Peachtree City

Injuries avoided when car crashes into store

No one was injured when a Sharpsburg man accidentally drove through the front door of the Lenscrafters at The Avenue shopping center in Peachtree City early Thursday afternoon, police said.

There were people inside the business at the time, but they escaped injury when the vehicle crashed through the front, police said.

The driver was identified as B.J. Curry, 73, of Sharpsburg. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said in a news release late Thursday.

Mrs. Martha Bonnelle Preston, age 89 of Peachtree City

Mrs. Martha Bonnelle Preston

Mrs. Martha Bonnelle Preston, age 89, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Southland Health & Rehab Center in Peachtree City. Read More»

Pennington announced as next PTC manager

Veteran has 32 years experience, wants 'high performance, citizen friendly organization"

Peachtree City’s next city manager comes with a wealth of experience, with some 32 years under his belt in eight different cities.

Dr. James Leonard Pennington most recently served as City Manager in Hartsville, S.C. where he served eight and a half years.

The city released background information on Pennington including his application and references at Thursday night’s abbreviated meeting of the city council. The employment agreement between the city and Pennington is expected to be approved by council at its March 3 meeting. Read More»

Heber Blaine “Bud” Bankhead, 92, of Peachtree City

Heber Blaine “Bud” Bankhead, 92, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on February 15, 2011.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Patricia C. Bankhead and his 3 daughters Jan Guilbeau & husband Lyle, Cindy Clements & husband Mike & Debbie Bankhead; 5 grandchildren Jennifer, Landon, Cameron, Travis and Brittany. Read More»

Peachtree City’s Historical Concepts wins 2011 Shutze Awards for Classical & Urban Design

The Hockaday residence in Richmond Hill, Ga., a design winner by Historical Concepts of Peachtree City. Photo/Historical Concepts.

An architectural firm with deep and long roots in Peachtree City, has won two prestigious design awards. Historical Concepts, a traditional architecture and planning firm at 430 Prime Point, Peachtree City, has won two 2011 Shutze Awards for design excellence. Read More»

. . . Meanwhile just across the street . . .

. . . Meanwhile just across the street . . .

Workers put the new sign up for Fresh Market, which is taking the place of the “baby Kroger” at Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway on the northeast corner. Fresh Market is projecting a March 9 grand opening. Photo/Betsy Tyler, Peachtree City Public Information Officer.

Making way for Walgreens on one PTC corner, while . . .

Making way for Walgreens on one PTC corner, while . . .

A fixture on the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway for many years, Ruby Tuesday restaurant is being demolished to make way for a Walgreens drugstore three times the size of the eatery. Local resident Mary Giles saw this Feb. 16 and notified Peachtree City Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler, who shot the photo and made it available to The Citizen. While one building is being gutted to make way for another . . .

Cobb-Polizzi engagement

Rachel Allison Cobb engaged to Christopher Ian Jude Polizzi

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Robyn) Cobb of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Allison Cobb, to Christopher Ian Jude Polizzi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher (Deborah) Polizzi of Ormond Beach, Fla. 

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard McWilliams, Sr. of Forest Park, GA.She is a 2004 graduate of Starr's Mill High School and attended Georgia Southern University. She is currently employed by Atlantic Southeast Airlines in Atlanta as a flight attendant.  Read More»

N. Hwy. 74 rezoning for gas station gets PTC cold shoulder

A proposal to build a gas station and convenience store off Ga. Highway 74 North next to two subdivisions got an informal thumbs-down from the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

The development plan would require a rezoning from office-institutional to general commercial, which would not be in conformity with the city’s land use plan, according to Community Development Director David Rast. Read More»

Gateway bridge, Parkway-Crosstown fix on PTC agenda

At its meeting Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council is expected to make a decision on the future of improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road.

The possibilities range from adding turn lanes to a roundabout or even perhaps a traffic light, though council has resisted the latter based on constituent requests. Read More»