Fayette County

Jeanette G. Hall of Peachtree City

Jeanette G. Hall

Jeanette (Jan) G. Hall of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Houston, Texas with her children and grandchildren at her side.

She was born in Rockton, Ill., on June 13, 1928 to the late Louis and Eleanor Charboneau. She was educated in Rockford, Ill. and married Ralph (Bill) William Hall on April 3, 1948.

As a young woman, Jan was a swimming instructor and life guard and handed down her love of water to her children. Jan also worked as a librarian in Farmers Branch, Texas for many years where she passed on her passion for reading to all she touched. Read More»

GMC to open junior college campus near Pinewood Studios by summer 2015

Georgia Military College announced April 11 it intends to locate a new campus in Fayetteville, Ga., in anticipation of population growth in that area.

Fayette’s first full-scale college campus will serve as home to all of the junior college’s regular courses, plus classes “tailoring our curriculum to offer relevant entertainment, healthcare and other coursework, as needed,” a school official said.

The new GMC campus will be located at Read More»

Sheriff updates citizens

Sheriff updates citizens

Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager was the guest speaker at the March 31 meeting of the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club held in Senoia. Yeager used the occasion to update club members on some of the activities and priorities of his office. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The ABC’s of a bond communication issue

Soundstages 1 and 2 and the associated production office at Pinewood Atlanta Studios.Photo/Ben Nelms.

It seems that the $52 million in Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) industrial revenue bonds issued in December for Phase 1 of the Pinewood Atlanta Studios project came as a surprise to some local elected officials. To get a handle on who knew about the bonds and when, The Citizen posed those questions to outgoing FCDA President and CEO Matt Forshee. Read More»

Comcast worker honored for rescuing man from fire

Comcast employee Najee Mosley-Mack (center, holding plaque) embraces the man he rescued, Bob Arnold, as Fayetteville Council members and public safety officers gather at the April 3 meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a hero’s welcome for Comcast employee Najee Mosley-Mack at the April 3 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. Mosley-Mack attended the meeting to receive a proclamation citing his efforts in the March 14 house fire on Hilo Road that saved a man’s life and one of the family’s dogs.

Mosley-Mack was joined for the presentation by Bob Arnold, the man whose life was saved, and by members of Arnold’s family and public safety crews from Fayetteville and Fayette County. Read More»

Police, firefighters raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project

Public safety team to tackle Tough Mudder April 26

A group of Fayette firefighters and police officers has been in training for a physical challenge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

They are seeking donations which will all go towards WWP, which aids disabled veterans as they return home from the battlefield.

The local group of public safety participants will participate April 26 in a “Tough Mudder” event in Fairburn, which includes a 10-12 mile run with between 20 and 25 military-style obstacles to complete. Read More»

Multiple split precincts to challenge Fayette voters

Where’s your district? New district voting map means voters need to do their homework

Fayette voters in nine different precincts are likely to have questions about which of the new geographic voting districts they live in, especially whether they will even get to vote on the two county commission and two board of education races. Read More»

2 arrested after April 3 car chase across Fayette

A Marietta man was charged with aggravated assault and a host of other crimes after leading Fayette deputies on an April 3 car chase across portions of Fayette County.

Dontavious Watkins, 23, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, felony fleeing/attempting to elude, obstruction of a police officer, driving while license suspended or revoked, expired registration, window tint violation, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and interference with or destruction of government property, said Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Fayette to revamp development authority with 5 new members

The Fayette County Commission on Thursday will appoint five brand-new — and younger — members to the nine-member Fayette County Development Authority. Read More»

Donuts with Dad at Spring Hill Elementary

Donuts with Dad at Spring Hill Elementary

The cafeteria at Spring Hill Elementary was packed for a “Donuts with Dad” event sponsored by the school’s PTO March 28. Dads, granddads, uncles and father figures took time from their busy mornings to come to school with students, enjoying a fresh donut and coffee. The school has also begun an initiative called Fathers Being Involved in an effort to bring more dads to volunteer at the school. Photo/John Munford.

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