Fayette County

Food drive to start after Labor Day

To help feed the hungry in the community, while offering library customers a way to ease their own financial burdens, the Fayette County Public Library is partnering with Fayette Samaritans to host a “Food for Fines” drive beginning the day after Labor Day. Food collection containers will be located inside the library from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31. Read More»

There she is...

There she is...

Savannah Mathis, a previous resident of Fayetteville, won Majorette Queen of America 2015 in July at Drum Majorettes of America’s National finals. She is the daughter of Mike and Shirley Mathis, formerly of Fayetteville. She is a 2010 graduate of Whitewater High School where she was the featured twirler her senior year. Mathis also graduated magna cum laude from Georgia Southern University in May with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She intends on pursuing a degree in medicine specializing in oncology. Photo/Submitted.

Worley gets Girl Scouts highest award

One of Worley’s classes, Photo/Submitted.

Jordan Worley was recently awarded Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award. She chose her project, entitled “Dance Techniques through Rhythm and Movement”, to show children a fun way to become more physically active and also gain an appreciation for the art of dance.

Worley’s inspiration for her project came a year ago while reading an article in “The Citizen” about obesity rates in Georgia’s children Read More»

A new garden grows in Fayette

Garden volunteers include, first row from left, Jordon Cole, Andrew Cole, Braden Pennypacker and Taryn Pennypacker. Very front: Destyn Pennypacker and Trio Dog. Back row: Matthew Browning, Andrew Alberts, Steven Andrews and Rhonda Penneypacker. Mathew and Andrew are with Boy Scout Troop 79, Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. Photo/Submitted.

A garden by the Heritage Christian Church for the Fayette Samaritans was the vision of a church member, Rhonda Pennypacker. She did all of the organizing, made it happen and is also the garden manager.

Members of the church and local volunteers provided money and their time to plant, maintain, and harvest. Everything that is grown is donated to the Samaritans. The church also provides water for the project.

This summer, over 120 to 150 pounds of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and okra were harvested for the benefit of this 21 year old food and clothing charity. Read More»

Tyrone holds the line on tax millage rate

Tyrone Town Hall. File photo.

The Tyrone Town Council on Aug. 21 held with tradition and did not raise the millage rate on property taxes. That said, the 2.889-mill tax rate amounts to an increase since more revenue will be generated because property values have increased.

The millage rate was approved by unanimous vote. The increase in property tax revenue is projected to be $14,229, a 1.8 percent increase. The total number of dollars anticipated to be collected in property tax for 2014 is $920,468, according to Town Manager Kyle Hood. Read More»

The Walking Dead to shoot scenes in PTC this week

Some roads, cart paths closed in SE PTC through Wed. Read More»

PTC cops will target drunk drivers on holiday weekend

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Drinking and driving never mix. That bit of wisdom will be evident in Peachtree City and across Georgia through the Labor Day holiday as police launch the end-of-summer Zero Tolerance DUI Campaign. Read More»

Friday night drama: McIntosh 28, Fayette County 25

Josh Ange of McIntosh, who scored four touchdowns, carries the ball during Friday night's 28-25 win over Fayette County. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The blazing 90-degree heat of August gave way Friday night to the start of another high school football season, and as the 2014 schedule would have it, the two oldest high schools in Fayette County squared off in the season’s first game.

It was the visiting team, the McIntosh Chiefs, getting the first win of 2014 with a come-from-behind 28-25 victory over the Fayette County Tigers.

As one might expect in a season opener, there were plenty of penalties and turnovers, at least far more than the coaches want to see. But the opening minutes produced some big plays as well. Read More»

Sitton-Bearden engagement

Meagan Danielle Sitton engaged to Michael Scott Bearden

Michael S. Sitton and Karla W. Sitton would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Meagan Danielle Sitton to Michael Scott Bearden. The bride is the granddaughter of Charles and Kathleen Whitehead and Estelle McMillian (late). She is the great-granddaughter of Warren and Corrie Alma (late) Phillips and the late Julian Perry and Mae Nell Strickland. The groom is the son of David and Lela Bearden. He is the grandson of Elizabeth Bearden (late) and Ray and Eloise McElwaney (late). Read More»

Forklift used in F'ville ATM theft

A forklift being used on a remodeling project at a restaurant on Ga. Highway 85 South at the Summit Point shopping center was used to steal an ATM machine at the nearby Delta Community Credit Union office in the early morning hours of Aug. 21.

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