Fayette County

PTC Council to keep meeting recordings

The Peachtree City Council has elected to keep the digital recordings of its meeting indefinitely.

Their decision Thursday night was a switch from the recommendation by city staff, which was to have the recordings ditched after one year. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office recommends they be purged after the minutes for that meeting are approved, according to Administrative Services Director Nikki Vrana.

Councilman Eric Imker said it’s not much trouble for the city to keep them indefinitely, just the cost of digital storage. Read More»

Fayette School Board budget talks: Expenses still outstrip revenues by $14 million

New proposals by Fayette Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden would cut up to $4.4 million in a proposed budget where expenses will still exceed revenues by more than $14 million, but it will leave $5.7 million in the bank to help offset the certain shortages that will continue in 2012. Read More»

A rose by any other age . . .

A rose by any other age . . .

John Simon of Fayetteville proves that, even at age 91, you’re never too old to enjoy growing roses. This World War II Air Force veteran was the proud winner of a rose bush at the recent South Metro Rose Society 26th Annual Rose Show. Held May 14-15 in Fayetteville, the rose show featured over 330 roses of all varieties grown by local rose enthusiasts, as well as rose arrangements. A large group of show visitors enjoyed viewing, smelling, and photographing the exhibited blooms at no charge. Read More»

PTC cranks up golf cart registration

Deadline is Oct. 31; online option new this year

They lined up at City Hall early Wednesday morning. They weren’t there for free tickets to the next Justin Bieber concert or anything quite so trendy. Those residents sought a possession of more sentimental value: a new golf cart decal with a low number. Read More»

New paths, bridge, interchange make regional transit list

The proposed “gateway bridge” will expand Ga. Highway 54 here at MacDuff Parkway. Photo/John Munford.

PTC, Tyrone projects on track for potential funding from regional sales tax

A trio of large-scale cart path projects in Peachtree City has survived the initial chopping block for potential funding from a regional transportation sales tax.

Joining them is a proposed $22.5 million for improvements to the often-clogged junction of Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74, the bane of thousands of commuters as they commute to and from the metro Atlanta area. Read More»

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»

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