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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»

Charges filed in fatal motorcycle crash

A Fayetteville woman is facing criminal charges stemming from a June 27 crash that killed a Jonesboro man.

Zahra Rupani, 34, of Jay Trail, has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the second degree and a stop sign violation, according to jail reports.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Flat Creek Trail, claiming the life of Alex Strickland, 37, of Jonesboro. Read More»

Police on lookout for Kedron flasher

Police want to locate this man who is believed to have flashed a woman in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Kroger recently. Anyone with information on the incident or identity of the suspect is asked to call Peachtree City police at 770-487-8866.

Peachtree City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a black male who flashed a woman in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Kroger recently.

The suspect, whose face is not clearly seen on video surveillance footage from inside the store, was wearing a T-shirt with the letters “RMA” on the back. Police believe he may be driving a black passenger vehicle.

Anyone with information on the incident or identity of the suspect is asked to call Peachtree City police at 770-487-8866.

Fayette’s 8th-graders score among best in Ga. CRCT

Fayette County eighth grade students scored among the best in the state in the recent Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). The test will be replaced with the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System in the 2014-2015 school year.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said compared to other system scores released by the Ga. Department of Education, Fayette’s elementary and middle school students in grades 3-8 posted high pass rate percentages for meeting or exceeding standards in all subject areas tested. Read More»

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»

Cops allege teen fled DUI crash with help from grandmother; both charged

Suspect was on bond for April traffic run-in

A young Fayetteville man remained in jail Tuesday, accused of fleeing the scene of a suspected DUI crash that seriously injured two passengers in his vehicle June 22.

Hunter Ross Cooper, 18, of Fayetteville faces multiple charges for fleeing the Buckeye Road crash scene on foot and his grandmother, George Ann Brown, 69, of Fayetteville is accused of abetting his getaway by picking him up following the crash. 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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Fayette County arrests report — June 17–23

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 17 - Monday, June 23

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Dewayne P. Balka, born in 1980, of Centerra Drive, Hampton, for revoked or suspended license.

Nikohlas R. Chavis, born in 1993, of Meadow Court, Fairburn, for wanted person. Read More»

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»

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