Friday, Aug. 28, 2015    Login | Register           

Students sought for model regional commission

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown is inviting all rising sophomores and juniors in local high schools to apply for the Model Atlanta Regional Commission (MARC) youth leadership program.

Now in its 15th year, the award-winning Model Atlanta Regional Commission brings together 50 teens from all 10 counties in the region for six months of study, debate and hands-on activities regarding regional issues and challenges. It gives teens an opportunity to learn more about the community in which they live while honing their leadership skills.

“As Fayette County’s representative to the Atlanta Regional Commission, I want to see some of our Fayette students enhance their leadership skills in the MARC program,” said Brown. “This is an outstanding opportunity for our young adults to explore the real issues that affect our region and create possible ways resolve them.”

MARC participants learn about past, present and future regional issues from both community leaders and ARC experts.

A committee reviews the applications and selects the MARC members, considering a variety of factors, including academic achievement, extracurricular activities, level of interest, a written essay and recommendations.

MARC includes six months of study, debate and hands-on activities regarding regional issues.

Chairman Brown is willing to write recommendations for qualified students.

For assistance on how to apply, please contact County Clerk Floyd Jones at fjones@fayettecountyga.gov. Applications must be completed by April 1, 2013.

Location: 

Ad space area 4 internal

Government

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June.

Sponsored Content

Opinion

When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

McIntosh 16, Fayette Co. 7 The Tigers got on the board first on a 1-yard run by Corey Andrews in the first quarter. The score remained 7-0 until the fourth quarter.

Lifestyle

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk.