Fayette County

Out of a dark and stormy night, South Fayette's mystery girl

Out of a dark and stormy night, South Fayette's mystery girl

She wears a striped sundress, a bow in her hair, cradling a baby doll.

She could be 10. Maybe 12. Impossible to know for sure.

Who is she? Where did she come from? And how did she come to rest in Jim Harris’ pastoral backyard in south Fayette County Thursday morning?

The answers may lie in the resiliency of a black-and-white photograph, the staying power of an ink stamp, and the fury of an intense thunderstorm that skirted the area Wednesday night.

In the photo, the girl is leaning on a concrete wall. Two dated sedans and a rather unique tree are in the background. Read More»

Daybreak update: Fayette dodges storm

Fayette County avoided serious storm damage overnight that wrought likely tornados in neighboring Spalding County.

The Spalding storm was Fayette's closest call, potentially threatening southeast Fayette near the Brooks and Woolsey areas. Damage in Spalding was significant along Ga. Highway 92 north of Griffin, as aerial news video showed leveled buildings and damaged mobile homes.

No significant damage was reported in Fayette County to speak of, emergency officials said. Fayette crews are being dispatched to Spalding County this morning to help assist them in clearing roads, said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Read More»

Safely ditch old, unused medicine Saturday

Dropping off your old, unused prescription medication is as easy as driving through the parking lot of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office this Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo/File.

A special event to dispose of potentially dangerous prescription medication will be hosted Saturday at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Not only will they take the medication no questions asked, but the setup will be pain-free, as the service will be offered "drive-through" style. Participants won't need to get out of their cars; just roll down the window and hand over the unused or unwanted prescription drugs. Read More»

Mary Virginia McDaniel Roper, age 92 of Fayetteville

Mrs. Mary Virginia McDaniel Roper “Jennie”, age 92 of Fayetteville, formally of Smyrna and Carrollton died Wednesday April 22, 2011.

Mrs. Roper was a Veteran of W.W.II – Naval Reserve W.A.V.E.S. She was a former music teacher and Legal Secretary with City Service. She was an Art student of the University of West Georgia at the age of 70. Mrs. Roper was a graduate of the University of South Carolina AB with a Major in music.

Mrs. Roper is preceded in death by John Robert Roper Sr. (spouse for 45 years), and John Robert Roper Jr. (Bob). Read More»

F’ville Rite-Aid burglarized April 24

Fayetteville Police are searching for a burglar in connection with an April 24 break-in at the Rite-Aid pharmacy on North Glynn Street.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said the break-in occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. after a man who appeared on video to be a black male threw a large rock through a store window and gained entrance.

Whitlow said the man stole a large quantity of cigarettes.

It is possible that this man has been involved in similar break-ins in other jurisdictions, Whitlow said, adding that Fayetteville investigators are in contact with other agencies. Read More»

Dogwood Forest gives you things to consider when looking for an assisted care facility

From left are members of Dogwood Forest’s staff, Community Relations Director Alma Jackson, Executive Director Deltra Clark and Wellness Service Director Chrystal Montgomery. Photo/Special.

By Kia Clark
Special to The Citizen

For close to 25 years, assisted living has become a prominent concept in senior living by providing choices beyond the nursing home model. With a resort like quality, the offering of multiple accommodations, and a sense of community, assisted living has become a first choice for many senior adults and their families. Read More»

The most frequently asked questions about non-surgical back pain treatment

The most frequently asked questions about non-surgical back pain treatment

Seminars on drug-free non-surgical back pain relief called “Fix My jacked-Up Back” were held every Friday in March 2011. The seminar was hosted by Dr. John Thomas, DC at his private practice, Allied Healthcare Clinics in Fayetteville, Georgia. A diverse audience attended the seminars, including local seniors, young professionals, and dedicated athletes. All of whom were suffering with back pain. Read More»

Five things to look for in sunglasses

By John L Henahan, OD, FAAO
Special to The Citizen

Spring has finally sprung, and the pollen is diminishing to the point that you actually want to go outside, so it is time to consider how you will protect your eyes this summer. Here are the top things to look for when purchasing sunglasses. Read More»

Best Buy helps out Heritage of Peachtree

Best Buy helps out Heritage of Peachtree

Peachtree City Best Buy reaches out with free electronic help to Heritage of Peachtree.  Pictured with the “Geek Mobile” is: left to right front row: Dania Thompson, Chris Jobe, Sandra Bachmeier (Home Theatre Services Supervisor), Dezaray Lloyd.  back row: LeDavin Williams, Andrew McDowell, Michael Cousins, Mike Carmack, Jean Acomb

A cross walk across Lake Peachtree

A cross walk across Lake Peachtree

Members of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City along with members of other denominations gathered on Good Friday for the annual Cross Walk along the cart path from the church property at Ga. Highway 54 and North Peachtree Parkway to Drake Field at Lake Peachtree. Photo/Ben Nelms.