Fayetteville robber pepper-sprays store clerk to steal iPhone Wednesday

Fayetteville robber pepper-sprays store clerk to steal iPhone Wednesday

Striking the same phone store for the second time, a man pepper-sprayed the clerk at Cricket Wireless, 154 Banks Crossing, snatched an iPhone and fled on foot, according to Fayetteville Police Capt. Chad Myers. “He has committed a similar offense at the same location in the past, wearing the same clothing,” Meyers said. “During the […]

5 shopifters grab $6K in merchandise from Victoria’s Secret

5 shopifters grab $6K in merchandise from Victoria’s Secret

    Pictured are several of the suspects involved in a July 17 shoplifting incident at Victoria’s Secret in Peachtree City where $6,000 in merchandise was stolen. Photo/Peachtree City Police Department. By BEN NELMS bnelms@TheCitizen.com A group of five people on July 17 targeted Victoria’s Secret at The Avenue in Peachtree City, and walked away […]

Fayette votes $15 million for new public safety radio system

Fayette votes $15 million for new public safety radio system

The Fayette County Commission on a 3-0 vote on July 12 approved the purchase of a $14.9 million public safety radio system funded by SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) revenues. The system was previously estimated to cost $18.2 million. The bid by E.F. Johnson was $10.6 million less than that of Motorola Solutions […]

What are we getting for our money, Peachtree City asks FCDA

What are we getting for our money, Peachtree City asks FCDA

Representatives of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) on July 10 gave the Peachtree City Council an overview of revenue rationale set to begin its third year. Peachtree City’s contribution previously increased to $146,000 from $80,000, and with it came a switch from a business retention staff to a full-service development authority. Above, FCDA Chairman Darryl […]

Fayetteville’s Uptown Square site for sale

Fayetteville’s Uptown Square site for sale

The one-time Barnes & Noble retail center is on the block The Uptown Square retail center across from the Fayette Pavilion on Ga. Highway 85 North is up for sale. Above, aerial view of Uptown Square. Photo/Submitted. Canada-based Avison Young’s Capital Markets Group has been retained to market and sell Uptown Square, a 100-percent-occupied retail center […]

Court-ordered Ebenezer Road residential rezoning delayed until August

Court-ordered Ebenezer Road residential rezoning delayed until August

A residential rezoning request denied in July 2016 and back before the Fayette County Commission after Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards decided in favor of the developer was tabled at the July 12 commission meeting. The item will be considered at the Aug. 23 meeting. Above, Fayette County commissioners at the July 12 meeting […]

Fayetteville firefighter Weller receives national award

Fayetteville firefighter Weller receives national award

Fayetteville firefighter and paramedic Jody Weller was awarded the VFW National Firefighter Award at the June 21 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. Weller is the third city firefighter to receive the prestigious award. Pictured, from left, are Councilman Harlan Shirley, Mayor Ed Johnson, VFW Post 3650 representative Martin Sas, VFW Post 3650 representative William […]

Fayette OKs 3 Sumner Road residential lots

Fayette OKs 3 Sumner Road residential lots

A triangular-shaped parcel near the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Sumner Road east of Peachtree City was approved for three residential lots on June 28 by the Fayette County Commission. The 4-0 vote came after a brief discussion. Chairman Eric Maxwell was not at the meeting. At 3.4 acres, the owner requested rezoning from […]

Local volleyball star turning pro

Local volleyball star turning pro

Sandy Creek High grad Allie Davenport is about to embark on a professional volleyball career. After winning two state championships and various All-State honors in high school, she spent four years at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga where the team earned a conference title in 2016 and she finished in the top ten in a few […]

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