Whitewater student earns top scholarship

Dymond Moore of Whitewater High has been awarded the largest DECA Foundation Scholarship offered by the Georgia DECA Foundation. Dymond received the $2,500 scholarship at the DECA State Career and Development Conference held in Atlanta in February. She is one of three students in the state who received a DECA Foundation Scholarship. Nominees were required […]

Supt. Barrow is honored in Atlanta

Supt. Barrow is honored in Atlanta

Members of the Georgia House Delegation recognized Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Barrow at the State Capitol on February 22 in honor of him being named Superintendent of the Year for Georgia. Dr. Barrow was presented with a resolution in his honor, and was given the opportunity to address the house floor. Pictured […]

Fayetteville orator advances in contest

Fayetteville orator advances in contest

A Fayetteville high school student is advancing in the Alpharetta American Legion’s annual Oratorical Contest. Jacob Dodson, who is home schooled, captured first place with his speech entitled “Education and Responsibility.” He now moves on to the Legion’s 9th District Contest. That winner can then compete in the area, state and ultimately a national competition […]

Fayette County schools ‘beat the odds’ in 2016

Fayette County schools ‘beat the odds’ in 2016

Fifteen of Fayette’s schools beat the odds in 2016, performing better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system. It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance. The Beating the Odds analysis predicts a range within […]

English textbooks are up for review

English textbooks are up for review

The public is invited to review textbooks for K-5 English Language Arts that are being recommended to the Fayette County Board of Education for adoption. Samples of the textbooks are on display at the LaFayette Education Center, located at 205 LaFayette Avenue in Fayetteville, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The textbooks will available for review […]

Whitewater’s Moore wins DAR history teacher award

Whitewater’s Moore wins DAR history teacher award

The James Waldrop Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has awarded the Outstanding Teacher of American History Award to Whitewater High social studies teacher Kerry Moore.  The Outstanding Teacher of American History contest is just one of DAR’s many outreach efforts in the area of education. Notable full-time teachers of American history, […]

All High Schools make honor list

All High Schools make honor list

The Georgia Department of Education has released the AP (Advanced Placement) Honor Schools for 2017 with all five of Fayette’s high schools earning recognition for the number of AP courses taken by students, and the percentage of students passing the exams. AP courses and exams give students the opportunity to access college-level learning opportunities, and […]

Fayetteville officer has a link with history

Fayetteville officer has a link with history

This year, as Americans reflect on the 75th anniversary of World War II, some Navy sailors have a special bond with the occasion. Fayetteville native and Whitewater High School graduate, Petty Officer 3rd Class Donovan Jarrett, serves aboard a ship named after a historic figure from that war, USS Winston S. Churchill. Jarrett works as a […]

Concert to pay tribute to Dixon

Concert to pay tribute to Dixon

In 2004, Masterworks Chorale celebrated the opening of Coweta County’s Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts. Now, thirteen years later, on March 26, Masterworks is again marking a milestone in the life of the Centre with a concert entitled “A Musical Tribute to the Vision of Donald W. Nixon,” the late director and the […]