Lights and Sirens

Forecast: 2 inches of snow, half-inch of sleet

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UPDATED Monday 11:19 p.m. — The latest forecast is for Peachtree City, Newnan and surrounding areas to receive up to two inches of snow — with locally higher amounts — and sleet accumulations of up to a half-inch. Read More»

F'ville Council officially ‘retires’ drug dog Remko

F'ville Council officially ‘retires’ drug dog Remko

Fayetteville Police K-9 “Remko” officially retired Jan. 16 in a ceremony at the Fayetteville City Council where his handler and new owner Capt. Chad Myers was joined by the council for Remko’s farewell. Pictured from left are Councilman Ed Johnson, Councilman Paul Oddo, Councilman Mickey Edwards (standing), Chad Myers, Remko, Mayor Greg Clifton, Councilman Jim Williams (standing), Councilman Scott Stacy and Police Chief Scott Pitts. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia police win state certification

Officers and staff of the Senoia Police Dept., along with consultant Beverly Trainor at far right, were recognized at the Jan. 6 meeting of the Senoia City Council for obtaining a three-year certification from the Ga. Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Senoia Police Dept. recently went through the certification process with the Ga. Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Members of the department attended the Jan. 6 meeting of the Senoia City Council where the three-year certification was announced.

Making the presentation was Lake City Police Chief David Colwell. Obtaining the certification involves compliance with 129 standards across eight certification areas, Colwell said.
Colwell congratulated the department, adding that the Senoia department had received a three-year certification.
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Departments adopt open roads policy

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A policy adopted by state agencies more than two years ago is finally making its way to city and county traffic enforcement agencies in Georgia. Contacted about their compliance with the Georgia Open Roads policy, all Fayette County law enforcement agencies said the policy that calls for quickly clearing roadways for traffic after accidents is already part of their operational procedure. Read More»

New weather sirens up and running to protect Coweta residents, workers

Coweta County new outdoor warning siren system includes 16 locations throughout the county. Located in areas where people gather outdoors, the siren system is triggered when tornado warnings are issued by the National Weather Service. Photo/Special.

Tornado season is months away but Coweta residents can breathe easier now that 16 warning sirens have been installed around the county and located in the outdoor areas where people gather. Read More»

Just in time for Christmas — Yellow blinkie traffic lights

Just in time for Christmas — Yellow blinkie traffic lights

Contractors installed a new yellow turn light system at the intersection of Ga. Highways 85 and 92 in Fayetteville Monday afternoon. The system consists of four arrows governing the left turn lanes: the obvious red “stop” and green “go” arrows, along with a solid yellow arrow that allows turn movements and a flashing yellow that allows left turns if traffic flow allows. The lights have also been installed at several other highway locations in Fayetteville on Hwy. 85 and Ga. Highway 314. Photo/John Munford.

Ground broken on new fire station for Tyrone

Groundbreaking for the 9,500 sq. ft. replacement for Fire Station 3 located at Jenkins Road and Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone was held Thursday. Pictured from left are Commissioner David Barlow, Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson, Commissioner Randy Ognio,Commissioner Steve Brown, Commissioner Allen McCarty, Tyrone Councilwoman Linda Howard, Tyrone Town Manager Kyle Hood and Fayette Fire and Emergency Services Chief David Scarbrough. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Ground was broken Thursday for the fire station on Jenkins Road that will replace the station on Senoia Road in the center of Tyrone. Construction time for the nearly 9,500 sq. ft. Fire Station 3 is 300 days. Read More»

Police, fire study seen as ‘positive’ for PTC with no major changes sought

The Peachtree City Council got a detailed overview Thursday night that recommended mostly minor changes to the city’s police and fire departments following an intensive investigation conducted by Matrix Consulting Group.

While a few personnel changes were recommended along with a host of other minor administrative changes, by and large the report gave a solid grade to both organizations. Read More»

Fayette Fire Dept. urges caution with holiday decorations

Fayette Fire Dept. urges caution with holiday decorations

The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services is urging caution be used with Christmas lights and candles heading into the festive holiday season.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 250 fires are caused by Christmas trees and another 170 are caused by Christmas lights and other decorations such as candles each year.

The fire department lists the following safety tips for Christmas trees, electric lights and candles. Read More»

Local man is proof: seatbelts save lives

Thana Alusi, center, is presented an award by (L-R) Mayor Don Haddix, Sgt. Brad Williams, Cpl. Chris Hiat and Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark. Photo/John Munford.

The simple act of wearing a seatbelt saved a Peachtree City man’s life earlier this year when he fell unconscious while driving on Peachtree Parkway.

Thana M. Alusi was presented the “Saved By the Belt” award from the police department and city council at Thursday’s council meeting.

Earlier this year and just after 4 p.m., Alusi was driving south on the parkway near North Cove when he suffered a medical problem, causing his car to strike a large tree on the opposite side of the road. Read More»

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