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Storm runoff flattens fence Thursday in PTC

Storm runoff flattens fence Thursday in PTC

Michelle Thompson has to temporarily contend with a horizontal fence in her backyard on Harbor Loop in Peachtree City. But that was the case after heavy rains Thursday forced stormwater over her neighbor’s yard to the north and into that home’s garage and home, with the torrent crashing through a portion of Michelle’s fence, filling her swimming pool, getting inside her home and nearly causing her 8-foot by 12-foot storage shed to float away like it did five years ago. The culprit, said Thompson, is an inadequate storm drain located adjacent to the north side of her neighbor’s yard. Read More»

Heavy rainstorm causes flooding Thursday in PTC, but no injuries reported

Nearly four inches of rain fell on Peachtree City in the rainstorm that cranked up Thursday afternoon, creating flash flooding situations on a handful of city streets, officials said.

The rain also opened up a large sinkhole near the cart path along the Center Green subdivision behind Long Leaf. Public works crews have roped off the area, and it is not immediately known if the path will be closed or not, officials said. Read More»

Flooding reported in PTC

Flash flood warning issued; PTC got 2 inches of rain in 1 hour

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Fayette County and east Coweta County for the next several hours, as the rainwater is expected to cause flooding of small creeks and streams as well as larger ones. This warning will expire at 10:30 p.m.

In its 4:30 p.m. report, NWS reported that areas of Peachtree City received two inches of rain in the previous area. Another two inches of rain is possible before the rainstorms move out around 7 p.m. tonight, according to forecasters. Read More»

Fire truck meets pickup truck

Fire truck meets pickup truck

A traffic accident Sept. 20 involving a pickup truck (left background) and a Fayetteville fire truck at the intersection of North Glynn Street and Ga. Highway 92 in Fayetteville turned out for the best with no injuries and only minor damage to the bumpers of both vehicles. Midday southbound traffic on Ga. Highway 85 was snarled at the busy intersection while officials investigated. The Walton County resident driving the Ford F150 was cited for failing to yield as he attempted to turn onto Hwy. 92. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sharpsburg man found dead on railroad tracks in Senoia

Thirty-three-year-old Sharpsburg resident Eric Waters was found dead on the CSX railroad tracks near downtown Senoia during the nighttime hours of Sept. 6. Though he was apparently hit by the train, the investigation into Waters' death is active and ongoing.

Commenting on the death, Senoia Police Investigator Alicia Batts said an employee on the scene in a train on the CSX tracks called 911 at 8:36 p.m. Senoia officers arriving at the railroad tracks in the area of Coweta Street and Ray Street found Waters dead when they arrived, Batts said. Read More»

F’ville man dies in Arizona crash

A Fayetteville man was one of four people killed Sept. 9 in a traffic collision on Interstate 10 in southern Arizona when his tractor-trailer rig crossed the median and struck head-on a vehicle containing three Texas residents.

The collision occurred north of Tucson when 61-year-old Fayetteville resident Rickey Duffey lost control of his rig and crossed the median, striking a minivan with three occupants, according to news sources quoting the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety. Duffey was hauling a load of produce for Sierra Transportation, according to news reports. Read More»

Dark clouds over Fayetteville Monday

Dark clouds over Fayetteville Monday

Shortly after the severe weather sirens sounded in Fayetteville Monday afternoon, Chris Sweigart saw this funnel-shaped cloud formation along Ga. Highway 85 just north of the courthouse square. This photo is looking north along Glynn Street in front of Allen Vigil Ford. There were no reports of an actual touchdown of a tornado as rain bands from the remnants of tropical Storm Lee passed through. Photo/Chris Sweigert.

Earthquake aftershock reaches Fayette County

You just might have missed it, but Fayette County experienced an aftershock wave stemming from Tuesday afternoon’s earthquake in Virginia.

The county administrative building shook and “kind of rocked” said Lt. Donnie Davis of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The aftershock came from the 5.9 magnitude quake Read More»

Keeping it in the family: Brother pins captain

Keeping it in the family: Brother pins captain

Peachtree City Fire Department Battalion Commander Ron Mundy pins the badge on his younger brother, Fairburn Police Capt. Randy Mundy, at a promotional ceremony held at the Fairburn Police department on Aug. 18. Ron has been with the Peachtree City fire department for 29 years. Randy has been in law enforcement for 20 years, including four years with Fairburn. The Mundy family moved from Indiana to Peachtree City in 1979. Ron attended Fayette County High School and Randy attended McIntosh High School. Photo/Special.

A shocking demonstration at Senoia’s Citizen Police Academy

A shocking demonstration at Senoia’s Citizen Police Academy

Police Lt. Jason Ercole at a recent session of the Senoia Citizen Police Academy gave a taser demonstration for the academy members participating in the seven-week course. Ending later in August, the academy featured an extensive overview of the many aspects of police work. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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