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Marty Harbin is Fayette’s next state senator

GOP candidate Marty Harbin announces his runoff victory to supporters Tuesday night. Photo/Vern Darley.

Harbin overpowers David Studdard by 2,894 votes out of over 15,000 cast

First-time office-seeker Marty Harbin of Tyrone has won the open District 16 state Senate seat now Read More»

Concert at Christian City set

The Peachtree Pops. Photo/Special.

Last month, the first in a series of Coffee & Classics events at Christian City was well attended by residents and guests. The evening, hosted by The Christian City Arts Alliance, included live music performed by vocalists and the Peachtree Pops String Quintet. Gourmet coffee and desserts were served to patrons of the arts who filled the Welcome Center. Read More»

Southside's new show debuts Thursday

Southside Theatre Guild’s upcoming musical production is really hot! “110 Degrees in the Shade” is a sizzling musical based on N. Richard Nash’s book and play, “The Rainmaker.” The musical centers around Lizzie, a spinster woman, who lives in her family’s ranch, in a hot and drought-stricken American Southwest town. The plot centers on her search for love and her choice between two suitors: Starbuck, a charismatic con man posing as a rainmaker who can bring rainfall to the drought-stricken, and Sheriff File, the town’s most eligible bachelor. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/23/14

Holly Grove will have F&F Day Saturday
Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will hold its Family and Friends Day at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.  The host pastor is the Rev. Larry Ervin.  Holly Grove is a leadership church in the locally based Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF). Holly Grove is located in Peachtree City at 400 Holly Grove Church Road, just off the south end of Robinson Road.

TLCM to hold fish fry Saturday Read More»

Grant Thomas Herron, 32, of McDonough

Grant Thomas Herron, 32, of McDonough, passed away Saturday, July, 19, 2014.

Grant attended Fayette County High School where he was a standout athlete. He also attended Hargrave Military Preparatory School in Danville, Va. and received a football scholarship to Central Connecticut State University. He was an accomplished craftsman with a love of friends, family and nature. Grant was employed as operations manager of ProBuild's newly opened component facility in Villa Rica, Ga. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/16/14

Woolsey Baptist to host sports camp
A Sports Camp is being held at Woolsey Baptist Church, 115 Hampton Road in Fayetteville,  July 21- 24, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sports include: flag football, baseball/softball, soccer, track/field, volleyball and kickball.  Cost is $10/person or $20 max/family.  This is open to rising K5 through rising seventh grade.  Register at http://www.woolseybaptist/.org or call the church office, 770-461-9618.

Final‘Summer Speaker’ session is July 23 Read More»

Ga. Senate District 16 Republican runoff candidate Marty Harbin responds to questions from The Citizen

Marty Harbin.

The July 22 Republican runoff election for the Georgia State Senate, District 16 nomination is just two weeks away. To give voters the opportunity to hear from the candidates, The Citizen asked Republican runoff candidates Marty Harbin and David Studdard to respond to seven questions with short answers of 100 words or less to each query.

Below are the questions and the responses from candidate Marty Harbin.

1. What are your spending priorities for state government? Do they require a tax hike or a tax decrease and explain your justification.
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Ga. Senate District 16 Republican runoff candidate David Studdard responds to questions from The Citizen

David Studdard.

The July 22 Republican runoff election for the Georgia State Senate, District 16 nomination is just two weeks away. To give voters the opportunity to hear from the candidates, The Citizen asked Republican runoff candidates Marty Harbin and David Studdard to respond to seven questions with short answers of 100 words or less to each query.

Below are the questions and the responses from candidate David Studdard.

1. What are your spending priorities for state government? Do they require a tax hike or a tax decrease and explain your justification?
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Harbin, Studdard hone positions in July 22 runoff

Both men seeking the District 16 state senate seat agree that the budget needs to be scrutinized for cuts, but they would approach cuts in different ways.

Marty Harbin of Tyrone is encouraging a look at privatization of services and a review of state social welfare programs to “provide an incentive ... to use such programs as a stepping stone to move beyond dependency on government.”

David Studdard of Fayetteville meanwhile wants a statewide assessment of discretionary spending in particular so it can be “subject to the most intense scrutiny by law makers and citizens alike. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/09/14

Interfaith dinner scheduled for July 12
The Islamic Community Center of Atlanta will host its Annual Ramaden Interfaith Dinner Saturday, July 12, from 7:45 until 10 p.m. at the center in Fayetteville, 288 E. Lanier Ave. No RSVP required. Feel free to invite others. Dress code casual but modest — preferably no short pants or sleeveless shirts. For questions, email info@iccatlanta.org or call 404-285-9530.

Stark to give first sermon at St. Paul’s Read More»