Peachtree City

Musical legend to play The Fred

Michael Bolton. Photo/Special.

The Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series continues on July 26 with Michael Bolton playing The Fred in Peachtree City.

After four decades in the music industry, Michael Bolton has become one the most successful musicians of our time. Few musicians have touched so many people’s lives in so many ways.

Bolton has sold between 50 and 60 million records. He’s won two Grammy awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance. He has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million Air Awards and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Read More»

Orin Elsworth Huston of Peachtree City

Orin "Buddy" Elsworth Huston passed away July 19, 2014 in Bradenton Fla.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Buddy was the husband of Gail Ann (nee Kohlmeyer) Huston for 53 years, father to Kevin Huston (d.), Garrett Huston and Jennifer Huston, and grandfather to Owen, Rayner, Brice, Dalton and MacKenzie. Read More»

Rose Frances Muzio, 90, of Peachtree City

Rose Frances Muzio, 90, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away July 15, 2014.

Mrs. Muzio was born July 10, 1924 in Schenectady, N.Y. to the late Joseph & Constance Coppola. She was a former secretary of The Rotterdam, N.Y. Women's Republican Club; she also retired after many years with General Electric. Mrs. Muzio will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Joseph Muzio; daughter Sharon (Ron) Aylor, of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughter Melissa (William) Maurer of Rye, N.Y.; brother Domonick Coppola of Schenectady, N.Y. Read More»

Briefing Monday on entertainment center, 650-home project in PTC

This is the tract of land that will house a 650-home subdivision on the northern extension of MacDuff Parkway near north Kedron Drive.

Plans for a 650-home subdivision at MacDuff Parkway and north Kedron Drive will be reviewed by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

Planners also will review a proposed entertainment complex for Ga. Highway 74 South near TDK Boulevard that includes an indoor bowling alley, arcade and restaurant. Both developments will be examined in a workshop format, meaning no formal vote is expected, but the commissioners will provide feedback on changes they would like to see before they consider each project at a future meeting. Read More»

The fish she would not let get away

The fish she would not let get away

Gabrielle Klinger, 17, of Peachtree City had to go the extra fathom to haul in this 12 pound, 1 ounce beauty of a largemouth bass at Lake Kedron Monday. Fishing with a friend off the dock in nothern Peachtree City, the fish took the bait but managed to break the line. Klinger jumped into the shallow water to grab the 29-inch fish before it could get away. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City police win U.S. traffic safety award

Interim Police Chief William McCollum briefed council on the award Thursday night. Photo/John Munford.

When it comes to traffic safety, it is hard to beat the efforts of the Peachtree City Police Dept. That work resulted in the department taking top honors in the 2013 National Law Enforcement Challenge for its efforts in traffic safety.

Selected for the award by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Peachtree City was judged against agencies of similar size, those with 25-99 officers, from across the United States. The department’s selection indicates that it has the best overall traffic safety program, according to department spokesman Lt. Mark Brown. Read More»

PTC says ‘yes’ to new traffic light on Hwy. 54W

Shutterstock photo of traffic signals.

If it meets state approval, a new “continuous flow” traffic light intersection will serve a new shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West and Line Creek Drive. Read More»

$100 PTC tax hike scrutinized

Peachtree City Finance Director Paul Salvatore explains details of the tax increase and other facets of the budget. Photo/John Munford.

Most of the public discussion about a proposed property tax increase at Thursday’s meeting of the Peachtree City Council focused on the increased spending for landscaping. Read More»

PTC approves stormwater fix off Lenox Road

A $57,000 project to replace failed storm drain pipe in the Beechwood subdivision off Lenox Road was approved by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

The problem has led to reoccurring non-structural flooding on two parcels, located at 208 and 210 Lenox Road, according to a memo to council from Stormwater Manager Mike Madison.

Only two companies bid on the project, with the winner being Construction 57 Inc. at a price of $57,025. The other bidder, Crawford Grading and Pipeline, came in at $64,910. Read More»

PTC to consider 'continuous green T' application

PTC to consider 'continuous green T' application

Would add light, keep westbound traffic moving on Hwy. 54 at Line Creek Drive for new shopping center

A proposal to apply for a new “continuous flow” traffic light intersection on Ga. Highway 54 West and Line Creek Drive will be considered by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

The intersection would include a traffic light to serve the proposed Overlook shopping center, but would allow the problematic westbound traffic to flow through continuously without stopping. Read More»