Peachtree City

Imker wants redo on sewer rate hike

Some residents want to dissolve WASA over doubling of sewer bills

Several citizens Thursday night asked the Peachtree City Council to dissolve its Water and Sewer Authority in light of sewer fee hikes approved last week that will in many cases double the bills Read More»

PTC approves new celltower ordinance

Handful of residents upset at ban on public comments

The latest changes to Peachtree City’s next celltower ordinance were approved Thursday night by the City Council.

The ordinance requires that all new antennas, even if they are going on an existing building, be reviewed by the planning commission and City Council for final approval.

Several residents expressed disappointment after Mayor Don Haddix announced he was not taking public comment on the ordinance, which has been the subject of a number of meetings this year between the City Council and the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Read More»

PTC sacks commission change

A plan hatched by Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix to perhaps avoid a 1 percent sales tax for regional transportation initiatives is likely dead in the water after his own city council voted a measure down 3-2.

Haddix proposed petitioning the Fayette County Commission to initiate a process that would result in Fayette County leaving the Atlanta Regional Commission planning agency and joining the Three Rivers Regional Commission instead.

That would have lumped Fayette County with Coweta and a host of other rural counties south of Atlanta including Spalding, Upson and Heard counties. Read More»

Ex-boyfriend, out on probation, admits to golf cart assault

Ex-boyfriend, out on probation, admits to golf cart assault

Suspect set ex-girlfriend's cart on fire; 2 victims escaped with no major injuries

A jilted boyfriend has admitted to brazenly assaulting his former girlfriend Read More»

Technical Sergeant Donald L. Mims, U.S. Air Force retired, of Peachtree City

Technical Sergeant Donald L. Mims, U.S. Air Force retired, of Peachtree City, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

Don was preceded in death by siblings Mary Rossi; Bill Mims and Larry Mims. Read More»

Cyber-bullying surfaces at Booth Middle

Cyber-bullying is a trend nationwide and Fayette County is no exception. A short-lived website called “Booth Middle School Lists” surfaced last week and was shut down a few days later. Aside from other information on the site, its originators also included a list entitled “I’m a fag” along with doctored photos of some students. Read More»

PTC takes another crack at final celltower rules

The latest changes to Peachtree City’s next celltower ordinance are expected to be approved Thursday night by the City Council.

At the request of council, the ordinance requires that all new antennas, even if they are going on an existing building, be reviewed by the planning commission and City Council before they are approved. A prior version of the ordinance allowed antennas on buildings without towers to be approved by city staff alone. Read More»

That’s a lot of feet

That’s a lot of feet

Nearly 1,700 runners took to the streets and cart paths of Peachtree City Saturday morning as part of the annual PTC Classic Road Race. The event featured a 5K and 15K race hosted by the Peachtree City Running Club. The club supports various community initiatives including assistance for non-profit organizations and the local police and fire departments. See results at www.thecitizensports.com. Photo/John Munford.

PTC Classic winner crosses finish line

PTC Classic winner crosses finish line

Deanna McCurdy, 36, of Peachtree City was cheered across the finish line as the overall winner of the 15K PTC Classic Road Race Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Peachtree City Running Club. The overall winner in the men’s division was Jeffrey Zickus of Atlanta. Photo/John Munford.

Why Smith and Steele are complaining

Our political leadership within the county has begun a debate on issues that are of the utmost importance to the future well-being of our county and our quality of life, so please pay attention. County Commission Chairman Jack Smith and Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele are forced to go on the offensive in an attempt to defend their past actions. Read More»

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