Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

Coweta responds to complaint of coach praying with football team

  A complaint by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) about East Coweta High School football coach John Small praying with players after a recent game was followed by school system employees receiving guidance clarifying federal law, stating that employees cannot participate in any student-initiated or student-led prayer. The issue began, according to FFRF, […]

4-way stop sign goes up at crash-prone Goza Rd.-Antioch Rd. intersection

4-way stop sign goes up at crash-prone Goza Rd.-Antioch Rd. intersection

The Fayette County Commission on Oct. 26 approved the installation of a four-way stop at the intersection of Antioch Road and Goza Road in south Fayette which will serve as an interim, ongoing safety measure. Commissioners approved the measure on a 5-0 vote. The four-way stop is expected to be installed as early as this […]

New animal shelter fees are a real bargain, Fayette officials contend

New animal shelter fees are a real bargain, Fayette officials contend

The Fayette County Animal Shelter has announced new fees associated with spaying and neutering when animals are being adopted. Above, this dog house was positioned outside the meeting chambers of the Fayette County Commission on Sept. 28 as animal advocates inside the building asked that an animal shelter advisory board be established. Photo/Ben Nelms. Staff […]

Peachtree City Post Office service issues draw congressman’s attention

Peachtree City Post Office service issues draw congressman’s attention

Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) on Oct. 19 announced an action plan to address ongoing problems at the Peachtree City Post Office. The Congressman’s staff has been meeting with local and federal officials to rectify these issues since March of this year. The plan will correct ongoing complaints lodged by residents including: • Poor facility conditions, […]

Residents quiz candidates for PTC Council at Rotary Club forum

Residents quiz candidates for PTC Council at Rotary Club forum

All agree traffic is problem, but no specific solutions proposed The Peachtree City Rotary Club on Oct. 26 held a forum that featured three candidates for Peachtree City mayor and the three candidates for the Post 3 council seat. Billed as a community service event, the “Get Out the Vote” forum featured Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, […]

Fayetteville candidates at forum spell out their visions for the city

Fayetteville candidates at forum spell out their visions for the city

Turn on the television, and you’re likely to be assaulted by a divisive political debate. But on a picture-perfect autumn evening in Fayetteville, civility and politeness were the rules of the day. The Oct. 23 forum at the Fayette County Public Library featured the three candidates for the City Council’s lone contested race. Candidates Rich […]

Fayette rezones for new gym between Fayetteville, Peachtree City

Fayette rezones for new gym between Fayetteville, Peachtree City

A proposal to rezone nine acres on Ga. Highway 54 between Fayetteville and Peachtree City for a gymnastics facility was approved Oct. 26 by the Fayette County Commission. The proposed rezoning pertained to 8.935 acres along the north side Hwy. 54 between Tyrone Road and Flat Creek Trail from A-R (agricultural-residential) to O-I (office institutional) […]

Post 4 Council candidates look to Fayetteville’s future

Post 4 Council candidates look to Fayetteville’s future

Election season brings election questions, and this year The Citizen posed identical questions via email to the three candidates for Fayetteville City Council Post 4. Candidates for the seat are Brett Nolan, businessman Rich Hoffman and Gha-is Bashir Paige. 1. What is your vision for both the council and the city? Rich Hoffman — “My […]

Tyrone’s Post 3 candidates talk about sewer service, downtown growth

Tyrone’s Post 3 candidates talk about sewer service, downtown growth

The only contested race in Tyrone on the November ballot is for the Post 3 race featuring incumbent Councilman Ken Matthews and challenger Eric Woods. The candidates responded to several questions from The Citizen. Responses for print were limited to 250 words each. The full interview with responses to all questions is online at TheCitizen.com. […]