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Senoia homes to be walled in for ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC promotional photo for 'The Walking Dead.’

It might look like the Great Wall of Senoia, but the 15-foot temporary wall to be constructed on the Gin Property in the fall will actually serve as a contained set for AMC television’s “The Walking Dead.”

The July 7 request to construct a temporary 15-foot wall around portions of the Gin Property just south of the downtown retail district received unanimous approval from the Senoia City Council. Read More»

World-class cancer treatment now in Fayette

Exterior photo of Piedmont-Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. File photo.

Piedmont brings expertise of MD Anderson Cancer Network to Georgia Read More»

Coweta beats state in final year of CRCT

The Coweta County School System in the final year of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) outperformed the state of Georgia on all grades and subjects. The CRCT test will be replaced with the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System during the 2014-2015 school year.

The CRCT measures student mastery of Georgia’s basic curriculum in the subjects of reading, English/language arts, math, science and social studies in grades 3-8. Read More»

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

Shutterstock posed photo.

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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