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5 local teams in soccer state semis

Soccer fans at three Fayette schools have gotten chance this year to cheer their squads in the GHSA state semifinals in two classifications, and one bracket still has a chance to see an all-Fayette final.

The top three girls teams from Region 4-AAAAA (Starr’s Mill, Northgate and McIntosh) have earned semifinal spots, and they take the field this week to see who will play this weekend for the state championship. Read More»

Patel named Coweta teacher of the year

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel on May 1 was named the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year by Coweta school board member Harry Mullins, at left. Patel was chosen from among three finalists and 31 fellow school Teachers of the Year for the honor. The 31 TOTYs were honored by school board members and the Newnan Pilot Club at the May 1 program. Photo/Special.

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel was chosen from among Coweta County’s 31 Teacher of the Year winners and three finalists as the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year. The award ceremony was held May 1 at the school system’s Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

Patel was introduced by Ruth Hill Principal Aaron Corley, who described Patel as an extraordinary teacher for her “ability to see students not just for who they are, but for who they can become.” He said that he would be “proud to have (Patel) as my own child’s teacher.” Read More»

Univ. of West Georgia breaks fundraising mark with $6.7M

In 2013, the University of West Georgia raised a record $6.7 million through the generous support of alumni, faculty, staff, private foundations, the business community and friends of the university. UWG receives this record-breaking amount as it looks toward a comprehensive campaign, the first in its history. Read More»

Old Fayette rivals to meet on football field again in August

The county’s two oldest high schools will square off on the gridiron the first weekend of the 2014 season, and seven other games during the fall will feature two local teams facing each other. Read More»

All-Region soccer teams are announced

Eight of the 16 players on the Region 4-AAAAA girls soccer All-Region team for this season are from two Fayette schools.

Five players from Starr’s Mill made the team: Paige Betsill, Molly Moroney, Dylan Patterson, Carly Pressgrove and Lauren Yoss.

They were joined by three members of the McIntosh squad: Amy Brewer, Taylor Dowse and Cecily Hartman.

Northgate also had three players: Lily Barron, Ashley Keller and Hayli Verbanic. Two each from Ola and Union Grove, along with one player from Forest Park, rounded out the list. Read More»

Second round of state playoffs underway

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers lacrosse team took the field Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament. Pictured are seniors Gracie Beardsley, Christine Landgren, Katie Buck, Katie Wilson, Meghan Mills and Bre Ragsdale. Photo/Special.

BASEBALL: Whitewater and Starr’s Mill will be back in action on the diamond this afternoon in separate brackets of the AAAAA state baseball tournament after taking care of business over the weekend.

The Wildcats, the top seed out of Region 4-AAAAA, hosted Lakeside-Evans Friday and swept a doubleheader, winning 8-3 and 6-0. They will be back at home for the second round with a best-of-three series against Hardaway-Effingham County, starting today with a doubleheader and a third game tomorrow if necessary.
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Three Fayette girls track athletes win state titles

Chinyere Njoku of Fayette County races to victory in one of her two hurdles events at Saturday’s girls state track championship in Albany. Njoku took first place in the 100 and 300 hurdles. Photo courtesy of Bruce Taylor, ga.milesplit.com.

Three local athletes won state championships over the weekend in the Georgia High School Association girls track and field meet in Albany.

Chinyere Njoku took first place in the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles to lead the Fayette County Lady Tigers to a fourth-place team finish in AAAA.

Leah Banks of Our Lady of Mercy won the long jump as the Lady Bobcats came in fifth in A, while Noelle Parker won the AAAAA state title in the shot put for the Whitewater Lady Wildcats. Read More»

Kedron kids are math bowl champs

Kedron kids are math bowl champs

Kedron Elementary’s 4th Grade Math Bowl team won the Fayette County math competition April 29. From left are students Akash Bhowmik, Caleb Claborne, Nithya Guthikonda and Tony Qin. Behind them is fourth-grade teacher Delores Wright. Photo/Special.

Coweta schools hosting two Title I parent input meetings Monday

All parents of students attending Coweta County Title I schools are invited to attend either of two meetings being on Monday, May 5, 2014, for the purpose of reviewing parent involvement plans for Title I schools.

The two Coweta County School System annual Title I meetings will be held at 10-11:30 a.m., and 6:30-8:00 p.m. on May 5. Both meetings will be held at the Coweta County School System Central Office at 167 Werz Industrial Drive in Newnan. Read More»

Coweta schools in top third of state

School and school system scores for the 2012-2013 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) released by the Ga. Dept. of Education (DOE) on April 21 has the Coweta County School System placing in the top third of Georgia’s school systems.

The CCRPI is the state of Georgia’s recently-enacted educational accountability system, which measures Georgia public schools and school systems on a broad set of academic criteria. This year’s report covers data from the 2012-13 school year, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

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