Lights and Sirens

New Year’s stops net 12 arrests, 46 tickets

A Fayette County deputy sheriff checks the license of a motorist New Year’s Eve. Several such checkpoints yielded arrests and contraband. Photo/Ben Nelms.

New Year’s Eve is one of those occasions when people should strongly consider what they are doing on Fayette County’s roadways. Roadchecks and patrols conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office around the county on Dec. 31 resulted in 46 citations, 12 arrests and 17 warnings issued. Read More»

Heat lamps cause fires and close calls

Heat lamps in use during this month’s cold temperatures were the cause of two structure fires in Coweta County. Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Jimmy Gantt urged residents to be aware the dangers associated with using the lamps for supplemental heating.

Gantt said that during the month firefighters responded to two structure fires caused by heat lamps. Though residents were unharmed, Gantt said that in one of the cases the family dog perished in the fire. Read More»

Investigators searching for missing 12 year-old Fayette County girl

Investigators searching for missing 12 year-old Fayette County girl

Investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for 12 year-old Isabeth Yanez who was last seen on Dec. 27. Investigators said the Fayette County girl may be with Simon Quintana Guiterrez and the two might be in route to either North Carolina or Mexico. Read More»

F’ville’s Gold Wing bikers bring gifts to firefighters for kids

F’ville’s Gold Wing bikers bring gifts to firefighters for kids

Members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Motorcycle Club, Chapter P, Fayetteville, collected over 500 small stuffed animals to donate to the Fayette County Fire Station No. 4. Among the firemen accepting them to give to children at the various kinds of scenes they cover were firefighters Chris Atsalis, Clay Redman, Brad Boemanns, Daniel Vieira, Robbie Moore, Lt. Norman Gibby, and Capt. Randy Hitch. Linda Ruddy is the chapter president and the group meets each second Saturday evening at the IHOP in Fayetteville at 6 p.m. Photo/Special.

Site of fatal fire had no working smoke detectors

Official notice on victim identity still pending autopsy

The Citizen has learned that Tim Cessna is believed to be the man who died when a fire gutted a Peachtree City home early Tuesday morning. Read More»

'Extreme' fire kills PTC man

'Extreme' fire kills PTC man

Home had no working fire alarm

The Citizen has learned that Tim Cessna is believed to be the man who died when a fire gutted a Peachtree City home early Tuesday morning.

Police and fire officials still have yet to identify the victim, pending the results of an autopsy conducted at the Georgia crime lab. Read More»

Waiting for Santa in Senoia

Waiting for Santa in Senoia

The annual Light Up Senoia parade was a hit again this year. Large crowds lined Main Street just before dark on Dec. 4 to watch nearly 50 entries in one of the city’s popular annual events. And there were plenty holiday activities for the whole family before and after the parade.

Teen struck crossing road in critical condition

A 17 year-old Tyrone male is in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle late Friday evening while crossing Senoia Road in Tyrone.

The 17 year-old was struck by a vehicle at approximately 5:30 p.m. near the Crumpton’s Furniture store on Senoia Road on Tyrone’s south side, according to Tyrone Police Det. Steve Lafferty.

The teenager, whose name has not been released, was apparently in route to his residence across the street, Lafferty said.

The teenager was flown to Atlanta Medical Center where is he in critical condition, said Lafferty. Read More»

Hwy 92 south of Fayetteville closed due to crash

Ga. Highway 92 at Hilo Road has been closed temporarily at 2 p.m. today after a dump truck struck a power pole, causing live power lines to fall across the highway, officials said.

Crews from Coweta-Fayette EMC are on the scene but an extended repair time is being predicted as a new power pole must be brought in to replace the damaged one, officials said.

Sharpsburg man struck by vehicle, dies

A Sharpsburg man died early Monday night after being struck by a vehicle traveling on Ga. Highway 154 at Malvern Hill near Willis Road. No charges have been filed at this time.

Coweta Sheriff’s Lt. John LaChance said Sharpsburg resident Shane McCreery, 33, was hit by a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Whitesburg resident James Green at approximately 7:34 p.m. Monday. Read More»