Peachtree City

PTC to vote Thursday for blinking yellow lights at Baseball-Soccer Complex

In a bid to prevent a tragic auto crash, the Peachtree City Council is expected to vote Thursday night to spend $8,298 to install yellow flashing beacons on Ga. Highway 74 for the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex. Read More»

More interest for PTC?

Councilman Imker urges 2-year CDs for higher returns

Peachtree City might start putting some of its cash savings in two-year certificates of deposit in the hopes of getting more in return for interest earnings.

City Councilman Eric Imker has urged such a policy change, suggesting it could provide the city with an additional $150,000 a year.

However, it’s not as simple as using two-year CDs. A state law restricts governing bodies such as city councils from “binding” future councils, so any such policy has to abide by that principle, according to City Attorney Ted Meeker. Read More»

Big storm yields little damage

Wednesday night’s blustery thunderstorm yielded no major damage in Peachtree City.

It did, however, leave a bit of a mess.

Public Works crews were out very early Thursday morning after mud began to wash over Rockaway Road, said Public Works Director Mark Caspar. A backhoe was used to clear the mud, he said.

Also, crews were out all day Thursday removing fallen trees, some of which had fallen on roads. Still others had fallen on the cart paths, he said.

“We didn’t really have any damage other than debris and tree cleanup,” Caspar said. Read More»

McIntosh grad is USC Salutatorian

McIntosh grad named USC Salutatorian

Craig Western, a Peachtree City resident and graduate of McIntosh High, has been named Salutatorian of the University of Southern California Class of 2011. Craig will graduate summa cum laude on May 13 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, having maintained a 3.99 grade point average. Read More»

PTC Police seminar to focus on Internet safety, gang issues

Parents of middle schoolers urged to attend, but open to all

Parents wanting to be up to speed on Internet safety and gang issues should put Tuesday, May 17 on their calendars.

That’s when the Peachtree City Police Department is offering such information in a community forum at J.C. Booth Middle School from 7-8:30 p.m.

The program is free and there is no limit to the number of people who can attend, police said. The event will take place in the school’s cafeteria. Read More»

5th annual Law Enforcement essay winner at Kedron

5th annual Law Enforcement essay winner at Kedron

Fifth grade student, Eric Flandermeyer, won the District Attorney's 5th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Essay/Art Contest at Kedron Elementary School. Flandermeyer, a student in Mrs. Lynne Tait's class, wrote about the dangerous and selfless job that our police officers have. "We should honor the police" is the main thought of Flandermeyer's essay. Flandermeyer will attend the Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet on May 5, where his essay will compete with others from students in Fayette County. Read More»

Lucille George Bailey, age 83, of Peachtree City

Lucille George Bailey, age 83, of Peachtree City went to be with her Lord and Saviour on April 28, 2011.

Lucille was born November 3, 1927 in Enoree, SC, the daughter of Franklin Augustus George and Annie Mae Jones, deceased, and sister of Charles George, deceased. Read More»

Five things to look for in sunglasses

By John L Henahan, OD, FAAO
Special to The Citizen

Spring has finally sprung, and the pollen is diminishing to the point that you actually want to go outside, so it is time to consider how you will protect your eyes this summer. Here are the top things to look for when purchasing sunglasses. Read More»

Best Buy helps out Heritage of Peachtree

Best Buy helps out Heritage of Peachtree

Peachtree City Best Buy reaches out with free electronic help to Heritage of Peachtree.  Pictured with the “Geek Mobile” is: left to right front row: Dania Thompson, Chris Jobe, Sandra Bachmeier (Home Theatre Services Supervisor), Dezaray Lloyd.  back row: LeDavin Williams, Andrew McDowell, Michael Cousins, Mike Carmack, Jean Acomb

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