Lights and Sirens

Senoia set to get license plate reader camera

The Senoia Police Dept. received approval from the City Council on July 21 to purchase a license plate reader camera system for use on one patrol car.

A $2,356 reduction in price for the Vigilant Solutions camera system puts the price tag at $15,280 and will be financed over three years after a 10 percent down payment which will come from the department’s equipment budget. 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»

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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Boy, 10, rescued from PTC pool bottom is now at home

A 10-year-old boy rescued from drowning at a Peachtree City birthday pool party Saturday has been released from the hospital, The Citizen has learned.

The child had sunk to the bottom of the pool before adults dove in, pulled him to the surface and began CPR while paramedics were summoned, according to Peachtree City fire officials.

Peachtree City EMS Chief Kevin Baggett said CPR, also known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, was one of the key links in saving the boy’s life. Read More»

F’ville pilot survives Falcon Field crash

Rescuers keep spilling fuel from igniting. The photo was taken by Dr. John Giovanelli, a Peachtree City chiropractor who was playing a round of golf on the nearby Planterra Ridge golf course.

UPDATED for print Wednesday, July 2 — A single-engine Piper Lightsport flown by Fayetteville resident John Ritchey crashed on takeoff around 9:20 a.m. June 29 on a paved roadway between Falcon Field and Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City.
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Sheriff: Motorcyclist killed in Sat. crash

A Jonesboro motorcyclist was killed Saturday night when his vehicle was struck by a passenger car at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Flat Creek Trail, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

Alex Strickland, 37, died after his motorcycle struck the driver’s side of a 2001 Toyota Corolla at 10:30 p.m., Babb said. The Corolla driver, identified as Zahra Rupani of Fayetteville, was not injured. Read More»

Boy rescued from drowning in PTC pool

Rescuers rush the 10-year-old victim to a medevac helicopter. Photo/Peachtree City Police Department.

UPDATED 8:06 p.m. June 29 — A 10-year-old boy nearly drowned during a pool party Saturday in Peachtree City, but was rescued by adults who performed lifesaving CPR, according to the Peachtree City Police Department.

The boy was hospitalized overnight and released from the hospital Sunday, according to a next-door neighbor's posting on the police department's Facebook page. Read More»

PTC police urge designated drivers for holiday

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking, so the Peachtree City Police Department is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day — designate a sober driver ahead of time.

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said police Lt. Matt Myers. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.” Read More»

Box of pamphlets sets off Newnan bomb scare

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern for The Citizen

Downtown Newnan saw a flurry of activity around the old courthouse on the square Wednesday as law enforcement investigated a possible bomb threat which turned out to be a false alarm.

According to Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager, at approximately 8:20 a.m. June 11, an employee entering the old courthouse spotted a suspicious package on the ground just outside the west entrance. The employee informed the deputy on duty inside the courthouse, who in turn notified the sheriff’s office. Read More»

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