Peachtree City

PTC man honored at ISB gala as Influential Georgia Muslim

Zaheer Faruqi, a resident of Peachtree City, was one of 50 honorees recognized as an “Influential Georgia Muslims” at the first gala sponsored by the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) of Atlanta.

The awards were presented in eight categories and were introduced by key Georgia leaders.

The honorees represented fields as varied as education, arts, medicine, sports, community activism and philanthropy, and were selected by an independent panel of judges. Read More»

Williams speaks to Rotarians

From left, Ed Outlaw, (PTC Rotary President), Mark Williams, Rep. Matt Ramsey, Joel Cowan. Photo/Submitted.

Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the State of Georgia, Mark Williams, spoke at a recent Peachtree City Rotary Club luncheon.
Commissioner Williams explained to the Rotarians in attendance exactly what role the DNR plays. 

With 2,300 employees, the DNR has statewide responsibilities for the management and conservation of Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources.  Read More»

Gold award for pet cemetery

Julie is pictured with Sadie beside the statue of St. Francis during the dedication of the Pet Remembrance Garden, Oct. 4. Photo/Submitted.

Julie Bedson, a senior at McIntosh High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for identifying, planning and completing the building of a pet cemetery in Peachtree City.
Bedson identified a need for the cemetery and proceeded to gain the necessary support, permits and donations to build the Saint Andrew’s-in-the Pines Pet Remembrance Garden. Read More»

EMC gives money to CERT

EMC gives money to CERT

The EMC community outreach program, Operation Round Up, recently funded a grant donation of $1,079.85 to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for three chain saws. (Left to right) Corporal Brian Jantosciak, Glenn Valencia, Captain Stanley Pye and Marsha McDaniel. Valencia and McDaniel work with the EMC office. Photo/Submitted.

Learning about nature

Learning about nature

The Fayette-Starr’s Mill DAR daughters were entertained and educated with a program at the October meeting about “Forest Diversity at the Ridge Nature Area”. Dennis Chase is developing the park in conjunction with the Southern Conservation Trust. The nature area is a habitat for box turtles, deer and many other species of wildlife. It is located between Whitewater Creek and Starr’s Mill Pond and contains the first public multi-purpose trails in the county. Pictured are: first vice-president and program chairman Lynda Fields, Dennis Chase, and conservation chairman Lynne Bride. Read More»

Family fun

Family fun

Braelinn Elementary Family Game Day was a huge success. The weather couldn’t have been better when family members came together to have fun and fundraise. Families competed against each other in eight events from archery to racing giant tricycles.  A majority of the teachers came out to support the students as they participated and played. Even Principal Bell and Principal Munoz warmed up the track in the huge tricycle race. Photo/Submitted.

Two injured in Hwy. 74 collision

A motorcyclist and a pedestrian were life-flighted Oct. 15 after an Indiana man was struck while in the roadway on Ga. Highway 74 North in Peachtree City. Read More»

McCollom is now officially top cop

McCollom is now officially top cop

Interim tag is removed

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington at the Oct. 16 meeting of the Peachtree City Council announced that interim Police Chief Will McCollom has been appointed to fill the position on a permanent basis. Read More»

Cart safety path check results in three citations

Peachtree City Police CPl. Chris Hyatt checks a golf cart registration at a cart path safety check conducted Oct. 15. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Police Dept. conducted a cart path safety check in multiple locations on Oct. 15. With 233 citizens contacted, the Wednesday afternoon safety check was sixth check in the past eight weeks.

Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the Wednesday safety check was conducted by three teams at two locations each. The focus of the safety check was to verify golf carts registrations and identify underage drivers, Bergh said.

In total, 233 citizen contacted with three citations issues for underage operation of a golf cart/allowing minors to drive, said Bergh. Read More»

Traffic alert issued for Saturday due to road race

The Peachtree City Police Department has issued a traffic alert for Oct. 18, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the area around the Amphitheater, McIntosh Trail, and Peachtree Parkway. Read More»

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