Peachtree City

Harriette Virginia Steele of Peachtree City

Harriette Virginia Steele was born in East Point, Ga., in Oct. of 1953. She passed away in Peachtree City, Ga., in Sept. of 2011.

Harriette was a clever and multi-talented scholar, academic, and writer. She graduated with honors in the late 1970's with a degree in English from Tulane University in New Orleans, and with skill and beauty she wrote poetry, short fiction, and children's stories for many years. Read More»

Burglars target PTC apartments, condos

Residents asked to report suspicious activity to 911 ASAP

Police are asking the public’s help in stopping a rash of burglaries at apartment and condominium complexes in north Peachtree City.

The incidents have occurred at the Camden Apartments, both Retreat apartments (on Barberry Lane and Hyacinth Lane) and also at Georgian Park Condominiums.

Residents are urged to call 911 immediately if they see “anything out of the ordinary in the area” including:
• Anyone walking through the buildings that you have never seen there before;
• Someone carrying electronic items from the buildings to a vehicle; Read More»

Tyler Harris, 24, of Peachtree City

Tyler Harris, 24, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Monday Sept. 5, 2011 as a result of a tragic drowning at Lake Sinclair.

He was born March 21, 1987 in Atlanta, Ga. the son of Kelly and Sandy Harris, the brother of Bradley Harris all of Peachtree City, Ga. and the grandson of Joan Harris of Albany, Ga. He is survived by a large, loving extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Read More»

Georgia Young of Peachtree City

Mrs. Georgia Young of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away Sept. 3, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Eugene Young and is survived by her daughter, Luellyn Young of Flowery Branch, Ga.; son, Eddy Young and his wife, Judy of Roswell, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeff Wall of Washington D.C.; Katie Hilburn and her husband Patrick of Chicago, Ill. Read More»

PTC police: stay cool to avoid road rage

Report: Incidents with angry motorists are on the rise

“Road rage” incidents are on the rise in Peachtree City, and police are urging motorists to let cooler heads prevail to avoid potentially dangerous altercations.

While it can be easy to get upset at other motorists who tailgate or cut you off, police say the best course of action is to let the offender move on, instead of taking matters into your own hands, yelling, or making gestures that might escalate the situation. Read More»

UPDATED: Scott Brown drops out of PTC race; Dienhart is in; forums ahead

UPDATED FOR PRINT Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 — One half of Peachtree City’s City Council election has been decided well before election day. Smokerise resident Scott Brown Monday morning announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the Post 2 council seat. That leaves Robinson Woods Estates resident George Dienhart as the only remaining candidate for Post 2. Read More»

Armed robber hits PTC Pit Stop

Peachtree City Police are searching for an armed robber that held up the Pit Stop convenience store on Ga. Highway 54 and Petrol Point in Peachtree City during the nighttime hours Sept. 12. No one was injured in the robbery. Read More»

Steve Allen: Why I’m running against Eric Imker for PTC Council

This is my introduction and reasons why I am running for Peachtree City Council Post 1.

My wife and I have been married for 14 years and we have two children. My career, which is in the Information Technology (IT) industry, has spanned more than 30 years in sales, development and delivery positions responsible for growing multi-million-dollar revenue streams and achieving budget productivity objectives. Read More»

Trolley tales: The myth of ‘grants’

The Citizen reported it: Peachtree City may get a Tourism Product Development Grant to cover part of the cost of a “film tour trolley.”

A grant. Makes it sound as if someone else were paying for it, right?

Sorry, that’s not true. Any “grant” money we might get is just our own money, paid in taxes to some government agency, and returned to us minus a brokerage fee.

Not only are we paying the full cost of the trolley, but we’re also paying for the privilege of begging a bureaucrat to return our own money to us. Read More»

Sidewalks to nowhere in a city of cart paths

The forethought and design of Peachtree City and the 90 miles of paths intertwined within makes it an ideal place to live. Whether you’re walking, running, cycling or carting, the paths provide a means of fun, safety and access. It eliminates the danger and congestion of automobile traffic, crosswalks, and red lights. Wow! What a concept!

Sidewalks in Peachtree City, you have to be kidding! Have you seen them? They’re not even sidewalks. Just mere cement pads to identify crosswalks. What a joke, besides a waste of time and money that could be used elsewhere. Read More»