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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.

Chamber of Commerce President Boothby selected as officer for state association

Candace Boothby, president of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, has been selected Second Vice-Chair/Treasurer of the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) for 2010-2011. She will Chair the organization for the 2013-2014 term.

GACCE is the professional society of Georgia chambers of commerce executives and staff. The GACCE mission is to provide exceptional services to its members in professional development, education, information and best practices as well as to advocate the local Chamber’s role in economic and community development. Read More»

Fayette NAACP to hold Mighty Men of Valor conference

On August 21, the annual Mighty Men of Valor Conference, facilitated by the NAACP in partnership with the Theta Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the Associated of Village Pride, Inc., will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sams Auditorium at the Lafayette Education Center located at 205 Lafayette Avenue in Fayetteville. This year’s conference theme is “Boys to Men: Training in Ethical Leadership & Academic Excellence.” Read More»

What’s in healthcare law that affects seniors? Find out Aug. 17

When it comes to the built-in complexities of federal programs, few would claim to be an expert. And that is especially true of the voluminous Affordable Care Act — also known as ObamaCare — adopted earlier this year and signed into law. To help clarify the new law as it applies to seniors, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) will host an Aug. 17 presentation to help answer residents’ questions. Read More»

Tyrone seeks nominees for “Hero of the Year”

Tyrone Founders Day is looking for those who have exhibited act of courage and is looking for submissions for the “Hero of the Year.”
Rules & regulations:

1. All nominations are to be submitted on the ‘official entry form”. The forms may be augmented with clippings or other evidentiary materials. You may use back of form if additional space is needed.

2. Nominations must be received no later than August 20, 2010 to be eligible.

3. The review board will be made up of three impartial judges. Read More»

Big catch in Lake Peachtree

Young Peachtree City resident Will Conner hauled in this eight pound bass July 23 on a fishing trip at an undisclosed location on Lake Peachtree.

Conner was using a rattle-trap crank bait and posed for a photo for proud dad David Conner before tossing the fish back into the lake.

Young Peachtree City resident Will Conner hauled in this eight pound bass July 23 on a fishing trip at an undisclosed location on Lake Peachtree.

Conner was using a rattle-trap crank bait and posed for a photo for proud dad David Conner before tossing the fish back into the lake.

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