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Hwy. 74S detour starts Friday night

This weekend a section of Ga. Highway 74 will be closed to allow the installation of pipes underneath the road at Crosstown Road.

The detour will begin Friday at 11 p.m. and remain in effect through 11 p.m. Sunday night, according to an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists will be detoured around the area on Crosstown Road, south Peachtree Parkway, Robinson Road and Redwine Road to get back onto Hwy. 74, officials said. Read More»

County to file lawsuits in 4 cases of abandoned, deteriorating houses

Fayette County officials are in the process of filing lawsuits to deal with four homes in the county that are in major disrepair.

One such suit has already been initiated as the county is asking the court to declare a home a public nuisance. Two of the homes were damaged by fires and never repaired and the other two were abandoned mid-construction, and the elements have exacted damage to the frame of those structures, county officials have said. Read More»

FCHS Tigers Marching Band plays victory song

FCHS Tigers Marching Band plays victory song

The Fayette County High School Marching Band performs at half-time of the Tigers’ 16-0 win at Union Grove last Friday. Fayette County is off this Friday but fans hope the beat marches on Sept. 17 at Northgate. For more on last Friday’s football games, go to www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Detour this weekend in PTC on Hwy. 74 South

This weekend a section of Ga. Highway 74 will be closed to allow the installation of pipes underneath the road at Crosstown Road.

The detour will begin Friday at 11 p.m. and remain in effect through 11 p.m. Sunday night, according to an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists will be detoured around the area on Crosstown Road, south Peachtree Parkway, Robinson Road and Redwine Road to get back onto Hwy. 74, officials said. Read More»

9/11 in F'ville, PTC to be day of prayer, honor

The World Trade Center towers before their collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. File Photo.

To commemorate Sept. 11, 2001 three events are scheduled for Fayetteville and Peachtree City this coming Saturday. Two are Christian prayer gatherings: the first at midday on the Old Courthouse Square and the second that evening nearby at The Villages Amphitheater. Read More»

‘Cancer, I’m gonna beat you again in the blink of your evil eye’

Battling relapse of cancer together are Edna (L) and 8-year-old Mary Evelyn King. Photo/John  Munford.

On a recent afternoon, 8-year-old Mary Evelyn King piled all her stuffed animals together on the floor of her room. Then she covered them with a blanket so they wouldn’t see what was coming next.

Taking a perch high on her bed, Mary Evelyn leapt in the air, landing on the pile with a cackle of high-pitched laughter.

For someone who’s such an active child, and has such a heartwarming smile, it’s hard to imagine that Mary Evelyn has cancer ravaging the inside of her body. The neuroblastoma that has struck her attacks the nerves through the spinal cord. Read More»

Police reports - Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2010

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Aug. 31 - Monday, Sept. 6
Noel Ayala-Lara, 32, of Camron Landing, Stockbridge, for no license.
Mia Lasonya Boyd, 44, of Spruce Ridge Way, Stone Mountain, for probation violation.
Trey Allen Doxie, 18, of Chardinay Court, Peachtree City, for probation violation.
Brandon Donkor Harville, 29, of Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, for suspended license. Read More»

Fayette’s slowed growth rate mirrors metro Atlanta

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) in August released a report that examined the changes in the 10-county metro Atlanta population where the recession is taking its toll. Yet Fayette County, like the remaining ARC counties and the larger 28-county metro area continue to grow, albeit at a slower rate than what was seen in the past three decades. Read More»

GMC ranks twelfth in nation among community colleges

It is one thing to be recognized for excellence in education. It’s another thing to be recognized as one of the best in the nation. And that was the case when the Georgia Military College (GMC) was recently ranked number 12 in the nation among community colleges by Washington Monthly magazine. Read More»

Give teachers the information they need to help aid your student’s success

What can you tell a teacher that will help him do his job better? You might be surprised. While your child’s teacher is the expert in education, no one knows more about your child than you do. It’s just as important for parents to tell teachers about issues at home that may affect school performance as it is for teachers to report how children are doing in the classroom. Read More»