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F’ville cops need help identifying Rite-Aid burglar

Police are hopeful the distinctive red shirt helps identify the burglar in this video. The shirt appears to have two horizontal white stripes.

Fayetteville Police are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect involved in an Oct. 16 break-in at the Rite-Aid store at 800 North Glynn Street.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the burglary occurred at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Oct. 16.

Surveillance video shows a subject, believed to be a black male, approximately 5’2”-5’3”, 140- 150 pounds, wearing a long red jacket with reflective stripes, dark pants and work boots, Whitlow said.
The man gained entrance to the store by throwing a rock through the front door. Read More»

PTC police issue missing juvenile alert

UPDATE - 12:41 p.m.: Peachtree City Police are reporting that the missing girl has been found safe and sound.

Peachtree City Police are asking for assistance in locating 15-year-old Courtney Quivelli who was reported missing Tuesday at 3:30 a.m.

Lt. Mark Brown said the 15-year-old is a white female, 5’3” in height and weighing approximately 110 pounds.

Courtney was last seen wearing night clothes when she left a residence in the area of Tarragon Road in the Highgrove subdivision off Redwine Road. Read More»

National Night Out in F’ville, PTC

It has been 29 years since the first National Night Out (NNO) was held by law enforcement agencies across America. That tradition will continue again this year in Fayette County on Oct. 2, with family-oriented festivities coming to the Fayette Pavilion in Fayetteville and to Drake Field in Peachtree City. Read More»

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The Peachtree City Police Department is asking residents to raid their medicine cabinets for outdated or unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medicine to be turned in at a special event Saturday.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

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