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Fayette schools to stay closed tomorrow (Thursday)

Leaders have decided to keep Fayette County's public school system closed tomorrow (Thursday) as the county still suffers from a number of icy and slick spots on county roads and state highways.

The announcement was posted via the school system's Facebook page.

Weather wise the temperature has yet to come close to breaking the freezing mark today.

Coweta fetes nominees for Governor's Honors Program

This year’s Coweta County Governor’s Honors Program nominees were honored at a Jan. 16 breakfast at the Central Educational Center.

The Coweta County School System’s 47 sophomores and juniors nominated for 2014 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program attended a Jan. 16 breakfast at the Central Educational Center and were recognized as being the county’s most talented and top-performing high school students.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said the nominees and their parents were honored by the principals of Coweta’s three high schools and the Central Educational Center along with school system and community dignitaries. Read More»

Caylor wins Coweta spelling bee, now a 2-time champ

The final three competitors out of 25 in the Jan. 9 Coweta County Spelling Bee are honored above by the bee’s organizers and sponsor. Pictured, from left, are Coweta County curriculum directors Therese Reddekopp and Karen Barker, along with 3rd place winner Tevyn Fudge (Arnall Middle School), 1st place winner Natalie Caylor (Madras Middle School), 2nd place winner Dynahsty James (Lee Middle School) and Garnett Reynolds of BB&T Bank of Newnan, which sponsored this year’s bee. Photo/Special.

Madras Middle School student Natalie Caylor last week became a two-time top speller in Coweta County when she won Coweta County’s 2014 district-wide spelling bee held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Read More»

Sims enjoys her last 'homecoming'

Stetson senior forward Sasha Sims drives on Mercer's Sharnea Boykin during Stetson's 72-60 win Jan. 16 at Hawkins Arena in Macon. Sims, a Fayetteville native, is the leading candidate for the Atlantic Sun Conference's Player of the Year. Photo/Special.

It should come as no surprise that Sasha Sims’ favorite places to play college basketball have been in Georgia.

A former standout for the Fayette County Tigers, the six-foot forward is a senior at Florida’s Stetson University. Averaging nearly 18 points a game this season, she is a leading candidate for Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year. Read More»

PTC’s McIntosh High School to receive a facelift

Artist’s rendering of new front for McIntosh High School. Graphic provided by the Fayette County School System.

As a project it will not be large. But the improvement to McIntosh High School approved Monday night by the Fayette County Board of Education will be something that will make a difference for students and for the look of a portion of the school’s exterior.

As it stands today, the main entrance positioned on the south side of the school is the location of administrative offices on the ground floor. The approved project will have an enclosed walkway installed above the administrative area which will link the existing two-story classroom buildings. Read More»

Fayette players see NFL action in 2013

Brandon Boykin made what was arguably the play of the year for the Philadelphia Eagles and put himself near the top statistically in the NFL as a result.

His last-minute interception in the nationally-televised Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys Dec. 29 sealed the Eagles’ win and the NFC East title.

It also was his sixth interception of the season, tying him with two other players for second in the league behind Richard Sherman of Seattle, who had eight. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta schools closed Mon. and Tues.

Fayette, Coweta schools closed Mon. and Tues.

Fayette County public schools and Coweta County public schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday as extremely cold weather, and perhaps icy precipitation, are predicted for the next two days.

Extracurricular activities have also been shut down for Monday and Tuesday in addition to classes.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are predicting some potentially frozen precipitation, although not snow, overnight. That could lead to black ice on the roads as well, officials said.

Coweta teacher blends history with a cause: to help a student

Welch Elementary School music teacher Melissa King worked overtime to present the first Native American powwow ever held in Coweta County. The educational fundraiser held in November at the fairgrounds in Coweta was attended by nearly 800 people. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Welch Elementary School music teacher Melissa King, the inspiration to orchestrate Coweta County’s first Native American powwow came from her love of acknowledging America’s history and the desire to help a Native American girl in need. She pulled the large event off in record time and gave Coweta County residents in late November a glance of American history. Read More»

Kedron carolers bring holiday cheer to governor

Kedron carolers bring holiday cheer to governor

Chorus students from Kedron Elementary performed at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion Dec. 19. Joined on the trip by parents and volunteers, the chorus is directed by Sarah Lumpkin. Photo/Special.

‘New’ school gets a new sign

‘New’ school gets a new sign

The sign for the new Fayetteville Elementary School went up recently and a group of students were joined by administrators in showing it off. The school was renamed when Fayetteville Intermediate School and Hood Avenue Primary were combined at the beginning of the school year. Pictured, from left, are Principal Kim Herron, McKenzie Floyd, Samantha Williams, George Williams, Jacob Hartley, Zelia Houston, Alex Houston, Michael Sattinger and Assistant Principal Lisa Howe. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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