Fayette County

Officer struck by vehicle, sustains minor injury

The school resource officer directing traffic at Whitewater Middle School Tuesday morning was struck and slightly injured after being hit by a vehicle leaving the school. Read More»

FCHS inducts 11th Hall of Fame class

The FCHS Hall of Fame class of 2011. From left are Sherry Bishop, Gary Teal, Jim Bailey, Jef Murchison, Jaime Corn Holland, Col. (Ret.) William “Mac” Wilkinson and John Davis. Photo/Special.

Last Saturday night the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame inducted its 11th class of inductees. This year’s class includes three athletes, one coach, and three distinguished alumni.  The Athletic inductees were:

• Wrestling Head Coach Jim Bailey.  Coach Bailey has been at FCHS since 1985 teaching English, coaching the wrestling team, and serving as an assistant coach for the football and track teams. Coach Bailey entered the 2010-2011 wrestling season with over 370 dual meet victories, four area coach of the year awards, and seven individual state champions. Read More»

Eagle Scouts build outdoor dog run for Fayette Animal Shelter

Eagle Scouts build outdoor dog run for Fayette Animal Shelter

Eagle Scouts team up to build an outdoor fenced area for the shelter dogs to exercise at the Fayette County Animal Shelter. Participating in the project are (L-R) Jack Lloyd, Boy Scout Troop 211; Chad Landgren, Troop 212; Garrett MaClaughlan, Troop 212; Ned Gray, Troop 212; and Matt Mosgrove, Troop 212. This was Ned Gray’s Eagle Scout Project. Submitted by Fred R. Sisson, director of Animal Control for Fayette County. The shelter's website is www.fayettecountyga.gov/animal_control/index.asp.

Holding the torch

Ben Tyrell. Photo/Special.

Ben Tyrell triumphantly holds up the Olympic torch, signaling the opening of the games, at last Friday's Fayette County Special Olympic Games. The event was held at Starr's Mill High School and featured over 230 Olympians from the county’s public schools and the Joseph Sams School. Photo/Special.

Athletes showcase skills at Special Olympics

Former student Lani Demello and Deputy Superintendent Fred Oliver, along with the Chick-fil-A cow, lead the Parade of Athletes. Photo/Special.

Fayette’s special athletes demonstrated their skills and sportsmanship at the annual Fayette County Special Olympic Games held Friday at Starr’s Mill High.

Over 230 Olympians from the county’s public schools and the Joseph Sams School converged on the field of the Starr’s Mill High stadium to participate in various sporting events. Read More»

Mr. Lyman Jack Collins, 98, of Fayetteville

Mr. Lyman Jack Collins, 98, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 18, 2011.

Mr. Collins was born in Rico, GA on March 24, 1912 to the late Aaron and Laura Collins. He proudly served two tours of duty during World War II with the Black Hawk Division, one in the Pacific and one in Europe. After 40 years of dedicated service, he retired from Arrow Shirt Company.

Mr. Collins is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Collins and daughter Jan Larry.

He is survived by his sister Rubye Barnes of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Christopher Larry and Brad Jones; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Booth presents 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

In the back row are Devin McCrudden, Mark Bost, Kaylee Lloyd, Ian McGraw and Shelby Bock. In the front row are Abby Thompson, Abby Burke, and Christopher Greco. Photo/Special.

A conceited young prince must earn the true love of an independent and adventurous young woman in “Beauty and the Beast Jr.”, an upcoming Booth Middle School musical production. The classic tale of the enchanted Beast’s transformation will take the McIntosh High School stage from Mar. 24-26. Read More»

Fayette elementary schools are powered up for 20th Power Parade

Fayette County elementary students are getting powered up for the Fayette Youth Protection Home’s 20th annual Power Parade. Since 1991, Fayette County school children have raised thousands of dollars to support children their own age who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances. Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. (FYPH) provides services for children who have been displaced from their homes. Children are provided housing in a home owned by FYPH in Brooks, Ga. Read More»

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Eight members of the Whitewater High School Band program were named to the 2011 Georgia Music Educator’s Association All-State Band/Orchestra. Laura Dudley (French Horn), Carly Grayson (Flute), Lauren Milner (French Horn), Amy Melton (French Horn), Jay Newsome (Saxophone), Anna Rainwater (French Horn) and Kyle Vice (Trumpet) traveled to Savannah to rehearse and perform with these groups in early March.

More than 3,000 students from across Georgia audition for these All-State Ensembles and must pass through two rigorous and competitive auditions before being selected.

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