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Student growth model: What does it really measure?

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Georgia Student Growth Model (GSGM) — What does it really measure?

The Georgia Student Growth Model (GSGM) does not measure what the average person thinks of when they hear the word “growth.”

If the height of a plant was 3 inches last week and 5 inches this week, we would say that it grew 2 inches during the week. That is what we think of when we hear the word growth. Read More»

Woodard Travis Whitaker, 73, of Fayetteville

Woodard Travis Whitaker, 73, of Fayetteville, Ga. was a native Georgian born in Fitzgerald, Ga., on January 7, 1941.

Travis passed from this life to eternal life on Sunday, November 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Travis worked for Delta Airlines 34 years and was a long-time member of Lisbon Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking, carpentry, and peach ice cream. His greatest loves were his family and his church. Read More»

Max Darrow Strozier, 86, of Fayetteville

Max Darrow Strozier, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away November 3, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Eva Strozier, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Kenwood Baptist Church. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. The burial will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville

www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Liberia: a greater call

by Sandy Whittle

Ashley Stoll dreamed she’d move to Nashville and work for a record label. After graduating from Fayette County High School in 2001, she earned a degree in marketing from Georgia State University. She had always been creative–a talented writer and outside-the-box thinker. She wanted to set the marketing world on fire.

But then Liberia called. Read More»

Officers 'go bald' for cancer fundraiser

Fayetteville police and Fayette County deputies recently participated in a fundraiser to benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Pictured are: back row (from left) Detective Scott Israel, Detective Scott Gibson, Lieutenant Mike Whitlow, Sam Burch, Chief Scott Pitts, Dean Johnson, Detective Melissa Peacock. middle row (from left) Captain Jeff Harris, Nick Macpherson, Investigator Stacy Johnson; and seated Sandra Branson, Detective Joanna Macpherson and Stacey Pitts. Photo/Submitted.

On Oct. 9 the Fayetteville Police Dept. and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office held a fundraiser to benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. More than 50 local law enforcement officers, medical personnel and citizens came to the event and donated money to have their heads shaved. Three local barbers, Sam Burch, Stacey Pitts and Sandra Branson donated their time and abilities.

The event was held in honor of Fayetteville Police Det. Joanna Macpherson who is battling ovarian cancer, said Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

F'ville City Hall goes Halloween

Who are these cuties? A group of staff at Fayetteville City Hall on Oct. 31 got in to the spirit of the occasion by coming to work in their Halloween finery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Who are these cuties? A group of staff at Fayetteville City Hall on Oct. 31 got in to the spirit of the occasion by coming to work in their Halloween finery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

What big teeth you have, Ghoul!

What big teeth you have, Ghoul!

(L-R) Cody Gum, Jessica Abraham, Austin Gum and Zachary Abraham compare their Halloween costumes during the outdoor event at the county government complex Saturday that combined Fayetteville Market Day and Trick or Treat on Main Street. More photos on Page C8. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Shop FFUMC’s Christmas Marketplace this Saturday

Get a jump start on Christmas shopping this Saturday at the 25th annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature more than 80 unique vendors selling a large variety of items located throughout the entire church. Read More»

JC & Lena Weston's 50th Anniversary

JC and Lena Weston

JC (John) and Lena Weston celebrated their 50th Anniversary with family and friends October 11th at the Historic Train Depot in downtown Fayetteville.  The two were married in Fayetteville in 1964, which is where they have continued to reside.

Both are active members of the North Peachtree congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. JC continues to work as a construction contractor however; most days are now spent enjoying some of Fayetteville’s finest fishing ponds.  Read More»

MRBC plans family blast, movie Friday

The McDonough Road Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Family Blast Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. on the front lawn. Children’s games, popcorn, hot dogs, candy, cake walk, face painting and other activities will begin at 5:30 p.m., while the movie on the lawn, “Mom’s Night Out,” will begin at 7:15 p.m.

“Bring your chairs, and enjoy some family time. The kids will get plenty of candy and have some fun activities, and then you can watch a great, funny movie together under the stars,” said David L. Chancey, pastor. Read More»

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