Lights and Sirens

Runaway trailer costs F’ville woman her life

Tiphanie Fletcher, 25, of Fayetteville was traveling southbound last Friday on Ga. Highway 92 near Pond Trace when a trailer being towed by a Chevy Silverado travelling northbound came unhooked and crossed over into the southbound lane striking her Read More»

A big help

A big help

The Peachtree City Police Department received a donation from Clothes Less Traveled. The check is to help fund the department’s CERT program for the coming year. It will be used in a variety of ways to help fund both the adult and teen programs. The grant was approved as one of their many community based grants they offer. Photo/Submitted

Crosstown Drive in PTC open to traffic after temporary closure

The portion of Crosstown Drive in Peachtree City from Cameron Trail to South Peachtree Parkway was closed Monday afternoon due to the investigation of a death that occurred at Rockspray Pond Park.

Police spokesman Mark Brown said officers are investigating, adding that he expected that portion of Crosstown Drive to be closed for much of the remainder of the afternoon.

Brown reported at approximately 4:30 p.m. that the roadway had been re-opened.

Chief McCollom to beef up PTC cart path patrols

Peachtree City police officers have completed training to increase the number of patrols on city cart paths. Photo/PTC Police Department.

Peachtree City police officers are beefing up their presence on the city’s 90 miles of cart paths. With recent training now complete, all regular, reserve and auxiliary officers have been trained Read More»

Thanks for your service

Thanks for your service

Thanks for your service
Coweta County Fire Dept. Capt. Ron Hamilton was the recipient of the Community and Education Award at the 2014 Silent Hero Awards ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville and sponsored by the Ronnie Thames Foundation. Hamilton was recognized for his work with Explorer Post 700. Pictured are Hamilton, left, and Thames Foundation Chairman Ron Thames. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC fire department honored

Teamwork personified

Members of the Peachtree City Fire Dept. received the 2014 Silent Hero Award for Teamwork due to their efforts in responding to a plane crash on June 29. The award was presented by the Ronnie Thames Foundation at a ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville. Pictured, front row from left, are Lt. Paramedic Mike Hunnicutt, FF/EMT Andy Hinesley, FF/EMT Robby Shelton, FF/EMT Austin James, FF/Paramedic Melody Wilson; back row, from left, are Capt. Don Davison, FF/Paramedic Billy Swanson, FF/Paramedic Ashlee Koontz and FF Recruit/ First Responder Jeremy Raper. Read More»

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

‘Silent Hero’ recognized

Fayette County firefighter Brad Boemanns was the recipient of the 2014 Silent Hero Award for Heroism, presented Sept. 11 by the Ronnie Thames Foundation at a ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Boemanns was seriously injured in a structure fire in 2010 and endured 18 months of rehab before returning to work. Pictured, from left, are foundation Chairman Ron Thames, wife Kaula Boemanns and Brad Boemanns. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Traffic alert for Newnan Sept. 23

The Newnan Police Dept., Newnan Fire Dept. and Atlanta Gas Light will be conducting a training exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The exercise will take place on East Washington Street, east of the railroad tracks to Murray Street.

A simulated gas line rupture will be created. After this a phone call will be made to the 911 center advising them this is a training exercise at which time they will dispatch police and fire units to the scene. Read More»

F’ville, county come to terms on automatic aid pact

April 2014 photo of Fayetteville Fire Department vehicle.

Both city and county residents may see some changes in fire department service with the adoption of a new pact between the Fayetteville City Council and the Fayette County Commission that pares down automatic responses into each other’s territories to only fire calls, and also limits the number of units automatically crossing territories for each call.

The City Council agreed to the plan last week and the County Commission is expected to do the same at its Thursday afternoon meeting. Read More»

2 rezonings, fire aid on F’ville’s agenda

Map of proposed automatic aid districts for fire department response. Provided by the city of Fayetteville.

Those planning to attend the Sept. 4 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council might want to arrive early to get a seat. The council will hear a rezoning request for the proposed Fayette Place senior development on Ga. Highway 54 West, conduct a public hearing on a residential rezoning request on Redwine Road, and consider proposals for a temporary fire station in West Fayetteville and an automatic aid agreement for fire response between the city and Fayette County. Read More»