Lights and Sirens

Drug overdose suspected in PTC death

A Peachtree City man was found dead at his home Feb. 24 from a suspected drug overdose.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the 25-year-old man was found dead Tuesday morning by family members at the Lakewood Lane residence. It is believed the man passed away sometime during the previous night, said Bergh.

Bergh said the preliminary investigation indicated that the death was due to a suspected drug overdose.

The body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab.

Crane accident at Pinewood Atlanta Studios temporarily halts construction on soundstage

A Monday afternoon accident involving a crane at Pinewood Atlanta Studios resulted in no serious injuries. A new soundstage Read More»

Chief’s lawyer: GBI says wife’s shooting ‘a tragic accident’

Peachtree City Police Chief Will McCollom. File Photo.

Decision on any charges facing Chief McCollom to follow DA’s review; Maggie McCollom still fighting complications of paralyzing gunshot Read More»

Sheriff tackles armed suspect, gets bell rung, but Babb’s OK

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb is pictured minutes after his arrest of an armed car theft suspect Feb. 13. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb was slightly injured last Friday when he tackled and arrested a car-theft suspect.

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Fayette Sheriff’s first-ever Citizens Academy is underway and drawing plaudits

More than two dozen Fayette residents are attending the inaugural Fayette County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s inaugural Citizen Academy is now in its fourth week. Sheriff Barry Babb on Tuesday gave an assessment of the course and its impact on citizens and staff.

Babb said more than two dozen people are participating in the 12-week course. Classes are held on Tuesday nights at the sheriff’s office.

The program is designed to provide citizens with basic information about the law enforcement profession and the daily operations of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

PTC man dead in Monday collision

A Feb. 16 vehicle accident at approximately 11 p.m. on Ga. Highway 54 West at Veterans Parkway claimed the life of a Peachtree City man. Anthony Petranto, 26, died at the scene of the accident. Read More»

Under control

Under control

Peachtree City Fire and Rescue units were called to a Senoia Road address Friday morning and mitigated a chimney fire. Photo/Peachtree City Police and Peachtree City Fire and Rescue Facebook.

Northgate High gets all-clear on second bomb threat in 2 weeks

The second bomb threat at Northgate High School in two weeks occurred Feb. 13. The school was evacuated for only 45 minutes while Coweta County public safety officials checked the school and gave the all-clear for students to return to class.

Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson said a bomb threat was emailed to the school at approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 10. School officials initiated the bomb threat procedure and evacuated students and staff to a secured location on campus. Read More»

Missing Tyrone teen found

Dwayne Milton Smith, in a photo from 2011. Photo from the Tyrone P.D.

A Tyrone teen who was reported missing on Feb. 4 was located and returned home Thursday morning.

Police Chief Brandon Perkins said police were initially told that Dwayne Milton Smith, age 16, was last seen at the end of the school day on Wednesday wearing his blue ROTC dress uniform. Police later learned that Smith had changed clothes at school and was not wearing the ROTC uniform.

Perkins said Smith was found by Fairburn police along Bohannon Road at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday. Read More»

Crews work to repair water main break in PTC

Crews work to repair the water line break. Photo/Peachtree City Police Facebook.

A water main break Tuesday morning on Walt Banks Road near South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City had traffic down to one lane while county crews worked to stop the flow and restore water to customers.

Peachtree City police said traffic delays in the area had travel limited to one lane during the mid-morning to mid-afternoon hours.

Fayette County Public Works said the break was on an 8-inch line near Parkway Estates and affected approximately 40 customers.

Crews were expected to have the water line replaced around 4 p.m.

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