Winners in Peachtree City Rotary Club‘s Elementary School Grand Prix

Winners in Peachtree City Rotary Club‘s Elementary School Grand Prix

Elementary schools across Fayette County recently participated this year in the Peachtree City Rotary Elementary School Gran Prix, a series of road races, one for each school, that raises funds for the hosting school. Some of the the kids and adults participating, pictured above, were among those that helped in raising approximately $100,000 per year. […]

Coweta Sheriff Yeager tapped as Ga.’s top U.S. marshal by Pres. Trump

Coweta Sheriff Yeager tapped as Ga.’s top U.S. marshal by Pres. Trump

Longtime Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager is up for nomination by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy for the chief U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia. U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., on June 7 support the appointment. “Sheriff Yeager’s experience throughout so many facets of law enforcement demonstrates […]

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 […]

Senoia is richest town in Georgia

Senoia is richest town in Georgia

A report by USA Today on towns with a population of 1,000-25,000 has named Senoia the Richest Town in Georgia. The report noted that Senoia, with a population of 3,889 and just west across Line Creek from Peachtree City, has a median household income of $82,485, compared to the state average of $51,037. Homes in […]

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 […]