Lights and Sirens

PTC fire department honored

Teamwork personified

Members of the Peachtree City Fire Dept. received the 2014 Silent Hero Award for Teamwork due to their efforts in responding to a plane crash on June 29. The award was presented by the Ronnie Thames Foundation at a ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville. Pictured, front row from left, are Lt. Paramedic Mike Hunnicutt, FF/EMT Andy Hinesley, FF/EMT Robby Shelton, FF/EMT Austin James, FF/Paramedic Melody Wilson; back row, from left, are Capt. Don Davison, FF/Paramedic Billy Swanson, FF/Paramedic Ashlee Koontz and FF Recruit/ First Responder Jeremy Raper. Read More»

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

Fayette County firefighter Brad Boemanns was the recipient of the 2014 Silent Hero Award for Heroism, presented Sept. 11 by the Ronnie Thames Foundation at a ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Boemanns was seriously injured in a structure fire in 2010 and endured 18 months of rehab before returning to work. Pictured, from left, are foundation Chairman Ron Thames, wife Kaula Boemanns and Brad Boemanns. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Traffic alert for Newnan Sept. 23

The Newnan Police Dept., Newnan Fire Dept. and Atlanta Gas Light will be conducting a training exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The exercise will take place on East Washington Street, east of the railroad tracks to Murray Street.

A simulated gas line rupture will be created. After this a phone call will be made to the 911 center advising them this is a training exercise at which time they will dispatch police and fire units to the scene. Read More»

F’ville, county come to terms on automatic aid pact

April 2014 photo of Fayetteville Fire Department vehicle.

Both city and county residents may see some changes in fire department service with the adoption of a new pact between the Fayetteville City Council and the Fayette County Commission that pares down automatic responses into each other’s territories to only fire calls, and also limits the number of units automatically crossing territories for each call.

The City Council agreed to the plan last week and the County Commission is expected to do the same at its Thursday afternoon meeting. Read More»

2 rezonings, fire aid on F’ville’s agenda

Map of proposed automatic aid districts for fire department response. Provided by the city of Fayetteville.

Those planning to attend the Sept. 4 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council might want to arrive early to get a seat. The council will hear a rezoning request for the proposed Fayette Place senior development on Ga. Highway 54 West, conduct a public hearing on a residential rezoning request on Redwine Road, and consider proposals for a temporary fire station in West Fayetteville and an automatic aid agreement for fire response between the city and Fayette County. Read More»

The Walking Dead to shoot scenes in PTC this week

Some roads, cart paths closed in SE PTC through Wed. Read More»

PTC cops will target drunk drivers on holiday weekend

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Drinking and driving never mix. That bit of wisdom will be evident in Peachtree City and across Georgia through the Labor Day holiday as police launch the end-of-summer Zero Tolerance DUI Campaign. Read More»

South Fayette traffic crash claims one life

A single-vehicle accident on Aug. 17 in south Fayette County claimed the life of a Fayetteville man.

Christopher Hayes, 24, died as a result of injuries he sustained in the accident off Hilo Road.

Sheriff Barry Babb said traffic investigators at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Aug. 17 responded to a single-vehicle accident at Hilo Road near Ga. Highway 92 South.

Babb said deputies found a Nissan 350Z resting in the yard of a residence. Read More»

2 PTC men die in plane crash off Hwy. 85 in Coweta County

Update - Aug. 10, 9:55 p.m.: The life of a Peachtree City man and that of his brother-in-law also living in Peachtree City were claimed in the crash of a Cessna 150 on Aug. 9 shortly after taking off from Falcon Field.

Albert E. Ensell IV, 57, and his brother-in-law Charles Ronald Kephart, 50, died in the crash, according to Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk. Kephart had an Alaska drivers license, though Hawk said he had been living recently in Peachtree City. Read More»

Gas leak closes Fayette government offices, Fayetteville Library

Crews work Wednesday afternoon to repair a gas leak behind the Fayette County government complex. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Update: Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. - Fayette County officials report that the natural gas line has been capped and offices will open as usual on Aug. 7.

Fayette County government offices and the Fayetteville Library in downtown Fayetteville were closed Wednesday after contractors struck a natural gas line. Business is expected to be back to normal on Thursday.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Pete Nelms said contractors boring and laying pipe behind the county complex at approximately 11 a.m. struck a gas line. Read More»