Coweta above state/national on SAT scores

The 2009-2010 school year has come to a close. SAT Reasoning Test scores for the school year are being tabulated across Georgia and the United States and those figures will be released around Labor Day. But how did Coweta County schools fare recently compared to the state and national averages?

Formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, SAT tests historically included Math and Verbal components, each with a maximum score of 800. A Writing component was added in 2006 that also carried a maximum score of 800. Today’s new SAT has a combined maximum score of 2,400. Read More»

PTC Tourism and Rotary partner in Dragon Boat Races and International Festival

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism are joining forces this fall to present a bigger and better festival for all to enjoy on September 25 at Drake Field. This will be the fourth annual Dragon Boat Races and International Fest and its’ unique flavor and appeal has resulted in dramatic growth in popularity each year. Read More»

PTC announces their schedule for Independence Day celebration

Peachtree City will host its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3. The parade will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The PTC Fire Department will hold the fire expo from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Drake Field and the fireworks will be set off at dusk. Read More»

Main Street Fayetteville installs new downtown signage

Main Street Fayetteville installs new downtown signage

The intersections in Downtown Fayetteville received a nice addition recently with the installation of new, directional "wayfinding" signage. 

The signs have a historic look to match the Main Street design theme, and help point the way to Fayetteville's civic and cultural places of interest. Read More»

Band members attend unique summer camp for girls

Band members attend unique summer camp for girls

Students from seven Fayette County schools attended the second annual Athena Music and Leadership Camp, sponsored by Music Essentials, June 8-12 on the campus of the University of West Georgia. Named for the Greek goddess of the arts and wisdom, the Athena band camp is designed to serve rising 7th – 12th grade girls who play woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Read More»

American Legion honors students going to service academies

American Legion honors students going to service academies

Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion has a long running program to recognize all graduating seniors from our county schools that have received appointments to the five military academies. Five recent graduates attended the May meeting of Post 105 and were honored for their selection as appointees as they prepare to depart soon for their respective academies.  Attending from McIntosh were Tim Sullivan, United States Naval Academy; Carl Eifert, United States Air Force Academy; Jacob Fountain, United States Military Academy at West Point; Libby Taylor, United States Air Force Academy an Read More»

State money for schools outpaces Fayette pupil growth for decade

Those who keep up with the Fayette County Board of Education are well aware of the tens of millions of dollars in austerity cuts by the Georgia Department of Education in recent years.

But what about the state dollars — called QBE (Quality Basic Education) dollars — that help fund the local school system?

Over the past decade those dollars increased by 23.5 percent, while the overall General Fund budget increased by 46.7 percent. At the same time, student enrollment increased by 9.4 percent. Read More»

PTC Planning Commission green-lights big Walgreens

A conceptual plan to raze Peachtree City’s Ruby Tuesday restaurant and replace it with a much larger Walgreens pharmacy was approved Monday by the Peachtree CIty Planning Commission. Read More»

DA probe leaves big questions unanswered

From left, DA investigator Jeff Turner, Chief Public Defender Joe Saia, and Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard during a June 11 news conference. Photo/Ben Nelms.

DA focused on narrow range of criminal cases involving potential conflicts of interest after Judge English and public defender Cornwell were caught in a sexual act, but none before the tryst; tape disputes investigator’s allegation of revenge by Judge Edwards Read More»

Police reports June 8-14

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’s Office
Tuesday, June 8 - Monday, June 14
Regale Bing Deodrea, 35, of Charlestown Drive, College Park, for probation violation.
Rustin Avery Dishman, 18, of Gladys Lane, Fayetteville, for possession fo marijuana.
Annah Hand, 26, of Ga. Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, for charges pending-violation of state drug laws.
Bradford Eugene Meehan, 59, of Ga. Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, for public indecency. Read More»