Lights and Sirens

Winter driving tips from PTC police

#1 on the list: Don't!

Peachtree City Police would like to offer some winter survival and driving tips.
First of all, don't get stranded in the first place. If you don't have an important reason for driving in the snow and ice, stay home and wait for the roads to be cleared. Avoid traveling for anything but medical emergencies, or you run the risk of getting stranded. Be prepared.

Ensure that your vehicle is readily equipped with the following essentials before heading out when snow and ice is in the forecast:
* Blankets
* Pillow Read More»

Sheriff Babb: Stay off roads today

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said despite the many traffic issues on roads around the county on Tuesday there were no traffic fatalities and no serious injuries. Read More»

Georgia DOT crews working non-stop to clear metro roadways

UPDATE Wednesday, 9:40 a.m. – Temperatures in the mid-teens early Wednesday challenged Georgia Department of Transportation crews working to keep roadways clear of snow and ice, not just in metro Atlanta but statewide.

GDOT is utilizing all its resources in clearing roadways; in Atlanta, almost 300 workers have been scraping ice and treating the highways. Read More»

Roads continue to be slippery; multiple stores closed

Best advice may be to stay home as officers direct sand trucks to slick spots on roads, streets

With ice and snow clogging local streets and a number of Fayette highways facing the same fate, citizens are being advised to stay home except for an emergency.

Ga. Highways 92, 279 and 85 have a number of icy spots, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. A number of Fayette residents reported on Facebook that it took seven hours or more for their commute home yesterday afternoon, with some stretching past the 12-hour mark. Read More»

Fayette ‘works around clock’ on roads, helping stranded motorists

Fayette County offices closed while emergency crews help motorists and clear roads Read More»

Icy driving conditions already

This is the icy view on Robinson Road in Peachtree City contributed by Seth Langford. Slick conditions all over the county are leading to multiple wrecks.

Vehicles continue to slide off road, get stuck; multiple highways shut down

UPDATED 8:30 p.m. Read More»

Forecast: 2 inches of snow, half-inch of sleet

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UPDATED Monday 11:19 p.m. — The latest forecast is for Peachtree City, Newnan and surrounding areas to receive up to two inches of snow — with locally higher amounts — and sleet accumulations of up to a half-inch. Read More»

F'ville Council officially ‘retires’ drug dog Remko

F'ville Council officially ‘retires’ drug dog Remko

Fayetteville Police K-9 “Remko” officially retired Jan. 16 in a ceremony at the Fayetteville City Council where his handler and new owner Capt. Chad Myers was joined by the council for Remko’s farewell. Pictured from left are Councilman Ed Johnson, Councilman Paul Oddo, Councilman Mickey Edwards (standing), Chad Myers, Remko, Mayor Greg Clifton, Councilman Jim Williams (standing), Councilman Scott Stacy and Police Chief Scott Pitts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia police win state certification

Officers and staff of the Senoia Police Dept., along with consultant Beverly Trainor at far right, were recognized at the Jan. 6 meeting of the Senoia City Council for obtaining a three-year certification from the Ga. Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Senoia Police Dept. recently went through the certification process with the Ga. Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Members of the department attended the Jan. 6 meeting of the Senoia City Council where the three-year certification was announced.

Making the presentation was Lake City Police Chief David Colwell. Obtaining the certification involves compliance with 129 standards across eight certification areas, Colwell said.
Colwell congratulated the department, adding that the Senoia department had received a three-year certification.
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Departments adopt open roads policy

Generic file photo. Barry Blackburn / Shutterstock.com.

A policy adopted by state agencies more than two years ago is finally making its way to city and county traffic enforcement agencies in Georgia. Contacted about their compliance with the Georgia Open Roads policy, all Fayette County law enforcement agencies said the policy that calls for quickly clearing roadways for traffic after accidents is already part of their operational procedure. Read More»