Peachtree City

King: In defense of Kim Learnard

Ms. Smithfield: A rebuttal.

Your assertion that it was [Councilwoman Kim] Learnard who is responsible for our council’s moment of silence is totally baseless.

In fact, it was my suggestion that we have this moment to allow all in attendance to quietly ask guidance of their deity prior to the Pledge of Allegiance.

I did this because I feel one’s religion is personal, and I see no need to display one’s religion over another.

If you’re looking to cast blame, I’m your target. To date, council has received only one public comment on the change and it was to thank us. Read More»

Credit card breaches seem on the increase

My **** credit card was compromised when someone “skimmed” the information on the magnetic strip. On March 28, someone used that information to make an $800 purchase at an electronics store in Greenville, S.C.

My bank caught that, cancelled the card, refunded the bogus credit, and issued me a new card.

The new card was compromised less than three weeks later. Someone made a $1.50 purchase at a vending machine in Sioux Falls, S.D. My bank caught the bogus charge and cancelled the card. Read More»

MacDuff rezoning OK’d 3-1

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

Imker objects to selling ‘soul of Peachtree City down the tubes for money’

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night voted 3-1 to rezone an 88-acre tract for 208 homes near MacDuff Parkway. The vote came with a condition that only 100 homes could be built prior to completion of the MacDuff Parkway road extension. Read More»

No answer yet for Lake Peachtree

A definitive answer for repairing the Lake Peachtree spillway, thus enabling the lake to be refilled with water, is likely several weeks away. Read More»

Twice is nice

Both teams shot a combined group photo following the 8-1 boys soccer win at Kennesaw State Friday night. The Lady Chiefs preceded the match with their own 4-1 win over crosstown rival Starr's Mill in the all-Fayette final. Photo/John Munford.

McIntosh girls, boys sweep state soccer finals

McIntosh's soccer teams made it a double-good night, winning both the AAAAA championship finals and ending the boys' second-straight undefeated season with their 44th win in a row Friday night at the Kennesaw State University football stadium.

The Lady Chiefs got the evening started with a tight tilt with Starr's Mill. Jackie Gray struck first for McIntosh more than halfway through the first half, but six minutes later a goal from Sara Yoss knotted the score at 1-1. Read More»

PTC says 'yes' to Wilksmoor rezoning

Wieland: 17 months to build MacDuff extension

It will take about 17 months to fully complete the MacDuff Parkway extension, which will link the road with Ga. Highway 74 north, according to officials with John Wieland Homes.

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night voted 3-1 to rezone an 88-acre tract for 208 homes near MacDuff Parkway. The vote came with a condition that only 100 homes could be built prior to completion of the road extension. Read More»

Expect traffic delays in Peachtree City this weekend near triathlon

Residents are being warned that significant traffic delays could occur Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. near Lake McIntosh. The annual adult triathlon has moved locations from Lake Peachtree to Lake McIntosh. The route travels from Lake McIntosh up and down Dividend Drive onto McIntosh Trail, Robinson Road, Spear Road, Paschal Road and back onto Dividend Drive.

Twenty-five Peachtree City police officers, sheriff's deputies, and Peachtree City Auxiliary Police Force officers have been hired to control traffic for this event.

PTC OKs Hwy. 54W shopping center, absent signal and road

Plat of The Overlook shopping center from the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

With several controversial traffic-related aspects on hold until the city’s highway corridor study is available, the Peachtree City Planning Commission approved a plan for an 87,000 square-foot shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West that will be anchored by an unnamed “specialty grocer.”

With that approval, the developer could begin construction of the retail center, but without some items it previously said were essential. Read More»

Keeping her eyes on the ball

Keeping her eyes on the ball

Fayetteville Police Officer Leslie Cash was a force to be reckoned with at the Fayette County Public Safety softball tournament held May 10 at McCurry Park. While the overall winner was the Peachtree City Police Dept. team, the Fayetteville Police Dept. team fell to the Fayette County team in an 8-7 squeaker. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC: Rezoning OK, but build MacDuff bridge before houses

Wieland: ‘we’re ready to start MacDuff extension’

A rezoning to allow 204 homes on 87 acres off MacDuff Parkway was given a partial blessing by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

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