Peachtree City

Cell antennas pitched for PTC streetlights

Seen as alternative to towers in residential areas; proposal targets Kedron Village neighborhoods

A cutting-edge initiative to improve cellular signals in Peachtree City will involve the use of streetlights instead of celltowers. NextG Networks wants to add antennas and small control boxes to existing city streetlights as a low-profile way to cover cellphone deadspots in certain areas for certain carriers. Read More»

PTC seeks payment options for big-ticket city repair items

No one ever said running a city was cheap. But the Peachtree City Council is facing some future decisions on some big-ticket items for funding.

At Thursday’s council workshop, Finance Director Paul Salvatore presented funding options for the various projects, which range from $82,000 for resurfacing the small and large pools at the Kedron Aquatic Center to $800,000 for the dredging of the northern portion of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

$850K price tag put on expanding Gathering Place for bridge games

Adding another large room and a similarly sized unfinished basement to the Gathering Place senior citizen’s center would cost an estimated $850,000, the Peachtree City Council was told Tuesday night at a workshop meeting. Read More»

PTC may sack tree ordinance as waste of time

Peachtree City’s tree removal permit may become a relic of the past.

It has been ineffective at stunting the numbers of trees removed from the city since it was implemented in 2004, city staff said. Beyond that, administering the program has become especially tedious, requiring two staff visits per site, documentation and other procedures that have taxed the city’s code enforcement department. Read More»

PTC Council tweaks survey of residents about raising taxes, cutting services

The Peachtree City Council and city staff are still tweaking the presentation and wording of the annual citizens’ survey, which is expected to go out sometime after the first of the year. Read More»

It's official: Steele ousts Haddix as Fayette transportation roundtable rep

(L) Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix; (R) Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele.

For all intents and purposes it will be Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele who will be one of the two Fayette County representatives on the Regional Transportation Roundtable that will produce a list of proposed transportation projects for the 10-county Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

The final list to be determined later will go before voters in mid-2012 in the form of a 10-year, one-cent transportation sales tax. Read More»

PTC CERT wins state competition

PTC CERT wins state competition

Peachtree City’s Community Emergency Response Team has done it again, winning a recent state mock drill competition. From left are CERT members Arline Cuebas (Instructor), Michael Le, Jaimee Fincher, Jeanette Hartman, Quyhn Hervey (front), Kimberly Lewis, Joyce Rivera, Chris Rivera, Paul Schultz, Ann Mitchell (Instructor). CERT members train to handle large-scale emergencies and disasters from a standpoint of assisting their neighbors and also first responders who might become overwhelmed with requests should a disaster strike. Read More»

Volunteers needed to extend Mule Rock Creek Trail at Line Creek Nature Area

Warm winter day at Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Join fellow nature lovers and local Scouts on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. to help improve the Mule Rock Trail at Line Creek Nature Area, which is managed by Southern Conservation Trust.

Scout Garrick Larson has chosen to improve and extend a severely eroded, dangerous trail that leads down to the Mule Rock, one of the most interesting features at the popular nature preserve, located off Ga. Highway 54 at the Coweta County line. This project will qualify Garrick as an Eagle Scout and for the prestigious William T. Hornaday award for conservation service. Read More»

New store aims to satisfy community’s Apple needs

Grand opening of peachmac set for Saturday at The Avenue in Peachtree City.

Darryl Peck has been working with Apple since the 1980s, developing award-winning software for Macintosh computers in the 1980s and 90s and selling software and accessories on-line on one of the first internet retail web sites in existence.

In 2007, Peck and his wife, Anne, opened the first peachmac store in Athens. They opened one in Augusta the next year and one in Macon the year after that.

This year, the Pecks are opening two more stores, one in Marietta, which opened eight weeks ago, and one in The Avenue Peachtree City, the grand opening of which is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. Read More»

In Haddix coup, Steele is kingpin

Quite a few of us who follow local government issues, actively involved in a revival of Fayette County ethics, land use standards and common sense conservatism, attended last Thursday’s City Council meeting in Peachtree City.

We were attending the council meeting in the hopes of brokering the peace between three council members (Eric Imker, Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch) and Mayor Don Haddix. It has been no secret that a rift exists and the ability to agree to disagree has fallen by the wayside. Read More»

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