Students earn Georgia’s new Seal of Biliteracy

Students earn Georgia’s new Seal of Biliteracy

Four graduating seniors at McIntosh High are among the first to receive the new Georgia Seal of Biliteracy, which became available to students for the first time this school year. The students are Brandon Vanatta, Luis De La Mora Contreras, Laura Saltos, and Abby Rodriguez. The diploma seal recognizes high school graduates who have attained […]

Students earn medals on prestigious national exam

Students earn medals on prestigious national exam

A total of 72 Spanish language students from McIntosh High, Starr’s Mill High and Whitewater High received gold, silver or bronze placements on the National Spanish Examinations administered by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The combined medal count earned by the students includes 15 gold, 22 silver, and 35 bronze. Starr’s […]

Community is invited to a movie and discussion

Community is invited to a movie and discussion

On Thursday May 11, at Whitewater High School from 6:30-8:30 pm, parents, students and the community are invited to watch the film “Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age.” This movie is not available commercially, but only through special screenings. Immediately following the film there will be a panel moderated by Whitewater High School Principal […]

Rowing club inaugurates fundraising initiative

Rowing club inaugurates fundraising initiative

The Peachtree City Rowing Club has established itself as a competitive rowing club not only in the Atlanta area. but throughout the Southeast. Earlier this spring, the club hosted two regattas at Lake McIntosh with the inaugural Lake McIntosh Sprints bringing more than 281 rowers and 400 spectators to Peachtree City. The club has travelled […]

Bryan named Georgia German Teacher of the Year

Bryan named Georgia German Teacher of the Year

The Georgia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG-GA) has selected William Bryan, a German teacher at Sandy Creek High, as the state’s 2017 German Teacher of the Year. The award is presented annually to a member of AATG-GA who has distinguished himself or herself as a teacher of German either through […]

Senoia Optimists honor youth

Senoia Optimists honor youth

Michael Lauden has overcome countless challenges in his life. As the speaker at the Senoia Optimist Club’s Youth Appreciation Banquet, he related many of life’s obstacles that could not keep him down. After overcoming childhood abuse and suffering the sudden and tragic loss of his brother, Lauden worked hard to become an outstanding high school […]

Rose show returns this month

Rose show returns this month

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 32nd Annual Rose Show on May 20-21 at Fayetteville Church of Christ Fellowship Hall at 870 Redwine Rd. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses into competition. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses by […]

National School Nurse Day nears

National School Nurse Day nears

Did you know that every Fayette County public school has a school clinic staffed with a licensed nurse? Not all school systems have licensed nurses at all of the their schools, so this is a good reason to celebrate National School Nurse Day on May 10 by showing appreciation to Fayette’s school nurses. The national […]

Relay for Life is Friday

Relay for Life is Friday

Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite this Friday for the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Fayette County in an effort to free the world of the pain and suffering of cancer. The event is scheduled for McCurry Park. Activities start at 6:30 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony. Other events […]

Get ready for “sudsy” fun Saturday

Get ready for “sudsy” fun Saturday

The Fayette County Kiwanis Club is holding its Suds on the Square Craft Beer & Wine Festival on Saturday. The craft beer festival is taking place on the grounds of the original Fayette County courthouse building. Tickets are $45. The event is from noon-5 p.m. More than 25 breweries and wineries will participate in Saturday’s […]