Fayette County

Friday deadline for Google high-speed trial nominations

Time is running out for residents to nominate Fayette County for the project.

Doing so can be done via an online form available at https://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options and clicking on the button for “nominate your community.”

To nominate Fayette County, each user must log in with a Google account, which is free. The deadline for nominations is Friday. Read More»

Fairburn considers regional baseball complex

The Fairburn City Council Monday night adopted a resolution for a proposal that, if approved by the board in the coming weeks, will lead to the development of a sports complex expected to draw baseball and softball teams and tournaments from across metro Atlanta with a resulting initial annual economic impact of $3.5-4.5 million. Read More»

Nancy Joan Spohn Dodd, 71, of Peachtree City

Nancy and Richard Dodd, 2008

Nancy Joan Spohn Dodd, 71, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in her Peachtree City, Ga, home after a brave battle with cancer. It was her 38th wedding anniversary. 

Nancy was born Nancy Joan Clark Spohn in Schenectady, N.Y., July 14, 1938, to the late Hugh Spohn (Beaver, Okla.) and Gladys (Shorey) Spohn ( Schenetady , N.Y.). She grew up in New Lebanon, N.Y. Read More»

School board members Smith, Smola charge that local funds are being siphoned

Fayette County Board of Education members Janet Smola (L) and Chairwoman Terri Smith (R).

Two members of the Fayette County Board of Education last week blamed part of their ongoing budget woes on tax dollars being diverted to less affluent Georgia counties. Read More»

Blockage leads to sewer spill at Lake Peachtree

A blockage in a sewer pipe Monday caused the spill of approximately 13,000 gallons into a creek that feeds directly into Lake Peachtree, which serves as a drinking water reservoir.

The blockage was repaired within two hours, according to information from the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority. As a result of the spill, the authority will be sampling the creek and lake for contamination as required by Georgia water quality control regulations. Read More»

Defendant gets life sentence for molestation

Defendant gets life sentence for molestation

A former Union County man will serve two consecutive life sentences following his conviction today for molesting a 15-year-old girl. William Jacob Nutt, 23, was found guilty of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. The jury found him not guilty of a third charge of rape. Read More»

Fayette: Ranked 7th most conservative-friendly in U.S.

You wouldn’t know it by counting the number of drivers occupying the left lanes on local roads, but Fayette County is one of the most right-leaning counties in the country, according to a Washington, D.C.-based news website, The Daily Caller. Read More»

Church gives up its building; movie theater new ministry HQ

The congregation of Rolling Hills Baptist Church posing after their last Sunday service in the building. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“I don’t care how many buses you’ve got or the size of your sanctuary. I don’t care how steep your steeple is ...,” sang Don Francisco in “The Steeple Song.” For the congregation at Rolling Hills Baptist Church, the steeple, and the entire church building, has become a thing of the past. Read More»

Pfeifer: Brown wrong, never for mass transit

This is a response to Steve Brown’s article in last week’s Citizen.

I did recently call Mr. Brown, and left him a message on his answering machine after a previous column. That was to correct his statements about which commissioners are up for re-election this year. Lee Hearn is not.

I think that this latest column requires this written response because I am named specifically and I don’t want false information about me out in public without making an effort to correct it. Read More»

Possible solution to Fayette tax shortages

Let’s not worry about raising taxes, but let’s go back to the voters and give them the option of changing how our educational SPLOST funds are to be spent.

Technology is great, but with a few changes we can solve our county’s problems for the next few years. No one could have guessed what our country, state, and county have had to go through.

I suggest we reallocate the SPLOST funds into three areas for the next two years. After two years, it goes back to what it was until it expires. Read More»

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