Fayette County

Square Foot Ministry plans yard sale May 21

Square Foot Ministry (SFM), a ministry of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) and local non-profit organization, is seeking donated items for its annual yard sale planned for Saturday, May 21. The yard sale will be in the parking lot and Family Life Center of FFUMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday only.

Items that will be accepted include furniture, books, jewelry., small appliances, knick-knacks, toys, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition. Read More»

Burglary in N. F’ville nets $15K cash, jewels

Fayetteville Police are investigating a residential burglary in the Woodbine subdivision off White Road where the basement door was kicked in and a large sum of cash and diamond jewelry was stolen.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said the burglary occurred between May 1-9. The exact date is not known since the homeowner did not check the basement door on each of those days.

Whitlow said the burglar made off with what was reported as $15,000 in $100 bills, diamond jewelry and a laptop computer. Read More»

Gosdin birth

Brian and Jana Gosdin of Sharpsburg announce the birth of their son, Jax Bricen Gosdin, born at 5:06 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Fayetteville. He weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Joel and Sandra Gosdin of Woolsey. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Roxy Gadzicki and Dan Schulz of Peachtree City. Great-grandmothers are Margaret Ellington of LaGrange and Shirley Freeman of Clarion, Iowa.

Fayette County budget may go up again; healthcare, fuel costs blamed

With a projected revenue decline of $2.1 million for the coming fiscal year, combined with escalating gas and healthcare costs, the upcoming budget hearings for the Fayette County Commission look to be those of further belt-tightening. Read More»

Thieves hit parked cars at Fayette churches, gyms

New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville was struck again Sunday morning by thieves who shattered the windows of two parked vehicles to get cash and credit cards, sheriff’s officials said.

And Peachtree City had five entering auto cases in five days recently as well, including two at local gyms, which has been a recurring matter, police said. Read More»

Future firefighters try out their equipment

Future firefighters try out their equipment

Peachtree City hosted the annual Touch a Truck event last week and children of all ages and their families got to tour a wide variety of vehicles. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Wildcat hurler fires playoff victory

Wildcat hurler fires playoff victory

Whitewater pitcher Daniel Amos picked up the win in the Wildcats’ first state playoff game last Friday, also doing some damage with his bat. Wednesday (May 11), Whitewater plays at undefeated Wayne County in the second round of the AAAA state playoffs. For more on the first round wins and a preview of the doubleheader, go to www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Who will be in the final?

Who will be in the final?

McIntosh’s Laura Higgason (22) lines up a shot against the South Forsyth goalkeeper in last Friday’s AAAA quarterfinal match. The Lady Chiefs hosts Starr’s Mill tonight (May 10) for a space in the state final, while Whitewater played at Lambert. Visit www.thecitizensports.com to find out who won and when and where the final is. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Taste of Fayette Sunday in Fayetteville

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy one of Fayette County’s biggest events when downtown Fayetteville comes alive with fine art, food, and family fun. This Sunday, May 15, welcomes the 10th Annual Taste of Fayette which showcases local restaurants selling affordable samples of their finest offerings. Read More»

History (and science) in the making

McIntosh High School sophomores Hannah Mason and Leslie Sellers

For the first time ever, students from Fayette County -- McIntosh High School sophomores Hannah Mason and Leslie Sellers -- competed in the International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project Olympiad, also known as I-SWEEEP, a groundbreaking science fair open to high school students from around the world. I-SWEEEP was held May 4-9 in Houston Texas, with 70 countries and 43 states represented and 601 students and 440 projects competing. Read More»

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