OLM prevails 42-35 over Lumpkin Co.

The Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats jumped out to a 19-point lead only to see the Lumpkin County Indians tie the game in the fourth quarter before the home team got a late score for a 42-35 win.

Lawrence Tillman put OLM on the scoreboard less than 30 seconds into the game with a 76-yard touchdown run. A few minutes later Jameson Vest threw a short pass to Jordan Thomas that turned into a 70-yard scoring play and a 12-0 lead. Read More»

University names a resident for director

University names a resident for director

The University of West Georgia announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Heaberlin as senior director and chief administrative officer of Off-Campus Programs.

Based at the UWG Newnan center, Heaberlin will be responsible for spearheading the growth and success of UWG Newnan as it moves to its historic downtown location in 2015. He will also be responsible for UWG’s Douglasville sites and other off-campus locations. Read More»

How many Fayette grads are college-ready?

Graphic provided by ACT and available through the Fayette School System’s website.

ACT results say fewer than 4 in 10 students meet all 4 benchmarks
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The Campus gets in on the icy fundraiser

Logan Phillips drenches Dylan Higgins with ice water during The Campus’ recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraiser. Photo/Submitted.

The Campus, a private school in Peachtree City, recently hosted an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraiser and raised $400 for the cause.

Students were invited throughout their school week to pre-purchase buckets of ice water for $10 a piece and designate an instructor or administrator to receive their icy wrath.

On Sept. 4, students from elementary, middle and high school took to our field to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

In total, 17 instructors/administrators were good sports and participated in the challenge, receiving a cumulative total of 40 drenchings. Read More»

Panthers hold on for 35-33 win at Dutchtown

The Starr’s Mill Panthers endured a 90-minute weather delay and an offensive shootout on the road against Dutchtown, but they hung on for a 35-33 win and their first victory of the season.

The game went down to the wire, with the Panthers’ special teams play coming up huge at the end just before midnight. A field goal attempt that would have won the game for the Bulldogs was blocked with five seconds left. Read More»

Two Coweta high schools named to a prestigious list

Two of Coweta County’s high schools placed in the top 10 percent of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” in a report by the Washington Post.

East Coweta and Northgate high schools were among 2,149 public and private high schools nationwide to make the list, placing them in the top 10 percent of the 22,000 high schools surveyed, said Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Golf carts to Starr’s Mill complex?

Parents and students in the Starr’s Mill school complex are another step closer to the day they will be able to cruise in on golf carts from nearby Peachtree City cart paths.

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Judge talks about public safety

Judge Jason B. Thompson (shown far left) poses with students enrolled in Whitewater High’s first course on public safety. Photo/Submitted.

A course on Public Safety and the Law, part of a Career/Tech pathway, is being offered at Whitewater High for the first time this year.

Fayette County State Court Judge Jason B. Thompson addressed the class shortly after the start of the school year. He spoke about the training and education needed to become a judge, as well as the different types of courts and their functions in Fayette County.

Judge Thompson applauded the idea of having a high school course on Public Safety and the Law, and offered his help where needed. Read More»

Students take top math honors at boot camp

Andy Huynh of Flat Rock Middle won the eighth grade competition at the Morehouse Math Boot Camp. Photo/Submitted.

After a grueling competition of solving math problems from pre-algebra to calculus, students from Flat Rock Middle and Sandy Creek High took home five top place trophies at the third annual Morehouse Math Boot Camp.

Taylor Howell, a senior at Sandy Creek, is the competition’s overall winner.

Phaidra Buchanan, a 10th grader at Sandy Creek, won the overall award in both the eighth and ninth grade competitions. She has also won overall awards in the competition for the last two years. Read More»

Patriots steamroll through Hampton 49-6

It was the first home game in the history of the new Hampton High School in Henry County, and the Sandy Creek Patriots made it a blowout of historic proportions.

With five touchdowns in the game’s first 13 minutes, the Patriots cruised to a 49-6 win over the outmanned Hampton Hornets to improve to 3-0 on the season and extend their regular-season unbeaten streak to 52 games.

Playing a regular AAAA schedule in the school’s first year of operation and without a senior class, the Hornets dressed out 21 players for the game. Read More»

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