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Forum to address teen issues

Parents and teenagers invited to talk with former prosecutor, police

Teenagers and their parents are invited to attend a free Juvenile Justice forum in Fayetteville Tuesday, April 27.

Former DeKalb prosecutor J. Tom Morgan will share information about issues teens face everyday which can be considered a crime but often go unknown or acknowledged, organizers said.

The topics covered may range from cyber-bullying to illicit text messages, gang behavior, sexual harassment, drug use and more, organizers said. Read More»

Family Day at Nature, Undisturbed coming April 24

Dale Arrowood brings his Winged Ambassadors to Family Day at Nature, Undisturbed at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone April 24.

Southern Conservation Trust, a community land trust, is hosting a Family Day on Saturday afternoon April 24 during Nature, Undisturbed, a nature photography exhibition at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone. Read More»

Outdoor burning ban starts May 1

The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services wants to remind all residents and developers that the outdoor burning ban will go into effect beginning May 1.

No outdoor burning will be allowed from May 1 until the ban is lifted on October 1. The ban is applied throughout north Georgia to improve air quality. Read More»

Deputies arrest 1 for breaking into S. Fayette home

One man is in custody after breaking into a south Fayette home in the Wildwood Estates subdivision around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, The Citizen has learned. Read More»

Army lieutenant from Tyrone dies in IED blast in northern Iraq

Robert Collins in a group photo for his West Point commissioning ceremony. Photo/Special from Fayette Woman Magazine.

Homecoming procession Thursday; funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church

Army 1st Lt. Robert Collins of Tyrone died Wednesday in Iraq when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, military officials said.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Read More»

Volunteers from Erin's Fight clean up PTC dump site

Volunteers from Erin's Fight clean up PTC dump site

A local group dedicated to raising money to combat Multiple Sclerosis last weekend turned its energy to a massive cleanup project with Keep Peachtree City Beautiful. Read More»

PTC family gets 'Backyard Blitz' improvement

Peachtree City residents Tim and Kim Ruck take a few minutes out after working for nearly three days with a group of 60 people to transform their backyard as part of the new Do It Yourself Network show “Backyard Blitz.”

It was nothing short of a picturesque make-over in the backyard of Tim and Kim Ruck in Peachtree City. The transformation of the Ruck’s backyard last week into a suburban garden will be featured later this month on the Do It Yourself (DIY) Network’s new show Backyard Blitz.

Tim said the whole thing unfolded after they heard about the new television show from a friend who had contact with another production. Kim and Tim contacted the DIY Network for more information and ended up on the BackYard Blitz long list for consideration. Read More»

No cause determined for Lanyard Bend fire

Peachtree City fire investigators have wrapped up their investigation into a fire that nearly claimed the lives of a Peachtree City family last week.

The fire marshal has ruled that the cause of the April 1 fire is undetermined.

The blaze at 106 Lanyard Bend was discovered just after midnight by a neighbor who called 911 and then entered the smoke-filled home to awaken the Baker family so they could flee the home. Read More»

Tyrone police reports 4-10-10

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 4 - April 8. Those arrested are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.

Rodrick Rashad Anthony, 21, for attempting to purchase alcohol under age 21.
David Brian Dias, 48, of Rockpart Trace, Tyrone, for DUI, DUI less safe and open container.
Gerson Fidora, 28, of Palmetto Road, Tyrone, for allowing unlicensed person to drive, seatbelt violation and failure to obey stop sign.
Ashely Marcel Llewellyn, 31, of Pat Nell Drive, Peachtree City, for warrants served. Read More»

PTC wants businesses involved in opening Hwy. 54 cart bridge over railroad

Fee waived for sidewalk sales, special events

Perhaps as early as next week, Peachtree City officials will host a grand opening event for the cart path bridge spanning the CSX railroad tracks along Ga. Highway 54 west. Read More»