Lights and Sirens

South Fayette home burns after lightning strike

A house on Littlefield Court off Seay Road in south Fayette County suffered substantial damage after being struck by lightning July 9. No one was home when the fire occurred.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis said the fire was called by in neighbors at 6:35 p.m. The first units arrived at 6:38 p.m. and firefighters had the fire under control at 8:30 p.m.

The family was away from home when the lightning strike and fire occurred, Davis said. Read More»

PTC police lauded for traffic safety efforts

Department wins 3rd in national competition; also cited with technology award

The Peachtree City Police Department has achieved a nationwide accolade for having one of the best traffic safety programs in the United States.

The department won third place in the National Law Enforcement Challenge among city police departments which have between 46 and 75 sworn officers. It also won the competition’s overall “Technology Award” for new and innovative approaches to improving traffic safety through the use of technology.

The competition focuses on three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding, police said. Read More»

Fayetteville crash sends 1 to hospital

Fayetteville crash sends 1 to hospital

One person was transported via ambulance as a result of this two-car collision late this morning at the intersection of Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard and Helen Sams Parkway in Fayetteville.

The force of the collision caused the Ford Explorer to flip onto its side. But it was the driver of the Buick auto who was taken to the hospital by Fayette County paramedics.

None of the injuries in the wreck were believed to be life-threatening.

McIntosh High School’s colors turn red, white and blue for PTC’s 4th

McIntosh High School’s colors turn red, white and blue for PTC’s 4th

Students from Peachtree City's McIntosh High School show their school and patriotic spirit during the Monday morning July 4th parade. Click here for a gallery of parade photos. Photo/John Munford.

If you just gotta shoot off some fireworks, then follow these expert safety precautions

July 4 is just around the corner and the organized fireworks displays such as the one over Lake Peachtree in Peachtree City are a part of the annual observance. And legal or not, the national holiday always includes many other fireworks displays in neighborhoods across the area before the night is over. And July 4 is also a time to exercise caution and awareness when dealing with fireworks and the potential for injuries and fires that can quickly get out of hand. Read More»

UPDATED: PTC plant evacuated after sulfur odor is reported

UPDATED for June 29 print edition — Reports of a sulfur smell in the Avery Dennison Corp. plant on Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City June 27 led to the temporary evacuation of up to 90 employees and a portion of the facility but no definitive answer as to the cause of the smell. Read More»

Lightning fire destroys south Fayette home

A family in south Fayette County suffered a near total loss of their home June 24 after lightning that accompanied severe storms struck the Whitewater Creek subdivision house.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis said the homeowner at 145 Islesworth Way was at the residence when lightning struck the house.

The homeowner heard a loud lightning strike but did not know it was his own home until minutes later when he was investigating the sound of hail striking his home which turned out to be the fire in his attic space, Davis said. Read More»

June 27 gas leak on Hwy. 74 S being plugged

A gas leak that occurred in the late morning hours June 27 after construction crews on Ga. Highway 74 South hit a gas line is expected to be repaired around noon. Motorists are asked to avoid the area until the repair is made.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis at 11 a.m. said the gas line was hit in the area of Hwy. 74 South between Redwine Road and Manor Drive.

Davis said gas company crews are on the way and are expected to have the line repaired near noon. Davis asked motorists to avoid the area until that time.

Space heater blamed for house fire

Space heater blamed for house fire

An unattended space heater near combustible material was blamed for a fire that damaged a home in north Fayette County early yesterday afternoon, officials have said.

No one was home at 160 West Lake Drive when the fire started, but a neighbor spotted it and called 911 just before 1 p.m. June 22, according to the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Read More»

Couple recovering after Tuesday crash

A local couple who were injured in a two-car collision with a sheriff's deputy late Tuesday morning continue to recover in separate hospitals.

Gerald and Linda Sudduth received several injuries in the crash, according to family friend Carol Hamner. Gerald Sudduth suffered broken ribs, a fractured back and multiple contusions and lacerations, Hamner said. He is recovering in the intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital where is is conscious "and very concerned for his wife," Hamner said. Read More»

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