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Lady Panthers win state tennis title

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers singles players (from left, Erin Egoroff, Rachael Williams and Caroline Kelly) kiss the trophy after the team won the AAAAA state tennis championship. Photo/Special.

After coming up one match short a year ago, the Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers took home the AAAAA state tennis championship Saturday by defeating Cambridge 3-1 in the finals at the Clayton County Tennis Center in Jonesboro.

The Lady Panthers defeated Cambridge in last year’s state semifinals before losing 3-2 to Lakeside-Evans in the championship. They avenged that loss by beating Lakeside-Evans in the quarterfinals a week ago. Read More»

Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Students at Peachtree City Elementary got an up-close look at where milk comes from recently, thanks to a mobile classroom operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk. The students were shown the modern-day equivalent of how dairy cows are milked. Instructor Nicole Karstedt, joining Molly the cow and Principal Kristen Berryman, also demonstrated how cows used to be milked by hand. Photo/Special.

5th grade Fayette math champs

5th grade Fayette math champs

The 5th grade math team from Peachtree City Elementary School won the county championship recently. Pictured front row from left are Marley Burrows, Chandler Ernst and Leo Park. Back row from left are teacher April Mobley and school principal Kristin Berryman. Photo/Special.

Inman students get a first hand look at gardening from local experts close to home

Enrichment teacher Charlie Harper’s third grade students stand proudly in their raised garden bed. Pictured (L-R) Ella Byers, Sarah Daniel, Riley Coile, Ayden Berks, Ava Sivertsen, David Brown, Hannah Stai, Sarah Nell Harp, Cassidy Scoggins, Emily Wagner, Evan Bailey, Paul Wallace, and T.J. Hartley. Photo/Special.

Gardening is more than planting seeds in soil; knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is needed to make a garden grow, as some students at Inman Elementary have learned. Read More»

Starr’s Mill economics team wins state again

Starr’s Mill economics team wins state again

The Economics Challenge team at Starr’s Mill High pulled out a close victory against Gwinnett County’s Parkview High School, defending their state championship title for the third consecutive year.

The team of Nicholas Britt, Austin O’Farrell, Logan Sidall and Lisa Tan clinched the championship with the correct answer on the last question at the state finals. Social studies teacher Mark DeCourcy is the team’s coach. Read More»

5 local teams in soccer state semis

Soccer fans at three Fayette schools have gotten chance this year to cheer their squads in the GHSA state semifinals in two classifications, and one bracket still has a chance to see an all-Fayette final.

The top three girls teams from Region 4-AAAAA (Starr’s Mill, Northgate and McIntosh) have earned semifinal spots, and they take the field this week to see who will play this weekend for the state championship. Read More»

Patel named Coweta teacher of the year

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel on May 1 was named the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year by Coweta school board member Harry Mullins, at left. Patel was chosen from among three finalists and 31 fellow school Teachers of the Year for the honor. The 31 TOTYs were honored by school board members and the Newnan Pilot Club at the May 1 program. Photo/Special.

Ruth Hill Elementary School 5th grade teacher Ami Patel was chosen from among Coweta County’s 31 Teacher of the Year winners and three finalists as the 2014 Coweta County Teacher of the Year. The award ceremony was held May 1 at the school system’s Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.

Patel was introduced by Ruth Hill Principal Aaron Corley, who described Patel as an extraordinary teacher for her “ability to see students not just for who they are, but for who they can become.” He said that he would be “proud to have (Patel) as my own child’s teacher.” Read More»

Univ. of West Georgia breaks fundraising mark with $6.7M

In 2013, the University of West Georgia raised a record $6.7 million through the generous support of alumni, faculty, staff, private foundations, the business community and friends of the university. UWG receives this record-breaking amount as it looks toward a comprehensive campaign, the first in its history. Read More»

Old Fayette rivals to meet on football field again in August

The county’s two oldest high schools will square off on the gridiron the first weekend of the 2014 season, and seven other games during the fall will feature two local teams facing each other. Read More»

All-Region soccer teams are announced

Eight of the 16 players on the Region 4-AAAAA girls soccer All-Region team for this season are from two Fayette schools.

Five players from Starr’s Mill made the team: Paige Betsill, Molly Moroney, Dylan Patterson, Carly Pressgrove and Lauren Yoss.

They were joined by three members of the McIntosh squad: Amy Brewer, Taylor Dowse and Cecily Hartman.

Northgate also had three players: Lily Barron, Ashley Keller and Hayli Verbanic. Two each from Ola and Union Grove, along with one player from Forest Park, rounded out the list. Read More»

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