Fayette County

Haddix booted for original thinking

How sad that Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix was summarily fired from the Atlanta Regional Commission roundtable for suggesting that Fayette County should consider joining the Three Rivers Regional Commission instead.

If not applauded for his courageous, “out-of-the-box” thinking, at least he should have been heard, especially since it affects our pocketbooks. Instead, he was politically “lynched.”

I don’t know if his idea is a good one or not, but such creative thinking is rare, and deserving of thoughtful debate in the newspapers and on the street.

J.D. Holmes Read More»

Unanswered questions about PTC remaining in ARC

Was the recent vote by Peachtree City Council members Imker, Fleisch and Learnard to ask for a new representative to the Regional Transportation Roundtable, (in effect voting to remove Mayor Haddix from that position) in Peachtree City’s best interest?

Mayor Haddix had floated the idea of moving Fayette County from the Atlanta Regional Commission to the Three Rivers Regional Commission. Had Mayor Haddix’s idea been properly and publicly debated with all the facts known ahead of time so an informed decision could have been made? Read More»

What kind of pull do these guys possess?

For some time, the West Fayetteville Bypass Coalition has been trying to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) to exercise its regulatory authority to grant and conduct a public hearing so that more Fayette County individuals might be given an opportunity to express their feelings on the project now known as “Veterans Parkway” before the dirt starts turning. We have had no success to this point. Read More»

Reader takes exception to story about Gathering Place costs, uses

Your newspaper ran an article in this weekend’s edition entitled “$850K price tag put on expanding Gathering Place for bridge games.” I was at the City Council meeting that was discussed in that article and I did not hear some of what Mr. Munford reported.

I have talked to several others who were also at the meeting and they agree with me. Read More»

Losing Democrat slams Yates’ values

Now that the election is over, I want to thank the many citizens of Fayette, Henry and Spalding counties who supported and encouraged me throughout my campaign.

I count myself among the majority of Americans who favor term limits, and who believe that good government requires active involvement of the citizens, not merely accepting incumbents who have repeatedly run unopposed. Read More»

Dr. Sams will speak Wednesday on Thanksgiving, memories

The community is invited to join members of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Wednesday night, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Thanksgiving evening with Dr. Ferrol Sams Jr. speaking on the beauty of family and Thanksgiving and the importance of memory.

“Ferrol Sams is one of those rare artists who, through his amazing words, sings the commonplace, revealing the rich beauty, humor and love that surround us everyday,” said the Rev. Mark Westmoreland, senior minister at FFUMC. “After reading or hearing him, all we can really say is ‘of course’ or maybe ‘Amen.’” Read More»

All Saints Anglican will present ‘Home For the Holidays’ December 4

Guitarist LeeLee Hunter (left) and soprano Chelsea Buyalos will perform with pianist Shannon Bryan in the All Saints Anglican Church Christmas Recital. The public is invited to the free event which will be at 7 p.m. at 225 South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will host a free Christmas music recital in its sanctuary on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The theme for the event is “Home For The Holidays.”

The presentation will be organized and led by All Saints music director Shannon Bryan. Bryan will play the piano and accompany guest soprano Chelsea Buyalos. LeeLee Hunter will also perform solo classical guitar.

A small sampling of the music includes, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “Ave Maria,” and “Oh Holy Night.” Read More»

Fork in the Road Cafe cooks up down home cooking

Fork in the Road Cafe cooks up down home cooking

It’s like going for a meal at your grandmother’s house and sitting down for a Southern-style meal where everything is made from scratch. That simple notion, one that is hard to find in today’s world of pre-packaged restaurant fare, is just one of the things that make Fork in the Road Cafe in Peachtree City a different and delectable dining experience. Read More»

TCBY is new destination at Braelinn Village

TCBY is new destination at Braelinn Village

From the minute you open the door and enter the new TCBY at Peachtree City’s Braelinn Village off Crosstown Rd., you can tell you’re in for a treat.

Armed with funky furniture and bright colors, this self-serve TCBY aims to be a destination, a place for people and families to go to enjoy a unique and healthy treat. In addition to the frozen yogurt, of which there are always 12 flavors on tap (18 if you count the twists), there are frozen pies and cakes and the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine. Read More»

Help decorate vets’ tree with personalized Christmas ornaments

The Civitans and United Daughters of the Confederacy are offering the community an opportunity to help decorate this year’s Veterans’ Christmas Tree in Fayetteville with personalized Christmas ornaments.

The tree will be placed in front of the Fayetteville Log Cabin and will be decorated with 6-8-inch Christmas balls. Individuals may purchase these ornaments for $10 in memory or in honor of a veteran. The name, rank, branch of service and date served will be printed on each ornament. The ornaments will be available for pickup after the holidays. Read More»