Peachtree City’s #2 cop surveys frontline law enforcement methods in Israel

Peachtree City’s #2 cop surveys frontline law enforcement methods in Israel

Assistant Chief Stan Pye impressed with Israel’s approach to community policing There is always more to learn in the ever-challenging world of law enforcement. Sometimes that learning occurs outside the U.S. It was in Israel during June that Peachtree City Assistant Police Chief Stan Pye and Ga. Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Scott Dutton joined […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 arrested on outstanding warrants in traffic stop

4 arrested on outstanding warrants in traffic stop

  A July 12 traffic stop in Peachtree City led to the arrest of four people on outstanding warrants. William Briley, 43, of Newnan, was arrested on an outstanding Cartersville warrant for theft, according to Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh. Allen Mobley, 26, of Hampton, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for shoplifting […]

No longer interim, Joan Young named CEO of Fayette Development Authority

No longer interim, Joan Young named CEO of Fayette Development Authority

What began with Joan Young (photo above) filling an interim position as president of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) in 2015 has now transitioned into a permanent position. The FCDA board on June 28 voted to hire Young as president and CEO. “The board is delighted to make this official,” said FCDA Chairman Darryl […]

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