Fayette, Coweta schools closed Mon. and Tues.

Fayette, Coweta schools closed Mon. and Tues.

Fayette County public schools and Coweta County public schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday as extremely cold weather, and perhaps icy precipitation, are predicted for the next two days.

Extracurricular activities have also been shut down for Monday and Tuesday in addition to classes.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are predicting some potentially frozen precipitation, although not snow, overnight. That could lead to black ice on the roads as well, officials said.

Coweta teacher blends history with a cause: to help a student

Welch Elementary School music teacher Melissa King worked overtime to present the first Native American powwow ever held in Coweta County. The educational fundraiser held in November at the fairgrounds in Coweta was attended by nearly 800 people. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Welch Elementary School music teacher Melissa King, the inspiration to orchestrate Coweta County’s first Native American powwow came from her love of acknowledging America’s history and the desire to help a Native American girl in need. She pulled the large event off in record time and gave Coweta County residents in late November a glance of American history. Read More»

Kedron carolers bring holiday cheer to governor

Kedron carolers bring holiday cheer to governor

Chorus students from Kedron Elementary performed at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion Dec. 19. Joined on the trip by parents and volunteers, the chorus is directed by Sarah Lumpkin. Photo/Special.

‘New’ school gets a new sign

‘New’ school gets a new sign

The sign for the new Fayetteville Elementary School went up recently and a group of students were joined by administrators in showing it off. The school was renamed when Fayetteville Intermediate School and Hood Avenue Primary were combined at the beginning of the school year. Pictured, from left, are Principal Kim Herron, McKenzie Floyd, Samantha Williams, George Williams, Jacob Hartley, Zelia Houston, Alex Houston, Michael Sattinger and Assistant Principal Lisa Howe. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Big cheer for MHS!

Big cheer for MHS!

McIntosh High School cheerleaders recently brought home the Ga. High School Association State 5A Cheerleading Championship. Cheerleaders and coaches were recognized at the Dec.16 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured from left are coach Barry Garner, coach Shannon Bednarowski, head coach Julie Goss, Tyler Hicks, Jade Allen, Haven Clark, Maisy Mustic, K.T. Thompson, Megan Dietrick, Beth Walters, Shannon Hinds, Mary Sousley and Catie Caller. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Starr’s Mill graduation rate at 93%, FCHS at 78%

Fayette County schools customarily enjoy very high graduation rates and those rates rose for some again in 2013. Read More»

Foreman qualifies for Foot Locker nationals

Kathryn Foreman of Landmark Christian School.

Kathryn Foreman of Landmark Christian School has qualified to compete in the Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships national meet Saturday in San Diego.

She qualified at the South Region championships Nov. 30 in Charlotte with an eighth-place finish. The top 10 from each of four regions qualify for the national race and receive all-expenses-paid trips to San Diego to compete.

Foreman, a sophomore, recently won her second straight Georgia High School Association state championship in cross-country.
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Local basketball results Dec. 4, 2013


LANDMARK moved to 4-0 with an 82-58 win Nov. 26 over Hebron.


LANDMARK edged Our Lady of Mercy 62-61 Nov. 25. Joy Stucker scored 24 points while Diamond Smith added 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jillian Price and Abby Johns scored 9 each. The next night the Lady War Eagles lost 45-43 to Hebron, as Stucker led the team with 13 and Johns scored 9. The Lady War Eagles are 2-3 on the season. Read More»

Griffin 32, Sandy Creek 26

Sandy Creek defensive end Broderick Allen tips a pass and intercepts it in the first quarter of Friday night's game against Griffin.

No team from Fayette County will be playing for a state football title in 2013.

The Sandy Creek Patriots’ quest for a fourth championship in five years came to an end Friday night at the Battlefield in Tyrone, as the Griffin Bears overcame a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to clinch a AAAA semifinal berth with a 32-26 win. Read More»

High school sports roundup - Nov. 27, 2013


LANDMARK competed Nov. 19 in North Atlanta in a meet that included Grady, Maynard T. Jackson Booker T. Washington high schools. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams placed third overall, and Ty Janyaem was second in the 100 breaststroke.



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