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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»

Police reports Dec. 14-20

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. 14 - Monday, Dec. 20
Shelby Cleopheus Arrington, 19, of Princeton Chase Trace, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Kenneth Timothy Baldwin, 26, Harbor Town Parkway, Fayetteville, for no license.
Terry Nikoya Beasley, 25, of Bartow Court, Riverdale, for no proof of insurance, reckless driving, no license, lane violation maximum limits and fleeing/attempting to elude. Read More»

Teens graduate from Youth Challenge Academy

Seven Fayette County teens graduated from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart last Saturday at commencement ceremonies at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon.

Haney Adeclat and Jeramie Ruiz of Peachtree City, Samuel Dean, Julians Gil, George Hampton, Amanda Mindler of Fayetteville and Brandon Garcia of Tyrone successfully completed the 22-week, in-residence youth development program for at-risk youth located at Fort Stewart, Ga. Read More»

Teaching 'The Nutcracker'

Teaching 'The Nutcracker'

Armando Luna, professional dancer and teacher with the Atlanta Ballet, took time out of his busy performance schedule to teach Cleveland Elementary School students about his experiences dancing in The Nutcracker. Sarah Farmer, a second grader, learns how to dance like the mice from the famous battle scene. Mr. Luna also brought along several props from the Atlanta Ballet production for the students to admire and appreciate and courteously autographed a nutcracker that will be auctioned to benefit Relay for Life. Photo/Special.

School system and Fayette Holiday Helpers thank community for their generosity

CARE coordinator Karen Spangler (far right) and her assistant Diann Ferrante (second from right) thank Fayette Holiday Helpers members  (L-R) Sandy Hogan, Nancy Ward, Sandi McCallie, Gail Gerdue, Helen Rickman, and Janet White for their assistance with the 2010 Angel Tree project. Photo/Special.

Thanks to the generosity of the Fayette community, assistance from Fayette Holiday Helpers, local businesses, private citizens and employees of the Fayette County Public School System, all angels on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their wishes granted and then some. 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»

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