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 […]

Fayette’s overall health score ranked 4th in Ga., 33% obese

Fayette’s overall health score ranked 4th in Ga., 33% obese

The Fayette County Board of Health is involved in the effort to gain Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation status for District 4 of the state Department of Public Health (DPH) of which it is a part. Only four departments of districts statewide are currently accredited. Fayette County Environmental Health Manager Robert Kurbes said the […]

Future Crosstown Road roundabout approved

Future Crosstown Road roundabout approved

An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Fayette County and Peachtree City dealing the future Crosstown Drive roundabout was adopted by the Fayette County Commission on June 28. The vote by the commission was 4-0. Chairman Eric Maxwell was not at the meeting. The Peachtree City Council on May 17 adopted a resolution for an IGA with […]

Paving delays expected on Ga. Highway 54 beginning July 12 through weekend

Paving delays expected on Ga. Highway 54 beginning July 12 through weekend

  This map shows the detour routes to be in place next week when paving crews work on Ga. Highway 74 on the north and south sides of Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City. Photo/Peachtree City. Motorists travelling Ga. Highway 54 between Fayetteville and Peachtree City beginning July 12 and ending July 16 should expect […]

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