Fayette County

Booth secures third win at National Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad team at J.C. Booth beat their fourth place finish from last year, making them one of the top three ranked teams in the nation.

Booth came in third out of 60 teams competing at the 2011 Science Olympiad National Tournament held May 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology, and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy. Read More»

Huddleston Elementary home to published poets

Huddleston Elementary home to published poets

For the fifth year in a row, Huddleston second grade enrichment students have been selected to have their original poems published in Creative Communication’s annual poetry contest. The contest accepts thousands of entries each year. The company’s mission is to publish high merit poems to create a record of what is important to today’s students and to reflect the perspective of these students. Read More»

7 in a row: SCHS ROTC honored for stellar performance

Air Force Junior ROTC at Sandy Creek High continues its tradition of excellence. The unit has been selected as one of 80 to receive the 2010-2011 Air Force Junior ROTC Outstanding Organization Award.

This marks the seventh year the unit has received the award since the program started at Sandy Creek nine years ago. Recipients must demonstrate that they have performed above normal expectations, and distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America. Read More»

'Gator' caution urged at Lake Kedron

Officials: don’t feed it; if you spot it take a photo and call Ga. DNR

A ranger with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources was unable to locate an alligator that has been reported at Lake Kedron, Peachtree City officials said.

The ranger toured the lake on a boat Thursday but the search came up empty.

However, the city is urging residents to take caution not just near the lake, but also along the city’s path system that are near lakes, streams and other bodies of water. Read More»

Thunderstorm winds bring down power lines, trees across Fayette

Fire crews worked on an interior attack at this structure fire, which was believed to have started due to a lightning strike. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Power outage last overnight for part of PTC; all should be fixed by tonight

UPDATED Friday, 8:35 a.m. — After 14 hours, electrical power finally returned to many hundreds of homes in the central part of Peachtree City Friday morning. Residents in the Golf View and Coventry areas of Aberdeen Village lost power about 6 p.m. Thursday when a severe thunderstorm blew through with little advance warning. Read More»

Help send servicemember to Braves game Monday

Tyrone's Herobox has backlog of requests for tickets

Herobox of Tyrone is asking the public to participate in its "Send the Brave to the Braves" promotion.

There is now a waiting list of service members hoping to go to Monday afternoon’s Atlanta Braves game against the San Diego Padres.

To contribute, visit http://www.herobox.org/braves.asp and select the option to purchase a discounted ticket for a service member. There is also an option to purchase tickets for others.

A non-profit based in Tyrone, Herobox was formed to help support deployed American service members by mailing special customized care packages to them. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — May 17– 23

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, May 17 — Monday, May 23

Andres Devalle Fernandez, 30, of Warren Road, Newnan, for failure to appear.

Charles Henry Long, 52, of Pine Ridge Road, Franklin, for violation of probation.

Matias Lucio Tellez-Rogel, 24, of Lexington Drive, Lawrenceville, for violation of probation. Read More»

Sandy Creek High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Sandy Creek High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Camara Carter (R) is the valedictorian and Linda Wilkins the salutatorian for Tyrone’s Sandy Creek High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Starr’s Mill High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Starr’s Mill High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Matthew Waples (R) is the valedictorian and Robert Hertha the salutatorian for the Starr’s Mill High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Whitewater High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Whitewater High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Jessica Heinmann (L) is the valedictorian and Kaitlyn Chapman the salutatorian for the Whitewater High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.