Barrow promotes Fayette schools at national conference

Fayette School Superintendent Joseph Barrow

His position allows for a teach and learn situation

Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. Joseph C. Barrow is joining nearly 2,000 school system leaders from coast to coast at the 150th National Conference on Education in San Diego

The conference, held Feb. 26 – 28, is hosted by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), which is the national association for school superintendents.

Barrow is one of only three superintendents from Georgia currently serving on AASA’s Governing Board. Read More»

Peachtree City water, sewer board selects officers

The PCWASA Board of Directors elected officers to serve in 2015. Bill Holland (seated at the head of the table) will continue to serve as chairman and Phil Mahler (to Holland’s immediate right) as vice chairman.  John Dufresne (to Holland’s immediate left) continues as secretary/treasurer.

Holland continues as chairman of experienced group

The Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (PCWASA) recently elected officers to lead the utility during 2015.

Bill Holland was selected by his peers on the six-member board to continue serving as chairman. Phil Mauler was re-elected as vice chairman and John Dufresne as secretary/treasurer.

Board members Paul Gagliano and Wes Saunders, and alternate Glenn Adams complete the current board.

Holland has over 40 years of experience working in architectural design and engineering. He spent 33 years working for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, where he Read More»

Help feed the elderly in Coweta, support Meals on Wheels

Group needs volunteers

Meals on Wheel of Coweta is participating in the 2015 March for Meals – a nationwide community-by-community celebration of Meals on Wheels programs that help elder adults live independently in their own homes.

March for Meals is a national campaign held annually during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of the struggles faced by aging neighbors and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Read More»

Tyrone suicide prevention agency gets counseling grant

Chaplain Kenneth Koon, right, executive director of the Armed Forces Mission, accepts a check from Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation trustee Arnold Johnson..

The Armed Forces Mission in Tyrone recently received a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation.

Chaplain Kenneth Koon, executive director of the Armed Forces Mission, was one of 54 recipients from among 89 applicants chosen to receive financial assistance from the foundation operated by the Georgia Baptist Convention. The Foundation distributed $3,256,924 million in an awards ceremony at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center in Duluth. Read More»

Coweta high schools named to state AP Honor Roll

Coweta County high schools were among those receiving state recognition recently when they were named to an honor roll of schools offering Advanced Placement classes for college credit.

The Georgia Department of Education began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008. The results are based on the courses offered at each school and the results of student exams, which are administered by the College Board, the agency that administers the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) used as part of the college entrance requirements at many colleges and universities. Read More»

Peachtree City group inducts new members into Rotary International

Rotary Club induction ceremony.

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City recently inducted eight new members into Rotary International.

New inductees are Krystal Thompson, Allen Arant, Brandon McCuin, Morgan Hay, Mary Watts, Lacy Curry, Jim Davis and Jonathan Fralick. Rotary International Assistant Governor Raymond Ray installed the new members.

Cyndi Plunkett is local Membership chairman for 2014-15. Read More»

Everything I learned about grammar I blame on Ms. Brooks

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Blame it on Ms. Brooks. After Christmas break, we sixth graders at West End Elementary in Milledgeville came back to school to find a new English teacher. They never told us what happened to Ms. Russell, but Ms. Brooks greeted us in January.

She was like a drill sergeant. Short, direct, old fashioned, this country lady from Gordon (Gordon, Ga., not Fort Gordon) ruled with an iron fist and drilled English grammar into our heads. She was obsessed with correctness. Read More»

Saturday’s Coffee House will showcase talent

Shown (L-R), Roger Callison, Morgan Hebert and Will Sanders play at the 2014 Coffee House at Christ Our Shepherd. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host its second annual Coffee House on Saturday Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. The free event will feature a variety of talent, ranging from a jazz trio (saxophone, drums, and keyboard) to a flute choir (playing ragtime) to a handbell choir. Refreshments will be offered. Shown (L-R), Roger Callison, Morgan Hebert and Will Sanders play at the 2014 Coffee House at Christ Our Shepherd. Photo/Special.

Religion Briefs 02/25/15

All Saints announces Lenten events
All Saints Anglican Church announces its Wednesday night Lenten services.  Beginning tonight, Feb. 25 thru Wednesday, April 1, All Saints will conduct a Stations of the Cross service in the main sanctuary beginning at 6 p.m. followed by a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m.  All Saints is at 149 Ebenezer Rd., Fayetteville.  For more information, call the church  office, 770-486-5374 or visit

Lenten services begin tonight at WOG Read More»

Lenten Lunch program continues each Thursday

Lenten Lunch will be served each Thursday at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The luncheons are a popular church tradition and have been offered for the past several years.

Sponsored each week by a UMW Circle, the Lenten Lunch series includes a meal ($2) and a study. Lessons are from the book “Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus.”

The Feb. 26 luncheon will be sponsored by the Friendship Circle.

Everyone in the community is invited to participate.

Visit or call 770-461-4313 for more information. Read More»

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