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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»

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»

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.

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Fayette deputies attend funeral for slain NYC cop

Fayette deputies attend funeral for slain NYC cop

Fayette County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Kent, (L), and Cpl. Robert Smith travelled to New York City to attend the funeral ceremony for Officer Rafael Ramos who, along with Officer Wenjian Liu, Read More»

PTC house fire causes minor damage and no injuries

Photo from Peachtree City Police/Fire Facebook page.

A mid-afternoon house fire in Peachtree City on Dec. 23 resulted in no injuries and resulted in damage mainly in the area of the chimney.

Peachtree City Fire and Rescue spokesman John Dunlap said the call came in at approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and was made by the residents who observed smoke in the home at 102 Harris Halt off Doubletrace Lane.

Dunlap said engines responded within five minutes. Firefighters had extinguished the flames within approximately 20 minutes, he said, adding that the fire that was confined mainly to the chimney area.
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Heavy rains expected in Fayette, Coweta; severe weather possible Wed. morning

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Cold, heavy rains of 2 to 4 inches are forecast for Fayette and Coweta counties from now until after dark Christmas Eve, with the potential for severe weather, including tornadoes Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS Forecast Office in Peachtree City issued a flash flood watch through 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“A strong cold front will move through Georgia on Wednesday. Showers and scattered thunderstorms Read More»

Bomb threat at PTC Walmart one of several across region

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Walmart regional officials decided not to evacuate the store

Notification of a bomb threat at the Peachtree City Walmart Wednesday afternoon was one of a number of similar threats made against other Walmart stores in the region. Peachtree City police and fire units responded but left the scene after Walmart corporate officials decided not to evacuate the store. Read More»

F’ville has ‘Christmas with police’

These are but a few of the Fayetteville police officers who participated in the department’s 11th Annual Christmas with the police event designed to help families in need have a happier Christmas. Pictured in front, from left, are Officer Richard Gaines and Lt. Mike Whitlow; and in the rear, from left, are Lt. Robert Mask, Officer Allison Sankeralli, Det. Shawn Albea, Santa Claus aka Kris Kringle, Det. Chris Stevers, Det. Scott Gibson and Det. Melissa Peacock. Photo/Submitted.

The Fayetteville Police Department on Dec. 11 held its 11th annual “Christmas with the Police” program.

This year, the department was able to provide presents for nine children in four families as well as dinner and gift certificates for each family. Fayetteville police officers and detectives shopped for each child based on wish lists they had provided. The department also held a Christmas party for the families, said Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

Fire kills pet dog; family unhurt but needs help

Slithery victim rescued — Peachtree City firefighter Josh Peal holds a python, one of numerous animals rescued at a house fire on Dec. 13. The family was not at home as firefighters arrived to fight the blaze and rescue the animals. The python shown with Peal was resuscitated using a device made especially for animals. Photo/Submitted.

A Peachtree City family was not at home on Dec. 13 when a mid-morning house fire caused significant damage to the house. A family dog did not survive the fire.

Peachtree City Fire Department spokesman Ron Mundy said the fire at 129 Burnham Rise on the city’s south side was reported just after 10 a.m.

Units arrived within five minutes to find a heavily involved fire with heavy flames in the kitchen area, Mundy said. He said a vehicle was in the driveway so firefighters did a search but found no one at home. Read More»

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