Veterans honored at multiple events in Fayette

Veterans honored at multiple events in Fayette

Veterans Day events filled the latter part of last week in Fayette County, with ceremonies at Georgia Military College (GMC) and in Tyrone and Fayetteville. Above, an unidentified veteran salutes the flag during Veterans Day observances in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms. The Nov. 9 Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony at the GMC campus in Fayetteville was the […]

Next fix for west Peachtree City traffic problems set for January

Next fix for west Peachtree City traffic problems set for January

Turn lanes on Ga. Highway 54 at Planterra Way have been extended. The next phase of traffic improvements, installing new turn lanes on Planterra and those exiting Walmart, will begin in January. Above, Planterra Way’s intersection with Ga. Highway 54 looks deceptively clear here. But wait until late afternoon . . . This  intersection will […]

Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

  A complaint by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) about East Coweta High School football coach John Small praying with players after a recent game was followed by school system employees receiving guidance clarifying federal law, stating that employees cannot participate in any student-initiated or student-led prayer. The issue began, according to FFRF, […]

Attorney: Girl, 16, reports sexual assault at FCHS, but she gets expelled

Attorney: Girl, 16, reports sexual assault at FCHS, but she gets expelled

A Fayette County School System tribunal in early October resulted in an appeal to the state and pending legal action filed on behalf of a 16-year-old girl whose attorney said she suffered a sexual assault by a 16-year-old male at Fayette County High School and has not received the justice she deserved. Attorney Suri Chadha […]

Fayette County Marching Tigers win grand championship

Fayette County Marching Tigers win grand championship

Competition season for the Fayette County High Marching Tigers is off to a grand start, having been named the Grand Champions of the 11th Annual Valhalla Classic Marching Band Competition. The band was rated the highest out of all bands competing to earn the Grand Championship title. In addition to bringing home the largest prize […]

Whitewater H.S. graduates named top UGA freshman performers

Whitewater H.S. graduates named top UGA freshman performers

Whitewater High School has been named Georgia’s first high school to receive the University of Georgia’s inaugural Director’s Cup, an award acknowledging the high school whose students have the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the completion of their first year at the university. Above, present for the Director’s Cup award presentation were, from […]

Fayette School System’s E-SPLOST wish list adds up to $145 million

Fayette School System’s E-SPLOST wish list adds up to $145 million

So, what projects are included in the proposed continued E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) question on the Nov. 7 ballot that the Fayette County Board of Education on July 24 unanimously approved ? Project categories for the current E-SPLOST include facilities and additions, technology equipment, safety and security equipment, furniture and equipment, transportation […]

Fayette schools team up to help send supplies to hurricane victims

Fayette schools team up to help send supplies to hurricane victims

Students across Fayette County recently helped to provide some relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Students from Peeples Elementary, Braelinn Elementary, Peachtree City Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary partnered with Midwest Food Bank to collect over 800 hygiene kits and baby supplies. Kedron Elementary, who partnered with Pilot Freight Services, also […]