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»

Booth student takes fourth at state Geography Bee

A top four finish at the Georgia National Geographic Bee is a great achievement and proves that one Fayette sixth grader really knows his geography.
Aditya Ronanki of J.C. Booth Middle was among the 100 fourth to eighth grade Geography Bee school champions who competed at Georgia College and State University on April 9.

Aditya proved that he could hold his own by eliminating competitors through the preliminary rounds and then a tiebreaker round to earn one of 10 spots to compete for the championship. Read More»

Juvenile Justice Forum at Sams Auditorium, Apr. 27

Prominent Georgia attorney and author J. Tom Morgan will present information that every parent and teen should know. He will be joined by a panel of local experts from the school system and law enforcement to answer questions from a panel of students and parents about Georgia law and school rules pertaining to teenagers. This free, and open to the public, Juvenile Justice Forum will take place Tuesday, Apr. 27 at 7 p.m. at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. It is being hosted by Fayette County High School and moderated by Social Studies Chair Tim Miller. Read More»

Forum to address teen issues

Parents and teenagers invited to talk with former prosecutor, police

Teenagers and their parents are invited to attend a free Juvenile Justice forum in Fayetteville Tuesday, April 27.

Former DeKalb prosecutor J. Tom Morgan will share information about issues teens face everyday which can be considered a crime but often go unknown or acknowledged, organizers said.

The topics covered may range from cyber-bullying to illicit text messages, gang behavior, sexual harassment, drug use and more, organizers said. Read More»

Family Day at Nature, Undisturbed coming April 24

Dale Arrowood brings his Winged Ambassadors to Family Day at Nature, Undisturbed at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone April 24.

Southern Conservation Trust, a community land trust, is hosting a Family Day on Saturday afternoon April 24 during Nature, Undisturbed, a nature photography exhibition at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone. Read More»

Outdoor burning ban starts May 1

The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services wants to remind all residents and developers that the outdoor burning ban will go into effect beginning May 1.

No outdoor burning will be allowed from May 1 until the ban is lifted on October 1. The ban is applied throughout north Georgia to improve air quality. Read More»

Deputies arrest 1 for breaking into S. Fayette home

One man is in custody after breaking into a south Fayette home in the Wildwood Estates subdivision around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, The Citizen has learned. Read More»

Army lieutenant from Tyrone dies in IED blast in northern Iraq

Robert Collins in a group photo for his West Point commissioning ceremony. Photo/Special from Fayette Woman Magazine.

Homecoming procession Thursday; funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church

Army 1st Lt. Robert Collins of Tyrone died Wednesday in Iraq when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, military officials said.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Read More»

Volunteers from Erin's Fight clean up PTC dump site

Volunteers from Erin's Fight clean up PTC dump site

A local group dedicated to raising money to combat Multiple Sclerosis last weekend turned its energy to a massive cleanup project with Keep Peachtree City Beautiful. Read More»

PTC family gets 'Backyard Blitz' improvement

Peachtree City residents Tim and Kim Ruck take a few minutes out after working for nearly three days with a group of 60 people to transform their backyard as part of the new Do It Yourself Network show “Backyard Blitz.”

It was nothing short of a picturesque make-over in the backyard of Tim and Kim Ruck in Peachtree City. The transformation of the Ruck’s backyard last week into a suburban garden will be featured later this month on the Do It Yourself (DIY) Network’s new show Backyard Blitz.

Tim said the whole thing unfolded after they heard about the new television show from a friend who had contact with another production. Kim and Tim contacted the DIY Network for more information and ended up on the BackYard Blitz long list for consideration. Read More»