New federal data: 11 percent of Coweta school kids in poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau Nov. 18 released the 2008 poverty estimates for every school district and county in the nation. Data for Coweta County showed 11 percent of children ages 5-17 living in families in poverty. The data is part of the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program, representing the only current source […]

Coweta Commission to consider small farm proposal

The Coweta County Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Dec. 15 to consider a Neighborhood Agribusiness provision to the county zoning ordinance. The measure surfaced in July at the request of Fayetteville resident Scott Tyson who wanted to establish a small farm operation for sustainable agriculture, organic farming and agritourism on his 10-acre Sharpsburg […]

EMC offers cold weather energy efficiency tips

With fall in full swing and winter on the horizon, the cooling seasonal temperatures are sure to make Georgians’ heating bills go up. Now is the time to make sure your home is well prepared to keep you and your family warm without undue use of your heater. “While customers are seeing some relief on […]

Newnan Police go high tech for missing children

Newnan Police Chief Douglas ‘Buster’ Meadows has formalized an agreement with the A Child Is Missing Alert Program that has led to a high tech method now in place to search locally for missing children, missing elderly (often with Alzheimer’s), college students, and missing persons who may be mentally or physically challenged or disabled. Effective November […]

What makes Fayette schools ‘special’

The Citizen recently reported on the classroom instruction aspect of “what makes Fayette County schools special.” But what about the central office aspect of the equation? An additional Open Records request to the school system has resulted in a tally of the various central office job positions, salaries and staffing numbers. Excluding bus drivers, figures […]

PTC mounts email campaign to lure Fresh Market here

Peachtree City officials are hoping a grassroots email campaign will convince a specialty grocer to fill the empty space left behind by the “baby Kroger” at the Peachtree Crossing Shopping Center in the geographic middle of the city. The Fresh Market was very close to reaching an agreement with the shopping center and Kroger, the […]

Census: 5% of Fayette school kids under poverty line

The U.S. Census Bureau Nov. 18 released the 2008 poverty estimates for every school district and county in the nation. Data for Fayette County showed more than 5 percent of children ages 5-17 living in families in poverty. The data is part of the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program, representing the only […]

School system wants flu-free program again

The recent Flu-Free Schools pilot program conducted in several Fayette County elementary schools was so successful that school system staff want to repeat and expand it next year if possible. The program was conducted at seven elementary schools in October to provide the FluMist vaccine for seasonal flu to students and employees at those schools, […]

Cops: Shop safely in F’ville

The annual round of Christmas shopping cranks up on Friday. And Fayetteville Police are offering a number of crime prevention tips to help keep holiday shopping safer. The precautions officers advise are all common sense, but their suggestions can be easily overlooked or forgotten during the rush to get the best bargains on those Christmas […]

Peachtree City’s second mayor dies

Ralph Norman Jones, a resident of Peachtree City since 1961 and who served as its second mayor, has died at the age of 80. He was born and raised in Franklinville, N. C. and was a graduate of North Carolina State with a degree in Civil Engineering. He had served as a 1st lieutenant in […]