Fayette soars on SAT scores

While Fayette County students increased their average SAT score for the second consecutive year, blew way past the state average, and outpaced the national average, school officials are thinking of adding an expensive international ranking to the mix that would require more student testing.

“I know there is the sense that we test too much and we would have to deal with that if we decide to do this,” School Superintendent Joseph Barrow told school board members when he introduced the possibility. Read More»

Family fun

Family fun

Braelinn Elementary Family Game Day was a huge success. The weather couldn’t have been better when family members came together to have fun and fundraise. Families competed against each other in eight events from archery to racing giant tricycles.  A majority of the teachers came out to support the students as they participated and played. Even Principal Bell and Principal Munoz warmed up the track in the huge tricycle race. Photo/Submitted.

New facility

New facility

The Starr’s Mill high school cheerleaders helped with the ribbon cutting of the new athletic building at the south Fayette campus last week. Coaches of the team are Mandy Ratliff, Todd Saye, Emily Woodward. Also present at the ribbon cutting were members of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Starr’s Mill principal, Audrey Toney. Photo/Submitted.

Barrow named to Ga. Ebola Response Team

Superintendent Jody Barrow.

Fayette County School Superintendent and Ga. School Superintendent’s Association President Jody Barrow has been named by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Ga. Ebola Response Team which was created by executive order on Oct. 20.

According to Deal spokesperson Sasha Dlugolenski, the Ga. Ebola Response Team will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia. Read More»

Tigers fall 35-7 at Woodward

The Fayette County Tigers (3-4, 1-1) fell behind on the game’s first play and trailed by 29 points before getting their first score in the second half of a 35-7 loss at Woodward Academy. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers win Thurs. games

While the New England Patriots and New York Jets were getting it on several hundred miles to the northeast, a couple of local teams put on their own version Read More»

Ground broken for GMC campus in F'ville

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015.

No Ebola – 5 W. Africa kids cleared by Fayette schools in Aug.

With the Ebola virus making news worldwide, questions have surfaced in Fayette County about whether any of the children in the school system had recently come from countries in west Africa. The answer is that five children entered the school system in early August and were subject to the 21-day monitoring process using guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those children showed no signs of illness. Read More»

Patriots open region play with 30-14 win over Wildcats

The Sandy Creek Patriots remain undefeated and are off to a good start in Region 5-AAAA play after a 30-14 home win over the Whitewater Wildcats in a battle between two teams ranked among the state’s top 10.

The Wildcats (4-2) got on the board less than two minutes after the opening kickoff, as a 66-yard touchdown run by Christian Wafford put Whitewater ahead. The Patriots (6-0) tied the score on the ensuing drive, marching downfield to set up Eric Swinney’s two-yard scoring run that tied the game at 7. Read More»

GMC, Southern Crescent Tech agree to partner

Ga. Military College (GMC) President Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, left, and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) President Randall Peters signed an agreement on Sept. 29 signifying that GMC will guarantee admission to SCTC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree into GMC’s new four-year Bachelor of Applied Science program. The new four-year program will be offered at GMC’s Fayetteville campus expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Submitted.

A Sept. 29 agreement between Ga. Military College (GMC) and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) will pave the way for SCTC students graduating with an associate’s degree in Applied Science to be guaranteed acceptance to GMC’s new four-year program which will lead to a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science.

GMC is expected to break ground on its new West Fayetteville campus on Oct. 16. The new 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building is expected to open for classes next August. The four-year Applied Science program will be one of GMC’s academic offerings in Fayetteville. Read More»

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