Peachtree City

PTC sets fees for celltower applications, funds cover engineering analysis

To cover the cost of an independent wireless consultant, the Peachtree City Council has established a new fee for reviewing permits for new cellphone towers and antennas.

A new tower application fee will cost $4,500 and applications to put an antenna will cost $2,000 to review. The review of applications to put an antenna on an existing celltower will cost $250.

The new fees were adopted unanimously Thursday night by the city council, along with approval of consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

PTC OK’s streetlight cell antennas for north Kedron area

A cutting edge initiative to improve cellular signals in north Peachtree City got the go-ahead from the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

Controversial Walgreens architecture up for vote Nov. 29 at PTC Planning Commission

The latest building elevations for a Walgreens Pharmacy at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will be unveiled at the Nov. 29 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The developer will be razing the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant to make way for the Walgreens, which will be located immediately next door to the Rite-Aid pharmacy. Read More»

Peachtree City kicks off big Hometown Holiday Dec. 4

Peachtree City Parks Crew gets the Great Christmas Tree ready for the official tree lighting at the culmination of the Hometown Holiday festivities on Saturday, Dec. 4. The tree is near City Hall. Photo/Betsy Tyler.

The holidays are upon us and once again Peachtree City invites you to celebrate in style with an evening full of entertainment for all ages.

From hunting candy canes, to music of the season, the tree lighting, and of course golf carts, don’t miss this annual Peachtree City tradition Saturday, Dec. 4.

Festivities will begin with the Candy Cane Hunt at 5:15 p.m. on Shakerag Knoll, located on McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Hometown Holiday continues at 6 p.m. with a musical program at “The Fred,” sponsored by Sam’s Club. Read More»

McIntosh High Academic Team makes ‘High Q’ history

Posing on the set of High Q following their history making victory are Scott Bradford, Karen Anderson, Nathan Pearson, and Logan Austin. Photo/Special.

Anyone watching “High Q” (the scholastic high school competition on WSB-TV Channel 2) on a recent Sunday afternoon witnessed history in the making as the McIntosh High Academic Team garnered the most points ever earned by a single team on the game show.

McIntosh scored 910 points to Grady High School’s respectable 460 points. Not only did McIntosh win, earning the highest score ever, but also the combined score of the two teams was the highest in the show’s 25-year history. Read More»

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron takes 1st & 2nd place in state competition

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron takes 1st & 2nd place in state competition

Peachtree City’s Civil Air Patrol squadron GA116 wins big again at state competition held at Dobbins ARB on Nov. 13, 2010.

The Drill Team, led by Cadet Capt. Dan Schulz, assisted by Cadet Mst. Sgt. Brandon Austin, won six out of seven events, in addition to first place overall.

Senior Civil Air Patrol members Lt. Col. Pete Schulz and Major Kelly Austin were there to assist cadets as needed.

GA116 Drill Team members were Cadets Austin, Davis, Dehan, Forero, Hogan, Hyeung, Kuneyl, McGraw, Moreno, Morrow, Owens, Roberts, Robinette and Schulz. Read More»

Mrs. Eloise Hampton, 70, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Eloise Hampton, 70, of Peachtree City, GA died November 17, 2010.

Eloise was born in Ohio and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband Phillip Delbert Hampton and her parents Walter James Hornung & Stella Mae McCreadie Hornung.

She is survived by her daughter Michelle Moreno of Peachtree City, GA ; grandson Marcus Moreno of Peachtree City, GA ; sister Janelle Statzer & husband Don of Carlsbad, CA and numerous nieces & nephews.

Mrs. Hampton was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Read More»

Lane named Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Dan Lane (left) with GASSP President-Elect Dr. Mark Wilson

The best assistant principal in the state, and possibly the nation, is at McIntosh High.

Dan Lane has been selected as Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP), and has been chosen to represent the state in the National Assistant Principal of the Year competition.

Each year GASSP selects an Assistant Principal of the Year at the middle and high school level, and chooses one to compete for the national title sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Read More»

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City, GA died November 15, 2010.

She was born in Atlanta, GA and was an early member of Park Street United Methodist Church in West End but most recently attended Peachtree City First Baptist Church. She retired as a comptroller at Bellsouth. Read More»

PTC eyes hiring celltower consultant on contract

To better evaluate proposals for new celltowers, Peachtree City plans to enter a contract with an engineer specializing in the analysis of such projects.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, approval is expected for an agreement with consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

Snavely’s fees will be covered by revenue from the new application fee that will be assessed on telecommunications companies seeking to erect new celltowers, according to a memo from City Attorney Ted Meeker.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

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