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  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   18 hours 28 min ago
    mudcat

    Well that was a bunch of posting about nothing. I do hope everyone recovers. If an 11-year old were driving the cart, I would not be surprised - I see it on the cart paths all the time. Parents are usually with them and I guess they think it is cute. Maybe it is, but on a busy city street in that location - not so much. I guess the lawsuit against DOT will lose its appeal if the kid was actually driving. Hope and pray for a speedy recovery for all.

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   18 hours 45 min ago
    Spyglass

    Much like a motorcycle and a car, IF a cart and a car get into a collision, the car is going to win. Not sure what good seatbelts would do...other than to keep folks from falling off and scraping a knee occasionally...it hurts... :)

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   18 hours 47 min ago
    borntorun

    Completely wrong Dead DJ......according to a FB post by son of the owner of this golf cart business, this was not a test drive and had nothing to do with his business, or anyone associated with the business. And your comments about the family was totally classless.....trolling is not nice.

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   18 hours 52 min ago
    Spyglass

    Paragraphs are so old school. Passe...

  • Reply to: UPDATED | Prayer vigil set for Commissioner Coston, in hospice care with cancer   18 hours 59 min ago
    borntorun

    I seem to recall some of the trolls on here questioning why Ms. Coston was not at some of the recent commissioner meetings suggesting a lack of commitment to her role as county commissioner. Now we know why. Perhaps before commenting and questioning, take the time to find out why. Prayers going out to her and her family as she battles this awful disease.

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   19 hours 14 min ago
    Snow Bunny

    Who was driving the cart? The article mentions a boy of age 11-12 being in the cart so it could be possible that he was driving at the time..

    Sadly, golf carts are not required to have seat belts.

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   23 hours 5 min ago
    mudcat

    He may be annoying and he may have alienated DOT, but DOT is ultimately responsible for that ski jump transition from 54 to Huddleston. Doesn't help that it is at an angle as well. I think suing DOT for creating a dangerous intersection would be a start. It wasn't an issue of money, they were just trying to stick it to the golf cart guy and hurt his business as retribution for difficult negotiations. And while we are discussing that, how about suing the city and the county people who insist on this excessive landscaped look in medians, islands and intersections especially in parking lots. Home Depot for example. All those pretty little shrubs grow up and hide oncoming traffic. If we are a planned community we should be smart enough to plan ahead and acknowledge that growing things grow larger.

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   23 hours 14 min ago
    mudcat

    No one else can do paragraphs either. Seems unfair when the guys that write in the actual newspaper make a new paragraph out of every sentence and those of us on here look like morons by rambling on in what amounts to series of run-on sentences. Maybe that's the idea to limit the length of our ramblings.

  • Reply to: UPDATED | Prayer vigil set for Commissioner Coston, in hospice care with cancer   23 hours 17 min ago
    lightonthehill

    So heartbreaking. So sad to see this happen to such a community-minded contributor to Fayette County. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Reply to: County manager creates his own rules   1 day 4 hours ago
    RidemGolfCarts

    Waaa waaaa waaaa former Commission Chairman Brown. Stop whining and man up. You are no longer chairman, you're not going to be chairman so go get a life. Or better yet a job. Pretty sure you were the chairman in charge when the county admin was hired so if there's a problem with his contract or authority then you only have yourself to blame.

    You refused to vote "YES" for a cost of living increase? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? After the hard times we've had over the last few years and the 5-6 years the employees didn't receive ANY increases at ALL you're so stingy you won't vote to give the employees an increse? Please tell me this isn't because you have some hang up with the county adminstrator. Think about the employees. Think about their families. These people should be compensated for the hard work they do. A 2% cost of living increase stretched over 5-6 years means these people are UNDERPAID for the work they do.

    BTW - according to the Citizen YOUR getting a 5% raise AND a 1% cost of living increase this year. That is the definition of a hypocrite in MY book. Think of someone besides your own EGO.

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   1 day 6 hours ago
    Spyglass

    Nice classless comment...

  • Reply to: UPDATED | Prayer vigil set for Commissioner Coston, in hospice care with cancer   1 day 6 hours ago
    Spyglass

    Prayers go out...Godspeed

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   1 day 7 hours ago
    moelarrycurly

    When the repaving of Dividend took place a year or two ago, it was suggested to Council to add a path on ONE side of Huddleston. At minimum, from Bulldog up to the existing path across from Fayette Rental. That would cover all the cart dealers. Who are our support for the thousands of carts here. Acquiring rights of way from the land owners and any utility relocations to add a path along there will be a time consuming and expensive project. Now, back to this mess. Looks like that is a Club Car DS. Older cart. My guess, they were going to look at a trade in of that cart. I doubt Golf Rider sells them, unless taken as a trade in. Golf Rider is not the issue here, other than a really bad location.
    Last week, at 5:15PM, I turned onto Huddleston from 54. The stop and go rush hour traffic going toward 54 on Huddleston was backed up to Peachtree Golf Cars. That has to be a new record, just shy of 3,00 feet or just over a half mile of single lane traffic. There is a state law that might cover this accident.

