Peeples Elementary sweeps 2010 Power Parade

From left are Principal Erin Roberson, Chris Sellers, Emily Cushing, Michaela Cushing, Michelle Binkley, PE Coach. Photo/Special.

Peeples Elementary won top honors in the 19th annual Fayette Youth Power Parade, a walk-a-thon held in Fayette County elementary schools Mar. 29 through Apr. 2.  The school came in first place and raised $7,391.10 for Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a local non-profit organization which provides shelter and support for children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. Read More»

Booth Middle School students raise $1,932 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon to help kids battling cancer

In the front row, from left, are Chris Jenkins, Lianna Arcelay, Shaelyn Comiskey, Claren Anderson, Libby Goodman and Suzie Topalli. In the middle row are Sean Huth, Will Tuten, Nancy Mullen, Samantha Roberson, Hillary Morris, Nicole Pemu and John Williamson.In the back row are Shivam Patel, Matt O’Kelly, Alex Minor, Frances Adlam, Kylie Bednarick and Leah Slepian. Photo/Special.

Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $1,932 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The community of Peachtree City supported Booth students by making donations in honor of their participation in the program. Read More»

Local boys serve as heroes for the American Red Cross

Bryce Koranda, Garrett Walraven and Chase Wilson presenting money to Fabiola Charles, Community Relations Officer and  Lt. Donnie Davis, Chair of the American Red Cross South Metro Heroes Campaign. Photo/Special.

While discussing current events in their 5th grade class at Brooks Elementary School, Bryce Koranda and Garrett Walraven came up with the idea that they wanted to raise money for the American Red Cross, which has an annual Heroes Campaign each May, and the work that they are doing to help families in need. Their excitement easily rubbed off on their friend, Chase Wilson, who joined in the creative thinking that led to an idea for a school-wide raffle for the grand prize of 45 minutes of extra P.E. time. The students’ P.E. Read More»

Detectives arrest 3 in 1 week for identity fraud

Fayette County sheriff’s investigators arrested three people in one week for identity fraud crimes, the sheriff’s office has announced.

Chevell Chamberlyn, 30, of Atlanta, was arrested May 7 for making unauthorized transactions with the victim’s bank account Nove 16, 2009, deputies said. Read More»

Fox attack in Tyrone sends 2 to hospital Monday

File photo of a fox.

An employee of a Palmetto Road business and a customer of another were both bitten Monday afternoon by a fox that was subsequently killed by Tyrone police officers responding to the scene. Those bitten were treated at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Anti-bullying workshop coming Thursday in F'ville

To many adults it is a relatively harmless form of acting out on the part of young children and teenagers that is rooted in a real or perceived difference or in some form of dislike or even jealousy. But to those subjected to the many forms of bullying, it is a verbal or physical display that can have lasting effects. To address bullying and its consequences, an anti-bullying workshop geared to the parents of elementary and middle school children and with information to benefit students and parents will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 20 at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. Read More»

Run of the Mill

Run of the Mill

Girls capture soccer title to match boys' Friday feat

Fresh from watching the Starr’s Mill boys upset victory over top ranked McIntosh last night, the Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers told head coach Deanise Myers they wanted to bring home a title too.

Mission accomplished. Read More»

New #1 - Starr's Mill wins soccer title

New #1 - Starr's Mill wins soccer title

Penalty kicks make difference after deadlock in regulation

And you thought it was a rivalry before.

The Starr’s Mill boys captured their first state title since 2000 with a 4-2 win in penalty kicks on McIntosh’s home turf, Read More»

Deputy discovered judge, defense attorney in subdivision

Relationship between former judge English, attorney Cornwell remains under investigation

Well more than a year and a half ago, a Fayette County sheriff’s deputy came across a suspicious vehicle parked in a subdivision under construction, in the middle of the workday. Read More»