Schools

Charter schools dealt Supreme blow

Coweta charter school rally at Capitol — Six-year-old Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia student Dante Robinson (right) and his little brother Donovan joined their parents Sue and Nacoma, other Senoia families and those attending charter schools across Georgia for a rally at the Capitol May 17 in response to the 4-3 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court that holds the 2008 law that created the charter schools to be unconstitutional. Photo/Special.

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled on charter schools, handing proponents of the initiative a 4-3 defeat May 16 on the state’s 2008 move that created a number of new charter schools, including the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia in Coweta County. Affected public school systems support the move while charter advocates said the decision is a step backward for Georgia. Voicing their disagreement, Coweta parents and students joined others at a Capitol rally after the announcement to protest the decision and the Georgia Senate has formed a subcommittee to combat the judicial decision. Read More»

East Coweta Middle wants Senoia sewer hook-up

The Senoia City Council at its May 16 meeting agreed to explore a request that could result in having East Coweta Middle School connected to the city’s sewer system.

City Administrator Richard Ferry in addressing the request from the Coweta County School System noted an April 28 letter asking that the middle school on Ga. Highway 16 west of the city be connected to the sewer system. Ferry said he is not yet certain of the sewer capacity generated by the middle school, but would obtain that information to present to the council. Read More»

Lady Chiefs win it all!

Running for a soccer dynasty — McIntosh High School’s victorious Lady Chiefs race toward their goalie to celebrate after winning the Ga. state soccer championship in AAAA Friday night in Peachtree City. The McIntosh boys finished second in the state. Photo/John Munford.

Whitewater forces 1-1 tie into overtime; McIntosh wins on penalty kicks

Friday night’s all-Fayette girls soccer final was one for the ages.

With a 1-1 tie through regulation and past two overtimes, McIntosh won the AAAA title on penalty kicks.

But that’s no knock on Whitewater, which kept the game close until the bitter end.

Early on, there were plenty of stellar defensive plays on both sides, giving fans much to cheer about.

Host team McIntosh broke the 0-0 tie with a penalty kick goal from Laura Higgason with just under 8 minutes left in the first half. It sent the home crowd into a frenzy. Read More»

Coweta Charter Academy puts some fling in spring

Coweta Charter Academy puts some fling in spring

Students and parents of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia celebrated the arrival of spring with their own version of Spring Fling held at the school on May 6. The event brought crafts, games and other family activities to the front lawn of the school on Ga. Highway 16. Photo/Ben Nelms.

McIntosh girls vs. Whitewater girls in AAAA state soccer championship game

McIntosh girls vs. Whitewater girls in AAAA state soccer championship game

It’s an all-Fayette state championship girls soccer match this Friday. Top ranked McIntosh, which defeated Starr’s Mill 3-1 in Tuesday’s AAAA state semifinal, will meet Whitewater, who beat Lambert (17-4-1) 2-0. McIntosh will be seeking their seventh state title, while Whitewater, which has been in the previous two state championship games, will be seeking their second. The two teams split a pair in their earlier matches this year. Click here for the full report.

Wildcat hurler fires playoff victory

Wildcat hurler fires playoff victory

Whitewater pitcher Daniel Amos picked up the win in the Wildcats’ first state playoff game last Friday, also doing some damage with his bat. Wednesday (May 11), Whitewater plays at undefeated Wayne County in the second round of the AAAA state playoffs. For more on the first round wins and a preview of the doubleheader, go to www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Who will be in the final?

Who will be in the final?

McIntosh’s Laura Higgason (22) lines up a shot against the South Forsyth goalkeeper in last Friday’s AAAA quarterfinal match. The Lady Chiefs hosts Starr’s Mill tonight (May 10) for a space in the state final, while Whitewater played at Lambert. Visit www.thecitizensports.com to find out who won and when and where the final is. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Mercer to offer PMBA in Newnan

Coweta County will soon have another educational opportunity for area residents. This time it will be Mercer University’s Professional Masters of Business Administration (PMBA), with classes to be held at the Coweta County Central Education Center in Newnan beginning in September. The announcement of Mercer’s new offering was made recently to the Coweta County Development Authority by university senior vice president Dr. Penny Elkins. Read More»

Money management skills earn national ranking for SCHS students

Anyone needing advice on how to save and spend money wisely in today’s tough economic times may consider asking some local high school students. Read More»

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary School hosted the 7th Annual Red Bird Run last month with more than 350 participants. This is one of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix Race Series.

Elementary students who were 1-mile fun run winners are (L-R, front row) Abigail Hooper (first place female), Allie Silbert (third place female), Caitlin Van Zyl (second place female). Back row: Jacob Richardson (third place male), Kyle Riesselmann (first place male), Brooks Baro (second place male). Read More»