Lights and Sirens

Senoia woman in critical condition after Hwy. 16 accident

The driver of this car had to be extricated by fireman after her vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Ga. Highway 16 Wednesday afternoon. Police believe the driver of the car turned into the path of the big rig. Photo/Special.

A Senoia wwoman was critically injured in an April 17 crash on Ga. Highway 16 when her vehicle struck a tractor-trailer rig.

Senoia Police Maj. Steve Tomlin said officers responded at approximately 5:10 p.m. to the two-vehicle accident that occurred in the area of Hwy. 16 and Harper Road. Read More»

Local First Responders honored

Local First Responders honored

Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion has a long-running program to honor outstanding members of all eight county law enforcement and emergency services departments with their Public Safety Awards. Pictured at the 2013 Public Safety Recognition Dinner are (L-R) B.I. Murrell, Post 105 Public Safety Award Project Officer; Deputy Brent Lonkert, Sheriff’s Department; Firefighter Robert Moore, Fayette County Fire & EMS; Deputy Marshal Kathy Hobbs, Marshal’s Office; Officer Terrell Bunn, Fayetteville Police Department; Lt. Read More»

Winds cause havoc, damage in Coweta

A fast-moving storm packing high winds made its way through Coweta County the evening of March 18. The storm damaged half a dozen homes and downed numerous power lines and trees but resulted in no injuries.

Coweta County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Jones said the Monday night storm resulted in more than 100 calls countywide reporting both trees and power lines downed by high winds. Jones said the storm also damaged six homes, Jones said, adding that damage occurred in locations around the county. Read More»

Monday hailstorm causes only minor damage in Fayette

A surprise hailstorm early Monday evening lasted for more than 10 minutes in downtown Fayetteville but it failed to do much damage countywide.

No injuries were reported due to the hailstorm, according to representatives of the Peachtree City and Fayette County emergency medical services.

There was no serious damage in Peachtree City, and the county only suffered a few downed trees that landed on power lines, officials said. Read More»

PTC police reaccredited

PTC police reaccredited

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) representative Lou Dekmar, at left, on March 7 announced the three-year re-accreditation of the Peachtree City Police Dept. Receiving the “gold standard” assessment were Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark, center, and Mayor Don Haddix. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fire destroys F'ville apartment building

Firefighters respond to three-alarm blaze at apartment complex  off Ga. HIghway 54 East in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A Thursday afternoon fire in Fayetteville resulted in the total loss of an apartment building at the Weatherly Walk Apartments on Knight Way. No injuries were reported in the blaze.

Fire Chief Bill Rieck said the fire call came in at 1:20 p.m. and was initially reported as a brush fire and then re-dispatched as a commercial structure fire. Rieck said the first fire units arrived within four minutes, though the nature of the fire resulted in it being upgraded to a three-alarm fire.

The fire resulted in the 700 building being fully involved and subsequently a total loss, Rieck said. Read More»

F’ville cop resigns after 2 women complain of groping

An investigation by the Fayetteville Police Dept. led to the mid-February resignation of Lt. Glen Askew based on the statements of two local women and Askew’s polygraph results that indicated deception. Read More»

As outside business ties are questioned, Fayette chief resigns

UPDATED for print Wednesday, March 13 — Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Division Director Allen McCullough’s three decades with the county will come to an end in July, but his parting is under a cloud related to an alleged conflict of interest. Read More»

Left-lane laggards, new law coming up on your rear

A bill in the Georgia House of Representatives would give law enforcement officers more power to ticket drivers who travel in the left lane, obstructing the flow of faster vehicles approaching from behind. Read More»

Volunteer storm spotter training set for Coweta

Ever wonder how the National Weather Service gets all the severe storm information that is passed on to the public? One way is through communications with volunteer storm spotters. To that end, representatives from the Coweta County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will present a SKYWARN Storm Spotter class on March 12. Read More»

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