Lights and Sirens

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.

Outdoor burning OK starting Oct. 1

The annual outdoor burning ban in metro Atlanta is being lifted Friday, Oct. 1.

The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will allow residential burning of leaves, yard clippings and brush limbs. The department has also established several restrictions on the burning as follows:

• The burning pile size shall be no larger than 10 feet wide, 10 feet long and 10 feet high;

• The burning pile shall not exceed 1,000 cubic feet of material;

• No more than one pile shall be burning at a time;

• All burning shall be at least 50 feet away from any structure; Read More»

Lawmen host pill disposal events in PTC, Fayetteville

Local residents are being asked to dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter medications in an effort to keep them out of the wrong hands.

And to make it easier, there will be two different locations in Fayette County where such medicine can be anonymously dropped off on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Peachtree City Police Department will be accepting such medications in an “Operation Pill Drop” roundup in the parking lot of the K-Mart in the Braelinn Village shopping center. Read More»

PTC out-fines all other jurisdictions

Don’t get caught with a busted tail light in PTC; it’ll cost as much as running a red light

If you roll through a stop sign or run a red light, you will pay more than twice as much in court in Peachtree City as you will for doing the same thing in unincorporated Fayette County. Read More»

40 years and counting for the Powers Festival

40 years and counting for the Powers Festival

The Powers Festival in west Coweta County is nothing if not the most unique experience around, at least in terms of finding a good bargain and grabbing a bite to eat while watching a bit of live entertainment. The festival’s 40th anniversary was held last weekend and, as usual, drew countless thousands for whom shopping under the large shade trees adds to the uniqueness of the event.

PTC police on DUI lookout Labor Day weekend

The Peachtree City Police Department will be participating in a statewide crackdown over the Labor Day holiday to target alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.

Police will be conducting various sobriety checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend as part of Georgia’s Operation Zero Tolerance.

Impaired motorists caught driving at or above the limit of .08 blood alcohol content will be arrested, officials said.

Some 30 percent of the fatal highway crashes in Georgia are caused by impaired drivers, according to Bob Dallas, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Read More»

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