Peachtree City

Mrs. Virginia “Ginger” Lynne Fowler, 55, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Virginia “Ginger” Lynne Fowler, of Peachtree City, passed away on June 23, 2011 at the age of 55. Read More»

June 27 gas leak on Hwy. 74 S being plugged

A gas leak that occurred in the late morning hours June 27 after construction crews on Ga. Highway 74 South hit a gas line is expected to be repaired around noon. Motorists are asked to avoid the area until the repair is made.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis at 11 a.m. said the gas line was hit in the area of Hwy. 74 South between Redwine Road and Manor Drive.

Davis said gas company crews are on the way and are expected to have the line repaired near noon. Davis asked motorists to avoid the area until that time.

Troop 75 returns home to PTC with awards

Troop 75 returns home to PTC with awards

Troop 75, with 44 scouts and 12 adult leaders, recently returned from summer camp at Woodruff Scout Reservation in north Georgia. The troop attained the Scouting Traditions Award as well as the distinction of Honor Troop and were the best Dining Hall Cleaning Crew while at camp. As well as working on 148 merit badges, they had a scout to complete the mile swim, three scouts to become members of the “Dime Club” on the rifle range and had a Cracker Barrel with Troop 279 of Peachtree City. Troop 75 is sponsored by Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Photo/Deanna Pollard.

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

These youths were honored by the Peachtree City Council last week for taking part in the Junior Police Academy class offered by Peachtree City Police this summer. Participants got to ride along with an officer and learn about a variety of police work from criminal investigations to use of force and much more. Photo/John Munford.

Swingin’ Medallions concert Saturday night at The Fred kicks off PTC Independence Day celebrations

The Swingin’ Medallions. Photo/Special.

Open Mic Winner Final Answer Band to open for the classic party band

One of the best-known party bands from the 1960s, the latest version of The Swingin’ Medallions will be in concert Saturday, July 2 at the Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater to kick off the Independence Day celebrations in Peachtree City.

The evening also features a performance from the 2011 Fred Open Mic Winner, Final Answer Band. Gates open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is available for the show through The Fred Box Office in Peachtree City, and online with TicketAlternative.com. Read More»

Letter critical of PTC Council's recreation firing ‘surprise’

The Peachtree City Council hashes out their decision at last week’s council meeting. From left are council members Vanessa Fleisch, Doug Sturbaum, Don Haddix and Kim Learnard. Not pictured is councilman Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

City Manager: goal to improve recreation services

The reorganization of Peachtree City’s recreation employees, including the elimination of two positions, has led one resident to author a critical letter to the City Council.
George Martin, a former recreation commissioner for the city, noted that the reorganization and the elimination of positions held by Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo and Recreation Facilities Manager Scott Christopher was a “virtual secret” kept from citizens until the vote. Read More»

PTC eyes $2 million in equipment, projects for ’12

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington. Photo/John Munford.

Faced with necessary and critical infrastructure repair and maintenance, along with vehicle replacements, Peachtree City is poised to use financing in the coming year to the tune of $2 million or more.

So far the figure adds up to some $1.76 million, but the figure is expected to climb after having an independent analysis of city infrastructure, officials said at Monday’s budget workshop between city staff and the City Council. Read More»

Councilman Imker: Sam’s Club not hurting PTC

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker in file photo.

Contrary to popular belief, Peachtree City isn’t losing that much in sales tax money when residents go shopping at the nearby Sam’s Club, according to Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker.

At Monday’s city budget meeting, Imker explained that he calculated that the city might be losing about $100,000 a year in sales tax revenue.

“It’s not the end of the world folks,” Imker said. Read More»

PTC to close Battery Way boat docks area during 4th

Move needed to alleviate ‘significant overcrowding’

As July 4th nears, so does Peachtree City’s annual parade and the nighttime fireworks celebration over picturesque Lake Peachtree.

Some may find it a little bit more challenging to get to their preferred lakeside viewing spot this year as the area around the Battery Way boat docks will be closed to all vehicles, including golf carts, autos, boats and trailers.

The move is necessary to avoid “significant crowding” that has occurred in previous years, city officials said. Read More»

PTC shifts more money to tree removal

Storms knocked down bigger trees that require contractor aid

Since Peachtree City had spent its entire budgeted amount for contracted tree removal, the City Council agreed to shift more funding to cover the rest of the year.

Last week council voted to shift $28,000 in city reserves, which also covers some $8,000 in street supplies that had already been shifted towards the tree removal instead. Read More»

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