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 […]

Ga. Court of Appeals travels to Whitewater H.S. for session 

Ga. Court of Appeals travels to Whitewater H.S. for session 

It was an opportunity not usually experienced, when more than 500 high school students watched as the Georgia Court of Appeals held its first-ever session at Whitewater High School on Oct. 4. Above, Georgia Appeals Court judges (L-R) Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Carla W. McMillian and Amanda Mercier on Oct. 4 listen to arguments from an […]

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 […]

Fayette officials probe 3 burglaries, 6 cases of automobile break-ins

Fayette officials probe 3 burglaries, 6 cases of automobile break-ins

The period of Oct. 2-6 came with six entering auto incidents and three burglaries throughout Fayette County. Unincorporated Fayette County had three burglaries and four entering autos during that period. Two of the entering auto incidents occurred in Peachtree City. One of those occurred at a Crosstown Court business on Oct. 3 where an unlocked […]

Fayetteville gets first bed and breakfast

Fayetteville gets first bed and breakfast

Visitors to Fayetteville will soon have another option for lodging. The Fayetteville City Council unanimously approved a bed and breakfast for 200 North Jeff Davis Drive.  The circa-1910 home will be converted to a lodging facility that features six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Owner Alfred Dingler is renovating the home and was grateful for the […]

EEOC lawsuit: PTC aviation firm allegedly fired pregnant woman

EEOC lawsuit: PTC aviation firm allegedly fired pregnant woman

Wencor Group alleged to have fired woman over medical restrictions on her work tasks A Peachtree City company has been named in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed Sept. 26 by U.S. EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Wencor Group, LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of aviation parts based in Peachtree City, violated federal law when it […]

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

Fayette school system, county may collaborate on Inman horse park

The Fayette County Commission on Sept. 28 agreed to have county staff approach the Fayette County School System about using a portion of the existing trails behind Inman Elementary School to establish the Fayette County Equestrian Park and Trails. The approval to begin discussion with the school system came on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner […]

Fayetteville invites citizens to attend 4 town hall meetings in October

Fayetteville invites citizens to attend 4 town hall meetings in October

Fayetteville will be holding interactive town hall meetings in October to keep citizens aware of various aspects of life in their city. The meetings will be held on Oct. 9, 10, 12 and 16 at different locations around town. Above, Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson (center) at a town hall meeting in January 2016. At left […]