Lights and Sirens

Heavy fire damage reported at home near Lake Horton

County responded to 2 more structure fires Sunday

It took firefighters just over four hours to bring a raging fire under control Read More»

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron trains in simulated air crash rescue near Brooks

A Blackhawk helicopter from the Ga. Army National Guard participates in a joint exercise with the Peachtree City-Falcon Field CAP squadron and the Fayette County EMS involving a simulated airplane crash and rescue near Brooks. Photo/Special.

Local unit joins forces with Fayette County EMS and Army National Guard

Civil Air Patrol's Peachtree City-Falcon Field Composite Squadron, along with West Georgia and Columbus Composite squadrons, recently joined forces with Fayette County EMS and the Georgia Army National Guard Read More»

Fines for false alarms in PTC?

Officers spend equivalent of 4 hours a day answering burglary alarms; only 3 in a year turned out to be real

Peachtree City may soon be considering an ordinance aimed at reducing the amount of false burglar alarm calls.

Last year officers spent 1,511 hours dealing with false burglar alarm calls, Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark told the City Council at its retreat Friday. Read More»

PTC Council to revisit fire dept. request for mandatory sprinklers

A proposal to require fire sprinklers in all new single family residences may soon be considered again by the Peachtree City Council. Read More»

Inmate hangs self in Fayette jail

An inmate at the Fayette County Jail apparently hanged himself with a bed sheet while in his cell March 10. Riverdale resident Rodney Scott Tutton had been in jail since Feb. 19 on a charge of probation violation.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said the 35 year-old Tutton was found unresponsive inside his cell with a sheet tied around his neck. The sheet was tied to the top bunk, Rowan said. Though he shared the cell with another inmate, Rowan said Tutton was alone in the cell when the incident occurred. Read More»

Commander honored as PTC Firefighter of the Year

Rotary Club of Peachtree City president, Doc Jaleel, congratulates the 2009 Fire Fighter of the Year recipient, Battalion Commander David Williamson at the Fire Fighters annual awards banquet held Jan. 30. Photo/Special.

David Williamson, Battalion Commander for the Peachtree City Fire Department was selected by his peers as the 2009 Firefighter of the Year.

Williamson is described as a self motivated, enthusiastic and attention to detail type of person who has been instrumental in many aspects of  recent department improvements. He is sensitive to the needs of volunteers, career members and the community, as well as coordinating and integrating those needs. Read More»

Flooded bridge in south Coweta

The Coweta County Road Department at 3:45 p.m. Wednseday announced that HInes Road in the southeast portion of the county has been barricaded due to creek waters over the bridge. Hines Road connects Cecil Hunter Road and Hwy. 54. The Road Department will continue to monitor the situation. Drivers should avoid the area and use alternate routes.

Heat lamp played role in PTC house fire

A house fire that gutted a home on Gelding Garth in Peachtree City last week is being blamed on a heating lamp.

Fire officials said Thursday that the heating lamp was used by the family on the back porch of 100 Gelding Garth to help keep their dog warm. The Feb. 26 fire destroyed the back porch area and also cut significantly into the house.

No one was hurt as about 20 firefighters responded to the scene to battle the blaze. The fire was reported by a neighbor and by the time the first fire crew arrived flames were visible from the rear of the home.

Fayetteville offers Citizens Police Academy

In an effort to increase the community involvement with the Fayetteville Police Department and offer insight into the services it provides, the department will be hosting the fourth annual Citizens Police Academy at the Fayetteville Police Department. The purpose of the academy is to foster better communication between citizens and police through education.

The Citizens Police Academy will consist of two-hour classes held each week on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for 12 weeks. This instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the Police Department each week. Read More»

Senoia Marathon station busted for video gambling

Senoia Police and Coweta County Sheriff’s deputies converge on the Marathon convenience store on Ga. Highway 85 at Ga. Highway 16 Feb. 26 after finding that commercial gambling was occurring on the premises through the use of the “Slot Machine” style game.

It was a matter of paying cash for credits on “slot machine” style video games that led to the Feb. 26 seizure of cash and equipment at the Marathon convenience store on Ga. Highway 85 at Ga. Highway 16 in Senoia.

Warrants have been filed for three individuals pertaining to the illegal gambling. Read More»

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