Lights and Sirens

PTC cops ID man taking photos of kids, seek warrant

UPDATED Monday, 7:15 p.m. — Peachtree City Police have identified the probable would-be photographer whose approach to some children playing near the Braelinn ballfields Saturday afternoon upset some parents.

A magistrate judge is reviewing the matter to determine if probable cause exists to issue a warrant, said Police department spokesperson Rosanna Dove Monday afternoon. Read More»

PCFD's Miller recognized for 25 years of service

PCFD's Miller recognized for 25 years of service

Sgt. Royce Miller of the Peachtree City Fire Department is recognized last week by the City Council for 25 years of service to the city. Miller, being congratulated here by Mayor Don Haddix, said he appreciates citizens' support over the years. Photo/John Munford.

Safety flare causes minor injury to man at Braelinn Village

A man was treated and released at Braelinn Village Shopping Center Feb. 26 after a safety flare accidentally ignited.

Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove said officers responded Saturday to the parking lot at Braelinn Village Shopping Center at 11:47 a.m. in reference to a person receiving a chemical burn.

Police officers and firefighters arriving at the scene discovered an unknown device that had exploded in the hand of the victim, Dove said. Read More»

F'ville man dies in crash Saturday during police chase

Twenty-eight year-old Fayetteville resident Marvin Nash, Jr. was killed early Saturday morning when his Toyota SUV hit a tree on Sharon Drive during a pursuit by a Fayetteville police officer. Read More»

Injuries avoided when car crashes into store

No one was injured when a Sharpsburg man accidentally drove through the front door of the Lenscrafters at The Avenue shopping center in Peachtree City early Thursday afternoon, police said.

There were people inside the business at the time, but they escaped injury when the vehicle crashed through the front, police said.

The driver was identified as B.J. Curry, 73, of Sharpsburg. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said in a news release late Thursday.

One dead, one injured in wreck at Hwy. 74/Aberdeen Pkwy.

Investigating officers stand between two of the four vehicles involved in the fatal collisions Wednesday morning in Peachtree City at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway. Photo/Dave Niebes.

Update: 5 p.m., Feb. 9 — Preliminary information supplied by the Peachtree City Police Dept. indicates that an East Point man, 37-year-old Thomas McGhee, was killed in the traffic accident that occurred Wednesday at approximately 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway.

Department spokesperson Mark Brown said McGhee at the time of the accident was traveling southbound on Ga. Highway 74. McGhee was pronounced dead at the scene, Brown said. Read More»

Fayette to hold drill for Severe Weather Awareness Week

It is never too soon to be prepared for an emergency. And that includes emergencies caused by severe storms that can cause power outages and shortages of provisions. The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services (FES) wants residents to be prepared for those emergencies and is using national Severe Weather Awareness Week to participate in a statewide tornado drill on Feb. 9. Read More»

PTC making progress on Hwy. 74S warning light at Baseball-Soccer Complex

Peachtree City officials are continuing to work on plans to install a flashing yellow light to caution motorists approaching the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex on Ga. Highway 74 south.

The Georgia Department of Transportation, at the behest of City Council and a number of letters from residents, recently relented and said it would approve the light. Read More»

Mystery smoke fills some PTC neighborhoods Sunday night

Residents in Peachtree City neighborhoods north of Ga. Highway 54 and on the east and west sides of Flat Creek Road and around Northlake Drive got a smoky surprise Sunday night. But units from the Peachtree City Fire Dept. and police officers cruising the streets could not find the source of the smoke.

The haze and smoke began well before 8 p.m. and by that time fire units were driving area neighborhoods trying to locate the source. That search as of 9 p.m. came up empty. Read More»

PTC terminates firefighter who reported for work drunk

Peachtree City firefighter/EMT Kevin Bernard McMullen had his employment with the city terminated Jan. 13 after reportedly showing up at work while under the influence of alcohol on Jan. 11. McMullen did not exercise his ability to appeal the Jan. 13 decision.

McMullen was hired while his father, Bernard McMullen, was city manager. The elder McMullen left the city’s employ last month.

McMullen was charged with DUI alcohol by Peachtree City Police on the morning of Jan. 11. Read More»