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New Fayette teachers go through orientation

Amy Pierson, a new teacher at Spring Hill Elementary, shares a laugh with Tammy Strickland, an ESOL department lead teacher for the school system. Photo/Submitted.

Approximately 90 teachers new to the Fayette County Public School System took part in a three-day induction program to orient them with the mission, goals, vision, and teaching philosophies and practices of the system.

A breakfast kicked-off the induction, giving the new teachers an opportunity to get acquainted with each other and their building principals before the return of all faculty on July 31. Read More»

Fayette tops in Georgia on analytic geometry

Fayette’s students had the highest passing percentage in the state on the Analytic Geometry End of Course Test (EOCT) that was administered for the first time this past spring, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

Fayette shares its first place position with Jefferson City Schools and Buford City Schools, but it should be noted that Fayette tested more students (1,653), compared to Jefferson City (133) and Buford City (264). Fayette also has the highest percentage of students exceeding the standards in the state for Analytic Geometry, 21 percent. Read More»

History buffs commemorate Civil War battle

A group of two dozen Coweta County residents met at the Brown’s Mill Battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Brown’s Mill. The group read the names of all soldiers who lost their lives during the battle or as a result of it. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was 150 years ago, on July 30, that the Battle of Brown’s Mill was fought in Coweta County.

A group of two dozen Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association board members and supporters commemorated the anniversary with a Toast and Taps ceremony Wednesday by gathering at the Gen. Joseph Wheeler memorial located on the property of the battlefield site on Millard Farmer Road.

It was at the short ceremony where the names of all those, both Union and Confederate, who lost their lives during the battle and afterward at hospital sites in Newnan were read. Read More»

Woman charged with leaving three kids in a hot car

A Riverdale mother on July 30 was charged with leaving her three young girls unattended in a vehicle in a Fayetteville parking lot.

Det. Mike Whitlow said Courtney B. Tabor, 33, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of leaving a minor child unattended, a city ordinance violation.

Whitlow said employees at the Michael’s store at Hudson Plaza on North Glynn Street saw the three small children in the back of a van with no adult visible in the vicinity. Two of the children were one year of age while the other was age two, Whitlow added. Read More»

Tyrone maintains low millage of 2.89

It has been a decade since Tyrone raised the millage rate on property taxes. While keeping the same rate again this year, public hearings are needed since more revenue will be generated because property values have increased. Read More»

Coweta school board to keep same tax rate

The Coweta County Board of Education again this year will keep the millage rate at 18.59 mills. An increase in property values, thus an increase in revenues, requires the school board to hold public hearings on the millage rate.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the school board on July 27 announced the intention to keep the maintenance and operation millage rate at 18.59 mills. The rate has remained unchanged since 2004, Jackson added. Read More»

Coweta welcomes 101 new teachers

101 new teachers were welcomed at the school system’s 2014 New Teacher orientation on Monday, July 28, at the Centre for Performing and visual Arts. Above, left to right, are Elm Street Elementary Principal Christi Hildebrand, and new teachers Kara Hooper (grade 4) and Kristen Bogumill (counselor), Atkinson Elementary School Principal Latrina Gates, and new teachers Mechele Jones (grade 2) and Christy Jennings (music). Photo/Special.

Coweta County schools welcomed 101 new teachers to the school system on Monday, and thousands of veteran teachers back to classrooms throughout the week, as they prepare to start the new school year on Aug. 6. Read More»

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

Out for a 'Walk with a Doc'

“Walk With a Doc” hosted by Piedmont Newnan Hospital attracted 30 participants to Carl Miller Park on Saturday, July 26. Dr. David Harvey, front, of Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Newnan led the walk and answered questions along the way. Photo/Special.

Nurses attend conference

Nurses attend conference

Eleven school nurses from the Fayette County Public School System who attended the 22nd annual Georgia Association of School Nurses Statewide Educational Conference in Athens July 17-18. Read More»

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Moth Ball draws good crowd

Some attendees at the 2014 Moth Ball held July 25 at the historic Veranda Bed and Breakfast Inn included from left, Lori and Doug Klobenschlag, Maureen Schuyler, Bob Anderson, Dede and Peter Harvey and Janis Anderson. Photo/Submitted.

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