Students earn college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Georgia Tech, the University of Southern California and Wheaton College have awarded National Merit Scholarships to three students who will begin studying at their institutions in the fall. Read More»

Starr’s Mill inaugurates Music Therapy class

Starr’s Mill inaugurates Music Therapy class

Students with special needs involved in the Community Based Vocational Instruction (CBVI) program at Starr’s Mill High School benefited this past semester from a new Music Therapy class, sponsored by the SMHS Choral Department.

Students involved in the CBVI class experience an education centered on improving everyday life skills in addition to educational coursework. In order to encourage career goals and a life as community service-minded citizens, CBVI students visit off campus locations to gain real world experience. Read More»

PTC youth falls from truck, then is run over by car

UPDATED print version (Tuesday, May 25, 2010) —Twenty-year-old Peachtree City resident Geofrey Griffith was killed late Saturday night when he fell out of the bed of a pickup truck and was subsequently struck by another vehicle along Ga. Highway 34 outside Newnan. Read More»

Fight after May 14 soccer game lands three students in jail

A fight between football players from Starr’s Mill and McIntosh high schools after the soccer game May 14 led to the arrest of the three involved and significant injuries to one. The fight occurred in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Catholic Church adjacent to McIntosh High School. Read More»

Police reports May 18-24

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

Fayetteville Police
Tuesday, May 18 - Monday, May 24
Richrd Lamar Dix, Jr., 55, of Rhodes Lane, Griffin, for DUI alcohol and traffic offenses (2).
Muhammad J. Firdoush, 59, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree City, for wanted person (cobb County).
Maria C. Avendano, 29, of Hillcrest Avenue, Fairburn, for traffic offenses (2).
Fitore Ahmeti, 19, of Swanbrook Drive, Fayetteville, for possession of alcohol by a minor and traffic offense. Read More»

This year's valedictorians and salutatorians

Fayette County High School

Sonya Jooma is the Valedictorian for the Fayette County High School graduating Class of 2010 and the Salutatorian is Sonika Reddy. Read More»

Georgia Scholars announced

Some of Fayette’s graduating seniors are among a select few in the state who will have a special seal on their diplomas when they graduate.

Five students have been named 2010 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education. Students receiving the designation are Laura Eckhardt, Morgan Myers and Audrey Shlapak, all of Starr’s Mill High, and Christopher Murray and Shelby Threlkeld, both of Whitewater High. Read More»

Booth clinches top four finish at National Science Competition

J.C. Booth Middle’s Science Olympiad team finished fourth in the nation at the National Science Olympiad competition held this past Saturday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nationally revered as a tough competitor, the team has placed in the top 6 at the national competition for 12 years and has five first place victories to its name. Sixty 15-member teams from schools across the nation competed in the 26th annual event. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy. Read More»

Elementary students score high at state science olympiad

Kedron students placed third at the state science olympiad.

Kedron takes third

Elementary scientists proved they have what it takes to solve scientific problems at the 2010 Elementary State Science Olympiad held recently at Kennesaw State University.

Fayette had six school teams competing against 60 others from throughout the state. Kedron Elementary finished in the top three, taking third place overall.

“I am very proud of our students. They worked hard for this victory; it is an honor for our school to be ranked in the top three in the entire state,” said Kedron Principal Mary Margaret Bivings. Read More»

Sany ready to begin construction

150 jobs by end of 2011; 300 by end of 2014

Sany Corporation, the China-headquartered heavy equipment manufacturer, is anxious to get moving Read More»