Fayetteville

Peggy Mays West, 74, of Fayetteville

Peggy Mays West, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014.

She was a 1958 graduate of Russell High School. Read More»

Memorial service for Citizen reporter John Munford Saturday at 1 p.m. in F’ville

John Munford in a file photo.

UPDATED 5:29 p.m. Friday, July 25 — A memorial service is planned for today (Saturday, July 26) at 1 p.m. for John Waller Munford, Jr., 41, a third generation newspaper man and a reporter for The Citizen for 14 years, who passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, July 21, 2014.

Munford was born in Kentucky, where his father and grandfather were owners and publishers of the Union County Advocate in Morganfield. His father died in 1987, and he subsequently moved with his mother and siblings to Peachtree City in 1988.
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F’ville faces budget deadline, eyes quarter-mill tax hike

The July 17 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council should be one for the books. The council is expected to address a litany of issues with the most controversial being the FY 2015 general fund budget.

The proposed FY 2015 general fund budget shows $10.4 million in revenues, with $171,469 of that amount coming from a proposed one-quarter-mill increase. Read More»

Fayetteville budget guidance to staff remains murky

Fayetteville City Council members at a work session. (L-R) Ed Johnson, Mayor Greg Clifton, Scott Stacy, Paul Oddo and Jim Williams. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was supposed to be a budget work session to give Fayetteville financial staff guidance on the FY 2015 budget expected to receive a vote on July 17. But in the end, the July 10 work session of the Fayetteville City Council provided no direction. Two on the council spoke against a proposed millage rate increase while two were in favor of the measure, but there was no consensus on how to continue. That left finance staff with no indication how they might adjust the budget in a way that would pass muster. Read More»

F’ville, county still at a standoff on fire response

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The standoff over fire services between Fayette County and Fayetteville is still heating up. Fayetteville on July 11 said the county agreed to automatic aid in 1997 but the county on July 14 maintains that the agreement was only for mutual aid. Read More»

2 F’ville officials take exception to fire chief interview

Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An interview with Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan Jones by a local television station on the impact of the termination of the automatic aid agreement for fire services by Fayette County was shot down by Mayor Greg Clifton and Councilman Paul Oddo. Asked about his comments on the issue, Oddo said he was supporting the mayor while Clifton said he trusts department heads but viewed that specific interview as a special case that did not need to be aired across metro Atlanta. Read More»

Piedmont-Fayette Hospital affiliates with MD Anderson Cancer Network

‘I don’t think anyone else in the world has this kind of experience’

Piedmont Fayette Hospital has joined Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in becoming Georgia’s only hospitals affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Network.

A physician on the front lines of cancer care is Piedmont Cancer Institute oncologist Jonathan Bender, who commented on how the affiliation with MD Anderson has affected best practices and protocols. Read More»

Nativity will offer Sunday evening service, concert beginning Aug. 3

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 3, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will begin offering a Sunday evening service at 5:30 p.m. each week. The service is designed to appeal to those who are looking for a church home or are wishing to supplement their church experience. Read More»

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville, passed away July 10, 2014.

He served our country in the US Marine Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Carol Nielsen.

He is survived by his wife Tina Nielsen of Fayetteville; daughter Crystal (Jonathan) Booth of Brooks and Brittany (Thomas) Lowery of Fayetteville; grandsons Jacob, Peyton, Aaron and James; 2 sisters; and several nieces & nephews. Read More»

Crowd celebrates Declaration signers

John Sloan, Ted Hackney and the Rev. Jeff Lowe always participate in the county’s Annual Let Freedom Ring. This was their 13th year of honoring our country’s becoming a new nation. The Fayette County Courthouse building was constructed just 49 years after this independence was declared. Photo/Carolyn Cary

 The 13th celebration of Let Freedom Ring took place July 4 on the Old Courthouse lawn and was well attended.

Can you name the three signors for the State of Georgia?

All 50 of the United States celebrated the 238th year of our Independence Day, which is an increase from the original13 states.

The James Waldrop Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted the annual event along with the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, and the Button Gwinnett Society of the American Revolution. Read More»