Cyclist injured on Hwy. 54 Monday

A bicyclist was injured early Monday afternoon when a pickup truck hit him as he rode alongside Ga. Highway 54 near Ebenezer Road, an eyewitness had told The Citizen. Fayette County EMS officials confirmed that the cyclist, an unidentified male, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. The eyewitness said the truck […]

PTC youth falls from truck, then is run over by car

UPDATED print version (Tuesday, May 25, 2010) —Twenty-year-old Peachtree City resident Geofrey Griffith was killed late Saturday night when he fell out of the bed of a pickup truck and was subsequently struck by another vehicle along Ga. Highway 34 outside Newnan. Coweta County Sheriff’s Traffic Lt. John LaChance said a Coweta deputy was flagged […]

Officer’s keen eye saves Tyrone home

It was nothing but hugs of appreciation for Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose by homeowner Sandra Mallory Thursday afternoon. The alert DeLoose while on patrol on Pendleton Trail Wednesday noticed the beginnings of a house fire that firefighters minutes later extinguished, saving what would have been a major structure fire and potentially the loss of […]

Fox that bit two in Tyrone tests positive for rabies

The fox that bit two people in Tyrone Monday was determined late Tuesday to be rabid. Fayette County Animal Control stressed that area residents should be sure that their pets are current on rabies vaccinations. An employee of a Palmetto Road business and a customer of another were both bitten Monday afternoon by a fox […]

2 PTC girls rescued from drowning

Girl, 11, sounds alarm as sisters lay unbreathing on pool bottom; adults using CPR credited with saving their lives Two Peachtree City girls who sank to the bottom of a pool at a party Saturday are alive today thanks to an alert 11-year-old and adults who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Katelyn LaRusso, 11, noticed sisters Kinsley […]

Fox attack in Tyrone sends 2 to hospital Monday

An employee of a Palmetto Road business and a customer of another were both bitten Monday afternoon by a fox that was subsequently killed by Tyrone police officers responding to the scene. Those bitten were treated at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Police Chief Brandon Perkins said the mid-afternoon incident occurred when an employee of Tyrone Power […]

F’ville Police Department, Fayette Deputy Mindar honored

The Event Center in Griffin was packed with approximately 500 officers, their families and those close to law enforcement April 29 for the District Attorney’s 4th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet. Among the many award recipients were Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Mindar, who received Officer of the Year honors, and the Fayetteville Police Department, […]

Tribute to a Palmetto hero

It was an occasion to honor a real hero who put his life on the line and came so close to giving his last full measure of devotion. The occasion was the Georgia Police Memorial Ride ceremony last Saturday in Peachtree City. The hero was Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg. The procession for the Georgia […]

Fayetteville police hold junior police academy

This year the Fayetteville Police Department is hosting their seventh annual Junior Police Academy. This is an academy for children who have completed the sixth grade and/or going into the seventh, eight, or ninth grades and live in Fayette County. The dates for the academy are July 26-29. The academy day begins at 8 a.m. […]