Lights and Sirens

Work on Hwy. 54W makes traffic slow-going

The installation of a median cut at Wynn's Pond Road on Ga. Highway 54 West just inside Coweta County will require that one westbound lane be closed until 3 p.m. Monday. Peachtree City police advise that motorists be prepared for delays.

Squirrels believed to be culprits in Peachtree City house fire

A late afternoon residential fire on Nov. 4 in Peachtree City resulted in moderate damage to the home but no injuries. The fire appeared to be caused by nesting material from squirrels Read More»

Police department gets safety grant

The Peachtree City Police Dept. has received a $10,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for its efforts in reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities.

“There were 24 small agency incentive grants given across the state and Peachtree City was one of the recipients,” said Lt. Matt Myers. “These grants are awarded based upon the partnership with The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in helping to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Georgia’s roadways.” Read More»

Car crashes into Party City

Party city car crash Photo/Bethan Adams

A 72-year-old woman crashed her car into Party City in Fayetteville Friday afternoon, October 24.
According to Fayetteville police detective Mike Whitlow, the woman was pulling into a parking spot and thought she pressed the brakes, but hit the accelerator instead, propelling her car up and over the curb.
The car dented the doorframe and shattered the window. Bystanders and store employees said the driver hit a row of shopping carts inside the store, as well.
“If the carts weren’t in there, then she might have crashed through to the register,” Party City employee Timilya Clark said. Read More»

Sniffing out crime

Sniffing out crime

Demonstrating a drug-sniffing dog’s capabilities is a Fayette County Sheriff’s Department deputy participating in the Oct. 7 National Night Out. The event is an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Photo/Submitted.

Two injured in Hwy. 74 collision

A motorcyclist and a pedestrian were life-flighted Oct. 15 after an Indiana man was struck while in the roadway on Ga. Highway 74 North in Peachtree City. Read More»

Cart safety path check results in three citations

Peachtree City Police CPl. Chris Hyatt checks a golf cart registration at a cart path safety check conducted Oct. 15. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Police Dept. conducted a cart path safety check in multiple locations on Oct. 15. With 233 citizens contacted, the Wednesday afternoon safety check was sixth check in the past eight weeks.

Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the Wednesday safety check was conducted by three teams at two locations each. The focus of the safety check was to verify golf carts registrations and identify underage drivers, Bergh said.

In total, 233 citizen contacted with three citations issues for underage operation of a golf cart/allowing minors to drive, said Bergh. Read More»

PTC cops give OK on suspicious device

Peachtree City Police gave the all-clear on an investigation into a suspicious device found Tuesday morning in the area of Hidden Spring and Smokerise Point.

Police earlier in the morning urged motorists to avoid traveling in the area.

Spokesman Mark Brown at 9:25 a.m. said police and fire officials were at the scene investigating a suspicious device found in the area.

PTC cops issue traffic alert for Robinson Rd./Crosstown Rd. area

Peachtree City Police at 10:15 a.m. Thursday issued a traffic alert advising motorists that a gas line rupture has been reported in the area of Tapestry Trace in the vicinity of Robinson Road and Crosstown Road.

Couple survives crash landing at Starr’s Mill HS

Bystanders survey the aftermath of an Oct. 5 crash landing on an unused practice field at Starr’s Mill High School. Photo/Ben Nelms.

UPDATED FOR PRINT EDITION — An Atlanta couple was injured Oct. 5 when their single-engine plane crash landed on a practice field at Starr’s Mill High School in southwest Fayette County.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the occupants of the single-engine, turboprop aircraft were 66-year-old pilot Shelby McCaleb and his wife, 57-year-old Cynthia McCaleb. Read More»

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