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Fayette a ‘donor county’ for taxes?

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele.

Mayors of county’s 2 largest cities take opposite positions on 2012 regional transportation tax referendum

The mayors of Fayette County’s two largest cities have diametrically opposing viewpoints about a pending 1-cent regional sales tax to be put to a vote next year.

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix is against it, while Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele is for it.

Early projections show that a 1 percent, 10-year sales tax for regional transportation projects in the 10 counties in metro Atlanta would generate about $205 million total from Fayette County alone. Read More»

King honored and remembered in Monday event in F’ville

Happy marchers in an honored cause

“One Nation, One Dream: Justice for All.” That was the theme of the 7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and the 11th Annual Commemorative Program held Monday in Fayetteville. The event was sponsored by the Fayette County branch of the NAACP.

This year’s lengthy parade began at Fayette County High School then proceeded to Ga. Highway 85 and onto the Lafayette Education Center. Rev. Toney Mosley, senior pastor of Woods Memorial Baptist Church served as the parade’s grand marshal. Read More»

Fresh Market hiring for PTC location

As it gets closer to opening in the Peachtree Crossings shopping center, The Fresh Market grocery store has announced a career open house event slated for Jan. 26 at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

Among the job openings are: assistant produce manager, grocery specialist, assistant deli manager, gift/floral specialist and specialists for cheese, candy/coffee, seafood and others.

All applicants are required to apply online before the open house, according to the company. The website on which the company is accepting applications is TheFreshMarket.com/careers. Read More»

PTC has ‘new’ bus to teach fire prevention, safety

The Peachtree City Fire Department recently unveiled its Fire Education Bus, which is specially equipped to teach people of all ages about fire safety in the home. Read More»

Take your best shot (of Fayette County's natural beauty) by Jan. 31 deadline

Photo is “Sun Dancers” by Dale Niles, 2010 First Place, Trust Properties Category. Provided by Southern Conservation Trust.

You still have time to capture your best photographs and enter them in the Southern Crescent’s premier photography exhibition. The 3rd annual juried exhibition, Nature, Undisturbed, continues to solicit entries for the 2011 competition through Jan. 31. Read More»

4 missed ice storm days won't be made up; BoE to decide on 5th day

UPDATED for print Friday, 4:20 p.m. — Ice Storm 2011 really did a number on the Fayette County School System calendar. But per state law, four of the five days missed this week will not have to be made up. The Fayette County Board of Education at its Jan. 18 meeting will discuss what to do about the missed days. Read More»

TCBY hosts Relay fundraiser Jan. 20

Volunteers from Relay for Life in Fayette County will be on hand all day to talk about the Relay and how others can get involved in the annual event. Photo/Special.

By CINDY MORLEY
Special to The Citizen

Looking for ways to help in the battle against cancer? Try swirlin’.

Swirling the yogurt -- that is.

“When I decided to open the TCBY in Peachtree City, one of my commitments was to give back to the community,” said Mike Murtaugh, owner of the new TCBY in the Braelinn Shopping Center. “I had been in the corporate world all my business life, and I wanted to make a change. At the same time, I wanted to make sure as a local business owner that I found ways to give back to the community that has been so good to me and my family.” Read More»

Registration starts for senior tax exemption in PTC

Peachtree City is once again accepting the annual applications for the Senior Homestead Exemption. To qualify, seniors must be 65 or older earning $30,000 or less in household income. A new application must be made each year for the exemption.

The registration card, available at City Hall, must be submitted by Tuesday, March 1. Seniors who have not completed their taxes by that date will have until Friday, April 22, to bring in proof of 2010 income. Read More»

PTC Quiznos burglarized early Monday

The beginning of the winter storm early Monday morning did not deter a break-in and theft at the Quiznos restaurant on Ga. Highway 54 in the Peachtree East Shopping Center just outside Peachtree City. The incident is under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The burglary occurred on Jan. 10 at approximately 2:15 a.m. when a brick was thrown through a front window, said sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan, adding that the power to the store had been turned off from the outside of the building. Read More»

Burglars hit F’ville Foot Locker early Thursday

Burglars hit F’ville Foot Locker early Thursday

Fayetteville Police are searching for three suspects that burglarized the Foot Locker store at the Fayette Pavilion early Thursday morning.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said surveillance video captured three suspects burglarizing a Fayetteville Foot Locker store early Thursday at approximately 4 a.m.

Whitlow said a silver vehicle, possibly a newer model crossover, backed up to the front door of the store. Three males exited the vehicle and shattered the front door using a tool similar to the Halligan tool fire departments use, Whitlow said. Read More»

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