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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»

Gumerson is Fayette's top teacher

Aimee Gumerson.

Aimee Gumerson, a math teacher at Fayette Middle School, was announced Thursday as the 2011 Fayette County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) by Superintendent Jeff Bearden.

Keelan Seabolt and Shelly Dowse, a physics teacher at Sandy Creek High and a chemistry teacher

at McIntosh High, respectively, were the other contenders.

Gumerson thanked a long list of teachers who she said helped pave the way for her success, including her mother, grandparents, and many Fayette County educators. Read More»

1 less thing for high schoolers: State to end graduation tests

The Georgia State Board of Education (BoE) on April 13 approved a recommendation that will phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) completely over the next few years. The test will no longer be required for students entering high school this fall. Students entering high school between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2011 have the option of taking the End-of-Course Test (EOCT) in a given content area. Read More»

Coweta school enrollment growing despite recession

Coweta County voters recently approved the continuation of a one-cent sales tax for education that will begin next year. And from the looks of the boom in enrollment in recent years those revenue funds will be needed.

Viewed over the past decade, the increase in student enrollment has essentially mirrored the county’s population growth. The Coweta population in 2010 was 127,317, according to recently released census figures. The Coweta County School System back in 2001 had an enrollment of 16,800. Ten years later that figure has grown to 22,438. Read More»

Senoia annexes charter school on Hwy. 16

It was all over but the vote on April 4 when the Senoia City Council heard the second reading of an annexation and rezoning proposal for the Peachtree Baptist Church property on Ga. Highway 16, home of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia. The vote by the council to approve the annexation was unanimous. Read More»

Charter academy set to expand enrollment

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia will begin taking applications for enrollment in mid-April for the upcoming school year. The 2011-2012 school year will see the school expand, offering classes for grades K-7.

The school this year has classes for grades K-3. Principal Terry Stollar said the addition of new classes up through grade 7 next year will accommodate up to 710 students. Plans for next school year include five kindergarten classes, four classes each for grades 1-6 and two classes for grade 7 students, Stollar said. Read More»