Peachtree City

PTC police hosting Facebook, online safety seminar

The Peachtree City Police Department is offering a class on online safety, particularly as it relates to the uber-popular social networking site Facebook.

The class will focus on features on Facebook and elsewhere online that can enhance safety and security, officials said. The class will be held Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the police department.

In addition to an overview of safety and security features, there will also be a question and answer session to discuss all online and Internet-related topics, officials said. Read More»

PTC to seek 54W landscaping grant

To fund landscaping along Ga. Highway 54 West, Peachtree City is going for the green. Dollars, that is.

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council approved submission of a grant application to fund a significant part of the cost for the landscaping. The project would start at the intersection with Ga. Highway 74 and go westward to the city limits. Read More»

Edward Eric “Ed” Persson, 88, of Peachtree City

Edward Eric “Ed” Persson, 88, of Peachtree City died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Read More»

Vrana named interim PTC manager

Vrana named interim PTC manager

Nikki Vrana, Peachtree City’s administrative services director, has been appointed to serve as the interim city manager with the pending retirement of current City Manager Bernie McMullen. Read More»

Cities want Haddix ousted from transportation group

The city councils of Peachtree City, Tyrone and Fayetteville voted Thursday night to ask for a new representative to be appointed to a regional transportation group Read More»

Lisa Mullin Lenhardt, 48, of Peachtree City

Lisa Mullin Lenhardt, 48, of Peachtree City, GA died November 3, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family.

Lisa was born in Alexandria, VA. She attended Mt. Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA; Averett College in Danville, VA and Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She was very active in the Starr's Mill High School Booster Club. Lisa was a very loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents M. Q. “Pete” Mullin & Marion Hicks Mullin. Read More»

Outgoing PTC city manager to ask council to appoint interim manager

With current City Manager Bernie McMullen retiring at the end of the year, the Peachtree City Council may be selecting an interim city manager at its regular meeting Thursday night.

McMullen’s last day is scheduled to be Dec. 31 after council accepted his resignation via a separation agreement at its Oct. 21 meeting.

McMullen is recommending the appointment of an interim city manager whom he can brief on “current issues,” which will ostensibly create a smoother transition. Read More»

PTC to seek $1.8 million SPLOST money for gateway cart bridge, Crosstown/Parkway junction fix?

Two big-budget transportation projects for Peachtree City will need money from the Fayette County Commission to proceed, as the city has no other method of funding them.

The Peachtree City Council is expected Thursday night to formally vote to petition the county for funding of both projects: improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road, and a new “gateway” cart path bridge across Ga. Highway 54 at the western city limits. Read More»

WASA defends sewer rate hikes in PTC

After dramatically raising its sewer rates last month, the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority had just four residents attend its meeting Monday evening.

Resident Doreen Helmen asked why the city’s sewer bills would be 63 percent higher than those for residents in the city of Fayetteville. Read More»

Seniors hear “the other side” of the Medicare story

More than 100 people showed up Oct. 28 at Peachtree City Hall to learn more about the transformation of the American healthcare system and its potential impact on Medicare recipients.

Addressing the convoluted topic were St. Joseph’s Hospital oncologist Dr. Brian Hill, insurance expert and Atlanta-based Healthcare Visions, Inc. CEO Ron Bachman and Sharpsburg independent insurance agent Linda Mulligan. Read More»