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Common Core tests v. 2.0 arrive in Fayette

Stock photo.

Two familiar mainstay tests used by Georgia schools are about to pass into history. The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) and the End of Course Tests (EOCT) will be replaced next school year with the Georgia Milestones Assessment System, also aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.

Ga. Dept. of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said school systems across the state will implement the new Georgia Milestones testing system during the 2014-2015 academic year. The new system will replace both the CRCT and EOCT. Read More»

Kroger 'drop-in' burglar in custody

Kroger 'drop-in' burglar in custody

Suspect turns self in after photos published

Security camera photos published by the news media have led to the capture of a young Fayetteville man accused of sneaking into the pharmacy at the south Kroger in Fayetteville on June 8, police said.

Justin Blake Moody, 21, was arrested at noon today and is charged with one count of burglary, and police said he was “encouraged by family members to surrender” after his photo was published in the news Tuesday.
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A new spin on an old favorite

A new spin on an old favorite

The talents of the third grade class at St. Paul Lutheran School were showcased at their production of “Charlotte’s Web “after completing a study of the book by E.B. White. St. Paul Lutheran School is a Christian school in Peachtree City serving children ages one through grade eight and their families. For more information about the school, please call 770-486-3545 or visit their website at stpaulptc.org. Photo/Special.

Scholarship winners

Scholarship winners

The Peachtree City Optimist Club awarded scholarships to two high school seniors. Pictured are from left to right, Sierra Williams of McIntosh High School, Jack Finn, Optimist Scholarship Chairman,and Michael Johnson of Whitewater High School. Each of them was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Photo/Special.

Fayette County arrests report – May 27–June 2

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, May 27 - Monday, June 2

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Megale J. Chadwick, born in 1992, of Tomochichi Road, Griffin, for probation/parole violation.

Jamal K. Copeland, born in 1989, of Clemons Road, Warm Springs, for wanted person. Read More»

Fischer Crossing picks up steam with new deal

File photo of the movie theater at Fischer Crossing. The proposed development would be located north of the theater.

There may finally be some progress with the large Fischer Crossing retail development on the northeast quadrant of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — May 20 – 26

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, May 20 - Monday, May 26

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Teresa R. Campbell, born in 1969, of Morton Court, Jonesboro, for revoked or suspended license.

Ronald A. Carter, born in 1974, of Village Trace, Union City, for wanted person. Read More»

Fayette plans to speed up Lake Peachtree dredging

With spillway fix unsure, Fayette Co. wants to dredge lake while lake level is low

The mostly dry bed of Lake Peachtree may be unsightly, but Fayette County officials see an opportunity among the mud puddles and weeds. Read More»

Kids warned: Stay off Lake Mac dam

Walkway onto Lake McIntosh dam in Peachtree City. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

County: Youngsters scaled fence to leap into the water

Fayette County officials are warning parents to keep their curious and adventurous youngsters outside the secured gated areas of the dam and spillway at Lake McIntosh and Lake Horton.

Last week, several young girls were found inside the secured area at Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City, having scaled a fence to get in. They were jumping into the water from the top of the steel structure that spans the bridge, officials said. Read More»

Hollywood Trucks drives into Pinewood partnership

Some of the dozens of trucks operated by Hollywood Trucks for the entertainment industry. This photo is from the company’s website.

The number of vendor companies supporting Fayetteville’s new movie and television industry continues to increase. Among the new arrivals is Louisiana-based Hollywood Trucks, with CEO Andre Champagne announcing May 20 that the company had signed a five-year deal to provide production vehicles to Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

“The Hollywood Trucks team is excited and honored to partner with Pinewood Atlanta Studios, a member of the distinguished Pinewood family. Together we can support filmmaking at the very highest level,” said Champagne in a company press release. Read More»

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