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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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1 injured fighting blaze near New Hope

A firefighter received minor injuries Monday night while battling a house fire near New Hope Road, but the occupants of the home managed to escape without injury before fire crews arrived, officials said.

The home at 260 Brandon Mill Circle was significantly damaged and the cause of the fire is under investigation, said Capt. Pete Nelms of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The blaze was reported at 6:40 p.m. and the first unit, from the city of Fayetteville, was on the scene at 6:45 p.m., followed three minutes later by the first county unit, Nelms said. Read More»

NWS: 2 tornadoes hit Fayette 3 days before Christmas

These large trees off Mud Bridge Road in Woolsey were uprooted by a tornado packing 95 mph winds. Photo/Special.

Twisters struck within 2 minutes on opposite sides of the county; damaged 2 homes; destroyed barn, outbuilding; downed 85 trees

Fayette County escaped a potential brush with disaster Dec. 22 as two minor tornadoes struck within two minutes of each other, some 13 miles apart, according to reports released late last week by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

One of the twisters hit a rural area near Lake Horton in south Fayette County, heading onto Mud Bridge Road in Woolsey. The second tornado touched down in the area of Ga. Highway 92 and Lees Mill Road.

That’s right: they touched down within two minutes of each other, but on opposite ends of Fayette County, more than 13 miles apart. Read More»

‘Have you been drinking tonight?’

‘Have you been drinking tonight?’

Officers check drivers on Rockaway Road just south of Ga. Highway 74, one of the late night locations where Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies and Peachtree City Police conducted road checks on New Year’s Eve and into New Year’s Day. Another road check on Helmer Road in north Fayette and concentrated enforcement all along Hwy. 74 resulted in five arrests for suspended licenses, no licenses and possession of marijuana along with 21 citations and 19 warnings. The multiple area enforcements began before midnight and continued until nearly 2 a.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC’s new weather radar shows more storm details

New radar technology at the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City will provide better real-time data on all storms just in time for potentially crippling winter weather storms to hit the area as were experienced last year. Photo/File.

The newly-installed radar technology at the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City will provide much better live data on potentially deadly and dangerous storms, according to Meteorologist in Charge Lans Rothfusz.

The technology is detailed enough to show tornado debris in addition to the various types of droplets inside clouds and thunderstorms, Rothfusz said.

The new radar system will make it easier to identify a storm that is capable of producing tornados, increasing the speed with which a tornado warning can be issued, Rothfusz said. Read More»

Teen injured crossing dark Hwy. 74 in Tyrone

A 17-year-old Fayetteville resident sustained serious injuries early Sunday morning when he was struck while crossing Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone.

Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose said the accident occurred when Christian Kennedy was crossing Hwy. 74 at Dogwood Trail Sunday morning at approximately 6:45 a.m., well before sunrise. Read More»

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