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Starr's Mill 28, Fayette County 26

Patrick Mullins scores on a third-quarter run for the Starr's Mill Panthers in their win over the Fayette County Tigers.

After suffering lopsided losses in their season openers, the Starr’s Mill Panthers and Fayette County Tigers played a tight game that went down to the final minute, with the host Panthers winning 28-26.

In the opening minutes it looked as though Starr’s Mill might run away and hide. The Panthers needed only four plays to get on the scoreboard, as Seth White scored on a 10-yard run less than two minutes after the opening kickoff. White caught two passes from Kyle Moseley totaling more than 50 yards to set up that score. Read More»

McIntosh recognized as one of Ga.’s top 28 schools

McIntosh recognized as one of Ga.’s top 28 schools

The awards and presentations at McIntosh High School were numerous Tuesday as state school Superintendent John Barge proclaimed McIntosh a 2013 Georgia School of Excellence. McIntosh was one of only 28 schools across the state to receive the distinction. The school also received a $1,000 check from the Ga. Natural Gas True Blue Schools program and staff were told they would receive free massages courtesy of United Healthcare. Accepting the award from Barge (L) is MHS Principal Lisa Fine. Photo/Special.

This week's football scores

Sandy Creek tied Plant (Fla.) 27-27
Next game: Sept. 6 vs. Newnan

McIntosh defeated North Springs 55-7
Next game: Sept. 6 at Alexander

Landmark Christian defeated Athens Christian 26-7
Next game: Sept. 6 vs. Wilkinson County

Fayette County lost to Woodward 25-6
Next game: Sept. 6 at Starr's Mill

Starr's Mill lost to North Cobb 48-7
Next game: Sept. 6 vs. Fayette County

Our Lady of Mercy lost to Mt. Paran 36-7
Next game: Sept. 13 at Mt. Pisgah.

Whitewater was idle.
Next game: Sept. 6 vs. Mundy's Mill.

Woodward 25, Fayette County 6

The Fayette County Tigers had a rough outing in their season opener, as the visiting Woodward War Eagles came away with a 25-6 win.

The Tigers’ lone score came on a 5-yard run by quarterback Daveion Nash, who had set up a first-and-goal with a 60-yard run on a previous play. Read More»

McIntosh 55, North Springs 7

Josh Ange in the end zone after catching a 23-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Johnson, one of many McIntosh players to cross the goal line against North Springs.

Fireworks shot across the Peachtree City sky Friday night, but they started before sunset at McIntosh High School.

While the pyrotechnic display at the lake was presented to make up for the July 4 rainout, the Chiefs’ offensive firepower against visiting North Springs was evident from the game’s first minute, as McIntosh scored early and often en route to a 55-7 blowout win over the Spartans. Read More»

Sandy Creek-Plant game ends in tie

Sandy Creek's Eric Swinney hands the ball to the official after scoring a touchdown Thursday night.

The Sandy Creek Patriots are now unbeaten in 40 regular-season games, but it was the clock that stopped them Thursday night.

Not the game clock. The real clock.

With the score tied at 27 against the Plant (Fla.) Panthers, the referees stopped play at 11:30 p.m. according to GHSA rules. The game had started at 8:30 due to an earlier game on the Sandy Creek field between Eastern Christian (Md.) and Banneker, and the nightcap slowed to a crawl at times due to penalties and various play stoppages. Read More»

College & Career Academy puts grant application on hold

The Fayette College and Career Academy (FCCA) executive board on Aug. 21 announced that the organization will not be applying for the Georgia College and Career Project Grant (GCCAP) in the fall as originally anticipated. Read More»

Sandy Creek fans ready for another big year

Sandy Creek fans ready for another big year

Fans rejoiced after last year’s state football championship win by the Sandy Creek Patriots. Can they pull it off again this year? And what are the prospects of Fayette's other high schools? See our Football Preview section, starting on D1 in the Wednesday print edition, to catch up with fall’s top sport in Fayette County. Also see "Are you ready for some football?" by clicking here. Photo/John Munford.

Fewer teachers than projected lose jobs in Fayette budget cuts

Members of the Fayette County Board of Education are (L-R) Barry Marchman, Mary Kay Bacallao, Marion Key, Bob Todd and Leonard Presberg. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Belt-tightening by the Fayette County School System cost fewer teachers their jobs than expected.

Required budget cuts for the 2013-2014 school year approved in the spring by the Fayette County Board of Education were initially expected to result in the loss of 144 certified positions such as teachers and 145 positions such as those held by parapros. But staff leaving by resignation and retirement shrank those numbers to 10 certified and 65 classified staff without jobs by the first week of school. Read More»

Coffee 20, Whitewater 7

For the second straight year, the Whitewater Wildcats opened their season against the Coffee Trojans of Region 1-AAAAAA. Unfortunately, the result was similar to last year.
Whitewater took a slight lead into intermission, but the home team bounced back for a 20-7 win Friday night in south Georgia.

The Wildcats' lone score was a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Ryan May in the second quarter. That gave the visiting team a 7-6 lead at halftime, but the Trojans rallied for 14 unanswered points in the second half. Read More»

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