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Coweta Charter students collect canned goods

Coweta Charter students collect canned goods

The kindergarten students in Erica Pater’s class at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia were part of a successful school wide (grades K-3) effort to collect 2,000 canned goods for Coweta County’s less fortunate. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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»

Jobless rates jump in Fayette, Coweta

Unemployment rates in Fayette and Coweta counties shot up in November, with Fayette’s jobless rate climbing to 8.6 percent and Coweta’s rate to 9.6 percent. Similar increases were also seen in Peachtree City and Newnan and across the Atlanta Regional Commission and Three Rivers Commission areas. Read More»

Joe Saia, Fayette Co. public defender, dies

Long-time defense attorney Joe Saia, who most recently served as the Chief Public Defender for Fayette County, has passed away, The Citizen has confirmed.

Saia fell ill while on vacation in June in North Carolina and had to be hospitalized for treatment of heart congestion; he had quadruple bypass surgery. Read More»

Sharpsburg man pleads, owes feds $108K in taxes, interest

Sharpsburg resident Robert C. Boot earlier this month entered a guilty plea in federal court to two counts of failing to file tax returns on his 2002-2004 taxes. Boot owed $75,000 in taxes and $33,000 in interest. Read More»

Charter students collect canned goods

Charter students collect canned goods

The kindergarten students in Erica Pater’s class at the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia were part of a successful school wide (grades K-3) effort to collect 2,000 canned goods for Coweta County’s less fortunate. Photo/Ben Nelms

Palmetto Youth League has holiday celebration

Palmetto Youth League has holiday celebration

These are just a few of the kids participating in the Palmetto Youth League’s first Holiday Celebration held last weekend. A mountain of gifts were presented, along with Zumba dances with Amy Jaynes, caroling with Karletta Knox and plenty of refreshments. The youth league will also sponsor Teen NightJan. 14 at 7 p.m. Under the direction of Tara Miller, Teen Night is a new mentoring program emphasizing leadership and other teen guidance initiatives. Next summer, PYL will operate its summer camp, basketball and soccer programs. The Palmetto Youth League became operational in February 2010. Read More»

Judge-public defender affair may win new trial for carjacker

An affair between a now-resigned Fayette County Superior Court judge and a public defense attorney who routinely appeared in his courtroom may help win a new trial for a Riverdale man who was convicted in 2008 for a carjacking incident in Fayetteville.

A public defender attorney for Christopher Deangelo Wakefield has indicated in court papers that she needs to investigate whether one of Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English’s rulings in the case favored a co-defendant to the detriment of Wakefield. Read More»

Fayette sheriff’s charity program helps 39 kids have merry Christmas

Shopping with a sheriff’s deputy

Sometimes the best way to make sure someone gets what they want, and particularly what they need, for Christmas, is to take them shopping.

That’s just what members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office did Saturday morning at the Fayetteville Walmart.

Armed with more than $15,000 in donations from the community, they were able to take 39 needy children and their families shopping for necessities such as coats, shoes, clothes and bedding ... and a few nice toys too. Read More»

Fayette tops in Georgia for life expectancy

Folks in Fayette County have longer life expectancies than anyone else living anywhere else in Georgia — 78.9 years — according to a new study. Read More»