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Tigers on TV

FCHS puts students on camera, behind the scenes by Riley Hicks When Jamey Trask first decided to help coach the Fayette County High School football team, he never imagined it eventually would lead him down a whole new road. What started as putting together highlight tapes for football players helped Trask find a passion for…

McIntosh, Rising Starr choruses selected for state convention

Special to Fayette Newspapers Two local choruses have been selected for a prestigious performance. Both McIntosh High School’s Men’s Chorus and Rising Starr Middle School’s Men’s Chorus are performing at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) annual In-Service Convention, January 25-27, 2018 in Athens, GA. In preparation for their performance, the choruses will present a…

Rising Starr principal shares innovative ideas with Chinese school leaders

Special to Fayette Newspapers “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This was the focus of the 10-day trip to Hangzhou, China that Rising Starr Middle’s Principal Nancy Blair took with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The purpose was to share innovative programs and practices being implemented in…

Field trip opens up opportunities for student journalists

Special to Fayette Newspapers On Feb. 23-25, six members of The Prowler from Starr’s Mill High School will experience sports and feature writing like no other high school newspaper in the southeast. Through the combined efforts of Atlanta Motor Speedway staff, NASCAR, Fayette Newspapers, and The Prowler, the students and adviser Justin Spencer will spend…

Drug Free Fayette, schools hosting opioid abuse town hall

Special to Fayette Newspapers Fayette County leaders will hold a town hall to address the growing concern for opioid abuse on Thursday, Oct. 19. The 6:30 p.m. gathering at the Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville, called “Not Our Town, Not Our Kids: Pain Killers, Heroin and Overdose,” aims to stem the rising tide of addiction. Opioids include…

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