Peachtree City

American Legion Post 50 helps put old Old Glories to rest

American Legion Post 50 helps put old Old Glories to rest

American Legion Post 50 dedicated a Flag Retirement Box by the Veteran’s Memorial at Peachtree City City Hall on Thursday. The box is available for all citizens to deposit their old U.S. flags for proper retirement. From left are Jim Ryan, senior member of American Legion Post 50, Adjutant Ted Dirkschneider, Commander Arnie Geiger and 4th District Senior Vice President and Past Commander of American Legion Post 50 Jim O’Brien. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Ga. Supreme Court to rule on PTC annexation

The legitimacy of a 2007 annexation in northwest Peachtree City will be decided by the Georgia Supreme Court.

Attorneys for each party participated in oral arguments last week, advancing their position on the matter. City resident David Worley, himself an attorney, is hoping to overturn the annexation, which would add 1,125 homes on 779 acres west of Ga. Highway 74 and north of the current terminus of MacDuff Parkway. Read More»

Recoat project OK’d for Peachtree City City Hall

A project to recoat the exterior of Peachtree City’s City Hall building was approved by the City Council at its April 7 meeting.

The exterior needs to be re-sealed every so often to prevent drainage problems like the one experienced several years back that required a significant modification to the interior of council chambers, officials said.

The lowest qualified bidder was Engineered Restoration, Inc. Read More»

Event on April 30 seeks old prescriptions for disposal

Check your cabinets for those out-of-date and no-longer-used prescription bottles.

And instead of flushing those drugs down the drain, put them aside for the Prescription Drug Take Back event April 30 at Shakerag Knoll next to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At last year’s “pill drop” event, Peachtree City residents disposed of an astonishing 193 pounds of medication. The drugs were disposed of via incineration. Read More»

PTCPD hosting junior police academy in June

This June the Peachtree City Police Department will again host a Junior Police Academy, a week-long and hands-on peek into police work for local students between 12 and 17 years old.

The academy will provide basic information about the police profession and the daily operations of the Peachtree City Police Department. Participants will have the chance to take part in hands-on training in many aspects of law enforcement, including a ride-along with an officer. Read More»

Omega Books selling tickets to Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House and Gardens

Rene Mittenzwei, Store Manager Omega Books is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House & Gardens again this year. Photo/ Special.

Omega Books, Peachtree City is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens.
Beginning Saturday, April 16 tickets are $25.    

 The 2011 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens opens Saturday, April 16 continuing through May 8. 

Presented by the Atlanta Symphony Associates, this magnificent showcase of designer talent comprises 29 elegant rooms and outdoor spaces in a breathtaking new home on West Wesley Road. Read More»

Where there's smoke...

A van caught fire just before 11 a.m. this morning on Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road, snarling traffic briefly.
FedEx delivery driver Tony Jackson used a small fire extinguisher to beat down the flames, but the Peachtree City Fire Department came in to finish the job.
Fire crews had to cut open the hood to fully extinguish the blaze. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A van caught fire just before 11 a.m. this morning on Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road, snarling traffic briefly.

FedEx delivery driver Tony Jackson used a small fire extinguisher to beat down the flames, but the Peachtree City Fire Department came in to finish the job.

Fire crews had to cut open the hood to fully extinguish the blaze. Read More»

PTC planners scrutinize idea for Hwy. 74 S. bowling center

The architecture of a proposed bowling alley will be one of the biggest factors in whether Peachtree City’s Planning Commission will recommend a zoning restriction be removed for the property, the developer was told Monday night.

Oasis Bowling Centers wants to build near the AutoZone along Ga. Highway 74 South and Rockaway Road. The building would have 24 lanes to start with, with the potential to expand to 30 lanes at a later date, along with an arcade and a bar and restaurant. Read More»

Omega Books selling tickets for Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House

Rene Mittenzwei, Store Manager Omega Books is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Show House & Gardens again this year. Photo/Special.

Omega Books, Peachtree City is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House & Gardens. If purchased by Friday, April 15, tickets are $20. Beginning Saturday, April 16 tickets are $25.     Read More»

Warming up for Cancer Wellness Walk in PTC

Warming up for Cancer Wellness Walk in PTC

The mass of people at Picnic Park in Peachtree City April 9 took a few minutes to warm up for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center 5K Walk fund-raiser. The event raised more than $32,000 for the wellness center. Photo/Ben Nelms.