Fayette County

Parting thoughts as Supt. John DeCotis says goodbye

Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis in his office last week as he prepares to retire June 30. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a time when Fayette County had only one traffic light, located in downtown Fayetteville. It was a time when the county had only one high school, also in Fayetteville.

And it was the time when now-retiring Fayette County School Superintendent John DeCotis arrived to teach at J.C. Booth Junior High School in Peachtree City. Read More»

Fla. man arrested for molesting boy; 5 indicted in sex crimes

A Ft. Lauderdale man who claimed to be in the community for the purpose of looking for a house was arrested June 26 on charges of aggravated child molestation in connection with an incident involving a 14-year-old boy.

Dennis Carl Davidson, 37, was charged with aggravated child molestation, felony enticing a child for indecent purposes and prowling, according to warrants filed by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators. Read More»

Todd: Developers may have driven schools’ locations

An earlier article in The Citizen may provide some clues as to why the current school building and land purchasing actions of the Fayette County School Board have resulted in such controversy. The most important part of the article was statements by the board chair about the role of developers in the community. Read More»

Fayette schools get high student marks

Recently, Ms. Gail Onesi offered us her assessment of our school board and its performance. While I believe that everyone has different opinions and priorities that influence them, it is also important to consider the facts. The Fayette County Schools are consistently at the top of any performance measure.

This week the annual system pass rates for the CRCT were published. Again, our Fayette schools bested all metro systems (including Cobb, and Cherokee) in every grade in every subject. Read More»

Smith: Brown’s record on display, as are signs on public rights of way

I’m Jack Smith, CPA, your county commissioner, asking for your vote in the July 20 primary. I discussed my record last week and referred you to the county annual reports for more details. I stand on that record, capped by a $6 million reduction in the county budget and a $5 million increase in cash reserves in just three years. Read More»

Tavern on the Square: F'ville to get long-awaited eatery

The Fayetteville Planning & Zoning Commission last week agreed to recommend that revised elevation plans for the Olde Courthouse Tavern at 105 South Glynn Street be approved. The new business on the courthouse square could open in October.

Property owner Larry Graves said Tuesday the 2,000-square-foot Olde Courthouse Tavern will be outfitted like an old English tavern, complete with exposed beams and exposed brick. The business will feature a diverse menu that caters to an atmosphere of upscale, casual dining and will come with a full bar. Read More»

Brown: Smith votes for roads to nowhere, mass transit for Fayette

Incumbent Commissioner Jack Smith is getting very worried. People are not going to take accusations without supporting evidence anymore.

Hard-working people in Fayette County have watched as our county-level governments have built expensive schools (some empty, others around 60 percent empty) while they cut teachers’ pay and reduced the services. Read More»

Part 2 of ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’

Remember in November 2008 when Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said never let a good crisis go to waste? The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a crisis the Obama administration could have only dreamed of. Why?

The oil spill has given the liberals just the excuse they need to “starve this country of domestically produced oil.” The longer oil spills into the Gulf, the longer the president can use the crisis to gain support for his $1 trillion energy policy. Read More»

Smith ad untrue in many points

For the record, I want to say that County Commissioner Jack Smith’s bullet point in his newspaper piece about Steve Brown not being active in any civic efforts to better our community or metro Atlanta is not true. Anyone who knows Steve will tell you the same thing. Read More»

Voting for Brown like voting for Obama

I am Hollis Harris. My family and I moved to Peachtree City in March 1969. I worked for Delta Airlines at that time. I and many other airline people from Delta, Eastern, Southern and Northwest encouraged airline people to move to Peachtree City. The majority of the airline people are well educated and they got involved in the school system as the city and county grew. Read More»

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