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F’ville plans veterans memorial at Patriot Park off Redwine Road

The city of Fayetteville is planning to build a new veterans memorial at the Patriot Park area off Redwine and Old Senoia roads.

A schematic of the proposal shows a 10-foot tall obelisk with the emblems of each branch of the armed services. But the true feature will be the two memorial walls on either side, which will list each local veteran who was killed in action.

The obelisk and walls will be made of a black granite that will be reflective, similar to the material used on the Vietnam wall. Read More»

Chief Judge Edwards bows out of contention for appeals court

Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards has withdrawn his name from consideration for a vacant seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Edwards was nominated by several Fayetteville attorneys, but bowed out as he is focusing on his new role as chief judge of the Griffin Judicial Circuit.

Edwards said Tuesday that he was flattered by the nomination but he has been very busy in the details of tweaking court operations from calendar adjustments to courthouse security considerations. Read More»

PTC's Falcon Field to host 4th Annual 9-11 Patriot Day

The years pass but the memory of the tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 remains fresh in the minds and hearts of many in America. In that regard, the 4th Annual Peachtree City Patriot Day & Freedom Walk will be held on Sept. 11 at Falcon Field. Read More»

It's the 'dog' days of August – not coyote days

Something in south PTC is eating pets, even a baby deer; resident blames coyotes, but county thinks it’s more likely a pack of dogs

There was a report last week of the partial remains of a domesticated cat and a small deer, perhaps a fawn, found in the yard of a Peachtree City resident in the area of Crosstown Road and Robinson Road. Read More»

Patriot Day/Freedom Walk to be held at Falcon Field on 9/11

It is still a time to remember. The years pass but the memory of the tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 remains fresh in the minds and hearts of many in America. In that regard, the 4th Annual Peachtree City Patriot Day & Freedom Walk will be held on September 11 at Falcon Field.

Peachtree City Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo said the community will again remember the lives of nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, a day that is emblazoned in the minds of Americans and peace loving people around the world. Read More»

Hwy. 74 south closing postponed

Road will remain open this weekend

State officials have postponed a plan to close part of Ga. Highway 74 south Aug. 27-30.

The closing will be rescheduled for another weekend at a future date, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

When the closing occurs, motorists will be able to circumvent the closing by using Holly Grove, Robinson and Redwine roads.

The road closing will take place on a Friday evening and the road will be reopened the following early Monday morning. The section of the highway to be closed will be from Rockaway Road to Redwine Road, officials have said.

Action of Faith Ministries opens GED program

Action of Faith Ministries in Tyrone is at it again. The most recent of its many missions will begin next month as the non-profit partners with Hearts to Nourish Hope to offer a GED program to residents of Fayette, Coweta and beyond.  Hearts CEO Deborah Anglin, Hearts Education Director Valerie Humphries and Action of Faith Director Curtis Hindman discuss the specifics of the new program at the Tyrone facility on Senoia Road.

It is another first for the multiple ministries of Fayette County-based Action of Faith Ministries. The most recent initiative will provide a GED high school equivalency program in conjunction with the Hearts to Nourish Hope organization. Enrollment is set to begin and classes will be held at Action of Faith’s Tyrone headquarters beginning in September. Read More»

OLM defenders converge for a quarterback sack

OLM defenders converge for a quarterback sack

Senior Nolan Bynum (51) and junior Cameron Chaney flush out the Cross Keys quarterback in Our Lady of Mercy’s season opening 41-18 win on Saturday night. The game was also the debut of the Bobcats new head coach, Mike Earwood, the former head coach at Starr’s Mill High School. For more on the 2010 high school football season, see the preview section starting on Page E1 in the Wednesday edition of The Citizen. For all local sports, go to our sister site, TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Fayette County Sheriff Hannah and wife named in lawsuit

A woman whose car collided with a sheriff’s patrol vehicle Jan. 27 has filed suit seeking medical and punitive damages against Fayette County, Sheriff Wayne Hannah and the driver of the patrol vehicle, Capt. Deborah Hannah, who is also the wife of Sheriff Hannah. Read More»

She's a pretty brave kid

She's a pretty brave kid

There was a lot more to the Aug. 14 Back to School Bash at Carlton Elementary School than many might have expected. Accompanying the rides, games, food and music was an exhibit of kid-friendly snakes provided by the Cochran Mill Nature Center. The event was sponsored by Abundant Life Ministries and the Palmetto Police Department.

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