Fayette honors Lt. Robert Collins

Sandy Creek students paid their respects to 2004 graduate Army Lt. Robert Collins, who died in an explosion in northern Iraq April 7.

Procession route lined with those thankful for his service

Fayette folks turned out in droves Thursday afternoon — lining the highways with colorful flags and mournful hearts — welcoming home Army Lt. Robert Collins.

Click here for our galley of today's procession: Fayette welcomes home Lt. Robert Collins Read More»

PTC teenager charged with damaging vehicles

A 15 year-old Peachtree City resident has been charged with damaging nine vehicles in the Peachtree Station Circle Apartment complex.

During the overnight hours on April 12 the police department received several complaints of tires being punctured, according to Capt. Stan Pye. A total of nine cars were damaged in the incident, Pye said. Read More»

Earth Day activities Saturday in Tyrone

The annual celebration of Earth Day in Fayette County is around the corner. And the event is many things to many people. Perhaps as much as anything it is the acknowledgment of the awareness that our lives are directly bound to this planet. This year’s event will be held in Tyrone April 17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Shamrock Park on Senoia Road.

The widely-attended annual event will include educational exhibits and presentations, a green market with eco-friendly products and services, entertainment and special awards for schools and organizations. Read More»

Lt. Collins to arrive noon Thursday; procession route here

Plane to land at noon; procession will begin after honor guard ceremony

A military plane carrying fallen soldier Lt. Robert Collins of Tyrone is scheduled to touch down at Falcon Field Airport in Peachtree City noon Thursday, The Citizen has learned.

Following the landing there is expected to be a brief honor guard ceremony before the procession begins. Citizens are encouraged to line the procession route and wave flags to honor Lt. Collins, who was killed April 7 in an explosion in northern Iraq.

The procession route is as follows:

• North on Ga. Highway 74 North (the exact location entering Hwy. 74 is to be determined) through Peachtree City Read More»

Fayette leading state in census response

Fayette County is currently tied with two other counties in Georgia for the highest response rate for the ongoing Census 2010.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fayette County as of April 13 is showing a 74 percent response rate which, along with Lee and Oconee counties, is the highest in Georgia. Statewide, the current response rate is 63 percent.

Fayette cities and towns show a similar response to the countywide rate. Fayetteville and Peachtree City both have a 74 percent response rate, with Tyrone at 69 percent, Brooks at 72 percent and Woolsey topping the list at 77 percent. Read More»

Lt. Collins procession 12:30 p.m. Thursday

Lt. Collins procession 12:30 p.m. Thursday

Public urged to line route with waving flags

A welcome home procession for a fallen Tyrone soldier is expected to begin around 12:30 Thursday. Read More»

Fayetteville considering new advertising measures in Main Street district

Call it a trial balloon to help businesses struggling in the grips of the recession. The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will hear a proposal designed to allow businesses in the Main Street district to use certain types of inflatables for outdoor advertising.

The council will consider an amendment to the sign ordinance that would allow the temporary use of balloons in outdoor advertising. Read More»

Students sew to help others

Students sew to help others

Students are putting their sewing skills to good use as they help people in the community, one stitch at a time.

Family and Consumer Science students at Whitewater Middle have quilted and sewn items throughout the year that have been donated to local charities. As the school year draws to a close, students are still busy stitching together items to bring comfort to those who need it the most. Read More»

Students earn national achievement scholarships

Two Fayette County High and two Whitewater High School students are among 700 nationwide receiving National Achievement Scholarships through the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for African American high school students. Read More»

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