Peachtree City

Well done!

Well done!

Peachtree City Police Dept. Sgt. Odilia Bergh (R) at the Dec. 18 meeting of the Peachtree City Council was presented with an award for Supervisor of the Quarter by Mayor Vanessa Fleisch. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Spreading the love of reading

Spreading the love of reading

Last month, Rotarians of Peachtree City spread out to the fourteen Fayette County elementary schools to distribute dictionaries to about 1,300 3rd Graders. Each Rotarian was asked to address the class where they explained the importance of literacy, and showed them how to use their dictionaries. In many cases this becomes the first book that these children have ever owned, and it is exciting to watch the expressions on their faces. This is an annual activity for the Peachtree City Rotary Club. Photo/Submitted.

New officers for New Neighbors club

The Peachtree City chapter of the New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) recently announced their winter/spring officers. From left, President Kathy Tasonis, First Vice President Tanya O'Rourke, Secretary Barbara Till and Treasurer Lynn Lafleur. Not pictured is Second Vice President Mechelle Walsh. Photo/Submitted.

The Peachtree City chapter of the New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) recently announced their winter/spring officers. From left, President Kathy Tasonis, First Vice President Tanya O'Rourke, Secretary Barbara Till and Treasurer Lynn Lafleur. Not pictured is Second Vice President Mechelle Walsh. NNLC's purpose is to bring newcomers in the area together so that they can meet and become friends while adjusting to new surroundings. It is a not-for-profit social organization that has a wide variety of special interest groups. Read More»

PTC liberalizes annexation process

An amendment to Peachtree City’s annexation process that allows elected and appointed officials and the city’s planning department staff to submit annexation proposals at the request of the property owner was approved Dec. 18.

The discussion that led to the Dec. 18 vote began during an Oct. 6 discussion on potential annexations over the next 20 years. Council agreed that city staff should adjust the longstanding two-step process and return with a proposal that would give planning staff additional early input and allow the city to market itself to potential annexation candidates. Read More»

PTC sells 2 roads to developer

The Overlook retail area, the RaceTrac gas station and the Chick-fil-A restaurant may not be quite ready to break ground on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City, but the Peachtree City Council on Dec. 18 took the development a step closer by legally abandoning two public streets: Line Creek Court and the majority of Line Creek Drive adjacent to the development.

Developer Trinity-Overlook LLC will pay the city the appraised value of $100,000 for the right of way abandonment. Read More»

PTC to Ga. DOT: Let carts cross highways

A golf cart crosses Ga. Highway 54 to Lexington Circle from Broken Bow Drive Tuesday afternoon, a common sight at the intersection. Photo/Bethan Adams.

You face a traffic fine if you drive a golf cart across a state highway, marked crossing or not.

The Peachtree City Council wants to change that so that some crossings are legal for carts. Read More»

PTC house fire causes minor damage and no injuries

Photo from Peachtree City Police/Fire Facebook page.

A mid-afternoon house fire in Peachtree City on Dec. 23 resulted in no injuries and resulted in damage mainly in the area of the chimney.

Peachtree City Fire and Rescue spokesman John Dunlap said the call came in at approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and was made by the residents who observed smoke in the home at 102 Harris Halt off Doubletrace Lane.

Dunlap said engines responded within five minutes. Firefighters had extinguished the flames within approximately 20 minutes, he said, adding that the fire that was confined mainly to the chimney area.
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PTC boy, 12, examines what makes the holidays special

My name is Archie Chaudhury and I am 12 years old. I live in Atlanta, U.S., and currently studying in Grade 7 at Booth Middle School. I have written an article about my thoughts on the holiday season and request you to consider and publish in any corner of your newspaper. I want to share my thoughts with all kids of Peachtree City. Read More»

Keep investigating water odor complaints

My sincere gratitude to County Commission Chair Steve Brown and to Fayette County Water System Supt. Lee Pope for their positive attitudes and prompt actions during the recent “smelly water” episodes.

The frequent incidents of contamination of our water are of critical concern to every single one of us and deserve our very best efforts at monitoring and control — especially since there is rapidly increasing demand on an already overstrained system.

We must make sure that our analytical efforts include application of the fine arts of sampling, open-minded persistence and replication. Read More»

Without politics, Obama is empty golf shorts

Who didn’t see this coming? Two New York police officers murdered in their car in cold blood? Just last week “Rev” Al Sharpton protesters were chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops.”

How has it come to this? We elected a community organizer to be President. Not a leader or a patriot. A community organizer! One who has done everything in his power to divide us. Cops vs citizens. Doctors vs. patients. Haves vs. have nots. Etc.

Now that he has been reelected and the 2014 elections have passed he believes he may do whatever he wants. Read More»

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