An effort to develop a community-driven strategic plan for Fayette County’s future got a shot of support from the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.
Council approved a resolution in support of the Fayette Visioning Initiative and also put money where its mouth was. The $10,000 contribution will help reach the $150,000 fundraising goal established to help fund the effort, which is being overseen by a consultant. So far the biggest contribution has come from Fayette Coweta EMC, which chipped in $60,000 toward the goal, officials said.
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It was a recognition of Coweta County’s Jewish community. Coweta County commissioners Dec. 17 issued a proclamation recognizing Congregation B’nai Israel for their work and contributions in Coweta County and across south metro Atlanta.
A Reform Synagogue affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism, Congregation B’nai Israel is located in Fayetteville and serves south metro Atlanta including Coweta and Fayette counties.
Congregation member Sharon Hudgins accepted the proclamation on behalf of the synagogue.
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The Flat Rock Chapter of Tri-M, a musical Honor Society, recently spent money earned by members throughout the year to support local families in need. The group recently took a trip to Wal-Mart to spend the $3,350 they earned through after school sales of snacks. “We bought food and gift cards for 24 Flat Rock families in need,” said Tri-M director and orchestra teacher Kelly Gallman. Each group of kids and parents had a $60 budget to buy non-perishable food items for a family. Each group bought food for three families.
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Peachtree City employees got a $53,000 Christmas gift from the City Council Thursday night.
Council on a 4-1 vote authorized an extra paid day off for all city employees, which will be observed on Monday, Dec. 23,
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In the light of great news about the Peachtree City’s financial position, a plan to spend $934,000 in general fund cash reserves was approved Thursday by the City Council.
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Outgoing Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix was recognized briefly at Thursday’s City Council meeting. Incoming Mayor Vanessa Fleisch presented him with a ceremonial gavel plaque, thanking Haddix for his service to the city and wishing him well in the future. Photo/John Munford.
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The election results confirming Vanessa Fleisch won the runoff for the mayor’s seat were formally approved by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.
Fleisch won with 72 percent of the vote over challenger and former Mayor Harold Logsdon. The two were runoff opponents because none of the five candidates in the field got more than 50 percent of the vote as required to win election.
In January, Fleisch will move two chairs over on the council dais and a bit more into the spotlight as she is sworn in to start her four-year term.
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The earliest Christmas tradition I remember in our family was the pilgrimage to my mother’s parents’ house on Christmas Eve.
My grandmother, Pashia Tunnell Luster Duckett, gave birth to three daughters, Blanche, Kathleen, and Ruby. Their father, Roy Luster, died at the age of 26 of a fever that would have easily been cured by antibiotics a few years later. Later, Grandma met Charles Daniel Duckett who became her husband, the stepfather of the three girls, and my grandpa.
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Crabapple Lane Elementary School students Taylor Posey, Cami Salaski and Savannah Moore (left to right) show off their DARE certificates with Ray Armstrong (back), president-elect of the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City. Crabapple students joined their counterparts at Braelinn and Huddleston in celebrating their graduation from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program taught by Peachtree City Police Officers Paul Smilley and Monica LaCourly. The Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City provides the funding for materials and t-shirts. Photo/Special.
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The Peachtree City Fire Department has a new set of goals to shoot for in terms of response times.
The new goals, along with changes to various ranks among several employees, were approved unanimously by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.
The response time goal starts with a 90-second dispatch time, which starts from the moment dispatchers at the Fayette County 911 center answer the call to the time it’s broadcast to a fire unit for response, explained Fire Chief Joe O’Conor. Often that time is 60 seconds or less, but more complex calls can take a bit longer, he added.
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