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Coweta test scores get a passing grade

Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores released by the Georgia Department of Education show that the Coweta County School System outperformed school systems statewide during the 2013-2014 school year.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson said Coweta County schools scored 75.1 points overall on the state accountability measure that has a 100-point maximum. The state average is 72.0. The school system also scored higher than the state on average performance scores at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the annual report, Jackson said. Read More»

Burning BMW found Dec.29

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators are attempting to determine the circumstances surrounding a BMW found engulfed in flames along Padgett Road on Dec. 29. No one was at the scene when deputies arrived.

Sheriff Barry Babb said a report came in on Dec. 29 at approximately 10:50 p.m. of a car burning in the 500 block of Padgett Road in southwest Fayette County.

Babb said deputies found a white 2013 BMW fully engulfed in flames and unoccupied. There was also no one at the scene on the incident, Babb added. Read More»

New scholarship established at university

Dr. Ramona Teal is joined by her husband, Dewey Teal, recently established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship at the University of West Georgia. Photo/Submitted.

A new scholarship has been established at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Ramona Teal and Dewey Everette Teal have established the Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal Scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of Carrollton’s Mount Zion High School.

The couple generously contributed to the University of West Georgia in memory of the life and legacy of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Teal. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Mt. Zion High School and is renewable as long as a 2.5 grade point average is maintained, according to the Univ. of West Georgia. Read More»

Security guard accidentally shoots self in leg at bank

A security guard at the Bank of America on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville accidentally shot herself in the leg Jan. 2 while inspecting a coworker's handgun.

A private security guard at the Bank of America branch in Fayetteville on Ga. Highway 314 was transported for medical care after accidentally shooting herself in the leg Jan. 2 while inspecting a coworker’s firearm in the bank’s break room.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said a call of a person shot came into 911 at approximately 12:30p.m. Friday. Officers responded, finding that the supervisor of the security guard on duty at the bank had accidentally shot herself while inspecting her subordinate’s handgun, Whitlow said. Read More»

Our Top 10 online stories: No. 1 – Fayette mourns Munford

Our Top 10 online stories: No. 1 – Fayette mourns Munford

2014 was a year of celebrations, and of mourning. Pinewood Atlanta’s first film foray started and helped cement Fayette as a player in the Hollywood entertainment industry. While the business community welcomed the new industry, it was also a year of loss, as the county lost a long-time businessman, a well-known doctor and a consummate newspaper man. We’ve compiled a list of the most-viewed news stories that thousands of readers read online at TheCitizen.com.
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Missing PTC teen located, now back with her parents

Missing PTC teen located, now back with her parents

UPDATE: Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m. - The juvenile was located and turned over to her parents.

Original story - Peachtree City police are looking for a 15-year-old missing juvenile, Emily Nicole Krenitski.

Emily Nicole is 15 years of age, 5'5", 140 pounds, pink hair to middle of her back and hazel eyes. She was last scene wearing a pink sweat shirt under Armour, blue jeans in the area of Center Green, Braelinn Village, Taco Bell.

Call 911 or use the anonymous TipSoft line.

Fayette County arrests report — Dec. 16–22

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, Dec. 16 - Monday, Dec. 22

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Abdul-Sam F. Fofanah, born in 1993, of Mill Court, Senoia, for less than an ounce of pot and drug-related objects.
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Fayette academic bowl teams sweep the county

Seven high school teams headed to State Feb. 7

With one exception, every winning high school varsity and junior varsity team of the 2014 Regional Academic Bowl is from Fayette County.

Fayette’s high school varsity teams swept their division, taking all but first place.

Fayette County High School took second place, followed by Starr’s Mill High School in third and Whitewater High School in fourth, rounding out the top varsity winners.

The county’s junior varsity teams had a clean sweep in their division, taking each of the four top spots. Read More»

Bell Award goes to Huddleston

From left, Huddleston teachers Michael Davis, Jennifer Martin, Andrea Lynch, Kathy Baker, Josh Noland (with the county office), Paula Nellessen, Lucy Coleman and Carol Long) share their pride in receiving the School Bell Award from the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals for their sponsorship of the Huddleston Elementary Student Council. The student-led council supports the school and community with a variety of service projects throughout the year. Photo/Submitted.

From left, Huddleston teachers Michael Davis, Jennifer Martin, Andrea Lynch, Kathy Baker, Josh Noland (with the county office), Paula Nellessen, Lucy Coleman and Carol Long) share their pride in receiving the School Bell Award from the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals for their sponsorship of the Huddleston Elementary Student Council. The student-led council supports the school and community with a variety of service projects throughout the year. Photo/Submitted.

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