Peachtree City

Shakerag arts festival is this weekend

It’s time for the 37th annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. Hosted by the Peachtree City Recreation and Special Events Department, the festival begins Sept. 20 and continues through Sept. 21. The event is at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5p.m. on Sunday.

The Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival features a wide variety of handcrafted goods such as home decor, jewelry, accessories, garden items and much more. Read More»

Council votes to do salary study every five years

The idea of having an employee salary study in Peachtree City conducted at the discretion of the city council rather than automatically every five years did not pass muster at the Sept. 4 meeting.

Councilman Eric Imker wanted to leave the matter of the timing of future employee salary and classification studies to the council’s discretion rather than having the study conducted every five years as is currently the practice.

The idea did not fly, and with virtually no discussion the council voted unanimously to keep the studies on an every five-year basis. Read More»

Frank Clegg, 79, of Peachtree City

Frank Clegg

Mr. Frank Clegg, 79, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

He was born in Rochdale, England on August 2, 1935 to Bertram and Elizabeth Clegg, whom preceded him in death.

In 1964 he moved to the United States and settled in the Atlanta area. He worked for The Coca-Cola Company as a Project Manager/Engineer until he retired in 2000. Read More»

Brown disappointed in city’s stance on carts

By Monroe Roark
sports@TheCitizen.com

County officials are frustrated that they have not been able to come to a reciprocal agreement with Peachtree City concerning the use of golf carts in both jurisdictions.

Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Brown noted at the end of Thursday night’s regular meeting that the county had received a letter from Peachtree City stating the city had no plans to amend its ordinance or enter an agreement to benefit golf carts registered in the unincorporated county. Read More»

Music to stir the soul

Music to stir the soul

A harp is something you don’t see every day, especially on the street in downtown Newnan. But Peachtree City resident Ashley Collins and one of her harps hit a home run with passers-by at Market Day. Two of those captivated by the unusual instrument were 3-year-old twins Chloe, left, and Ansley Stidman of Cumming. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Helping out a good cause

Helping out a good cause

Members of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, along with the Floy Farr Trust, made a $5,500 donation to the Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer's. From left are Club members: Marie Schlosser, Scott Trammell, Emily Richter (Walk Specialist-Metro Atlanta Region Alzheimer's Association), Ed Outlaw, Kathy Tulley, Debbie Britt, Costas Soulakos and Elaine Gaillard. Sue Shaffer (not pictured) is the 2014 Walk Chair. The Walk, which includes participants from Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Meriwether, South Fulton and Spalding counties, will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 8 a.m. Read More»

A successful run

Pictured, from left,Jacob Rideout and Jackson Routon. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh High School cross country team had a great showing at the third annual Nike Panther XC Invitational.  The varsity girls took second, led by Alyssa LeClaire.  The varsity boys took fourth, led by Conner Reynolds. The junior varsity girls and boys both took first and were led by Maddie Smith and Justin Brown.

PTC off-duty cop snags fraudster

PTC off-duty cop snags fraudster

A Mableton man was arrested by Peachtree City police officers on Sept. 5 after using a stolen credit card to purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards.

Travis Tyree Johnson, 47, was charged with three counts of financial transaction card fraud, two counts of first degree forgery, one count of financial transaction card theft and one count of obstruction, according to department spokesman Mark Brown.

Brown said that while off duty at the Rite Aid pharmacy at Ga. highways 54 and 74, Cpl. James Beato observed a man trying to buy more than $2,000 worth of Visa gift cards. Read More»

Vacuum cleaner thieves nabbed after chase

The attempt by three men to steal vacuum cleaners from a store in Peachtree City then get away clean did not pan out as they expected. A pursuit by Tyrone police officers ended with the getaway car crashing into a telephone pole in Union City.

Samuel Etuk, 28, of Riverdale, was charged by Tyrone officers with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, shoplifting and nearly a dozen other charges relating to the incident, according to Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins.

Ryan Bing, 28, of Bradenton, Fla., was charged with obstruction, according to Tyrone police. Read More»

Divas paint PTC pink in 2 events with 3,500 participants

The winner and First Diva! Hometown girl Angie Hinkle, 39, of Tyrone, finished in first place for women in the Divas Half Marathon Saturday in Peachtree City with a total time of 1:35:52 and a pace of 7:18. Photo/Heather Ward.

When the tutus settled on the first Divas Half Marathon and 5k series races in Peachtree City Saturday, a total of 3,486 runners streamed pinkly through the cart paths and a hometown girl took home the top award of the day. Angie Hinkle, 34, of Tyrone came in first overall among females in the half-marathon, crossing the finish line in 1:35:52 at 7:18 minutes per mile.

Whew!
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