Daily Archives: October 5, 2014

McIntosh Principal continues tradition of excellence

McIntosh High School Principal Lisa Fine calls herself “a second-career educator,” but by all appearances she was born to be an administrator. Fine’s passion for excellence makes her a fitting leader of the high school that consistently leads Fayette County in academics, ranks tops in the state in testing and even garners national attention from…

Schools likely to get 1-year waiver for growth scores, teacher evaluations

The state of Georgia will seek a one year waiver to avoid “the high-stakes consequences related to the use of student growth measures in new teacher and leader evaluation systems,” State Stuperindent Dr. John Barge announced Wednesday. The new Georgia Milestones Assessments have spawned plenty of discussion and debate within the massive debate over Common…

Humane Society urges new approach to stray cats

The Fayette County Humane Society is hoping to influence the Fayette County Commission to adopt policies that favor a TNR (“trap-neuter-release”) approach to dealing with stray and feral cats over euthanizing. Kimberly Davis told Fayette Newspapers that TNR presents a “lower cost and more humane option than euthanizing cats.” “Many people in the public are…

Local businessman brokers agricultural exchange with Republic of Guinea

Four years ago, the Republic of Guinea, a geographically small country on the west coast of Africa, elected Alpha Condé during the former French colony’s first democratic election since receiving its independence in 1958. Tomorrow, President Condé will meet with Fayetteville resident Mason Brown, principal of Atlanta-based S. Benjamin Enterprises, a private wealth management consulting…

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