Fayette County

Tyrone Founders Day Festival starts Friday

Tyrone will have their annual Founders Day Festival, Sept. 16-18 at Handley Park in Tyrone. This year’s festival is the 35th for the town and will include a carnival, vendors, entertainment and fireworks. There will be a car show at Shamrock Park and a parade Saturday morning at 11 a.m. starting on Senoia Rd., traveling along Arrowood Dr. to Handley Rd. Read More»

Motley Crue and Van Halen tribute bands perform in PTC Saturday night

The Tribute Series continues at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater this Saturday with a concert from Motley Inc. and Atomic Punks, a tribute to Motley Crue and Van Halen. Motley Crue and Van Halen are two of the greatest hard rock acts to come out of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood and “The Fred” will be rocking with songs like “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Dr. Feelgood,” from Motley Crue, as well as all of the early Van Halen hits that made them staples on MTV like “Running With The Devil,” “Jump,” “Hot For Teacher” and more. Read More»

Links of kindness to join others at Georgia Dome

No good deed goes unlinked at Flat Rock Middle.

The school’s Builders Club is sponsoring a school-wide Random Acts of Kindness program with a goal of creating a giant chain that will wrap throughout the halls, each link representing a kind act of someone at the school. A random act of kindness is any effort of goodwill that students, teachers, and staff do at school, home, or in the community. Read More»

Military chaplain in Kuwait gets help from bus drivers

Linda Mosley (right) displays the envelope containing the $500 check for the military chaplain in Kuwait as Linda Voyles and Transportation Director Michael Jennings look on.

Efforts by the school system’s transportation department to help deployed troops is well known in Kuwait, so much so that a United States military chaplain contacted the department for assistance. Read More»

Fayetteville remembers 9/11

Fayetteville remembers 9/11

Fayetteville residents honor the flag during a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at a concert Sunday to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Read More»

PTC candidate drops out of council race

One half of Peachtree City’s city council election has been decided well before election day.

Smokerise resident Scott Brown this morning announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the Post 2 council seat. That leaves Robinson Woods Estates resident George Dienhart as the only remaining candidate for Post 2.

In an email to The Citizen this morning, Brown briefly explained why he is backing out of the race.

“My family and I have made the decision that now is not the right time for me to run,” Brown said in the three-sentence email. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports: Aug. 30 – Sept. 5

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Aug. 30 - Monday, Sept. 5

Rebecca J. Ashmore, 30, of Grant Road, Brooks, for probation/parole violation.

David D. Conley, 40, of Stone Road, Atlanta, for probation/parole violation.

Mary M. Eden, 42, of Arbor Way, Fayetteville, for DUI drugs, city ordinance violation, unlawful manufacture of drugs and controlled substance Schedule II violation. Read More»

PTC resident promoted to brigadier general

Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, the U.S. Army surgeon general, affixes brigadier general rank on the right shoulder of newly promoted Brig. Gen. Brian Lein, the FORSCOM command surgeon, as Lein’s wife, Terry, replaces the left shoulder board. Their daughter, Navy Ensign Kristin Lein, looks on during the promotion ceremony. Photo/Special.

One of the U.S. Army’s most accomplished leaders in military medicine was promoted to brigadier general by the Army’s surgeon general during a recent ceremony at Marshall Hall, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Headquarters.

With his wife, Terry, assisting, Col. Brian C. Lein was promoted by Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker. Brig. Gen. Lein is the command surgeon for U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters. Read More»

DAR gets Tyrone proclamation for Constitution Week

DAR gets Tyrone proclamation for Constitution Week

James Waldrop Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution representative Bebe Moore is presented a Constitution Week proclamation by Tyrone Mayor Don Rehwaldt at the Sept. 1 Town Council meeting. The proclamation was presented on behalf of DAR’s various ongoing efforts to the community and the nation. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette Senior Services CEO Britt elected to Meals On Wheels national board

Debbie Britt, President and CEO, Fayette Senior Services. Photo/FSS.

Debbie Britt, president and CEO of Fayette Senior Services, has been elected to the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) Board of Directors.

Britt’s leadership role comes at a critical time. Six million seniors – one in nine – face the threat of hunger in America, according to research (www.mowaa.org/research) sponsored by MOWAA. The MOWAA Board governs the national organization which is committed to ending senior hunger in America by the year 2020.

Britt also serves at the state level as President-elect Meals On Wheels Association of Georgia. Read More»

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