Fayetteville

Citizen reporter John Munford dead at 41

John Munford, at a game watching his beloved Atlanta Braves.

John Munford, 41, a reporter for The Citizen since May 2000, died Sunday night at his home in Fayetteville, apparently of natural causes.

He was found in his bed Monday after he missed a noon staff meeting at the newspaper office. Two of his coworkers went to his home and got no answer at the door. They then called police, and found an open rear door to the residence.

He wrote and posted on TheCitizen.com a story about the Peachtree City Planning Commission at 8:42 p.m. Sunday, his last work for The Citizen. Apparently he died within a few hours of that posting. Read More»

F’ville faces budget deadline, eyes quarter-mill tax hike

The July 17 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council should be one for the books. The council is expected to address a litany of issues with the most controversial being the FY 2015 general fund budget.

The proposed FY 2015 general fund budget shows $10.4 million in revenues, with $171,469 of that amount coming from a proposed one-quarter-mill increase. Read More»

Fayetteville budget guidance to staff remains murky

Fayetteville City Council members at a work session. (L-R) Ed Johnson, Mayor Greg Clifton, Scott Stacy, Paul Oddo and Jim Williams. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was supposed to be a budget work session to give Fayetteville financial staff guidance on the FY 2015 budget expected to receive a vote on July 17. But in the end, the July 10 work session of the Fayetteville City Council provided no direction. Two on the council spoke against a proposed millage rate increase while two were in favor of the measure, but there was no consensus on how to continue. That left finance staff with no indication how they might adjust the budget in a way that would pass muster. Read More»

F’ville, county still at a standoff on fire response

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The standoff over fire services between Fayette County and Fayetteville is still heating up. Fayetteville on July 11 said the county agreed to automatic aid in 1997 but the county on July 14 maintains that the agreement was only for mutual aid. Read More»

2 F’ville officials take exception to fire chief interview

Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An interview with Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan Jones by a local television station on the impact of the termination of the automatic aid agreement for fire services by Fayette County was shot down by Mayor Greg Clifton and Councilman Paul Oddo. Asked about his comments on the issue, Oddo said he was supporting the mayor while Clifton said he trusts department heads but viewed that specific interview as a special case that did not need to be aired across metro Atlanta. Read More»

Piedmont-Fayette Hospital affiliates with MD Anderson Cancer Network

‘I don’t think anyone else in the world has this kind of experience’

Piedmont Fayette Hospital has joined Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in becoming Georgia’s only hospitals affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Network.

A physician on the front lines of cancer care is Piedmont Cancer Institute oncologist Jonathan Bender, who commented on how the affiliation with MD Anderson has affected best practices and protocols. Read More»

Nativity will offer Sunday evening service, concert beginning Aug. 3

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 3, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will begin offering a Sunday evening service at 5:30 p.m. each week. The service is designed to appeal to those who are looking for a church home or are wishing to supplement their church experience. Read More»

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville, passed away July 10, 2014.

He served our country in the US Marine Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Carol Nielsen.

He is survived by his wife Tina Nielsen of Fayetteville; daughter Crystal (Jonathan) Booth of Brooks and Brittany (Thomas) Lowery of Fayetteville; grandsons Jacob, Peyton, Aaron and James; 2 sisters; and several nieces & nephews. Read More»

Crowd celebrates Declaration signers

John Sloan, Ted Hackney and the Rev. Jeff Lowe always participate in the county’s Annual Let Freedom Ring. This was their 13th year of honoring our country’s becoming a new nation. The Fayette County Courthouse building was constructed just 49 years after this independence was declared. Photo/Carolyn Cary

 The 13th celebration of Let Freedom Ring took place July 4 on the Old Courthouse lawn and was well attended.

Can you name the three signors for the State of Georgia?

All 50 of the United States celebrated the 238th year of our Independence Day, which is an increase from the original13 states.

The James Waldrop Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted the annual event along with the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, and the Button Gwinnett Society of the American Revolution. Read More»

Market Day is Saturday

Market Day is perfect for pets and humans. Photo/Staff.

This Saturday is the second Market Day event of 2014, at the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville. Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to attend this open air market featuring a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade or homegrown products.

The Market will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Subsequent Market Days will be held on the third Saturday in August, and on the fourth Saturday of September and October. Read More»

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