Peachtree City

Bluegrass and arts and crafts at Shakerag

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City will once again be filled with the sounds of bluegrass as ‘The Fred’ hosts the Shakerag Bluegrass Festival in conjunction with the 33rd annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival, Sept. 18 and 19. The festival will feature eight bands over the two days including Saturday’s headliner Steel String Session from Tennessee, while local favorite Bullsboro caps off the weekend Sunday night. Read More»

PTC likely to eliminate voice control for pets

Peachtree City pet owners may soon lose the ability to keep their pets under voice control.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, officials will consider adopting a requirement that all pets be leashed when off their owner’s property. Read More»

Vote postponed on study to widen Crosstown Road

Funds to study a potential widening of Crosstown Road in Peachtree City are temporarily on hold.

The Fayette County Commission was ready Thursday night to vote on funding for that study, but the matter was postponed after the formal request and documentation from the city were not received in time for the meeting.

Peachtree City officials think the study will cost about $20,000. The city wants the county to pay for the study with funds remaining from the 2004 countywide transportation special local option sales tax. Read More»

Latest PTC celltower rules up for study Monday

The latest revision of Peachtree City’s new celltower ordinance will be discussed at Monday night’s meeting of the planning commission.

One of the newest tweaks will allow cellphone towers to be built on land zoned general commercial or office industrial as long as the lot is at least five acres and the fire marshal must review and approve the location of the support structure and access path to the structure to make sure emergency access is adequate. Read More»

Hwy. 74-Paschall cart path tunnel now open

Hwy. 74-Paschall cart path tunnel now open

The cart path tunnel underneath Ga. Highway 74 at Paschall Road is now officially open.

The tunnel structure itself has been finished since the widening of Hwy. 74 from two to six lanes was completed last year. But the city had to go in behind the project to attach the cart path approaches on both sides of the tunnel.

This turned out to be a more lengthy effort than originally anticipated because of right of way issues involving not just the tunnel but the stretch of path that goes northward from the tunnel toward The Avenue shopping center. Read More»

PTC planners to discuss open space rezonings

An update of Peachtree City’s land use and zoning maps will include changes to a host of city-owned parcels of land that are currently zoned for open space.

The rezonings will only affect city-owned parcels; no private property will be rezoned as a part of the new land use and zoning maps that will be considered this month by the city planning commission and city council.

The new maps and new parcel zonings will be discussed at Monday night’s meeting of the city planning commission.

The commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m. and the meeting is open to the public. Read More»

Mr. Michael Robert Sage of Peachtree City

Mr. Michael Robert Sage of Peachtree City died September 7, 2010.

Mr. Sage was an executive recruiter for the Robert Sage & Associates Company.

He is survived by his brothers, Randy Sage and his wife Nancy of Peachtree City; Mark Sage and his wife Cathy of Tarpon Springs, FL; nieces and nephews, Craig Sage; Katy Sage; Chris Sage and Brandon Sage.

Mr. Sage was cremated and there were no local services.

Carl J Mowell & Son Peachtree City (www.mowellfuneralhome.com)

Leona Edna "Lee" Johnson, 88, Peachtree City

Leona Edna "Lee" Johnson, 88, Peachtree City, died Aug. 30, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Johnson, brothers, Mike and Shorty Zimbelman, and a sister, Tillie Kennedy. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with Chaplain Mangham officiating. Survivors include sons Robert and Joanne Johnson, and Larry and Kim Johnson; grandchildren, Jody and Lee Hamlett, Jennifer and James Chambers, Katie and Scott Kostuck, Jamie and Jason Moore, Cory Johnson, and Matthew Johnson; five great-grandchildren;  one sister; and three sisters-in-law. Read More»

PTC website named one of best in Ga.

Peachtree City’s website has been named one of the top Georgia local government websites by Juggle.com, an online encyclopedia and reference website.

Juggle.com’s review of local government websites extended to both web design and content.

This year the city began broadcasting City Council meetings on the site, and the main page often offers one-stop shopping for those looking for upcoming local events. Read More»

Hwy. 74S detour starts Friday night

This weekend a section of Ga. Highway 74 will be closed to allow the installation of pipes underneath the road at Crosstown Road.

The detour will begin Friday at 11 p.m. and remain in effect through 11 p.m. Sunday night, according to an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists will be detoured around the area on Crosstown Road, south Peachtree Parkway, Robinson Road and Redwine Road to get back onto Hwy. 74, officials said. Read More»

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