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East Coweta students participate in Science Olympiad Regional Tournament

The East Coweta High School Science Olympiad team. Photo/Special.

A team of 15 East Coweta High School students participated in the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta. Read More»

Whitewater's HOSA going to national competition

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at Whitewater High are advancing to the national competition after earning top four placements in the region Competitive Events Program.

A total of 26 students are heading to nationals in Orlando, Florida this June. HOSA’s Competitive Events Program brings health careers to life through rigorous testing of knowledge, performance, skill, and leadership capabilities aimed at developing, encouraging, and recognizing the brightest future healthcare professionals. Read More»

DECA students head to nationals

Over half of Whitewater High’s DECA Club members who advanced to the state competition earned top placements, qualifying them for the national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky next month.

Students who earn top 6 placements are advanced to the national competition. Whitewater’s national competitors include (second place) Sean Curtis, Jessica Still, Lee Frye; (third place) Devyn Lee; (fourth place) Deanna Solly-Trentman, Alex Resnak; (fifth place) Megan McDowell; (sixth place) Devyn Lee, Kayla Chapman, Frances Wilkes, and Drew Huelfer. Read More»

So far so good for 1-cent tax for schools

The recession is causing plenty of problems with things like job creation, but it is being relatively kind to revenues for the Fayette County School System’s 1-cent sales tax. The school system has taken in nearly $15 million in fewer than 10 months of collections.

One-cent sales tax receipts through February have generated $14.565 million and are averaging $1.513 million per month for the nine full months since collections began. At that rate, the six-year collection period would generate more than $108 million of the $115 million ceiling. Read More»

Whitewater HS takes it to the red carpet

The cast of the Whitewater Spectacular rehearsing one of their numbers.

The Whitewater High School Choral Department takes it to the red carpet as they present the “2009/2010 Whitewater Spectacular – 100 Years of Hollywood!”

With show stopping hits from Sinatra to Bollywood, the show features song and dance from the most beloved moments of Hollywood. It’s a century of movie magic in one dazzling musical revue sure to leave you saying “Hooray for Hollywood!” Read More»

Sara Harp Minter Pageant winners

Sara Harp Minter Pageant winners

Sara Harp Minter Elementary School held their 3rd Annual Blaze’s Masquerade Ball pageant on Saturday, Feb. 6. The pageant included 51 contestants ages 3-18 years old.  The contestants were judged on poise, confidence, beauty, overall appearance and first impression.  The pageant raised $3,000 for the school. Read More»

Former mayor Dettmering inducted into FCHS Hall of Fame

Jack Dettmering being inducted into the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame as part of the 2010 class.

Among the alumni of Fayette County High School honored at its Hall of Fame banquet, was the late Jack Dettmering. He served as a city councilman from 1963 to 1968 and as mayor from 1968 to 1988. Accepting the honor are from left Kathe Anderson, class of ‘73,  Ellen Lowe,  class of ‘79,  his wife, Mary Whitlock Dettmering, class of ‘48,  and Susie Keaton, class of ‘81. His family still all live in Fayette County. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Voice your opinion on Fayette’s school superintendent search

What qualities and qualifications do you want in the next Fayette County school superintendent? Now is the time to let your voice be heard. Read More»

Miss Pride Pageant set for this weekend

The Fayette County High School Band Boosters will sponsor their annual benefit event the Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant, on Mar. 12 and 13 at F. A. Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. Read More»

Multicultural Day at Cleveland Elementary

Students at Multicultural Day at Cleveland Elementary

Cleveland Elementary School partnered with the AP World History class at Fayette County High School. Ms. Manning's AP World History students presented a multi-cultural day that included presentations from many countries including Africa, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Great Britain, Greece, India, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Puerto Rico and Scandinavia. Photo/Special.