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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»

Landmark 30, Calvary Day 22

The War Eagles of Landmark Christian School traveled to Savannah and picked up a hard-fought road win, 30-22 over Calvary Day School's Cavaliers last night in their 2013 season opener.
Landmark took a 20-14 lead into the locker room at halftime, and the score did not change in the third quarter. Read More»

3 Coweta schools receive state honors

Three Coweta County Title I Schools were recognized by the Georgia Dept. of Education as Reward Schools in 2012-13. Accepting the awards were, from left, Evans Middle School Principal Melissa Wimbish, Jefferson Parkway Elementary Principal Dr. Sean Dye and Arnall Middle School Principal Jan Franks. Photo/Special.

Three Coweta County schools were named “High Progress Reward Schools” at the annual Title I conference held over the summer in Atlanta.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Jefferson Parkway Elementary School, Arnall Middle School and Evans Middle School were recognized by the state during the 2012-13 school year in the “Reward” category. Receiving the recognition places these three schools in the company of only a small number of high-performing Title I schools state-wide, Jackson added. Read More»

Whitewater seniors make All-State

Whitewater seniors make All-State

Whitewater seniors Gina Palermo, Josie Taylor and Hannah Tillman were recently selected as top-16 All-State cheerleaders at the Georgia Cheerleading Coaches’ Association competition held Aug. 10 at Columbus State University. Read More»

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