Coweta turns down adjustment to Fischer Crossings

A proposal by Fischer Crossings developer Scott Seymour to make what was called a minor change to a portion of the commercial center was denied Jan. 19 by Coweta County commissioners on a 2-3 vote. Commissioners at a subsequent meeting will review this and two previous proposals for the development.

Arson confirmed in two-home Palmetto fire

A Jan. 18 fire involving two homes on Carlton Pointe Drive in Palmetto is under investigation after it was determined that the blaze was intentionally set. Both homes were unoccupied at the time.

Coweta commissioners look at transportation projects

An overview of upcoming transportation projects presented to Coweta County commissioners last week showed what should be a host of activity spanning the next three years. Some of the projects will be funded by 1-cent Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars, with others funded by the county’s general fund budget and still others by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT).

Commission delays decision on homeless facility

A lengthy discussion before Coweta County commissioners Jan. 19 led to a postponement of the decision on the fate of the Belair Estates transitional home in north Coweta. Commissioners will take up the issue next month.

Senoia DDA outlines projects

A short presentation by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority at the Jan. 18 City Council meeting revealed a wealth of information of DDA’s current activities and future plans. Among those were plans for a monthly farmer’s market, the new DDA website and a cultural arts reception tonight at the Stone Lodge.

Tyrone's OM helping Haitian orphanages, search and rescue

Hyperlink below to donate directly to Operation Mobilization; New Hope Baptist Church has partnered with initiative; search and rescue underway at collapsed school for 2,000

A mission agency headquartered in Tyrone is partnering with New Hope Baptist Church to help three orphanages in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince Haiti which averted significant damage in last week's earthquake but need food and water.

Fire damages trailer in downtown Tyrone

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A fire caused heavy damage to a trailer adjacent to Tyrone Tire Thursday afternoon.

Robber threatened to shoot Fvl store clerk

Assailant didn't show gun; wore lime green Converse sneakers

Fayetteville police are trying to identify a man who robbed the Office Depot across from Fayette Pavilion last night after 7:30 p.m.

PTC on lookout for pickpocket duo


Peachtree City police are working a pickpocketing case from Dec. 26 in which two black men targeted an elderly woman shopping at the city’s Walmart superstore.

Ground broken for Lake Mac reservoir

Lake Mac groundbreaking

It was a moment 30-plus years in the making.

Local officials today celebrated the official groundbreaking for construction on Fayette County’s new Lake McIntosh reservoir.

New PTC Council eyes raises

Proposal would double pay of council, mayor; across the board increases for city workers up for vote

PTC girls raise $1,700 for Haiti relief

PTC girls raise $1,700 for Haiti relief

More than a dozen Peachtree City girls hosted a movie night fund-raiser this past weekend to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief.

F’ville’s Hollingsworth House faces foreclosure

Craig and Belinda Fitch have come to the end of being able to operate their special events business out of the Hollingsworth House in Fayetteville. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) said it is likely not in the position to purchase the property due to earlier commitments to have the old Travis Hardware building renovated for a potential restaurant.

‘Making the Dream Count’ theme of 10th F’ville MLK fest

The annual event celebrating the birth and life of Martin Luther King, Jr., began with a parade under cool, clear skies in Fayetteville Monday morning. The celebration sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP continued at noon at Sams Auditorium and featured Morehouse College junior Justin L. Bryant.

PTC to consider hike in hotel-motel tax from 6% to 8%

Peachtree City’s hotel-motel tax may be on the verge of an increase.

The City Council will consider Thursday night whether the city should hike the rate from the current 6 percent to 8 percent.

Clock is running on ‘return of value’ deadline for property tax

Filing dates for a “return of value” on residential and commercial property began Jan. 1 and will continue through April 1. And as in previous years, tax assessment notices coming in May will only be sent if the fair market value property has changed since last year.

F’ville proposes 3 new sidewalk projects on Hwy. 314, Hwy. 92 and Hood Avenue

The Fayetteville City Council on Thursday will consider authorizing a resolution that would lead to a sidewalk installation project through Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) and U.S. Dept. of Transportation. The $630,000 project includes a 20 percent match by the city.

Whitewater teachers plead guilty in sex-for-hire sting

The former chorus director and the band director at Whitewater High School pled guilty last week in DeKalb County to pandering after they arranged a meeting at a hotel there with two prostitutes who were actually undercover police officers.

PTC dog park ‘pay to play’

Change would create public access hours, free programs

Barking and frolicking are not free, at least at Peachtree City’s Dog Park.

PTC cocaine airlift nets 2 pleas

An extensive undercover operation that discovered more than 380 pounds of cocaine being smuggled into Peachtree City’s Falcon Field Airport Aug. 29 has ended with two men pleading guilty in federal court.

Cap & Trade public meeting coming Jan. 26

A meeting to discuss the American Clean Energy and Security Act (House Resolution 2454), commonly referred to as the “Cap & Trade Bill,” will be held Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Gathering Place in Peachtree City located at 203 McIntosh Trail.  

F’ville police investigating sexual assault claim

Fayetteville police are investigating a claim by two teenage girls that an adult male acquaintance gave them pills in order to take advantage of them and had attempted to do so.

Land of the lost

Special to The Citizen

Opening and owning a restaurant is a difficult business. There is some statistic out there that says that most restaurants fail within the first six months they are open. Hollywood romances fare better than a lot of restaurants, especially if they aren’t franchises and are labors of love of the people who owned them.

Town Square Jewelers back with a new look in Fayetteville’s historic downtown

The Town Square Jewelers has moved back into their beautifully remodeled store on the corner of the square in Fayetteville. So many people wondered if it would ever happen, including the store employees.

F'ville to consider sidewalk project

The Fayetteville City Council on Thursday will consider authorizing a resolution that would lead to a sidewalk installation project through Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) and U.S. Dept. of Transportation. The $630,000 project includes a 20 percent match by the city.

PTC mayor: denial of public comment OK

Despite not allowing any public comment on the controversial big box request from Capital City Development at last week’s council meeting, new Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix insists he will not be doing the same terribly often.

Newburn on the job in Tyrone

Tyrone’s new town manager is on the job. Selected late last year to replace retiring town manager Chris Venice, former Glynn County grant coordinator Richard Newbern began his employment with the town on Jan. 4.

Imker seeks input on PTC budget, expense cuts

New Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker, who campaigned on promises to trim the city’s budget back significantly, is inviting citizens to attend a budget review meeting Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.

ACC satellite campus coming to PTC

Fayette County is about to have another opportunity for those seeking a college degree. Atlanta Christian College (ACC) will soon open its first satellite campus in Peachtree City.

Local company goes green by adding solar panels

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company, which sells aircraft parts and pilot supplies worldwide from its home in the Peachtree City industrial park, has gone “green” in a big way.