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F’ville’s Mayor Steele seeks tax-funded call center for seniors’ transit needs

’Prefers’ shifting cost later to private entity

A proposal being suggested by Fayette and a number of other counties in the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) area is meant to address the current and future needs of the area’s rapidly aging population. Read More»

Numbers of Fayette public school students drop to 2003 level

It has been known for some time that enrollment in Fayette County’s public schools has been slipping since 2007. The Citizen looked at the number of children attending private schools or being home-schooled during the same period to see what those numbers looked like. That look showed, for the most part, a relatively stable trend over time. Read More»

F’ville Police re-accredited by CALEA

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) arrived in Fayetteville in December for an on-site inspection that was part of the Fayetteville Police Department’s re-accreditation process. The culmination of that process came March 26 in Bethesda, Md., when the department received its fourth three-year CALEA accreditation. Read More»

Tyrone police reports, Mar. 11-23

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 11-23. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Kirk Rodney Brown, 42, of Wynfield Drive, Tyrone, for simple battery-family violence.

Aminata Cisse, 40, of Village Green Circle, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor).

Shawn Eric Cranford, 25, of Highland Park Drive, Sharpsburg, for speeding and DUI alcohol.

Allen Guyton Forte, 41, of Calypso Court, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor). Read More»

Fayette one of 73 Georgia counties named Camera Ready Communities

Gov. Nathan Deal stands in the Capitol with representatives of 73 counties designated “Camera Ready Communities.” Photo/Alana Joyner.

Economic impact of the entertainment industry in Georgia was $1.4 billion in 2010

Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), designated 73 Georgia counties Camera Ready at the Georgia State Capitol March 21. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program was launched as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to bolster Georgia’s growing film and television industry. Read More»

Hailstorm ices back deck in Senoia Saturday afternoon

Hailstorm ices back deck in Senoia Saturday afternoon

Tornado warning sirens sounded during a passage of severe weather through Senoia, Brooks and Peachtree City Saturday afternoon. No significant damage was reported, although there were several reports of hail up to the size of a quarter in the area. The hail pictured was photographed on the back deck of Heather Ward, The Citizen's production supervisor who lives in Senoia. Photo/Scott Ward.

Decentralized sewer explained at Sharpsburg annexation hearing

Decentralized sewer explained at Sharpsburg annexation hearing

Newnan Utilities General Manager Dennis McEntire explains the specifics of the decentralized sewer system for the 109-acre Oakhall Village commercial/residential development southwest of Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54 to area residents attending a March 21 public hearing on the development. The Sharpsburg Town Council approved the annexation later that evening. Photo/Ben Nelms

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Sharpsburg approves Oakhall Village annexation

Unanimously approved for annexation Monday night by the Sharpsburg Town Council, the 109-acre Oakhall Village commercial/residential development will be located southwest of the intersection of Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54. The development will include 128,000 square feet of commercial and office space and 148 residential units.

It was about the biggest thing to hit Sharpsburg, ever. The Sharpsburg Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to approve annexation and rezoning requests for a Planned Community Development (PCD) of more than 109 acres that would lead to 128,000 square feet of commercial and office space and 148 residential units just southwest of Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54. Read More»

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

Willis Road Elementary on Tuesday celebrated its first annual “Fine Arts Night.”  Artwork from all students was displayed throughout the building. The Willis Road Chorus, featuring 75 students from grades 4 and 5, presented a program of music. Selected 5th grade students also performed scenes from several musicals, including “Willy Wonka,” “The Music Man,” “The King and I,” and “Once Upon A Mattress.” The event also included a silent auction and coffee bar. Proceeds from the event will go to the school’s art department. Photo/Ben Nelms

Equine equipment, other items stolen from therapy program

The Fruition Farm therapeutic riding program on Gullat Road near Tyrone and Coweta County was the site of two thefts in the past week. Thieves got away with more than $21,000 in riding equipment along with satellite radio and GPS equipment. Two arrests were made in the area for probation violations though they are not thought to be connected to the thefts. Read More»