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Local history teacher named Georgia SAR Teacher of the Year

The Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution has selected one of Fayette’s middle school teachers as their 2009-2010 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Read More»

Change your clock (and your battery) this weekend

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine wants to remind Georgians that they must change their clocks to daylight saving time earlier this year – and they should also change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time.

Oxendine said the annual change from standard time to daylight saving time, whenever it occurs, is a good time to make sure your smoke alarm is working as it should. Read More»

Events slated to welcome home injured PTC soldier

A McIntosh High School graduate who lost both of his legs in an explosion while patrolling in Afghanistan in August will be coming home Memorial Day weekend.

Plans are already underway for several events May 29 to welcome home Army Lt. Daniel Berschinski, who is currently rehabilitating in Washington, D.C. Read More»

State Health Dept. asks for input on infant program

The Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families. The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) Division of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system. Read More»

East Coweta students participate in Science Olympiad Regional Tournament

The East Coweta High School Science Olympiad team. Photo/Special.

A team of 15 East Coweta High School students participated in the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta. Read More»

Flooded bridge in south Coweta

The Coweta County Road Department at 3:45 p.m. Wednseday announced that HInes Road in the southeast portion of the county has been barricaded due to creek waters over the bridge. Hines Road connects Cecil Hunter Road and Hwy. 54. The Road Department will continue to monitor the situation. Drivers should avoid the area and use alternate routes.

Whitewater's HOSA going to national competition

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at Whitewater High are advancing to the national competition after earning top four placements in the region Competitive Events Program.

A total of 26 students are heading to nationals in Orlando, Florida this June. HOSA’s Competitive Events Program brings health careers to life through rigorous testing of knowledge, performance, skill, and leadership capabilities aimed at developing, encouraging, and recognizing the brightest future healthcare professionals. Read More»

Unemployment increases in Fayette, Coweta

New state unemployment data released today shows that the jobless ranks have increased yet again in Fayette and Coweta counties.

This time Fayette’s month-to-month increase is nearly double that of Coweta’s. Read More»

DECA students head to nationals

Over half of Whitewater High’s DECA Club members who advanced to the state competition earned top placements, qualifying them for the national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky next month.

Students who earn top 6 placements are advanced to the national competition. Whitewater’s national competitors include (second place) Sean Curtis, Jessica Still, Lee Frye; (third place) Devyn Lee; (fourth place) Deanna Solly-Trentman, Alex Resnak; (fifth place) Megan McDowell; (sixth place) Devyn Lee, Kayla Chapman, Frances Wilkes, and Drew Huelfer. Read More»

Soccer just for fun

Muppet soccer

March 6 was opening day of the spring season for Fayette County Youth Soccer and for some of these players, members of U6 Muppet soccer teams, it marked their athletic debut. Scores weren’t kept and every player was cheered as they gave their all while learning to play the “beautiful game.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

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