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Clayton State offering more chances to learn about film school

One session to be in Fayetteville

Want to know more about film school? Now is the time to learn at a Clayton State University information session to be held on the Fayette campus.

Clayton State’s Film and Digital Media Center is having two free information sessions – one on Thursday, Jan. 22, and another on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Jan. 22 event will be held in Fayetteville at the LaFayette Education Center, Room Media D, 205 LaFayette Ave. It begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Feb. 7 event will be held at Clayton State’s film studio in Lucy Huie Hall, 9013 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, and begins at 10 a.m. Read More»

Booth teacher wins statewide honor

Awarded for teaching citizenship

A Peachtree City teacher has been named as the 2015 State Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year for middle school teachers.

Holly Trudgeon, who teaches gifted social studies at J.C. Booth Middle School, was honored by the state Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and will receive her award on Jan. 31 in Macon at the VFW State Convention. Read More»

New connector opens at McIntosh High School

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Jan. 6 to officially open the second floor connector between the two classroom buildings at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City to students and staff. Among those in attendance for the opening were members of the Fayette County Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Jody Barrow, various county-office personnel, principals of neighboring schools and parent volunteers. Photo/Submitted.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Jan. 6 to officially open the second floor connector between the two classroom buildings at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City to students and staff. Among those in attendance for the opening were members of the Fayette County Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Jody Barrow, various county-office personnel, principals of neighboring schools and parent volunteers. Photo/Submitted.

McIntosh on the rise as region hoops heat up

McIntosh’s Jordan Lyons (driving with ball) helped propel the Chiefs to a 68-63 win over cross-county rival Whitewater Saturday. The win moved the Chiefs to 13-0 and kept them ranked second in the state. Photo/Taylor Trebotte.

More than a month after the season officially began, varsity basketball teams in Fayette and elsewhere are moving full steam ahead into the heart of their region schedules this month.

Fayette County, Sandy Creek and Whitewater began Region 5-AAAA play last night, while Region 4-AAAAA squads from McIntosh and Starr’s Mill already have several conference games under their belts.
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The Citizen Sports Calendar — Jan. 9–Feb. 14

The Citizen Sports Calendar — Jan. 9–Feb. 14

Friday, Jan. 9

Basketball: Fayette County at Sandy Creek; Elite Scholars Academy at Landmark; Woodland at McIntosh; OLM at Mt. Vernon; Stockbridge at Starr’s Mill; Carrollton at Whitewater.

Swimming: Landmark at Forsyth Winter Invitational; Whitewater vs. McIntosh (Kedron).



Saturday, Jan. 10

Basketball: W.D. Mohammed at Landmark; ELCA at OLM; Forest Park at Starr’s Mill.

Wrestling: A area duals at ELCA; AAAA area duals at Whitewater; AAAAA area duals at Hardaway.
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Student musicians selected for special performance

The Whitewater Middle School Symphonic Band honored with special invitation.

Community is invited to concert preview

The Whitewater Middle School musicians selected to perform in front of the state’s music teachers will give a talent preview to their own community before heading to Savannah for the big show.

The Whitewater Middle School Symphonic Band led by Bill Melton is one of only two middle school bands in the state selected to perform at the Georgia Music Educators annual convention on Jan. 29. The two bands were chosen after a competitive selection process.

The public is invited to a preview concert Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Read More»

State soliciting student opinions

Chance for Fayette students to lead

A state education official wants to hear student opinions and is accepting applications from savvy kids who want to share theirs.

All seventh through 12th grade students in Fayette County and in the state are invited to apply for a seat on the 2015 Student Advisory Council that will be led by state School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods. Read More»

Coweta test scores get a passing grade

Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores released by the Georgia Department of Education show that the Coweta County School System outperformed school systems statewide during the 2013-2014 school year.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Coweta County schools scored 75.1 points overall on the state accountability measure that has a 100-point maximum. The state average is 72.0. The school system also scored higher than the state on average performance scores at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the annual report, Jackson said. Read More»

New scholarship established at university

Dr. Ramona Teal is joined by her husband, Dewey Teal, recently established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship at the University of West Georgia. Photo/Submitted.

A new scholarship has been established at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Ramona Teal and Dewey Everette Teal have established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of Carrollton’s Mount Zion High School.

The couple generously contributed to the University of West Georgia in memory of the life and legacy of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Mt. Zion High School and is renewable as long as a 2.5 grade point average is maintained, according to the Univ. of West Georgia. Read More»

Fayette academic bowl teams sweep the county

Seven high school teams headed to State Feb. 7

With one exception, every winning high school varsity and junior varsity team of the 2014 Regional Academic Bowl is from Fayette County.

Fayette’s high school varsity teams swept their division, taking all but first place.

Fayette County High School took second place, followed by Starr’s Mill High School in third and Whitewater High School in fourth, rounding out the top varsity winners.

The county’s junior varsity teams had a clean sweep in their division, taking each of the four top spots. Read More»

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