Fayette County

Instead of rejoicing about tax collections, let’s reduce our tax rates

While reading state Senator Ronnie Chance’s article, “Notes from the Senate: Double-digit revenue increase best in 24 months,” published in last week’s The Citizen, Sen. Chance seemed rather exuberant about the fact that the state of Georgia was having a tremendous increase in its tax revenues. Read More»

Newberry College Jazz Big Band to perform at Christ Our Shepherd

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host the Newberry College Jazz Big Band in a concert on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

The college, in Newberry, S.C., was founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church.

The audience received the band enthusiastically when they played in Peachtree City some years ago, and director Bill Long says, “This is my best band yet.”

The band plays jazz classics and more contemporary music. Admission is free.

The church is on the corner of Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway

Heritage Christian will host Girls’ Conference Feb. 4 & 5

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville will host “More Beautiful You,” a conference targeted toward middle and high school girls Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5 at the church. Women of all ages are welcome but some sensitive issues will be covered throughout the conference that may not be age-appropriate for girls below sixth grade. Read More»

Holy Trinity plans retreat February 7-9

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will host a parish retreat/mission Feb. 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Leading the event will be Fr. James Friedel, an Augustinian from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

“This event is designed to allow us to turn off our engines, slow down and reflect upon some of the things in our lives which our day-to-day activities just do not allow,” a spokesperson said.

Friedel will also conduct a mini-series for seniors at 9 a.m. which will be open to others who prefer a morning session. Read More»

Boy Scout applications sought

Boy Scout Troop 175, sponsored by Peachtree City United Methodist Church, is accepting applications for new scouts for 2011.

Troop 175 is a large, active troop with a 12 month program of weekly meetings and monthly outings.

Boys can experience the outdoors while learning how to be a better citizen and a good leader.

Meetings are on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Scout Lodge, a realized vision of Troop 175’s adult leadership.

For information, visit www.ptctroop175.org or call Danny McCranie, Scoutmaster, 678-364-0315.

McKinney-Pitman engagement

Nicole J. McKinney engaged to Andrew W. Pitman Jr.

Charles C. McKinney of Fayetteville and Mrs. Joyce S. McKinney of Hampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole J. McKinney, to Andrew W. Pitman Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Pitman Sr. of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cicero A. Swinney of Atlanta and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. McKinney of Douglasville. She is a 2007 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 2010 graduate of Gordon College where she received her associate’s degree in nursing. Read More»

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Candace Rose Foster engaged to James Michael Story

Mr. and Mrs. Kendall G. Foster of Ringgold announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Rose Foster, to James Michael Story, son of Ms. Carol Story of Fayetteville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller Blackwood of Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of Berry College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in public relations. He is currently employed as a management trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Read More»

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Heather Genae Waller engaged to Kevin Davis Cline

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Waller of Abilene, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Genae Waller, to Kevin Davis Cline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kim Cline of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Waller of Overbrook, Kan. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simpson of Phoenix, Ariz. She is a 2005 graduate of Merkel High School, in Merkel, Texas and a 2010 graduate of Faulkner University, where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in English and vocational Christian ministry. She currently is employed by Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Ala. Read More»

Parents can register children early for kindergarten

Parents with children entering kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year can register their students at the Welcome Center from through April 1. Georgia law requires students to be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2011 to be eligible for kindergarten.

Early registration is encouraged to avoid long wait times. The Welcome Center is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with extended hours every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is located at 205 LaFayette Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»

Time to register for Pre-K lottery drawing

The Fayette County Public School System is taking registrations for state funded pre-k classes through Mar. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the following schools: Brooks, Crabapple Lane, Hood Avenue, Inman, North Fayette, Oak Grove, Peachtree City, and Robert J. Burch.

Students must be 4-years old on or before September 1, 2010 to be eligible for the pre-k program.

A student who is age eligible for kindergarten (5-years old on or before September 1, 2010) cannot register for pre-k.

A total of 20 registered students will be selected for each class by a lottery drawing on March 4. Read More»