Fayette County

Expo to be extra extraordinary this year

Sell out of exhibitor booths and record attendance expected

One of the most important annual events in Fayette County is about to explode on the scene—the 20th annual Fayette Chamber of Commerce Community Expo!

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 3-7 p.m., all Fayette County roads lead to 551 New Hope Road and New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. If you’ve ever been to the Expo, you know the excitement it generates and instant value it brings to any visitor, not counting all the fun and friendly greeting from many folks you’ll know. But this year, the Fayette Chamber has gone all out to make Expo smack dab full of something for everyone. Read More»

The Shoulderbone Creek Orchestra at this week's Lunch on the Lawn

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to host another wonderful opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy the beautiful weather and music on the Old Courthouse lawn in Historic Downtown Fayetteville.

Lunch on the Lawn will again take place from 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event. PiesOn Pizza will be selling pizza lunch combos for $5, and Rita’s Italian Ice will be offering cool dessert treats, but people can also bring their own lunch to the gathering. Read More»

33rd annual Shakerag Festival set for Sept. 18 and 19

It’s time for the 33rd annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department will host the festival Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, and will be held at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. The hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking is free.

“This is one of the biggest shows yet,” said Ashley Alonso, event coordinator. With 120 vendors, many of them being new this year, you will definitely want to mark your calendar. Read More»

Bells Across America next Friday

The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public to join in the Bells Across America Celebration on September 17 at noon as the United States celebrates the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution.  

The bell ringing will be held on the Fayetteville Square next to the flagpole at the Old County Courthouse
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The Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will provide a musket salute in honor of this historical event.
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Brooks Elementary hosts Zumba event to raise money for Relay for Life

Fayette County licensed-Zumba Instructor, Kareen Underwood, has organized a super-event tying in two personal things that mean the world to her: her love for Zumba and for helping others. Read More»

Blood drive Thursday in honor of Fayette public defender

As Fayette County Chief Public Defender Joe Saia continues to recover from a heart attack and the resulting multiple surgeries, the Fayette County legal community is responding with a blood drive in his honor at the Fayette County Courthouse Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saia was on vacation at a family reunion on June 16 in North Carolina when he first fell ill and he has since had numerous surgeries as he battles his way back in recovery. Read More»

Prayer services in F’ville Sept. 11 and 18

The events of Sept. 11, 2001 will not soon perish from the minds and hearts of Americans. Aside from a national tragedy, the day has also become a time of prayer. And within that framework there will be two prayer services held in Fayetteville that day, one at noon at the old courthouse and the other at the Villages Amphitheater beginning at 5 p.m. Read More»

Good to be a cat

Wins for local teams with feline mascots

Fayette County shut out Union Grove 16-0, while Our Lady of Mercy beat Glascock County 52-22, Starr's Mill defeated Woodland, Henry 21-7 and Whitewater beat Ola 42-11. McIntosh lost 40-0 to Stockbridge, while Northgate lost to Jones County 31-28.

East Coweta beat Pebblebrook 13-5.

For more on these games, see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1039. There will be updates to the story this weekend as stats roll in.

Pendleton to head CAP cadet leadership

Aaron Pendleton, L, and Daniel Schulz talk informally following change of command ceremonies at the Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol Squadron. The Falcon Field Civil Air Patrol Squadron meets every Thursday night at Union Methodist Church in Peachtree City at 7 p.m. For more on the change of cadet leadership, see the story on Page A3. Photo/Special.

Falcon Field Civil Air Patrol Squadron held a change of cadet leadership ceremony on Thursday evening, August 19, at Union Methodist Church, Peachtree City, where the CAP unit meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. The incoming Cadet Commander, 17 year-old Cadet/Maj. Aaron Pendleton of Brooks who is home schooled, received the unit flag from Lt. Col Greg Clasen, Squadron Commander. In the same ceremony, 17 year-old Cadet/1st Lt. Daniel Schulz of Peachtree City, a senior at McIntosh High School, was named Cadet Deputy Commander. Read More»

Imker's eye on SPLOST pie

PTC council to ask county for more funding

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker is hoping to pry more transportation funds from the Fayette County Commission’s share of the county’s now-expired five year sales tax proceeds. Read More»