Up close and personal

Up close and personal

Students at Booth Middle School in Peachtree City had a day full of activities Nov. 7 for Booth Safety Day. The school in cooperation with the Peachtree City Police Dept. and SWAT team members from Peachtree City and Fayetteville conducted three exercises that included a bomb threat, a post-active shooter and a K-9 demonstration. Pictured is a group of 6th graders examining SWAT gear. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Student chosen for Macy’s Day Parade

Starr’s Mill’s Adam Warner will march with the Macy’s parade drum line. Photo/Submitted

Adam Warner, a sophomore at Starr’s Mill High School, will have the honor of marching with the drumline of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in it’s 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 27. Honoring America’s finest high school musicians, this band will be comprised of select students from each of the fifty states. Warner is a percussionist with the Panther Pride Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Band Director Scott King, Assistant Director Chris Johns and Percussion Specialist Bert Groover.  Read More»

Local runners bound for state

Kathryn Foreman and Nicole Fegans finished 1-2 in the Region 5-A girls cross-country championship and will compete this weekend in the state meet. Photo/Dan McCauley-GA Milesplit.

There will be plenty of local runners lining up this weekend in Carrollton for the state cross-country championships, especially after the performances turned in at two separate region meets over the weekend.

On the heels of Starr’s Mill and McIntosh taking the top two spots in Region 4-AAAAA a week earlier, the county’s other three public schools had an impressive showing in Saturday’s Region 5-AAAA event. Read More»

Jordan named All-SEC in soccer

Jordan named All-SEC in soccer

Savannah Jordan, a graduate of Whitewater High, has been named to the All-SEC women’s soccer first team for the second consecutive year as a member of the Florida Gators.

Her team is ranked eighth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll going into this week’s SEC tournament, which starts today in Gulf Shores, Ala. The games can be seen on the SEC Network and Sunday’s championship will be on ESPNU. Read More»

Playoff spots on the line Friday

The race for the state football playoffs has hit full speed going into the final week of the regular season, and there is plenty left to be decided this Friday night.

There is a chance that the Sandy Creek Patriots (8-1, 3-1) could finish somewhere other than first in their region for the first time since its current roster was in elementary school, although a playoff appearance is highly likely.

There is also a chance that five of the six teams in Region 5-AAAA could finish with 3-2 records, which would cause a tiebreaker scenario I don’t even want to think about. Read More»

PTC’s McIntosh H.S. 16th best in Ga., 469th in U.S.

McIntosh High School in Peachtree City is ranked No. 469 in the nation and No. 16 in Georgia in U.S. News and World Report’s listing of the 2014 Best High Schools in the United States.

McIntosh was the only Fayette school to be named in the top 2,000 high schools nationally.

In the Georgia high school rankings, McIntosh was No. 16 in the top 51 schools that were ranked. McIntosh had a 17:1 student/teacher ratio last year, with 48.2 percent of students above the average in college readiness. Read More»

Add parapros, and Fayette’s student teacher ratio is low

The Fayette County Board of Education on Nov. 3 got a an update on the ratios of pupils to teachers that shows Fayette schools with an overall ratio of 13:1, a figure significantly lower than the national average. Read More»



The Starr’s Mill Varsity Competition Cheerleading team won first place and Grand Champions in the 5-A Division at the Northgate Cheer Classic October 25. Pictured above are  first row (from L to R) Abby Oat, Paige Berkey, Ashley Evert, Tracey Riley, Hannah Willis, Taylor Haney, Christina Deraney.  Second Row (from L to R) Alexandria Thomas, Emily Herrmann, Sydney Mayson, Olivia Phillips, Brenna Elliott, Claire Nicola, Chloe Griffith, Maudianna Cicalese.  Back Row (from L to R) Coach Emily Woodward, Kensley Hanie, Baylee Smith, Mary Lou Masters, Coach Mandy Ratliff and Coach Todd Saye. Read More»

Students use science fair winnings, award students and support new teachers

(L-R) Keaton Wimbish, John Childers and Matt Johnson.  The FIRST Foundation held a yard sale that netted over $200 and will be used to recognize outstanding Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair students, and to support teachers new to the school system.  Photo/Submitted.

The Fayette Innovations in Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Foundation is gearing up to offer an additional award this year to recognize outstanding student achievements in science.

FIRST presented its inaugural middle school award last year at the Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair to a Whitewater Middle School student whose project took first place honors.

FIRST will continue to recognize outstanding science fair students with the addition of a new high school award that will be given at the 2015 Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair in January. Read More»

McIntosh falls 49-13 at Drew

The McIntosh Chiefs’ place in the subregion standings was decided before the kickoff of Friday night’s game against the Drew Titans, but the outcome was important in determining the order of the top four teams going into next Friday’s Region 4-AAAAA play-in games.

Already assured of fifth place in Subregion A, the Chiefs tried to play spoiler and put a wrench in Drew’s quest for one of the top two spots but after an early 7-0 lead they saw the home team take control the rest of the way for a 49-13 Titans’ win at Southern Crescent Stadium in Riverdale. Read More»

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