Lights and Sirens

Sharpsburg man struck by vehicle, dies

A Sharpsburg man died early Monday night after being struck by a vehicle traveling on Ga. Highway 154 at Malvern Hill near Willis Road. No charges have been filed at this time.

Coweta Sheriff’s Lt. John LaChance said Sharpsburg resident Shane McCreery, 33, was hit by a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Whitesburg resident James Green at approximately 7:34 p.m. Monday. Read More»

Girl, 16, life-flighted after PTC cart crash

REVISED FOR PRINT Nov. 2 — A woman lost control of a golf cart carrying four children and a teenager off Kedron Drive in north Peachtree City Friday night and careened into a tree. The single cart wreck resulted in the teenager being life-flighted to Atlanta Medical Center. The other four passengers, ranging in age from 1 to 7, and the 24-year-old driver were treated and released at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Deputies and Bloodhound locate missing Alzheimer's patient

It was the case of a man with Alzheimer's disease missing from his north Fayette County home early Friday morning. The man was located within minutes of the arrival of the sheriff’s K-9 unit and Bloodhound Sue. Read More»

Man, cat safe after Tyrone house fire Tuesday

A house fire early Tuesday morning in Tyrone left approximately 50 percent damage to a home on Nature’s Path. The homeowner and his cat were unharmed in the blaze.

Fayette Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms said multiple units responded to the fire after the homeowner placed the call at 2:33 a.m. Read More»

Starr's Mill JV player recovering from injury

Starr's Mill JV player recovering from injury

A player on the Starr’s Mill junior varsity football team is recovering from emergency surgery after he was injured during Thursday night’s game at Northgate.

Grant Aasen, a sophomore, suffered a whiplash injury, according to Starr’s Mill Read More»

Tyrone police work with public on speeding concerns

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday approved the purchase of a multi-use SMART trailer that can assist police and the public on a variety of issues such as reminding motorists to comply with speed limits. The trailer will be purchased with existing federal drug funds.

Police Chief Brandon Perkins in making the purchase request noted that reports by citizens of motorists speeding in neighborhoods and other locations in the town contributed to the department’s interest in obtaining the SMART (Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer) unit. Read More»

Local man killed in S. Fayette collision

Deputies: other driver ran stop sign prior to crash

A Fayetteville man was killed this morning in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of McBride and Antioch roads in south Fayette County, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

James Buck, 55, was driving a 2004 Toyota Sequoia Read More»

Fire damages home in east Fayette Co.

A fire early Saturday evening caused substantial damage to a family’s home on Shore Line Drive in eastern Fayette County, officials said.

The first county fire unit on the scene at 6:40 p.m. reported flames visible through the windows of the second story, and it took half an hour to get the fire under control, according to Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Pete Nelms.

Fire crews from the City of Fayetteville assisted the county with the fire, Nelms said. No one was injured during the blaze, he added. Read More»

PTC Police urge caution to avoid deer collisions

With fall’s cooler temperatures in October comes a separate unwanted phenomenon: a rise in deer-related automobile crashes — yes, even in Peachtree City.

Peachtree City police are reminding motorists that deer are more active due to mating and hunting seasons from now to December, so caution should be used while driving ... particularly during the hours just before sunrise and just after sunset. Read More»

Police pack piles of old pills

Police pack piles of old pills

Peachtree City residents turned in approximately 193 pounds of old and unused medication for disposal at a special event hosted by the Peachtree City Police Department and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Saturday. Lt. Jason Epps (R) and Lt. John Jenkins unloaded a rather large drop-off from one resident that consisted of several hundred pill bottles which were left behind by an elderly man. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office also participated in the program. Photo/John Munford.