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Fayetteville Police warn of new scam

The Fayetteville Police Department is warning residents to be aware of a scam that sounds legitimate but, in the end, cost a local man $17,000.

Det. Mike Whitlow in describing what happened said a Fayetteville man is out over $17,000 after responding to an online ad for employment. The ad promised $1,000 for two weeks worth of research for an online concierge service. Read More»

Golf cart bill won't affect Peachtree City

New legislation addressing golf cart operation and safety equipment steers completely clear of affecting Peachtree City in any way.

The latest version of Senate Bill 240 would not apply to communities like Peachtree City that already have ordinances authorizing the operation of golf carts, which the legislation refers to as “motorized carts.”

Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, said that the legislature has benefitted from the advice of Peachtree City’s city attorney, Ted Meeker, in crafting the legislation. Read More»

Traffic delay on Hwy. 74 S in PTC

Peachtree City officials just before noon said an oil leak from a tanker truck is causing traffic delays in the southbound Lane of Highway 74 in Peachtree City from the northern city limits (Tyrone) to Kelly Drive (south of Highway 54). Read More»

Fayetteville unveils plans for Stonewall-Lanier gateway wall

Fayetteville will soon be outfitted with a new look designed to reflect the city’s history. By the end of summer motorists traveling east on Ga. Highway 54 just inside the historic district where the roadway splits into Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue will see an 80-foot brick gateway wall topped with a new “Fayetteville” sign. Read More»

Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Peachtree City’s Cooper Lighting on March 25 in recognition of being awarded its company’s Environmental Excellence Award presented a $7,500 award grant to the Southern Conservation Trust for improvements to the Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City.

Among those at the presentation were Fayette County Chamber of Commerce President Virginia Gibbs, Cooper Lighting representatives Mark Eubanks, Bob Richard, Terence Clarke and Russell Green, Southern Conservation Trust Executive Director Pam Young and board members Kevin Thames, Amy Egoroff, David Blalock and Jerry Peterson. Read More»

F’ville’s Mayor Steele seeks tax-funded call center for seniors’ transit needs

’Prefers’ shifting cost later to private entity

A proposal being suggested by Fayette and a number of other counties in the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) area is meant to address the current and future needs of the area’s rapidly aging population. Read More»

Numbers of Fayette public school students drop to 2003 level

It has been known for some time that enrollment in Fayette County’s public schools has been slipping since 2007. The Citizen looked at the number of children attending private schools or being home-schooled during the same period to see what those numbers looked like. That look showed, for the most part, a relatively stable trend over time. Read More»

F’ville Police re-accredited by CALEA

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) arrived in Fayetteville in December for an on-site inspection that was part of the Fayetteville Police Department’s re-accreditation process. The culmination of that process came March 26 in Bethesda, Md., when the department received its fourth three-year CALEA accreditation. Read More»

Tyrone police reports, Mar. 11-23

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 11-23. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Kirk Rodney Brown, 42, of Wynfield Drive, Tyrone, for simple battery-family violence.

Aminata Cisse, 40, of Village Green Circle, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor).

Shawn Eric Cranford, 25, of Highland Park Drive, Sharpsburg, for speeding and DUI alcohol.

Allen Guyton Forte, 41, of Calypso Court, Tyrone, for battery-family violence (misdemeanor). Read More»

Fayette one of 73 Georgia counties named Camera Ready Communities

Gov. Nathan Deal stands in the Capitol with representatives of 73 counties designated “Camera Ready Communities.” Photo/Alana Joyner.

Economic impact of the entertainment industry in Georgia was $1.4 billion in 2010

Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), designated 73 Georgia counties Camera Ready at the Georgia State Capitol March 21. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program was launched as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to bolster Georgia’s growing film and television industry. Read More»