Fayette County

The Fred’s Nancy Price gets added job, new title

Nancy Price, current manager of the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, is the new executive director of the Peachtree City Tourism Association, city officials announced late Friday afternoon after The Citizen’s Peachtree City edition press time. Read More»

Bost throws his support to Brown against Smith for County Commission Post 4

Two candidates running against incumbent Fayette County Commission Chairman Jack Smith have decided to combine their efforts to defeat Smith with one dropping out of the race. Read More»

Disco fever hits 'The Fred'

The Village People

Gloria Gaynor and The Village People perform May 15

Celebrating over 30 years as the world’s disco icons, the artist who recorded the number one disco anthem of all time, Gloria Gaynor performing along with those one-of-a-kind group of guys who helped define a pop era, the Village People will kick off the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta summer concert series on May 15 at The Fred. Read More»

PTC delays vote on vacant house rules pending changes to fees, time limits

A vacant home registration ordinance is coming to Peachtree City, according to discussions among City Council members Thursday night. But questions about fees and time limits postponed a final vote until at least the May 20 meeting. Read More»

Fayette BOE have their say in verbal brawl

As Superintendant John DeCotis (L) holds his head, board member Janet Smola (to the right of DeCotis) engages in a heated political exchange with board member Bob Todd (2nd from right, with his hand behind his head). Smola and Chairman Terry Smith (3rd from left) attacked Todd during the Fayette County Board of Education meeting May 4. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Schoolyard brawls usually attract a lot of attention. That would have been the case at the May 4 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education, except that the meeting was sparsely attended, as usual, and Read More»

Newnan resident receives Legion of Merit Award

Col. Steven Charles (L) receives the Legion of Merit award in a May 1 ceremony in Birmingham. The award was presented by Brig. Gen. David W. Puster.

Colonel Steven Charles had a long military career, serving in the Navy, the Air Force and the Air Force Reserve. Over the course of 30 years, Charles served two cruises abouard the USS Constellation, had 212 carrier landings (89 of them at night) graduated from navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and served as an instructor in both the F-111 Aardvark and the F-117 Stealth Fighter. It was for his six years of service as program manager for the 87th Air Force Element and Air Director of Joint Operations with the U.S. Read More»

Millions in cuts facing Fayette BOE

There is just no telling what the Fayette County Board of Education might come up with in terms of a budget for FY 2011 that begins July 1. But based on the current financial outlook and recommendations from Superintendent John DeCotis that budget, when tentatively approved by the board in mid-June, will have to... Read More»

Students selected to Governor's Honors

A total of 23 students from Fayette’s five high schools are finalists for the 2010 Governor’s Honors Program. The six-week summer study program in Valdosta provides intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Gail Sharpton-Sagon, 67, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Betty Gail Sharpton-Sagon, 67, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 4, 2010.

Mrs. Sagon was preceded in death by her parents, Woodson Jackson Sharpton and Edna Tallant Sharpton, as well as her brothers, Doug Sharpton and Don Sharpton. Read More»

Reba Christopher, 90, of Fayetteville

Reba Christopher, 90, of Fayetteville, died May 3, 2010.

Mrs. Christopher was preceded in death by two daughters, Becky Blissett and Donna Rena Jackson.

Survivors include her husband, James Christopher; son James R. Christopher; daughters Sharon Arguello, Margaret Chassereau, and Jody Schoonover; 31 grand and great grandchildren, and also nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, May 7, 2010 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel, the interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Read More»