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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»

Wednesday funeral planned for Chick-fil-A’s Cathy, 93

S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A who called the southside home, died early Monday morning at the age of 93. Read More»

Roundabout is set for Lower Fayetteville Road

The Newnan Centre will soon have a new entrance on Lower Fayetteville Road. The installation of a roundabout is underway just west of the current entrance shared with the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Slow traffic conditions along portions of Lower Fayetteville Road have existed for years. But a portion of the back-ups in the area of the Centre for Performing and Visual and Arts and the Newnan Centre will be mitigated with the construction of a roundabout west of the current entrance.

Situated immediately to the west of the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, the Newnan Centre that opened last year will have its own entrance once the roundabout project is completed. 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»

Split vote OKs 100 housing starts on MacDuff

The Peachtree City Council on a 3-2 vote agreed to up to 100 certificates of occupancy prior to the completion of MacDuff Parkway. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 agreed by a 3-2 vote to allow Kolter Homes no more than 100 certificates of occupancy Read More»

PTC's $30 million budget passes by a unanimous count

After a lengthy discussion on budget revisions initiated by Councilman Eric Imker on Aug. 21, the Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 unanimously adopted the revised $30.7 million general fund budget with little discussion. Read More»

Canongate gets new owner

Sequoia Golf, owner of the Canongate Golf Clubs, has sold its stock and assets to ClubCorp for $265 million. Sequoia CEO Joe Guerra said ClubCorp plans upgrades to the Sequoia facilities.

Sequoia’s holdings include the Canongate properties in Fayette and Coweta counties and owns or operates more than 50 private clubs, semi-private clubs and golf resort facilities located across the U.S.

ClubCorp is a publicly traded company and a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs as well as business, sports and alumni clubs in North America, according to a press release. Read More»

Legion is honored

Legion is honored

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (at podium) announced Sept. 4 that Sept. 16 be recognized as American Legion Day in Peachtree City. Pictured from left are Joe Bowler, Post 105; Jim Ryan, Post 50; Jose Cuevas, Post 50; Jeff Yeater, Post 105; Charles Austin, Post 50; Arnie Geiger, Post 50; Mike Bosma, Post 50; and Brian Chustz, Post 50. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Meet winners

Meet winners

The Landmark middle school boys cross-country team took first place at the Battle of Atlanta at Nash Farm in Henry County. Colton Wooster was the individual winner with a time of 10:33. Other team members include Andy Bonner, David Foreman, Andrew Goodwin, Jacob McCann, John Nygren, Nathan Orr, Ryan Redick, Jake Stubbs, Gavin Thompson, Zachary Truitt and Noah Wilson. Photo/Submitted.

Fayette schools’ enrollment down to 2002 level

Fayette County public schools saw a small overall decrease in the number of students who began the 2014-2015 school year in early August. With a net decrease of 120 students, elementary and middle schools lost students while the county’s high schools saw an increase in enrollment.

Enrollment numbers from the end of the 2013-2014 school year in May showed Fayette’s public schools with 20,243 students. Figures complied by the school system effective Aug. 22 showed 20,123 students, a decrease of 120 students.
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