Kids meet the author at Braelinn Elementary

Kids meet the author at Braelinn Elementary

Six-year-old Maggie Kluemper (L) and her 4-year-old sister, Lili, talk with author and Peachtree City resident Lori Neidlinger about her new book, "I Banish You Pink!" at the Braelinn Elementary School Christmas Bazaar held Saturday. The annual event followed the school's Fun Run. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kindergarteners rock the vote

Kindergarteners rock the vote

Mrs. Flandermeyer’s kindergarten class at Peachtree City United Methodist Church recently sponsored a special kids’ election for the preschool and kindergarten. Kindergarten students registered kids to vote, made campaign posters and presented their candidates. On election day they served as poll workers. Pictured here is the kindergarten class with their candidates George and Martha seated on top of the voting booths. Photo/Special.

Big wins for several locals in regular season finale

The referees signalled plenty of touchdowns for the local teams Friday night as Sandy Creek hosted Columbus and won 65-0 and Whitewater hosted Ola and won 42-7. Both teams will host playoff games this week. Photo/Maddie Mercer.

Several of Friday night's football games had playoff implications but few of them had much drama.

Landmark Christian (7-3), ranked 10th by MaxPreps, traveled to McDonough to meet the top ranked ELCA Chargers and lost 43-0. The Chargers presented a stifling defense and scored pretty much at will. Keyante Green was a force on offense for ELCA and Landmark had no answer. ELCA won the region. Landmark will make the playoffs, but the Class A private bracket has not been set yet. Read More»

Bearden misses cut for Floyd County top job

Fayette County School System Superintendent Jeff Bearden lost out in his bid to become the next head of the Floyd County School System. Bearden was one of two finalists for the top job, but the Floyd County Board of Education on Nov. 5 selected one of its own to fill the position.

The northwest Georgia board voted Monday to hire Jeff McDaniel, the school system’s chief of academics.

That leaves Bearden without a job when his “mutual termination” from the Fayette system becomes effective Dec. 31 this year. Read More»

Students and teachers await an airborne visitor at PTC Elementary

Students and teachers await an airborne visitor at PTC Elementary

An Army Black Hawk helicopter surprised the students at Peachtree City Elementary School Thursday morning for a special visit to coincide with the school’s early celebration of Veterans Day. The helicopter crew was able to stay through the afternoon and give classes guided tours of the bird, which kicked up a good bit of dust as it landed in an open field adjacent to the school. Photos/John Munford.




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Locals take tough losses, while Patriots win eighth straight

Fayette County recovered four fumbles Friday night but fell to Troup 47-37. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Momentum can be one of the more important factors in a football game. The Fayette County Tigers had a wealth of momentum in the second half, scoring 30 straight points, but it wasn't enough for them to hang on when the momentum switched back to Troup. Read More»

Fayette schools schedule forum about bullying

The Fayette County School System will hold a community forum on bullying on Oct. 30 at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville.

Bullying is the topic of the first community forum for this school year that is being sponsored by the Fayette County Public School System, the Fayette County District Attorney, Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Fayetteville Police Department, Peachtree City Police Department, and the NAACP, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Read More»

A kiss for the Sandy Creek Homecoming Queen

A kiss for the Sandy Creek Homecoming Queen

Sandy Creek High School senior Tori Alexander was overcome with emotion as her father congratulates her on being named Homecoming Queen at halftime of the football game. Following the game at the homecoming dance, Isaac Saxon was named Homecoming King as well. Photo/John Munford.

Panthers crowned Grand Champion

Panthers crowned Grand Champion

Starr’s Mill High Panther Pride Marching Band wowed the crowd and judges at the Heart of Georgia marching competition in Warner Robins Oct. 20 with their show “Viva Espana!” The Pride took the top award of Grand Champion over 16 other bands from across the state with a score of 95.58. They were also awarded a Superior rating in every category. Judged against all other performers, the Panther band took Best Visual Effect, Best Music, Best Overall Effect designations. Ryan Bolt was judged Best Drum Major at both of the band’s recent competitions. Read More»

Chiefs snap losing streak against Panthers

McIntosh HIgh School fans celebrate Chiefs' first-ever win over county rival Starr's Mill. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Wildcats, Tigers and Patriots also get region wins

After a week where it appeared almost everything went wrong for the McIntosh Chiefs, everything went right. From big third down conversions, good spots and penalties that killed Panther drives, McIntosh appeared to be in control from the start and they capitalized. The Chiefs beat Starr's Mill 30-13, producing their first ever win against the Panthers and improving to 5-2 on the season.

"It was a big night for this team and this community, but hopefully not the best thing to happen to this team this year," said McIntosh head coach Lee Belknap. "We'll go back to work on Monday." Read More»

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