Peachtree City

Challenger baseball families ‘chip in’ for scholarship as season concludes at Peachtree City's ‘Field of Hope’

Hayden McCurdy, a participant in Peachtree City’s Challenger League baseball program, couldn’t help but grin in joy as she took a healthy cut on the field May 17, assisted by her grandfather Alan Walsh. The Challenger League plays on a special rubberized surface designed to be used by children of all various abilities, and the games offer an opportunity for many players to be helped by “buddies” and, as one supporter recently noted, “lead the league in fun.” Photo/Steve Geyer.

Peachtree City’s Challenger Baseball awarded a $1,000 scholarship to one of the league’s most beloved athletes. Challenger Baseball is a division of Peachtree City’s Little League specifically for children and teenagers who have special needs. At the end of each Challenger season, the “Sugar Award” is given to the athlete who displays good sportsmanship and inspiration for the other athletes. The “Sugar Award” is named after 17 year-old John Sugar who won the very first sportsmanship award.
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Dry summer ahead for Lake Peachtree

A view of Lake Peachtree taken June 7. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

The Peachtree City Council learned Thursday that the structural problems with the Lake Peachtree spillway extend further than the human eye can see. Read More»

PTC says OK to sidewalks in 3 new subdivisions

One of Peachtree City's few sidewalks, this one a state-mandated stretch alongside Ga. Highway 74 south of its intersection with Hwy. 54. On this sidewalk, only people are allowed, no golf carts. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Three new subdivisions requesting to build sidewalks will get a go-ahead from Peachtree City, but only if a homeowner’s association is responsible for their maintenance. Read More»

Babytime is fun time at PTC Library

Babytime at the Peachtree City Library on Thursdays is a time for caregivers to expose their children to the wonder of stories that can be pulled off the shelf at any time.

At right, Babytime at the Peachtree City Library on Thursdays is a time for caregivers to expose their children to the wonder of stories that can be pulled off the shelf at any time.
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Fayette plans to speed up Lake Peachtree dredging

With spillway fix unsure, Fayette Co. wants to dredge lake while lake level is low

The mostly dry bed of Lake Peachtree may be unsightly, but Fayette County officials see an opportunity among the mud puddles and weeds. Read More»

Kids warned: Stay off Lake Mac dam

Walkway onto Lake McIntosh dam in Peachtree City. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

County: Youngsters scaled fence to leap into the water

Fayette County officials are warning parents to keep their curious and adventurous youngsters outside the secured gated areas of the dam and spillway at Lake McIntosh and Lake Horton.

Last week, several young girls were found inside the secured area at Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City, having scaled a fence to get in. They were jumping into the water from the top of the steel structure that spans the bridge, officials said. Read More»

Sidewalks sought, PTC balks

Shutterstock photo of a typical neighborhood sidewalk.

Question: What do you see in neighborhoods in almost all other small towns that you don’t see in Peachtree City?

Answer: Sidewalks.

Paved golf cart paths may be the bread-and-butter of Peachtree City for getting around town, but sidewalks may be making a comeback.

Three new subdivisions are planning to install sidewalks, but city staff is concerned about the maintenance burden the sidewalks would place on the city. Read More»

New confirmands at Word of God

Newly confirmed youth at Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City shown above with Pastor John Fraser, include (L-R) Jack Drury, Will Resler, Caitlyn Switzer, Abby Helvig, and Lindsey Poff. Photo/Special.

Newly confirmed youth at Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City shown above with Pastor John Fraser, include (L-R) Jack Drury, Will Resler, Caitlyn Switzer, Abby Helvig, and Lindsey Poff. Photo/Special.

Summer track series on the way this week

Participants from last year’s track series. Photo/Special.

The Peachtree City Running Club has announced the schedule for its 2014 summer track series, which is open to runners of all ages and abilities.

Meets will take place Wednesday evenings from June 4 to July 2 at Riley Field adjacent to Peachtree City Elementary School. Registration begins at 6 p.m. with the first event at 6:30 p.m.

Participation is free for all runners and spectators. Read More»

Another stuck truck in what was Lake Peachtree

Another stuck truck in what was Lake Peachtree

Curious motorists are continuing to venture out onto the exposed bed of the drained Lake Peachtree ... but they’re not getting back out. This driver and others are being cited by police with violating a city ordinance forbidding the “improper use of Lake Peachtree.” Photo courtesy Peachtree City Police Department.

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