Fayette’s Class of 2017: 1,593 set to graduate this Friday

Valedictorians from Fayette County’s five public high schools include (standing, L-R) Rebecca Hammond, Fayette County High; Joshua Tysor, Starr’s Mill High; Matthew Skiebel, Whitewater High; Phaidra Buchanan, Sandy Creek High; and Samantha Schmid, McIntosh High. Fayette County’s salutatorians include (seated, L-R) Alma Jesell Andrade, Fayette County High; Aubrey Bennett, Starr’s Mill High; Jennifer St. Martin, Whitewater High; Krista Jackson, Sandy Creek High; and John McCauley, McIntosh High.

Fayette’s Class of 2017: 1,593 set to graduate this Friday

The Fayette County School System’s graduating class of 2017 will be front and center for graduation ceremonies at the county’s five high schools on May 26 where 1,593 graduates will receive their diplomas. Listed below by school is information on the number of graduates and the total scholarship awards. All graduations ceremonies will be held […]

BoE budget to break $200 million?

Preliminary budget nearly $204 million, $41.7 million more than 4 years ago; includes $10 million more in pay and benefits for FY18

BoE budget to break $200 million?

The Fayette County Board of Education is gearing up to consider the budget for the 2017-2018 school year. Still in the proposal stage, the budget viewed by the school board at the May 22 meeting showed revenues of approximately $203.7 million with identical expenditures. Two years ago, the school budget was $184 million. That went […]

Presberg concerned about declining school taxes paid by over-65s

BoE member Leonard Presberg

Presberg concerned about declining school taxes paid by over-65s

Fayette County Board of Education member Leonard Presberg (D-District 4) contends that the 50 percent local school tax deduction available to people age 65 and above represents a growing trend, in terms of school system revenues, that the community should be aware of for the future. Fayette County residents age 65 and older can sign […]

Sandy Creek’s Weinhardt among finalists for Ga. Teacher of the Year

Would be Fayette’s first-ever state winner; is second Sandy Creek teacher to vie for state title

Sandy Creek’s Weinhardt among finalists for Ga. Teacher of the Year

Fayette County Teacher of the Year Suzette Weinhardt, of Sandy Creek High School, has been named by the Georgia Department of Education as one of 10 finalists for the Georgia Teacher of the Year. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Weinhardt, a math teacher, is the fourth Fayette County Teacher of the Year selected as […]

Carrollton man, 21, charged with raping girl

Carrollton man, 21, charged with raping girl

A Carrollton man has been charged with rape in connection with incidents in 2013-2015 involving an underage female relative who previously lived in the Tyrone area. Jarvis T. Shearer, 21, was charged with rape, according to Fayette County Jail records. Tyrone Police Department spokesperson Andrea Johnson-McCoy said Shearer’s arrest on May 18 dealt with his […]

Fayetteville man, 63, charged with molesting 2 kids

Ricky M. Bullington

Fayetteville man, 63, charged with molesting 2 kids

A Fayetteville man has been charged with child molestation and sodomy in relation to incidents involving two juveniles. Ricky M. Bullington, 63, of Hibiscus Trail, was charged with child molestation, sodomy and sexual battery, according to Fayette County Jail records. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said the charges stem from Bullington’s involvement with two […]

Rezoning sought for offices next to Pinewood Forrest

Rendering of proposed office building

Rezoning sought for offices next to Pinewood Forrest

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on May 23 heard an initial presentation on plans to construct a new office building on Veterans Parkway adjacent to the Pinewood Forrest Development. Developer Jimmy Pace proposed The Overlook, a three-story office building to be located on less than one acre at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and […]

Peachtree City fire chief wants hike in ambulance fees

Peachtree City Fire Chief Joe O’Conor.

Peachtree City fire chief wants hike in ambulance fees

Peachtree City Fire Chief Joe O’Conor at the May 18 City Council meeting proposed increasing three fees related to ambulance transport, decreasing another ambulance fee and increasing several others related to services provided by the city fire marshal. O’Conor said the recommendations came after the department reviewed the fee structure of neighboring local governments. O’Conor […]

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