Peachtree City

UPDATE: Former PTC mayor sues current mayor for libel

In this composite, former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon is at left; current Mayor Don Haddix at right. File photos.

Current PTC mayor claimed predecessor was ‘drunk at meetings’

UPDATED for print edition — Former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon is suing current Mayor Don Haddix over an email to a city staffer in which Haddix said Logsdon “drank a lot and came to meetings drunk.”

Haddix served on the City Council for two years — 2008 and 2009 — while Logsdon was mayor. Haddix ran for mayor in 2009, while Logsdon did not seek reelection.

The email message, written Feb. 22 of this year, was sent to then-economic development coordinator Joey Grisham, according to the lawsuit, which was filed May 19 in Fayette County Superior Court. Read More»

PTC cuts walking signs to 6 days a year

Joan Houghton (standing) speaks to the City Council May 19. Photo/John Munford.

A handful of Peachtree City businesses that have been using mascots and other “sign holders” along the road are going to have to find a different marketing ploy.

Such efforts will now be limited to no more than six days a year under an ordinance approved by the City Council Thursday night.

The rules will also apply to non-profit agencies such as youth athletic teams doing car washes, which often deploy roadside signs to drum up business. Read More»

Fire station cost up another $50K

The expansion and renovation of the Satterthwaite Fire Station in Peachtree City is getting more expensive.

Another $50,000 was approved for the project to cover the cost of blasting through rock and the need to replace “unsuitable soil” discovered during construction.

The project includes the addition of a separate crew quarters (whereas currently male and female firefighters bunk in the same area). Also, the project involves connecting to the city’s sewer system near Crabapple Lane Elementary.

The initial bid for the project was $707,000. Read More»

Road abandonment sought for senior apartments

The Peachtree City Council has agreed to consider abandoning a cul-de-sac that would be completely surrounded by a new senior apartment development in the Kedron Village area.

Developer NorSouth Properties said it is willing to exchange either a strip of land along Ga. Highway 74 or to compensate the city monetarily for the road. Read More»

PTC green-lights temporary signs for movie, film productions

Movie and television productions in Peachtree City are getting a rare OK from the city: permission to place temporary signs in city right of way. Read More»

Lawn equipment stolen in storage burglary

Peachtree City Police are investigating the theft of more than $5,000 in lawn equipment stolen in the early morning hours May 11 from Citadel Storage on Dividend Drive. A video surveillance camera at the location showed a male wearing tan pants and a hoodie remove the equipment from two of the four entered trailers after the locks had been cut. Read More»

Equipment stolen at PTC storage facility

Peachtree City Police are investigating the theft of more than $5,000 in lawn equipment stolen in the early morning hours May 11 from Citadel Storage on Dividend Drive. A video surveillance camera at the location showed a male wearing tan pants and a hoodie remove the equipment from two of the four entered trailers after the locks had been cut. Read More»

‘Bubble’ costs, ‘walking signs’ on PTC’s Thursday night agenda

Peachtree City officials are expected to reveal Thursday night whether the cost of replacing the “bubble” over the Kedron pools will skyrocket.

Labeled the “air support structure” on the council agenda, the sole bid for the project came in $96,000 over budget already, but there is the potential for a larger cost overrun depending on whether additional work is needed to secure the structure. The total bid came in at $346,000.

The matter will be discussed at the City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Read More»

On Memorial Day, bring old cell phones, chargers to help troops call home

Last year's crowd of more than 1,000 spectators. This year they can be more than just spectators by donating their old cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Photo/Special.

Anyone who has served in the military, or who has had a loved one deployed in the military, knows how important a phone call home can be. On Memorial Day, anyone coming to the Peachtree City celebration can help ensure that deployed troops get plenty of phone calls home. The event will be accepting Cell Phones for Soldiers.

People can bring their old, defunct cell phones and place them in a collection bin. Memorial Day organizers will get them to a local drop-off point. Read More»

Should grand jury investigate Hearn?

The public comment portion of the meeting of county commissioners on May 12 was revealing. The comments were primarily directed at Commissioner Lee Hearn, who was absent. The comments were critical of his appointment of his first cousin Addison Lester III to the election board and the fact he did not reveal his relationship to Mr. Lester. In fact he tried to hide that information by stating he knew Mr. Lester from church. Read More»

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