Smith wins regional award

Smith wins regional award

The Georgia Athletic Director’s Association (GADA) has named McIntosh High School athletic director Stacey Smith the 2018 Region 3-AAAAA Athletic Director of the Year. Smith’s selection “is in recognition of her efforts, dedication, leadership, and achievements in athletic administration,” according to a statement. The award recognizes excellence in athletic administration as demonstrated by the outstanding […]

State tennis playoffs set to start

State tennis playoffs set to start

Tennis is the first of the spring sports to begin state playoff action in the Georgia High School Association, with first-round matches this week. In Region 2-AAAAAAA, East Coweta has the fourth-seeded boys team that will travel to Camden County and the second-seeded girls squad set to host Colquitt County. Both Northgate teams finished fourth […]

Ready to run at Mercer

Ready to run at Mercer

Vladimir Zander-Velloso of McIntosh High School recently signed a letter of intent to run cross-country and track at Mercer University next year. Pictured are McIntosh principal Lisa Fine, coach Don Livingston, coach Jason Newton, coach Emily Enriquez, athletic director Stacey Smith, and Betty and Vladimir Zander-Velloso.

Band is as good as gold

Band is as good as gold

The Bennett’s Mill Middle School band was selected to participate in the Heritage Music Festival recently in Anaheim, Calif. They received the Gold Award and tied for first place with a Division 1A high school while also receiving the Spirit Award for instrumental groups. According to a spokesperson, the band spent only three days practicing […]

Golf event supports military families

Golf event supports military families

Golfers may register now to play in or to sponsor the Fourth Annual Peachtree City Invitational scheduled for Monday, May 7, at Flat Creek Golf Course in Peachtree City and raise funds to support Operation Homefront programs to build strong, stable, and secure military families in Georgia and throughout the nation. Register or sponsor online […]

Wrestling comes to Tyrone

Wrestling comes to Tyrone

A live wrestling event scheduled for April 27 at the Roger Spencer Community Center in Tyrone has been organized as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Georgia to help create life-changing wishes for local children facing critical illnesses. ACTION Wrestling is staging the event, with the main event featuring former University of Tennessee-Chattanooga football star Gunner Miller […]

Winning project has sports theme

Winning project has sports theme

A group of Whitewater Middle School seventh-graders traveled recently to the University of Georgia for the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Out of 300 junior division (middle school) projects entered from across the state, the trio brought home a First Place Honors award, meaning their project finished in the top 10 in the entire junior […]

From Peachtree City to guest-starring on CBS-TV‘s ’SWAT‘

From Peachtree City to guest-starring on CBS-TV‘s ’SWAT‘

For Benjamin Papac, acting began as a teen in local theater productions Benjamin Papac’s mother thought her teenage son would jump at the chance to audition for a community theater production. After all, he always enjoyed watching school plays. This would be a perfect fit. Above, Benjamin Papac in publicity shot. Photos/Nathan Tecson. She could […]

Running club lends a hand

Running club lends a hand

When the members of HNL, a Peachtree City-based running club, hear about someone in need, they act. This was proven true once again on St. Patrick’s Day when they transformed their traditional Saturday morning group run to be so much more than that — a day to bring gift cards to a Fayette County family […]

Little Leaguer gives back

Little Leaguer gives back

Anthony Marriaga, a sixth-grade student at J.C. Booth Middle School, felt a real call to action when one of his teachers, Mrs. Barry, directed his class to complete a community service project. Anthony, a huge fan of baseball and a Peachtree City Little League player since he was four years of age, recalled playing against […]

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