Fayette County

MacDuff path, tree permits up for debate

The proposed alignment of a cart path that will connect to the tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway will be one of the topics hashed out Tuesday at a workshop meeting of the Peachtree City Council.

Council also will be presented staff’s recommendation for amendments to the city’s tree removal permit process, and also the process of updating the city’s comprehensive plan.

The meeting will be held at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. The city’s Planning Commission is also slated to take part in the discussions. Read More»

Lifeguard rescues child from Kedron pool

An alert lifeguard helped save the life of a 9-year-old girl who became incapacitated and fell underwater at the Kedron large pool Thursday afternoon.

The victim was reportedly in stable condition in intensive care at Scottish Rite children’s hospital following the incident, The Citizen has learned. Read More»

Mr. Bertrum Fred Long, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Bertrum Fred Long, 92, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 30, 2011.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Minnie Long; son David Long and his wife Carol of Fayetteville; grandchildren Scot Long and his wife Shelly of Conyers, Ginger McKnight of Butler; eight grandchildren. Read More»

Eye injury would have been prevented by safety glasses

By Dr. John Henahan
Special to The Citizen

We have all been reminded of the importance of safety glasses when using grinders, power saws and weed trimmers, said Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City.  "An unfortunate patient in my office the other day reminded me of just how any tool can cause a serious eye injury." Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — May 24–May 30

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Tuesday, May 24—Monday, May 30

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Xavier Leon Hizine, 20, of Roy Huie Road, Riverdale, for state drug law violation and driving unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle.

Toral Baldevbhal Patel, 38, of Newnan Crossing Boulevard, Newnan, for gambling-commercial and keeping a place of gambling.

Dwayne Alfonzo Roberts, 18, of Ocee Drive, Riverdale, for aggravated battery. Read More»

Chick-fil-A gets okay to add second drive-thru lane

Revised development plans for the Chick-fil-A on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville were unanimously approved May 24 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. For restaurant customers the approval means a quicker trip through the drive-thru window by adding a second lane.

The proposal called for reconfiguring a number of parking spaces adjacent to the existing drive-thru lane on the building’s south side, thereby making room for a second drive-thru lane and changing the current perpendicular parking spaces to ones that are diagonal. Read More»

Frady appoints Brown to SPLOST committee

Commissioner wants to represent ‘other’ commission views

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown got his wish Thursday night.

County Commission Chairman Herb Frady appointed Brown to serve in his place on a committee that meets once a month with county staff about SPLOST-funded transportation projects.

The other committee member is Commissioner Lee Hearn, the county’s former director of public works. Read More»

PTC to purge council recordings after 1 year?

Audio recordings of Peachtree City Council meetings would be destroyed after one year, according to a policy change recommended by city staff. Read More»

PTC on zombie alert

‘Walking Dead’ cameras coming to Fayette, Coweta

Rumors about zombies have been staggering around in the Peachtree City and Senoia area for a few weeks now, so inquiring minds at The Citizen set out to nail down the facts.

Consider this an official zombie alert. Read More»

Hurricane Hunter plane coming to Falcon Field

Hurricane Hunter plane coming to Falcon Field

Tours of National Weather Service also part of June 4 event

To kick off the 2011 hurricane season, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City will host the Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunter” plane at a special event June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The public will have a chance to tour the aircraft and meet crew members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, who will be available at the city’s Falcon Field airport.

Also, the weather service will offer tours of its office to help residents learn more about operations, monitoring weather systems and ways to take action to protect life and property. Read More»

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