Lights and Sirens

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.

Fayette deputy ruled at fault in crash that injured 2 people

A Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy involved in a June 21 collision with a vehicle at Ga. Highway 314 and White Oak Way in Fayetteville while responding to a report of a possible shooting was found by state and county traffic investigators to be at fault in the causing the accident. Read More»

UPDATED: 2 males found dead at Ardenlee home in north PTC

UPDATED 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8 — Peachtree City Police are investigating the deaths of two unidentified males whose unresponsive bodies were found in a home Tuesday morning. Read More»

A local ‘Night Out’ for Fayette law enforcement agencies

A local ‘Night Out’ for Fayette law enforcement agencies

Police cars helped light up the dusk hours at Drake Field near City Hall in Peachtree City for the annual “National Night Out” anti-crime event Tuesday night. Plenty of children turned out and learned more about public safety agencies in the city and the county. Photo/John Munford.

Sheriff, cops to hold National Night Out tonight

Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah is inviting the public to participate in National Night Out 2011 Aug. 2.

This is the 28th Annual National Night Out, a crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

This year’s event has been scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the Fayette Pavilion. Peachtree City Police and the sheriff’s office will also hold a NNO event at Drake Field adjacent to the Peachtree City Library. Read More»

More than a drill for these PTC students

More than a drill for these PTC students

Some 12 students were put through the paces recently in a mock disaster drill, the cap of their training under the Community Emergency Response Team program offered by the Peachtree City Police Department. These trainees carry out a “victim” from the disaster scene as they worked to triage the remaining victims. The CERT program prepares individuals to help themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. Topics include lifesaving skills, how to help victims, managing utilities and small fires and also organizing spontaneous volunteers. Photo/Special.

Fallen tree knocks out power to F’ville City Hall

Fallen tree knocks out power to F’ville City Hall

Skies were calm in the late morning hours July 27 but that did not stop a large oak tree from somehow breaking off and toppling power lines before it came to rest across Lee Street at the intersection with Johnson Street in Fayetteville. Crews from the city and Ga. Power worked into the afternoon to clean up the blocked intersection and restore power to City Hall and area businesses that lost power after the tree fell.

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