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Most expensive bidder wins technology sale to Fayette schools; teachers' evaluations rejected

Most expensive bidder wins technology sale to Fayette schools; teachers' evaluations rejected

Central office committee throws out teacher evaluations of classroom equipment as ‘unreliable’; Read More»

Friends Mentors honored at annual breakfast

Fayette Middle School mentor and advisory board member Julius Pryor talks with Hi-Teen mentor Ayanna Shaheed. Photo/Special.

Just showing up is the most important part of what some 200 adults and high school students do each week. They reach out to help children in the Fayette County Public School System who are struggling academically or socially, in danger of failing their grade, or may not graduate from school.
They are volunteers in the school system’s Friends Mentoring Program who were honored for sharing their time and talents with others during the second annual Friends Mentoring Program Appreciation Breakfast. Read More»

Fayetteville named a 'Best Neighborhood for the Money'

A recent survey compiled by NeighborhoodScout.com and reported by walletpop.com looked at that nation’s 20 largest metro areas to determine the Best Neighborhoods for the Money. And in the sprawling region of metro Atlanta it was Fayetteville that was selected.

The north side of the city was the target area where the median house values were listed at $235,695 compared to a cost of $420,399 in comparable premium neighborhoods in other cities in metro Atlanta, according to the survey. The discount price for a home in Fayetteville averaged 44 percent, according to the survey. Read More»

Police reports May 4-10

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’ Office
Tuesday, May 4 - Monday, May 10
Dwight Kevin Allen, 33, of Atlanta Street, Powder Springs, for probation violation.
Breanna Leigh Bedgood, 18, of White Oak Way, Fayetteville, for giving false statements.
Jose Guadalupe Cacerez, 33, of Locke Street, Palmetto, for failure to appear.
Philip Timothy Cornish, 24, of Glenn Street, Atlanta, for no license. Read More»

Area sees first case of West Nile Virus

The first Georgia West Nile Virus (WNV) case for 2010 was confirmed in a Clayton County man in mid-April by the Georgia Department of CommunityHealth/Division of Public Health Acute Disease Epidemiology Section.

“So far, it is the only human case in the state. Usually Georgia sees its first case in June or July. The WNV season typically peaks for us in August,” said District 4 Public Health spokesperson Hayla Hall. “This early case may indicate that this will be a busy season, so we’re recommending residents familiarize themselves with prevention measures now.” Read More»

Bus driver takes top spot in local Roade-O

Imagine steering a school bus in and out of five cones set at a close proximity and then doing it again, backwards, without stopping or bumping the markers. This and other grueling tests is what Jimmy Poole, driver of special needs bus #42, had to successfully complete to take first place in Fayette’s School Bus Roade-O competition last month.

Poole’s first place victory secures him a place in the statewide competition June 8 in Warner Robins. Joining him will be second place winner Kathy Warden and third place winner Sherry Harris. Read More»

Here’s the MathFax - Braelinn puts three in top 10

Here’s the MathFax - Braelinn puts three in top 10

These three Braelinn Elementary School  fifth grade students received certificates of merit at the May 4 Fayette County School Board meeting.  They participated in the national  MathFax competition in which  1,171 fifth graders competed. From left, Will Evans placed fourth in the nation and Jack Moore and Yuri-Grace Ohashi placed tenth in the nation. Photo/Special.

Traffic stop nets small amount of cocaine

The failure by an Atlanta man May 6 to stop at a stop sign at White Road and Heritage Lake Drive resulted in drug charges for three grams of cocaine and less than an ounce of marijuana.

Justin J. Shealy, 20, was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute for the three grams of suspected cocaine in two small bags found in his center console, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

Meeting Ronald

Meeting Ronald

Hood Avenue Primary School had a special visit from Ronald McDonald on Thursday, Apr. 29. Ronald took the Hood Avenue students on a frienship adventure and shared with the students the importance of showing great character through friendships that are made with others. The students enjoyed this special visit. Ronald McDonald with pre-k, 1st, and 2nd grade students of Hood Avenue Primary School. Photo/Special.

Starr’s Mill student selected as Promising Scholar

Only 15 students in the entire state, including senior Elliott Tanner of Starr’s Mill High, can lay claim to being a 2010 Promising Scholar, according to the University of Georgia.

The university’s Honors Program’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) sent invitations to Georgia’s most academically outstanding high school seniors for a two-day campus visit. The visit included roundtable and panel discussions about academic and research expectations and attendance to the CURO symposium where more than 200 UGA undergraduates presented their research projects. Read More»

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