Fayette County

Time to register for Pre-K lottery drawing

The Fayette County Public School System is taking registrations for state funded pre-k classes through Mar. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the following schools: Brooks, Crabapple Lane, Hood Avenue, Inman, North Fayette, Oak Grove, Peachtree City, and Robert J. Burch.

Students must be 4-years old on or before September 1, 2010 to be eligible for the pre-k program.

A student who is age eligible for kindergarten (5-years old on or before September 1, 2010) cannot register for pre-k.

A total of 20 registered students will be selected for each class by a lottery drawing on March 4. Read More»

Whitewater's Taylor named Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year by local DAR

Pictured, from left, are DAR member Phyllis King and Jay Taylor. Photo/Special.

Jay Taylor was recently named as the recipient of the Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year by the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Fayetteville. Read More»

Commander visits local American Legion post

Commander visits local American Legion post

Jimmie Foster, the National Commander of The American Legion just completed a visit to Georgia.  During his visit, Commander Foster met with government officials, toured VA facilities and briefed his fellow Legionnaires on the many issues affecting veterans.  The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans organization with over 2.5 million members, all former veterans or currently serving in the military.  Commander Foster, left, served in both the Marine Corps and the Army, is shown with Denny Leander, Fayette County Post 105 Commander.  Also pictured is Larry Newsome, Post Adjutant and Read More»

Troop 279's Eagle Scouts

Troop 279's Eagle Scouts

Fifteen young men from Boy Scout Troop 279 in Peachtree City achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2010. In an era in which typically two percent of scouts worldwide reach Eagle, Scouting’s highest rank and award, these 15 Scouts represent 20 percent of Troop 279, which is sponsored by Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Eagle class of 2010 includes, front row left to right, Stephen Dolan, Robert Worley, D.J. Read More»

Postponed Miss Starr's Mill Pageant starts Thursday

The 10th annual Miss Starr’s Mill Scholarship Pageant, the largest high school scholarship pageant of its kind, will be held Feb. 3, 4 and 5 in Starr’s Mill High School’s Duke Auditorium.

Twenty-two contestants, all Starr’s Mill students, will compete for $7,000 in scholarship money to be awarded at the finals on Saturday evening. Contestants will be judged on casual and evening wear, as well as a personal talent and interview. This year’s competition will feature contestants who sing, dance, Irish dance, clog, play the violin or perform a monologue, just to name a few talents. Read More»

Troop 175 helps children of deployed soldiers

Members of Boy Scout Troop 175, Photo/Special.

Thanks to the efforts of PTC Boy Scout Troop 175, 734 children of soldiers from a battalion at Fort Benning deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan may have had a little more to smile about this past Christmas.   Read More»

Booth Middle School students raise $2,323 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon

In the front row, from left, are Mikey Eberle, Sam Lyon, Brandon Snapperman, Mikeila McQueston, Samantha Miller, Richard Kohlhaas and Haven Clark. In the back row are Ji-Hoon Shin, Jessica Bell, Tyler Krikorian, Matt Marhefka, Anna Brachey, Olivia Pressel, Jessica Rodriguez, Jade Ponder, Shiori Ito and Mary Howe. Photo/Special

Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $2,323 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

“We are so proud of our students for embracing Math-A-Thon and raising critical funds for St. Jude,” said Kristi Hardeman, coordinator of the event. “Every dollar raised will help support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children in communities worldwide.” Read More»

State names distinguished schools

A total of eight of Fayette’s elementary and middle schools have been named Title 1 Distinguished Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

Schools are given “distinguished” status based on having made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) three or more years consecutively. Since all of Fayette’s schools receiving the honor have met AYP six or more years in a row, they will each receive a monetary award, paid out of federal funds, as well as a certificate recognizing their achievement. Read More»

Fayette dominates regional math competition

With nine placements up for grabs, Fayette’s math students seized six of them in the 2011 High School Math Contest sponsored by Griffin RESA.

Sandy Creek, Fayette County, McIntosh, Starr’s Mill and Whitewater high schools all secured wins in the regional competition that featured over 14 schools from Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties. Read More»

MHS student candidate for Presidential Award

A Peachtree City student has received an honor reserved for the best of the best high school graduating seniors.

Brahma D. Natarajan of McIntosh High has been selected by the United States Department of Education as a U.S. Presidential Scholars candidate.
Natarajan is one of approximately 141 outstanding graduating seniors from throughout the United States who have been selected as candidates for the nation’s highest honor for high school students. Read More»