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 […]

Flooded bridge in south Coweta

The Coweta County Road Department at 3:45 p.m. Wednseday announced that HInes Road in the southeast portion of the county has been barricaded due to creek waters over the bridge. Hines Road connects Cecil Hunter Road and Hwy. 54. The Road Department will continue to monitor the situation. Drivers should avoid the area and use […]

Fayetteville offers Citizens Police Academy

In an effort to increase the community involvement with the Fayetteville Police Department and offer insight into the services it provides, the department will be hosting the fourth annual Citizens Police Academy at the Fayetteville Police Department. The purpose of the academy is to foster better communication between citizens and police through education. The Citizens […]

Senoia Marathon station busted for video gambling

It was a matter of paying cash for credits on “slot machine” style video games that led to the Feb. 26 seizure of cash and equipment at the Marathon convenience store on Ga. Highway 85 at Ga. Highway 16 in Senoia. Warrants have been filed for three individuals pertaining to the illegal gambling. “The Senoia […]

Fire damages PTC home

A fire significantly damaged a home on Gelding Garth in Peachtree City Friday afternoon. When firefighters arrived at 100 Gelding Garth, flames were visible from the rear of the home. The fire was deemed under control in about half an hour with about 20 firefighters responding to the scene, officials said. No one was home […]

Police reports – Tyrone

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during February. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty: Josue Gomes Filho, 35, of Royal Oak Drive, Marietta, for allowing an unlicensed person to drive. Jerrod Douglas Henderson, 19, of Ridge Run, Tyrone, for possession of marijuana. Francis Yamile Lara Carbajal, 27, of Orme Street, Fairburn, […]

Newnan Police need help with hit and run case

Newnan Police Department are still investigating the Feb. 4 hit-and-run on Newnan Crossing Bypass that claimed the life of 30-year-old Curtis Rodriguez Mitchell of Newnan. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has determined that Mitchell had “injuries consistent with that of being hit by a vehicle,” according to Chief Douglas L. “Buster” Meadows of the Newnan […]

Firefighters rescue 3 dogs trapped in house

Peachtree City firefighters rescued three dogs from a house fire that occurred early Monday morning during a heavy electrical storm. The fire at 301 Robinson Rd. was reported via 911 at 4:38 a.m., said Assistant Fire Chief Joe O’Conor. When firefighters arrived, there was smoke and fire showing from the home’s crawlspace and smoke coming […]