Peachtree City

Big hike in PTC traffic citations, warnings

PTC Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark. Photo/File

The number of vehicles pulled over by Peachtree City police officers has drastically increased between this year and last.

According to city records, the total number of pullovers has increased from 5,208 at this time last year to 9,482 this year. That’s an 89 percent increase.

Not surprisingly, the department is also issuing more citations than last year: 62 percent more. And while 4,993 citations have been issued this year the department has issued 6,371 warnings, a 100 percent increase. Read More»

Church hosts yard sale for orphans in Uganda

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church and Pearl Ministries, Inc. will have a church yard sale to benefit African orphans, Friday, Aug. 13 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 14 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Read More»

Dog days of summer at PTC National Night Out

Tuesday’s National Night Out event at the Kedron Village shopping center was a great place for kids and adults to learn more about police work and public safety in general. Here, several children got a closer look at Peachtree City Police K-9 Myke and his handler, Cpl. Scott “Andy” Johnson. Photo/John Munford.

Tuesday’s National Night Out event at the Kedron Village shopping center was a great place for kids and adults to learn more about police work and public safety in general. Here, several children got a closer look at Peachtree City Police K-9 Myke and his handler, Cpl. Scott “Andy” Johnson. Photo/John Munford.

No new cart parking added for McIntosh

Student golf cart parking on campus at McIntosh High School isn’t going to get much easier this school year.

The school has repaved and restriped its golf cart parking lot which has 388 spaces. But those arriving late will have to park on adjoining grassy areas that are available, according to Fayette County Schools spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

The school did not add to its golf cart parking area over the summer, despite a request from city officials. Read More»

Commission to review new rules for PTC celltowers

New rules governing the location of new cellphone towers will be discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission at its regular meeting at City Hall at 7 p.m.

Among the proposed new requirements is for the wireless companies to conduct a visual impact assessment including a balloon test to demonstrate the height of the proposed tower and support facilities. The balloon must be flown for at least eight hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. with the date, time and location of the balloon test made public in a legal advertisement. Read More»

Planners to review PTC annex proposal Monday

A proposal to annex undeveloped 77 acres just outside south Peachtree City to make room for a relocating industry will be considered by the city’s planning commission Monday night.

The planners will also be considering restrictions on walking advertisements at the behest of the City Council. The commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m.

The annexation proposal is for Low Temp, which is currently located in Jonesboro and manufactures kitchen equipment for use in hospitals, restaurants and schools across the nation. Read More»

Imker remains non-committal on PTC tax hike

Council remains split at 2-2-1 deadlock

There was a public hearing Thursday night on Peachtree City’s millage rate, but it didn’t lead to any more clarity on what the city’s property tax rate will be for next year. Read More»

Gas golf cart ban a lock?

PTC postpones ban on gas carts in 2020, but three votes appear likely in favor

A complete ban on gas golf carts on Peachtree City’s paths in 10 years was temporarily postponed tonight.
But the ban is supported by three city council members, enough to insure its approval assuming no one changes their mind in coming weeks as the ordinance is tweaked and reintroduced. Read More»

Mr. Terry Ray Bruce, 53, of Peachtree City

Mr. Terry Ray Bruce, 53, of Peachtree City died July 30, 2010.

He is survived by his daughter Jessie Boozer and her husband Mike; grandchildren Desiree, Michael and Trevor, all of Hampton; mother Nell Anders of Peachtree City.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home (Peachtree City). The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City 770-487-3959

Bon Jovi tribute band at 'The Fred,' Aug. 28

It could be a long time before Bon Jovi ever takes the stage at “The Fred.” On Aug. 28, local residents will get the next best thing.

Slippery When Wet will be the first of what concert promoter Chris Verdon hopes to be a series of tribute band concerts. A tribute band should sound like the band whose songs they are performing and often have the look as well. Slippery When Wet captures both qualities and if you are a Bon Jovi fan, like Verdon, you will be blown away. You can check them out at www.slipperywhenwetband.com. Read More»

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