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American Legion Scholarship Winner

American Legion Scholarship Winner

Denny Leander, Commander of Fayette County Post 105 congratulated Matthew Niebes on receiving a $1,000 scholarship from The American Legion.  Each year, The American Legion awards six scholarships to the children and grandchildren of Legionnaires from across Georgia upon graduation from high school. Niebes graduated from McIntosh High School in May and is the son of Legionnaire David Niebes. He will be a freshman in the class of 2014, attending Oxford College of Emory University this fall. Fayette County Post 105 meets the second Monday of each month at the Log Cabin in Fayetteville. Read More»

BoE’s superintendent pick must work out 120-day notice at 5-school system

Dr. Jeffrey Bearden was selected last week to fill the superintendent’s position with the Fayette County School System. Details to be worked out with the Fayette County Board of Education include Bearden’s start date in January after he fulfills his notice with the Marshwood School District in Eliot, Maine, where he currently serves as superintendent.

Bearden will be coming from a district with five schools and 2,500 students to take over a system with 30 schools and 21,000 students. Read More»

In this heat, 1-a-days are better than 2

Despite some storms playing havoc with their field and locker rooms and heat indexes over 100 in the week leading up to school, the Fayette County Tigers took to the practice field early in the morning to start preparations for the 2010 season. The Tigers will host Jonesboro in a scrimmage this Friday. Other scrimmages in the county this week include Whitewater hosting East Coweta at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Starr’s Mill hosting Pebblebrook at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Despite some storms playing havoc with their field and locker rooms and heat indexes over 100 in the week leading up to school, the Fayette County Tigers took to the practice field early in the morning to start preparations for the 2010 season. The Tigers will host Jonesboro in a scrimmage this Friday. Other scrimmages in the county this week include Whitewater hosting East Coweta at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Starr’s Mill hosting Pebblebrook at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Photo/Michael Boylan.

How parents can help their child handle the ups and downs of the middle school years

As your child moves from elementary to middle school, both of you may find yourselves struggling with the transition. According to Susan Sassic of the Peachtree City Huntington Learning Center, your role now is as important as it was during pre-adolescence. “Middle school brings a variety of new social and academic challenges for children, and while many parents think this is the time to let your child handle it all on his or her own, it is crucial for you to stay involved,” says Sassic. Read More»

'Are you sure about this?'

'Are you sure about this?'

School is back in session today at all of the schools in Fayette County and, while some students expressed a desire to stay home and some parents shed tears at the sight of their babies growing up, the overall excitement was palpable. Photo/Michael Boylan

Real estate agency donates book bags, back-to school supplies

Real estate agents Melissa Wallace, Dot Bosworth, Cheryl M. Green, and Cecilia Taylor, along with CARE Coordinator Karen Spangler, load the book bags on a cart at the LaFayette Educational Center.

Local Keller Williams Realty agents, through the company’s Cares for Kids program, donated 250 book bags filled with school supplies to help students and their parents prepare for back-to-school.
Agents spent the day on August 3 visiting schools around the county delivering book bags filled with paper, pencils, crayons, folders and other supplies that will be distributed to children whose families need assistance with providing classroom materials for the new school year. Read More»

Fayette school start times, lunch prices change

The Fayette County School System is reminding parents and students of a few changes that will take effect when school begins next Monday, Aug. 9. Those changes include an earlier start time for high schools, a nickel more for elementary school lunches and 10 cents more for lunches at middle and high schools. Read More»

Local school bus technican named top in state

One of the top 10 school bus technicians in Georgia helps maintain the Fayette County Public School System’s school bus fleet.

Lee Voyles placed seventh in the state at the fifth annual Georgia School Bus Technicians Competition held last month at North Georgia Technical College. The competition was held in conjunction with the 48th annual Georgia School Bus Technicians Workshop. Read More»

Martin joins National Society of High School Scholars

Jacob R. Martin

The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Sophomore Starr’s Mill High School student Jacob R. Martin from Fayetteville, GA, has been selected for membership.  Jacob is the son of Robert  and Michele Martin of Fayetteville.  The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those who have achieved academic excellence.  “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Jacob has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence,” said Mr. Read More»

Sandy Creek students nearly sweep writing competition

Three rising seniors at Sandy Creek High took the top three placements in the 14th Georgia History Day Essay Contest, nearly sweeping the entire competition sponsored by “Georgia Voyager” magazine and the Brunswick-Golden Isles Visitors Bureau.

The winners are (first place) Linda Wilkins; (second place) Nia Decaille and (third place) Camara Carter. Their winning essays will be published in the “Georgia Voyager” magazine. Over 2,000 Georgia students wrote essays on this year’s theme, “Georgia Authors.” Read More»

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