Peachtree City

Booth Science Olympiad team wins state title

Booth Science Olympiad team wins state title

The JC Booth Science Olympiad team took first place in the state competition held in Augusta. The team is now busy preparing for the national competition to be held in Madison, Wisc. on May 21. The team consists of 15 students in grades 7-9 and are supervised by Booth's gifted Science teacher, Tammy Pakulski. Photo/Special.

Booth Beta Club helping animal shelter

Booth Beta Club helping animal shelter

JC Booth Beta Club students have been making friendship bracelets with all proceeds going to the Fayette County Animal Shelter. Pictured are Natasha McCluhan, coordinator of the effort, and Marie McCauley. In December, the girls took $125 to the shelter to help with medical costs. They are still working hard to raise more money to turn in at the end of the school year. Photo/Special.

Landscaping to ‘soften’ 74S sound walls

$50,000 grant from DOT requires no extra city funding

A $50,000 grant is in the works to add landscaping for Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City.

The big news is that the grant will “soften” one of the most harsh features of the newly-widened highway: the sound walls on the east side of the road.

Perhaps just as significant is there is no local match required. Which is to say the city doesn’t have to kick in any of its own money toward the project.

Community Development Director David Rast said he is curious to see how much the city can accomplish with the grant, which is being bestowed by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»

PTC Kiwanis golf tournament set for this Wednesday

PTC Kiwanis golf tournament set for this Wednesday

On Wednesday, April 20 the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City will sponsor its 22nd Annual Spring Golf Tournament at Planterra Ridge Golf Club. In addition to receiving numerous “give-aways” participants in the 4-Person Scramble Format will compete for $2,200 in prize money, plus try their luck for outstanding Hole-In-One prizes. A putting contest and silent auction will also be held. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Box lunches will be provided. For additional information call Cliff Schmidt at 770-631-8521. Photo/Special.

American Legion Post 50 helps put old Old Glories to rest

American Legion Post 50 helps put old Old Glories to rest

American Legion Post 50 dedicated a Flag Retirement Box by the Veteran’s Memorial at Peachtree City City Hall on Thursday. The box is available for all citizens to deposit their old U.S. flags for proper retirement. From left are Jim Ryan, senior member of American Legion Post 50, Adjutant Ted Dirkschneider, Commander Arnie Geiger and 4th District Senior Vice President and Past Commander of American Legion Post 50 Jim O’Brien. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Ga. Supreme Court to rule on PTC annexation

The legitimacy of a 2007 annexation in northwest Peachtree City will be decided by the Georgia Supreme Court.

Attorneys for each party participated in oral arguments last week, advancing their position on the matter. City resident David Worley, himself an attorney, is hoping to overturn the annexation, which would add 1,125 homes on 779 acres west of Ga. Highway 74 and north of the current terminus of MacDuff Parkway. Read More»

Recoat project OK’d for Peachtree City City Hall

A project to recoat the exterior of Peachtree City’s City Hall building was approved by the City Council at its April 7 meeting.

The exterior needs to be re-sealed every so often to prevent drainage problems like the one experienced several years back that required a significant modification to the interior of council chambers, officials said.

The lowest qualified bidder was Engineered Restoration, Inc. Read More»

Event on April 30 seeks old prescriptions for disposal

Check your cabinets for those out-of-date and no-longer-used prescription bottles.

And instead of flushing those drugs down the drain, put them aside for the Prescription Drug Take Back event April 30 at Shakerag Knoll next to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At last year’s “pill drop” event, Peachtree City residents disposed of an astonishing 193 pounds of medication. The drugs were disposed of via incineration. Read More»

PTCPD hosting junior police academy in June

This June the Peachtree City Police Department will again host a Junior Police Academy, a week-long and hands-on peek into police work for local students between 12 and 17 years old.

The academy will provide basic information about the police profession and the daily operations of the Peachtree City Police Department. Participants will have the chance to take part in hands-on training in many aspects of law enforcement, including a ride-along with an officer. Read More»

Omega Books selling tickets to Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House and Gardens

Rene Mittenzwei, Store Manager Omega Books is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House & Gardens again this year. Photo/ Special.

Omega Books, Peachtree City is selling advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House & Gardens.
Beginning Saturday, April 16 tickets are $25.    

 The 2011 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens opens Saturday, April 16 continuing through May 8. 

Presented by the Atlanta Symphony Associates, this magnificent showcase of designer talent comprises 29 elegant rooms and outdoor spaces in a breathtaking new home on West Wesley Road. Read More»

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