Fayetteville

Counting car tags at Fayetteville’s Pavilion: 1/3 Clayton, 1/3 Fayette

There is little doubt that the 1.53 million square-foot Fayette Pavilion brings a wealth of shoppers to Fayetteville. But where do those shoppers come from? Based on a June 25 survey by The Citizen, the answer is Fayette, Clayton and Fulton counties with a sprinkling of shoppers from a host of other counties across metro Atlanta and beyond. Read More»

Man uninjured in attack at Tinseltown

A June 25 incident at the Tinseltown Theater at the Fayette Pavilion left a man essentially uninjured after an attack that occurred after he left the theater.

The victim told officers he left the theater at approximately 10 p.m. and was texting on his cell phone while walking to his vehicle, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Debbie Chambers. Read More»

Who’s protecting us from Ga. Power?

[The following letter was sent to Georgia Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise.]

When I called to complain to Georgia Power’s (no) customer service for the unprecedented increase in my electric bill this year versus last year .... I was given this simple answer;

“Everything we do is approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission”.

Well, if that is a fact, please help me understand the following:

1. Since I do not have a choice of electric companies (I know that this is a fact) then why was this outright monopolistic situation approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission? Read More»

Save money, let gifted students skip grades

Currently in Fayette County, students in elementary school who typically do really well on tests and are recommended by a teacher are asked to join the gifted program.

This program challenges students to ability level, but the dollar amount spent per child is higher for gifted students than non-gifted students, due to smaller classes in the gifted program, and teachers are required to obtain extra certifications. Read More»

Fayette County financial disaster is looming

Citizens of Fayette County, if you are proud of this county and enjoy living here and the services provided, it is time to become involved in its future financial stability.

As most of you know we ousted two of the former commissioners in a landslide vote during the last election because the commission was not governing according to the will of the people.

What many of you do not know is that the three remaining commissioners have banded together and continue to make decisions that they support rather than those supported by the citizens. Read More»

A dissenting view of the West Bypass: How about some facts?

I occasionally read The Citizen to catch up on local news. As a result, I am aware of the disagreement within the County Commission regarding the West Bypass.

I do not have an opinion on whether the bypass is good or bad, because, despite the many letters published on the subject, many authors typically turn to personal attacks and insults.

I don’t ever recall reading a rational, respectful, “just the facts ma’am,” pro-and-con description of the issues involved. Read More»

New priest

The Rev. Josh Bowron, standing center. Shown with him are his wife, Brittany, standing left, and the Rev. Rita Henault, right, rector of the church.  In front are the Bowrons’ daughter, Ava, left, and son, Henry, right. Photo/Special.

The Rev. Josh Bowron, standing center, was ordained to the priesthood Saturday, June 18, in a service at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville. Shown with him after the ceremony are his wife, Brittany, standing left, and the Rev. Rita Henault, right, rector of the church. In front are the Bowrons’ daughter, Ava, left, and son, Henry, right. Bowron, formerly a teacher at Counterpane Montessori School in Fayettevile, was sponsored as a candidate for ordination by the Church of the Nativity. He is the new senior assistant to the rector at St. Read More»

Dixieland to host Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Visitors to Dixieland Amusement Park this 4th of July will be treated to an eye popping display of video, lights, sound and fire as Dixieland hosts The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. It is slated to be one of the largest fireworks displays in the state at over 17 minutes long and a shell count into the thousands. In addition to the normal effects guests are used to seeing in a standard fireworks show, Dixieland is going the extra mile to feature special effects such as creamora fireballs, line rockets and four detonation sites though out the park. Read More»

Major General Theodore (Ted) Franklin Mallory III, 68, of Fayetteville

Major General Theodore (Ted) Franklin Mallory III, 68, died at his home on Sunday, June 26, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1942, in Eufaula, Alabama, to the late Theodore and Exie Adams Mallory Jr. He attended Stranahan High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and was graduated in 1960. Read More»

John C. “Mack” Bray, 88, of Fayetteville

John C. “Mack” Bray, age 88, was born in Fayette County on May 29, 1923, the fifth of eight brothers, to Ruby Brown Bray and Burgess Bray.

He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving as a carpenter general in England, France and Germany from January 1943 to December 1945. He continued to work as a carpenter and later as a Fayette County Building Inspector from 1978 until retirement in 1992. He was actively involved with the Fayetteville Masonic Lodge #711 and was elected as Past Master in 1978. Read More»

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