Newnan Youth Council raises funds for Angel’s House

The Newnan Youth Council (NYC) has raised over $500 by collecting coins within the community to donate directly to Angel’s House. The NYC presented the donation February 27.

“The Newnan Youth Council provides local high school students with a great opportunity to be involved in the community and its government. The members have already met United States Senator Johnny Isakson, the Mayor and City Council members, as well as several local prominent business leaders. Read More»

Arrest made in Fayetteville post office robbery

U.S. Postal Inspectors have arrested one of two men believed to have robbed a contract truck driver at the Fayetteville Post Office Jan. 29.
Anthony Maddox was arrested Feb. 18, said Postal Inspector Yulanda Burns.

Inspectors are still working to arrest the other person involved in the case. Read More»

Is it ‘Bye-bye, phone book’ for Fayette?

Fayette County may lose its “white pages” telephone directory from AT&T in the near future, if a proposed rule change is adopted by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

The PSC is considering proposed changes to commission rules in response to a request from AT&T (formerly BellSouth) Georgia ... 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.

Fayette County School Counselor's Association (FSCA) names their 2009-2010 Officers

Fayette County School Counselor's Association (FSCA) 2009-2010 Officers

Pre-K-12th grade Fayette County School Counselors attend Fayette School Counselors Association (FSCA) meetings throughout the school year. The objectives of the FSCA are to advance the profession of school counseling; to promote an improved understanding and appreciation of guidance and counseling services; to enhance a spirit of unity, cooperation, support and fellowship among counselors and our communities; and to provide opportunities for professional development. Read More»

Students shine at regional STAR Events competition

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members at Starr’s Mill High showcased their skills at the regional STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events competition with 24 of them advancing to the state contest. Read More»

Woodruff honors Fayette teacher

Bennett's Mill band director Ricky Williams. Photo/Special.

A local band director who has devoted over 20 years to music education in Georgia has been named one of five 2009-2010 honorees for Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders. Read More»

School board lags in releasing public info

School board lags in releasing public info

The Fayette County School Board in January voted 3-to-2 to change its monthly public meeting night from Monday to Tuesday.

Although the school board had been meeting on Monday nights for many years, board members Terri Smith, Janet Smola and Lee Wright Read More»

Ga. Sup’t. Kathy Cox weighs in against shortening school year

State School Superintendent Kathy Cox is worried about state budget cuts that would result in a shorter required school year.

A large portion of the state budget, more so than any other department, goes to education.

“It is unrealistic to think that you can truly retain 180 days of quality instruction for students if all 10 days of pre- and post-planning for teachers are cut,” Cox said. Read More»

Bookmarks of Blessings

Kay Jones and some of her Bookmarks of Blessings.

Girl sells items to raise money for Earthquake victims in Haiti

Kay Jones’ parents were flipping channels after the earthquake in Haiti and she asked them to stop on the coverage. She, like many, was struck by the devastation she saw and wanted to do something to help. Her idea was to make and sell bookmarks to raise money to donate. Read More»

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