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Candidate Meet & Greet Hosted by Rotary Club of PTC

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The “Get Out The Vote Committee” of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City cordially invites the public to a “Meet and Greet the Candidates Night” to be held on April 29th, 2014 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.

Candidates who have opposition in the May 20th Primary Election have been invited to participate in the program where they will have the opportunity of briefly speaking about themselves and their platform. When all candidates have spoken the meeting will be adjourned to an informal time where the public will have the opportunity of visiting with the candidates in an open face to face conversation.

Candidates that have been invited to participate in the forum include those seeking election to the Fayette County Commission Posts 3, 4 and 5; Fayette County School Board of Education Posts 4 and 5; State Senate Districts 16 and 34 and U.S. Representative for District 3.

The Rotary Committee urges the public to take advantage of this opportunity to meet those requesting their vote on Election Day, May 20th.

For additional information please contact Jeff Truitt at jefftruitt4@gmail.com.

Piedmont Fayette Hosts Relay for Life Survivors Dinner

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Piedmont Fayette Hospital cordially invites cancer survivors and their caregiver, spouse or guest to join us as we honor our community’s cancer survivors at the 2014 Relay For Life Survivor Dinner on Friday, April 25, New Hope Baptist Church (North Campus), 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville, Ga.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Special guest Ronda Rich, best-selling author and syndicated columnist (rondarich.com), will share an emotionally inspiring message delivered with her signature heartwarming humor and southern charm. Registration is required. Register by April 14 at relayforlife.org/fayettecountyga (select Survivor during the registration process) or contact Zach Morris at 770.632.6934 or Zachary.morris@cancer.org.

Southern Conservation Trust Seeks National Accreditation

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Southern Conservation Trust has embarked in its third decade of providing land protection, natural resource conservation, environmental education and passive recreation to South Metro Atlanta.  Recognizing the value of continuing to enlist the tools and resources needed to impact our community, Southern Conservation Trust is seeking to attain national accreditation through Land Trust Alliance.

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Southern Conservation Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. “Achieving accreditation is another step in ensuring that Southern Conservation Trust provides our community with well-conceived programs that add value to our community and meet or exceed best practices by professional environmental standards,” said SCT Board Chair Tami Morris.

“Building community support is vital to our mission and achieving accreditation allows everyone to be confident that the Trust is committed to ensuring our quality of life keeps nature nearby for future generations,” said Pam Young, Executive Director.

 The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Southern Conservation Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices.

  • click left hand tag “Submit Feedback”
  • click “Submit a Comment on a Current First-Time Applicant”
  • choose “Southern Conservation Trust” as the applicant

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit  www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The deadline to submit comments for consideration on Southern Conservation Trust’s application is June 1, 2014.

Peeples Elementary Vying for Innovative School Crown

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Peeples Elementary School right, here in Fayette county is eligible to be crowned one of the most innovative schools in the nation!  Peeples has an entry in the 2014 Follett Challenge.  They need the help of the community to win.  30% of their total score is based on online votes.  Please take a few seconds to vote and help a Fayette County school get the national recognition it deserves!  Vote daily until April 4th, 2014.  Peeples thanks you for your support.   www.follettchallenge.com  Search Peeples and vote!

Fayette CARE Clinic Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The Fayette CARE Clinic celebrates 10 years of supporting Fayette County Citizens by providing quality healthcare.  Click here for more information on their anniversary, gala and to view a letter from Jimmy Pace,  Fayette Care Clinic 2014 Executive Board Chairman.

ABWA Offers College Scholarship

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The McIntosh Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is offering an Impact Scholarship worth funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund to one deserving area female student.

Each year, local chapters of ABWA provide Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarships (SBMEF) to female students who will be attending an accredited U.S. college or university.  Applicants must be a citizen of the United States; resident of Georgia; entering their sophomore year of collage/university or above in August 2013 and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

More information here:   ABWA Impact Scholarship

Eligible women interested in applying for the scholarship should contact:

Maria Cannon, President

ABWA McIntosh Charter Chapter

cannontrvl@mindspring.com

phone:  770-251-6865

Blended Heritage Celebration at Fayette County Library

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Bring your friends and family and enjoy the sights, sounds and taste of the 16th annual Blended Heritage Celebration at the Fayette County Public Library.  Friday, February 28th at 7:00 pm.  Come enjoy music, poetry, art, food & fun!  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  No reservations required.

For more information call the library at 770-461-8841.

Piedmont Healthy Heart Fair – Rescheduled

Monday, February 24th, 2014
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The Healthy Heart Fair has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. to noon, Piedmont Heart – Sharpsburg, 20 Francis Way, Sharpsburg, Ga. Join Piedmont Heart, Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital for complimentary health screenings, consults with clinicians and hospital staff, Zumba and cooking demonstrations. Registration will be required for complimentary health screenings. To register, call 877.527.3712.

GA Tech Money Management Program for High School Students

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Georgia Tech’s Sheller College of Business is offering metro Atlanta high school students the opportunity to participate in a summer program that teaches personal finance and investing.

Georgia Tech is offering “Wall Street on West Peachtree” to 80 students.  This is a one-week class offered 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday the week of June 16th and again the week of June 23rd, 2014.

The goal of the program is to provide high school students with a portfolio of basic money management and investing tools that will equip them to make strong financial decisions and achieve long-term financial success.  The program will be housed at the “Ferris Goldsmith-Trading Floor” where Georgia Tech teaches trading classes.  This facility simulates a real Wall Street trading floor environment.

The primary instructor is Dr. Barry Marchman.  In addition to being a member of the Fayette County Board of Education, Dr. Marchman has been teaching finance classes at Georgia Tech since 2007.  Dr. Jonathan Clarke, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, will also be leading part of the program.

Members are encouraged to consider this opportunity for their rising high school junior and seniors.   In addition, there is opportunity for members to sponsor scholarships for students who, without support, may not be able to participate in the class.

For complete information and registration, visit http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/wall-street-west-peachtree .

Free Day at National Parks February 15 -17

Friday, February 14th, 2014

In honor of President’s day weekend, the National Park’s will have free admission!

For more information, go to their website: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

 

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