Lights and Sirens

Newnan man lost in Wyoming river

Tragedy struck a Newnan family over the weekend as they vacationed with family and friends at Yellowstone National Park. Forty-six year-old Joel Fegarido was swept away in the Snake River and presumed drowned after jumping in the river to assist his 10 year-old son who was being pulled by the current. Read More»

Woman hurt in PTC crash

Woman hurt in PTC crash

A crash off Ga. Highway 54 at Stevens Entry this morning sent an area woman to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, officials said.

A Lexus sport utility vehicle somehow jumped a curb, running off the road and into the woodline before it came to a stop. Peachtree City fire and rescue crews responded and prepared one victim for transport to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment.

The wreck happened shortly before 9:30 a.m.

This photo was provided by local businessman Dave O’Farrell.

F’ville teaches middle schoolers in Junior Police Academy

Fayetteville Police Officer Zac Mittenzwei works with several of the 20 Fayette County middle school students participating this week in the department’s 7th Annual Junior Police Academy. Aside from training on vehicle license checks, the young students attend classes in areas such as defensive tactics, crime scenes, the use of force, K-9 activities, fingerprinting and DUI law. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Being a police officer is much more involved than what many people may think. That reality is being driven home this week as 20 students from middle schools around Fayette County participate in the Fayetteville Police Department’s 7th Annual Junior Police Academy. Read More»

Home off Corinth Road a total loss

Firefighters from Fayetteville and Fayette County fight the flames at an empty Miller Oak Way residence Monday afternoon.

No one was home Monday afternoon as firefighters tried to avoid heat exhaustion as they battled flames at a residence on Millers Oak Way just off Corinth Road in east Fayette County. Crews from Fayetteville and Fayette County worked the blaze that destroyed the home. An investigation into the cause of the fire will be forthcoming.

PTC man dies following head-on crash

PTC man dies following head-on crash

A Peachtree City man who was seriously injured in a head-on auto crash on Ga. Highway 74 south Thursday morning has died, police said. Read More»

Banned: Texting while carting

New law: Don’t text and drive. Ban on texting, emails and Internet to be enforced on cart paths; ditto for teen cellphone use

If you type on your phone while driving — including operating a golf cart — you’re almost certainly breaking a new state law that went into effect last week. Read More»

Near drowning incident June 20 claims life of Gwinnett 9 year-old

A nine year-old Gwinnett County boy admitted to Scottish Rite Hospital June 20 after a near drowning incident while visiting the Southampton subdivision in Tyrone died Monday. The boy had been listed in critical condition since his admission to the hospital.

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins confirmed that the unnamed child passed away Monday morning. The boy had been visiting at his father's home at Southampton. Read More»

Fire drives 3 wedding parties out of PTC’s Wyndham hotel

While three weddings were being celebrated at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center Saturday night, a fire broke out in the sauna area near the rear of the facility, forcing a temporary evacuation while firefighters spent several hours making sure the fire was completely extinguished. Read More»

Tyrone boy, 9, in critical condition after near drowning

A 9-year-old Tyrone boy is in critical condition at Scottish Rite Hospital after his near drowning Sunday at the swimming pool in the Southampton subdivision. Read More»

Confirmed rabies case in Newnan

Newnan animal warden Cyndi Hoffman announced Monday that there has been a confirmed case of rabies in the city.

On Thursday, June 3rd, an employee of Active Pest Control, 100 Werz Ind. Blvd, was attacked by a fox by the dumpster at that location. The employee killed the fox and turned it over to the animal warden where it was sent to the lab to be tested for rabies. The results came back positive, said Newnan spokesperson Gina Snider. The employee started rabies shots at the hospital on that day and will continue the series, Snider said. Read More»