Lights and Sirens

New sheriff brings promotions, demotions, transfers, changes

Sheriff Barry Babb poses with a spear, hearkening to his campaign promise to act as the “tip of the spear” in projecting law enforcement in Fayette County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb has been sworn in and is in the process of appointing a new set of four command staff members to lead the department. Three of the former command staff will move to other positions in the sheriff’s office while Maj. Bryan Woodie — a top aide to former Sheriff Wayne Hannah — has resigned, effective Jan. 3.

Woodie previously headed the Field Operations Division (FOD) over traffic and patrol deputies. Read More»

Next CERT training scheduled

The Peachtree City Police Department will host its next Community Emergency Response Team class beginning March 7.

Classes will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for 10 weeks at police headquarters.

CERT teaches residents how to prepare themselves and their family for hazards that may affect the community. Participants will be trained in basic disaster response skills including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Read More»

Fire victim believed to be PTC homeowner

The man who died in an early morning house fire Dec. 23 in north Peachtree City is believed to be the homeowner, Steve Russell, 39.

As of press time Friday, the state medical examiner’s office had not completed the process of identifying the victim who was discovered in the blaze, police said. Russell’s family, however, has announced that his memorial service was scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Read More»

1 fatality in PTC house fire

Investigators’ tape surrounds the fire-gutted home in north Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

Adult male found dead in burned house

A house fire in north Peachtree City early Sunday morning claimed the life of an unidentified adult male, fire officials have said.

About three-quarters of the home at 104 Adams Fall in the Spooner Ridge subdivision was involved in flames when fire crews arrived responding to a 5:20 a.m. 911 call, said Peachtree City Fire Marshal David Williamson.

Because of the intensity of the blaze, firefighters were unable to conduct an interior attack on the structure but instead had to fight the flames from the outside, Williamson said. Read More»

Man dies Sunday in N. PTC house fire

An early-morning house fire in north Peachtree City has claimed the life of an unidentified adult male, fire officials said Sunday afternoon.

About three-quarters of the home at 104 Adams Fall in the Spooner Ridge subdivision was involved in flames when fire crews arrived responding to a 5:20 a.m. 911 call. Because of the intensity Read More»

PTC fire chief resigns

City is hit with sexual harassment complaint

Update Friday 4:20 p.m. PTC clarifies that Eiswerth resigned, did not retire as first mentioned

Peachtree City Fire Chief Edwin Eiswerth has resigned this week following a sexual harassment and retaliation complaint from a 49-year-old female firefighter, Martine Piers. Read More»

Officers recognized for life-saving action for stricken lawyer

A Dec. 4 ceremony honored the law enforcement and court services staff whose quick action saved the life of public defender Glenn Howell (front). Pictured, from left, are Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah, investigator Chad Cowart, Lt. Francis Cavender, bailiff Ron Evans and deputy Warren Collinsworth. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a quick response that saved a life. Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah in a Dec. 4 ceremony presented a lifesaving award and a citation for meritorious service to several law enforcement and court services staff for their rapid action in March as public defender Glenn Howell suffered a cardiac emergency at the Fayette County Justice Center. Read More»

PTC program will help seniors with fall and fire prevention

The Peachtree City Fire Department and Fayette Senior Services are joining forces on a program to help local seniors all over the county, especially those who are shut-in, with fall and fire prevention assistance.

This week a team is attending an education course that will lead to the training of Meals On Wheels volunteers so they can identify potential hazards in the home that might cause one to fall, along with potential fire hazards as well. Read More»

Taser incident leads to deputy’s suspension

The unnamed Coweta County Sheriff’s deputy who fired his taser at 16-year-old Gunner Cook as the student streaked in boxer shorts across the field at the recent football game between East Coweta High School and Newnan High School has been suspended. Read More»

Coweta reminds motorists of road closures

Coweta County is reminding motorists in east Coweta that a portion of Lower Fayetteville Road and Luther Bailey Road will be closed for bridge work beginning Nov. 26.

County communications director Patricia Palmer said Coweta County will assist Senoia in completing emergency repairs on a bridge on Luther Bailey Road. The county will provide labor and equipment. Work to replace the bridge with culverts has already begun, said Palmer.   Read More»

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