Lights and Sirens

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»

PTC police to host emergency training

The Peachtree City Police Department will host a basic Community Emergency Response Team class beginning February 23, 2012. 

The classes will be held each Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for (10) ten weeks concluding on April 26th, 2012. The deadline to apply for the free class is Feb. 15.

The CERT Program will offer valuable insight into the first few critical hours following an emergency event and how individuals can better prepare to sustain themselves and their families. Read More»

Expect traffic delays with MLK Day Parade

The Fayetteville Police Department would like to advise motorists to expect traffic delays during the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Monday, Jan. 16.

The parade, organized by the Fayette County branch of the NAACP, will take place between 11 A.M. and noon. The primary delays will be on Ga. Highway 85 southbound near downtown and Ga. Highway 54 westbound near downtown. The parade begins and ends it route at the Fayette County High School parking lot.

If you have any question, you may contact Major Kevin Gooding, Patrol Division Commander at 770-719-4202.

Jonesboro motorcyclist dies in N. Fayette accident

A Jonesboro man died Jan. 7 in a single vehicle accident when he was ejected from his motorcycle on Ga. Highway 279. Read More»

W. Ga. puppy mill closed on New Year’s Eve

This is one of the dogs rescued on New Year’s Eve by the Newnan Coweta Humane Society. The voluntary surrender of 29 pure and mixed breed dogs and one cat occurred at a location in west Georgia and was facilitated after conversations with the breeder. Photo/Special.

Staff and volunteers with the Newnan Coweta Humane Society (NCHS) had a different kind of celebration on New Year’s Eve when they facilitated the closure of a west Georgia puppy mill and, with the cooperation of the breeder, took possession of 29 dogs and a cat. No charges have been filed in the voluntary surrender.

NCHS President LouAnn Jones said staff on New Year’s Eve and with the consent of the facility operator took possession of 19 adult toy breed dogs, nine mixed breed puppies, an adult Beagle mix and one cat.
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