Lights and Sirens

Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 85S

A pedestrian died late Wednesday night after being struck by a tractor trailer on Ga. Highway 85 south near Whitewater Middle School, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

The pedestrian's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, officials said.

The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. as the tractor trailer was heading south on the highway, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. No charges have been filed against the driver. As with all serious motor vehicle crashes, drug and alcohol samples were taken from the driver, Babb confirmed.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital thanks local first responders

Piedmont Fayette Hospital thanks local first responders

Piedmont Fayette Hospital celebrated national EMS Week, May 19-25, with a barbeque lunch to show appreciation to all local EMS workers for all the life-saving work they do each and every day. Andy Steele, Piedmont Fayette’s senior director of emergency services (second from right) is shown with Fayette County Emergency Management Services workers who were among the many EMS providers from Fayette and Coweta counties who came out for the event. Photo/Special.

Coweta, Fayette aid tornado victims

Bracken Stubbs, Midwest Food Bank truck driver, stands beside the tractor-trailer truck loaded with bottled water that will be delivered to the Moore, Okla., area this week. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City food bank sends water to Oklahoma storm victims

The Georgia Division of Midwest Food Bank located in Peachtree City is helping the tornado victims in Oklahoma by sending bottled water.

Within two days of the tornado, Bracken Stubbs, Midwest Food Bank truck driver, picked up a semi load of bottled water in Savannah and on Memorial Day he will leave for Springfield, Mo., to drop it off with Convoy of Hope for distribution to Oklahoma. Read More»

‘Endless Love’ shoot to shut down Redwine Road for Friday filming

Local residents will have to detour around a section of Redwine Road Friday to make way for the filming of scenes in a new movie version of “Endless Love.”

The road is slated to be closed from 2 a.m. in the morning of May 24 through midnight. Vehicles will be detoured onto Harris and Harp roads to navigate around the closed area, officials said.

Also, on the following Tuesday, May 28, there will be intermittent traffic delays on Redwine between Harris and Harp roads that motorists should be prepared for. Those delays will be ongoing all day from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Read More»

PTC collecting donations for Oklahoma tornado victims

The Peachtree City Police Department is working with the Magnolia Disaster Relief and will be taking donations to be delivered to the Oklahoma City area this Sunday, May 26. Read More»

Lightning damages steeple at F’ville 1st Baptist

Lightning damages steeple at F’ville 1st Baptist

A bolt of lightning struck and damaged the steeple at First Baptist Church of Fayetteville Sunday as strong thunderstorms moved through the area. But worshippers gathered at the church afterwards and continued to use the building Sunday evening, according to John Munford, reporter for The Citizen. “We’re lucky it didn’t strike the courthouse where the art show was, or the county parking lot where they were doing Taste of Fayette at the time.,” Munford wrote. Photo/John Munford.

F’ville woman killed in 1-car crash Friday

A 22-year-old Fayetteville woman died early Friday morning after her vehicle ran off Lees Mill Road, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Starr’s Mill teen hurt in PTC golf cart crash

A Starr’s Mill sophomore suffered a serious head injury Thursday, May 9, when the golf cart she was riding on wrecked in the Kedron Village area.

Janice Dominguez was riding on the rear of the cart when it careened off the path, according to her mother, Marlene Dominguez. Janice was flown by air ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center where she was admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment. Read More»

Fayette slashes marshals by 73%

The Fayette County Commission on May 9 cast a unanimous vote to begin the process that will eliminate eight of the 11 positions at the Fayette County Marshal’s Office beginning in July. Read More»

F’ville to put more cops at Pavilion

Interim Chief Scott Pitts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

In the wake of several brazen daylight armed robberies and carjackings at the county’s largest shopping center, interim Fayetteville Police Chief Scott Pitts in a May 2 report to the Fayetteville City Council announced his plans to beef up the police presence at the Fayette Pavilion.

Those plans include increased security patrols and the possibility of installing license plate readers and cameras on Pavilion Parkway. Read More»

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