Lights and Sirens

15 citations issued in St. Patty’s Day road check in PTC

A Fayette County deputy sheriff checks a driver's license during a road check on Rockaway Road. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Peachtree City Police made a statement on March 17 about drinking and driving when four arrests were made with a total of 15 citations issued at St. Patrick’s Day road checks on Flat Creek Road and at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Rockaway Road.

Department spokesperson Rosanna Dove said there were four arrests with a total of 15 citations and four warnings during the road checks that began at 10 p.m. on Saturday and ended at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Peachtree City Police were assisted in the road checks by a deputy from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

Event Sat. to help injured firefighter

Brad Boemans was one of three firefighters injured while fighting this Oct. 29 house fire in the Platinum Ridge subdivision. A benefit to help Boemans will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. off Rowland Road just outside of Brooks in south Fayette County.

A benefit event will be held Saturday to assist a Fayette County firefighter who suffered severe burns while fighting a house fire in the Platinum Ridge subdivision Oct. 29.

The event, organized by friends of Brad Boemans, will include food, drinks, music, inflatables for children, corn hole competition and a bonfire. There is no charge but donations are encouraged.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at a location on Rowland Road just outside of Brooks in south Fayette County. Read More»

Child car seat installation checkpoint coming to PTC

On March 21, 2012 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., the Peachtree City Police Department, in partnership with Fayette County Safe Kids Organization, will be hosting a free car seat checkpoint in front of the Fresh Market in the Peachtree Crossings Shopping Center.

This will be the first of several joint car seat inspections across the city this year. The event is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. Read More»

PTC Police patrols to be out in force this St. Patrick’s Day

‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving’ are watchwords for the day

If you plan to get behind the wheel after too much celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day, Peachtree City law enforcement officials have some simple and sage advice for you: “Don’t do it!” Read More»

Target gets the all-clear

Target gets the all-clear

Employees and customers of the Target store in the Kedron Village Shopping Center in Peachtree City return to work last Wednesday, Feb. 29. The store was evacuated as a precaution while the Peachtree City Fire Department checked a gas leak. Photo/Maggie Zerkus.

16-year-old McIntosh student found dead in home hot tub

The body of 16-year-old Chase Burnett was found early Sunday morning in the hot tub at his residence near Peachtree City. The death is being investigated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

3 injured in 2-car collision in PTC

Rescue personnel work to extricate an injured passenger from one of two vehicles Friday afternoon in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A two-car collision Friday afternoon on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City across from the Publix supermarket resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to all three people traveling in the vehicles.

The Toyota Avalon driven by Peachtree City resident William Brackin, 64, was traveling west on Hwy. 54 at approximately 4:12 p.m. when it collided with a vehicle driven by Peachtree City resident Madelyn Hodgin, 71, at the intersection at Broken Bow Drive near the Publix and CVS stores, according to Sgt. Mitch Howard with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
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2 children report minor injuries after schoolbuses collide in F’ville

UPDATED for print Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 — A Fayette County schoolbus and another from a local daycare center were involved in an accident in Fayetteville Monday afternoon. Fayetteville Police reported that two of the 26 students being transported complained of minor physical injuries.

At approximately 3:36 p.m. a Fayette County schoolbus from Fayette Middle School was traveling east on Ga. Highway 54 at the Lafayette Avenue intersection, said police spokesman Steve Crawshaw.
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Experts in gun safety give public pellet gun advice

Nearly everyone is familiar with the BB gun that shoots a round metal projectile, the pellet gun that shoots a larger cylindrical metal projectile or the Airsoft guns that fire a plastic BB. But perhaps the most important aspect of owning or shooting one of these guns deals with the safety precautions that should always be followed.
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6 yr. old PTC girl dies after pellet rifle accident

A six year-old Peachtree City girl passed away Jan. 20 after receiving an injury to her throat by a pellet from a discharged pellet rifle.

Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove said city police officers and firefighters at approximately 12:26 p.m. responded to a residence on Teal Vista in the Planterra Ridge subdivision in reference a 6 year-old girl who had received an injury to her throat by a pellet that had been discharged from a pellet rifle. 

“Upon arrival, the child was unconscious and in very critical condition as a result of this wound,” Dove said.  Read More»