Peachtree City

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»

PTC man arrested in rape of 15 year-old

Twenty year-old Peachtree City resident Michael Long has been charged with the Sept. 19 rape of a 15 year-old Peachtree City girl. The incident occurred as the girl was sleeping in a tent in the backyard of a residence where she had attended a party.

On September 20 at approximately 4 p.m. the Peachtree City Police Department was notified by Piedmont Fayette Hospital that a 15 year-old juvenile victim was at their facility, and was alleging that she had been raped during the early morning hours at a home in Peachtree City, said Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

PTC has lowest violent crime rate in metro area

Peachtree City has the lowest rate of violent crime in metro Atlanta for the 2009 calendar year, according to statistics released recently by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The city recorded just 18 such crimes in 2009, which averages out to .51 per 1,000 residents. Read More»

Federal grand jury indicts PTC man for bilking 90 investors out of $15.8 million

DALLAS – U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas announced a federal grand jury indictment was returned charging Eldon A. Gresham, Jr., of Peachtree City, Ga., with 10 counts of mail fraud concerning a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) scam. Read More»

Margaret Peggy Auxier, age 48 of Peachtree City

Margaret Peggy Auxier, age 48 of Peachtree City

Mrs. Margaret Peggy Auxier, age 48 of Peachtree City, Georgia, passed away at her residence on September 11, 2010 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.  She was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on February 17, 1962, the daughter of Dr. John W. Merrick and Carol Hough Merrick.  Read More»

Samuel R. Phillips, 95, of Peachtree City

Samuel R. Phillips, 95

 Samuel R. Phillips, 95, of Peachtree City died September 19, 2010.  Sam was born in Fairburn, GA in 1915. He received his B.S. in Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech and an advanced management degree from Harvard. He was Assistant Director of theTextile Division of Uniroyal in New York City, and then President of Latex Fiber Industries in Beaver Falls, New York, until retiring to Peachtree City in 1980.  Read More»

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