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Mom arrested after leaving 5-year-old in car

A Fairburn woman was charged with reckless conduct July 9 after leaving her 5-year-old son in a car at the Publix grocery store in Tyrone. The child was found by a patron and was hot but unharmed.
Police Chief Brandon Perkins said 28-year-old Semeatress Robinson was charged with reckless conduct in the incident. Read More»

Smash and grab auto break-ins on increase in Fayette

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There are increasing reports across Fayette County of motorists having their vehicles entered and items stolen. Read More»

Union City man arrested after stalking wife in PTC

A Union City man was arrested July 8 on numerous charges after stalking his wife and leading officers in Peachtree City and Tyrone on a chase.

Christopher Sinclair, 31, was charged with stalking, loitering, reckless driving, driving while suspended, child safety seat violations and obstruction, according to Peachtree City police spokesman Mark Brown. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — June 24–30

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, June 24 - Monday, June 30

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Shawntell S. Glass, born in 1985, of Wynfield Drive, Jonesboro, for probation/parole violation.

Shameka L. Jones, born in 1974, of Dorsey Road, Riverdale, for DUI alcohol and defective or no headlight. Read More»

Busy PTC intersection beset with traffic light malfunction

Traffic sign in Fayette. File photo.

Prepare for traffic delays at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 West and Huddleston Drive, the Peachtree City Police Department is warning. Read More»

Local unemployment rates spike for May

When it comes to unemployment rates, Fayette and Coweta counties saw a reversal of fortunes in May. Fayette’s rate increased seven-tenths of a point to 6.8 percent while Coweta jumped eight-tenths of a point to 7 percent.

Fayette’s jobless rate in April was 6.1 percent, but that number had climbed to 6.8 percent in May, according to the Ga. Dept. of Labor. Fayette has a workforce of 53,096, with 3,617 people out of work in May.

Fayette’s unemployment rate in May 2013 was 7.3 percent. Read More»

Peachtree City puts on a show!

Peachtree City puts on a show!

The Citizen Facebook fan Jeff Lange Friday night shot some of the most difficult subjects in photography — nighttime fireworks blasts.

Even though the Lake Peachtree lakebed was mostly dry, thousands lined its sandy shores and every available viewing spot to watch the yearly fireworks display fired from a peninsula southeast of City Hall.

At right and below of some of the pictures Jeff shot in celebration of July 4th, America's Independence Day.

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Coweta deputies discover 'basement full of pot'

A raid on a home in east Coweta County by local and federal law enforcement agents revealed approximately 350 marijuana plants being grown in what Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager described as a sophisticated growing operation.

The raid last week by local and federal law enforcement occurred at 72 Meadows Drive, off Ga. Highway 16 south of Senoia.

Yeager said Coweta deputies worked with federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents in the bust.

“The basement was full of pot being grown,” Yeager said. “We worked with federal agents and seized more than 350 plants.” Read More»

'Recon' Ryan gets state VFW award for volunteer efforts

James “Recon” Ryan was presented with the “Mr. VFW” Joe L. Smith Memorial Award by Georgia VFW Commander Al Lipphardt. Photo/Special.

James “Recon” Ryan of Peachtree City has been awarded the statewide Joe L. Smith Memorial Award as “Mr. VFW” for the 2013-2014 year.

The award is presented annually to a VFW member in Georgia who has served veterans, the VFW, and his community with singular distinction and excellence. Read More»

Coweta OK's road abandonment for Fischer Crossing retail expansion

The July 1 vote by the Coweta County Commission to abandon a portion of Wynn’s Pond Road in east Coweta paves the way for the development of the large Fischer Crossing retail development on the northeast quadrant of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34.

The measure called for a median cut on Ga. Highway 54 at Wynn’s Pond Road and the installation of a gated cul-de-sac on the west side of the roadway near the retail area for use by residents of the Featherston Fishing Club and emergency vehicles. Read More»