Road crews challenged by Fayette’s icy roads last week

Road crews challenged by Fayette’s icy roads last week

It may have been only a couple of inches of snow that fell during the nighttime hours of Tuesday, Jan. 16 and the early hours of Jan. 17, but frigid temperatures that lingered through the week played havoc on roadways throughout Fayette County and challenged road crews to clear as much ice as possible before […]

Grease on a stove said to be cause of Monday house fire

Grease on a stove said to be cause of Monday house fire

A residential fire on Brierwood Court near South Jeff Davis Drive in the early morning hours of Jan. 22 was quickly brought under control and resulted in no injuries, said Fayette County Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett. Responding to the fire were five engines, two ladder trucks and multiple support units, Bartlett said. The cause […]

Newnan, Coweta County impose weather-related curfew

Newnan, Coweta County impose weather-related curfew

  Fayette County Sheriff Babb snapped this photo at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday along Ga. Highway 92 North in Fayetteville. “If you think it’s safe to drive, everything that’s white where this photo was taken and looks like slush, is actually ice.” Photo/Sheriff Barry Babb. Coweta County and the City of Newnan have imposed a […]

Monday fire severely damages house in south Fayette

Monday fire severely damages house in south Fayette

A residential fire during the morning hours of Jan. 8 resulted in no injuries, but left the home on McBride Road with substantial damage. Above, Fayette firefighters battle flames inside home south of Fayetteville Monday. Photo/Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services. Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett said a fire […]

Jonesboro man dies after Fayetteville traffic accident, investigators searching for driver who left the scene

Jonesboro man dies after Fayetteville traffic accident, investigators searching for driver who left the scene

  Fayette County investigators are searching for the driver of a black Mercedes SUV who was involved in a Jan. 6 incident on Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville and left the scene of the accident. The wreck subsequently resulted in the death of the driver of another vehicle. Sheriff Barry Babb said his office […]

Peachtree City gets $20,000 traffic enforcement grant

Peachtree City gets $20,000 traffic enforcement grant

The Peachtree City Police Department on Dec. 18 received a $20,000 traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Police department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the department received the grant in recognition of its lifesaving work as the coordinating agency of GOHS’s Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network. Bergh said the GOHS grant […]

Power restored in southeast Fayetteville

Power restored in southeast Fayetteville

A one-vehicle crash took down a power pole at Dennis Drive and Bradley Drive in Fayetteville in the early morning hours of Dec. 26, blacking out whole neighborhoods southeast of downtown, according to information posted by the Fayetteville Police Department Tuesday. Electrical service was mostly restored after midday Tuesday. The outage shut down the Fayette […]