Fayette County

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»

$5K reward offered in PeachMac burglary

$5K reward offered in PeachMac burglary

Peachtree City police and a local business are hoping the offer of a $5,000 reward will help shake loose information from the ram-and-grab burglary of the PeachMac computer store at The Avenue shopping center Jan. 26.

The reward is offered for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible” for the burglary, according to a police department news release.

Police also have released still photos taken from a surveillance camera which depict three young black men who “have been identified as persons of interest in this case,” police said. Read More»

Mr. Stanley W. Feaster Sr., 58, of Peachtree City

Mr. Stanley W. Feaster Sr., 58, of Peachtree City, GA died January 27, 2011.

Stanley is preceded in death by his father Samuel W. Feaster, Sr. and sister Cidney O. Terry.

He is survived by his wife Cathy Feaster of Peachtree City; children, Stephanie Thornton and her husband Garrett of Lizella, GA and Stanley W. Feaster, Jr. of Peachtree City; mother Mrs. Charlotte Cole of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters Rudine A. Feaster and Jennie D. Malik; brothers Steven W. Feaster and Sterling B. Feaster. Read More»

Mr. Johnny B. Duncan, 80, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Johnny B. Duncan, 80, of Stockbridge, formerly of Fayetteville, died January 29, 2011.

Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by his daughter Jeanne Bauman. Read More»

Priscilla Morison Smith, 83, of Peachtree City

Priscilla Morison Smith, 83, of Peachtree City, GA went to be with the Lord on the evening of January 28th , 2011.

She was born to the late George and Eleanor Morison, Jan. 7, 1928, in Arlington, MA. Priscilla graduated from Arlington High School in 1945 and received an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Edgewood Park School in Briarcliff , NY . Read More»

Scouts stepping up efforts to meet great need

Members of Boy Scout Troop 73, sponsored by Inman United Methodist Church.  This group is led by Scoutmaster Rich Carmichael. In the front row, from left, are Tristan Davis, Torin Stott, Chris Akin, Dylan Brackett, Sean Micklus, Andrew Aycock, Ian Williams and David Carmichael. In the back row are Austin Turner, Trenton Turner, Kevin Schachle, Christopher Messina, Ryan Jordan, Charlie Austin and Josh Tillman. Photo/Special.

Many of us enjoy plenty of food- -especially during the holidays. But, the latest statistics by worldhunger.org show that approximately 17 million United States households experienced uncertainty regarding having food for their families in 2008. That’s approximately one in seven homes, the highest number ever recorded in this country. With these staggering statistics in mind, local Boy Scouts are gearing up for their annual Scouting For Food Program. Read More»

After a decade of service as public school mentor, Camper still going strong

Bill Camper working with first grader Jack Penoyer. Photo/Special.

At 7:30 a.m. Bill Camper is at Peachtree City Elementary mentoring a student from Betty Stricklen’s first grade classroom. Before classes begin, Camper and his mentee go over what was taught the day before so the student is on task with the rest of his classmates. Camper stays with his mentee for the Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence, standing tall, hand over his heart. He will be back three more times before the week is done. This has been Camper’s ritual since 2000, and he has no plans of stopping any time soon. Read More»

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