Neighbors criticize environmental impact of Fayetteville ‘mini-city’

Neighbors criticize environmental impact of Fayetteville ‘mini-city’

A proposed development by Folia Communities that could alter the look of Fayetteville’s west side did not exactly receive a hero’s welcome by nearby residents June 7. Above, Bennett’s Mill Lake resident J.D. Holmes says 265-home development will increase silting of lake, making it even more shallow. Photo/John Thompson. The mixed-use development bordering Lake Bennett […]

Mundy recognized for 35 years of service to Peachtree City

Mundy recognized for 35 years of service to Peachtree City

Peachtree City Fire Rescue Training Officer Ron Mundy (photo above) has been part of the Peachtree City landscape longer than most of the city’s current residents. Mundy on June 7 was recognized by the Peachtree City Council for 35 years of service. Mundy responded to the recognition, saying that he learned some years ago that […]

Shoplifters can be hit with disorderly conduct charge in Peachtree City

Shoplifters can be hit with disorderly conduct charge in Peachtree City

A change in a local ordinance mirrors that of other jurisdictions, giving officers in Peachtree City the ability to charge suspects in shoplifting cases with an alternative charge of disorderly conduct. The change was approved June 7 by the Peachtree City Council. The change gives officers the ability to charge the suspect with either shoplifting […]

Coweta Sheriff Yeager tapped as Ga.’s top U.S. marshal by Pres. Trump

Coweta Sheriff Yeager tapped as Ga.’s top U.S. marshal by Pres. Trump

Longtime Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager is up for nomination by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy for the chief U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia. U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., on June 7 support the appointment. “Sheriff Yeager’s experience throughout so many facets of law enforcement demonstrates […]

Peachtree City corrects Senoia Road rezoning mistake

Peachtree City corrects Senoia Road rezoning mistake

A housekeeping issue pertaining to the recently-approved residential development on Senoia Road was one of a small number of items on the June 7 agenda of the Peachtree City Council. Council members on March 15 approved the LUR (limited use residential) rezoning for a small residential development on the city’s extreme northwest side. Planning and […]

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 […]

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