Lights and Sirens

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»

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»

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