Tornado twists through Sharpsburg

Tornado twists through Sharpsburg

  A confirmed EF1 tornado touched down in east Coweta County on April 5. The tornado resulted in no injuries though one barn was destroyed. Coweta County Emergency Management Director Jay Jones said an EF1 tornado, confirmed by the National Weather Service, touched down between approximately 2-2:30 p.m. Jones said the tornado first touched down […]

Construction worker dies in fall at Pinewood Atlanta Studios

Construction worker dies in fall at Pinewood Atlanta Studios

An April 4 accident at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville resulted in the death of a 44-year-old male construction worker in a warehouse area on the studio property, according to Pinewood President Frank Patterson. The deceased man was identified as 44-year-old Javier Pedraza-Perez, of Roswell, who worked for subcontracting firm All Steel Construction of Jefferson, […]

Newnan woman dies in PTC traffic accident

Newnan woman dies in PTC traffic accident

  A Friday morning traffic accident on Dividend Drive in Peachtree City resulted in the death of a Newnan woman. A 31-year-old Newnan woman, Christa Angelina Franquez, died at the scene, according to Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Brad Williams. Williams said the accident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Dividend Drive near the intersection […]

Boy, 11, finds drug kit at PTC bus stop

Boy, 11, finds drug kit at PTC bus stop

  An eyeglasses case containing syringes and other drug paraphrenalia was found by a school child near a bus stop at the Wickerhill subdivision in south Peachtree City. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said officers at approximately 7:30 a.m. on March 29 responded to an Everhill residence in connection with the paraphrenalia find. […]

Smoky skies in Fayette coming from controlled burn in Jasper County

Smoky skies in Fayette coming from controlled burn in Jasper County

  Areas around Fayetteville are seeing smoke-filed skies Thursday afternoon. Not to worry in terms of a local fire emergency, the smoke is coming from the east in Jasper County. Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett said the smoke experienced in Fayetteville and surrounding areas on Thursday afternoon is not local. It is from […]

Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

Schools officials make quick work of threat at Whitewater High School

  A March 23 threat reportedly made by a Whitewater High School student to “shoot up the school” was dealt with by school officials at the outset of the school day. Pertaining to the threat, school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Thursday said, “The situation was handled first thing this morning, and school has been […]

Hampton woman killed in car crash

Hampton woman killed in car crash

  A Hampton woman was killed in a March 18 vehicle crash on McDonough Road in east Fayette County. Sheriff Barry Babb said 47-year-old Simara Colin died at the scene of the accident. Babb said the incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. when Pasha Asante, of Lithia Springs, was travelling eastbound on McDonough Road and […]