Peachtree City

Rodney H Joyner, 55, Peachtree City

Rodney H Joyner, 55, Peachtree City, Ga. passed away Monday, October 13, 2014.

He is preceded in death by his parents Woody and Ginny Joyner.

He is survived by his brothers Greg (Anne) Joyner of Peachtree City, Ga. and Jeff (Sherry) Joyner of Canby, Ore.; aunt: Lovelle Frank of Bay City, Mich. He had several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Friday October 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends on Friday 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Read More»

Book signing next week

Book signing next week

Award winning author Debby Giusti will sign copies of “Holiday Defenders,” which features her novella, “Mission: Christmas Rescue,” Oct. 22, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Omega Book Center in Peachtree City. Proceeds from the signing will benefit Wounded Warriors at Atlanta’s Shepherd Spinal Center, in conjunction with their SHARE Military Initiative. The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Orders can also be phoned in at 770-487-3977, and autographed copies can be held for pickup or mailed. Photo/Submitted.

Musician looks to make her mark

Ashley Collins has used her musical gifts around the world. Photo/Bethan Adams.


Straight, blonde hair, precisely parted and brushed to the side, lies on her left shoulder. Her rosy lipstick surrounds a white-toothed, continuous smile, and her hands emphasize her words with strong fingers, fitting for a harpist. She opens and closes her hands, demonstrating the proper technique of how to play a harp. Harpists pull, not pluck, the strings. Read More»

PTC cops give OK on suspicious device

Peachtree City Police gave the all-clear on an investigation into a suspicious device found Tuesday morning in the area of Hidden Spring and Smokerise Point.

Police earlier in the morning urged motorists to avoid traveling in the area.

Spokesman Mark Brown at 9:25 a.m. said police and fire officials were at the scene investigating a suspicious device found in the area.

Police warn against scam

Peachtree City Police are advising residents to be aware of a new email scam informing citizens that they are needed for jury duty.

“We hope not, but just in case, we want you all to be aware,” said department spokesperson Odilia Bergh. “A citizen recently reported having received an email that arrived from an address that appeared to be connected to a state website This email alleged the recipient was needed for jury duty.”

Bergh said the email stated that in order to be removed from the list a questionnaire was required to be completed. Read More»

Residents urged not to set lake on fire

On Oct. 1, the statewide burn ban comes to an end and once again and residents will be able to burn yard debris after obtaining a burn permit through the city website at

Lake Peachtree will not be refilled this winter, and tall grass and weeds have overtaken the lake bed. As fall approaches, these grasses and weeds will brown and dry out as they go dormant for the winter. While not a significant threat, this additional fuel load does increase the risk of a grass fire in the area. Read More»

PTC police get safety grant

The Peachtree City Police Department announced that it has been awarded a traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.

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800 students get an up-close view of NWS

Meteorologist Lauran Belanger explains air pressure and cloud formation to the kids. She pumped air into a bottle containing water and vinegar, and then popped it off the lid, creating vapor to simulate clouds. Photo/Bethan Adams.

“I see the sun,” first-grader at Hogansville Elementary Ariah Hardy said, gasping and laughing as she clapped her hands at the solar scope view. “It’s round, and yellow.”

She was one of the estimated 800 schoolchildren and their parents who toured the National Weather Service (NWS) in Peachtree City, the only forecast office in Georgia, this past Saturday.

During Saturday’s event, children walked around stations inside and outside the NWS building, learning about air pressure, flooding in Georgia, weather balloons, tornado safety, lightning storms and survival kits. Read More»

PTC cops issue traffic alert for Robinson Rd./Crosstown Rd. area

Peachtree City Police at 10:15 a.m. Thursday issued a traffic alert advising motorists that a gas line rupture has been reported in the area of Tapestry Trace in the vicinity of Robinson Road and Crosstown Road.

PTC OKs 1st step to annex personal care home

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 gave approval to initiate the annexation process for the Heritage of Peachtree City personal care apartments on the city’s east side to rescue the facility from its failing septic tank system.

The 3.52-acre property is situated between Ga. Highway 54 and Sumner Road. Located in unincorporated Fayette County, the property is zoned community commercial.

Owned by HCRIX Royal LLC, the site consists of 49 personal care apartments and is accessed by a driveway off Hwy. 54. Read More»