Peachtree City

PTC man arrested for fake cocaine, biting cop

A 19 year-old Peachtree City man was arrested April 9 on charges of committing two felonies and a misdemeanor after reportedly approaching several juveniles with fake cocaine then biting the officer attempting to take him into custody.

Corey McKoy, 19, of Peachtree City, was charged with sale of a counterfeit substance (felony), obstruction of an officer by injury (felony) and misdemeanor loitering. Read More»

'Walking sign' rules on hold pending poll of local businesses

What about charity carwash signs, other nonprofit events?

New restrictions on the use of “walking signs” in Peachtree City were put on hold by the city council at its meeting Thursday.

City staff was asked to look at creating an exception for non-profits and also to poll businesses on their current and potential future use of handheld “walking” signs.

But a majority of council appears set on instituting the new rules, with some significant concern about the potential for the hand-held signs to proliferate. Read More»

For rent: PTC Recreation Department office space

Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo heads the table in a meeting room being offered for rent to the public. Photo/Special.

Fayette County small businesses, home-based entrepreneurs or anyone else who needs an affordable place to meet clients or staff can now rent office space at the Recreation Administration building in Peachtree City.

Two rooms are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for a rental fee of $35 per hour. Read More»

Bowling alley coming to PTC's 74 South?

Planners to discuss proposal Monday; would require change in zoning restrictions

Is it possible that a bowling alley might become a neighbor to the Autozone on Peachtree City’s southside?

The answer is yes ... and no. Technically, the zoning conditions for the Wilshire Village retail area prohibit a bowling alley as a use.

However, the city is exploring the possibility of lifting that restriction for a proposed “Oasis Bowling Center” to come to Wilshire Village, which is located off Ga. Highway 74 south at Rockaway Road. Read More»

PTC planners to discuss junior box plans

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way will be discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The proposal from Trinity Development is to build four “junior box” retail stores ranging from 20,000 to 28,000 square feet each on the 14.3 acre site. Read More»

Officials field questions on particulars of Ga.’s gun laws

GeorgiaCarry official Jerry Henry (L) responds to a question while Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah looks on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The meeting room downstairs at the Peachtree City Library was full March 31 as Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah and GeorgiaCarry.org Executive Director Jerry Henry fielded residents’ questions on the particulars of current state law on carrying firearms.

Henry at the outset of the meeting referenced the passage of Senate Bill 308 in 2010 and how it expanded the places where a gun can be carried.

The questions quickly followed, with one resident asking about the use of deadly force and potential liability. Read More»

Council poised to limit use of all ‘walking’ signs in PTC

‘Will work . . . if PTC Council lets me’

For the past year or so, some businesses in Peachtree City have used employees or contractors to hold promotional signs along the road in an effort to drum up more business.

That practice may become significantly curtailed — perhaps even banned — after Thursday night’s City Council meeting. City staff is recommending that such walking signs, sometimes held by costumed mascots, be limited to four times a year and for no more than five consecutive days at a time, among other regulations. Read More»

Software soldiers pay in blood for foreign adventures

They say that, in the Bible, it states that there will be wars, and rumors of wars. Now, the Bible is older than old; but those words have been validated for centuries. And it seems that religion is somewhere meandered along the front lines of some of those battles.

Many a mother has gone to bed every night, with thoughts of a loved one lost in battle. And many a father has awakened each day, wondering if his son will ever return home.

Did the writer, or writers, of those biblical words, have a vision, or perhaps were they writing about their everyday lives? Read More»

COS’s Grace Flock Band to present concert Thursday

Members of Grace Flock Band pictured preparing for a past tour are: (seated) Susan Summers, Gary Pederson, Ginnie Weber; (kneeling) Karla Dietmeyer; (standing) Mark Summers, Lans Rothfusz, Karen Ladman, Christie Pederson, James Callison, Penny Kahley, Robin Merriman, Kathy Rothfusz and Frank Trembley. Not pictured are Karl Dietmeyer, Brandon Rothfusz and Preston Rothfusz. Photo/Special.

Members of GraceFlock Band, contemporary worship leaders at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, will present a concert Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The group leaves the next day on a concert trip to Florida.

Some of the music featured will be from their newest compact disc, “Life,” which they released at Thanksgiving. Their three compact discs (and songbooks) feature all original music by band members Gary Pederson and Lans Rothfusz. Read More»

All Saints Anglican Church’s ministry provides for needs of service personnel

Fred Smith (left) and assistant Dave West of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City discuss activities of the church’s “Soldier Care” ministry. The ministry collects and delivers snacks and other items to traveling military personnel at Hartsfield-Jackson airport through the USO. Smith has led the ministry since the formation of the church four years ago. Not pictured is another assistant Jim Adams. All Saints is at 225 South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

The “Soldier Care” ministry of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City works closely with the United Services Organization (USO) at Hartsfield-Jackson airport to provide for U.S. military personnel traveling to battlefields overseas. The general public is being asked to help in this important effort. Read More»