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3 injured in collision involving deputy

3 injured in collision involving deputy

None of the injuries believed to be life-threatening

Three people were injured late this morning in a collision between a sheriff's deputy and a minivan on Ga. Highway 314 at White Oak Way, just north of the Fayette Pavilion shopping center.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, but the deputy and two victims in minivan were taken to Atlanta Medical Center and Grady Hospital in downtown Atlanta, emergency medical officials said.

The deputy was responding to a reported shooting when the crash occurred, officials said. Read More»

1 killed in Brooks truck crash

A young Senoia man died this morning after his truck skidded off the road in a one-vehicle crash around 9:20 a.m., sheriff’s officials said.

Elijah Kent Bishop, 19, was traveling east on Morgan Mill Road near Bankstown Road when Read More»

Brush fire threatens Senoia neighborhood

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Senoia’s Hutchinson Cove subdivision resident Chad Rodgers is standing where a portion of his wood fence stood before a brush fire burned it to the ground on June 14. Seven houses on Victoria Trace were threatened but none sustained injury thanks to the quick work of homeowners and the Coweta County Fire Dept. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A number of homeowners in the Hutchinson Cove subdivision off Rockaway Road in Senoia got a scare June 14 when a mid-afternoon brush fire was flamed by windy conditions and quickly encroached on several homes along Victoria Trace. Two fences were damaged and one firefighter sustained a minor injury as fire crews and residents worked to contain the blaze.

In all there were a total of seven homes threatened by the fire, according to Coweta County Fire Dept. Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggins. The fire was first spotted around 3 p.m. and was all but extinguished before dark. Read More»

Coweta grieves sudden death of firefighter

Coweta County firefighter Chris Landreau hugs a supporter at a March 26 fundraiser held in his honor. Though expected to return to work in August, Landreau died unexpectedly on June 14. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta County Fire Department and many in Coweta County and surrounding communities lost a friend June 14 when veteran firefighter Christopher Landreau passed away at Emory Hospital after suffering a stroke. Landreau had been diagnosed in February with stage 4 lymphoma.

Chris Landreau joined the Coweta County Fire Department in July 2004 and earlier this year had been assigned to Rescue 1 on A-Shift. Read More»

TEEN CERT Camp this July in Peachtree City

The Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting a Teen Community Emergency Response Team (TEEN CERT) camp beginning July 11.

The classes will be held Monday through Friday of that week ending on July 15. The classes will start at 8 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. each day. The camp will be held in the training room at the Police Station located at 350 S. Hwy 74, Peachtree City, Ga. Read More»

The moment of truth in a Taser demonstration

The moment of truth in a Taser demonstration

Officer Gabriel Gilley reacts to a Taser charge as fellow officers help break his fall during a demonstration of the non-lethal means police have available to use to halt a combative person. Photos/John Munford.

Officer down . . . but after the shock, he’s OK

Officer down . . . but after the shock, he’s OK

Participants in the Peachtree City Junior Police Academy saw a rookie officer get the shock of his life Wednesday as the city’s Taser weapon was demonstrated. Officer Gabriel Gilley, above, said afterwards that the five-second jolt was very painful, but that he had no after-effects once it was over. Lt. John Jenkins, at left, shows the students where the gun’s probes entered Gilley’s back. The next photo shows the effect of the high voltage. Photos/John Munford.

Water safety urged: keep your eye on the kids

Fire officials want to prevent youth drowning incidents here

As the temperature rises and summer sets in, many Fayette County families will head to the pool for fun in the sun.

But lurking in those waters is a deadly danger if the proper precautions aren’t taken, particularly for children, officials said. Drowning is the leading cause of death in America for children under five years old.

Though most children drown in their own backyard swimming pool, others have drowned in buckets, bathtubs, toilets, dog water bowls, lakes, rivers and ponds, officials said. Read More»

PTC girl, 9, drowns in Chattahoochee

A 9-year-old Peachtree City girl died Friday afternoon when she drowned while riding an inner tube in the Chattahoochee River in Forsyth County, officials said.

The victim was identified as Anna Vanhorn by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. She was reported missing on the river just after 4:30 p.m. Friday, officials said.

When water rescue teams found Vanhorn, she was about eight feet underwater with her life preserver on, said Capt. Jason Shivers with the Forsyth County Fire Department. Read More»

Lifeguard rescues child from Kedron pool

An alert lifeguard helped save the life of a 9-year-old girl who became incapacitated and fell underwater at the Kedron large pool Thursday afternoon.

The victim was reportedly in stable condition in intensive care at Scottish Rite children’s hospital following the incident, The Citizen has learned. Read More»

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