Fayette County

Haddix ‘regrets’ calling Logsdon ‘part drunk’ in email to PTC staffer

In a letter to the editor published in The Citizen (June 8), Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix expressed “regret” for saying in an email that former mayor Harold Logsdon “drank a lot and came to meetings part drunk.” Read More»

Widow’s lawsuit drops Fayette County, aims at liability of EMS medics

A widow can’t sue Fayette County for the death of her husband, the Georgia Supreme Court says.

So the widow is instead suing the Fayette EMS medic personally.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in Spalding County State Court in September by Fayette county resident Charlene Denney in relation to the April 2009 death of her husband, 57-year-old Dickie Denney, has now released Fayette County based on a recent ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court on an aspect of sovereign immunity. Read More»

Toronto drafts McIntosh High School outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr.

Although recent McIntosh graduate Dwight Smith Jr. will likely start playing minor league ball in the South, the goal will be to one day start in the Great White North.

Smith Jr., a recent McIntosh graduate and outfielder for the Chiefs varsity baseball team, was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. The Blue Jays selected Smith, son of former major leaguer Dwight Smith, with the 53rd overall pick.

A story at Bluejays.com states that Smith, 5-feet-11-inches, 180 pounds, is likely to make a transition to a corner outfield position and has the ability to hit for high average. Read More»

F’ville Council to consider 191-unit senior complex rezoning, other changes

The Fayetteville City Council on June 9 will hear the first reading for a proposed independent senior living facility at The Villages at Lafayette on Ga. Highway 54 West.

In an unrelated zoning issue, the council will also hear the second reading of an amendment to allow a residential density exchange for open space in future Planned Community District (PCD) areas in the city. Though The Villages is zoned PCD, the amendment does not apply to that development. Read More»

Water safety urged: keep your eye on the kids

Fire officials want to prevent youth drowning incidents here

As the temperature rises and summer sets in, many Fayette County families will head to the pool for fun in the sun.

But lurking in those waters is a deadly danger if the proper precautions aren’t taken, particularly for children, officials said. Drowning is the leading cause of death in America for children under five years old.

Though most children drown in their own backyard swimming pool, others have drowned in buckets, bathtubs, toilets, dog water bowls, lakes, rivers and ponds, officials said. Read More»

Finding the magic in reading at the Fayette County Library

Finding the magic in reading at the Fayette County Library

Mr. Greggy and Abbie Cadabra did close-up magic and balloons for the kids at the Kickoff Celebration for the Fayette County Library’s Vacation Reading Program last Saturday. The program runs June 6-July 30. Photo/Michael Boylan.

BoE’s Tolbert gets Ride for Life

Hannah Tolbert has been busy and her efforts are paying off. The daughter of Fayette County Board of Education member Sam Tolbert is coordinating a “Ride for Life” car and bike show and benefit ride fund-raiser on June 12 to help offset her father’s expenses as he undergoes treatment for Stage 4 esophageal cancer. The fund-raiser will be held at Partner’s Pizza located at 834 South Glynn Street beginning at 11 a.m.

Hannah told The Citizen in April she was determined to put on a fund-raiser for her father that will draw a large crowd. And that is what’s happening. Read More»

Dogs (and their companions) get their day in PTC

Dogs (and their companions) get their day in PTC

The Bark for Life fund-raiser to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held June 4 at Drake Field in Peachtree City saw more than 40 canine entries for the various events. Watching the excitement was Mary Lou Goehring and MacKay, her 7-year-old West Highland Light Terrier. Photo/Ben Nelms.

F’ville’s first roundabout takes shape on Grady Avenue

Traffic is rerouted while Grady Avenue work is going on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorists traveling through the heavily-used intersection at Grady Avenue and Beauregard Avenue in Fayetteville began using a two-month detour of the area beginning June 1.

Once re-opened by the start of school on Aug. 8, the new intersection will have a look unlike anything seen before in Fayetteville. The old four-way stop will have been replaced with a large, heavily landscaped roundabout designed to keep traffic moving in every direction. Read More»

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