FCHS Tigers Marching Band plays victory song

The Fayette County High School Marching Band performs at half-time of the Tigers’ 16-0 win at Union Grove last Friday. Fayette County is off this Friday but fans hope the beat marches on Sept. 17 at Northgate. For more on last Friday’s football games, go to www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

GMC ranks twelfth in nation among community colleges

It is one thing to be recognized for excellence in education. It’s another thing to be recognized as one of the best in the nation. And that was the case when the Georgia Military College (GMC) was recently ranked number 12 in the nation among community colleges by Washington Monthly magazine. “Employees and students are […]

Five common mistakes on college applications and how to avoid them

The college application process can be overwhelming for a busy junior or senior. However, in the highly competitive college admission landscape of today, it is still important that students take the process seriously, getting their application package into the best possible shape. “Much of the groundwork for the college admission process begins the moment students […]

Unique high school for gifted kids gets scholarships

It is one of a kind in Georgia. The Dinoff School in Griffin opened its doors recently as the only high school in the state with a curriculum — that’s every class in every grade level — designed specifically for gifted students. The school late last week found itself the recipient of approximately $1 million […]

Fewer Fayette students in classes this year than last

A school system that a decade ago was growing by an elementary school a year has shifted into reverse. All age groups are affected as elementary schools, middle schools and high schools — with a few exceptions — are having fewer students show up for classes. Preliminary student enrollment in Fayette County public schools is […]