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Delta Community Credit Union offers 'Switch Day' this Friday

Metro Atlanta residents will find easy switch to better financial solution

Understanding the stress that accompanies switching from one financial institution to another was top of mind as Delta Community Credit Union created Switch Day, an event that offers a no-hassle and easy solution for those looking to make the change.  In fact, 22 percent of bank customers polled in a study by research firm Jupiter admitted that most of them stay with their current bank because switching was too much of a hassle.  Read More»

Free Resume Booster class at county library for job seekers

These days it is important to keep your resume up to date and ready for action, even for those who are employed and have no immediate plans to look elsewhere. For anyone who is actively seeking employment, it is essential to create the best possible resume to represent his or her unique qualifications. The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to attend a free two-hour “Resume Booster” session at the Fayette County Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. The class is taught by Linda Wells, an independent financial advisor and experienced job search coach. Read More»

Financial report receives highest honor

Can the words “financial report” and “easy to understand” be used in the same sentence? They can when referring to the financial report published by the Fayette County Board of Education.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has given the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement to the school system for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Read More»

Man gets 12 months for false name conviction

Man gets 12 months for false name conviction

Jury acquits Savannah man on meth possession charge

A Fayette County jury today found a Savannah man not guilty of possession of methamphetamine, but guilty of giving a sheriff’s deputy a false name and date of birth.

Bruce Bernard Townsend, 38, was sentenced to 12 months in prison on the misdemeanor charge by Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards.

Townsend was accused of possessing a pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine that was found inside the back of a patrol car immediately after he was arrested. Read More»

PTC company sued by feds; Wilden Plastics charged with wage discrimination, retaliation

Gerresheimer Wilden Plastics (USA) L.P., a glass and plastics manufacturer based in Peachtree City, Ga., violated federal law when it paid an African-American employee less than non-blacks for performing equal work and then fired her in retaliation for complaining about the discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced Sept. 27. Read More»

Kedron students celebrate Constitution Week

Kedron students celebrate Constitution Week

Students at Kedron Elementary School wore red, white and blue as they celebrated the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the United States constitution. Students were able to participate in many patriotic activities to honor the day. Pictured are Kylie Dickinson, Shannyn Smith, Annisten Leone, Clarence White, Joseph Goss, Christine Kim, Jacob Cabrey, Emmie Cabrey and Sydney Roberts. Photo/Special.

Panthers top Wildcats, McIntosh gets first win

In a rivalry game that seems to get bigger each year, Starr's Mill beat Whitewater 21-14, while McIntosh won their homecoming, Sandy Creek stayed unbeaten and Landmark bounced back from last week's loss to Our Lady of Mercy. Things didn't go as well for Fayette County in their homecoming game. For more see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1068

PTC man speaks out on federal indictment

Gresham accused of bilking millions in currency trading scheme

Former Peachtree City resident Elton A. (E.A.) Gresham has been indicted by a federal grand jury alleging that he defrauded investors of $15.8 million. The Sept. 21 indictment filed in federal court in Dallas said Gresham’s Ponzi scheme has resulted in 10 counts of aiding and abetting mail fraud relating to a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) program. Gresham on Friday told The Citizen that more than $14 million has gone back to investors, adding that he plans to make full restitution to the others. Read More»

Everyone loves a parade

Everyone loves a parade

Tyrone’s Founders Day festival took place last weekend and featured numerous events that brought the community together. These children tossed out candy to the crowd gathered for the annual Founders Day parade. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Emerging artists at Shakerag

Emerging artists at Shakerag

One of the many booths at last weekend’s Shakerag Festival in Peachtree City gave visitors the chance to paint ceramic pieces and make them their own. Photo/Michael Boylan.

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