School system participates in shoebox project

Students and shoeboxes at Spring Hill Elementary

Dignity, hope and confidence are what employees of the Fayette County Public School System have packed into shoeboxes for neighbors in need. Read More»

DECA officers elected

DECA officers elected

Members of the Whitewater High DECA Club have selected their 2010-2011 slate of officers. The officers were elected based on their leadership, character, and devotion to the club.

The new officers are Drew Huelfer and Danielle Jordan (co-presidents); Erin Mahlbacher and Lia Poulson (vice presidents of social activities); Mikayla Stewart (vice president of communication); Alex Resnak (vice president of recruitment); Emily Layland (secretary); Yanna Banks and Kayla Maxwell (historians); and Tanner Sweatman (team assistant). Read More»

Top sellers from FIS get a treat

Top sellers from FIS get a treat

Fayetteville Intermediate School’s top Sally Foster fund raisers were treated to a limousine ride and lunch at McDonalds. Pictured are Taylor Davis, Mykell Williams, Bethany Colbert, Tamara Young and Kieron Wright. Photo/Special.

Local “Operation Sandbox Georgia” supports America’s troops

For the sixth consecutive year “Operation Sandbox,” using specific donated items, will assemble and send care packages to deployed troops. In the local area monetary contributions (checks or cash) or donated items will be accepted at local businesses from Nov. 1 – 30. On Dec. 5, a local patriot who wishes to remain anonymous will deliver the items to a central staging area for packaging and mailing in time for Christmas. Read More»

A market day for pumpkins in Fayetteville

A market day for pumpkins in Fayetteville

Family members take in part of the array of decorated pumpkins Saturday at the Old Courthouse Square in Fayetteville in a festive day combining Market Day with the annual Pumpkin Walk involving several elementary schools and costumed children. Click here for more photos from Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Grant Aasen, EMTs and doctor honored at Friday football game

Grant Aasen, EMTs and doctor honored at Friday football game

The EMTs, firefighters, life flight personnel and the neurologist that attended to Starr's Mill High School Junior Varsity football player Grant Aasen after a whiplash injury last week at a ball game were honored after the coin toss at the game Friday night between Starr's Mill and Northgate. The injury and Grant's full recovery after the emergency surgery at Atlanta Medical Center is nothing short of a miracle, said Grant's mother Tina. Read earlier story here. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Chiefs, Panthers and Patriots all get wins

Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek kept their records perfect tonight with two very different types of games. You can throw the records out the window when Fayette County and McIntosh meet though. It wouldn't matter if the two rivals were 0-7 or 7-0 and they were playing on the moon, fans would get a great game. Read More»

Creek retires Calvin Johnson's jersey

Head Coach Chip Walker applauds as Calvin Johnson beams a shy smile during his pregame jersey retirement ceremony Friday night.

Detroit Lion receiver Calvin Johnson got a hero's welcome from the crowd at Sandy Creek tonight as his old jersey number was retired.

With a smile, the bashful-looking Johnson waved to the crowd as it gave him a standing ovation upon his entrance at the pre-game ceremony. Johnson, whose Lions have a bye this weekend, said after the ceremony that he was pleased to return to his alma mater and he was very appreciative of the Sandy Creek staff and fans. Read More»

Deputies and Bloodhound locate missing Alzheimer's patient

It was the case of a man with Alzheimer's disease missing from his north Fayette County home early Friday morning. The man was located within minutes of the arrival of the sheriff’s K-9 unit and Bloodhound Sue. Read More»

Injured Starr's Mill player makes full recovery

Grant Aasen home 1 week following brain surgery after whiplash injury at Northgate game

Starr’s Mill JV running back Grant Aasen has made a miraculous recovery Read More»

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