Schools

’Suspicious person’ call leads to lockdown at Spring Hill Elem.

Math vendor redirected to county office, school sweep completed as precaution   An unidentified man on campus and an abundance of caution led to an after-school lockdown of Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville Monday afternoon. According to Captain Chad Myers with the Fayetteville Police Department, it started with a man knocking on a side door…

Fayette edges Bainbridge to advance to Elite Eight

Fayette sophomore center Naomi Franco admitted that she was a little tired after playing nearly the entire game against Bainbridge High School. However, she wasn’t going to let fatigue stop her from making an impact in the state playoffs. Franco finished with 12 points and was dominant in the interior for the Lady Tigers. She…

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…

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