Fayette County

Kalins-DeMuth engagement

Rachel Nicole Kalins engaged to Joshua Kyle DeMuth

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Kalins of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Nicole Kalins, to Joshua Kyle DeMuth, son of Mr. and Mrs. John DeMuth of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Gumble of Pennsylvania and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kalins of Florida. She is a 2006 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and a 2010 graduate of the State University of West Georgia where she received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Read More»

Gaddis-Linn engagement

Haleigh Amanda Gaddis engaged to Christopher Gary Linn

Mr. and Mrs. Randall C. Gaddis of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Haleigh Amanda Gaddis, to Christopher Gary Linn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Linn of Dalton.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Catherine Sarah Gaddis of Christian City and Mrs. Hester Huggins and the late Carlis Huggins of Morrow. She is also a 2003 graduate of Fayette County High School. She is currently employed at Academy Mortgage Corporation in Sandy Springs. Read More»

Students nearing crunch time with musical ‘Morals’

Students nearing crunch time with musical ‘Morals’

Stephanie Tobacco started writing the story that became “Morals: Keep Your Thoughts Quiet” over four years ago. It has undergone a number of changes since then and will hit the stage in early May.

“If you read the play then and compared it to what it is now, it’s really different,” Tobacco said. “It’s better.” Read More»

Electricity in a box

Electricity in a box

At Crabapple Lane Elementary School fifth grade students participated in a hands on Science lesson by creating their own working electrical boxes. As a part of the unit on electricity students designed, created, and then wired shoebox rooms with working lights and home-made switches. This fun project helped reinforce Georgia state standards on electrical circuits in a real-life situation. Pictured here are students Haley Mason and Quinn Maston. These two students recreated a bedroom scene with working lights. Read More»

Students learn that ‘Manners Matter’

In the back row, from left, are Olivia Birkhead, Haley Grayson, Madison Heflin and Kate Phillipp. In the middle row are Caroline Conner, Brittany Rice, Camryn Ruff and Katie Stone. Seated are  Kathryn Addison Greenberg, Pam Reid and Anika Gouhl. Photo/Special.

Learning good manners and performing community service were both on the menu Saturday, Feb. 12 for several Spring Hill Elementary students.  The young women participated in a protocol and etiquette workshop for 4th and 5th grade girls.  The workshop was titled “Manners Matter!”  The workshop was conducted at the Fayetteville home of the Fayette Youth Protection Homes (FYPH), which received the proceeds from the event.  Read More»

Georgia’s Inspector General addresses PTC Rotary Club

Deron R. Hicks, Esq. Inspector General of Georgia Speaks to the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Governor Perdue, by executive order in 2003, set up the first office of Inspector General. Deron Hicks is the third Inspector General to hold that office. Read More»

DA: murder charges expected for infant death

A 5-month-old infant who died Friday had suffered injuries from having been shaken, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard has confirmed.

Law enforcement is expected to seek murder warrants in connection with the case, Ballard said, though he declined to say whom might face those charges. Read More»

Is the future of eyeglasses electric

By Dr. John Henahan
Special to The Citizen

A recent article in the New York Times is the latest to highlight a potentially revolutionary development in eyeglasses for bifocal wearers. Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City says that almost everyone over the age of 45 needs extra help to read.

“Traditional bifocals or progressive lenses (no-line bifocals) have the near portion permanently embedded in the lower portion of the lens,” reports Dr. Henahan. “That can be problematic when you want to look down at a further distance, such as going up and down stairs.” Read More»

County honored for counseling center project

Project used county land to create custom facility, partnering county with organizations, individuals

The Atlanta Regional Commission is recognizing Fayette County government Read More»

Tornado watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Monday for much of north and central Georgia, including Fayette and Coweta counties.

The tornado watch, issued at 1:30 p.m., also includes a wind advisory. Winds are expected to increase through the afternoon and begin decreasing after sunset. Sustained winds could reach 20-25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

For more information visit www.weather.gov.

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