Peachtree City

A close-up to history

A close-up to history

Cub Scout Bears, third graders, from Den 9 of Peachtree City’s Pack 75 took a tour of the Dixie Wing for their “What Makes America Great” meeting. Scouts, parents and siblings had a great time learning about WWII and getting a close look at all of the airplanes from a Dixie Wing Colonel, Willard Womack (standing in the back on the right). For more information about Pack 75, please visit http://ptcpack75.mypack.us/; for more information about the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, please visit http://www.dixiewing.org/. Photo/Submitted.

Chief McCollom to beef up PTC cart path patrols

Peachtree City police officers have completed training to increase the number of patrols on city cart paths. Photo/PTC Police Department.

Peachtree City police officers are beefing up their presence on the city’s 90 miles of cart paths. With recent training now complete, all regular, reserve and auxiliary officers have been trained Read More»

Noted builder dies

Noted builder dies

One of the business captains who helped shape Peachtree City died of cancer at his home Wednesday afternoon.

Vincent Rossetti,85,a retired custom homebuilder, whose company worked in dozens of Georgia communities, and was one of the first major builders in Peachtree City was a native of Baltimore and came to the area more than 40 years ago. Read More»

Memory Walk is Oct.4

Walking is great exercise. People of all ages can participate to keep physically fit. Walking alone affords the opportunity to clear and refresh your mind. Walking with others, whether with friends or family, lets you share the latest news or personal thoughts. But did you know walking can also help end Alzheimer’s disease and aid those stricken by that fatal disease?

Your opportunity to help comes at 8 a.m. Oct. 4 by participating in the 15th annual Southern Crescent Walk To End Alzheimer’s. Read More»

Pickleball coming to PTC

Pickleball coming to PTC

Never heard of it?

The game has actually been around nearly 50 years. It was invented in 1965 by a man in the state of Washington who named it after his dog, Pickles.

A cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors. According to those who already play, the rules are simple and can be learned in a few minutes. Read More»

Parking update for Dragon Boat Races

Planning on attending the Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races at Lake McIntosh on Saturday? Here is what you need to know about parking.

There will be 250 parking spaces available at Lake McIntosh on a first come, first serve basis. There will be another 30 spaces on the egress, though parking will not be available on the ingress portion of the road.

Handicap parking will be available on site. There will be limited golf cart parking.  Overflow parking is available at TDK. Read More»

Burglar strikes Crosstown McDonald's in PTC

Burglar strikes Crosstown McDonald's in PTC

The McDonald's restaurant at Crosstown in Peachtree City has been temporarily closed Friday morning after a forced entry was discovered.

Peachtree City Police spokesman Mark Brown said the forced entry occurred sometime between closing time on Thursday and the opening of operations on Friday.

Brown said the incident is currently under investigation.

Peachtree City prepares for 1,329 new residences

A new map of Wilksmoor Village provided by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. gives a birds-eye view of the large development on the city’s northwest side and the location of the extension of MacDuff Parkway. Graphic/PTC Planning Dept.

A new map detailing the emerging landscape known as Wilksmoor Village on Peachtree City’s northwest side has been provided by the city’s planning department. The map gives a breakdown of both new and existing subdivisions and the route of the MacDuff Parkway extension and the link to North Kedron Drive at Ga. Highway 74.

The three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. Existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units. In total, Wilksmoor — the city’s newest village — will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

Jewish High Holy Days begin at sundown today

The beginning of the year 5775 on the Hebrew Calendar is marked by Rosh Hashanah, the start of The High Holy Days. It begins with the blowing of the Shofar, a ram’s horn, and is observed by Jews all around the world.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown today, Sept. 24 and continues for two days. Read More»

Holy Trinity Catholic Church will host End of Life seminar next month

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will offer a free End of Life seminar in two sessions next month, a program that “... will empower individuals, families and caregivers with an understanding of the respect and dignity of life in light of church teaching.”

The program will examine the legal, medical, liturgical, spiritual and emotional issues surrounding end of life events.

Choose from a morning session, Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until noon, or an evening session , Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7-9 p.m. Read More»

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