No cause determined for Lanyard Bend fire

Peachtree City fire investigators have wrapped up their investigation into a fire that nearly claimed the lives of a Peachtree City family last week. The fire marshal has ruled that the cause of the April 1 fire is undetermined. The blaze at 106 Lanyard Bend was discovered just after midnight by a neighbor who called […]

Motorcyle benefit raised money for injured officer

Members of the Blaze-N-Blood Riders and the Blue Knights sponsored a motorcycle benefit fundraiser March 27 for Palmetto Police Sgt. Lee Gragg who was severely injured in the line of duty last year. Riders met at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in Palmetto and took a scenic route through portions of Coweta and south Fulton […]

Fayette firefighter cadets sworn-in April 2

The Fayette County Commission chambers were filled with coworkers, colleagues, friends and family April 2 for the graduation and swearing-in of the Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services (FES) cadet class of 2010. The graduating class included Jared R. Babb, Philip E. Harris, Matthew J. Lanza, Matthew K. Noel and Richard C. Ryckeley. Also graduating […]

PTC girl’s Fla. drowning a ‘tragic accident’

A Peachtree City girl died Saturday after she and her wheelchair were found submerged in the pool at her grandparents’ home in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., officials said. Alexis Holly Butler, 10, was found in the pool by her 13-year-old sister shortly after 2 p.m., said Ft. Walton Beach Public Information Officer Cam Johnson. Butler’s […]

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron trains in simulated air crash rescue near Brooks

Civil Air Patrol’s Peachtree City-Falcon Field Composite Squadron, along with West Georgia and Columbus Composite squadrons, recently joined forces with Fayette County EMS and the Georgia Army National Guard to conduct a multi-disciplined Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX). The exercise scenario involved a simulated airplane crash (with occupant injuries) which necessitated an interagency emergency response. […]

Fines for false alarms in PTC?

Peachtree City may soon be considering an ordinance aimed at reducing the amount of false burglar alarm calls. Last year officers spent 1,511 hours dealing with false burglar alarm calls, Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark told the City Council at its retreat Friday. That averages out to four hours and 13 minutes each day that […]

Inmate hangs self in Fayette jail

An inmate at the Fayette County Jail apparently hanged himself with a bed sheet while in his cell March 10. Riverdale resident Rodney Scott Tutton had been in jail since Feb. 19 on a charge of probation violation. Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said the 35 year-old Tutton was found unresponsive inside his cell with a […]

Commander honored as PTC Firefighter of the Year

David Williamson, Battalion Commander for the Peachtree City Fire Department was selected by his peers as the 2009 Firefighter of the Year. Williamson is described as a self motivated, enthusiastic and attention to detail type of person who has been instrumental in many aspects of  recent department improvements. He is sensitive to the needs of […]