Peachtree City

PTCUMC’s Global Impact Celebration starts today

Peachtree City United Methodist Church’s Global Impact Celebration (GIC) starts this evening at its Worship Ministry Center, 225 Robinson Rd. The event continues through Feb. 9.

The celebration is open to the public and will feature speakers from around the world and around the neighborhood, with events for all ages.

More than 20 missionary guests will participate, including local organizations like Fayette Samaritans, Healing Bridge Clinic and Square Foot Ministry, as well as regional and international organizations. Call 770-487-6499 to register; most events are free. Read More»

PTC crews got the jump on snow by pretreating roads

In the hours prior to the Jan. 28 snowstorm, public works crews in Peachtree City pretreated all bridges and major intersections with salt and sand in an effort to combat what would become a significant winter weather event.

The city staggered its staff into two seven-man crews working 12-hour shifts in an effort to get ahead of the accumulation and maintain areas that were pre-treated, according to Community Services Director Jon Rorie. Read More»

Chick-fil-A scraps plans for westside PTC store

Company to keep 54E store open while looking for place to expand in PTC

Plans have fallen through for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant that was planned to open along Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive in Peachtree City, the company confirmed Tuesday.

The upshot is that the company will keep its current store on Hwy. 54 East open, a company spokesperson said. The company is also “eager to expand within the Peachtree City area” and is currently exploring other location possibilities, according to spokesperson Mark Baldwin. Read More»

PTC may hire own in-house landscapers for parks, roads

3 private companies would get other work for $278,000

A proposal to improve Peachtree City’s landscaping results involves the city hiring four full-time and two seasonal/temporary employees to handle landscaping along primary and secondary roads, along with city facilities and parks.

At the same time, the city would use three different companies to handle specific tasks: highway landscaping maintenance, right-of-way tree trimming on primary and secondary roads and landscaping for subdivision and city landscape islands.

The proposal will be detailed for the Peachtree City Council at its regular meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m. Read More»

Will there be a cart path to Senoia?

A potential cart path linking Peachtree City and Senoia will be discussed by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

Peachtree City staff will present a conceptual route, proposed connections and costs along with funding sources to council. Staff wants a decision from council on the potential to draft an inter-governmental agreement with Senoia and how to allocate funding, or to decline the request.

The Senoia City Council at its meeting Monday night had the item on the agenda for discussion purposes only. Read More»

Local officials begin assessing response to Snow Jam 2014

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb in a file photo from fall 2013.

With the snow gone and the black ice melted, the assessments of Snow Jam 2014 begin: What happened, who responded well, who didn’t, and why?

The Citizen interviewed public safety and public works officials from around the county on Monday to explain their part in the events that unfolded during the middle of the day on Jan. 28.

Unlike the winter storm that hit in 2011 and deposited significantly more ice on county roadways, the one last week came in the middle of the day and caught the school system, employers and many motorists by surprise and — in many cases —unprepared. Read More»

PTC vote: 54W light, Planterra link

Recent view of evening traffic backed up on Planterra Parkway awaiting entrance onto Ga. Highway 54. Photo/Special.

Road connection to be opposed by subdivision residents who say cut-through traffic is bad enough already

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider a request to apply for a new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive to serve a new shopping center.

The city acknowledges that the new light will likely make the city’s worst traffic problem even worse, but officials contend that improved safety may make it a worthwhile tradeoff.

The same “Overlook” shopping center also will be the subject of a related but controversial proposal up for consideration Thursday: to allow the developer to link an access road from the shopping center to Planterra Way. Read More»

STRANDED! PTC’s Kay Fulp iced in on I-285 for 27 hours

Jim and Kay Fulp, with “the little Honda that could.” Photo/Special.

Good Samaritans, not the government, rescued her

By Joyce Beverly

Fayette County Realtor Kay Sams Fulp drove up to Cobb County last week to do a walk-through with a client.

The forecast for Jan. 28 called for snow later in the day, but schools were open. She figured she’d be back before the storm hit. She left home with a full tank of gas, wearing a bulky sweater and a scarf but no coat.

“I mean, I was just running out,” she said.

At right, Jim and Kay Fulp, with “the little Honda that could.” Photo/Special. Read More»

COS will host couples’ events

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church decided to combine two early-February events — the Winter Olympics and Valentine’s Day.

The result is an afternoon for couples with the theme, “Marriage Fun and Funny Olympics,” scheduled for Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the church.

Couples of all ages will enjoy games, some modeled on Olympic events, others inspired by television shows such as “The Newlywed Game.” All are welcome.

The cost is $10 per couple. Childcare is available, but spaces must be reserved by calling the church at 770-487-8717. Read More»

Morgan Hay installed as pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City

Shown the pastors and friends who took part in the installation service for the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City last month. They are (L-R), the Rev. Leigh Jones, Deby Brooke, Steve Pelham, the Rev. Jan Tolbert, Pastor Hay, the Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell, the Rev. Penny Hill, Phil Hamilton and Rebekah Hay Groover. Photo/Special.

The Rev. Morgan Morse Hay was installed as pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Peachtree City, on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Several pastors who had previously worked with Hay officiated the service: the Rev. Jan Tolbert, teaching elder at Carrolton Presbyterian; the Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell, teaching elder with Macedonia Ministry; the Rev. Leigh Jones, teaching elder at the Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection; Deby Brooke, deacon at St. Andrews Presbyterian; and the Rev. Penny Hill, teaching elder at the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. Read More»

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