Lights and Sirens

Where there's smoke...

A van caught fire just before 11 a.m. this morning on Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road, snarling traffic briefly.
FedEx delivery driver Tony Jackson used a small fire extinguisher to beat down the flames, but the Peachtree City Fire Department came in to finish the job.
Fire crews had to cut open the hood to fully extinguish the blaze. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A van caught fire just before 11 a.m. this morning on Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road, snarling traffic briefly.

FedEx delivery driver Tony Jackson used a small fire extinguisher to beat down the flames, but the Peachtree City Fire Department came in to finish the job.

Fire crews had to cut open the hood to fully extinguish the blaze. Read More»

A somber ride of honor through Fayette

A somber ride of honor through Fayette

Local residents Wednesday welcomed home a Griffin soldier who died March 29 from wounds sustained in an enemy attack in Konar province, Afghanistan. Infantryman Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, was escorted home by a cavalcade of law enforcement vehicles from metro Atlanta along with the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group. Faulkner was serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, which was undertaken to combat terrorists in Afghanistan. Photo/John Munford.

Gas leak snarls S. Fayetteville traffic

A mid-morning natural gas leak April 7 at the new RaceTrac gas station on South Glynn Street caused Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services officials to divert traffic around a heavily-traveled section of Ga. Highway 85 at the Fayetteville city limits.

The intersection of Highways 85 and 92 and Ramah Road was completely shut down, causing traffic to back up significantly on Beauregard Boulevard as motorists made their way around the mess. The leak was repaired and the roads re-opened by 3:15 p.m., said Fayette FES Capt. Pete Nelms Read More»

Tyrone motorist trapped by fallen tree, but unhurt

The wind speed of the storm that blew through Fayette County during the late night hours April 4 is not known. But what is known is that the winds were strong enough to blow trees onto two homes and one vehicle in north Fayette and to cause temporary power outages in the Tyrone area. Read More»

Traffic delay on Hwy. 74 S in PTC

Peachtree City officials just before noon said an oil leak from a tanker truck is causing traffic delays in the southbound Lane of Highway 74 in Peachtree City from the northern city limits (Tyrone) to Kelly Drive (south of Highway 54). Read More»

Hailstorm ices back deck in Senoia Saturday afternoon

Hailstorm ices back deck in Senoia Saturday afternoon

Tornado warning sirens sounded during a passage of severe weather through Senoia, Brooks and Peachtree City Saturday afternoon. No significant damage was reported, although there were several reports of hail up to the size of a quarter in the area. The hail pictured was photographed on the back deck of Heather Ward, The Citizen's production supervisor who lives in Senoia. Photo/Scott Ward.

Officer struck by vehicle, sustains minor injury

The school resource officer directing traffic at Whitewater Middle School Tuesday morning was struck and slightly injured after being hit by a vehicle leaving the school. Read More»

Weekend crash claims life of F'ville man

Twenty year-old Fayetteville resident Michael Summers was killed early Saturday morning in a one-car accident on Inman Road.

Maj. Bryan Woodie of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said preliminary indications are that Summers’ death occurred Read More»

Wreck at Flat Creek and Golfview in PTC closes road

The Peachtree City Police department is currently working a two vehicle wreck at the intersection of Flat Creek Road and Golfview Drive.  The east entrance to Golfview from Flat Creek is completely closed.  Motorists can access Golfview from the west side. 

Police department spokesperson Rosanna Dove at approximately 4:15 p.m. Thursday said motorists should expect to be stopped and be required to turn around if on Flat Creek Road from Peachtree Pkwy. 

At this point there has been one injury reported though it is not thought to be life-threatening, said Dove. Read More»

One injury in F'ville accident

The early afternoon two-vehicle accident on Thursday at North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue in Fayetteville left one woman injured after her vehicle flipped over on impact. Photo/Special

Details are sketchy at this point but Fayetteville Police report that a two-vehicle collision on North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue early Thursday afternoon resulted in one driver being transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital after her SUV flipped over on impact.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the accident appeared to have resulted when a SUV traveling northbound on Jeff Davis and intending to turn left onto Georgia Avenue was struck by another SUV traveling southbound on Jeff Davis. The resulting collision flipped the northbound vehicle over, Crawshaw said. Read More»

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