Lady Panthers rule the pool

Lady Panthers rule the pool

Last weekend’s GHSA state swimming championships at Georgia Tech saw a number of exceptional performances from local athletes, highlighted by state titles in three events for the Starr’s Mill girls. Donna Blaum, a senior, won the state crown in the 50 freestyle for the third straight year. Her time of 22.86 was just behind the […]

State cheer champs visit Gold Dome

State cheer champs visit Gold Dome

McIntosh’s state champion competition cheerleaders were honored at the State Capitol recently by the Georgia House of Representatives with HR 30. On the front row, from left: Megan Schwinne, Maisy Mustic, Megan Deitrick. Second row: Kenna Barkoot, Abigail Hooper, Christina Littleton, Mckenzie Tatum. Third row: Abby Cunningham, Lauren Soriano, Claire Wilson, Aryssa Braxton, Nichole Baker. […]

Signing Day a busy one at Sandy Creek

Signing Day a busy one at Sandy Creek

By RUSSELL COOKS russell@TheCitizen.com A total of 14 athletes at Sandy Creek High School signed letters of intent this week on National Signing Day. Eleven of those were football players. It had been reported last month that there were 44 former Patriots on collegiate rosters around the country, one of the highest numbers in the […]

Minter to receive new HOF award

Minter to receive new HOF award

Jim Minter will receive the Erk Russell Spirit Award at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame’s annual awards banquet next month. The GSHF has announced the recipients of its annual achievement awards and the establishment of a new award in honor of GSHF member Taz Anderson, who passed away in September of 2016. Minter will […]

Fayette County learns of private water system issues

Yvonne Smith of Fayetteville spoke during the meeting’s regular public comment period about what she said were some serious problems in the Newton Plantation community, where she lives.

Fayette County learns of private water system issues

Fayette County officials routinely get requests from citizens for help with things like water problems. But lately some of those problems have occurred in areas that do not have county water, and that can make things a bit complicated. County administrator Steve Rapson gave a report during the Jan. 26 regular meeting of the Board […]

Commission votes no on refund for disabled veterans

The vote was 3-2 to deny the refund request, with Brown and Maxwell casting the dissenting votes.

Commission votes no on refund for disabled veterans

It has become a fairly regular event each month for the Fayette County Board of Commissioners to consider requests for tax refunds from county property owners. Some appear to be straightforward and receive approval or denial quickly, while others of late have garnered quite a bit of debate. The main sticking point appears to be […]

Board of Commissioners rule on rare rezoning request

The request was one of its own

Board of Commissioners rule on rare rezoning request

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners ruled last week on a rare rezoning request – one of its own. A public hearing was conducted at the Jan. 26 regular meeting to consider rezoning of 0.237 acres of county-owned property fronting on Veterans Parkway. The zoning change is so the land can be traded with an […]

Path closure this week

Path closure this week

Peachtree City officials have announced that Braelinn Golf Club will need to close the path between the golf course and Peachtree Pkwy. S. for two days this week, Feb. 1 and 3, to tap into the water main under the path. This will cause the path to be cut and it will be impassible for […]

Volunteers needed for CVB board

Volunteers needed for CVB board

Peachtree City is accepting applications for volunteers to fill an opening (unexpired) seat on the board of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Applicants must be citizens of Peachtree City or persons conducting business within Peachtree City with current or previous tourism/hospitality experience. The mayor and council appoint members to specific positions to two-year term limits. […]

Watkins completes boot camp

Watkins completes boot camp

The family of David “Garrett” Watkins has announced his boot camp graduation Jan. 27 from United States Coast Guard TRACEN Cape May, NJ. Watkins graduated in the top seven of 83 recruits in company Whiskey 193, receiving two of the 10 company honors issued at graduation. He was awarded the LCDR Charles L. Gow Company […]