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5 F’ville stores fined for selling alcohol to minors in Dec. police sting

The Fayetteville City Council on March 17 voted to impose $1,000 fines and warnings to five local businesses for selling alcohol to a minor.

Police Chief Steve Heaton in recommending the fines and violations said that on Nov. 26 the police department conducted an investigation of alcohol serving permit compliance at several businesses throughout the city.

During the operation, five people at five businesses were cited for selling alcohol to a minor and one of them was cited for the additional charge of not having a server’s permit, Heaton said. Read More»

PTC braces for complaints as Lake Mac debris burning begins

The burning of cleared vegetation at the Lake McIntosh site is slated to begin this week and continue through April 30. Peachtree City officials have worried about the effects the residual smoke might have on nearby homes and businesses, but Fayette County officials anticipate no such problems. Read More»

2010 Census: Minorities gain in Fayette

Name Fayette County’s fastest growing city.

It’s Tyrone, with a decade-long increase of more than 75 percent, up to its current counted population of 6,879.

And Fayetteville grew to be nearly half as large as Peachtree City, coming in at nearly 16,000 persons — an increase of 43 percent — compared to Peachtree City’s slightly more than 34,000. Read More»

West Ga. Tech to build Coweta campus

Graphic depiction of proposed campus.

West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) is on track to have a much larger presence in Coweta County and the surrounding areas.

The college last week received approval from the Coweta County Commission on a rezoning request that will lead to the April groundbreaking for 83,500 square feet of classroom space and the eventual construction of a 200,000-square-foot campus near Turkey Creek Road and I-85.

Though its service area is in Coweta and other west Georgia counties, the current WGTC campus in Newnan also has students from Fayette County. Read More»

Editorial page misprint

Page A4 of the March 23, 2011 print edition of The Citizen — the main opinion page in the paper — was misprinted with a week-old version of the page, the result of a once-in-18-years mistake made by our contract printer.

The page we sent that was not printed is contained within our new digital edition of the print paper in the right-hand rail just below the main photos on this page. Read More»

Cronic encourages local seniors to apply for Buick scholarships

The Cronic Automotive Group is encouraging area high school seniors to apply for one of the 1,100 scholarships to be awarded as part of the Buick Achievers Program.

The $4.5 million effort is being funded by the General Motors Foundation and includes 100 full scholarships (up to $25,000 a year) for students who major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and 1,000 renewable scholarships of $2,000 each in design, marketing and business administration. Read More»

Officer struck by vehicle, sustains minor injury

The school resource officer directing traffic at Whitewater Middle School Tuesday morning was struck and slightly injured after being hit by a vehicle leaving the school. Read More»

FCHS inducts 11th Hall of Fame class

The FCHS Hall of Fame class of 2011. From left are Sherry Bishop, Gary Teal, Jim Bailey, Jef Murchison, Jaime Corn Holland, Col. (Ret.) William “Mac” Wilkinson and John Davis. Photo/Special.

Last Saturday night the Fayette County High School Hall of Fame inducted its 11th class of inductees. This year’s class includes three athletes, one coach, and three distinguished alumni.  The Athletic inductees were:

• Wrestling Head Coach Jim Bailey.  Coach Bailey has been at FCHS since 1985 teaching English, coaching the wrestling team, and serving as an assistant coach for the football and track teams. Coach Bailey entered the 2010-2011 wrestling season with over 370 dual meet victories, four area coach of the year awards, and seven individual state champions. Read More»

Holding the torch

Ben Tyrell. Photo/Special.

Ben Tyrell triumphantly holds up the Olympic torch, signaling the opening of the games, at last Friday's Fayette County Special Olympic Games. The event was held at Starr's Mill High School and featured over 230 Olympians from the county’s public schools and the Joseph Sams School. Photo/Special.

Athletes showcase skills at Special Olympics

Former student Lani Demello and Deputy Superintendent Fred Oliver, along with the Chick-fil-A cow, lead the Parade of Athletes. Photo/Special.

Fayette’s special athletes demonstrated their skills and sportsmanship at the annual Fayette County Special Olympic Games held Friday at Starr’s Mill High.

Over 230 Olympians from the county’s public schools and the Joseph Sams School converged on the field of the Starr’s Mill High stadium to participate in various sporting events. Read More»

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