Spring Hill Elem. evacuated after man entered school, search turned up nothing

Spring Hill Elem. evacuated after man entered school, search turned up nothing

Spring Hill Elementary in Fayetteville was evacuated Monday afternoon while officers searched for a man who entered the school after classes had ended. The man was not located and no one was injured in the evacuation. Photo/Ben Nelms. Spring Hill Elementary School in Fayetteville was evacuated Monday afternoon as a precautionary measure after an unknown […]

Fayette County Commission 3-to-2 vote: No probe needed for 9-1-1 Call Center

Fayette County Commission 3-to-2 vote: No probe needed for 9-1-1 Call Center

By a 3-to-2 vote last week, a majority of the Fayette County Commission in effect said, the 9-1-1 center isn’t broken, and we’re not going to fix it. The vote was a rebuke to efforts by Commissioner Steve Brown to mount an independent outside investigation of 9-1-1 Center Director Bernard “Buster” Brown and the personnel […]

Weighing the costs of South Hwy. 92 roundabouts

Weighing the costs of South Hwy. 92 roundabouts

A Feb. 8 majority vote of the Fayette County Commission not to be responsible for moving county water lines for the state roundabout projects along Ga. Highway 92 South at Antioch and Seay roads may have seemed to kill those projects, but the Ga. Department of Transportation (DOT) may have other plans. The Citizen asked […]

Fayette firefighters on Feb. 21 battle two blazes

Fayette firefighters on Feb. 21 battle two blazes

  A Feb. 21 house fire on Riveroak Drive off Ga. Highway 92 South near Woolsey resulted in a total loss and with two firefighters experiencing minor injuries. Photo/Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett. Fayette County firefighters were busy on Feb. 21, responding to house fires in south Fayette and on Tyrone Road. Firefighters […]

9-1-1 Center controversy is back on Fayette agenda for Thursday

9-1-1 Center controversy is back on Fayette agenda for Thursday

The controversy about personnel complaints at the Fayette County 9-1-1 Center will be among the agenda items at the Feb. 22 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Though discussed at length at the Feb. 8 meeting in public comments, the item for consideration by commissioners was tabled for Feb. 22. Above, Nicole Smith, former 9-1-1 […]

Drunk driving golf cart simulator coming to Peachtree City

Drunk driving golf cart simulator coming to Peachtree City

The Peachtree City Police Department is the recipient of a $22,000 federal grant that will be used to purchase a cart called SIDNE (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience Vehicle) for a new motorized cart safety course. Above, this new grant-funded go-cart will be used by the Peachtree City Police Department for a new motorized cart safety […]

Peachtree City to rent space for quick response southside fire, EMS station

Peachtree City to rent space for quick response southside fire, EMS station

A proposal to open a Southside Quick Response fire and EMS station at 825 Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City received unanimous approval on Jan. 1 by the City Council. Pictured, from left, are City Manager Jon Rorie, Councilman Mike King, Mayor Vanessa Fleisch and council members Terry Ernst, Kevin Madden and Phil Prebor. […]

Signup underway for Citizens’ Fire Academy with county fire/EMS

Signup underway for Citizens’ Fire Academy with county fire/EMS

The 2018 Spring Citizens Fire Academy will soon be underway. Fire Chief David Scarbrough is asking interested citizens to sign-up for the program. “The Citizens’ Fire Academy is a 10-week program designed to educate and inform citizens about the demanding field of fire, emergency services and emergency management,” said Scarbrough. “Students will achieve a greater […]