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Police reports Dec. 21-27

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, Dec. 21 - Monday, Dec. 27
Brian David Caul, 34, Queens Court, Riverdale, for possession of marijuana and no tag.
Jonise Latawon Douglas, 22, of Heather Circle, Riverdale, for probation violation.
Micarta Jermaine Eason, 36, of Ruffin Road, Dunn, N.C., for battery-family violence.
Melvon Texidor Rivera, 43, of Pirkle Road, Griffin, for DUI alcohol and lane violation. Read More»

PTC boy seriously injured after fall through gym roof

A 14-year-old Peachtree City boy is in serious but stable condition after falling through the Plexiglas skylight of the gym at Braelinn Elementary School on Dec. 23. The boy was one of four Peachtree City males ages 14-17 on the roof when the incident occurred, Peachtree City police said. Read More»

DOT to install flashing light at Baseball-Soccer Complex, Hwy. 74

The Georgia Department of Transportation has agreed to install a yellow flashing caution light at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 south and the northern entrance to the Peachtree City Baseball and Soccer Complex.

Tuesday morning a contingent of city officials including Mayor Don Haddix and Councilmembers Vanessa Fleisch and Doug Sturbaum visited with the state’s DOT commissioner to urge a full traffic light be installed at the intersection. Read More»

Palmetto Youth League celebrates holidays

Palmetto Youth League celebrates holidays

These are just a few of the kids participating in the Palmetto Youth League’s first Holiday Celebration held the weekend before Christmas. 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 Night Jan. 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. Read More»

PTCPD plays Santa to Southland

PTCPD plays Santa to Southland

Southland Health and Rehabilitation in Peachtree City welcomes the Peachtree City Police Department to provide a Merry Christmas for their residents this year. The department’s response to the request for Christmas gifts for the residents overwhelmed the staff of Southland. Major Mike Dupree said that the response from the Peachtree City community and businesses was tremendous. Several of the officers helped Santa pass out gifts to the residents. From left are Major Mike Dupree, Captain Terry Ernst, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (Mr. and Mrs. Read More»

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»

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