Fayette County

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

Today marked the birthday of Theodore Geisel known as Dr. Seuss to young readers. In celebration of his birthday Fayetteville Intermediate School participated in Read Across America Day with volunteer guest readers coming to the school to read to classes. FIS began the day with a visit by a couple of Seuss's characters, "Thing One" (Melanie Mikoy) and "Thing Two" (Bailey Towle). They are shown with Judy Pearson, media specialist, on the school's morning broadcast as a tribute to Dr. Seuss.

Fayette’s population expected to top 168,000 within 30 years

Fayette County’s population is projected to increase by more than 60,000 residents within the next 30 years, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

Fayette’s estimated 2010 population of 106,000 is forecast to swell to 168,500 residents by 2040.

Fayette’s increase pales next to Coweta County’s future numbers. By 2040, Coweta is expected to be home to nearly a quarter-million people, the ARC predicts.

That increase of 59 percent for Fayette would essentially mirror that of the 20-county metro Atlanta area that is expected to be home to more than 8.2 million by 2040. Read More»

Fayette Tea Party polls members on transportation, activism

Approximately 60 people attended the Feb. 22 committee meeting of Fayette County Issues Tea Party. The meeting at the Peachtree City Library was geared to update the audience on the ongoing work of the organization’s various committees. Among the issues covered were the regional 1-cent transportation sales tax referendum coming in 2012, the West Fayetteville Bypass and the efforts of House Bill 87, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011. Read More»

County replaces Watts on elections board — for now

Long-serving Fayette County Elections Board member Marilyn Watts was replaced on that board by a 3-2 vote of the Fayette County Commission last week.

The board voted to install Fayetteville resident John Addison Lester III to the seat, despite Watts’ request that she be reappointed to the position.

Commissioner Steve Brown, who was joined by Commissioner Allen McCarty in voting against the motion to select Lester, said the board would be getting rid of a significant amount of experience in Watts at a time when potentially all three members of the board could be rookies. Read More»

F’ville makes a road wish list

The agenda at the Thursday meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will be brief but will include a proposed resolution intended to have the city join with Fayette County and its municipalities in supporting potential projects that will be reviewed for the regional transportation 1-cent sales tax initiative going before voters in mid-2012. Read More»

Fayette Board of Education to consider state bullying policy

The Fayette County Board of Education at its regular meeting on March 15 is expected to vote on a new bullying policy. The policy comes by way of a state law that has been reviewed by the Ga. Dept. of Education and sent to school systems across the state. The new policy will supplement the school system’s existing procedures on bullying and will add a new definition to the school system’s student Code of Conduct policy. Read More»

F’ville P&Z approves South Glynn mixed use request

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved a request for less intense commercial zoning on South Glynn Street just south of City Hall that provides a way for the owner to live on the second floor of the nearly 6,150 square-foot building while leasing the first floor for office space. Read More»

Leslye Puddy of PTC, newly 107, pursues lifelong love of flowers

Celebrating 107 with 4 generations

The sparkle in her eyes and the animation in her voice would have many people surprised to learn that Leslye Mount Puddy had just turned 107 years old. For Leslye Puddy, it is more like she is 107 years young.

Puddy was born in Ruston, La., on Feb. 24, 1904. She graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1925 with a Bachelor of Industry and, in 1929, she received a B.A. in Commerce. Read More»

Fayette Air Force launches Dunk Squad

Fayette Air Force launches Dunk Squad

Fayette County High School’s varsity boys basketball team soared to a win over Northside, Warner Robins last Saturday. Tonight, they aim for a trip to the AAAA quarterfinals. They host Banneker at 7 p.m. Fans are hoping the Tigers winning trend continues and that players like LJ Erves (pictured) put on another dazzling display of dunks. For more on basketball, see the story at www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/John Munford.

Half of Fayette’s high schoolers skipped classes last week

Fayette County schools officially made up three “ice days” from January last week during what had been scheduled to be a week of winter break. More than half of the county’s high school students decided to take a full week off anyway, according to figures supplied by the school system’s central office. Read More»

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