Fayette County

Fayette prepares to pave Starr’s Mill cart path

Plans by Fayette County are in place to construct a section of cart path along Redwine Road that will tie in to the cart path work recently approved by the Fayette County Board of Education for the Starr’s Mill school complex.

County Clerk Floyd Jones on Dec. 2 said the Fayette County Commission unanimously approved the new path section along Redwine Road that will bring students in golf carts down to Panther Path where a sheriff’s deputy will manage morning school traffic. The new crossing will create the safest conditions, Jones said. Read More»

Let there be Christmas lights!

Let there be Christmas lights!

Six-year-old Addison Tilton, a student in the Primary Program from the Joseph Sams School, grins after she got to press the button that lit the Christmas tree in downtown Fayetteville Dec. 6. Tilton and her classmates performed Christmas carols right before the lighting of the tree. Photo/Bethan Adams.

2 residential rezonings on the county’s agenda

A pair of residential rezoning applications are on the agenda for Thursday afternoon’s Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting, including a large tract in the center of the county.

The rezoning request in the central part of the county between Fayetteville and Peachtree City is moving forward with a public hearing. Read More»

F’ville Council eyes tighter control over the look of all new homes

Builders, residents object to expansion of city power

Fayetteville may require future homes to have more windows next year. Not only that, but the city is proposing that all new homes Read More»

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

At right, Santa was a hit with the kids at the Hometown Holiday celebration held Dec. 6 at Peachtree City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy and Legacy Dance. Photo/Terri Ricker. Read More»

BoE’s Todd says so long

CUTLINE The Fayette County School System on Dec. 8 held a drop-in event for outgoing school board member Bob Todd at the Lafayette Education Center. Todd decided not to run for reelection after serving a total of 12 years. Todd also served in various capacities with the school system beginning in 1980. Among those who attended the event were, from left, school board members Dan Colwell, Leonard Presberg and Todd. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Staff with the Fayette County School System said goodbye to Bob Todd at an informal event held Dec. 8 at the Lafayette Education Center. Todd at the end of December will conclude nearly three decades of service in various capacities with the school system and Board of Education.

Todd served on the school board from 1996-1999 and again for another two terms beginning in 2007.

Prior to serving in an elected capacity, Todd served as the Fayette school system’s Director of Secondary Education from 1980-1994. Read More»

Cameras in classrooms? Schools seek pilot program

Shutterstock photo of ceiling mounted surveillance camera.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Dec. 1 heard a potential proposal that could bring video and audio monitoring and instructor enhancement to classrooms in the county’s schools. If approved sometime in 2015, the pilot project would outfit one elementary, middle and high school with the SAFE system at a cost of $4,000 per classroom. The cost for the pilot program would be about $720,000. Read More»

Judges to hear district voting appeal Wednesday

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) on Dec. 10 will square-off against the Georgia Conference of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Read More»

I lost four-fifths of my vote in ‘success’

This is in response to Mr. Jones’ letters in the Dec. 3 issue of The Citizen.

If you rig an event such that the outcome is inevitable, is it considered a success? If you did that in professional sports or gaming enterprises, you’d be charged with criminal activity.

But the NAACP thinks their federally “rigged” ghetto to be a success: the majority-minority 5th district of Fayette County, Ga., elected a black person. Like Gomer Pyle was want to say, “Well, surprise, surprise.” And this is cause for celebration? Read More»

A rebuttal to NAACP’s ‘district voting success’

A voice inside tells me, “Let it go. Your words will be twisted. People may even label me with the ‘R’ trifecta: Republican, Redneck, Racist.” But to be silent in the face of a continual barrage of misrepresentations and the abuse of a law that was put in place to eliminate abuses borders on cowardice.

In the Dec. 3 edition of The Citizen, there is not one but two letters to the editor from original supporters of the lawsuit against Fayette County Board of Education and County Commission. Read More»

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