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Gunman fires shots at north Fayette gas station

Clerk grazed by shot, search on for suspect

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a black man who shot a clerk at the BP/Amoco gas station at the intersection of Ga. highways 138 and 279 around 2:15 today.

The suspect was described as 6 feet tall wearing a black coat and carrying a black handgun.

The gunman also had forced the clerk into the store bathroom and threatened the clerk, according to initial reports of the incident.

The suspect left the store on foot and was believed to be on Ga. Highway 85 headed toward Hwy. 85 and Clayton County, officials said. Read More»

Fayetteville city court closed Tuesday

Fayetteville's Muncipal Court will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 11 due to the inclement weather, officials announced today.

City officials will make a determination Tuesday regarding the scheduled court session for Wednesday also also for future rescheduling.

Only in PTC: Golf cart sledding

Only in PTC: Golf cart sledding

Putting Peachtree City’s signature vehicle to a novel use, Bruce Powell tows Cassidy Powell and Yuri-Grace Ohashi along an ice-covered neighborhood street in Braelinn Village. Photo/Kathy Hasse.

Sparse traffic on usually busy Hwy. 74N in PTC

Sparse traffic on usually busy Hwy. 74N in PTC

Hardy motorists brave roads as ice blanketed snowfall of about 2 inches across Peachtree City. This photo looks north in Kedron on Ga. Highway 74. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Icy driving Monday morning at PTC’s big intersection

Icy driving Monday morning at PTC’s big intersection

Although Peachtree City’s government offices are officially closed today, city Information Officer Betsy Tyler and IT Administrator Matthew Robinson surveyed the city’s busiest intersection and found traffic moving slowly but cautiously. “These were about 8:45 a.m. today (Matt & I walked) — SR 74 looking north across SR 54, and SR 54 looking west across SR 74. Some cars are out, moving slowly and some sliding when turning. You can’t see asphalt — covered by a sand & snow mix. It’s better to just stay in today! Brrr. — Betsy Tyler (reporting from home). Photo/Betsy Tyler.

Cars slip-sliding in PTC

Ice is making roads tough to navigate. This photo was provided by Peachtree City Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler.

This view of the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 shows the ice on the road and a few motorists braving the elements. According to Peachtree City spokesperson Betsy Tyler, some of the cars slid while turning, underscoring the need for caution for those who absolutely must hit the road.

Officials are recommending all residents stay at home even though roads are passable. All local governments are closed in Fayette County.

Send us your winter weather photos: editor@thecitizen.com.

Ga. DOT chief speaks at PTC Rotary

Ga. DOT chief speaks at PTC Rotary

Vance C. Smith Jr., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, spoke to the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday about the future of transportation in Georgia. Citing an unclear future for funding, Smith also spoke of the need to improve access to job centers, more transit, and improvements for port connectivity and commuter trip reliability. Photo/Gwen Griffin.

Coweta preps for winter storm

In anticipation of possible winter weather later this weekend, Coweta County crews have spent today in preparation, said county public information officer Patricia Palmer. 

The National Weather Service Saturday morning was forecasting a winter storm watch from Sunday evening through Monday evening. The storm is expected to begin with snow and transition to freezing rain and sleet sometime Monday. Accumulations of frozen precipitation could range from 3-5 inches. Read More»

Winter weather in outlook for Sunday, Monday

Area residents might want to keep an eye out on the weather later this weekend and into early next week. The National Weather Service Friday afternoon called for the potential for wintry conditions that include rain, sleet and snow beginning Sunday afternoon then changing to sleet and snow for much of Monday. Accumulations of up to two inches are expected. Read More»

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