Fayette County

Davis-Siahkoohi engagement

Afsaneh Siahkoohi engaged to Kevin Davis

Mr. Karim and Mrs. Kimberly Siahkoohi of Irvine, Kentucky are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Afsaneh to Kevin Davis, son of Jim and Theresa Davis of Peachtree City, Ga.

Afsaneh, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, is assistant to the CEO of Brett Construction Co. and Setzer Properties, LLC in Lexington, Ky. Kevin is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a sales engineer for the Peachtree City company RAS Systems, LLC. The couple will be married in September in Campton, Ky.

Not your usual bake sale at McIntosh HS

Police testing for pot in McIntosh student’s birthday brownies

A student at McIntosh High School could face a marijuana distribution charge if GBI tests confirm that brownies in his possession on campus were laced with pot, police said.

Blake W. Kessler, 18, was arrested April 1 at the school and charged with possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) and possession of one pill of lysdexamfetamine, a schedule II drug, according to a police incident report. Read More»

Fayette presses F’ville for fire dept. consolidation

A Fayetteville Fire Department unit assists the county during a fire last week on Lees Mill Road. Photo/John Munford.

Uniting county, F’ville city fire units a ‘wash’ on taxes, county mgr. says

A proposal to consolidate the Fayetteville and Fayette County fire departments is being floated again by county officials. Read More»

Sarah Palmer to chair 2014 Cattle Barons’s Ball

Sarah Palmer. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville resident and local business woman, Sarah Palmer, has agreed to round up a posse of local volunteers to plan and organize the American Cancer Society’s South Atlantic Division’s 2014 Cattle Barons’s Ball.

This will be the 12th consecutive year for the western themed fundraiser. The theme for this year’s ball is “Give Cancer the Boot”. 
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Christian City celebrates another successful event

Volunteers and staff gather to celebrate a successful 2013 Chair-ity Event. Seated, L-R, Carla Waters, Angela Bean. Standing, L-R, Debi Lenox, Janet Hall, Elizabeth Fugate-Lawrence, Vicki Turner, Janet McGregor-Dunn, Heidi Becker. Photo/Special.

At the home of Debi Lenox in Peachtree City, volunteers and staff gathered to celebrate a successful “2013 Chair-ity Event” benefitting The Children’s Village at Christian City. While there, Heidi Becker, Marketing and Development Director for Christian City, received a check for over $79,000 raised at the annual holiday celebration. Read More»

A Girl Scout's project will impact many over the years

Theresa Daugherty. Photo/Special.

Before Theresa Daugherty came along, women on bed rest at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Riverdale Medical Center did not even have access to simple items such as socks, mirrors, and combs. Then, Daugherty changed everything.

Now thanks to Daugherty when women checking in at the hospitals, receive a bag filled with necessary supplies to stay clean and nice looking.

“They were filled with things like wipes to keep their face clean because some couldn’t even get up to shower,” Daugherty said. The bags were filled with - “things people wouldn’t think to give their friends or family.” Read More»

April ushers in traditional events in Fayette

The annual Easter egg hunt is always an enduring tradition in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

As spring comes into full bloom, residents are already circling their calendar for two beloved rites of spring.

On April 19, the Optimist Club of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Fire Department are staging an Easter egg hunt with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Come visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy games such as the Moonwalk, face painting and the fishing game. Read More»

Jones: ‘What would you do?’

[Editor’s note: The Citizen posed several questions to John E. Jones, one of the plaintiffs in the Voting Rights Act lawsuit, following the close of qualifying for the upcoming primary elections. The questions follow Mr. Jones’ response below.]

The most important thing I can tell you is that the lawsuit is a result of a violation of the Voting Rights Act more so than a discrimination lawsuit.

The NAACP never wanted to sue and truly hoped for an out of court settlement.

During the qualifying period, candidates were totally free to run or withdraw as they see fit. Read More»

How about districts for Hispanic, Asians?

In reference to Kim Learnard’s letter of April 2, 2014 (“Stop the insanity”):

Kim’s position on not opposing district voting by using her council position in Peachtree City as a “bully pulpit” is off base.

Fayette County, founded in 1821, sub-divided in 1858, with all voting at-large. This form of government, and voting, has created a very successful county.

The South was punished in 1965 with a voting rights act. An activist judge, Timothy Batten, was appointed in 2005, and wants to change 193 years of history by requiring district voting. Read More»

Crime blights Fayette

Thank you so much for what you do. We the citizens of Fayette County feel this paper on Wednesday is “our” paper.

But, how very, very sad to see crime all over the front page. This is your job to report and we need to know. However, the citizens of Fayette County need to stand up for decency and quit being so nice and politically correct if this is what it brings.

We have been residents since 1976 and the changes of current times are very disturbing. Even something as minor as the trash up and down the side of the roads and in parking lots shows the lack of respect for our county. Read More»