Lights and Sirens

Two injured in Oct. 5 crash landing at Starr's Mill High School practice field

An Atlanta couple was transported to area hospitals Oct. 5 after their single-engine plane crash landed on an unused practice field at Starr’s Mill High School. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An Atlanta couple was injured Oct. 5 when their single-engine plane crash landed on a practice field at Starr’s Mill High School in southwest Fayette County.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the occupants of the single-engine, turboprop aircraft were 66-year-old pilot Shelby McCaleb and his wife, 57-year-old Cynthia McCaleb.

Babb said both were conscious and alert and assisted responders exiting them from the plane. Shelby McCaleb was transported by ambulance to Piedmont Fayette Hospital while Cynthia McCaleb was transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center. Read More»

Cops investigate suicide, close busy Crosstown Rd.

UPDATED OCT. 2, 2014 — Police have determined that the man found dead Sept. 29 at Rockspray Pond Park in southern Peachtree City was the victim of a self-inflicted wound.

The subsequent investigation closed Crosstown Drive from Cameron Trail to South Peachtree Parkway to all traffic during a busy part of Monday afternoon, causing schoolbuses to be diverted.

The name of the man was not disclosed by police.

Here's the department's press release: Read More»

Runaway trailer costs F’ville woman her life

Tiphanie Fletcher, 25, of Fayetteville was traveling southbound last Friday on Ga. Highway 92 near Pond Trace when a trailer being towed by a Chevy Silverado traveling northbound came unhooked and crossed over into the southbound lane striking her Read More»

A big help

A big help

The Peachtree City Police Department received a donation from Clothes Less Traveled. The check is to help fund the department’s CERT program for the coming year. It will be used in a variety of ways to help fund both the adult and teen programs. The grant was approved as one of their many community based grants they offer. Photo/Submitted

Chief McCollom to beef up PTC cart path patrols

Peachtree City police officers have completed training to increase the number of patrols on city cart paths. Photo/PTC Police Department.

Peachtree City police officers are beefing up their presence on the city’s 90 miles of cart paths. With recent training now complete, all regular, reserve and auxiliary officers have been trained Read More»

Thanks for your service

Thanks for your service

Thanks for your service
Coweta County Fire Dept. Capt. Ron Hamilton was the recipient of the Community and Education Award at the 2014 Silent Hero Awards ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville and sponsored by the Ronnie Thames Foundation. Hamilton was recognized for his work with Explorer Post 700. Pictured are Hamilton, left, and Thames Foundation Chairman Ron Thames. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC fire department honored

Teamwork personified

Members of the Peachtree City Fire Dept. received the 2014 Silent Hero Award for Teamwork due to their efforts in responding to a plane crash on June 29. The award was presented by the Ronnie Thames Foundation at a ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville. Pictured, front row from left, are Lt. Paramedic Mike Hunnicutt, FF/EMT Andy Hinesley, FF/EMT Robby Shelton, FF/EMT Austin James, FF/Paramedic Melody Wilson; back row, from left, are Capt. Don Davison, FF/Paramedic Billy Swanson, FF/Paramedic Ashlee Koontz and FF Recruit/ First Responder Jeremy Raper. Read More»

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

Fayette County firefighter Brad Boemanns was the recipient of the 2014 Silent Hero Award for Heroism, presented Sept. 11 by the Ronnie Thames Foundation at a ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Boemanns was seriously injured in a structure fire in 2010 and endured 18 months of rehab before returning to work. Pictured, from left, are foundation Chairman Ron Thames, wife Kaula Boemanns and Brad Boemanns. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Traffic alert for Newnan Sept. 23

The Newnan Police Dept., Newnan Fire Dept. and Atlanta Gas Light will be conducting a training exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The exercise will take place on East Washington Street, east of the railroad tracks to Murray Street.

A simulated gas line rupture will be created. After this a phone call will be made to the 911 center advising them this is a training exercise at which time they will dispatch police and fire units to the scene. Read More»

F’ville, county come to terms on automatic aid pact

April 2014 photo of Fayetteville Fire Department vehicle.

Both city and county residents may see some changes in fire department service with the adoption of a new pact between the Fayetteville City Council and the Fayette County Commission that pares down automatic responses into each other’s territories to only fire calls, and also limits the number of units automatically crossing territories for each call.

The City Council agreed to the plan last week and the County Commission is expected to do the same at its Thursday afternoon meeting. Read More»

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