beginning March 13 at the Box Office or online at  Series tickets for all six shows remain the same low price of $247.50 for reserved seating, Picnic Tables are $2,880.00 for the six shows and may be upgraded to seat eight.  A very limited number of Belgard and Gold Tables may be purchased for the series for $3,600.00. By purchasing the entire series package, patrons can save up to 38% depending on the seating they choose.

In addition to the six concert series, The Fred will offer 4 spotlight shows:

June 19 – Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, The Two Man Group

June 26 – Brass Transit: Chicago Tribute

July 3 – MJ LIVE Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

July 24- Queen Nation live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits

For further information about the Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series, visit or call 770-631-0630. For Sponsorship Information, call Nancy Price at 678-364-6945 or email at

Clayton State Offers Free Tax Assistance for the 25th Year

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

VITA Free Tax Assistance Marks its 25th Year at Clayton State University


Morrow, Ga., Jan. 27, 2015 — Accounting students from Clayton State University are again participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program hosted by the College of Business. Clayton State is the only college or university in the state that has offered this service consistently for 25 years.


VITA is a national program that provides tax support for certain eligible taxpayers. The program, which has been in existence for more than 40 years, is also an experiential learning experience for Clayton State students, providing the volunteers with extensive IRS training and testing, enabling them to ensure that taxpayers will have their tax returns filled out accurately and timely and receive the tax credits they qualify for, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit.


This service will be offered at the College of Business at Clayton State on the following Saturdays: Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 21, and Mar. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room T-152 of the College of Business. Taxpayers will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Current college students can also benefit from having VITA volunteers prepare their taxes since the volunteers are trained in the rules for the credits available for tuition and other school-related expenses. The VITA program also prepares state income tax returns and provides free e-filing options to ensure clients receive their refunds as soon as possible.
Those who are eligible to receive this service are taxpayers who make under $51,000 a year and wish to receive help with their 2014 personal income taxes using Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and simple1040s. The program does not provide assistance with out-of-state or small business returns, or for those who are self-employed.


Those interested in receiving this assistance must bring the following items:

ü  Photo identification,

ü  Social security cards for themselves, their spouse, and dependents,

ü  Birthdates for primary, secondary, and dependents on the tax return

ü  Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1009-R, from all employers

ü  Interest and dividend statements from bank(s), Form 1099

ü  Other relevant information about income and expenses

o   Day care provider identifying number

o   Total amount paid for day care

ü  A copy of last year’s federal and state income tax returns if possible,

ü   Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit.


Please note that both spouses will need to be present to file electronically.


A unit of the University System of Georgia where dreams are made real, Clayton State University is located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

Clayton State to Host Town Hall Meeting on Police and Community Interaction Post Ferguson

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The recent incidents in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City have galvanized a range of emotions and discussions regarding the community’s interaction with the police. In response, Clayton State University will host a town hall meeting on “Police and Community Interaction Post Ferguson”on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballrooms B & C for students, faculty, staff, community, and local leaders to openly and honestly discuss their thoughts, perspectives, and feelings.

Additionally, there will be an opportunity for participants to collectively identify some practical strategies and action steps aimed to foster mutually empathic relationships between the community and police. A reception will follow immediately in the Laker Lounge in the Student Activities Center.

Panel members will include: Blair Fortson, former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP) Clayton State Chapter, Mike Glanton, State Representative District 75, Dr. Lisa Holland-Davis, Clayton State faculty and director for the Center for Community and Social Justice, Kem Kimbrough, former Clayton County sheriff and Clayton State lecturer in Legal Studies, and Lakiesa Rawlinson, Clayton State associate director for Campus Life. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Rafik Mohamad, professor of Sociology and chair for the Clayton State Department of Social Sciences.

This event is a collaboration between the Clayton State Division of Student Affairs’ Departments of Campus Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Housing and Residence Life; the Departments of Psychology and Social Sciences; the Clayton State Office of Public Safety; and the Center for Community and Social Justice.

For more information regarding this event, contact Rawlinson at or (678) 466-5421.

