Peachtree City

PTC resident wins 2011 Global Media Award from ShelterBox

Christopher Dawson, CNN producer and Tom Henderson, ShelterBox founder. Photo/Joyce Boghosian

ShelterBox USA has presented CNN producer, Christopher Dawson with its 2011 Global Media Award for his efforts in delivering thorough and accurate coverage of the relief efforts that took place immediately following the earthquake in Haiti last January.  Read More»

New PTC light may get 'free' solar panel

When it comes to Peachtree City projects, the word “free” isn’t often bandied about.

In this case, however, Peachtree City could be saving $16,000 if the Georgia Department of Transportation is able to pitch in with some help.

The $16,000 represents the cost it would take for utility companies to route a power line to the location of a brand-new flashing yellow caution light that will be built at the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex on Ga. Highway 74 south. Read More»

PTC loses $518K grant for gateway bridge

Brown favors $1.5M project to enhance shopping in the area

The price tag for Peachtree City’s proposed “gateway” cart path bridge over Ga. Highway 54 West has become even more expensive. The city has lost a $518,000 grant for the project, so an estimated $1.5 million is needed for the project to become a reality. Read More»

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

It wasn’t enough to close schools for the day, but Thursday morning’s snow added some ambiance to go with the cool temperatures in Peachtree City. Path users either bundled up for their walk/jog/run like this duo, or they put the flaps down on their carts to stay warm. Photo/John Munford.

What a site

What a site

Construction continues on the assembly building/office complex for Sany America, the U.S. arm of the Chinese Sany heavy equipment company. Even though the facility will not yet be complete, a ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Feb. 28 in which local, regional and state officials will welcome Sany corporate officials and others from the Hunan Province in China. The campus is located off Ga. Highway 74 south of Cooper Lighting. Photo/John Munford.

PTC says 'no thanks' to paving proposal

The benefit of a school bus route shortcut was not enough to convince the Peachtree City Council last week to support paving Sims Road, a gravel road that would connect to Astoria Lane in the Kedron Hills neighborhood.

Sims Road is outside of the city’s jurisdiction in the unincorporated county, and since only a handful of people live on the road the Fayette County Commission last year asked the city if it wanted the road paved or not, as the commission is looking to prioritize its road paving projects. Read More»

Bigger Gathering Place would cost more

A proposal to expand the Gathering Place recreation center in Peachtree City would increase its operating costs but also increase revenue, according to projects city staff shared with the city council last week.

The operating expenses would increase from $148,000 a year to $246,000, assuming there are four part-time and evening staffers to help with customer service and maintenance for the additional classes and facility rentals. Read More»

Kedron ASP celebrates Mozart's birthday

Amelia Fox, second grade; Kalil Fox, second grade; Thomas Keohane (Mozart), second grade; and Brianna Doty, third grade, paint to Mozart’s music.

At a mere 255 years of age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart celebrated his birthday last month with after school program (ASP) students at Kedron Elementary.

The students have celebrated Mozart’s birthday on January 27 for the last nine years. Since Mozart could not be there in person, a student dressed up like the composer and walked around the school answering questions about him and directing everyone to the birthday party.

As part of the celebration, students created paintings while listening to Mozart’s masterpieces, letting their brushes glide against the paper to the music. Read More»

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Davis and is survived by her daughter and son in-law, Martha and Dennis M. “Mike” Yearty, Sr. of Peachtree City; son and daughter in-law, Harold L. “Sonny” and Judy Davis of Brookhaven; Read More»

Hwy. 74S lane closing planned Monday, Tuesday

Motorists urged to avoid area if possible

One lane on Ga. Highway 74 south near the Flat Creek bridge will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 15, for construction purposes, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»