Fayette County

Gates, fencing OK’d for Kenwood Park in north Fayette

Facing security concerns from homeowners adjacent to Kenwood Park and also the Fayette County Recreation Commission, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted last week to install fencing in certain areas of the park including an electronic gate at the entrance and exit.

At a previous meeting the commission was told that county marshals have seen problems with people using the park after hours, necessitating the need for the security gate such as the one used at Lake Horton, for example. Read More»

Party hearty, pay the price

Sometimes partying just doesn’t pay, especially when the booze is flowing and the crowd gets loud enough to compel neighbors to call the cops. That was the case over the weekend when police in Fayetteville arrested 13 underage drinkers at a late night party on Williamsburg Way. Read More»

That’s a lot of feet

That’s a lot of feet

Nearly 1,700 runners took to the streets and cart paths of Peachtree City Saturday morning as part of the annual PTC Classic Road Race. The event featured a 5K and 15K race hosted by the Peachtree City Running Club. The club supports various community initiatives including assistance for non-profit organizations and the local police and fire departments. See results at www.thecitizensports.com. Photo/John Munford.

PTC Classic winner crosses finish line

PTC Classic winner crosses finish line

Deanna McCurdy, 36, of Peachtree City was cheered across the finish line as the overall winner of the 15K PTC Classic Road Race Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Peachtree City Running Club. The overall winner in the men’s division was Jeffrey Zickus of Atlanta. Photo/John Munford.

Man, cat safe after Tyrone house fire Tuesday

A house fire early Tuesday morning in Tyrone left approximately 50 percent damage to a home on Nature’s Path. The homeowner and his cat were unharmed in the blaze.

Fayette Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms said multiple units responded to the fire after the homeowner placed the call at 2:33 a.m. Read More»

‘Why is this the worst school year?’

If anyone cares or has any backbone at the Fayette County Board of Education, please check on your teachers out here in the fields.

Over the last 3-4 weeks, most all of our classroom teachers at our school have received three or four planning periods, total.

On top of that, many have meetings right after school or serve on other committees, therefore leaving no time to call a parent, pull curriculum and materials for experiments for the next day, grade papers, look at formative assessments, type lesson plans, or post any grades. Read More»

Why Smith and Steele are complaining

Our political leadership within the county has begun a debate on issues that are of the utmost importance to the future well-being of our county and our quality of life, so please pay attention. County Commission Chairman Jack Smith and Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele are forced to go on the offensive in an attempt to defend their past actions. Read More»

BSC traffic light: No common sense at DOT

The people at DOT have no common sense. The first visit I ever made to the BSC, about three years ago, I remember thinking that a traffic light was needed. DOT should put all of their stupid regulations aside, and put safety at the top of the list.

DOT was responsible for the long delay in getting the cart bridge open, across from Best Buy. They wanted, of all things, a “study” of environmental air quality. It took them months for that study, which could have been accomplished in one day. The only thing affecting air quality is Highway 54 traffic. Read More»

Another perspective on liberals and fairness

These past two weeks (09/29 and 10/06/2010) two letters appeared from liberals, one saying he couldn’t trust The Citizen politically and the other still trying to lay the blame for our current situation on Bush and the Republicans.

Personally, I’ve always found the opinions and predictions of our venerable editor to be right on the money. If memory serves, he recommended electing Steve Brown and he warned us what we should expect if Logsdon was elected. (I hope those of you who voted for Logsdon feel appropriately contrite.) Read More»

Judge’s ruling sidesteps constitutionality of law

In the matter of the State of Michigan v. the United States government regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare, a Michigan judge recently ruled in favor of the Justice Department allowing the federal government to require its citizens to purchase health insurance. The judge was asked by the state of Michigan to rule on the constitutionality of this requirement.

In his essay in support of his ruling the judge cited his belief that Obamacare can’t work without the requirement that all citizens be required to buy health insurance. Read More»

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