A unit of the University System of Georgia where dreams are made real, Clayton State University is located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

Apply ASAP for Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) is a professional development program for upcoming executives and leaders in the nonprofit sector. It offers an engaging format that provides opportunities for peers to translate theory into practice and concepts into strategies that are relevant, immediately practical, and usable in their work.

A weeklong intensive learning experience, ELPNO offers current and upcoming nonprofit executives practical opportunities to explore cutting edge leadership strategies with experts and peers.  Participants work side-by-side with lead faculty from Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech and visiting  speakers from DePaul University, Syracuse University, Emory University and top non-profit organizations.  For details information, visit

Last call!  Only 5 spaces left!  Apply by December 12, 2014 @ midnight for full consideration.

Help Fayette Senior Services Provide Holiday Meals to Homebound Seniors

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Fayette Senior Services provides Meals on Wheels to local homebound seniors, but the standard funding only covers the cost of weekday, non-holiday meals.

Project Love helps bridge that gap. Help over 250 seniors experience the love of the community as well as the comfort and joy of having a nutritious meal on holidays throughout the year. Donations also provide doctor-prescribed Ensure® dietary supplements, as well as additional “shelf meals” – non-refrigerated meals that can be kept on the shelf in the event of an emergency.

Donation forms and additional information can be found at and at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville or 203 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.

Checks should be made payable to Fayette Senior Services. Credit cards accepted

New CEO Named at McIntosh Trail Community Service Board

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Announcing Mike Hubbard’s Appointment as CEO of McIntosh Trail Community Service Board

The McIntosh Trail Community Service Board (CSB), in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mike Hubbard as CEO of the organization. Mr. Hubbard fills the position previously occupied by Ms. Pam McCollum, who retired earlier this year.

McIntosh Trail CSB provides a full array of behavioral health and developmental disability treatment services to Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson Counties.

McIntosh Trail CSB truly values relationships with its community partners/stakeholders, and encourages you to call on Mr. Hubbard for any needed coordination in accessing the variety of services offered by the organization. You may reach Mr. Hubbard directly by calling 770-358-8284 or may speak with his Administrative Assistant, Ms. Jean Scott at 770-358-8250.

McIntosh Trail CSB appreciates and looks forward to our continuing partnerships in providing behavioral health care and developmental disability services to individuals within our communities.


Susan Craig, Chair

McIntosh Trail Community Service Board

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary Seeks Scholarship Applicants

Friday, December 5th, 2014



Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Auxiliary is seeking applicants for the Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship. The statewide merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to students enrolled in a medical/health-related field of study, excluding pre-med or pre-nursing, at an accredited Georgia college, university or technical school medical program.


Qualified applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and provide an official transcript from the school they attend, two letters of reference and a personal narrative related to their occupational choice and goals. A member of the Auxiliary Scholarship Committee will conduct interviews with all applicants who meet the requirements.


Applications are available at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., located in the 1279 Medical building, 1279 Highway 54 W., third floor, Fayetteville. The application deadline is January 20, 2015. For more information call the Auxiliary office at 770-719-7098.


“The Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship is given by the Georgia Hospital Association’s Council of Auxiliaries and Volunteers (CoA/V) in memory of its founder.” Said Patty Johnson, Auxiliary Services Specialist. “As a member of CoA/V, Piedmont Fayette’s Auxiliary is privileged to present this opportunity to students in our community.”


Since 1997, members of Piedmont Fayette’s Auxiliary have provided scholarship opportunities and support for the hospital through its many fund-raising activities. Auxiliary members also provide volunteer support across a wide array of hospital service areas. For more information visit




About Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Recognized in 2013 by Becker’s Hospital Review as a Top 100 Great Community Hospital and named five times as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, Piedmont Fayette is a 172-bed community hospital known for top ratings in patient satisfaction among metro Atlanta hospitals, according to Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. With over 1,100 employees and over 500 physicians on staff, Piedmont Fayette specializes in cancer care and heart health. The hospital also offers 24-hour emergency services, medical and surgical services, rehabilitation and women’s services. Piedmont Fayette is one of five hospitals within the Piedmont Healthcare system that collectively provided $63 million in uncompensated care at cost in fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit

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