Fayette County

Local church to be featured in movie

Local church to be featured in movie

When Bethany United Methodist Church was formed in 1855, it was many years before the phenominem known as ‘movies’ would be on the scene.

This charming country church, located in the northeast corner of Fayette County, was chosen as the site of  movie, “Joyful Noise”. Several sites in the county are being used, including the Fred Brown Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

Some 150 members have been temporarily displaced, using the Parrott Funeral Home chapel for their Sunday services. Read More»

Blaze's Masquerade Ball, Mar. 19

Blaze's Masquerade Ball, Mar. 19

Sara Harp Minter Elementary proudly announces their upcoming pageant “Blaze’s Masquerade Ball” on Saturday, Mar.19 in the Sara Harp Minter cafeteria. The pageant is open to young ladies 0-18 years old. This is the fourth year that the school has held the pageant which proceeds the elementary school. Beautiful rhinestone crowns, sashes, and trophies will be awarded! For more information, please contact Eileen Corley at corley.eileen@mail.fcboe.org or Tiffany Gilreath at gilreath.tiffany@mail.fcboe.org or you may call 770-716-3914. Read More»

Students juggle technology at Bennett's Mill Middle

 Master juggler Chris Cassidy (center), along with Demi Tega (left) and Brian Doyle, give a celebratory performance for the successful completion of a 10-foot bridge in the background.

How is juggling connected to technology? Well, there is no connection, but juggling teaches eye/hand coordination and self-confidence, traits that might prove useful in building something like a bridge.

Seventh grader Chris Cassidy teaches a five-minute juggling course to fellow students during their technology period at Bennett’s Mill Middle.

About six to eight students participate in the juggling lessons each week, says technology teacher Jim Uttley.

A recent accomplishment by fellow student Andrew Hogan prompted a celebration from the jugglers. Read More»

F'ville man dies in crash Saturday during police chase

Twenty-eight year-old Fayetteville resident Marvin Nash, Jr. was killed early Saturday morning when his Toyota SUV hit a tree on Sharon Drive during a pursuit by a Fayetteville police officer. Read More»

Brown lobbies DOT for I-85/Hwy. 74 solution

Proposed changes to the interchange of Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74 will be vetted by the Georgia Department of Transportation, according to Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown.

Brown said he has received feedback that DOT is concerned with the proposals brought forth by an engineering study performed on behalf of the city of Fairburn, in whose jurisdiction the location exists. Read More»

Fayette County pushes out long-time Elections Board member Watts

Depending on a pending decision from the Fayette County Commission, the county’s Board of Elections may lose its most veteran member.

Marilyn Watts, who has served since 1998, might possibly be replaced as the commission’s representative on the three-member board.

At the Feb. 10 commission meeting, Commissioner Lee Hearn thanked Watts for her service but nominated resident Addison Lester to take her place. Commissioner Steve Brown in turn nominated Watts to be reappointed to the position before the matter was tabled because Brown hadn’t received the background information on Lester. Read More»

FCHS basketball back on top

FCHS basketball back on top

Fayette County High School’s varsity girls and boys basketball teams swept the region 3-AAAA championships at Woodland High School in Stockbridge Saturday night. Both teams are now number one seeds entering the Class AAAA state playoffs this weekend. They will both host Northside, Warner Robins on Saturday night. For more on basketball, see the stories at TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Welcome home, Marine

Welcome home, Marine

Friends and family welcomed home Marine Lance Cpl. Bradley S. Werho of Fayetteville in a surprise celebration Saturday at McCurry Park. Werho was brought to the party in a motorcade escorted by law enforcement and the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group. Werho, whose unit served in Marjah and Sangin, Afghanistan, is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville and a 2007 graduate of Fayette County High School. Photo/John Munford.

2nd year in a row, F’ville wants voters to OK redevelopment tax

If the first tax dies at the polls, wait a year and try it again, the Fayetteville City Council has decided. Read More»

Dad accuses school of over-‘kill’ with ISS for girl, 10

Should a 10-year-old girl with no discipline record be suspended from classes for exclaiming in the school hallway to a girl friend, “I‘ll kill her”?

One middle school principal said, “Yes,” and one father last week let the Fayette County Board of Education know how he felt about that. Read More»