Fayette County

Editorial page misprint

Page A4 of the March 23, 2011 print edition of The Citizen — the main opinion page in the paper — was misprinted with a week-old version of the page, the result of a once-in-18-years mistake made by our contract printer.

The page we sent that was not printed is contained within our new digital edition of the print paper in the right-hand rail just below the main photos on this page. Read More»

William D. Elrod, age 55, of Fayetteville

Mr. William D. Elrod, age 55, of Fayetteville, formerly of Summerville, Georgia died Wednesday (03/16/2011). Native of Chattooga County, Georgia He was born on July 29, 1955, son of the late Ralph W. and Ada Margaret Duff Elrod. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a real estate agent for the ERA Sunrise Group. Read More»

Mayor’s wife: ‘My turn’ for facts, perspectives missing from Page 1 story

I am Cathy Haddix and it is my turn. Time to give a lot of facts missing from the blogs and newspaper.

I had what I thought was a private conversation with Joey Grisham, the new development coordinator, at the opening of Fresh Market. As a private citizen it surprised me as to how noteworthy it has become. Read More»

PTC’s aesthetic war lost long ago

I really am getting too old for this and have not written in a long while; but the plaque in my arteries was loosened a bit when I read the article about limiting “walking signs.”

The major reason, it would appear, is it is not in keeping with the aesthetic values of our city.

First of all, the aesthetic values of our city were compromised when some individuals decided to rent out their homes and then not come by, oh, maybe once a year, to see if the yard was being kept up, there were not 40 people living in the house and the spare tires were moved from the front yard periodically. Read More»

Tea Party takes over GOP? Not hardly

I would like to take issue with the headline in the March 16 issue of The Citizen which states, “Tea Party takes over Fayette GOP.”

At our recent county convention we elected a slate of s17 officers, nine of whom have served on previous Fayette County Republican Party executive boards.

Some of our newly elected officers have recently become involved with the FCRP, but have been very active in our county through other organizations: i.e., the Fayette Local Issues Tea Party and the Fayette/Coweta 9-12 Association. Read More»

We have to be vigilant about protecting our low-density way of life here

A multitude of us are in favor of preserving our quality of life in Fayette County, the envy of many. Unlike many of the counties in our region, we have something worth fighting for if you look at the statistics.

In reality, the only way to hold onto quality of life is not trust the local government (including Steve Brown) and get informed and personally involved. I can give you dozens of examples where elected officials have been ousted because the citizens found out (many times too late) their course had been radically altered. Read More»

Public should pack commission meeting

Last year, a majority of our voters decided that it was time to take back Fayette County. They voted in commissioners Allen McCarty and Steve Brown, whose major campaign issues were no SPLOST, no mass transit, and fighting the West Fayetteville Bypass.

Unfortunately, the three other commissioners are still in favor of building the road. While the new commissioners are hard at work opposing the bypass, commissioners Frady, Hearn and Horgan have continued to turn a deaf ear to the public’s outcry, steadily growing louder. Read More»

Marketplace at Providence UMC opens Thursday evening

Mariah and Claire Manetti take a ride on a camel. Photo/Special.

Camels, Goliath, Roman soldiers and grape-stomping in Fayette County?

Yes, all that and more will be found at The Marketplace at Providence United Methodist Church this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 24, 25 and 26.

For this free event, the church campus is set up like a village in biblical days with artisans weaving, making pottery, making a mosaic, tending to animals, grinding grain and taking a census.

Providence invites children to “step back in time” where they can make perfume, press olives, make jewelry, weave fabric, make a mosaic, try Hebrew writing and make pottery. Read More»

Southside Church to hold groundbreaking Thursday

Southside Church Group VI Construction, LLC invites the community to a groundbreaking for the Southside Church auditorium addition/expansion located at 777 Robinson Road, Peachtree City. Groundbreaking will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m., on the right side of the building.

The expansion, designed by Foley Design Associates Architects, includes adding approximately 11,000 sq. ft. and will provide much needed space for this rapidly growing church. Group VI is ready to begin preparing the site for the building, and plans to complete the addition/expansion in late fall of 2011. Read More»

Hopewell UMC members join ‘Stop Hunger’ project

Dayton Ivester (left) and Robbie Scott of Hopewell UMC, seal a package for the Stop Hunger Now campaign held at the Tyrone church on March 12.  The church packed 10,058 meals in one and one half hours. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, March 12, over 75 members and friends of Hopewell United Methodist Church came together and packed 10,058 meals for starving people around the world. The Tyrone church began raising funds and awareness for the “Stop Hunger Now” event in the fall of 2010. They raised $2,800, more than enough to pay for the meals. The event began at 10 a.m. and by 11:30 they had completed packing all of the meals.

The meals consisted of rice, dehydrated vegetables, soy based protein, spices and vitamins. When mixed with water, it produces a rather tasty meal. Read More»