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Fayette County arrests report — April 29–May 5

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, April 29 - Monday, May 5

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Eric C. Goodman, born in 1985, of North Church Street, Dublin, for probation/parole violation.

Darnisha S. Milton, born in 1990, of Grande River Road, Atlanta, for public drunkeness. Read More»

Borchert earns Wright Brothers’ ‘Master Pilot Award’

Federal Aviation Administration representative Mike Mullaney (left) congratulates Bill Borchert.

Falcon Aviation Academy recently honored Bill Borchert for receiving The Wright Brothers “Master Pilot Award” presented by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Borchert was an instructor in the Air Force from 1965-1970, then he flew with Delta from 1970-2002 flying almost every airplane in Deltas fleet. In 2009 he became involved with Falcon Aviation Academy as an investor and then began to take on larger roles as instructor and eventually a chief pilot of the company’s high performance program. Read More»

Records fall at state track meet

The Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats broke three records on their way to a second-place finish in the A-Private classification of the state boys track meet in Jefferson last weekend.

Christian Coleman won individual state titles in the 100-meter dash (10.38) and 200-meter dash (21.10), with both of those times setting new A state meet records.

Another meet record was broken by the Bobcats’ 4x100-meter relay team of Coleman, Lawrence Bryant-Tillman, Delfayeo Matthews and Jordan Thomas (41.88). Read More»

Lady Panthers win state tennis title

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers singles players (from left, Erin Egoroff, Rachael Williams and Caroline Kelly) kiss the trophy after the team won the AAAAA state tennis championship. Photo/Special.

After coming up one match short a year ago, the Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers took home the AAAAA state tennis championship Saturday by defeating Cambridge 3-1 in the finals at the Clayton County Tennis Center in Jonesboro.

The Lady Panthers defeated Cambridge in last year’s state semifinals before losing 3-2 to Lakeside-Evans in the championship. They avenged that loss by beating Lakeside-Evans in the quarterfinals a week ago. Read More»

Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Students at Peachtree City Elementary got an up-close look at where milk comes from recently, thanks to a mobile classroom operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk. The students were shown the modern-day equivalent of how dairy cows are milked. Instructor Nicole Karstedt, joining Molly the cow and Principal Kristen Berryman, also demonstrated how cows used to be milked by hand. Photo/Special.

5th grade Fayette math champs

5th grade Fayette math champs

The 5th grade math team from Peachtree City Elementary School won the county championship recently. Pictured front row from left are Marley Burrows, Chandler Ernst and Leo Park. Back row from left are teacher April Mobley and school principal Kristin Berryman. Photo/Special.

Assisted living plan approved for Thomas Crossroads

A proposal to rezone nearly 19 acres behind the Publix shopping center and Tractor Supply store at Thomas Crossroads from RC (rural conservation) and C-6c (to minor shopping center) for use as an assisted living complex received unanimous approval April 22 by the Coweta County Commission. Read More»

Inman students get a first hand look at gardening from local experts close to home

Enrichment teacher Charlie Harper’s third grade students stand proudly in their raised garden bed. Pictured (L-R) Ella Byers, Sarah Daniel, Riley Coile, Ayden Berks, Ava Sivertsen, David Brown, Hannah Stai, Sarah Nell Harp, Cassidy Scoggins, Emily Wagner, Evan Bailey, Paul Wallace, and T.J. Hartley. Photo/Special.

Gardening is more than planting seeds in soil; knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is needed to make a garden grow, as some students at Inman Elementary have learned. Read More»

Starr’s Mill economics team wins state again

Starr’s Mill economics team wins state again

The Economics Challenge team at Starr’s Mill High pulled out a close victory against Gwinnett County’s Parkview High School, defending their state championship title for the third consecutive year.

The team of Nicholas Britt, Austin O’Farrell, Logan Sidall and Lisa Tan clinched the championship with the correct answer on the last question at the state finals. Social studies teacher Mark DeCourcy is the team’s coach. Read More»

5 local teams in soccer state semis

Soccer fans at three Fayette schools have gotten chance this year to cheer their squads in the GHSA state semifinals in two classifications, and one bracket still has a chance to see an all-Fayette final.

The top three girls teams from Region 4-AAAAA (Starr’s Mill, Northgate and McIntosh) have earned semifinal spots, and they take the field this week to see who will play this weekend for the state championship. Read More»