Newsmakers

Fayette Woman and The Citizen present the '2010 Mothers of the Year'

Fayette Woman 2010 Mothers of the Year: Mionne Meyers, Stacy Alter and Stephanie Mann.

The Citizen Newspapers and Fayette Woman are pleased to present the winners of the eighth annual Mother of the Year contest. The winner in the 65 and over age category is Mionne Meyers, 69, of Fayetteville. Read More»

Newnan resident receives Legion of Merit Award

Col. Steven Charles (L) receives the Legion of Merit award in a May 1 ceremony in Birmingham. The award was presented by Brig. Gen. David W. Puster.

Colonel Steven Charles had a long military career, serving in the Navy, the Air Force and the Air Force Reserve. Over the course of 30 years, Charles served two cruises abouard the USS Constellation, had 212 carrier landings (89 of them at night) graduated from navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and served as an instructor in both the F-111 Aardvark and the F-117 Stealth Fighter. It was for his six years of service as program manager for the 87th Air Force Element and Air Director of Joint Operations with the U.S. Read More»

New Senoia library moves closer to reality

Wow! It looks like the rendering of a beautiful new home, but it’s really the artist’s conception of the new Senoia Library that will be located along Pylant Street at Merrimac Lake Park.

It looks more like an exquisite home than a library. And the artist’s rendering of the exterior of the long-awaited Senoia Library that will be located along Pylant Street at Merrimac Lake Park is, in a word: beautiful.

At approximately four times the size of the current library, likely coming in at 4,000-5,000 square feet, recent action by the Coweta County Library Board now has the fully funded project placed in the beginning of the design phase.
Past obstacles involving the project appear to have been overcome by the determination to move ahead with the library’s construction. Read More»

Coweta Relay for Life coming next weekend

Everyone at some point should attend a Relay for Life. Though the unique events are held as fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, they are also a reflection of the spirit of a community whose members come together to support each other in the face of the trials and challenges that can come from cancer. Coweta County’s 2010 Relay for Life will be held May 14 and 15 at the fairgrounds on Pine Road. Read More»

“Ride to make history” in Senoia

Get ready to ride! Whether on motorcycles or bicycles, members of the Senoia Area Historical Society are inviting the community to the its first “Ride to Make History.” The new benefit ride coming June 5 is geared toward raising awareness of the importance of historic preservation.

The benefit ride will have a motorcycle component and a bicycle component. The motorcycle ride will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Maguire’s and end at the Senoia Area Historical Society house located at 6 Couch Street. Registration will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Maguire’s. Read More»

Fayette Counseling Center has grand opening of headquarters

The Fayette County Counseling Center has called several locations “home” since its inception in 1980 when the first full-time administrator, Cathy Johnson, opened for service. The center is a part of the McIntosh Trail Community Service Board, whose headquarters are in Griffin. Read More»

Tom Hamall remembered as metro force for good

Thomas Hamall

Fayette County and metro Atlanta lost a true friend last week with the passing of Tom Hamall. One of his most recent accomplishments as the co-creator of the ENCORE! Fayette Senior Adult Leadership Program was the culmination of a life of service to the communities where he lived. Always quick with a smile, Hamall saw life and its challenges not as problems, but as possibilities for learning and unity. Read More»

Fayette Relay for Life volunteers raise $400K for cancer research

Cancer survivors celebrate life at the 2010 Fayette County Relay for Life May 1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Relay for Life events always have a two-fold purpose that combines a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society (ASC) with a time for local people to fellowship with each other, to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors in the community and to remember those who have passed on. Read More»