Fayette County

PTC peeper charged with public indecency

A Peachtree City man during the weekend period of Sept. 23-25 was charged with public indecency when he was identified as having fondled himself in front of a woman in a Peachtree City apartment complex.

Demeitre Mykel Winder, 23, of South Peachtree Parkway, was charged with public indecency and public intoxication, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

7th man arrested in armed robberies in PTC, Tyrone

A seventh suspect has been arrested in connection with the Aug. 30 armed robbery at the Peachtree City Target and the Sept. 12 armed robberies of the Pit Stop convenience store in Peachtree City and the Sonic Drive-In in Tyrone.

Bradford J. Gibbs, Jr., 20, of Tom Bridges Road in Newnan, was arrested Sept. 26 on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a knife or firearm during the commission of a crime, according to information supplied by the Fayette County Jail. Read More»

Fayette BoE to decide Oct. 3 on Tolbert replacement process

Fayette County Board of Education member Sam Tolbert passed away in the afternoon hours of Sept. 22. The first-term Post 5 board member and educator had struggled with esophageal cancer.

Tolbert, 64, was elected to the Board of Education in November 2010 and took office in January. He was a semi-retired senior manager who had served as an adjunct professor of mathematics at Gordon College in Barnesville.

The long-time Fayette County resident loved education and spent a lot of his life teaching, said wife Lynn Tolbert. Read More»

Another 3-to-2 vote as Fayette awards West Bypass contract

Commissioners Lee Hearn, Herb Frady and Robert Horgan raise their hands to vote yes, while commissioners Allen McCarty (far left) and Steve Brown (far right) await their chance to vote no on the West Bypass contract. Photo/John Munford.

To no one’s surprise, it was another split 3-2 vote last week that authorized the contract for construction of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, also known as Veterans Parkway. Read More»

Fayette County property owners hit with new fee

Owners of an “average” size homestead in unincorporated Fayette County will face a new $25.20 annual fee as part of the new stormwater utility adopted on a 3-2 vote of the Fayette County Commission Sept. 22. Read More»

Seniors: ‘What about our needs?’

With all the talk about Fayette County’s road projects for the regional transportation sales tax list, momentum shifted briefly last week to address a critical need for the county’s future: transportation options for senior citizens.

At a public forum seeking input on the projects, one member of the audience suggested that some of the $43 million Fayette County and its cities will get if the tax is approved should be spent on expanding Read More»

200 race in Cougar Run

200 race in Cougar Run

Fayetteville Intermediate School held their annual Cougar Run 5K last Saturday. The event is part of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix race series. The series raises money for the schools. Last year the series raised around $100,000. The Cougar 5K featured over 200 runners of all ages. The next race is the Spring Hill Elementary Turkey Trot on Oct. 8. Photo/Sabine Scholz.

Facing mom’s MS, family prepares for a very special PTC Classic 15K

With scenic Starr’s Mill in the background, the Kalafut family — Ellie (7), Tim , Carol and Spencer (10) — set their sights on the parents running their first Peachtree City Classic 15K race. Photo/Special.

Dr. Tim Kalafut, Ph.D., is a forensic biologist at the U.S. Army Crime Lab at Fort Gillem. While excelling in his chosen profession, he had let himself go physically to the point where he was 50 pounds overweight.

Finally, last year he decided enough was enough and started on a fitness program to get back in shape. “I realized that I need to be in better health too, as this has been a learning process for me that you can’t take your health for granted. I decided I was a big fat blob, and so I’ve been working hard at both the road bike and running.” Read More»

Here’s paper trail of Eric Imker’s lies about taxes and self-importance

I really hate beating a dead horse, but here we go again ...

Reading Candidate Imker’s most recent letter to The Citizen, the first thought that came to me is 2009 all over again; by that I mean here are promises made and promises broken. Read More»

The fix was in for T-SPLOST ‘forum’

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) touted last week’s event at the county’s Stonewall Avenue HQ as a public meeting, but instead presented a two-hour, Madison Avenue sales pitch.

ARC provides technical and staff assistance to the Regional Transportation Roundtable, which is directed by state law to approve a $6.1 billion list of transportation projects that taxpayers in the 10-county Atlanta metro region will be asked next year to pay for. So far, so good. Read More»