Lights and Sirens

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»

Firefighters ‘support’ Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network

Firefighters ‘support’ Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network

Recognize these guys? They are Fayetteville firefighters who volunteered to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network by donning specially created bras for the auction on Nov. 10 at the old train depot in Fayetteville. Photo/Judy Ward.

PTC Police receive state award

The Peachtree City Police Department was one of several law enforcement agencies to win big last week when the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) hosted its 12th Annual Governor’s Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

An annual recognition program of law enforcement agencies of all sizes and from all over the state, the program features recognition in seven different categories based on department size as well as several other specialty categories.

Peachtree City Police Department won 1st place in Category 4: 51-100 Officers. Read More»

F’ville OKs creation of auxiliary police force

It is a good thing for the city and the police department, according to Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton after the Nov. 1 announcement to the Fayetteville City Council that his department will move ahead with forming the Fayetteville Police Auxiliary Force (FAF) made up of graduates from the Citizen Police Academy. Read More»

Parade, concert in F’ville Sat. to affect traffic

Fayetteville plays host to several large events this Saturday, Nov. 3, that will cause traffic delays in downtown Fayetteville, according to Fayetteville Police Capt. Steve Crawshaw.

“Expect delays primarily between 11 a.m. and noon along southbound Highway 85 and westbound Highway 54 near the downtown square,” Crawshaw said.

The Veteran’s Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Lafayette Avenue and will make its way south on Ga. Highway 85 to Lanier Avenue where it will turn west, headed to Tiger Trail, Crawshaw said. Read More»

PTC on lookout for DUI offenders

Peachtree City police will be on high alert this weekend for Halloween partiers who have had too much to drink or are otherwise too impaired to drive.

Police are also encouraging all motorists to drive slow on Halloween night Wednesday in particular and to otherwise be on the lookout for goblins and ghouls: and all of the other appropriately costumed children celebrating Halloween as they trick or treat in local neighborhoods. Read More»