Peachtree City

Verdon looks forward to kicking off 2011 Tribute Series

When Chris Verdon was researching possible tribute bands to be a part of his idea for a series of tribute concerts at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Billy Joel was one of the acts he was hoping to find a tribute band for. More than just a cover band, tribute bands tend to go for an exact look or sound. Verdon found a sound-alike with Big Shot.
There is a clip where Billy Joel thought that a Big Shot performance was actually a recording of him. That was enough to impress Verdon, who made the decision to bring the band in. Read More»

Billy Joel tribute band performs Saturday

The Tribute Series returns to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater Saturday with Big Shot, a Billy Joel Tribute Band. Big Shot features vocalist Michael DelGuidice backed by a band that has performed in concert with Billy Joel himself and his Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” and has also worked with Donna Summer, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Richie Blackmore, Tower of Power, Nine Days, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and many more. Read More»

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

Nine Boy Scouts from Peachtree City Troop 279 in June tackled the grueling high adventure activity at Philmont Scout Ranch, a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico, covering approximately 137,500 acres of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. According to Wikipedia, it is the largest youth camp in the world by size and number of participants. Between June 8 and Aug. Read More»

PTC ‘National Night Out’ set for 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»

PTC library repair eyed, downstairs entrance closed

Peachtree City finally has some answers about how to go about repairing the exterior wall at the lower level.

The problem was discovered several months ago when a significant crack was noticed in the exterior. Soon after it was determined that the exterior panels were never attached to the concrete block in that area of the building, city officials said.

The downstairs entrance to the library has remained closed while a consultant has studied the problem in a bid to determine the best course of action to repair it. Read More»

PTC, Tyrone OK new E-911 tax

PTC residents complain about ‘tax increase’ for many

Starting this year, Peachtree City and Tyrone residents will be paying a separate property tax to fund operations of the countywide Emergency 911 center.

So will their counterparts in Fayetteville and the rest of the county. Read More»

PTC makes budget changes, including tennis center loan payoff

After Thursday’s public hearing on the city’s $27.7 million budget, the Peachtree City Council undertook a series of actions designed mostly to improve the budget outlook in future years. Read More»

PTC Adventure Camp kids see aquarium life close up

PTC Adventure Camp kids see aquarium life close up

Youngsters in the Peachtree City Summer Adventure Camp run by the recreation department got an underwater view of aquatic life recently at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. Campers have participated in a host of activities including flash mob performance art at CNN Center in addition to other trips and events. Photo/Special.

Shirley Marie Kimbler, 85, of Peachtree City

Shirley Marie Kimbler, 85, Peachtree City, formerly Hillsboro OH, passed away surrounded by loved ones July 20, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Gladys Zink, brother Fred Zink, and sisters Mary Ann Buck and Freda Mae Roush. She retired from NCR in Peachtree City in 1992. Survivors include her husband George Kimbler; son Tim Kimbler Sr.; niece Patricia Roush; grandchildren Victoria Broccoli, Tim Kimbler Jr., Kayla Bruton, Louis Campese, Michelle Roush, Jeremy Bickford, Bradley Bickford, Sarah Spivey; and 13 great-grandchildren. Read More»

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»

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