'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»

Scouting for food

Help local troops fill up bags

Local Boy Scout troops are collecting food for Fayette County Food Banks, including The Real Life Center and The Fayette Samaritans.

The scouts will be out on Feb. 7 placing bags at doors in the community. Residents are asked to fill the bags with non-perishable food items and the scouts will collect the bags on Feb. 14.

Sandy Creek FBLA means serious business

Sandy Creek FBLA

Students earn awards, head to state

With only one year under their belt, members of the Sandy Creek High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter are heading into a second year of competition with awards that show they mean business.

The chapter has 11 students (one earned two placements) qualifying for the 2015 FBLA State Leadership Conference in March after taking top honors in the regional competition. Read More»

'Peach Jam' workshop features noted poet, novelist

Set for April

Noted Atlanta poet and novelist Collin Kelley will lead the “Peach Jam” poetry workshop in April.

The workshop is offered to poets and aspiring poets age 18 and older and is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peachtree City Library.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch for participants. Forms and information are available online at

Poets should register early because space will be limited.

'Pink Out' with Sandy Creek

Basketball teams raise funds for cancer society

Sandy Creek High School is having a “Pink Out” to raise cancer awareness.

During the school’s basketball game against Warner Robins’ Northside on Jan. 27, the booster club will sell $10 t-shirts with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The shirts will feature the names of both schools.

During the intermission between the varsity girls and boys games, people affected by cancer will be invited to the gym floor.

The school will also have other “Pink Out” activities such as nail painting, pink cupcakes, and a Wall of Love.

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