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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  http://peachtreecitycricket.eventbrite.com

 

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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.

PTC Rec. Summer Camp Signup Starts Today!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Recreation Day Camps – Early Bird is underway for a variety of summer day camps offered through the Recreation & Special Events Department.  Trips and activities with Glenloch Summer Adventure Camps, sports, swimming, art, acting and languages.  There is something for age from 2 to 14 years of age.  Go to www.peachtree-city.org/recreation and search “camp” under online registration to see all the great options for this summer.

Teen CERT – The Peachtree City Police Department will also be offering a Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class for teens ages 13 – 17 the week of June 1 – 5, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the Peachtree City Police Department (350 Hwy 74 S).  Applications available at http://www.cert-peachtreecity.com/docs/teencert_application_rules.pdf.

GDOT Holding Public Open House for 92/Antioch Rd Roundabout

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church, 1183 Hwy. 92 S. Fayetteville, GA  30215, the Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a Public Information Open House concerning the below project.

The project proposes to construct a roundabout at the intersection of State Route 92 & Antioch Road and improve the intersection of State Route 92 and Seay Road with on of the following:  minor improvements, a connecting road between Antioch and Harp Roads, or a roundabout.  The proposed typical section of SR 92 may be widened as it approaches the roundabout as necessary.

The purpose of this Location and Public Information Open House is to provide the public with an opportunity to view the project, ask questions, and comment on the project.

The Open House will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  It will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours.  There will be no formal presentation.  A court reporter will be available to allow the public to make verbal comments about the project.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA information:

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling Jack Reed at 706-646-7566.

Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until Thursday, May 7, 2015.  Written statements may be submitted to:

Ms. Hiral Patel, PE
State Environmental Administrator
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor
Atlanta, GA  30308

Leadercast 2015 Coming to PTC3 in May!

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Leadercast Live — On May 8, 2015 Leadercast will facilitate the largest convergence of leaders in the world by creating an epic leadership experience.  Peachtree City Christian Church is hosting Leadercast 2015:  Are You Brave?

An essential behavior for any leader is the act of bravery. Bravery is not a moniker that can be bought… it cannot be self-appointed. Bravery is not attributed to everyone, but is reserved for those whose innovation in their industry cause them to stand out from the crowd, whose unyielding effort and error push their organizations into new territories, and whose boldness compels them to stand up for those less fortunate. These are The Brave Ones.

The Brave Ones have existed throughout history. Some are unforgettable icons, others names will never be remembered. They exist across all industries, societies, and at every level of leadership. Join us at Leadercast Live in 2015 as we explore The Brave Ones, and learn what it means to lead in such a way that create bold cultures, builds faithful employees, and produces high achievement.

SPEAKERS:
Malala Yousafzai Nobel Laureate; Founder, The Malala Fund
Ed Catmull President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios
Rudy Giuliani 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001)
Andy Stanley | Leadership Author and Communicator
Bill McDermott CEO of SAP AG
Aja Brown Mayor, City of Compton

Friday, May 8, 2015

PTC3 – Peachtree City Christian Church

Tickets can be purchased at ptc3.com/leadercast

$69 through 4/6

$79 through 4/24

$89 through 5/2

$109 week of Leadercast

$5 off group tickets of at least 5 purchased at the same time (email rexwiseley@ptc3.com for discount code), $10 off group tickets purchased at the same time (email rexwiseley@ptc3.com for discount code).

Great Georgia Airshow Seeking Volunteer Area Leaders

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Are you or do you know awesome volunteer leaders in Fayette?  The show is looking for 15 more amazing people to start now and lead areas of the air show. Attached is a full list and description of the jobs needed for this year’s air show that will feature the nationally recognized Blue Angels!

2015 GGAS Job Openings v5

If you or someone you know would like to get involved in this amazing community event, please contact Tony DellaTorre   770-329-3607 or tdellatorre@tnt-technologies.com

 

Meals on Wheels Invites Business Community to March for Meals!

Friday, March 27th, 2015

In celebration of the National March for Meals Campaign, FSS is  hosting local business leaders and owners on some of Fayette County’s Meals on Wheels routes in hopes of shedding light on the struggles of homebound seniors across the county as well as the impact the MOW program has on their lives.

Every Monday-Friday, volunteers offer their time to deliver a healthy-balanced meal to homebound seniors across Fayette County. The meals not only provide the nutrition these seniors need to help them remain independent in their homes; they also serve as a “daily check” for many seniors who otherwise have very little day-to-day contact with the outside world.

FSS is looking for interested business leaders and owners who would like to accompany regular MOW  volunteers on their daily route and witness the impact of the MOW program.

  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 14, 10:30am until 12:30 (time will vary depending on length of route).
  •  WHERE: Meet at the Fayette Senior Center—Routes are geographically organized; there are routes in Peachtree City, Brooks, Tyrone and Fayetteville.

Please contact Natalie Hynson at 770-461-0813 or nhynson@fayss.org to sign up or for more information. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, April 9th.

Youth Empowerment Workshop

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Apr
25
10:00 am

Fayette NAACP Youth Council hosts Youth Empowerment Workshop on effective interviews, presentations, communications SAT/ACT prep and career choice.

Location: Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center – 2443 Highway 54, Peachtree City, GA

Presenters: Mrs. Elizabeth Jefferson, Mrs. Lucille Ragins, Mr. Reggie Roby and others

To reserve call: 770-716-7392

 

 

Fayette Vision EDUCATION Committee Holding Meeting

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Fayette Visioning EDUCATION Committee Meeting
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Fayette Chamber of Commerce, 600 W. Lanier Avenue, Suite 205, Fayetteville

The Fayette Visioning Initiative’s work group focusing on preserving and growing a world class education system and workforce development in 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 vision plan are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to info@FayetteVision.org.

For further information about the Fayette Visioning Initiative, visit www.FayetteVision.org.

 

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