Peachtree City

New PTC economic chief faces big challenges, modest budget

Peachtree City’s new economic development coordinator is proposing to start with a modest $75,000 budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

With those funds, Joey Grisham will be starting up an operation that will focus heavily on retail recruiting to address vacancies in the city’s retail buildings. Read More»

PTC economy guru to focus on retail, industry

Helping improve Peachtree City’s retail economy is one of the larger tasks on the plate of Joey Grisham, the city’s newly-hired economic development coordinator.

Grisham also said he is looking forward to “getting to know” local industries and identifying any expansion plans to determine how the city can assist those companies.

As a retail market consultant, Grisham has developed a large network of contacts with realtors, developers, site location consultants, retailers, and corporations that will be of benefit to Peachtree City, officials said. Read More»

Expansion approved for PTC's Southside Church

Buffer issues settled; master plan to be presented in future

With confusion over a tree save buffer cleared up, the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday approved a plan to expand a building at Southside Church at the intersection of Robinson Road and Ebenezer Road.

The confusion resulted from a 1992 site plan approval for the property when it was owned by Braelinn Baptist Church. The actual plan map showed a 100 foot tree save area, part of which Southside Church had planned to build in. Read More»

Injuries avoided when car crashes into store

No one was injured when a Sharpsburg man accidentally drove through the front door of the Lenscrafters at The Avenue shopping center in Peachtree City early Thursday afternoon, police said.

There were people inside the business at the time, but they escaped injury when the vehicle crashed through the front, police said.

The driver was identified as B.J. Curry, 73, of Sharpsburg. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said in a news release late Thursday.

Mrs. Martha Bonnelle Preston, age 89 of Peachtree City

Mrs. Martha Bonnelle Preston

Mrs. Martha Bonnelle Preston, age 89, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Southland Health & Rehab Center in Peachtree City. Read More»

Pennington announced as next PTC manager

Veteran has 32 years experience, wants 'high performance, citizen friendly organization"

Peachtree City’s next city manager comes with a wealth of experience, with some 32 years under his belt in eight different cities.

Dr. James Leonard Pennington most recently served as City Manager in Hartsville, S.C. where he served eight and a half years.

The city released background information on Pennington including his application and references at Thursday night’s abbreviated meeting of the city council. The employment agreement between the city and Pennington is expected to be approved by council at its March 3 meeting. Read More»

Heber Blaine “Bud” Bankhead, 92, of Peachtree City

Heber Blaine “Bud” Bankhead, 92, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on February 15, 2011.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Patricia C. Bankhead and his 3 daughters Jan Guilbeau & husband Lyle, Cindy Clements & husband Mike & Debbie Bankhead; 5 grandchildren Jennifer, Landon, Cameron, Travis and Brittany. Read More»

Peachtree City’s Historical Concepts wins 2011 Shutze Awards for Classical & Urban Design

The Hockaday residence in Richmond Hill, Ga., a design winner by Historical Concepts of Peachtree City. Photo/Historical Concepts.

An architectural firm with deep and long roots in Peachtree City, has won two prestigious design awards. Historical Concepts, a traditional architecture and planning firm at 430 Prime Point, Peachtree City, has won two 2011 Shutze Awards for design excellence. Read More»

. . . Meanwhile just across the street . . .

. . . Meanwhile just across the street . . .

Workers put the new sign up for Fresh Market, which is taking the place of the “baby Kroger” at Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway on the northeast corner. Fresh Market is projecting a March 9 grand opening. Photo/Betsy Tyler, Peachtree City Public Information Officer.

Making way for Walgreens on one PTC corner, while . . .

Making way for Walgreens on one PTC corner, while . . .

A fixture on the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway for many years, Ruby Tuesday restaurant is being demolished to make way for a Walgreens drugstore three times the size of the eatery. Local resident Mary Giles saw this Feb. 16 and notified Peachtree City Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler, who shot the photo and made it available to The Citizen. While one building is being gutted to make way for another . . .

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