Lights and Sirens

Drug take-back day set in PTC

The Peachtree City Police Department is asking residents to raid their medicine cabinets for outdated or unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medicine to be turned in at a special event Saturday.

Police officers taking part in the Operation Take Back program will be at the Gathering Place off McIntosh Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday accepting the drugs for permanent disposal. The service is free and anonymous as no questions will be asked. Read More»

Single car accident claims F'ville woman

A Fayetteville woman was killed Sept. 15 in a single vehicle after she lost control of her car on Ga. Highway 92 in north Fayette County.

Maj. Bryan Woodie with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said 37 year-old Carrie W. Dunn died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Woodie said the crash occurred on Sept. 15 at approximately 6:19 p.m. on Hwy. 92 near its intersection with Peters Road in north Fayette County. Read More»

PTC’s new #2 cop comes from Fla. beach town

Headed small department just up U.S. 1 in the same county as Chief Clark

Peachtree City has passed over six current local officers to hire a new assistant police chief from outside Georgia, who like his boss has a pedigree in police management from Florida’s Atlantic beach communities. Read More»

‘Death weed’ companies sued by teen’s parents

Suit: businesses knew synthetic marijuana was dangerous, sold to minors

The parents of a local teen who died in March after inhaling synthetic marijuana are going after the manufacturer of the illegal drug, which was sold on the shelves of area convenience stores.

David and Yvette Burnett have filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court, seeking not just punitive damages and attorney’s fees, but also Read More»

North Fayette crash kills Riverdale woman

A Riverdale woman died late Wednesday morning after her car ran off the road in north Fayette County, sheriff’s officials said today.

Maria Garcia, 45, was alone in her Mercury Mountaineer SUV going north on Ga. Highway 314 near Bethea Road when the crash occurred, officials said.

Deputies do not know why Garcia lost control of her vehicle, causing her to run off the roadway, officials said. Garcia was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and was thrown from the vehicle, deputies said. Read More»

Isaac to bring heavy rain, tornado risk

Isaac to bring heavy rain, tornado risk

Forecasters warn track change could intensify impact on Ga.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service are anticipating heavy rainfall of between 1-3 inches starting Tuesday afternoon and running through Friday as a result of what is now tropical storm Isaac.

The storm is not expected to bring heavy wind risk to Georgia, but there will be a moderate risk of flooding and the chance of isolated tornado activity, forecasters have said. Read More»

None hurt as train collides with semi in Palmetto

This is what was left of an 18-wheeler after it was struck Aug. 21 by a train at Vine Street and U.S. Highway 29 in Palmetto after the tractor-trailer got hung up on the tracks at the railroad crossing. The driver of the 18-wheeler and his passenger exited the vehicle prior to the collision and escaped without injury. Photo/Special.

A Louisville man and his passenger were uninjured Aug. 21 in an accident along U.S. Highway 29 in Palmetto when the tractor-trailer he was driving became hung up on the railroad tracks at the Vine Street crossing and was subsequently hit by an oncoming train. Read More»

Boot drive returning soon to PTC

Staff at the Peachtree City Fire Department are preparing to crank up their annual “boot drive” to collect funds for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

The boot drive will take place Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 9 at local shopping centers between 9 am. to noon and again from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Firefighters will be stationed at the Kedron Village shopping center, the Braelinn Village shopping center, the Peachtree Crossings East shopping center and the Peachtree City Walmart. Read More»

Friday crash kills local teen, seriously wounds another

Deputies: second vehicle ran red light on Hwy. 54 near hospital

A two-car crash Friday afternoon claimed the life of a local teenager and left another teen hospitalized with serious injuries, according to Fayette County sheriff's deputies.

The crash killed Malcom Williams, 17, of Fayetteville and seriously injured Bismarck S. Delarosa, 18 of Fayetteville, deputies said.

Deputies said a second vehicle ran a red light and struck the 2004 Honda Accord which Delarosa was driving with Williams as a passenger. Read More»

Tyrone officer walks away from wrecked patrol car in high-speed chase

A Sunday afternoon traffic accident on Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone involving a police patrol car and an SUV resulted in the two drivers being treated and released from area hospitals and the driver of the SUV charged. The Tyrone officer was chasing a speeder on Hwy. 74 when the accident occurred, causing his patrol vehicle to barrel-roll. Lt. Eric DeLoose walked away from the accident after being cut out of the patrol car. Read More»