Paul Loth, age 76

Paul Loth died on the afternoon of June 6, 2018 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital at the age of 76. Paul is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Patty. He is lovingly remembered by his children, Dawn, Laurie, Paul III, Vanessa, Max, Alex, and Charlotte; his fifteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Paul joined the […]

Phyllis Williams, age 91, of Peachtree City

Ms. Phyllis Williams (91), of Peachtree City, passed away on May 25, 2018, after short bout with cancer. Ms. Williams was born in British Guyana on July 21, 1926; she became a school teacher and business owner in NYC.  She retired to Peachtree City in 1996 but remained active in local school and community volunteer […]

Johnny Henderson Cochran, 81, of Fayetteville

Johnny Henderson Cochran, 81, of Fayetteville passed away on June 7, 2018. He was born on May 18, 1937 to Oliver and Nellie Cochran. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Lee (Jim) Miller and Betty Self; and several nieces and nephews, Jason “Oliver” Self, Dr. Rachel […]

Achilles Pappas, age 72

Achilles (Peter) Pappas, aged 72 died peacefully on June 10, 2018 in the comfort of his home after a short struggle with cancer and Alzheimer’s. He was born on January 13, 1947 in Berwyn Ill., the son of Peter E. Pappas and Rita P. Arvas. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 51 years […]

Fayetteville leads county’s population growth at 10%

Fayetteville leads county’s population growth at 10%

2017 Census estimate: Fayette grows 5.6% to 112,549 Population estimates for July 2017 released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Fayette County’s population increasing by 5.6 percent since 2010. Fayetteville led the population growth at 10.1 percent during the period, followed by Tyrone at 5.7 percent and Peachtree City at 2.6 percent. Fayette County’s population […]

28 protective vests donated to PTC Police by Auxiliary

28 protective vests donated to PTC Police by Auxiliary

The Peachtree City Auxiliary Police Force recently donated 28 fully-outfitted active shooter vests to the police department. For the 14-member auxiliary force, the donation was just one of many that provide a wealth of support to officers on the street. Above, the Peachtree City Auxiliary Police Force recently presented officers with active shooter vests. Pictured, […]

New FCHS graduate tells BoE about her responses to bullying

New FCHS graduate tells BoE about her responses to bullying

Samantha Frazier just graduated from Fayette County High School. No stranger to speaking publicly to the Fayette County Board of Education, and no stranger to writing opinion columns in The Citizen, Frazier took to the microphone at the May 30 school board meeting to address bullying. For Frazier, bullying can take many forms, with some […]

Staff recommends delaying ‘mini-city’ vote by Fayetteville Council

Staff recommends delaying ‘mini-city’ vote by Fayetteville Council

The agenda item may get tabled for another session, but the Fayetteville City Council could possibly vote Thursday night (June 7) on another chapter in the city’s rapidly-expanding “West Side Story.” The mixed-use development bordering Lake Bennett on Ga. Highway 54 and South Sandy Creek Road includes 265 detached homes, 100,000 sq. ft. of retail, […]

Fayette BoE challenged to do more to help self-harming students

Fayette BoE challenged to do more to help self-harming students

The mother of two Fayette County school students wants to find solutions for incidents of self-harm, including self-cutting, that she maintains is occurring with children in the school system. Angela Menko brought those concerns to the public comments portion of the May 30 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education. Menko is a mother […]