Fayette County

Leonard Goodman, 94, of Peachtree City

Leonard Goodman of 103 Flintlock Court, Peachtree City, GA died on December 13, 2010.

Born in Tacoma, WA in 1916, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. After serving in the Army in Alaska during World War II, he joined Pan American World Airways as a pilot. He flew out of San Francisco, then Frankfurt a. M. in Germany and finally New York. He retired in 1976 and moved to Georgia in 1979.

He was predeceased by his wife Mimi in 2003. Read More»

Miss Willette Brown, 90, of Fayetteville

Miss Willette Brown, 90, passed away on December 20, 2010 at Savannah Court in Newnan surrounded by her caring family.

Born in the Ebenezer Community of Fayette County to loving parents, Elizabeth (Lizzie) McEachern Brown and Marcus L. Brown, Jr., she was a graduate of Fayette County High School. After attending West Georgia (now State University of West Georgia) and teaching for a few years, she embarked on a long career at Standard Oil. After residing in Jacksonville, FL for a number of years, she returned to Fayetteville in 1957. Read More»

It’s Steele who ends up being divisive

You will recall how Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix was chastised as our proposed representative to Regional Transportation Roundtable (RTR), a group mandated by House Bill 277 for structuring a region-wide sale tax referendum for transportation.

Haddix simply suggested that we look into joining the Three River Region to the south instead of remaining in the ARC. Afterward, Haddix received a stinging reprisal, something akin to a smear campaign, saying he had tarnished our county’s image in our region with his talk. However, nothing could have been further from the truth. Read More»

Tax rates have no effect on job creation

Raising top tax rates for high income individuals kills jobs – right? At least that’s what I keep hearing from politicians and pundits.

Here is the argument: Most small business income taxes are paid by the business owners (because these businesses are typically “flow through” entities like S-corporations, partnerships, etc.). Many of these business owners have high incomes. If you tax these people more, their businesses will have less money to hire people. This is part of the reason we just increased the federal debt by $544 billion to extend the Bush tax cuts for two years. Read More»

So-called conservatives now are playthings of the rich who benefit most but contribute least

Dr. Mark Hendrickson’s article in last week’s Citizen is, I believe, representative of present day conservative intellectualism and its selective choices. The difficulty with intellectually selective choices in the end are their wrongheaded conclusions.

Example: WWI taught French military intellectuals that war favored a strong defense. They convinced the French people and political establishment to spend inordinate sums building an “impregnable” line. Read More»

Consider the many faces of Fayette this season

There is a tradition in our family of decorating the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving night. We endearingly call this time “Why I’m Thankful Hour.” We each take an ornament to place on the tree and say what we are thankful for this year.

We initially established this tradition in our home to encourage an attitude of gratitude in our two young daughters. It caught on so well with our friends and family members that now the Thankful Hour lasts for several hours and Thanksgiving is officially our girls’ favorite holiday. Read More»

Native Americans have original property rights

Re: “Honoring Bill Of Rights Day,” by Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson’s article in the Dec. 15 issue of The Citizen.

Dr. Hendrickson writes: “We poorly understand the elementary concept of rights ... The Declaration Of Independence specifies two essential points we need to understand about our rights: 1) They are God-given; 2) they are inalienable ... nobody has a right to anyone else’s property.”

Here we go again, assuming God has always been on our side. Neither God nor Jesus is mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. Nor are they mentioned in the Bill of Rights. Read More»

‘Churchless,’ Rolling Hills plans outdoor Community Christmas service Dec. 24

Rolling Hills Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas with a special “Christmas by Candlelight” event on Friday, Dec. 24 , from 6 - 6:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Square.

The event will include singing Christmas carols at the Gazebo, reading the Christmas story, and singing Silent Night by candlelight. The event is open to the public. Read More»

Episcopal Church of the Nativity celebrates 20 years in Fayetteville

New members were welcomed Sunday when the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Fayetteville, celebrated its 20th anniversary. From left in front are Nicole Philips, Diana Richburg, Gail Kirby, Ross W. Terry, Kimisha Scarborough (holding her son, Keymani, who was baptized), Kiora Nichols (Keymani’s godmother), Edward Saha and Shirley Saha. Standing in the rear are the Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish, and the Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Photo/Special.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, which began its life as a congregation two decades ago in a storefront space in Fayetteville, celebrated its 20th anniversary last Sunday.

The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, was on hand to preside at the Eucharist, preach, and administer sacraments of confirmation, and reception of new members. Both he and the Rev. Rita Henault, rector, also officiated at a baptism. Read More»

Tramonte-Willenborg

Kathryn Reid Tramonte engaged to Andrew Maurice Willenborg

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Tramonte Jr. of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Reid Tramonte, to Andrew Maurice Willenborg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Willenborg of Johns Creek. He is also the son of the late Cynthia Willenborg.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Starr’s Mill High in Fayetteville. She will receive her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech in December 2010. She will work as an engineer for ExxonMobil. Read More»

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