PTC house fire results in total loss, no injuries

PTC house fire results in total loss, no injuries

Units with Peachtree City Fire Rescue on Wednesday responded to a fire in progress at 105 Grenoble Road that resulted in a near total loss of the residence but without any injuries.

Department spokesman Ron Mundy said the fire call came in at 12:53 p.m., with the first units responding within three minutes.

Firefighters at the scene found heavy fire and dark smoke billowing from the front of the home, said Mundy. Read More»

Northgate High evacuated after bomb threat

Northgate High evacuated after bomb threat

Update: Northgate High was given an all-clear after the bomb threat, with the first bus loads of staff and students returning to the school at 1 p.m.

Original story: Northgate High School in east Coweta County was evacuated Wednesday morning after the school received a bomb threat by email. Safety procedures were put in place to evacuate students and staff while law enforcement initiated a search of the large high school. Read More»

Concord, N.C. mayor lauds Great Wolf park

Great Wolf Lodge official photo.

The proposal by Great Wolf Lodge Family Resorts to establish a lodge and indoor water park at the site of Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree City Hotel and Resort is creating a lot of talk. The Citizen asked Mayor Scott Padgett for his perspective on the indoor water park in his jurisdiction in Concord, N.C., Read More»

MHS Chiefs still unbeaten as region playoffs loom

The McIntosh Chiefs ran their record to 21-0 over the weekend with two big region wins and have a handful of games left before the Region 4-AAAAA tournament begins. The Chiefs traveled cross-city to Starr’s Mill Friday night and won 62-50 before a sellout crowd Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 13–19

Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 13–19
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, Jan. 13 - Monday, Jan. 19
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Francisco G.

Gusty winds prompt caution alert

A “potent system” blowing through Fayette and Coweta counties today is producing sustained winds of up to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, generating a caution for drivers from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City.

“Winds this strong can make driving difficult for high profile vehicles,” the NWS special weather statement said. “Unsecured outdoor items such as trash cans and lawn furniture may be blown around. With soils wet from the recent rainfall, these winds could down trees and large limbs.”

The wind advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. this evening. Read More»

Facebook Abby is found: How a lost dog engaged an entire community

The Davis' dog Abby — before she was famous. Photo/Matt Davis.
Nearly two weeks after their lost dog, Abby, was found through the coupling of social media and the good hearts of their extended Peachtree City community,

Northgate student gets up close view of holiday celebration

Northgate High School senior Kevin Cheng, left, was chosen to represent Coweta County at this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service with the help of Coweta County School System reading specialist Dr. Beverly McCray. Photo/Submitted.

Northgate High School student Kevin Cheng was chosen to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Service held Jan. 19 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

A senior and Northgate’s Student Government Association class president, Cheng appeared at the annual service along with other students from around the metropolitan Atlanta area and read a portion of King’s “Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March” speech.  Read More»

Spelling champ crowned

 Aanchal Patel won Coweta County’s district-wide Spelling Bee. Aanchal Patel, front row left, appears with runner-up Dynahsty James, center, of Lee Middle School. At right is Garnett Reynolds, of BB&T of Newnan, who sponsored this year’s bee. In the rear, from left, are Coweta County spelling bee judges, Principal Jan Franks of Arnall Middle School, Principal Leigh Munson of Eastside Elementary School, and Principal Christi Hildebrand of Elm Street Elementary School. Photo/Submitted.

A fifth grade student at Welch Elementary School won the Coweta County School System’s district-wide Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Monday.

Aanchal Patel, a 5th grader at Welch Elementary, became Coweta County’s 2015 spelling bee champion in the 15th round of the annual competition. She and runner-up Dynahsty James, a Lee Middle School 8th grader, sparred for the annual title in a spell-off that ended with Patel correctly spelling “delinquent” and then “intelligible” for the win, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Armed robber nabbed

A Senoia man was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault on Jan. 22 after pulling a knife on a clerk at Crook’s Hit n Run convenience store.

Senoia police spokesman Jason Ercole said officers at approximately 2:30 p.m. responded to a call about a man threatening a clerk with a knife.

Ofc. Wesley Courtois was nearby and arrived on scene in a matter of seconds, Ercole said, finding 19-year-old Wyman Terry Campbell still standing in front of the counter. Read More»

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