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PTC to hear pitch for senior apartments

A company wanting to build an age-restricted apartment complex in Peachtree City will make a pitch to the City Council Tuesday night in a workshop meeting.

F’ville may continue to relax sign usage

The Fayetteville City Council at the March 4 meeting will consider a resolution that would continue to relax the requirements on certain business signs for an additional six months due to the continuing recessionary downturn in the local economy.

Fire damages PTC home; no one hurt

A fire significantly damaged a home on Gelding Garth in Peachtree City this afternoon.

When firefighters arrived at 100 Gelding Garth, flames were visible from the rear of the home. The fire was deemed under control in about half an hour with about 20 firefighters responding to the scene, officials said.

PTC tourism director resigns

The executive director of the Peachtree City Tourism Association has resigned, the association announced Friday morning.

Police: foul play not suspected in death of UGA student

At this point, there have been no indications that foul play is involved with the Sunday death of a University of Georgia student at his mother’s Peachtree City home, police said Friday morning.

Senoia planners approve charter school

The Senoia Planning Commission Tuesday night unanimously approved the conceptual site plan for the K-8 Coweta Charter Academy on Rockaway Road that will be run by Charter Schools USA. The approval came with several conditions suggested by City Administrator Richard Ferry. The school will open in August.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital project ready to begin

The project to build what will be the tallest building in southwest metro Atlanta was delayed more than a year ago in the middle of the recession. But Piedmont Newnan Hospital is back, with start-up on the new Poplar Road facility near I-85 set to begin immediately. The first phase of the hospital is projected to open in early 2012.

Seabaugh goes to bat for utilities contractors

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) championed legislation through the State Senate that will ensure utility contractors are not prohibited from bidding on projects if they do not possess a general contractor license. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 53-0.

Doctor guilty on sex charges

Decatur resident and former Grady Hospital doctor Adam Wayne Lebowitz has been convicted by a federal jury of sex crimes that stemmed from a 2006 investigation by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office after receving a complaint from a 15 year-old male and his mother.

Coweta/Fayette ‘biobots’ make their mark at statewide competition

It was all about developing a “Sustainable Green Subdivision.” And it was the entry that won three 2nd Place awards for a group of Coweta and Fayette kids in January as part of a statewide competition at Georgia Tech sponsored by the international First Lego League (FLL). The “biobots” team boasts six members from the Sharpsburg, Senoia and Peachtree City areas.

Transitional home permit approved with conditions

A conditional use permit for the BelAir transitional home in north Coweta was approved unanimously Feb. 16, but not without much discussion and 36 conditions being imposed before the home can be re-opened.

Work on new Coweta Fire HQ to begin

The Coweta County Commission on Feb. 16 voted unanimously to confirm the execution of the construction agreement for the county’s new fire station #1 on Turkey Creek Road.

Newnan Police need help with hit and run case

Newnan Police Department are still investigating the Feb. 4 hit-and-run on Newnan Crossing Bypass that claimed the life of 30-year-old Curtis Rodriguez Mitchell of Newnan.

Three new art programs coming to Serenbe

Serenbe is pleased to announce the launch of three new art programs in the community: the Serenbe Photography Center, Serenbe Playhouse and Fine Arts Workshops. Each has workshops and/or performances scheduled that are open to the public.

Kroger declines to renew lease at vacant 'baby Kroger'

The Kroger Company has officially declined to renew its lease for the vacant "baby Kroger" store at the Peachtree Crossing shopping center.

Visit our new (beta) website

Updated —The Citizen is moving next week . . . to our new website, and we want to invite you to take a pre-launch tour. Click here to go to the new site.

The new site is scheduled to go live this weekend and officially be open for business Monday, March 1.

Rep. Fludd wants 1% tax surcharge

‘Temporary’ Ga. tax aimed at $200K single filers and couples making over $400K, Tyrone legislator says

Open-heart surgery option for Southern Regional?

Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale has announced plans to begin providing open heart surgery as early as Jan. 1, 2012. If the application is approved, SRMC would be the first hospital on the Southside to offer the specialized care.

PTC police probe death of student


Peachtree City police are investigating the death of a University of Georgia student who was found unresponsive early Sunday morning at a residence in the Bradford Estates subdivision.

Girl, 9, roughed up; lone assailant is sought

Fayette sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black man who attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl in the Landmark mobile home community off Milam Road Wednesday, Feb. 17. The department released information about the incident Feb. 23.

Fayette Tea Party group widens its umbrella to all of south metro

It has been nearly a year since a small group of people from Peachtree City determined that they would take a stand for their values, their families and their country. That stand led to the formation of the Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots.

Environmentalists, educators gear up for Earth Day here

The annual celebration of Earth Day in Fayette County is around the corner. This year’s event will be held in Tyrone April 17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Shamrock Park on Senoia Road.

3 juveniles in PTC among 16 drug arrests in 9 investigations

Undercover drug agents have arrested 16 people this month — including three juveniles at a Peachtree City home — in conjunction with nine investigations into illegal drug activity.

Sex offender arrested for failure to register

Fayetteville resident Jesse Alan Murden was arrested over the weekend by Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies for failure to register as a sex offender.

Firefighters rescue 3 dogs trapped in house

Peachtree City firefighters rescued three dogs from a house fire that occurred early Monday morning during a heavy electrical storm.

Car defect blamed for boy’s death

A defect in a 1999 Chrysler Sebring is being blamed for the death last week of a 6-year-old boy in north Fayette County.

A few donations needed to complete counseling center

It has been a long time coming and it’s nearly complete. And through it all Square Foot Ministry has kept the faith. About the only thing needed to finish the Fayette Counseling Center in Fayetteville are donations to pay for asphalt on the Bradley Avenue parking lot and funds to cover some outstanding bills for interior materials.

F’ville ahead of the game on ‘09 audit

The Fayetteville City Council at the Feb. 18 meeting got a look at the audit for the fiscal year ending July 31 and approved a minor change to the purchasing ordinance.