Fayette County

'Simply Sinatra' at The Villages, July 9

Las Vegas veteran Steve Lippia. Photo/Special.

On Saturday night, July 9, The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville hosts an evening of classic songs made famous by the legendary Frank Sinatra. Read More»

Kay Marie Holder, 73, of Peachtree City

Kay Marie Holder, 73, of Peachtree City went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Read More»

Fayette students again in top percentiles of state testing

Fayette County third, fifth and eighth students maintained their statewide academic standing during the 2010-2011 school year by scoring high on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. Only a small number of school systems tallied higher scores.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Fayette’s scores showed improvement this year and were among the best in the state. Read More»

2 PTC churches join for free July 4th community cookout

Two Peachtree City churches are joining forces to host a free community picnic immediately before the July 4 fireworks.

First Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church are planning to feed up to 3,000 people in a community barbecue starting at 6 p.m. on their adjacent campuses on Willowbend Road. Some 2,000 people were served last year when First Baptist held the event on its own; the figure is up this year because of the help from the neighboring congregation. Read More»

PTC cart path flasher quickly arrested

A man who flashed a female jogger on a Kedron Village golf cart path Wednesday morning was nabbed by Peachtree City Police within a few minutes and a few blocks of the incident, said Capt. Rosanna Dove, public information officer. Read More»

Counting car tags at Fayetteville’s Pavilion: 1/3 Clayton, 1/3 Fayette

There is little doubt that the 1.53 million square-foot Fayette Pavilion brings a wealth of shoppers to Fayetteville. But where do those shoppers come from? Based on a June 25 survey by The Citizen, the answer is Fayette, Clayton and Fulton counties with a sprinkling of shoppers from a host of other counties across metro Atlanta and beyond. Read More»

Construction has begun on Phase II of West Fayetteville Bypass

Road construction crews are busy at what is still the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Tillman Road and what will eventually be Sandy Creek at the West Fayetteville Bypass. The Tillman Road to Eastin Road section of Phase 2 is expected to be completed in approximately 15 months. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorists driving along Sandy Creek Road just north of Phase 1 of the West Fayetteville bypass have likely noticed road work underway at the intersection with Tillman Road.

Work on the new intersection marks the beginning of the Tillman Road to Eastin Road section of Phase 2. With most of the right-of-way secured, the Tillman/Eastin section is expected to be completed in approximately 15 months. Read More»

Youth group from Florida helps Square Foot Ministries with Pregnancy Resource Center

A youth group from Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orlando, FL arrives in Fayetteville with a mission to build. This hard working and dedicated group of volunteers donated their time to assist Square foot Ministries (www.squarefootministry.com) a Christian-based home repair and construction ministry located in Fayette County, Georgia in their efforts to construct the new site for the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center (www.fayetteprc.com), which offers pregnancy tests, peer counseling, maternity and baby supplies, and parenting classes. Read More»

If you just gotta shoot off some fireworks, then follow these expert safety precautions

July 4 is just around the corner and the organized fireworks displays such as the one over Lake Peachtree in Peachtree City are a part of the annual observance. And legal or not, the national holiday always includes many other fireworks displays in neighborhoods across the area before the night is over. And July 4 is also a time to exercise caution and awareness when dealing with fireworks and the potential for injuries and fires that can quickly get out of hand. Read More»

Tyrone gearing up to celebrate its centennial Aug. 20

The town of Tyrone has announced the celebration of its centennial on Aug. 20 at Shamrock Park. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join them for free hot dogs, drinks, and of course, cake.

There will be memory booths showing articles, pictures and items from the past. The Fayette County Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be giving tours of the three public cemeteries and two family cemeteries in Tyrone.

There will be a fishing contest for ages 16 and under that will be held at the lake in the park. Read More»

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