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Charity concert nets largest donation yet

Music programs combined to sponsor a charity concert benefitting the Joseph Sams School. Photo/Special.

A free charity concert sponsored by local school choirs raised over $2,600 in donations for the Joseph Sams School.

Choirs from Cleveland Elementary, Inman Elementary, Fayetteville Intermediate, Bennett’s Mill Middle, Fayette Middle and Fayette County High, along with the high school’s wind ensemble, collected the concert’s largest donation in its 5-year history, and more than doubled what was raised last year. Read More»

FCHS debate team has good start to season

From left are Assistant Coach Craig Skelton, John Cooper, Kris Wilson, Maha Khan, Ryan Veccie, Yosef Shelbayah, Head Coach Jeffrey Miller. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County High School debate team has wrapped up their first semester of competitions which included ten competitions all around Georgia. During the semester, FCHS has qualified seventeen (17) students to the State Championship which is third most in the State. Fayette County has qualified the most Public Forum debaters in the State to the State Championship with eleven. Read More»

Payless Shoes and Holiday Helpers grant wishes of angels

Helen Rickman of Fayette Holiday Helpers (left) and Karen Spangler with the school system’s CARE program accepted the donation of 150 gift coupons at the Payless Shoe Source in Fayetteville from store manager Johnathan Dennis.

Thanks to Payless Shoe Source in Fayetteville and Helen Rickman of Fayette Holiday Helpers, 150 students in need of shoes on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their requests granted.

The 2010 Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program is a grass roots campaign to deliver $1.2 million in free shoes to children of families in need. Read More»

Braelinn's poetry recitation winners

Braelinn's poetry recitation winners

Congratulations to the Braelinn Grade-Level Poetry Recitation Winners. These students won at their respective grade levels in the school’s poetry recitation contest and will go on to compete at the county level next quarter. The reciters were judged on the following elements: difficulty of the poem, memorization and accuracy, stage presence, articulation, interpretation and style. From left are Nicole Smith (1st), Allie Watson (2nd), Barrett Hester (4th), Olivia Wernecke (3rd), and Elena Wernecke (5th). The Kindergarten winner, Ashlyn Oates, is not pictured. Photo/Special.

'Taunted' Whitewater High student charged for gun threats

Officials working to substantiate whether student threatened to harm other students

UPDATED 3:17 p.m. A 16-year-old Whitewater High School student has been charged by sheriff's deputies for making "a series of threats" against other students, officials said. Read More»

FCHS’s holiday concert with the band benefits CARE

For the first time ever, the Fayette County High School Band holiday concert, scheduled for tomorrow night, will benefit high school students in need.
The band has partnered with the school system’s CARE (Children at Risk in Education) program to help fulfill requests from high school students on the program’s Angel Tree. School counselors recommend students for the Angel Tree if they and their families are in need of financial assistance. Parents must work or be actively looking for work in order for students to qualify. Read More»

Kedron salutes veterans

Kedron salutes veterans

Kedron Elementary School honored America’s veterans and those who currently serve with a school wide musical, “The American Dream,” and patriotic artwork. Pictured are students who have relatives serving in our armed services. They are Lyong-kyong McDonald, Victoria Anthony, Do-Kyong McDonald, Lyann Hernandez, and Gloria Hernandez. Photo/Special

Oak Grove's top poetry reciters

Oak Grove's top poetry reciters

Congratulations to the Oak Grove Grade-Level Poetry Recitation Winners. These students won at their respective grade levels by memorizing lengthy poems and reciting for the school. Oak Grove’s winners will continue to the county-level to recite with the other school winners across Fayette County. In the front row, from left, are Tyndall Phillips (KDG), Ashley Sikes (1st grade), and Leo Maneein (2nd). In the back row are Haruka Nakatsuji (3rd grade), Abby McMichen (4th), and Carson Langham (5th). Photo/Special.
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Local band gives world premiere

Composer Robert W. Smith and band director Ricky D. Williams. Photo/Special.

On Veterans Day, the Bennett’s Mill Symphonic Band gave the world premiere of a piece of music composed especially for them. “Mekong,” written by the well-known composer Robert W. Smith, is dedicated to all veterans of the Vietnam War. “Mekong” was commissioned in memory of TSGT (Retired) Tommy R. Williams, a victim of Agent Orange Cancer, through a grant from the Woodruff Salutes the Arts in Education that was awarded to band director Ricky D. Williams.  Read More»

School level Teachers of the Year announced

The first step toward finding Fayette’s 2011 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) is complete.

Last month teachers at all 29 schools voted for the person they thought most deserved to be their school’s TOTY. These school-level nominees are now competing to become one of three finalists who will be selected as the county’s overall winner. Read More»

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