County ponders path expansion

County ponders path expansion

  The Fayette County Commission on May 11 unanimously approved the hire of an engineering company to identify needs and priorities for the Fayette County Master Path Plan (MPP). The scope for the MPP focuses is on transportation issues associated with pedestrians, bicycles, and golf carts. In addition to identification of project needs and prioritization, […]

School lockdown leads to Griffin burglary suspect

School lockdown leads to Griffin burglary suspect

  Peachtree City Elementary School was put on temporary lockdown May 17 until officers located the Griffin man who had been seen inside the school fence after being asked to leave the property. Kenneth B. Sampler, 22, was charged with loitering and resisting an officer, according to Fayette County Jail records. Sampler had outstanding warrants […]

Fayette home values increase 12% over last year

You likely will pay more in property taxes this year

Fayette home values increase 12% over last year

Property assessments have been mailed and many in Fayette County are reporting significant increases in the fair market values assigned to their homes. Countywide, residential property values averaged an increase of 12.1 percent, according to Fayette’s Chief Appraiser Joel Benton. Agricultural land increased 11.8 percent, commercial went up 10.4 percent and industrial rose 6.3 percent, […]

How much did your assessment increase over last year?

How much did your assessment increase over last year?

With tax assessment notices having been mailed recently, many Fayette residential property owners are seeing double-digit percentage increases in their home values. The Citizen editor, Cal Beverly, got a 20 percent increase in assessed value of his Peachtree City home in one year, which followed a 16 percent increase last year. How about you? Email […]

First home going up in Pinewood Forrest

A bit of history is taking shape in west Fayetteville with construction of the first home now underway at the large Pinewood Forrest development.

First home going up in Pinewood Forrest

Construction starts on pioneering geothermal homes across from Pinewood Atlanta studios History is being made in west Fayetteville with the initial phases of construction of the first home at Pinewood Forrest, the New Urbanist community that will feature a mix of residential, retail, office and commercial offerings. The homes will feature geothermal heating and cooling. […]

Underage online porn charges snag man, 19

Austin M. Boone

Underage online porn charges snag man, 19

A Fayetteville man has been charged with electronic pornography and child exploitation after an investigation by the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Fayetteville investigators. Austin M. Boone, 19, of Pine Circle, was charged with exhibiting sexually-explicit materials to minors and two counts of electronic pornography and child exploitation, according to Fayette County Jail […]

McIntosh boys, girls triumph in Georgia 5-A soccer championships

McIntosh boys, girls triumph in Georgia 5-A soccer championships

McIntosh is again the state’s top soccer program for both boys and girls “Both teams won the state championship for 5A at Mercer University on Saturday night,” reported Dr. Dominick D’Auria of Peachtree City, whose son, Dom, plays for McIntosh. “This is the fourth time in school history that both the boys and girls have […]

Luthersville man drowns in Lake Peachtree

Luthersville man drowns in Lake Peachtree

A Luthersville man died Sunday afternoon in a drowning accident near Drake Field in Peachtree City. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the 32-year-old man, announced Monday morning to be Luthersville resident James A. Coverson, was pronounced deceased at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Bergh said 911 received a call at approximately 6:45 p.m. from […]