Fayette County

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»

Fayette on the Page 2011 kicks off Saturday

Local readers encouraged to read 'Rocket Boys'

The Fayette County Public Library is pleased to announce that the 2011 “Fayette on the Page: One Book, One Community” initiative will focus on “Rocket Boys,” a memoir by Homer Hickam. Now in its fourth year, “Fayette on the Page” is an annual countywide reading and discussion program encouraging all Fayette County residents to read the same book, and then participate in related cultural, educational and recreational activities. Read More»

191-unit senior complex gets F’ville P&Z green light

A proposal to establish a residential living facility for independent seniors at the Villages at Lafayette development on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville was recommended for approval May 24 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on a 3-1 vote.

With the land currently zoned for office use, the recommendation will go before the City Council on June 9 for a zoning change. Read More»

Fayette County to muzzle public comment?

Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon speaks to commissioners from podium also used by the public. Photo/John Munford.

‘Model’ ordinance would require all commenters to sign up 1 full week ahead of meeting

At its workshop meeting this afternoon, the Fayette County Commission is slated to discuss a slate of new meeting rules, one of which, if enacted, would severely impact citizens’ right to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Under a so-called “model ordinance” proposed by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia — which the commissioners will be discussing — a citizen would be required to submit their name and the topic of their comments at least one week prior to the meeting at which they wish to speak. Read More»

Fayette stormwater ‘fee’ coming

May cost residents of unincorporated areas average of $70

Call it a fee, not a tax, but look out, unincorporated Fayette residents — a new bill is likely headed your way.

With the blessing of the Fayette County Commission, county staff is preparing to implement a new stormwater utility that would be funded by an annual fee Read More»

By 3-to-2 vote, Fayette to hire temps for West Bypass work

To help get the ball rolling on construction of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, the Fayette County Commission has authorized the hiring of temporary help for the county’s public works department. Read More»

Fayette law enforcement agencies reap $13 million drug money harvest

The Fayette County Sheriff's Department's Hawk One. Photo/Fayette S.O.

In February of this year, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department bought a helicopter to replace its aging Bell OH-58 Kiowa, call sign Hawk One. The price tag was $1.7 million.

So how does a department with a yearly budget of $15.87 million funded mostly with local taxes come up with the cash for one purchase that is the equivalent of 11 percent of its yearly budget? Read More»

Scouts lead the way with pledge in PTC

Scouts lead the way with pledge in PTC

Boy Scouts from Troop 75 led the Pledge of Allegiance at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Peachtree City’s veterans memorial. Photo/John Munford.

PTC, F’ville recall war sacrifices in Monday ceremonies

Memorial Day honors in PTC

UPDATED for print edition — As thousands of soldiers and civilians worldwide continue to put their lives in harm’s way, Peachtree City residents took time Monday to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

More than a thousand people attended the annual ceremony at the city’s Veterans Memorial just outside City Hall.

And though his remarks were brief, the crowd felt the impact of World War II and Pearl Harbor survivor Roy Mooney, the featured guest speaker. Read More»

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