Fayette County

Longing for the lake’s return

Kudos to Mr. Charles Phillis (The Citizen, Letters to the Editor, July 30, 2014). We came to Peachtree City from south Texas two years ago and rented a golf cart and took a couple of days in what we thought was the most beautiful place we had ever seen, sold our house in Texas and purchased a home here.

“Sunset on Peachtree lake.“ Now what do we have? Weeds and a bunch of folks who were elected to take care of these kind of things.

And what are they doing? Passing the buck, afraid to make a stand. Read More»

About regulatory overreach

What power and what authority does the EPA and now the EPD have over states, counties, and cities? Do they have the authority to require these governing agencies to add departments to do the work already being done by other departments? Read More»

Things to do-Aug.7-Aug.19


August 7

The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary will host the next Red Cross Blood Drive today from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in the 1279 Building, third floor, Conference Room C. To give blood, a donor must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. To make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor key pfh or call 770-719-7098.

August 8

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Top cadets

Top cadets

The Sandy Creek High School AFJROTC Cadets excelled at Converse College’s Leadership Lab Activity in June.In a highly stressful and competitive environment 18 cadets from Sandy Creek stood tall taking top honors. We had four Honor Graduates, two Outstanding Flight Cadres and one who won the Iron Woman competition. Left to right top row: Gio Alfaro, Branden Spindler, Bradley Gibson, and Austin Culpepper. Front row: Kris Arellano, Evan Tapp and Briana Willis Photo/Submitted.

New Fayette teachers go through orientation

Amy Pierson, a new teacher at Spring Hill Elementary, shares a laugh with Tammy Strickland, an ESOL department lead teacher for the school system. Photo/Submitted.

Approximately 90 teachers new to the Fayette County Public School System took part in a three-day induction program to orient them with the mission, goals, vision, and teaching philosophies and practices of the system.

A breakfast kicked-off the induction, giving the new teachers an opportunity to get acquainted with each other and their building principals before the return of all faculty on July 31. Read More»

Scouts enjoy summer trip to New Mexico

Pictured left to right; Mark Jaggers, Harrison Jaggers, Jake McMahon, Jon Cockes, Ryan Cockes, Jordan Hall & Wayne Hall. Not pictured Kris & Noah Schmitz. Photo/Submitted.

A crew of teenage Scouts (14 and 15 yrs olds) and their leaders went on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness with trails that climb from 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441 feet. During the trek Boy Scout Troop 212 from Fayetteville hiked 70 miles over 10 days. The photo was taken at Mt. Phillips at 11,711 feet. Troop 212 meets at Christ Church at Whitewater on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Read More»

Fayette County Library honoring Maya Angelou

“Fayette on the Page: One Book, One Community 2014” is now in progress at the Fayette County Public Library.

Organized by local librarians, this annual initiative uses literature and reading to bring people together and start conversations. Each year features a single book as the centerpiece of a sequence of events and activities at the library.

This year’s title is “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” Maya Angelou’s groundbreaking and inspiring account of growing up in the Jim Crow South, triumphing over adversity to find her voice. Read More»

Fayette tops in Georgia on analytic geometry

Fayette’s students had the highest passing percentage in the state on the Analytic Geometry End of Course Test (EOCT) that was administered for the first time this past spring, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

Fayette shares its first place position with Jefferson City Schools and Buford City Schools, but it should be noted that Fayette tested more students (1,653), compared to Jefferson City (133) and Buford City (264). Fayette also has the highest percentage of students exceeding the standards in the state for Analytic Geometry, 21 percent. Read More»

Charlie Daniels Band coming to town

Charlie Daniels Band coming to town

Finishing out the summer series at Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville on Aug. 9 is the Charlie Daniels Band.

Effortlessly blending country, gospel and southern rock, this outspoken patriot escalated to worldwide fame in the 70s and 80s. You’ve been living under a rock if you don’t remember “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and other crowd favorites include “In America,” and “Long Haired Country Boy.” Opening for Charlie Daniels is Nashville-based singer, Jacob Powell. Read More»

Chester Cleal Ping, age 100, of Peachtree City

Chester Cleal Ping, age 100, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on July 25, 2014.

He was born on June 13, 1914 to Charles Wesley Ping and Mary Alice Barkus Ping in Miller, S.D.

He was the co-owner of Ping McCurdy Century 21 Real Estate in Peachtree City, Ga. for more than 20 years and a past President of the Fayette Board of Realtors. He was a member of Peachtree City Christian Church, a 25 year Mason, Indiana local and State Grange. Chester loved watching Westerns, watching the Braves and playing solitaire. Read More»

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