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Booth students partner with cops to prepare for the worst

It was a mock exercise meant to educate school staff, students and parents and to enhance the skills of law enforcement in responding to an actual school shooting scenario. When the exercise was completed, the post-active shooter exercise held Friday morning at Booth Middle School in Peachtree City accomplished its goals. Read More»

Friday night football roundup

Trent Sellers (44) and Javonte Lain (1) put extreme pressure on the LaGrange quarterback during Sandy Creek’s 42-7 win Friday night. Photo/Christopher Hearn.

Creekside 41, McIntosh 10: The Chiefs (6-2, 3-2) host Northgate next Friday.

Troup 33, Fayette County 6: The Tigers (1-7, 1-4) host Shaw next Friday.

Our Lady of Mercy 41, Mt. Vernon 0: The Bobcats (3-5, 3-2) host Darlington next Friday.

Northgate 17, Starr’s Mill 14: The Panthers (3-5, 2-3) travel to Whitewater next Friday.

Landmark (8-0, 4-0) and Whitewater (5-3, 4-2) were off this week. The War Eagles travel to Holy Innocents’ next Friday, while the Wildcats host Starr’s Mill.

Sandy Creek 42, LaGrange 7

Delvin Weems races down the sideline for a 64-yard touchdown run. Photo/Christopher Hearn.

Setting the stage for a huge showdown next week, the Sandy Creek Patriots struck early and often against LaGrange, cruising to a 42-7 win over the Grangers on Senior Night in Tyrone.

Ranked first in the state in AAAA, the Patriots (7-0-1, 5-0) travel to Carrollton next Friday to face the second-ranked Trojans, who are coming off a 63-21 dismantling of Alexander.

Sandy Creek amassed 322 yards of offense in the first half on the way to a 35-0 lead at intermission. The entire second half was played using a running clock. Read More»

Film & Digital Media Industry Open House moves to Sandy Creek H.S. this Sat.

Film & Digital Media Industry Open House moves to Sandy Creek H.S. this Sat.

A parking shortage at Fayetteville’s Lafayette Education Center has forced the Clayton State University Division of Continuing Education to move its upcoming Film and Digital Media Industry Open House to Sandy Creek High School, 360 Jenkins Rd., Tyrone.

The Open House will still be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The exact location at Sandy Creek High School will be in the school auditorium, which is located inside the main front entrance. Read More»

Friday night football roundup

Sandy Creek 52, Alexander 42: Trailing with four minutes to play, the Patriots scored two late touchdowns to pull out the win. Sandy Creek (6-0-1, 4-0) hosts LaGrange next Friday.

Landmark 17, Pace 14: Stockton McGuire ran for a touchdown and kicked a field goal, and Joshua Cobb returned a fumble 99 yards for a score. The War Eagles (8-0, 4-0) are off next week and travel to Holy Innocents’ Nov. 1. Read More»

SCHS Marching Band shines at competition

Sandy Creek High School’s color guard show their winning form. Back row, from left: Chidera Obinali, Katherine Gilmer, Daneila Shoates , Lauren Owens, Ellie Klarl, Bailey Flanigan, Aliyyah Shaheed, Shalaam Nellons, Kasey Melkonian, Karina Clark. Front row, from left: Jazmine Nava, Rachel Brown, Megan D’Errico. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s Marching Patriots took home multiple awards from the 9th Annual Yellow Jacket Classic Marching Contest held Saturday, Oct. 12, in Rockmart.

Sixteen high school bands, including Fayette County’s Sandy Creek High and McIntosh High, competed in the contest held at Rockmart High School.

The Sandy Creek Marching Patriots were awarded second place in the Class AAA marching band division.

Sandy Creek’s drum major, T. Michael Boddie, received a “superior” rating and was awarded first place among Class AAA drum majors. Read More»

Chiefs fall from unbeaten ranks – Starr’s Mill 42, McIntosh 27

The McIntosh Chiefs started the 2013 season with six straight wins, and with a 20-0 lead at Starr’s Mill they appeared to be on their way to seven.

It was not to be.

The Panthers (3-4, 2-2) erupted for 35 unanswered points, including 21 in less than four minutes in the fourth quarter, and held off a late McIntosh rally for a 42-27 win on Senior Night. Read More»

Patriots win big, Tigers notch 1st victory

Sandy Creek 49, Shaw 0: In a Thursday night game in Columbus, the Patriots (5-0-1, 3-0) took a big halftime lead and closed it out with 28 Read More»

Cafeteria managers prepared to respond to safety issues

Fireman Donny Evans watches closely as Susan Barger (Sara Harp Minter Elementary) uses a fire extinguisher to put out an aggressive stove fire as the other managers look on. Photo/Special.

School safety is everyone’s job and Fayette’s School Nutrition Program managers are doing their part by undergoing training in fire safety and CPR, according to Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, spokesperson for the Fayette County School System.

Kitchen fires are one of three leading causes of school fires according to the U.S. Fire Administration. School Nutrition Program managers recently participated in fire safety training at the LaFayette Educational Center, she said.
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Friday night football roundup

Sandy Creek 21, Troup 0: The Patriots (4-0-1, 2-0) travel to Shaw next Thursday.

Whitewater 17, Northgate 6: The Wildcats (5-1, 3-0) travel to McIntosh next Friday.

Creekside 37, Starr’s Mill 3: The Panthers (2-4, 1-2) have a bye next week and host McIntosh Oct. 18.

Carrollton 52, Fayette County 14: The Tigers (0-5, 0-2) host Columbus next Friday. Read More»

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