Peachtree City

Union City man arrested after stalking wife in PTC

A Union City man was arrested July 8 on numerous charges after stalking his wife and leading officers in Peachtree City and Tyrone on a chase.

Christopher Sinclair, 31, was charged with stalking, loitering, reckless driving, driving while suspended, child safety seat violations and obstruction, according to Peachtree City police spokesman Mark Brown. Read More»

Starting the 4th at Mimi’s

Trying to avoid the crowds and traffic on the morning of July 4th, I stayed on the back roads through Peachtree City and away from the parade festivities. I stopped for breakfast at Mimi’s on Kelly Drive.

The place was packed as usual, but you never have to wait long. As I walked in, a couple leaving held the door for me, smiled and said, “Good morning.” I smiled, thanked them and said it back. Mimi’s always puts you in a “good morning” mood. Read More»

Book signing is set for July 20

Book signing is set for July 20

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library are pleased to announce that local author A. Bryant Betsill will sign copies of several of his books at the Peachtree City Library July 20, at 1 p.m. The public is cordially invited.

Bryant Betsill grew up in College Park, and graduated from North Clayton Senior High School in 1971. He attended Mercer University, where he studied theology, music and English while working in a maintenance office. Betsill later withdrew from Mercer just shy of graduating to return to his natural skill and craft of woodworking. Read More»

Beach Boys bring summer sounds to The Fred

The Beach Boys bring their summer sounds to Peachtree City Saturday night. Photo/Special.

It’s a great weekend of rock and roll hits at The Fred! From the Eagles “Hotel California” to the Beach Boys “Surfin’ USA,” The Fred will be cranking out the hits from two mega groups from the past July 11 with Hotel California and Saturday, July 12 with the Beach Boys. And to add even more excitement to the night, actor and ex-teen idol John Stamos will be joining the Beach Boys on stage on July 12. Read More»

McCollom takes over as PTC’s top cop

Acting Chief Will McCollom rides in the July 4th parade last week. Photo/ John Munford.

With 2 councilmen taking aim at police budget, Chief Clark decides it's time to leave Read More»

Busy PTC intersection beset with traffic light malfunction

Traffic sign in Fayette. File photo.

Prepare for traffic delays at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 West and Huddleston Drive, the Peachtree City Police Department is warning. Read More»

Fayette, PTC agree on appealing dam decision

Screen grab of email news release.

Pre-holiday, after-hours release sets Lake Peachtree dredging completion in January 2015; no plans for ‘alternative uses’ of lake site Read More»

PTC manager: tax hike ‘important for future’

City Manager Jim Pennington makes a point in a file photo from January 2014. City Clerk Betsy Tyler is at right in background.

City manager says if quality declines, residents will leave

While the average Peachtree City homeowner may soon face a $100 increase in city property taxes, the hike is necessary in large part to make up for a lack of funding in road and cart path maintenance, according to City Manager Jim Pennington.

Pennington was referring to the city exhausting its funds from the 2004 countywide transportation sales tax, which paid for road and cart path resurfacing. With those funds gone, the city plans to increase the amount of spending on street resurfacing to $1.48 million and slightly increase cart path resurfacing to $440,000. Read More»

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Members of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club met June 28 at the stone lodge at Marimac Lakes Park in Senoia for the American Radio Relay League’s Annual Field Day event where “ham” operators talk with their counterparts across North America. Among those present for the 24-hour event were, from left, Fayetteville resident Robert Burton, Peachtree City resident Steve Yothment, Senoia resident Bill Lackey and Brooks resident Jim Burchfield. Photo/Ben Nelms.

KPTCB branches out from recycling to cart path litter patrol; volunteers log 18K hours a year

KPTCB Director Al Yougel helps organize the manpower to empty trash cans on the cart paths and keep the paths clean, along with running recycling operations. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

By Bonnie Hester
Intern to The Citizen

The nonprofit agency Keep PTC Beautiful has recently taken on a larger role within Peachtree City.

The organization, a chapter of Keep America Beautiful, is dedicated to controlling litter and reducing waste throughout the community. In late April of this year, it began fulfilling a contract with the city to empty and maintain the trash receptacles located along the city’s 98 miles of cart paths. Read More»

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