100 percent of science projects place at regional fair, advance to state fair

All of Fayette’s middle and high school science students who advanced to the Griffin RESA Regional Science and Engineering Fair earned placements and two of their projects were selected to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

A total of 17 out of 23 projects that were selected for the regional fair brought home first place honors. The first place winners are eligible to attend the State Science and Engineering Fair March 31-April 2 at the University of Georgia. Read More»

Local club for businesswomen meets for first time in 2010, presents awards

Wendy Maguire and Patti Kadkhodaian received awards at the first BWFC meeting of 2010. Photo/Special.

The Business Women of Fayette & Coweta Counties (BWFC) held their first meeting of the year on Feb. 23. Over 50 members, prospective members and guests gathered at Maguire’s Family and Friends Restaurant in Senoia to review 2009 achievements and discuss plans for 2010. Read More»

Fiddling fundraiser

McIntosh Symphonic Strings at a recent fundraiser. Photo/Special.

McIntosh Symphonic Strings fiddle for funds at a recent Kroger fundraiser. This group of talented high school students are working to raise funds to take them to Carnegie Hall in April. Donations may be made to MHS Orchestra NYC CH and sent to McIntosh High School, 201 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269, Attn: Jim Hagberg, Director. Photo/Special.

Whitewater hosts eighth grade parent night Mar. 9

Whitewater High School will be hosting 8th grade parent night on Mar. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS auditorium.

Parents and upcoming 9th grade students are encouraged to attend this event. Information will be given regarding graduation requirements, course selections and extracurricular activities available to the student. In addition students will learn how to sign up for elective classes using the Infinite Campus Student or Parent Portal. Read More»

Fayette students make Dean's list at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University students from Fayette County that have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2009 term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.50 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Georgia Southern is very proud of these high achieving students from your area.

Alex M Ritchie is a Junior from Peachtree City majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Allison M Harrington is a Junior from Tyrone majoring in Fashion Merchandise & Apparel. Read More»

Donation helps foundation fund 21st Century classroom equipment

Steve Forsyth (right), director of corporate communication for Global Travel, presents the donation for SMART Boards to Rick Lindsey, chairman of the Fayette County Education Foundation, as teacher recipients Mark Henderson and Catherine Douthard look on. Photo/Special.

Thanks to a $2,000 donation from Global Aviation Holdings, Inc. in Peachtree City, four teachers are receiving grants from the Fayette County Education Foundation to purchase SMART Boards for their classrooms this spring.

A total of 18 teachers across all grade levels submitted competitive applications earlier this school year for grants to install the interactive learning boards in their rooms. Applicants submitted essays explaining why they wanted the boards, how they would utilize them with their students and sample lesson plans. Read More»

Schools receive AP Honors as participation rises

Three Fayette high schools are among 115 throughout the state that have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

AP classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP classes offer rigorous college-level learning options to students in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit. Read More»

Abduction suspect not identified yet

Sketch has led to numerous tips but none have led to assailant

Fayette sheriff’s detectives are still following up on leads from a possible child abduction attempt at the Landmark mobile home community off Milam Road Feb. 17.

Last week’s distribution of a sketch depicting the assailant has resulted in leads being generated from all over Georgia, but so far none have panned out to identify him, officials said.

“We are checking every single lead we get,” said Inv. Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

Up to 1 inch of snow Tuesday for Fayette & Coweta

Forecasters are predicting rain and snow for Tuesday morning, with the precipitation becoming mostly snow by 1 p.m. before tapering off Tuesday night according to the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from noon Tuesday until midnight Tuesday night for snow with accumulations of up to one inch north of line from LaGrange to Jackson to Crawfordsville. Read More»

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