Peachtree City

PTC planners hear about new high-tech industry

Sensor components of the PAVE-IR Scanner are shown mounted on paving machinery in a photo from the MOBA website.

A workshop discussion on a request to construct a 50,000 sq. ft. office building and three soccer fields along Ga. Highway 74 South in a proposed industrial subdivision Read More»

Traffic signal problem on PTC’s busiest road now fixed

Shutterstock image of crosswalk buttons.

UPDATED 3:50 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014 — The traffic nightmare trigger causing more gridlock than usual along Ga. highways 54 and 74 in Peachtree City has been identified and fixed, police said.

The culprit was a broken pedestrian crossing button — not at the main junction of hwys. 54 and 74, but about a quarter mile west at the intersection of Hwy. 54 and Planterra Way.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the Georgia Department of Transportation on Thursday had crews looking at the traffic signal devices in the west corridor area. Read More»

Paralyzed from the waist down, chief’s wife released from Atl. hospital

UPDATED 2:35 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014 — Maggie McCollom has has been released from Atlanta Medical Center after being shot accidentally Jan. 1 by Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom in the couple’s home on Jan. 1. Atlanta media are reporting she is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the gunshot wound.

The chief is still on paid leave from the city and has made no statements to news media.

There is still no word from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) on the results of the investigation the agency is conducting. Read More»

Kedron hotel, Lake Peachtree dam on PTC Council agenda Jan. 15

Apsilon Hotels and its desire to construct and operate an all-suites Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office park will be the subject of a public hearing before the Peachtree City Council on Jan. 15.

The council will also discuss the status of the Lake Peachtree spillway and engineering options and will consider a $1.146 million lease-purchase agreement on a variety of vehicles, equipment, records management and telephone system upgrades. Read More»

Stephenson to play for Young Harris

'Beast' on the lacrosse field, coach says

Peachtree City native Zach Stephenson will join the Young Harris College men’s lacrosse team in 2016, the college announced.

“Zach is an absolute beast,” head coach Kirk Rogers said. “As a multi-sport athlete, Zach excels at football, wrestling, and lacrosse. Although he has played multiple positions throughout high school, he started to focus primarily on face-offs this spring and has quickly become one of the best face-off players in the country.”

Stephenson plays lacrosse at The McCallie School and also competes for the LB3 club program.

Braelinn Elementary kids make honor roll

Fourth, Fifth grade kids on 'All A' list

Fourth Grade

Addison Smith
Aleena Soto
Alexis Wiest
Ben Bredahl
Caleb Kreitner
Camille Meyers
Catherine Siguenza
Cutter Hayes
Elizabeth Jackson
Emily Wilkin
Emma Hibbs
Grant Dougher
Heath Atkinson
Jahnvi Nakrani
Joshua McNulty
Lauren Gutshall
Logan Walters
Lucia Greco
Luke Walters
Sarah Bender
Siena Kamal
Tate Colson
Thomas Stone
Will Smith

Fifth Grade

Abby Carter
Adam Sands
Aldrin Muschamp
Andrew Peters
Archer Eubanks
Ashley Knopp
Bennett Via
Carlo Siguenza
Caroline Tompkins
Cassidy Ransom
Cayleigh Fitzsimmons
Charlie Crockett
Chloe Millsapps Read More»

Methodist planning global impact program

Several speakers to be featured during long weekend

Peachtree City United Methodist Church is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC).

This extended weekend program from Feb. 5-8 will be led by the Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor of Serve Ministries, and the GIC Planning Team.

After last year’s inaugural event, the church saw a tremendous increase in mission support from members. Support for missions grew from $80,000 in 2013 to more than $465,000 between February and December 2014. Read More»

New interim staff at COS

Christine Plaza and Michael Boylan

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces the appointment of two part-time staff members. Christine Plaza is the interim director of children and family ministries. She has been an active volunteer in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and funeral ministries. Michael Boylan is the interim director of communication. Formerly a writer and editor for The Citizen, he is responsible for all electronic and print publications. Photos/Special.

Holy Trinity will conduct poverty survival program

The poverty simulation program called “Welcome to the State of Poverty” will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City.

The interactive program places participants into “families” or other roles and challenges them to survive with an income level below poverty level for one month.

The program is open to all church members, and any interested community members. Read More»

Peachtree City UMC to host 2nd annual GIC

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC) is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC). Led by the Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor of Serve Ministries, and the GIC Planning Team, the extended weekend is planned for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 5-8. Read More»

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