Collector finds ‘smoking gun’ in $45 million dispute; her reward — $69

Former Fayetteville resident Omega Lamont shows off an antique bookstore purchase that landed her in the middle of a multi-million lawsuit between musicians and a record company. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Former Fayetteville resident Omega Lamont has a passion for collecting all kinds of things. But one of those collectibles found in an antique shop in Florida has landed her in the middle of multi-million-dollar lawsuit between the 1970s Scottish band Bay City Rollers and Arista Records, their record company at the time.

Lamont was inadvertently thrust in the cross-hairs of the litigation because what she found in the antique shop was a 1978 audit of Arista Records by then-Price Waterhouse and Company that refers to royalties, or the lack thereof, the Bay City Rollers say are owed to them. Read More»

The Creek rolls to 30 victories in a row

The Creek rolls to 30 victories in a row

The Patriots’ JaQuay Williams (L) makes a catch in front of a section of Whitewater High School students participating in a “yellow out” demonstration of school spirit. The yellow costumes didn’t help the Wildcats’ offensive efforts as Sandy Creek won 43-20 and kept their winning streak alive. They have won 30 games in a row. For more on last Friday’s football games, click here. Photo/Stan Prophitt/

A hometown welcome back for local moviemakers

A hometown welcome back for local moviemakers

In a way it was a trip home for some of those involved in the Aug. 17 showing of “The Fat Boy Chronicles” at the NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings in east Coweta. Movie director Jason Winn of Sharpsburg (left) is joined by producer Jackson Giles (right) in the theater lobby before the showing. Also present were actors from the movie and co-author Mike Buchanan, whose parents are long-time residents of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An uplifting experience in PTC

An uplifting experience in PTC

Anybody care to try bench pressing 300, 400 or 500 pounds or more? The nearly two dozen participants in the 2011 APF Raw event for XTremePower.TV held Aug. 20 at the Wyndham Conference Center in Peachtree City did that and more. Participants for the powerlifting, push-pull and arm wrestling championships traveled from as far away as Florida, Louisiana and West Virginia for the contests. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Clowning around at Tyrone Centennial celebration

Clowning around at Tyrone Centennial celebration

Two of Tyrone’s finest, Det. Phillip Nelson (left),a birthday clown and Chief Brandon Perkins, were among the throngs of people to attend the town’s 100th anniversary celebration Aug. 20 at Shamrock Park. The event that began at 4 p.m. and ran until dark included birthday cupcakes, live music, a fishing rodeo and plenty of activities for the kids. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia residents speak out on future plans

It is a meeting that is held once every two years in Senoia. Sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority, the town hall meeting held Aug. 18 at the Freeman Sasser Building solicited input from nearly 100 residents on things they would like to see in the city in the near-term future. And among the top suggestions were path connectivity in and around the city, increased recreational venues along with local businesses being open on Sundays. Read More»

Quigley updates county on forestry unit activities

The Coweta Forestry Unit is nothing if not active. In his Aug. 18 annual report to the Coweta County Commission, Chief Ranger Terry Quigley outlined the activities of the unit which is one of Georgia’s busiest.

Quigley during the presentation also noted that the Coweta unit had recently been honored by the Georgia Forestry Commission as being the top unit in north Georgia. Read More»

PTC Mayor Haddix gets prayer request from atheist activist

A Peachtree City atheist has sent in a prayer request to the City Council.

Al Stefanelli, the Georgia state director of American Atheists, Inc. wants Mayor Don Haddix to amend the way prayers Read More»

Picking the local high school football winners, by Citizen Sports Editor Mike Boylan

Will Mike Hilton and the Sandy Creek Patriots make it to the championship game again? Photo/John Munford.

The 2011 football preview is done. It’s in our print edition of The Citizen and available online in the digital edition by then, too.

After talking to all of the coaches, catching some scrimmages and viewing some practices, I have some ideas on how I think the season plays out for our local football teams. (To see the teams’ full schedules, check out the print or online version of the football preview.)

Mayor Steele argues Fayette won’t be ‘donor’ county for tax

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele. File photo from August 2011.

As the 21-member Regional Transportation Roundtable inches closer to its final vote on Oct. 15, the preliminary project list is already being sized up for its impact on Fayette County.

The latest projections from state economic forecasters are for Fayette County to contribute some $190 million over the 10-year life of the proposed transportation sales tax, if it is approved by voters.

The question that remains is: will Fayette County get enough bang for its buck to make the tax a worthwhile effort? Read More»

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