Fayette County

‘We must address transportation’

While the discussion is about things ... roads, bridges, paths, the REAL conversation is about people. And the people who live or work in Fayette have some key things in common regarding what’s important to us now and as we look into the future.

1. First, we are united in our desire for Fayette to be a safe place to live.

2. We want excellent education and good jobs to provide for ourselves and our families.

3. We want a healthy environment for our home and business. Read More»

Candidate Clifton: F’ville Council needs some ‘beneficial friction’

We the citizens of Fayetteville both value and have generally enjoyed good government. However, I have spoken with many in Fayetteville who think things are not heading in the right direction.

They think, and I agree, that the long-running establishment has lost [the] small-town vision that makes our Fayetteville special. We do not want to be like the rest of metro Atlanta; that’s why we live here. So let’s do something about it. Read More»

Allen: Come to PTC Village Plan update

Peachtree City was chartered in 1959. The original vision was “a complete, well-designed and self-contained unit of human settlement” ... a planned community.

Some of the goals of this original vision have been retained; other goals have changed over the first 50 years of our city. What goals will be retained and which ones will be changed over the next 50 years? Read More»

Haddix’s shadow falls on Allen-Imker race

Open letter to Steve Allen, running against incumbent Eric Imker, Peachtree City Council, Post:

I have read both of your letters to the editor in The Citizen announcing your candidacy. The only consistent theme you seem to have is that you disagree with anything Imker does or wants to do that is in opposition of Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix. Read More»

Referendum on mayor, politics of meanness

One of the primary reasons my family and I love Peachtree City is the friendly and kind atmosphere. So why don’t we want and expect the same from our elected officials?

Although the Nov.8, 2011 election is for two city council seats, this election is very much a referendum on our mayor, and it is clear that Mayor Haddix is behind the scenes pushing his politics of meanness at one council member who is running for re-election, Eric Imker. Read More»

Fayette’s celltower rules skewed, unfair

I would like to respond to the recent article published in the Fayette Citizen about the celltower being built on Crabapple Road. While I appreciate that the article correctly voiced my opinion about the lack of notification to the surrounding neighbors near the cell tower and the need to change the ordinance, significant issues were omitted from the article. Read More»

Marvin Franklin Knowles, Jr., 60, of Fayetteville

Mr. Marvin Franklin “Frank” Knowles, Jr., 60, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 26, 2011. After 32 years of dedicated service, Mr. Knowles retired from Delta Air Lines. 

He is survived by his wife Emily Knowles; son Nathan Knowles and his wife Laurie of Atlanta; grandchild Cooper Knowles. He is preceded in death by his first wife Karen Knowles and his parents Marvin Frank “Jack” Knowles Sr., and Mildred Fortner Knowles.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Reverend Hugh Kirby officiating.  Read More»

Hillery Alton Wise, Jr. of Tyrone

Mr. Hillery Alton (Al) Wise, Jr. of Tyrone, passed away on Sept. 20, 2011.  

Mr. Wise spent most of his working life in the restaurant business having owned Catfish Hollow in Tyrone and Sharpsburg and Golden’s on the Square Restaurant in Historic Downtown, Newnan.  

Al was a charter member of Southcrest Church, a United States Marine veteran, and he graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in finance.  

His keen sense of humor and love of his Lord and others will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Read More»

Great Georgia Air Show returns this weekend

Great Georgia Air Show returns this weekend

Later this week, look up in the sky and you’ll see birds, planes and even more planes as The Great Georgia Air Show returns to Peachtree City. The popular event takes place each October at Falcon Field in Peachtree City and features a variety of aircraft and aeronautic performers and daredevils, in addition to numerous family friendly events to enjoy and exhibits to peruse. Read More»

Veterans needed for 2 thrilling flights

Veterans needed for 2 thrilling flights

An aerobatic team performing at the Great Georgia Airshow this weekend wants to take two military veterans up for a special complimentary flight.

Rob Holland and the Veteran Home Loans Air Show Team are asking past and current servicemen and women who are interested to send them an email entry at tommy@ultimateairshows.com.

There are restrictions: the participant must be in good health, no taller than 6’0” and weigh less than 200 pounds.

Two lucky veterans will have their names drawn from a hat to take a thrilling ride including loops, rolls “and pulling a few Gs.” Read More»

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