Peachtree City

William Bridges, 89

William Bridges

William “Billy” Bridges, 89, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Highland Hills Baptist Church, 1370 Briarcliff Road, Macon, Ga. 31211. Reverend Jake Hall and Reverend Cass DuCharme will officiate. Burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Read More»

Woman recognized for aiding injured pedestrian

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. Pictured from left are paramedic Ashlee Koontz, Sasha Pope, Sgt. Odilia Bergh and Cpl. Terry Blackburn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. The victim received extensive leg and head trauma. Sgt. Read More»

No smelly water here

Shutterstock photo of filling glass with water from kitchen faucet.

Brown moves quickly to test after some Facebook complaints about PTC water odor

Facebook reports of smelly water from several residents in Peachtree City on Dec. 1 led to checks by Fayette County Water System staff who found “no odor and nothing wrong.”

Meantime, the county water system in the past year implemented a procedure of checking water for taste and odor every two hours.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in a Facebook posting just before 10 a.m. on Dec. 2 responded to about a half-dozen mentions of water odors ranging from “musty” to “acidic.” Read More»

Business holds steady in PTC

No small shopping here — During Small Business Saturday and beyond, small businesses in Fayette County are a big part of the Christmas shopping season. Getting in on the holiday shopping tradition at Smith and Davis Clothing between Fayetteville and Peachtree City were Senoia resident Whitt Jones and 4-year-old Joslynn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Recent unemployment figures show that Peachtree City’s jobless rating is decreasing. While the number of businesses registered in the city has remained essentially steady over the past year, city records show that approximately 1,700 businesses employ nearly 14,000 people.

Records from October show nearly 1,100 registered non-home-based businesses in the city. That number has held relatively steady for the past year, though there was a small dip in the number of businesses in March. Read More»

COS youth to present Christmas musical Sunday

Tyler Jacobson (“Goldie”) expresses disappointment that the show’s lighted star is so unimpressive. Sharing his disdain are Sam Kreutzer, Chelby Gambrel, and Mari Hegrenes. Photo/Special.

The Shepherd’s Flock Singers at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will present a musical, “An Unplugged Christmas,” on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary. The 24 actor/singers are all in grades 1-5.

That afternoon at 3 p.m. they will sing at Arbor Terrace Senior Living.

“An Unplugged Christmas” follows the experiences of children who are trying to win “The Biggest, Brightest Christmas Show Ever Contest.” Just when all is ready, the electricity fails. In the process of adjusting their expectations and goals they learn what’s really important at Christmas. Read More»

1 suspect in custody, 2 sought in PTC robbery

Law enforcement officers from Fayette and Clayton counties have arrested a woman and continue to search for two male suspects who robbed the AT&T store on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City late Tuesday afternoon. Read More»

Hotel/motel tax revenues increase in FY 2014 in PTC

PTC CVB website photo.

Revenues from the hotel/motel tax in Peachtree City are up for 2014. Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Executive Director Nancy Price commenting on the increase said the market is strong and growing.

Price said the hotel/motel tax revenue for the city’s five hotels and two conference centers has increased substantially for fiscal year 2014. Read More»

Short agenda for PTC Council Thursday

If the agenda is any indication, the Dec. 4 meeting of the Peachtree City Council will be brief. The only two items of note involve the consideration of bids for the Public Works Department.

The council will consider a bid for a track loader and one for a rubber tire wheel loader. The single bid for the track loader was $204,871 while the low bid for the rubber tire wheel loader was $136,270.

Both bid awards will be funded by the Public Improvement Program (PIP) Fund.

PTC cops light up the night to help needy kids

PTC cops light up the night to help needy kids

Peachtree City police officers and CERT team members were out in force at Walmart Nov. 28 for the annual “Light up the Night” toy drive to help ensure that local families in need can have a happy Christmas. Pictured, from left, are Capt. Stan Pye and CERT team members Jim Hamrick, Arline Cuebas and Gary Conlon. The group will be back at Walmart on Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12 from 5-9 p.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC sees slight uptick in serious crimes

File photo of parked Peachtree City police car by Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City enjoys one of the lowest crime rates for cities its size in Georgia. Information supplied by the Peachtree City Police Department through October shows a slight increase in serious crimes over the same period in 2013. Read More»