Lights and Sirens

Arrests but no fatalities in Coweta T’giving traffic

Thanksgiving is always a time for travel and visiting friends and relatives. And it is the time that some drivers should pay a bit more attention to the roadway. A tally of activities during the holiday period by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit showed a total of 23 arrests and 82 citations issued.

First and foremost, there were no fatalities on Coweta County roads during the holiday period. But there were a number of arrests made and larger number of citations and warnings issued. Read More»

No injuries, quick fix in gas leak at Marnelle Mobile Home Park

Firefighters escort a gas company worker to the leak site. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A natural gas leak at the Marnelle Mobile Home Park on Ga. Highway 54 West Tuesday morning was contained less than 30 minutes after it had been reported. A small number of residences were evacuated before an Atlanta Gas worker cut off the supply of natural gas to a meter that had been damaged.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services incident commander Doug Morris said a 911 caller had reported the leak just before 9 a.m. The leak was discovered behind the leasing office near the front of the mobile home park, Morris said. Read More»

PTC girl, 11, spots fire, saves neighbors

An alert 11-year-old girl is being credited with saving the lives of her two next-door neighbors after spotting a fire in their carport area just before 5:30 this morning, Peachtree City fire officials said.

The girl saw the flames at 107 Grenoble and told her mother, who confirmed the fire and called 911 while the youth's father knocked on the door to get the neighbors out, Read More»

Fire destroys mobile home in Tyrone

Fire destroys mobile home in Tyrone

A home in the Whispering Pines mobile home park was heavily damaged by a fire reported shortly after 2 p.m. this afternoon.

When the first fire crew arrived, the unit was fully engulfed in flames, said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The firefighters were able to successfully contain the flames so they didn't spread into a nearby adjacent wooded area, Davis said. Read More»

1 Fayette firefighter still being treated for burns

3 injured in collapse during Sat. house fire; 1 still in hospital

A Fayette County firefighter is expected to remain in the hospital several more days as he recovers from burns sustained while fighting a house fire east of Peachtree City Saturday morning. Read More»

Firefighter remains hospitalized with burns

3 injured in collapse during Sat. house fire

A Fayette County firefighter is expected to remain in the hospital several more days as he recovers from burns sustained while fighting a house fire east of Peachtree City Saturday morning.

A total of three firefighters were injured when a collapse occurred in the upper level of the home at 180 Platinum Ridge Point, said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. They were able to escape the home under their own power, but two were flown to metro hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. Read More»

3 firefighters hurt in blaze

3 firefighters hurt in blaze

Three firefighters were injured when part of a home collapsed during a structure fire east of Peachtree City late this morning, officials said.

Two of the firemen were airlifted to metro Atlanta hospitals with serious but non-life threatening injuries; the third was taken to Piedmont Fayette Hospital with minor injuries, officials said.
Although the structure collapsed around the firefighters, they were able to get out on their own, officials said. Read More»

Sheriff, PTC Police to sponsor ‘Operation Pill Drop’ Saturday

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Peachtree City Police have partnered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners to announce a nationwide prescription drug “Pill Drop” initiative on Oct. 29 that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. Read More»

Safety a key component of Great Ga. Airshow

Spectators keep their eyes on the sky at a previous airshow at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. The crowd is kept safe by a number of safety procedures and regulations. Photo/File.

A number of safety initiatives in place each year for the Great Georgia Airshow are designed to protect the crowd, including individual pre-flight mechanical inspections of each aircraft and the presence of a safety monitor from the Federal Aviation Administration, air show organizers said this week.

On top of that, all of the aerobatics undertaken by aircraft are designed to move away from the crowd, according to Angie Faulise, the director of this year’s airshow, slated for Oct. 8-9 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Read More»

Cart path caution in PTC after rains open sinkhole

Cart path caution in PTC after rains open sinkhole

Thursday's rains opened up a sinkhole along a cart path that connects with Long Leaf in the Braelinn Green subdivision. City crews responded Friday morning and backfilled the hole with gravel, placing caution barrels and signs to warn residents to keep their distance. Photo/Ben Nelms.