Peachtree City

Hupperich-Voight engagement

Kelly Margot Hupperich engaged to Daniel John Voight

Mr. and Mrs. Peter K. Hupperich of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Margot Hupperich, to Daniel John Voight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Voight of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and is studying early childhood education at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. She will graduate in December 2011. Read More»

Traffic alert: lane shift at Hwy. 74S widening

The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of a traffic shift on Ga. Highway 74 south, scheduled for Wednesday, April 6. Traffic on SR 74 will be shifted to the newly constructed lanes, from Padgett Road to just south of the Flat Creek Bridge. This traffic shift is weather permitting and subject to change. Read More»

2011 Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk in PTC’s Picnic Park

2011 Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk in PTC’s Picnic Park

The 2011 Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk held recently at Picnic Park in Peachtree City was a fund-raiser for the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network. Attended by the 400 that registered, along with a wealth of family members accompanying them, the event raised money that will only go to meet the needs of local cancer patients in Coweta, Fayette and surrounding counties. For more information visit www.bcsurvivorsnetwork.org. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sports groups pitch in

With rec budget cuts, youth associations spend $122K on PTC fields

As Peachtree City budget cuts have hit the recreation department in recent years, various youth sports associations are picking up some of the slack financially.

Last year, those sports associations kicked in an extra $122,000, compared to the city’s overall recreation budget for the sports fields: $617,000.

The soccer association, for example, spent $40,000 for the aeration and top dressing of its fields, which previously had been funded by the city, said Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo. Read More»

PTC Rec makes best of budget cuts

In-house work, volunteers filling the gaps

With about $1 million in recreation cuts since 2009, Peachtree City has had to do more with less.

The recreation department’s maintenance crews is down from 16 to eight people. And key maintenance projects have been deferred and will have to be addressed in the coming year, Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo told the City Council last week at its annual retreat.

The good news is that the department is using its in-house capabilities to do more than before, such as the interior re-painting of the entire Gathering Place, Gaddo said. Just that one effort saved $4,000. Read More»

Heroic turnout for Herobox

Heroic turnout for Herobox

Ryan Housely, founder of Herobox, was presented with a check for $3,200 at halftime of the boys game at Battle for the Troops II Thursday night. The money was raised through t-shirt sales, donations and a fundraiser at TCBY in Peachtree City the previous Thursday. Housely, a McIntosh graduate, expressed his thanks and told the crowd the donation would make a direct and immediate impact. Pictured, from left, are Mike and Sue Murtaugh of TCBY, Housely, McIntosh athletic director Steve Cole and Herobox’s Chairman of the Board William Thielemann, Brigadier General USAR (Ret). Photo/Michael Boylan

Here's your new sign

Peachtree City Public Services Director Mark Caspar shows off a new sign prototype that is being required by mandates from the federal government. The city will spend thousands in coming years replacing all street signs with models that have a higher reflectivity, and the new standard is for the whole sign to be reflective, not just the lettering, Caspar said. Photo/John Munford.

Peachtree City Public Services Director Mark Caspar shows off a new sign prototype that is being required by mandates from the federal government. The city will spend thousands in coming years replacing all street signs with models that have a higher reflectivity, and the new standard is for the whole sign to be reflective, not just the lettering, Caspar said. Photo/John Munford.

EMS usage on the rise in Peachtree City

Economy, aging population cited for 15% jump in 2010; trend continuing this year

As Peachtree City’s population continues to age, the demands on emergency services will continue to increase, Fire Chief Ed Eiswerth told the City Council last week.

Some 34 percent of the city’s EMS calls last year were for persons age 65 and older, Eiswerth said. That’s a big number considering that such people account for just 10.2 percent of the city’s population, he added.

From 2009 to 2010, EMS calls increased overall by 15 percent, Eiswerth said.

And this year is looking to be a 12 percent jump already, he added. Read More»

Haddix, Imker disagree on prospect handling

City has new economic development coordinator for new business leads

Even as new Peachtree City Economic Development Director Joey Grisham reported headway in luring new business and industry here, there remains a difference of opinion on the City Council as to how potential business leads should be handled.

At council’s retreat Friday, Grisham reported that professional marketing materials are in the process of being prepared, and that the city is having a solid presence at trade shows, where relationships are crucial to help land prospects. Read More»

PTC using video cameras, puts ‘eyes’ on rec sites, paths

Most likely you haven’t seen them, but they see you.

Peachtree City is using remote video cameras to keep an eye on remote areas of the cart path, and also to keep vandals at bay, particularly at recreation sites, officials said last week. Read More»