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 […]

Record Fayette school budget to add 31 new teachers

Record Fayette school budget to add 31 new teachers

Starting salary plus benefits for each new teacher: $63,220 The Fayette County Board of Education on June 25 will adopt the 2018-2019 budget totaling $211.5 million, the system’s largest-ever budget. The school board will add 31 new teachers, with the idea of helping keep class sizes as small as possible. The school system had a […]

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

Fayetteville seals deal to buy schools’ central office site for $3.1 million

10 acres to be site of new city hall, plus park and recreation area It was in January that the Fayetteville City Council voted to purchase the nearly 10-acre tract on Stonewall Avenue in downtown Fayetteville that houses the Fayette County School System central office and former bus facility. The council on May 30 adopted […]

McIntosh, FCHS get new principals

McIntosh, FCHS get new principals

The Fayette County Board of Education on May 31 approved several school-level administrative changes taking effect for the coming school year. Among those will be a new assistant superintendent of student achievement and a new principals at McIntosh and Fayette County high schools. School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said Dr. Julie Turner, principal at Kedron […]