Officials at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. say they've opened a second assembly plant in Newnan and will hire 100 employees to work on a new utility vehicle. The Japanese company also said this week that it has completed transferring all of its ATV production to the Coweta County plant south of Atlanta.
Overlooked North Gwinnett played a near-perfect game in upsetting defending state champion Grayson tonight in Gwinnett County. Colquitt County, meanwhile, won another thriller over a metro Atlanta team, this time Newnan. See our recaps below for these and more.
Brookwood doubled up Central Gwinnett, Centennial won its second in a row, Hughes continued its magical run by beating Newnan, Walton edged rival Wheeler, Westminster blew out Wesleyan and Johns Creek got past Lambert in some of the highlights in tonight's gridiron action. See below for these recaps and more.
The principal of Smokey Road Middle School in Newnan, Laurie Barron, has been named the middle school principal of the year by MetLife and the National Association of Middle School Principals. She was credited with improving what had been rampant discipline problems, high absenteeism and low student achievement at the school.
West Forsyth upended Hillgrove 40-28 after scoring 26 unanswered points in the third quarter. Hillgrove star running back Kenyan Drake was held to 19 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. Drake also had five receptions for 44 yards and two scores as well as a kickoff return for a touchdown..
In an important Region 2-AAAAA clash Brandon Addison preserved the victory for undefeated Stephenson on the game’s final play, as the Jaguars defeated East Coweta 24-17. With East Coweta inside the Stephenson 10-yard line, Addison sacked the Indians' quarterback.
It is never too early to begin keeping tabs on the next batch of dominant players in the state of Georgia. In some cases, the top juniors at various positions are the top players in the state, regardless of class.
Lawyers for a group of charter schools ruled unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court asked the court this afternoon to reconsider the decision. They’re arguing that the decision will force the courts to play too large a role in setting education policy. The legal fight highlights a question being asked about charter schools in the south and across the country: Who should decide where a school can open, and why?
These 10 games feature some of the best matchups in the state this weekend. Georgia commitment Nick Marshall leads Class A No. 2 Wilcox County in a huge game at No. 4 Clinch County. Buford will look to rebound after a rare loss, while Lovett hosts No. 9 Callaway in Class AA. Woodstock and Kell meet in an interesting inter-classification matchup between two ranked teams and Peachtree Ridge travels to Newnan for a top 5 matchup in the state's highest classification.