Lights and Sirens

Father, daughter pulled from fiery wreck near movie theater Sunday

A March 30 car crash in front of the NCG Cinemas at the intersection of Ga. highways 34 and 54 just west of Peachtree City resulted in a vehicle fire and a heroic — and successful — effort to remove two passengers from the burning car.

Ga. State Patrol Sgt. James Corbett said the March 30 accident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. at the traffic signal at Ga. highway 34 and 54 at the entrance to the NCG Cinemas area. Read More»

Fayetteville gets a movie role; traffic halts

Fayetteville gets a movie role; traffic halts

Motorists traveling through Fayetteville should expect sporadic traffic delays as Hollywood comes to town. Traffic through downtown will experience some delays through the end of the week as filming continues in and around the Holiday Inn for “Term Life.”

The movie starring Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton and Hailey Seinfield is being filmed in and around the Holiday Inn located at Ga. Highway 85 and Lanier Avenue, across from the historic old Fayette County Courthouse. Read More»

Smoky conditions reported Friday afternoon in Fayette no cause for alarm

Smoke reports were coming in late Friday afternoon from across Fayette County. County public safety officials said the smoke is entering the county from a controlled burn in Meriwether County.

Fayette Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Pete Nelms at 6:45 p.m. said winds from a controlled burn in Meriwether County are carrying smoke into the Fayette County area. The 911 center is experiencing a number of smoke-related calls, with some residents believing the smoke is perhaps from a nearby fire. Read More»

Home a total loss after March 14 fire on Hilo Rd.

Firefighters battle a Hilo Road house fire. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A late morning house fire March 14 at 210 Hilo Road south of Fayetteville resulted in a total loss of the home. A relative inside the home was escorted to safety by a Comcast representative who had arrived for a service call.

The Comcast service representative had arrived at the home of Bob Arnold’s son, Kevin, at approximately 11 a.m. Bob Arnold, who lives next door, had opened the house for the service call, said Fayette Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Donnie Davis. Read More»

F’ville woman dies of injuries from being struck by vehicle Feb. 10 on Banks Road

A Fayetteville woman struck by a vehicle on Banks Road on Feb. 10 subsequently died at Atlanta Medical Center on March 12, officials said.

Frances Amber Bounds, 30, was struck by a vehicle on Feb. 10 at approximately 6:50 p.m. and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Bounds died of the injuries she sustained on Feb. 10, Babb said.

The pedestrian was struck on Banks Road near Ellis Road by a vehicle traveling eastbound, said Babb. Read More»

Home a total loss in March 14 fire

Home a total loss in March 14 fire

A late morning house fire on March 14 at 210 Hilo Road south of Fayetteville was a complete loss. Bob Arnold, who lives next door, was in the house with a Comcast service staff who noticed the fire in the basement and escorted Arnold out of the house. The fire was worked by multiple units from Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services and the Fayetteville Fire Dept. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Gas leak shuts entrance to PTC Walmart, Home Depot

A gas leak that sprung just after 11 a.m. today is ongoing, resulting in the closure of the entrance road to the Peachtree City Walmart and Home Depot, fire officials said.

It could be 7 p.m. or later before the gas leak can be repaired, according to estimates communicated by Atlanta Gas Light, city fire officials said.

The nearby Chase bank decided to close because of the gas leak, attributed to a break in a two-inch service line, officials said.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital ground zero for shooter drill

Ambulances along with a host of emergency response units from around Fayette County participated March 8 in an emergency preparedness mock scenario at Piedmont Fayette Hospital that involved an active shooter with hostages. Photo/Special.

An emergency preparedness drill held on March 8 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital was executed to help emergency responders prepare for the absolute worst. In a mock scenario of a gunman in the hospital holding 30 hostages, county and municipal emergency personnel worked with Piedmont Fayette Hospital staff to lock down the hospital and protect patients and the facility itself.

The drill ended with the fictitious death of one gunman and the capture of the other two. A fake bomb blast also was included in the event. Read More»

Emergency drill set for Saturday around Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Piedmont Fayette Hospital will participate in an emergency management exercise March 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. on the campus of Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

During the drill emergency personnel will respond as in a real emergency.

Traffic delays can be expected in the proximity of the Piedmont Fayette campus but the exercise will not affect patient/visitor access to hospital services, access to the hospital’s main entrances or surrounding medical offices. Read More»

PTC police seek help in locating missing juvenile

Update: Juvenile FOUND at 12:50 p.m.

UPDATED at 12:51 p.m. Friday

Acting on a lead from a citizen, police have found a missing 12-year-old with special needs who wandered away from an office building in the Westpark area.

A citizen who had received a phone alert about the child called 911 to report seeing a child matching the description on a bicycle traveling on the sidewalk along Ga. Highway 54 West.

Police responded to the area quickly and confirmed the youngster was the one they were looking for. Read More»

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