Fayette County

Plenty of ideas for Valentine's Day weekend

Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, what many consider a school night, but that doesn’t let you off the hook as your Valentine will probably expect to go somewhere this weekend to celebrate. If you need some ideas, this article should give you plenty. Read More»

Author’s ‘Equal Time Point’ posits terrifying ‘what if?’

Author’s ‘Equal Time Point’ posits terrifying ‘what if?’

Fayette County resident Harrison Jones knows a little something about Trans-Atlantic flights. Jones, an author who has just released his first novel, ‘Equal Time Point,’ was a pilot for Delta for 22 of his 32 years with the company. Read More»

Peachtree City’s Mike Plant representing U.S. as Chef de Mission at the Winter Olympics

Mike Plant. Photo/Special

When the United States Olympic team participates in the opening ceremony of the Vancover Games this Friday, Peachtree City resident Mike Plant will be among them. In fact, he has been on site for a few weeks already making sure everything runs smoothly for the athletes and staff. Read More»

Valentine baskets bring hope and love

Thanks to the generosity of the Fayette community, many students and their families in need were able to have a happier holiday season through donations made to the Fayette County Public School System’s CARE (Children at Risk in Education) program. Read More»

College Goal Sunday

College or technical school bound students in Fayette are invited to attend College Goal Sunday at Griffin RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) on February 28 from 2-4 p.m.

Students and their parents will receive information about the availability of various forms of financial aid as well as get expert assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. All information gathered at the event will remain confidential. Read More»

Join volunteers to improve trails at Line Creek Nature Area

Southern Conservation Trust is hosting a Volunteer Work Day at Line Creek Nature Center in Peachtree City, off Highway 54 at the Coweta County line, Feb. 13.

Volunteers will block eroded trails, clear new trails, and move fallen trees.

The Line Creek Work Day is from 12– 4 p.m., weather permitting. Volunteers should bring work gloves and wear hiking shoes. Helpful tools to bring: loppers, garden rake, hatchet or ax, shovel, garden hoe, gas blower, and chain saw. Refreshments will be provided.

Volunteers should sign up in advance at 770-486-7774 or email info@sctlandtrust.org. Read More»

Students up 16%, school budget up 68%

It's a rainy day Tuesday at the new $10 million elementary school on Sandy Creek Road and its mostly empty parking lot. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette schools have only 2,807 more kids in classes than 10 years ago, but per pupil expenditures increase 47 percent; system still shows small to no reserves.

It’s been a 10-year feast of funding for Fayette County public schools, according to figures from the school system analyzed by The Citizen. Read More»

PTC to require registration of all vacant homes?

Peachtree City may soon be considering an ordinance to deal with the growing number of vacant homes left in the wake of the nationwide housing crisis.

Some of the vacant homes pose a danger. Read More»

As Fresh Market says no, Baby Kroger’s future uncertain

A lone police car patrols in front of the darkened, vacant “Baby Kroger” at Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway on a recent night. The shopping strip in the city’s geographic center was home to the first chain grocery supermarket in the early 1980s. Photo/John Munford.

As the former “Baby Kroger” store in the Peachtree Crossings shopping center has remained dark for nearly a year, a deadline is approaching that could impact the immediate future of the 33,000-square-foot space. Read More»

F’ville post office installs safety fixes after robbery

Postal inspectors are continuing to investigate the Jan. 29 robbery of a postal truck driver at the Fayetteville Post Office.

Meanwhile, postal officials have corrected several “areas of vulnerability” that were revealed by a risk assessment in the wake of the robbery, said Postal Inspector Yulanda Burns.

“Any vulnerable areas that we did find were corrected for the safety of our postal employees and the safety of our customers,” Burns said. Read More»

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