Peachtree City

Mr. Robert "Bob" Ormsby, 76, of Peachtree City

Mr. Robert "Bob" Ormsby, 76, of Peachtree City, died October 30, 2010.

He enjoyed his grandchildren, golfing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Pat Ormsby of Peachtree City; son Mike Ormsby of Newnan, GA; Jeff & Traci Ormsby of Tipton, Iowa; daughter Penny & Craig Steingraber of Sharpsburg, GA; son Todd & Stephani Ormsby of LaGrange, GA; 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; brother Roger Ormsby and sisters Priscilla Kraft and Patty Essex, all of Davenport, Iowa. Read More»

PTC may go back to big box limits; 1 goal would be protection of smaller stores

Peachtree City may be going back to a firm size cap on the largest-sized retail stores that will be allowed by city ordinance.

Such a “big box” ordinance would contrast to the city’s current method of regulating the size of stores and shopping centers. Currently the city allows developers a size of up to 32,000 square feet for an individual store and no more than 150,000 square feet total for one single shopping center. Read More»

Dashing to PTC's Doggie Dash 2010

Dashing to PTC's Doggie Dash 2010

Cold temperatures Saturday morning were no match for the chance for a large group of four-legged critters to dress up for Halloween and get their owners out for a walk for the annual Doggie Dash at Shakerag in Peachtree City. The event was sponsored by the Georgia Heartland Humane Society. Here are more photos from Doggie Dash 2010. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC cops arrest Newnan man for identity fraud, ATM thefts

Gregory Anthony, 40, of Newnan, Ga. Photo/PTC Police.

A Newnan man has been charged with numerous counts of identity fraud and theft after Peachtree City Police and the Secret service staked out local automated teller machines (ATMs). Gregory Anthony, 40, of Prescott Court, Newnan, was arrested Oct. 22 and taken to the Fayette County Jail, police said. Read More»

Letter campaign underway for BSC light

Peachtree City residents are being asked to pen emails and letters in support of putting a traffic light on Ga. Highway 74 south for the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex, commonly referred to as BSC. Read More»

PTC to regulate — or ban — walking signs, mascots

You’ve seen them: costumed or not, holding signs alongside the road promoting a local business.

While they are not about to become an endangered species in Peachtree City, they may not be seen nearly as often if a new city ordinance is approved that restricts the amount of times they can appear in a given year.

Such an ordinance was discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Another version was bandied about that would fully ban such “walking signs.” Read More»

(Irish) Spring in their step

Dancers from the Drake School of Irish Dancing performed at the 2010 Line Creek Civitans Great Chili Challenge last Saturday. The group wowed the audience with their energy, intricate footwork and dazzling costumes. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Dancers from the Drake School of Irish Dancing performed at the 2010 Line Creek Civitans Great Chili Challenge last Saturday. The group wowed the audience with their energy, intricate footwork and dazzling costumes. Photo/Michael Boylan.

PTC Council removes TDK extension, Crosstown widening from plans

Last week the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to remove two major but unnecessary projects from consideration for funding from the 2003 countywide Transportation sales tax.

Now but a distant memory are plans that would have extended TDK Boulevard from Peachtree City into Coweta County and also widened Crosstown Road from two to four lanes to handle the additional traffic. Read More»

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