    Chapter 6, Article 4, 40-6-71 The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.

    Coming off from 54 down that cliff onto Huddleston, if you were to try to stop there, you could create multiple accidents backing up onto 54 if there are others coming behind you.

    My take, the cart driver should be ticketed. And yes, I feel for the driver and injured, but how terrifying for the other driver. Totally avoidable. I have seen since last week especially, what I call the 2 weekers. The folks who only take the carts out a few weeks of the year, mostly around July 4th, and they have just about no regard for others. Drive like they are on the downtown connector and have multiple family members and kids on board. Impatient and are on their way somewhere in a hurry, not recreational carting. For those of us who are out there day in, day out, it almost makes you want to stay home till they get it out of their system and put it back in the garage. (P.S.) I sure would like to make a few paragraphs, but haven't figured out how to do it. Sorry.

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   1 day 8 hours ago
    Yo

    I still find it bizarre that there are NO golf cart paths on the road that sells ALL the golf carts...why? There is plenty of room in front of the businesses? It should go from Fulton to Kelly Drive...

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   1 day 8 hours ago
    Cyclist

    Hey Robert, if it was a test drive, I wonder if the annoying guy has insurance to cover the cost of repairing the automobile that his cart damaged.

    I do hope those children make a speedy recovery.

    BTW, aren't carts required to have seat belts??

  • Reply to: County manager creates his own rules   1 day 9 hours ago
    Robert W. Morgan

    Actually Brown got a decrease in salary when he was demoted from Chairman to just regular council member. Don't expect any donations from him, he is his own charity - actually a church and he be the preacher. I was going to rewrite his letter with the fantasy assumption that he was still Chairman of Fayette County Commission, but I lost interest.

  • Reply to: UPDATED | Prayer vigil set for Commissioner Coston, in hospice care with cancer   1 day 9 hours ago
    Cyclist

    My prayers to Pota and her family.

  • Reply to: 4 injured, 1 airlifted, in PTC golf cart collision   16 hours 19 min ago
    Robert W. Morgan

    Looks like a test drive of a golf cart {{{EDITED to delete gratuitous insults.}}} Anyway, sorry about the accident and certainly praying for the kids. Not sure why you send the less seriously injured adults to a different hospital than their kids, but somebody will no doubt chime in and reveal.

  • Reply to: County manager creates his own rules   1 day 9 hours ago
    yeahwhatever

    commissioner Brown, did your salary increase exceed the cost of living index? If so, you and Ognio should set aside the increase you are set to receive and donate it to a worthy charity at the end of the year, each and every year. That would set an example of fiscal responsibility that everyone would appreciate and will show that you don't put your own interests ahead of anyone else's.

  • Reply to: UPDATED | Prayer vigil set for Commissioner Coston, in hospice care with cancer   1 day 11 hours ago
    rmoc

    This is horrible! Such a shame that after her political success her body has failed her. God bless her and her family.

  • Reply to: UPDATED | Prayer vigil set for Commissioner Coston, in hospice care with cancer   1 day 13 hours ago
    Mike King

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this wonderful lady.

  • Reply to: UPDATED | Prayer vigil set for Commissioner Coston, in hospice care with cancer   1 day 13 hours ago
    DBarlow

    Cherie and I are praying for Pota and extended family and all those she has touched and served throughout Fayette County.

  • Reply to: UPDATED | Prayer vigil set for Commissioner Coston, in hospice care with cancer   1 day 14 hours ago
    E Pluribus Unum

    Terrible this happens to anyone and hope she is able to handle whatever may come.

  • Reply to: Fayette County arrests report — June 16–22   1 day 15 hours ago
    barndad

    For those keeping count:
    118 total records
    86 arrests are from outside Fayetteville, PTC, and Tyrone
    32 arrests are from inside Fayetteville, PTC, and Tyrone

    Of those outside:
    16 Riverdale
    11 Jonesboro
    8 Atlanta
    5 Newnan
    4 Stockbridge
    4 Griffin
    3 LaGrange
    3 Hampton
    2 Sharpsburg

    Of those inside:
    24 Fayetteville
    7 PTC
    1 Tyrone

  • Reply to: PTC chief choice is made, pending background check   1 day 16 hours ago
    moelarrycurly

    Poor Jimmy had a rough time of it. Nothing cool about it, looks like he got himself into some hot water. Ouch. Hope he is okay. I can think of about a million things I want to do on a bucket list but somehow, this island survivor experience isn't one of them.

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