Peachtree City

We have to be vigilant about protecting our low-density way of life here

A multitude of us are in favor of preserving our quality of life in Fayette County, the envy of many. Unlike many of the counties in our region, we have something worth fighting for if you look at the statistics.

In reality, the only way to hold onto quality of life is not trust the local government (including Steve Brown) and get informed and personally involved. I can give you dozens of examples where elected officials have been ousted because the citizens found out (many times too late) their course had been radically altered. Read More»

Southside Church to hold groundbreaking Thursday

Southside Church Group VI Construction, LLC invites the community to a groundbreaking for the Southside Church auditorium addition/expansion located at 777 Robinson Road, Peachtree City. Groundbreaking will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m., on the right side of the building.

The expansion, designed by Foley Design Associates Architects, includes adding approximately 11,000 sq. ft. and will provide much needed space for this rapidly growing church. Group VI is ready to begin preparing the site for the building, and plans to complete the addition/expansion in late fall of 2011. Read More»

Peachtree City man helps create new kind of television program

Sergio Acevedo with his daughter Gennesareth, 5. Photo/Special.

Have you ever thought that you had a good idea for a television show? Current TV’s new program, “Bar Karma” is counting on it and Peachtree City resident Sergio Acevedo is just one of many people who have contributed to the show. Read More»

Booth presents 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

In the back row are Devin McCrudden, Mark Bost, Kaylee Lloyd, Ian McGraw and Shelby Bock. In the front row are Abby Thompson, Abby Burke, and Christopher Greco. Photo/Special.

A conceited young prince must earn the true love of an independent and adventurous young woman in “Beauty and the Beast Jr.”, an upcoming Booth Middle School musical production. The classic tale of the enchanted Beast’s transformation will take the McIntosh High School stage from Mar. 24-26. Read More»

Bryan Adams to play 'The Fred' in August

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphotheater will play host to one of the world’s most highly acclaimed musicians on Friday, Aug. 5. Bryan Adams The Bare Bones Tour is the sixth concert in the BMW of South Atlanta summer concert series, with the other five announced in early February. The previous five concerts include Kenny G Heart and Soul Tour, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Jo Dee Messina with special guest Jimmy Wayne, Kool and the Gang and 10,000 Maniacs with Edwin McCain. Series tickets are still available and may be purchased at the Fred Box Office. Read More»

PTC OK’s $29K fix for ice-storm-damaged tennis courts

If not repaired, city stood to lose national tourney in May

January’s ice storms have done a real number on six outdoor courts at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.

Thursday night the City Council authorized spending just under $30,000 to repair, resurface and restripe the courts.

City Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo said ice from the storm caused hairline cracks on the courts to expand to one inch wide and up.

The city had not anticipated a need to do the work on the remaining six damaged courts, Gaddo said. Read More»

PTC extends Saturday drinking hours

To serve til 2 a.m. Sunday, businesses must add video surveillance

Peachtree City has adopted extended alcohol sales hours for bars and restaurants, which will allow them to serve until 2 a.m. on early Sunday mornings instead of the current midnight cutoff.

The move, which takes effect April 1, was made largely for financial reasons.

Establishments in Coweta County are allowed to serve until 2 a.m., causing Peachtree City businesses to lose customers, City Administrative Services Director Betsy Tyler told the City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Council in Monday workshop to be asked to sell road to developer

Would allow 4 ‘junior box’ stores on Hwy. 54 West

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 West and Planterra Way will be discussed in a joint meeting of the Peachtree City Council and the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. Read More»

Retail size caps for LUC voted down

A proposal to establish various maximum size limits for new development zoned limited use commercial was voted down by the Peachtree City Council.

Mayor Don Haddix advocated for similar restrictions for all new development on land zoned general commercial, but that measure failed March 3.

Because of that, Haddix argued that it did no good to adopt the size caps for limited use commercial zoning districts. Read More»

Purple hazing at PTC Council meeting

Purple hazing at PTC Council meeting

Bedecked in a resplendent purple evening gown, Peachtree City Councilman Doug Sturbaum gets the once-over from Kim Westwood of the American Cancer Society at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Sturbaum wore the dress to help promote this year’s Relay For Life ACS fundraiser that will be held April 29 at the city’s Falcon Field Airport. The event is dubbed the “Runway Relay.” Photo/John Munford.

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