Fayette County

Fayette Commission urged to build aquatic center at Kenwood Park

County residents will get no property tax increase this year courtesy of the Fayette County Commission.

The commission formally adopted a $46.7 million budget June 26 which includes a 2 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for all employees and another 2 percent one-time pay incentive for employees if their department meets budgeting guidelines and they are otherwise eligible.

During public comment on the budget, north Fayette resident Alice Jones encouraged the commission to find funding for the second and third phases of Kenwood Park off Ga. Highway 279 in north Fayette County. Read More»

Veterans ready for July 4th parade

Veterans ready for July 4th parade

Who better than a veteran to hand out American flags on the 4th of July? As is their tradition, all five military veterans groups in Fayette County are banding together to distribute thousands of American flags during the Peachtree City 4th of July Parade. The flags are made in America and represent the financial commitment of our veterans to patriotism in our community. Read More»

Fayette cuts automatic fire aid to F’ville

A Fayette County fire engine. File photo.

A June 27 letter from Fayette County Manager Steve Rapson about discontinuing the county’s automatic aid agreement with the Fayetteville Fire Department Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

Police on lookout for Kedron flasher

Police want to locate this man who is believed to have flashed a woman in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Kroger recently. Anyone with information on the incident or identity of the suspect is asked to call Peachtree City police at 770-487-8866.

Peachtree City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a black male who flashed a woman in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Kroger recently.

The suspect, whose face is not clearly seen on video surveillance footage from inside the store, was wearing a T-shirt with the letters “RMA” on the back. Police believe he may be driving a black passenger vehicle.

Anyone with information on the incident or identity of the suspect is asked to call Peachtree City police at 770-487-8866.

Celtic Christmas concert set for Dec. 13

It will be a festive holiday season with a Celtic Christmas playing The Fred. Photo/Special.

Kelly Porter Productions has announced that their second concert at The Fred will take place on December 13 starring Lisa Kelly, and featuring special guests as well as members of the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy and the newly formed Dance Academy.

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, singer and actor, Lisa Kelly, hails from Dublin, Ireland and is best known to audiences worldwide through her performances with Irish music phenomenon Celtic Woman.

Tickets are now on sale. and may be purchased at either the Fred Box Office or online at ticketalternative.com. Read More»

Fayette’s 8th-graders score among best in Ga. CRCT

Fayette County eighth grade students scored among the best in the state in the recent Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). The test will be replaced with the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System in the 2014-2015 school year.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said compared to other system scores released by the Ga. Department of Education, Fayette’s elementary and middle school students in grades 3-8 posted high pass rate percentages for meeting or exceeding standards in all subject areas tested. Read More»

Boy, 10, rescued from PTC pool bottom is now at home

A 10-year-old boy rescued from drowning at a Peachtree City birthday pool party Saturday has been released from the hospital, The Citizen has learned.

The child had sunk to the bottom of the pool before adults dove in, pulled him to the surface and began CPR while paramedics were summoned, according to Peachtree City fire officials.

Peachtree City EMS Chief Kevin Baggett said CPR, also known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, was one of the key links in saving the boy’s life. Read More»

Cops allege teen fled DUI crash with help from grandmother; both charged

Suspect was on bond for April traffic run-in

A young Fayetteville man remained in jail Tuesday, accused of fleeing the scene of a suspected DUI crash that seriously injured two passengers in his vehicle June 22.

Hunter Ross Cooper, 18, of Fayetteville faces multiple charges for fleeing the Buckeye Road crash scene on foot and his grandmother, George Ann Brown, 69, of Fayetteville is accused of abetting his getaway by picking him up following the crash. Read More»

F’ville pilot survives Falcon Field crash

Rescuers keep spilling fuel from igniting. The photo was taken by Dr. John Giovanelli, a Peachtree City chiropractor who was playing a round of golf on the nearby Planterra Ridge golf course.

UPDATED for print Wednesday, July 2 — A single-engine Piper Lightsport flown by Fayetteville resident John Ritchey crashed on takeoff around 9:20 a.m. June 29 on a paved roadway between Falcon Field and Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City.
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