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Wildcats down Tigers 30-0

On their last home game of the 2014 season, the Whitewater Wildcats (5-3, 1-2) picked up an important Region 5-AAAA win by pitching a 30-0 shutout against the Fayette County Tigers (3-5, 1-2).

Jay Ashley and Christian Wafford, two of the more than 20 seniors honored before the game, scored a pair of touchdowns apiece for Whitewater.

After forcing a punt on the opening drive of the game, the Wildcats drove from their own 24 into the red zone before the Tigers’ defense stiffened and Liam Voigt came out to kick a 36-yard field goal. Read More»

SAT scores on the rise

The scores have been tabulated and all three Coweta County high schools showed gains on their average scores for the college entrance exam (SAT) during the year, while state and national averages decreased slightly during the same period.

Coweta County’s average score on the SAT was 1,496 in 2014, an increase of 21 points over the previous year, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson.

“Coweta County’s average SAT score in 2014 was 51 points above the state of Georgia’s average of 1,445 and one point below the national average of 1,497,” Jackson said. Read More»

Academic growth: Fayette elem. kids mostly average

Academic growth: Fayette elem. kids mostly average

Highest across-the-board growth achievements at Peeples Elem. School Read More»

Fayette soars on SAT scores

While Fayette County students increased their average SAT score for the second consecutive year, blew way past the state average, and outpaced the national average, school officials are thinking of adding an expensive international ranking to the mix that would require more student testing.

“I know there is the sense that we test too much and we would have to deal with that if we decide to do this,” School Superintendent Joseph Barrow told school board members when he introduced the possibility. Read More»

Family fun

Family fun

Braelinn Elementary Family Game Day was a huge success. The weather couldn’t have been better when family members came together to have fun and fundraise. Families competed against each other in eight events from archery to racing giant tricycles.  A majority of the teachers came out to support the students as they participated and played. Even Principal Bell and Principal Munoz warmed up the track in the huge tricycle race. Photo/Submitted.

New facility

New facility

The Starr’s Mill high school cheerleaders helped with the ribbon cutting of the new athletic building at the south Fayette campus last week. Coaches of the team are Mandy Ratliff, Todd Saye, Emily Woodward. Also present at the ribbon cutting were members of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Starr’s Mill principal, Audrey Toney. Photo/Submitted.

Barrow named to Ga. Ebola Response Team

Superintendent Jody Barrow.

Fayette County School Superintendent and Ga. School Superintendent’s Association President Jody Barrow has been named by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Ga. Ebola Response Team which was created by executive order on Oct. 20.

According to Deal spokesperson Sasha Dlugolenski, the Ga. Ebola Response Team will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia. Read More»

Tigers fall 35-7 at Woodward

The Fayette County Tigers (3-4, 1-1) fell behind on the game’s first play and trailed by 29 points before getting their first score in the second half of a 35-7 loss at Woodward Academy. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers win Thurs. games

While the New England Patriots and New York Jets were getting it on several hundred miles to the northeast, a couple of local teams put on their own version Read More»

Ground broken for GMC campus in F'ville

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015.

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