Peachtree City

PTC announces plans for 2011 Memorial Day observance

Last year’s golf cart procession is led into City Hall/Library Plaza by the Civil Air Patrol color guard as members of the Sons of the American Revolution welcome them. Photo/Special.

Roy Mooney is a man who understands the importance of remembering history; on Memorial Day in Peachtree City this year, Mooney will share history that he lived as one of the few remaining survivors of the Day of Infamy, Pearl Harbor.

“The longest day of my life was December 7, 1941,” Roy Mooney recalls vividly, remembering how he narrowly survived the Japanese sneak attack that officially drew America into WWII. Mooney, now well into his 80s, is one of only about 30 known Pearl Harbor survivors in Georgia and less than 3,000 nationwide. Read More»

Dumping old pills for the environment's sake

Dumping old pills for the environment's sake

Peachtree City Police Lt. Jason Epps (right) and a fellow officer and DEA agent were front and center April 30 as area residents arrived at Shakerag on McIntosh Trail to drop off out-of-date prescription and over-the-counter medications for the department’s “Pill Drop” program. Residents dropped off approximately 170 pounds of medications, the vast majority of which were old prescription meds. Officials then safely dispose of the medications in an environmentally friendly manner. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Do pass GO and do collect ... uh... $100

Do pass GO and do collect ... uh... $100

Chris Allesio, right, won the third annual Peachtree City Monopoly Tournament April 30 over Michael Marchand, left, and two other competitors in the championship round. Allesio took home the $100 cash prize with cash, gift certificates and other prizes also divvied out to the participants. The event was hosted by Towne Club luxury senior apartments. Photo/John Munford.

Pool bubble bid over budget

Swimming after summer’s over in Peachtree City will at least be a good bit more expensive than originally planned.

The only bid received by the city to manufacture and install a new “bubble” at the Kedron pools went $96,000 over budget, with a cost of $346,000, Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo told the City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC to vote on Sunday alcohol sales

Peachtree City residents this fall will get to vote on whether to allow package alcohol sales on Sunday between 12:30 and 11:30 p.m.

The City Council voted Thursday night to put the referendum on the ballot for the upcoming municipal elections. In doing so, the city will not be spending extra money on a special election for the referendum question. Read More»

Council approves BSC warning light

With the pending widening of Ga. Highway 74 to four lanes, Peachtree City will pay just under $8,300 to install a flashing yellow warning light at the entrance to the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex.

The cost was more than halved by using solar-powered beacons instead of those powered by conventional electricity.

And the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing the lights, at a further savings to the city. Read More»

Bowling alley, shopping center plans postponed

A company proposing a new bowling alley off Ga. Highway 74 south near Rockaway Road in Peachtree City has asked for it to be postponed from a vote at this Monday’s planning commission meeting. Read More»

Two PTC men arrested on drug charges during golf cart safety check

Two Peachtree City men were arrested May 4 on drug and other charges during a golf cart safety check conducted by Peachtree City Police on the recreational path behind Ropers Path.

Kaland Shane Breeding, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule II substance, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a Read More»

PTC — Out of business

Citing conflicting personalities, competing political agendas, city’s economic coordinator resigns

Peachtree City’s embattled economic development coordinator tendered his resignation — effective immediately — April 29. Read More»

Betty Boutwell, age 78

A memorial service for Mrs. Betty Boutwell, age 78, of Peachtree City, GA, was held at 1:00 PM, EST, on Monday, May 2, 2011 at Simpson Wood Retreat Chapel, in Norcross, GA.
 
Mrs. Boutwell was born March 28, 1933 in Chicago, IL. She died Friday, April 29, 2011, in Union City, GA.

  Survivors include her loving husband, Paul Boutwell; son, Mark (Jenny) Boutwell;  two daughters, Gail Frantz and Becky Boutwell;  three grandchildren, Heather (Mike) Gordy, Elliot and Lindsay Frantz. Read More»

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