Peachtree City

New paths, bridge, interchange make regional transit list

The proposed “gateway bridge” will expand Ga. Highway 54 here at MacDuff Parkway. Photo/John Munford.

PTC, Tyrone projects on track for potential funding from regional sales tax

A trio of large-scale cart path projects in Peachtree City has survived the initial chopping block for potential funding from a regional transportation sales tax.

Joining them is a proposed $22.5 million for improvements to the often-clogged junction of Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74, the bane of thousands of commuters as they commute to and from the metro Atlanta area. Read More»

MacDuff path, tree permits up for debate

The proposed alignment of a cart path that will connect to the tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway will be one of the topics hashed out Tuesday at a workshop meeting of the Peachtree City Council.

Council also will be presented staff’s recommendation for amendments to the city’s tree removal permit process, and also the process of updating the city’s comprehensive plan.

The meeting will be held at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. The city’s Planning Commission is also slated to take part in the discussions. Read More»

Lifeguard rescues child from Kedron pool

An alert lifeguard helped save the life of a 9-year-old girl who became incapacitated and fell underwater at the Kedron large pool Thursday afternoon.

The victim was reportedly in stable condition in intensive care at Scottish Rite children’s hospital following the incident, The Citizen has learned. Read More»

PTC to purge council recordings after 1 year?

Audio recordings of Peachtree City Council meetings would be destroyed after one year, according to a policy change recommended by city staff. Read More»

PTC on zombie alert

‘Walking Dead’ cameras coming to Fayette, Coweta

Rumors about zombies have been staggering around in the Peachtree City and Senoia area for a few weeks now, so inquiring minds at The Citizen set out to nail down the facts.

Consider this an official zombie alert. Read More»

No confidence in schools’ budget

I spent the last two days at the Fayette County budget meetings. County Administrator Jack Krakeel, Chief Financial Officer Mary Holland and Assistant Financial Officer Toni Howard did an outstanding job presenting a very complex budget.

This is in sharp contrast to the ridiculous presentation the Comptroller of the Board of Education, Laura Brock, gave [May 24].

In just one short week, her fund forecast changed from a negative of $3.3 million to a positive of $300,000. Unfortunately, her forecasts are like that all the time. Read More»

PTCUMC’s Andone appointed to bishop’s cabinet

One of the three new cabinet members announced recently by Bishop Mike Watson of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church is currently the senior pastor of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church. The Rev. Herzen Andone has been appointed to the cabinet and has also been promoted to become the district superintendent of the Northwest District of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The new cabinet appointment will become effective July 1. Andone will serve over 75 charges and 85 churches in this district. Read More»

Loureiro-Little engagement

Victoria Elaine engaged to Mark Allen Little II

Mr. and Mrs. Gustavo Loureiro of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Elaine, to Mark Allen Little II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Little of Loganville.

The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, a 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, and a 2010 graduate of the University of Georgia with a master’s degree in early childhood education. She currently teaches first grade at Timothy Road Elementary School in Athens. Read More»

Feldhaus anniversary

Ken and Sharon Feldhaus of Peachtree City

Ken and Sharon Feldhaus of Peachtree City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 6, 2011.

Married in St. Louis, Mo. on May 6, 1961, they started a family of three children, later moving to Georgia in 1973. They currently enjoy retirement as Ken is a former national account executive with ABF Freight Systems. Recreational amenities and community attracted them to Peachtree City in 1993, where they are members of Knights of Columbus and other civic organizations. Read More»

PTC remembers fallen soldiers

A wreath to remember America's fallen soldiers was placed by representatives of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Marine Corps Detachment.

As thousands of soldiers and civilians worldwide continue to put their lives in harm’s way, Peachtree City residents took time Monday to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

More than a thousand people attended the annual ceremony at the city’s Veterans Memorial just outside City Hall.

And though his remarks were brief, the crowd felt the impact of World War II and Pearl Harbor survivor Roy Mooney, the featured guest speaker. Read More»

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