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.
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 […]
Preliminary budget nearly $204 million, $41.7 million more than 4 years ago; includes $10 million more in pay and benefits for FY18
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 […]
Last week we asked our readers to email their responses to property tax assessments recently mailed in Fayette County. Below are emails we’ve received since then, closing in on three dozen so far. One thing to keep in perspective: Property owners who received little to no increases probably would not object, whereas those who got […]
The Fayette County Public Works Department held an open house on May 22 to familiarize residents with plans for the East Fayetteville Bypass. The open house showed preliminary plans for the only the north leg of the bypass. The East Fayetteville Bypass is a group of transportation projects that provides a new road between County […]
Richard Ferry pled his case before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday night.
Before the Fayetteville City Council meeting started Thursday, the lone zoning item on the agenda received a new twist. Jeff Landrum wanted to build the 26 detached homes on six acres of land at 740 East Ga. Highway 54. The land is currently zoned R-22 and Landrum wants the property rezoned to R-THC (Residential Townhouse-condominimum.) […]
It has been nearly a year since the work began on the new interchange at Interstate 85 and Poplar Road began. The work continues, with the opening expected in early 2019. Twenty years in the making, the Ga. Dept. of Transportation in July 2012 approved the concept plan for the full-diamond interchange at Poplar […]
A 15-year-old Sandy Creek High School student was arrested May 19 for stealing a teacher’s vehicle during school hours on May 17. Sheriff Barry Babb said the 15-year-old male juvenile, a student at Sandy Creek High School, was charged with theft by taking a motor vehicle. Babb said the juvenile stole a teacher’s car […]
Members of the Sandy Creek High School football team recently volunteered for work duties at ClearWater Academy. Photo/Submitted.
The Fayette County Commission on May 11 unanimously approved the hire of an engineering company to identify needs and priorities for the Fayette County Master Path Plan (MPP). The scope for the MPP focuses is on transportation issues associated with pedestrians, bicycles, and golf carts. In addition to identification of project needs and prioritization, […]
Peachtree City Elementary School was put on temporary lockdown May 17 until officers located the Griffin man who had been seen inside the school fence after being asked to leave the property. Kenneth B. Sampler, 22, was charged with loitering and resisting an officer, according to Fayette County Jail records. Sampler had outstanding warrants […]