Fayette’s Class of 2017: 1,593 set to graduate this Friday

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.

Fayette’s Class of 2017: 1,593 set to graduate this Friday

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 […]

BoE budget to break $200 million?

Preliminary budget nearly $204 million, $41.7 million more than 4 years ago; includes $10 million more in pay and benefits for FY18

BoE budget to break $200 million?

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 […]

Readers have their say on tax assessments

Readers have their say on tax assessments

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 […]

26-home rezoning runs into Fayetteville opposition

Richard Ferry pled his case before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday night.

26-home rezoning runs into Fayetteville opposition

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.) […]

County ponders path expansion

County ponders path expansion

  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, […]

School lockdown leads to Griffin burglary suspect

School lockdown leads to Griffin burglary suspect

  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 […]

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