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Abduction suspect not identified yet

Sketch has led to numerous tips but none have led to assailant

Fayette sheriff’s detectives are still following up on leads from a possible child abduction attempt at the Landmark mobile home community off Milam Road Feb. 17.

Last week’s distribution of a sketch depicting the assailant has resulted in leads being generated from all over Georgia, but so far none have panned out to identify him, officials said.

“We are checking every single lead we get,” said Inv. Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

Up to 1 inch of snow Tuesday for Fayette & Coweta

Forecasters are predicting rain and snow for Tuesday morning, with the precipitation becoming mostly snow by 1 p.m. before tapering off Tuesday night according to the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from noon Tuesday until midnight Tuesday night for snow with accumulations of up to one inch north of line from LaGrange to Jackson to Crawfordsville. Read More»

PTC cops bust man selling 'hot' car parts

PTC cops bust man selling 'hot' car parts

A posting on Craigslist helped Peachtree City police nab a Williamson man suspected of stealing a car from the Braelinn Village shopping center Dec. 8, police said.

Clayton Phillip Ward, 22, was arrested Friday after he met with undercover detectives in an attempt to sell the vehicle’s ... Read More»

Better Business Bureau advises donors on how to vet Chile earthquake charity appeals

As immediate relief needs are assessed in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Chile, many Americans are looking for ways to help by donating to a charity. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance warns that—as occurred following the tsunami in 2004 and Katrina in 2005—fraudulent charities will likely emerge to try and scam donations from well-meaning Americans. Read More»

Brooks girl, hurt in Dec. 23 wreck, dies

Brooks girl, hurt in Dec. 23 wreck, dies

A Brooks resident who was fighting her way back from severe injuries in a Dec. 23 car crash died Saturday.

Candice Smith, 19, was being treated at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta where she was also receiving physical and speech therapy. Read More»

Gunman robs Fayetteville Lane Bryant

Fayetteville police are investigating the armed robbery of the Lane Bryant store at the Fayette Pavilion early Sunday evening.

The assailant apparently posed as a customer, placing clothing on the counter before pulling out a gun and demanding money along with the employees’ cellphones, police said. Read More»

Welcome to our new HQ for Fayette, Coweta news

Welcome to the new online home of The Citizen. The paint is still wet in places, and not all the light switches work yet, but we have moved into our new house — and you are our welcome guests. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital team aids Haitian relief efforts

Team members traveling on the trip were (left to right) orthopaedic surgeons Obi Ugwonali, M.D., on staff at Northside Hospital; Danny Guy, M.D., on staff at West Georgia Health System; Stephen Smith, M.D., on staff at Piedmont Hospital; Mike Behr, M.D., on staff at Piedmont Fayette Hospital; and Stephen McCollam, M.D., on staff at Piedmont Hospital. Also from Piedmont Fayette Hospital were Robert Hendley, PA-C, anesthesiology assistant, and Jonathan Clayton, M.D., anesthesiologist.

Physicians spent a week aiding the medical staff of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer

For the second time since the tragic earthquake changed millions of lives in Haiti, Read More»

Don't forget to renew your corporate registration

The Secretary of State's Corporations Division website was redesigned so corporate entities can renew their existing corporate entities online, form new corporate entities online, and provide their email address to receive future online renewal notices and other important notices electronically.

Now you can renew online; deadline is April 1

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminded officers and registered agents of corporate entities registered in Georgia that the annual renewal period deadline is Thursday, April 1. Read More»

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