Peachtree City

PTC company sued by feds; Wilden Plastics charged with wage discrimination, retaliation

Gerresheimer Wilden Plastics (USA) L.P., a glass and plastics manufacturer based in Peachtree City, Ga., violated federal law when it paid an African-American employee less than non-blacks for performing equal work and then fired her in retaliation for complaining about the discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced Sept. 27. Read More»

Marsha Ann Christine Bentley Chafardon, 58, of Peachtree City

Marsha Ann Christine Bentley Chafardon, 58, of Peachtree City, GA died on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

She was born February 22, 1952 in Chester, PA to Layman "Fireball" Richard Bentley and the late Marcella Ann Dolezal Bentley. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and for her love of her relatives, life, nature and patriotism. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by infant son, Gregory Francis Chafardon. Read More»

Great Georgia Air Show arrives Oct. 9 and 10

You can just feel the excitement in the air at Falcon Field in Peachtree City and on Oct. 9 and 10, you will be able to see it.

The countdown has begun, and the 13th Annual Great Georgia Air Show (GGAS) is ready for take-off.

And with a line-up of events featuring gravity-defying jets, thundering jet trucks, vintage warbirds and a one-of-a-kind wingwalking performance organizers are bracing for what could be the “most exciting show yet.” Read More»

Kedron students celebrate Constitution Week

Kedron students celebrate Constitution Week

Students at Kedron Elementary School wore red, white and blue as they celebrated the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the United States constitution. Students were able to participate in many patriotic activities to honor the day. Pictured are Kylie Dickinson, Shannyn Smith, Annisten Leone, Clarence White, Joseph Goss, Christine Kim, Jacob Cabrey, Emmie Cabrey and Sydney Roberts. Photo/Special.

Christian music concert in PTC, Saturday

Holy Trinity Council 8081 of the Knights of Columbus announces that it is sponsoring a Christian music concert at the Frederick Brown Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct 2. The performers are Dove Award winning group Downhere along with Chris Sleigh and Finding Favour. They are bringing their You’re Not Alone Tour to Peachtree City.

Special Guests include Second Chance featuring Joyce Gruschow and OPEN24. Read More»

PTC man speaks out on federal indictment

Gresham accused of bilking millions in currency trading scheme

Former Peachtree City resident Elton A. (E.A.) Gresham has been indicted by a federal grand jury alleging that he defrauded investors of $15.8 million. The Sept. 21 indictment filed in federal court in Dallas said Gresham’s Ponzi scheme has resulted in 10 counts of aiding and abetting mail fraud relating to a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) program. Gresham on Friday told The Citizen that more than $14 million has gone back to investors, adding that he plans to make full restitution to the others. Read More»

Emerging artists at Shakerag

Emerging artists at Shakerag

One of the many booths at last weekend’s Shakerag Festival in Peachtree City gave visitors the chance to paint ceramic pieces and make them their own. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Gas golf cart ban still in works for PTC

A proposal to ban all gas golf carts in Peachtree City after 10 years is not dead.

At last week’s City Council meeting, Councilman Eric Imker said several residents have asked Read More»

PTC sewer increase to be proposed

At its October 11 meeting, the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority will be discussing a possible rate hike for sewer customers.

WASA General Manager Stephen Hogan said this week that the discussion will include several options and variables, but the system’s revenues have fallen over the past several years. Meanwhile, expenses have kept increasing between 3 and 5 percent each year, outpacing the revenue, Hogan said. Read More»

Recycling doubles in PTC

Recycling volume triples after companies required to offer it to all residents

The recently-adopted requirement for all waste haulers in Peachtree City to offer recycling has paid big dividends, according to city statistics.

The city’s recycling rate has doubled from 23 percent to 46 percent. Moreover, the recycling increase has led to an increase in the amount of material diverted from the landfill, with the number jumping from 4 percent before the recycling options were required to 12 percent after.

The city does not mandate that residents recycle, but each waste hauling company operating in the city is required to offer curbside recycling pickup. Read More»

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