Peachtree City

Brown-Vickers engagement

Candice Martina Brown engaged to Jonathan Michael Vickers

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart G. Wever of Melbourne, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Martina Brown, to Jonathan Michael Vickers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Vickers of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Toups of Melbourne, Fla. and Mr. and Mrs. Stuart J. Wever of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla. She is a graduate of The University of West Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management with a minor in marketing. She currently is employed by PepsiCo in Atlanta. Read More»

Kool and the Gang Saturday night at ‘The Fred’

Kool and the Gang Saturday night at ‘The Fred’

Put on your dancing shoes, and “Jungle Boogie” over to the Frederick Brown Jr. ‘The Fred’ Amphitheater as Kool & The Gang take the stage in Peachtree City Saturday, July 16. Enjoy an evening under the stars when gates open at 7 p.m.. Local party band Second Time Around kick off the music for the night at 8 p.m., and Kool & The Gang take the stage at 9 p.m. Read More»

Sany named one of largest global companies

When Sany America began assembling heavy equipment at its brand-new Peachtree City plant earlier this year, its parent company from China was making its first investment in the United States, further extending its international capabilities. Now Sany’s worldwide operations are being recognized as a global force, having been included on the Financial Times magazine list of the world’s largest firms. Read More»

Engineering and manufacturing jobs added in Peachtree City at NAECO

NAECO, a local manufacturer and supplier to dozens of USA and International switch, relay and electrical device manufacturers, has recently undergone an 18-month expansion project. Starting in January 2010, NAECO expanded from 2,000 square feet to over 5,000 square feet, and added six permanent jobs. Read More»

Mr. William Callaway Henry, 83, of Peachtree City

Mr. William Callaway Henry, 83, of Peachtree City, died July 9, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his beloved spouse of 59 years Maxine M. Henry. Read More»

Planning meeting moves to library Monday

The Peachtree City Planning Commission has a rather light agenda for its monthly meeting Monday at 7 p.m.

And because of a scheduling conflict, the meeting will be held in the Floy Farr Room downstairs at the Peachtree City Library. The downstairs entrance is closed, however, so those wishing to attend will have to go through the library’s main entrance upstairs and either take the elevator or the stairs to the downstairs area.

The only item on the agenda is the presentation of a conceptual site plan for the parking lot expansion of Southside Church on Robinson Road. Read More»

PTC may duck millage rate hike

Peachtree City may get by without a millage rate increase this year after all.

The first draft of the $28 million budget recommended by City Manager Jim Pennington had contained a .098 mill increase to counteract the decreased property values and thus give the city an amount of property taxes almost identical to this year’s take.

However, at Monday night’s budget workshop, Pennington will present an amended budget that eliminates any millage rate increase. Read More»

National magazine picks PTC as one of ‘best family towns’

Family Circle magazine has named Peachtree City the second-best family town in America.

The magazine has graced the city and nine others with a spot on its “10 best towns for families” list this year. The top factors considered were “top-notch schools, affordable housing, green space and giving spirit,” according to the Family Circle web site. Read More»

PTC eyes funding for aging infrastructure

New authority will use bonds to fund improvements

Peachtree City has been looking for a way to borrow more money at a cheaper rate.

They found it in a newly created city Facilities Authority that will address the potential acquisition of new bonds and/or the refinancing of existing bonds. Read More»

PTC police lauded for traffic safety efforts

Department wins 3rd in national competition; also cited with technology award

The Peachtree City Police Department has achieved a nationwide accolade for having one of the best traffic safety programs in the United States.

The department won third place in the National Law Enforcement Challenge among city police departments which have between 46 and 75 sworn officers. It also won the competition’s overall “Technology Award” for new and innovative approaches to improving traffic safety through the use of technology.

The competition focuses on three major traffic safety priorities: occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding, police said. Read More»