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. […]

Fayette deputies arrest drug-carrying intruder

Fayette deputies arrest drug-carrying intruder

A Griffin man faces multiple charges related to a May 23 incident in north Fayette County in which homeowners alerted deputies to a man entering several properties and rummaging through vehicles. Dustin M. Brand, 27, (photo above) was charged with four counts of entering auto, two counts of criminal trespass and one count each of […]

Latest projected date: Lake Peachtree will be at full pool by August

Latest projected date: Lake Peachtree will be at full pool by August

Many will remember the term “weather permitting” during the time Lake Peachtree was being dredged. That term also applies to the completion of the spillway project, given the nearly 21 inches of rain that has fallen since January. Weather permitting, the project will be done by the end of July. Above, an update on the Lake […]

Harbin wins GOP state senate nomination; Gibbons takes commission post without runoff

Harbin wins GOP state senate nomination; Gibbons takes commission post without runoff

Rabold wins GOP school board race; a night for incumbents with 22% voter turnout In a closely followed race marked by negative advertising, District 16 Georgia Senator Marty Harbin retained the GOP nomination in May 22 primary balloting. Above, screen grab of The Citizen Facebook Live telecast of election coverage May 22. (L-R) Pam Reid, […]

Who really owns the swamp?

Who really owns the swamp?

I’m nosy, so when a shadowy organization dropped an expensive political hit piece targeting state Senator Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone) in thousands of mailboxes recently, I wanted to know who — and what money — was behind this slimy effort. It took some digging through state Campaign Ethics Commission records and Internal Revenue Service filings. The […]

$139 million west Fayetteville development in the study stage

$139 million west Fayetteville development in the study stage

153-acre project to feature theater, retail, office space, 260 residences  The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission will have to wait until later in May to hear more about the large Folia Crossroads residential and commercial development (map overlay above) proposed for Ga. Highway 54 West near South Sandy Creek Road. The completed DRI (Development of Regional […]

Fayetteville approves commercial refrigeration headquarters plans

Fayetteville approves commercial refrigeration headquarters plans

Development plans presented by commercial refrigeration and cold storage firm Cool Runnings International (CRI) for a planned headquarters on Ga. Highway 85 North were approved April 26 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. Above, members of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission include, from left, commissioners Ken Collins, Toby Spencer, Brett Nolan, Chairman Sarah Murphy […]

Come to a Fayette County budget meeting near you

Come to a Fayette County budget meeting near you

The Fayette County Commission will be conducting two budget workshops outside of Fayetteville and is inviting the public to attend. Commissioners and county government staff in preparation for the adoption of the FY 2019 budget will hold countywide community meetings in Fayetteville and Brooks. The two meetings, initiated by Commissioner Charles Rousseau and the Board […]

Fear not: Zombies to stagger through Senoia for another 3 years

Fear not: Zombies to stagger through Senoia for another 3 years

Filming of “The Walking Dead’ will continue until at least 2021. That’s the word from Senoia Mayor Jeff Fisher who confirmed America’s favorite zombies will continue filming in the bustling eastern Coweta city. Additionally, the studio plans to build a 55-ft. windmill on the Gin Property, which doubles as Alexandria in the hit AMC series. […]

Peachtree City’s newest industry brings 20 jobs

Peachtree City’s newest industry brings 20 jobs

The ribbon-cutting for Peachtree City’s newest industry was held on April 12. SILON, a leading producer of technical compounds and polyester staple fibers, will create more than 20 jobs and invest $20 million in a new Peachtree City facility located off Ga. Highway 74 South. Above, SILON representatives were joined by government and industry guests […]