Fayette County

iPhone sale leads to robbery

A Fayetteville man attempting to sell an iPhone to a perspective buyer Aug. 9 was the victim of an armed robbery by three men.

Fayetteville police Det. Mike Whitlow said the 21-year-old victim had put the iPhone up for sale on Craigslist and was contacted by a buyer who wanted to meet at the Weatherly Walk apartments on Ga. Highway 54 East.

Once at the scene at approximately 3 p.m., the victim was met by three men demanding that he give them the phone, Whitlow said. Read More»

Lafayette Place proposal tabled

A proposal that would establish 239 independent living, assisted living and memory care units along Ga. Highway 54 in The Villages development was tabled Aug. 7 by the Fayetteville City Council at the request of the applicant.

The Beverly J. Searles Foundation, the applicant for the Lafayette Place development, asked that the item be tabled to give Searles representatives 30 days to meet with residents of The Villages. The council agreed by unanimous vote. Read More»

Commission set to discuss fluoride issue

Fayette County high school interns working during the summer with Fayette County government will present their findings to commissioners Aug. 14 regarding water fluoridation, offering evidence on both sides of the issue.

Since fluoride was introduced to the American water supply in 1945 it has been a national controversy and increasing concerns have been raised by Fayette County’s citizens in recent years.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has decided it is time to take an honest yet careful look at this issue, officials said in a July 25 press release. Read More»

2 PTC men die in plane crash off Hwy. 85 in Coweta County

Update - Aug. 10, 9:55 p.m.: The life of a Peachtree City man and that of his brother-in-law also living in Peachtree City were claimed in the crash of a Cessna 150 on Aug. 9 shortly after taking off from Falcon Field.

Albert E. Ensell IV, 57, and his brother-in-law Charles Ronald Kephart, 50, died in the crash, according to Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk. Kephart had an Alaska drivers license, though Hawk said he had been living recently in Peachtree City. Read More»

Peachtree City's 'West Side Story' of development to be examined Monday

The future look of Peachtree City’s westside is set to be scrutinized by the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. In sum, the Planning Commission will look at two subdivisions that would add more than 800 homes to the city’s housing stock. Read More»

Jobless rate on the rise in Fayette and Coweta

Jobless numbers in Fayette and Coweta counties in June continued to go in the wrong direction. Coweta County in June had an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent while the jobless rate in Fayette County was 7.1 percent.

The Ga. Dept. of Labor (DOL) on July 24 announced that the unemployment rate for Fayette in June was 7.1 percent, up from 6.8 percent in May and 6.1 percent in April.

Similarly in Coweta, the June jobless rate was 7.2 percent. That compares to a 7 percent rate in May and a rate of 6.2 percent in April. Read More»

Nonprofit helping out young adults

This group helps youth in Fayette and Coweta counties with troubling issue.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern to The Citizen

Family Patterns Matter, a youth-driven nonprofit organization in Coweta and Fayette counties that works to alleviate issues that surround young people at the middle and high school levels, is stepping up plans for their anti-bullying campaign “Bye-bye Bullying” and its partner program “Uniquely You.” Read More»

First fire academy is set for Sept. 2

Peachtree City Fire Rescue will be hosting its inaugural Citizen’s Fire Academy beginning Sept 2. The classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening for five weeks concluding on Oct. 2. The classes will begin at 6 p.m. and last until at 9 p.m.  Read More»

PTC's Tina Cannon is becoming a legend in nation's barbecue circles

Tina Cannon displays her championship trophy. Photo/Submitted.

Long time Peachtree City resident Tina “Hirsch” Cannon has taken the BBQ World by storm.  Competing with her husband Bobby as The Pit Crew BBQ Team, they have travelled and competed throughout the southeast region in several different divisions and meat categories. They have captured regional titles, won thousands of dollars in prize money and have collected over 50 awards and trophies in just four short years. Read More»

It's that time of year

It's that time of year

The Starr's Mill band participated in the annual summer ritual of band practice, and is gearing up for the upcoming season. The band should be in excellent tune by the time the first football game kicks off against Whitewater High School on Aug. 29. Photo/ Bonnie Hester.

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