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Traffic accident with no serious injuries stalls traffic on Hwy. 54 East in PTC

Traffic accident with no serious injuries stalls traffic on Hwy. 54 East in PTC

A two-car accident at Ga. Highway 54 and Flat Creek Road on Monday afternoon in Peachtree City resulted in an overturned vehicle but no serious injuries.

The accident occurred before 5 p.m. and roadways were open by 6 p.m., according to the Peachtree City Police Dept.

Police said there were no serious injuries in the accident which had police, ambulance crews and firefighters at the scene. Read More»

Fayette deputies test on-body cameras

Dep. Jonathan Henderson provides a close-up look at one of the cameras being tested for road use by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Photo/Ben Nelms.

On-body cameras worn by law enforcement officers may be in the news recently but the idea of finding cameras that are durable and affordable has been a long time coming for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Having experimented with cameras since 2007 with limited success, the sheriff currently is evaluating two types of camera systems for road deputies and jailers.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the sheriff’s office initially used shoulder-mounted cameras as far back as 2007, but found little success with the units. Read More»

Deputy struck by vehicle chases, apprehends suspect

Deputy struck by vehicle chases, apprehends suspect

A Fayette County sheriff’s deputy was transported to Atlanta Medical Center on Jan. 14 after being struck by a vehicle Read More»

Paralyzed from the waist down, chief’s wife released from Atl. hospital

UPDATED 2:35 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014 — Maggie McCollom has has been released from Atlanta Medical Center after being shot accidentally Jan. 1 by Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom in the couple’s home on Jan. 1. Atlanta media are reporting she is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the gunshot wound.

The chief is still on paid leave from the city and has made no statements to news media.

There is still no word from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) on the results of the investigation the agency is conducting. Read More»

F'ville man dies from accidental gunshot wound

A Fayetteville man has died after carelessly handling a firearm in his home on Jan. 9.

Fayetteville Police Department Det. Mike Whitlow said William Joseph Baker, 26, died Jan. 10 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to head that came as he was carelessly displaying the weapon in his home. Read More»

Chief's wife 'alert ' after shooting

Maggie McCollom

An incident report has been released by the Peachtree City Police Department connected to the shooting of Margaret McCollom Read More»

Golf cart injures pedestrian on Lake Peachtree bridge

Golf cart injures pedestrian on Lake Peachtree bridge

A golf cart struck a pedestrian before sunrise Wednesday morning on the bridge across Lake Peachtree Read More»

More power to the medics

More power to the medics

Paramedics with the Peachtree City Fire Department recently demonstrated the use of one the department’s three new battery-operated LUCAS chest compression units. A proven life-saver, the new units are in addition to the one pneumatic LUCAS unit already in use by the department. Pictured from left are paramedics Philip Stusak, Ashlee Koontz and Nick Bishop. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorcyclist fatally injured Tuesday in PTC collision

Photo of wreck scene from Peachtree City Police Department.

UPDATED 12:01 a.m. Wed. Jan. 7, 2014 — A vehicle turned into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist Tuesday afternoon in Peachtree City, causing fatal injuries to the motorcyclist, Robert McElwaine, 28, Read More»

Should anyone get a ticket for this blocking infraction?

Fayetteville police conduct ticketing process in businesses’ access area. Photo/Rich Hoffman.

F’ville businessman accuses police of blocking access to his workplace Read More»

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