Peachtree City UPDATES - Special Notice – Friday, September 17, 2010

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New leash law eliminates voice command (effective immediately), traffic notice for Highway 74 South on Saturday, September 18, and lots of great activities this weekend.

Last night, the Mayor and Council unanimously passed an amendment to Peachtree City’s Leash Law, eliminating the option of “voice command” for animals off the owners’ private property. Animals on Peachtree City’s streets, paths, and in parks (with the exception of the fenced area of the Dog Park) must now be leashed. This ordinance is in effect NOW – it went into effect upon its adoption on September 16, 2010. Council has also directed staff to develop rules and signage for Drake Field to make the area a “pet-friendly” zone that allows voice command. This will allow those with pets who obey voice commands to access Lake Peachtree.

Traffic Alert – Highway 74 South at the School Complex – Saturday, September 18
The DOT has notified us that Highway 74 South will only have one lane of traffic between 9:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, September 18. The lane closure will be just south of Peachtree City at the Peeples Elementary/Rising Starr/Starrs Mill school complex, but may impact traffic in Peachtree City as well. The same area will be closed to one-lane from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. next Tuesday and Wednesday, September 21 & 22.

Movie Night at The Avenue on Friday, September 17 - Marmaduke
Free movie night at Fridays at The Avenue shopping center gazebo area. Enjoy complimentary children's entertainment beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by the movie at dusk (please bring a blanket, no chairs please). Popcorn on sale for $1 with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Fayette County Children at Risk in Education.

See you at Shakerag! - Saturday & Sunday, September 18 & 19
Be sure to come out Saturday or Sunday (or both) for some great food, great music, and wonderful arts and crafts at Shakerag Knoll and the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater on McIntosh Trail. Lots of new vendors this year will present a variety of handmade pottery, paintings, ceramics, florals, pet items, and jewelry. There will also be a children's area with lots of crafts and games. Then amble over to The Fred for some great Bluegrass music. The festival will feature eight bands over the two days, including Saturday’s headliner Steel String Session from Tennessee, while local favorite Bullsboro caps off the weekend Sunday night.
- Arts & Crafts Festival on The Knoll – FREE admission & parking. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5:00 p.m.
- Bluegrass Festival @ The Fred - $10 for one day, $15 both days. Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. View complete band lineup at