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Coweta Charter Academy holds town hall meeting June 2

The Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia on Ga. Highway 16 will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on June 2. The meeting follows the recent decision by the Georgia Supreme Court that the Georgia Charter School Commission, the organization that approved the school last year, is unconstitutional.

Tribute to Eddy Couch at Senoia’s Memorial Day Observances

Thanks to efforts by the Senoia Area Historical Society, the late Sgt. Robert Edward (“Eddy”) Couch will be remembered by the City of Senoia in its annual Memorial Day activities on May 30, 2011.  Read More»

3 hurt in 3-car collision

This vehicle was involved in a 3-car collision May 25, 2011 on Ga. Highway 74 between Peachtree Parkway and the Peachtree City limits.

Three people were taken to the hospital after this car and two others collided in a wreck early this evening on Ga. Highway 74 between Peachtree Parkway and the Peachtree City limits.

None of the injured were suspected to have life-threatening injuries.

While this vehicle caught fire after coming to rest in the median, the other two vehicles left the road and ended up in the woodline on either side of the highway, police said.

Hwy. 74 was closed for a time in both directions, though northbound traffic resumed around 8:30 p.m.

Sheriffs arrest 2 for Hwy. 138 shooting

Dwayne Alfonzo Roberts, 18 (pictured) and an unnamed 16-year-old juvenile, both of Riverdale, have been charged with shooting a man May 12 on Ga. Highway 138 near the Clayton County line. Photo/Special.

Victim remains hospitalized, recovering from incident

Two arrests have been made in connection with the shooting of a 56-year-old man who was walking along Ga. Highway 138 May 12, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

Dwayne Alfonzo Roberts, 18, and an unnamed juvenile, 16, both of Riverdale, were taken into custody May 24, officials said.

Meanwhile the victim remains at Atlanta Medical Center where he is still being treated for injuries he received during the assault, according to sheriff's investigators. The victim was shot in the abdomen and also struck multiple times during the assault, officials said. Read More»

Class of 2011: 5 Fayette high schools to graduate 1,799 Friday

The time that every high school student waits for is almost here. Graduation ceremonies will be held May 27 at the football stadiums at Fayette County’s five high schools. In all, there will be 1,799 students graduating this Friday night. (See The Citizen’s complete graduation coverage with photos in this week's print edition.) Read More»

Whitewater’s walk-off grand slam winner

Whitewater’s walk-off grand slam winner

Whitewater’s Alex Liquori looks down the left field line during the Wildcats semifinal game with Effingham County on Monday, May 23. Liquori parked a walk-off grand slam over the fence in left to give the Wildcats a 7-4 game one win. He had a total of four hits and seven RBI in Whitewater’s two wins, helping lead the team to Saturday’s AAAA final. For more on the wins, click here. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Booth secures third at National Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad team at J.C. Booth beat their fourth place finish from last year, making them one of the top three ranked teams in the nation.

Booth came in third out of 60 teams competing at the 2011 Science Olympiad National Tournament held May 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology, and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy. Read More»

Fire kills S. Fayette man

A south Fayette man died Sunday, shortly after he was rescued from his burning home, county fire officials said.

Wilson Hightower, 67, was in the house when the first fire crew arrived at 165 Weldon Road at 7:18 a.m., said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

At the time, there was heavy smoke and fire showing from the attic and Hightower’s wife, Denise, was in the front yard telling firefighters that her husband was still inside. Read More»

Fines set for false burglar alarms in PTC

In an effort to free up police manpower, Peachtree City has approved new rules that could lead to fines for multiple false burglar alarm calls at a given residence or business.

Under the ordinance the first two false alarms are free, and the third can be free if the system owner takes an online course.

The move is in response to a staggering number of false burglar alarms. In 2010, the department responded to 2,707 burglar alarms. Only one had indicated an actual crime had occurred, according to Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark. Read More»

UPDATE: Police raid local convenience stores, arrest 11 on gambling charges

Officers stand by as alleged gaming machines are hauled out of the Pit Stop convenience store at Petrol Point and Hwy. 54 in Peachtree City Friday night. Photo/William Courtney.

UPDATED for print edition — It was back to business as usual Saturday morning — minus a truckload of pay-for-play video games — at a half dozen convenience stores in Peachtree City and Tyrone following a gambling raid Friday night. Read More»

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