Lights and Sirens

Newnan Fire Dept. gives Life Saver awards

The City of Newnan Fire Department honors its firefighters with their Annual Life Saver Award for 2009. The recipients of this award have saved a life while on duty in 2009. There were nine firefighters this year who accomplished this goal with three lives saved. Read More»

Girl, 16, to face charges in fatal crash

A teenage driver whose Monday morning wreck claimed the life of a fellow Sandy Creek High School student will face several criminal charges, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
Delsia Radlein, 16, of Fayetteville, has been charged with vehicular homicide (second degree), driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane, violation of Class D license restrictions and a safety belt violation. Read More»

PTC OK's 'raise' for volunteer firefighters

A program to help pay Peachtree City volunteer firefighters expenses will have its maximum cap raised from $3,000 to $4,500 for this budget year.
The stipend program allows volunteers to be compensated $10 for each call they answer, each training event they attend and each time they performa four hour shift of station duty, in which they respond to all necessary calls with no further compensation. Read More»

Oxygen station approved for PTC fire dept.

The Peachtree City Council has decided to go ahead with a $26,000 investment that will pay itself off in four years.
The funds will purchase an apparatus to fill firefighter’s oxygen tanks, which in the long run will save the city a $6,300 a year that’s currently paid for the tanks to be delivered here.
The purchase was funded in the current year budget and the department also saved $18,700 in a different budget for breathing apparatus, officials noted. Read More»

PTC police collecting toys at Kedron Village

Peachtree City police will be at the Kedron Village shopping center Wednesday and Thursday collecting new unwrapped toys for underprivileged children in the area.
As part of the “Light Up the Night” toy drive, officers will be parked in front of Planet Smoothie and the Target store from 4-7 p.m. The blue lights will be flashing for a good cause to help draw attention to the campaign.
The department hopes to fill up the bed of its Ford F-250 pickup with donated toys. Read More»

PTC police keep accreditation

The Peachtree City Police Department has again won re-accreditation on the national level.
On a day to day level, accreditation affects every action taken by the police department because the department has to follow standards set out by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Those standards cover every aspect of police work from criminal investigations to how a suspect is arrested and more.
Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark said accreditation helps the department with its main goal of providing professional services to the city. Read More»

Cops want kids to make ornaments for tree

Local children are being asked to help the Peachtree City Police Department trim its Christmas tree this year.
Children who want to participate are invited to bring an ornament by the department Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., place it on the tree and have their picture taken with an officer.
Handmade ornaments are of course very welcomed because they will add a personal touch to the tree, organizers said. Read More»

PTC fire dept. adds online classes

The Peachtree City Fire Department is offering online training courses for its 142 career and volunteer personnel.
The department last week won approval from the city council to shift $11,261 from other training programs in this year’s budget to fund the online training agreement with Target Safety. The programs, which are web-based, are available 24 hours a day, officials said. Read More»

PTC cops undertake toy drive

Peachtree City Police are undertaking a toy drive this year aimed at providing toys for local needy children.
Police will be stationed at area shopping centers several times in the weeks before Christmas accepting new but unwrapped toys for their “Light Up the Night” campaign. The toys will be distributed to local families identified with the help of local schools and the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.
The goal at each location is to have the back of a large police truck filled with donated toys, said police Capt. Stan Pye. Read More»

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