Fayette County

UPDATE: ‘Constituency concerns’ number 1 on new city manager's priority list

At the direction of new Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington, this year's City Council retreat focused on more forward-thinking. Photo/John Munford.

UPDATED for print 03-26-11 — In his first major task as Peachtree City’s new city manager, Jim Pennington spent a good bit of time sharing his vision for setting goals and objectives for the city at the City Council retreat Friday.

The plan can be as simple as a list, or as complex as a thick “document,” Pennington said.

But one of the most important things is for the goals of that plan to be driven by the wishes of constituents, Pennington said. Read More»

PTC Council will 'consider' sale of city street to developer for 54W retail center

UPDATED for print version 03-23-11 — The Peachtree City Council has agreed to consider selling Line Creek Court to Trinity Development to make way for a 134,000-square-foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way. At a workshop meeting Monday night, it was made clear that council was not committing to such a deal at this time. Read More»

Whitewater's DECA wins several awards

Whitewater High DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) students and their advisor, Krystin Glover, will collect nearly $4,000 in award money at the DECA International Career Development Conference in April. Read More»

Natarajan is a Regional STAR

McIntosh High School senior Brahma Natarajan is shinning brightly these days, she has been named the 2011 STAR winner for Region 3B.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. During the past 53 years, the STAR Program has honored more than 22,000 high school seniors. Read More»

Editorial page misprint

Page A4 of the March 23, 2011 print edition of The Citizen — the main opinion page in the paper — was misprinted with a week-old version of the page, the result of a once-in-18-years mistake made by our contract printer.

The page we sent that was not printed is contained within our new digital edition of the print paper in the right-hand rail just below the main photos on this page. Read More»

William D. Elrod, age 55, of Fayetteville

Mr. William D. Elrod, age 55, of Fayetteville, formerly of Summerville, Georgia died Wednesday (03/16/2011). Native of Chattooga County, Georgia He was born on July 29, 1955, son of the late Ralph W. and Ada Margaret Duff Elrod. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a real estate agent for the ERA Sunrise Group. Read More»

Mayor’s wife: ‘My turn’ for facts, perspectives missing from Page 1 story

I am Cathy Haddix and it is my turn. Time to give a lot of facts missing from the blogs and newspaper.

I had what I thought was a private conversation with Joey Grisham, the new development coordinator, at the opening of Fresh Market. As a private citizen it surprised me as to how noteworthy it has become. Read More»

PTC’s aesthetic war lost long ago

I really am getting too old for this and have not written in a long while; but the plaque in my arteries was loosened a bit when I read the article about limiting “walking signs.”

The major reason, it would appear, is it is not in keeping with the aesthetic values of our city.

First of all, the aesthetic values of our city were compromised when some individuals decided to rent out their homes and then not come by, oh, maybe once a year, to see if the yard was being kept up, there were not 40 people living in the house and the spare tires were moved from the front yard periodically. Read More»

Tea Party takes over GOP? Not hardly

I would like to take issue with the headline in the March 16 issue of The Citizen which states, “Tea Party takes over Fayette GOP.”

At our recent county convention we elected a slate of s17 officers, nine of whom have served on previous Fayette County Republican Party executive boards.

Some of our newly elected officers have recently become involved with the FCRP, but have been very active in our county through other organizations: i.e., the Fayette Local Issues Tea Party and the Fayette/Coweta 9-12 Association. Read More»

We have to be vigilant about protecting our low-density way of life here

A multitude of us are in favor of preserving our quality of life in Fayette County, the envy of many. Unlike many of the counties in our region, we have something worth fighting for if you look at the statistics.

In reality, the only way to hold onto quality of life is not trust the local government (including Steve Brown) and get informed and personally involved. I can give you dozens of examples where elected officials have been ousted because the citizens found out (many times too late) their course had been radically altered. Read More»

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