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What a site

What a site

Construction continues on the assembly building/office complex for Sany America, the U.S. arm of the Chinese Sany heavy equipment company. Even though the facility will not yet be complete, a ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Feb. 28 in which local, regional and state officials will welcome Sany corporate officials and others from the Hunan Province in China. The campus is located off Ga. Highway 74 south of Cooper Lighting. Photo/John Munford.

PTC says 'no thanks' to paving proposal

The benefit of a school bus route shortcut was not enough to convince the Peachtree City Council last week to support paving Sims Road, a gravel road that would connect to Astoria Lane in the Kedron Hills neighborhood.

Sims Road is outside of the city’s jurisdiction in the unincorporated county, and since only a handful of people live on the road the Fayette County Commission last year asked the city if it wanted the road paved or not, as the commission is looking to prioritize its road paving projects. Read More»

Bigger Gathering Place would cost more

A proposal to expand the Gathering Place recreation center in Peachtree City would increase its operating costs but also increase revenue, according to projects city staff shared with the city council last week.

The operating expenses would increase from $148,000 a year to $246,000, assuming there are four part-time and evening staffers to help with customer service and maintenance for the additional classes and facility rentals. Read More»

Kedron ASP celebrates Mozart's birthday

Amelia Fox, second grade; Kalil Fox, second grade; Thomas Keohane (Mozart), second grade; and Brianna Doty, third grade, paint to Mozart’s music.

At a mere 255 years of age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart celebrated his birthday last month with after school program (ASP) students at Kedron Elementary.

The students have celebrated Mozart’s birthday on January 27 for the last nine years. Since Mozart could not be there in person, a student dressed up like the composer and walked around the school answering questions about him and directing everyone to the birthday party.

As part of the celebration, students created paintings while listening to Mozart’s masterpieces, letting their brushes glide against the paper to the music. Read More»

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Davis and is survived by her daughter and son in-law, Martha and Dennis M. “Mike” Yearty, Sr. of Peachtree City; son and daughter in-law, Harold L. “Sonny” and Judy Davis of Brookhaven; Read More»

Hwy. 74S lane closing planned Monday, Tuesday

Motorists urged to avoid area if possible

One lane on Ga. Highway 74 south near the Flat Creek bridge will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 15, for construction purposes, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»

Heidi Turner wins PTC American Legion Post 50’s oratorical contest

From left, James Causey, vice commander and contest chairman; Heidi Turner, first place winner; and Arnie Geiger, Post 50 commander. Photo/Special.

American Legion Post 50 of Peachtree City held their local oratorical contest Jan. 22 and their first place winner is Heidi Turner; second place winner is Jordan Schumacher. Turner will be advancing to The American Legion district contest to be held in Griffin Feb. 17. Read More»

1,011 points . . . and counting

1,011 points . . . and counting

After scoring 24 points against Northgate on Saturday, McIntosh senior guard Laura Higgason reached 1,001 points in her career. After the game she was surrounded by family and teammates in a brief ceremony recognizing her achievement. On Monday night, she added 10 more points. For more on Higgason, see her story on TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

One dead, one injured in wreck at Hwy. 74/Aberdeen Pkwy.

Investigating officers stand between two of the four vehicles involved in the fatal collisions Wednesday morning in Peachtree City at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway. Photo/Dave Niebes.

Update: 5 p.m., Feb. 9 — Preliminary information supplied by the Peachtree City Police Dept. indicates that an East Point man, 37-year-old Thomas McGhee, was killed in the traffic accident that occurred Wednesday at approximately 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway.

Department spokesperson Mark Brown said McGhee at the time of the accident was traveling southbound on Ga. Highway 74. McGhee was pronounced dead at the scene, Brown said. Read More»

PTC police: Have they gone too soft?

Are PTC police too soft? Or just too busy harassing citizens to catch the real bad guys?

I was reading in the paper about the robbery that took place at the PeachMac store at The Avenue on Jan. 26. And how the police were able to pursue the suspect’s vehicle that left the scene, but terminated their pursuit along North Peachtree Parkway because the suspect was driving recklessly. Read More»

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