Fayetteville

Misquoted on Common Core

I appreciate The Citizen reporting on the Republican candidate forum for the open Board of Education seat in District 4 on April 14. However, I would like to clarify my position on Common Core standards, which I believe was misstated by The Citizen.

You reported that I “said perhaps Common Core fits the academic bill. ...” To be clear, that is not what I said, nor did I speak directly to the quality of the Common Core standards. Read More»

Learnard’s attacks tarnish Fayette, PTC

It amazes me why Councilwoman Kim Learnard of Peachtree City continues to pick fights with other politicians. She seems to have her claws out for Steve Brown now. It was this same councilwoman who continuously skirmished with former Mayor Don Haddix, wasn’t it? Read More»

Terry Lee Christiansen, 75, of Fayetteville

Terry Lee Christiansen, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away May 2, 2014.

Mr. Christiansen worked for 45 years at Georgia Pacific Corporation.

He was preceded in death by his parents Terence & Geneva Christiansen. Read More»

Elsie Florence Dawkins

On April 30, 2014, Elsie Florence Dawkins passed into eternal rest.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Dawkins Jr.

She is survived by her four children, Allyson Florence Dawkins and husband, Dr. Jan Van den Hende of San Antonio, Texas, Elmer Carl Dawkins and wife, Candace of McDonough, Ga., John Henry Dawkins III and wife, Beth of Peachtree City, Ga.; and Amy Ruby Bird and husband, Mark of Sharpsburg, Ga. Read More»

Fayetteville’s firefighters already make medical calls

Fayetteville firefighter/paramedic Josh Collins is pictured with the emergency medical equipment carried on the city’s fire trucks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council by a 3-2 vote on April 23 turned down a proposal to consolidate the city’s fire services with Fayette County. Since most calls involve issues other than fire response, Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan Jones was asked about the department’s past response to issues such as medical calls and whether the council’s decision last week will cause any changes to that response. Jones said the city’s response today is the same as it has been since the late 1980s. Read More»

Crowd united, F’ville Council split 3-2 against fire merger

The Fayetteville City Council on April 23 voted 3-2 against consolidating the city’s fire department with Fayette County fire services. Pictured from left are Councilman Mickey Edwards, Councilman Ed Johnson Councilman Paul Oddo, Mayor Greg Clifton, Councilman Jim Williams and Councilman Scott Stacy. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a split 3-to-2 City Council vote to keep Fayetteville’s Fire Department just the way it is, but there was no such split in the sometimes rowdy crowd that gathered in support of their city firefighters.

Nearly all the 250 people attending the four-hour meeting April 23 were opposed to consolidating the city service with the Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services, and some were extremely vocal in their opposition. Read More»

Civitan yard sale starts Friday

The Fayette County Civitan Club’s yard sale opens Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3 on the now vacant Melear’s Barbecue Restaurant site in Fayetteville, club president, Alan Jones announced this week.

The site — not the building — at 420 S. Glynn St. (Ga. Highway 85), will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, said Jones.

Sales proceeds of donated items will be used to benefit charities of local impact. For further details, says Jones, see the club’s advertisement elsewhere in this newspaper. Read More»

Holocaust Remembrance Day is Thursday at Fayette Library

The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to attend a free Holocaust Remembrance Day program Thursday at 7 p.m. Mariella Crea will tell her mother’s powerful story of courage and resistance in France during World War II.

Jacqueline Garascia was a young girl living in German-occupied France when the government began arresting Jews and sending them to concentration camps in 1942. She was only 12 years old when she began taking an active role in her family’s efforts to help Jews to escape their captors, hide for a time, and eventually make it across the border to Switzerland. Read More»

Gospel on the Green is Saturday

The Fayette County High School Band Boosters are proud to present the second annual Gospel on the Green concert at the Southern Ground Amphitheatre May 3 at 6 p.m. Performers include Stellar Award winner Micah Stampley and local artists Daphney Hilton, Vincent Lott, Lydia Simonds, God’s Gurls, and more.

Proceeds from the concert will assist with the purchase of instruments, music, equipment, and uniforms for the Fayette County High School Band program. The FCHS band is the largest student organization at the school and is considered one of the premier band programs in the region. Read More»

Fayette Presbyterian’s Spring Fling set for May 10

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its 8th Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free community event. It will be held across from the historic Fayette County Courthouse at the Gazebo and Fountain in Fayetteville.

The event will feature live bands, carnival games, inflatables, rides, and a Mother’s Day Bake Sale. A variety of foods, drinks, snow cones and more will be available from participating local restaurants.

Donations of non-perishable food items for the Fayette Samaritan’s Food Pantry will be accepted.