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PTC Hires New Police Chief

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015


Takes helm August 10 at $111,000 Salary

Peachtree City Interim City Manager Jon Rorie announced today that Suwanee Deputy Chief Janet Moon has accepted the position as Chief of the Peachtree City Police Department.

The appointment comes after a two-step process that involved an interview panel that assessed technical skills and knowledge of the applicants, followed by a panel of community representatives who assessed the top three candidates in terms of the best fit for Peachtree City.

Rorie said, “While we had many well-qualified candidates, members of both panels were particularly impressed with Janet’s philosophy of being a ‘servant leader’ and her emphasis on being involved in the local community.”

Chief Moon comes to Peachtree City with an impressive 30-year history in law enforcement, with four years in the U.S. Army Military Police Force followed by twelve years with the Police Department of Rome, Georgia, where she rose to the rank of Lieutenant.  Moon joined the Suwanee Police Department as a Captain in 2001, earning the promotion to her current rank of Deputy Chief in 2006.

Rorie said, “We are very fortunate to have found a Chief from this area with Janet’s level of knowledge and experience.  Peachtree City has an excellent Police force that weathered some very difficult circumstances earlier this year.  I’m confident Chief Moon and the entire department will be able to move forward and continue providing outstanding service to our citizens.”

Moon is a graduate of the U.S. Army Military Police School in Ft. McClellan, Alabama; the Floyd College Police Academy in Rome; the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College in Columbus, Georgia; and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  She holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Suma Cum Laude) from Floyd College in Rome, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.  She will begin serving in Peachtree City on August 10.

Become a Mentor for Fayette Youth Leadership Program

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The Fayette Youth Leaders PRIDE (FYLP) program represents Fayette County’s most innovative, influential, and ambitious high school student leaders. Selected through a competitive process, these students demonstrate a passion for problem solving, positive role modeling and creating opportunities for success.

AVPRIDE, the Fayette County School System and other community partners are investing in these young leaders through this program. By providing an opportunity for youth to connect with current community leaders, engage in decision making processes and contribute youth voice, FYLP will bridge the gap between this generation and the pioneer leaders of our county.

Mentors are needed for Youth Leaders… Enrich the life of Fayette’s youth leaders by becoming a mentor. Mentors are comprised of business professionals and community members who will meet with their student once a month to give a hands on opportunity to learn from a leader. Mentors are also encouraged to connect with their student mentee once a week via email, text, or phone to support and encourage leadership development.

For more information or to sign up to be an FYLP mentor, please email

Fayette Teacher Receives Teacher of the Year Recognition

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Sally Meyer, a teacher of math and social studies at Crabapple Lane Elementary in Fayette County, has received two statewide “teacher of the year” honors for 2015. The latest is from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, which named her the 2015 Georgia History Teacher of the Year. In April, the Georgia Council on Economic Education named her the 2015 Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year. Meyer is one of 53 finalists vying for the National History Teacher of the Year title, which includes a $10,000 award. The winner will be announced in the fall. As Georgia’s History Teacher of the Year, Meyer will receive a $1,000 award, certificate of recognition, an archive of books and historical resources presented in her name to Crabapple Lane’s media center, and an invitation to attend a 2016 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar.

Fayette Students Wanted for Model ARC Leadership Development Program

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

There are open seats available for Fayette County students in the 2015-2016 Model ARC class. If you know a rising sophomore or junior who is interested in this FREE youth leadership program, please reach out to ARC directly.

Click here for full information and contact info:   MARC_Flyer2015

Free Notary Workshop Offered at Justice Center

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Sheila Studdard, Clerk of Courts Fayette County is offering a free notary workshop Wednesday, June 17.  Lead by Mike Smith of the Georgia Clerks’ Authority Notary Division, the workshop will be offered at two different times in the Jury Assembly Room at the Fayette County Justice Center located at One Center Drive, Fayetteville  30214 :

10:30-12:00 p.m.
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Download the form here  NOTARY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM  and email to register and get more information.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is a nationally recognized day for older adults, this year marking the 22nd one. It is held annually in May during Older Americans Month. The day’s goals are to promote the importance of overall health and wellness among older adults. This event will showcase local businesses as they present and offer products and services to improve your overall health as you age well and live well! Join us at our host site at Fayette Senior Services. For more details, please contact Fayette Senior Services at 770-461-0813.


Wednesday, May 27

10 a.m. to 2 p.m


4 Center Drive




Members and non-members

Pre-registration required  

Registration now open for CSU Athletic Camps

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

See attached brochure for details about camps, pricing and registration!


