Fayette County

Fayette County financial disaster is looming

Citizens of Fayette County, if you are proud of this county and enjoy living here and the services provided, it is time to become involved in its future financial stability.

As most of you know we ousted two of the former commissioners in a landslide vote during the last election because the commission was not governing according to the will of the people.

What many of you do not know is that the three remaining commissioners have banded together and continue to make decisions that they support rather than those supported by the citizens. Read More»

Brown: HB 240 could have saved the budget

He grabbed the paper with conviction and read the letter from Standard & Poor’s giving a glowing picture of the county government’s finances. There it was with proof and certainty, nothing else need be said.

The error Commissioner Lee Hearn made in his best attempt at dodging accountability for a looming crisis was he forgot the large audience was a group of seasoned, intelligent people not willing to eat the propaganda. Read More»

A dissenting view of the West Bypass: How about some facts?

I occasionally read The Citizen to catch up on local news. As a result, I am aware of the disagreement within the County Commission regarding the West Bypass.

I do not have an opinion on whether the bypass is good or bad, because, despite the many letters published on the subject, many authors typically turn to personal attacks and insults.

I don’t ever recall reading a rational, respectful, “just the facts ma’am,” pro-and-con description of the issues involved. Read More»

Lunch last week with the Speaker

Last week 25 members of various metro Atlanta tea parties received an invitation from Newt Gingrich’s staff to meet with the former Speaker. His birthday was last week and I suppose he wanted to be back in Georgia with family to enjoy it, and take the opportunity to hear from some local grassroots organizations.

After the staffer’s customary “How are you?” I had to ask, “I just heard that a dozen of Newt’s staff quit, so I ought to be asking, how YOU are?” A chuckle at the other end. Read More»

All Saints Anglican’s annual music camp scheduled for July 11-15

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 11-15. The featured theme, “Sing To The Lord A New Song,” will be evident in traditional hymns and praise songs, as well as scripture verses and messages.

Curriculum for the camp is a potpouri of music, singing, dancing, and instruction in various instruments, composition, and art. It also features contests, games and snacks. No previous experience is required. Read More»

New priest

The Rev. Josh Bowron, standing center. Shown with him are his wife, Brittany, standing left, and the Rev. Rita Henault, right, rector of the church.  In front are the Bowrons’ daughter, Ava, left, and son, Henry, right. Photo/Special.

The Rev. Josh Bowron, standing center, was ordained to the priesthood Saturday, June 18, in a service at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville. Shown with him after the ceremony are his wife, Brittany, standing left, and the Rev. Rita Henault, right, rector of the church. In front are the Bowrons’ daughter, Ava, left, and son, Henry, right. Bowron, formerly a teacher at Counterpane Montessori School in Fayettevile, was sponsored as a candidate for ordination by the Church of the Nativity. He is the new senior assistant to the rector at St. Read More»

PTCUMC to offer ‘Vacation Bible Sundays’ this summer

Vacation Bible Sundays for all ages at Peachtree City United Methodist Church start July 10 and continue through Aug 7.

A kid-centered worship will begin at 9 a.m. in the worship center. Children will enjoy crafts, games, music and Bible time. There are classes offered for all ages from babies to adults. A multitude of Bible study classes will be available for every age that comes. Youth programs for middle and high school students will be offered.

At 10:30 a.m. there will be a time of fellowship and snacks to meet everyone and share in the excitement at PTCUMC. Read More»

Dixieland to host Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Visitors to Dixieland Amusement Park this 4th of July will be treated to an eye popping display of video, lights, sound and fire as Dixieland hosts The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. It is slated to be one of the largest fireworks displays in the state at over 17 minutes long and a shell count into the thousands. In addition to the normal effects guests are used to seeing in a standard fireworks show, Dixieland is going the extra mile to feature special effects such as creamora fireballs, line rockets and four detonation sites though out the park. Read More»

Major General Theodore (Ted) Franklin Mallory III, 68, of Fayetteville

Major General Theodore (Ted) Franklin Mallory III, 68, died at his home on Sunday, June 26, 2011 following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1942, in Eufaula, Alabama, to the late Theodore and Exie Adams Mallory Jr. He attended Stranahan High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and was graduated in 1960. Read More»

John C. “Mack” Bray, 88, of Fayetteville

John C. “Mack” Bray, age 88, was born in Fayette County on May 29, 1923, the fifth of eight brothers, to Ruby Brown Bray and Burgess Bray.

He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving as a carpenter general in England, France and Germany from January 1943 to December 1945. He continued to work as a carpenter and later as a Fayette County Building Inspector from 1978 until retirement in 1992. He was actively involved with the Fayetteville Masonic Lodge #711 and was elected as Past Master in 1978. Read More»

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