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Fire damages PTC home

Firefighters survey the damage at the rear of the home after the flames were extinguished.

A fire significantly damaged a home on Gelding Garth in Peachtree City Friday afternoon.

When firefighters arrived at 100 Gelding Garth, flames were visible from the rear of the home. The fire was deemed under control in about half an hour with about 20 firefighters responding to the scene, officials said. Read More»

PTC residents can apply for insurance discount as city’s fire safety rating improves

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker is urging all residents to call their insurance company to see if they qualify for a rate reduction.

Effective Feb. 1, the Insurance Service Office upgraded the city’s fire safety rating from a class four to a class three. Residents should notify their company of the matter to qualify for a potential discount.

Although not all insurance companies will honor a discount for the rating improvement, Imker noted that the change will save him $115 a year on his policy. Read More»

Police reports - Tyrone

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during February. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Josue Gomes Filho, 35, of Royal Oak Drive, Marietta, for allowing an unlicensed person to drive.
Jerrod Douglas Henderson, 19, of Ridge Run, Tyrone, for possession of marijuana.
Francis Yamile Lara Carbajal, 27, of Orme Street, Fairburn, for theft by receiving stolen property.
Simone Jeane Marks, 20, of Mark Lane, Fayetteville, for DUI alcohol, attempting to purchase alcohol under age 21, open container and failure to maintain lane. Read More»

Newnan Police need help with hit and run case

Newnan Police Department are still investigating the Feb. 4 hit-and-run on Newnan Crossing Bypass that claimed the life of 30-year-old Curtis Rodriguez Mitchell of Newnan.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that Mitchell had “injuries consistent with that of being hit by a vehicle,” according to Chief Douglas L. “Buster” Meadows of the Newnan Police Department. Read More»

Cop Reports 2/24/10

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Monday, Feb. 22
Omeshia Shantee Alford, 39, of Belmont Park, Newnan, for probation violation.
Raven Symone Anderson, 19, of Rosewood Circle, Jonesboro, for illegal dumping of biomed waste, hazmat materials.
Virgin Eustrtonel Chandler, 28, of Saddle Ridge Way, Fayetteville, for probation violation. Read More»

Firefighters rescue 3 dogs trapped in house

Peachtree City firefighters rescued three dogs from a house fire that occurred early Monday morning during a heavy electrical storm.

The fire at 301 Robinson Rd. was reported via 911 at 4:38 a.m., said Assistant Fire Chief Joe O’Conor. When firefighters arrived, there was smoke and fire showing from the home’s crawlspace and smoke coming from the attic also, he said.

The family had already evacuated the home but the dogs were trapped upstairs, O’Conor said. The first fire crew to enter the house was able to bring the pets to safety, he confirmed. Read More»

Two arrested for entering autos

Peachtree City police arrested two suspects Tuesday afternoon in connection with three entering auto cases.

The suspects were caught thanks to a witness description of the getaway vehicle as it left the Mellow Mushroom restaurant, police said. The suspects were apprehended at the Chick-fil-A in the Kedron Village shopping center, police said.

The suspects are also believed to have entered autos earlier in the day at in the parking lots of the Smokey Bones restaurant and World Gym, police said. Read More»

Peachtree City's finest ...and free-est

New Peachtree City reserve police officers Phil Jones (L) and Eric Semon were sworn in Thursday night. Photo/John Munford.

Peachtree City’s police force has two new cops on the street at a deep discount. Read More»

Body of East Coweta man found in lake

A search of the area near a residence on Kensington Drive off Reese Road in east Coweta over the weekend revealed the body of 36 year-old David Brightwell in a lake behind the home.

Coweta Assistant Fire Chief Todd Moore said his department was called by Coweta sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 13 at approximately 7:30 p.m. to provide lighting at the residence at 225 Kensington Drive near Sharpsburg. Moore said deputies had been at the scene since approximately 5 p.m. after a missing person’s report had been filed. Read More»

Fire destroys portion of Fairburn’s historic downtown

By anyone’s standards it was a unique landmark. But all that changed in the early hours of Thursday morning when flames engulfed one of downtown Fairburn’s large historic buildings along U.S. Highway 29, resulting in the loss of several businesses. No injuries were reported in the fire that is under investigation. Read More»

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