Peachtree City

Man arrested for fatal PTC crash

Peachtree City police have charged a Dawsonville man with second degree vehicular homicide relating to a crash in February that killed an East Point man.

Gene Lee Samples, 41, of Kilough Church Road was also charged with driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to maintain lane.

The Feb. 9 crash claimed the life of Thomas McGhee, 37, of East Point. The collision occurred shortly after 8 a.m. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway.
McGhee was traveling south on Hwy. 74 at the time of the crash, and Samples was traveling north, police said. Read More»

PTC police hosting National Night Out Aug. 2

Peachtree City police are again hosting the anti-crime event “National Night Out” Tuesday, Aug. 2 near the Kedron Village Target from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be a host of public safety equipment on display for the curious public to take a gander at, including fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, auto wreckers and more. Read More»

George A. Sirois, 73, of Peachtree City

George A. Sirois, 73, of Peachtree City, GA went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2011.

He was born in Lawrence, MA to the late Major General and Mrs. Edward D. Sirois. He graduated from Norwich University in 1962. Lt. Colonel George A. Siois, Ret. served proudly in the U.S. Army for 34 years, including two tours in the Vietnam War, a member of National Guard and the VFW.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen G. Sirois, his children Susan M. Watson, Daniel G. Sirois and grandchildren. He will be remembered as a man who loved his family and his country. Read More»

PTC Council to consider new E-911 tax, bond payoff

A move that would result in citizens paying additional property taxes to fund the county’s Emergency-911 system will be considered by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Council may censure mayor

According to an email from Peachtree City, the city council tomorrow night will consider censuring Mayor Don Haddix "and call for corrective action in order to protect and better serve the citizens of Peachtree City."

A resolution prepared for the matter claims Haddix "has created an untenable work environment by publicly belittling and criticizing current and former city employees, elected officials and appointed officials, resulting in at least one lawsuit with related costs to the city." Read More»

PTC police urge caution to avoid vehicle break-ins

With an increasing number of items being stolen from motor vehicles, Peachtree City police are urging residents to take steps to prevent such crimes.

The city has seen an uptick in thefts from motor vehicles, both those parked in driveways in neighborhoods and also those in public parking lots, police said.

Residents are always urged to lock their vehicle’s doors, even if parked at home in the driveway, and also to avoid leaving valuables in plain sight, such as GPS units, laptops, cellphones, purses and wallets.

Police also advise to: Read More»

TCBY’s newly restored truck delivers street treats

TCBY of Peachtree City owner Mike Murtaugh, right, with son, John, and the TCBY truck. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Since opening at the Braelinn Village Shopping Center in Peachtree City, TCBY has won over a lot of fans with their delicious treats and funky decor. It was only a matter of time before owner Mike Murtaugh was asked if he could bring some of that TCBY magic to fundraising events at schools, churches and other community activities. Read More»

Sister’s Sweet Creations hope to be part of many memorable occasions

Sister’s Sweet Creations hope to be part of many memorable occasions

Sister’s Sweet Creations is a full service bakery located at 2000 Shakerag Hill, Suite B in Peachtree City. Owned by Catherine Simpson, the bakery offers fresh baked cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breakfast pastries, wedding cakes, specialty cakes, gift baskets and much more. Read More»

Gazebo, garden planned for Braelinn Elementary to remember Anna Van Horn, 9

Raising money for Anna’s garden — Students and parents from Braelinn Elementary School ran a lemonade stand at a recent concert at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater to raise money in memory of their classmate, Anna Van Horn. Photo/Special.

More than $10,000 has been raised for the Anna Van Horn memorial fund, as her parents have been overwhelmed with support from neighbors, friends, folks they didn’t even know and Anna’s third-grade classmates from Braelinn Elementary School.

Anna, 9, drowned in the Chattahoochee River June 3 in a tubing accident, despite the fact that she wore a lifevest. Read More»

Public gets say Thursday on $27.7 million PTC budget

Citizens will get another chance to sound off about the proposed $27.7 million budget for Peachtree City at a public hearing Thursday night. Read More»