2015 CSU Summer Camps Brochure

Fayette Students Win Awards In Graphics & Advertising Competition

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Two Sandy Creek High School students have won awards at the eight annual  SkillsUSA Georgia Competition in Advertising and Design and Graphic Communications at its North American Print and Packaging Technology Center (NAPPTC) in Kennesaw, Ga. held March 26-27, 2015.

The SkillsUSA Georgia competition featured advertising design, graphic communications and screen printing components. All 25 students completed a job interview and written skills assessment. The 13 advertising design competitors were then given three hours to compose, design and execute a logo and full-colour advertisement. The six graphic communications students were required to demonstrate their competency in four key areas: prepress, 4-color offset printing, finishing (folding), and digital printing (output and simple VDP).

Helen Smith of Sandy Creek High School placed third in the graphic communications competition (6 competitors)

Chidera Obinali of Sandy Creek High School placed third in the advertising and design competition (13 competitors)

CLICK HERE for full story.

Fayetteville Hosting Community SHRED Day & Open House

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Come visit Fayetteville City Hall next Wednesday, April 22nd from 10:00 – 12:00 during our open house. Information will be available about our City and its departments. Refreshments will be served.

Bring your old papers, records, and tax returns and recycle them at Fayetteville City Hall on Wednesday, April 22nd beginning at 10:00am. We will have Shred-it to park their truck in our parking lot ready to accept your paper documents. This event is in conjunction with Georgia Cities Week and Earth Day. The truck will be here until 2:00 pm (time subject to change depending on volume)

Cricket Match Connects Fayette Business and Community

Friday, April 17th, 2015

WEATHER POSTPONEMENT:  Now scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015

Employees from Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America and Aventure Aviation will face off in Fayette County’s first cricket match Saturday, April 25 at Riley Field in Peachtree City.  Team Panasonic will square off with Team Aventure Aviation starting at 10 a.m.  The match is free and the public is invited.

The idea for the match was born from a meeting hosted at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce in late 2014. Panasonic executives contacted the Fayette Chamber in fall of 2014 hoping to find ways to help employees and their families who recently moved here from South Asia assimilate and feel more connected to the community. Panasonic has approximately 300 employees from South Asia.

The Chamber reached out to several member businesses, including Aventure Aviation, and invited their employees of South Asian descent to gather together and share needs, challenges and commonalities. One idea from that gathering was to bring the much-beloved sport of cricket to the community and invite all local residents to attend the match.

“The ultimate intention of this cricket match is to have a ‘family fun day’,” said Zaheer Faruqi, President & CEO of Aventure Aviation. “We see this event as a way to bring these employees together and allow them to connect with one another other. At the same time, they can share their love of this sport with the rest of the Fayette community.”

Adalene Holley, membership development manager for the Fayette Chamber of Commerce stated, “When the Chamber helped this group gather together for the first time, it was immediately apparent that all have a heritage and culture important to each of us.” Holley continued, “Traditions are supported with access to ethnic foods, sporting events, cultural and faith-based celebrations that make us feel at home, no matter where we live and work.”

Holley noted that while the April cricket match will mark a first connection point for these employees from India, this initiative will surely blossom into other areas and among other cultures that are active in Fayette County.

“Awareness and familiarity of other cultures is where understanding begins,” said Holley. “As we discover more about one another, we come together as a community.  I love that this is a priority for Panasonic Automotive and appreciate Aventure’s leadership bringing it to fruition.”

For further information, match details and event registration, visit



About Aventure Aviation:  Aventure Aviation is a leading aftermarket aviation parts supplier dedicated to providing unique, reliable solutions that exceed the demands for the market and the expectations of our customers. Aventure Aviation provides parts and component repair management for commercial airlines, regional operators, military air forces, and MRO facilities worldwide. Headquartered in close proximity to the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Aventure maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Latvia.

About the Chamber:  The Fayette Chamber is a vibrant network of businesses and organizations working together to promote economic prosperity and strengthen our community.  With the goal of maintaining and enhancing our excellent quality of life, the chamber provides leadership, networking, education and programs that encourage partnerships between businesses and the community.

About Panasonic:  Panasonic Automotive is the leading provider of innovative, environmentally responsible in-vehicle systems and devices that contribute to society. The Infotainment Systems from Panasonic Automotive deliver an in-vehicle experience that is uniquely suited to every driver. All the information you need is there at your fingertips, easily accessible and without distraction. All the entertainment you enjoy outside the vehicle, is just a touch away inside the vehicle. Putting the latest mobile technology in your vehicle has been our passion for decades. It’s led to the holistic convergence of infotainment, connectivity and safety you’ll find in every one of our automotive systems.

Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, which is based in Osaka, Japan, one of the world’s leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic’s Automotive Systems Company of Japan, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations.

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