Fayette County

Dredging Lake Peachtree to be completed by May

Fayette OKs $1.44 million project; participation by PTC is still undefined

A small mountain of dirt is about to come out of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

Concord, N.C. mayor lauds Great Wolf park

Great Wolf Lodge official photo.

The proposal by Great Wolf Lodge Family Resorts to establish a lodge and indoor water park at the site of Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree City Hotel and Resort is creating a lot of talk. The Citizen asked Mayor Scott Padgett for his perspective on the indoor water park in his jurisdiction in Concord, N.C., Read More»

Raise tobacco tax to cut smoking

This year, the General Assembly has an opportunity to make a difference in the health of Georgia’s citizens. In looking for ways to pay for healthcare and transportation, the idea of raising the tobacco tax has been frequently mentioned by lawmakers. These facts should surprise you:

· For every 10 percent increase in the retail price of a pack of cigarettes, youth smoking rates drop by 6.5 percent and overall cigarette consumption declines by 4 percent.

· Georgia has not increased the tax on cigarettes in 10 years.

· The current average state tobacco tax is $1.54. Read More»

Chiefs’ 21-0 run brings excitement to Fayette

There is nothing like high school sports, the purest form of athletic competition.

We are so blessed in Fayette County with such a great legacy in each sport. Just recently, every one of our girls volleyball teams were in the playoffs.

We are now approaching the apex of a really incredible season with the McIntosh High School boys basketball team. Following the victory against Drew High School, they are now undefeated at 21-0 and have beaten some tough teams.

The basketball team is led by a core group of juniors under the instruction of Head Coach Jason Eisele. Read More»

Claire A. Fachet, age 91, of Peachtree City

Claire A. Fachet

Claire A. Fachet, age 91, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

She was born on September 2, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late Edward & Agatha (Marcinowski) Nitka. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Fachet; and her brothers, Edward Nitka, Leonard Nitka and Henry Nitka. Read More»

Eric Chandler Griffiths, Jr. of Peachtree City

Eric Chandler Griffiths, Jr.

Eric "Ric" Chandler Griffiths, Jr. of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away January 24, 2015.

After retiring as an executive from Delta Airlines, Mr. Griffiths began a second career where he was co-manager of the Kroger grocery store in Fayetteville, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents Eric Chandler Griffiths, Sr. & Edna Grace Angell Griffiths, and brother Donald Griffiths. Read More»

Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville

Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away January 25, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Teed Pitman, Jr.; her parents, William and Rosalie Morris; her sister, Jackie Bumbaugh; and her son, Rusty Pitman.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley Pitman (Laura) of Chattanooga, Andy Pitman (Lisa) of Fayetteville; her daughter Kaaren Bartlett (Wayne), of Marietta; daughter-in-law Robin Pitman of Seattle; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Irene Martin (Bob) of Blairsville. Read More»

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Thai student is finding his niche on wrestling team

Clockwise from upper left are Boonsiri Nonthapan (with glasses); Tanachai Eckley, a sophomore at McIntosh; Sugeera Eckley, a graduate student in California; and Areya Eckley, a freshman at McIntosh. Photo/Submitted.

Fitting in at a new school is never easy. When you’re 10,000 miles away from your old school it can be a bit tougher than usual.

Boonsiri Nonthapan came to Peachtree City from Thailand at the beginning of the school year to live with the Eckley family and attend McIntosh High. According to Geno Eckley, the host family thought having a Thai student would make the transition easier since Eckley’s wife Sukanya is from Thailand.

“Our kids, although mixed, appear Asian,” said Eckley. “We also eat food that he was already accustomed to.” Read More»

'Day of Service' for Fayette kids

Fayette students volunteer

Students volunteered on MLK Day

Fayette County students and "GenerationOn" members Caleb Ramirez, Hannah Ramirez, Josiah Ramirez, Dayana Rodriguez, Caroline Owusu, and Florence Owusu participated in the 2015 Lutheran Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service this year by giving four hours of community service to benefit the refugees resettled by Lutheran Services of Georgia and the community of Clarkston. Read More»