Congressional Black Caucus offers scholarships

Application deadlines coming up

U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-District 13) recently announced the availability of scholarships to students living in his district, which includes a portion of Fayette County.

The 2015 scholarships are available through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and include the following;

CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship - program for students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions. Deadline: Feb. 28. Read More»

Spend summer break volunteering

Piedmont Newnan group looking for teen volunteers

The Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for the hospital’s 2015 Summer Youth Volunteer Program.

High school students who will be 14 to 18-years-old by April 18 are eligible for the six-week program, which is scheduled for June 15 through July 24. Participants must complete 40 hours of service by volunteering during two, four-hour shifts per week. Read More»

Coweta author earns praise from reviewer

“Maiden of Death,” a new book by Coweta County resident Lenny Fultz, was recently reviewed by blogger Forrest W. Schultz, who calls the book “classic fantasy at its best.”

According to reviewer Schultz, Fultz, learned his craft from the late Vickie Kennedy in her Newnan-based The Writers Block and currently belongs to the Coweta Writers Group, which is home to several fantasy writers.

Information on Fultz and his books is available at

“Maiden of Death” is the second book of “The Forgotten Gods Trilogy,” which Schultz also reviewed. Below are his comments. Read More»

FCHS retiring jerseys of 'dynamic duo'

Ceremony during Sandy Creek game

Fayette County High School is hosting “A Retirement of Team Jerseys” ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m.

FCHS is retiring the jerseys of two young men from the Class of 2008 who were known as “the Dynamic Duo.” They are Brandon Boykin of the Philadelphia Eagles and Matt Daniels of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The ceremony will be held in the school gym between the girls and boys games against Sandy Creek. The girls game begins at 5 p.m.

'Couponing 101' will save some cash

Free class teaches effective use of coupons

The Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity is hosting a free class that many savvy shoppers might want to attend -- “Couponing 101.”

It is designed to help shoppers learn how to get the “biggest bang for your buck” through couponing.

The workshop will focus on budgeting and financial planning with the added bonus of effective use of coupons for saving money.

The session is Thursday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. All classes are held at 150 Pine Road, the Newnan Habitat’s Community ReSource Room, right down the road from the Fairgrounds. Read More»

Faith-based conference for emergency workers set for Feb. 7

Wide range of topics to be addressed

Fayette County Emergency Management is having its Third Annual Fayette County Faith-Based Conference on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The conference will feature a guest speaker from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and many related topics, including; lessons learned from the 2014 ice storm, Georgia Power storm response overview, personal preparedness at home, preparing for functional needs population, the National Weather Service and CPR training.

A session designed to give facts on Ebola is also planned. Read More»

Anonymous donor will match library gifts up to $5,000

Members of the Friends of the Peachtree City Library and all supporters of the library have been offered an opportunity to double the amount of their donations during February and March.

During those months, every donation to the Friends of $25 or more will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 by an anonymous benefactor.

All proceeds will be used strictly to purchase library materials including books and magazines in both hard copy and electronic formats. Read More»

Civitan groups boost education possibilities for disabled

Civitan groups donate to Joseph Sams School

$12,000 donation expands kitchen

The Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville recently received a $12,000 donation from the Fayette County Civitan Club, the Line Creek Civitan Club and the Georgia District Civitan Foundation to renovate the kitchen area for instruction.

Each club donated $4,000 to the project and the District Foundation awarded matching grants of $2,000 each to both clubs. Read More»

Still confused over golf cart decals? Read the primer

Some will need two decals

Confused about golf cart decals and what is now required? Peachtree City has decals, Tyrone has decals, and Fayette County has decals for the first time this year. But some of the governments have reciprocal agreements and some don’t.

Hoping to clear up some of the confusion, Peachtree City officials recently released a golf cart primer to help cart owners figure out which decals they need.

Some golf cart owners will need to buy two decals. Read More»

Volunteers needed at FSS

The nonprofit Fayette Senior Services (FSS) is looking for volunteers at both the Fayetteville and Peachtree City locations.

Volunteer opportunities include: café assistant, front desk reception, fitness center, Meals on Wheels and Ani-Meals drivers, tool team home repair, garden workers, STAR program assistants, special events, and decorating.

Volunteers who work 75 hours in a year receive a free yearly membership. Read More»