Peachtree City

PTC looks at new cart path needs

When it comes to Peachtree City’s cart path system, 93 miles isn’t enough.

Also in the “not enough” category is funding for new cart paths. Nonetheless, at the request of City Councilman Eric Imker, city staff recently conducted an intensive review of potential new cart paths that could be built in the city.

The paths were ranked in several categories including connectivity and safety improvements, ease of construction, whether additional work such as right of way acquisition and utility relocation would be necessary and the like, city officials said. Read More»

PTC parcels out open space zonings

City also adopts corrected future land use map

Last week, the Peachtree City Council adopted a new zoning map that rezoned more than 600 individual tracts of land from a “plain vanilla” open space category to one of two more specific new open space categories.

Each tract was rezoned to either open space-public or open space-conservation. The OS-C zoning is reserved for land that is projected to remain in its natural state such as the city-owned greenbelts and buffers, officials said.

OS-P is designed for facilities that have a public use such as recreation facilities, public buildings and churches. Read More»

Peachtree City advises caution when charging golf carts

To prevent potential explosions, Peachtree City residents are being advised to charge their golf carts either outdoors or with the garage door open, city fire officials said this week.
The carts when charging emit hydrogen gas, which can cause an explosion or flash fire, officials cautioned. It is also recommended that carts be charged away from any open flame including those for gas water heaters, officials said. Read More»

Expansion section to PTC Dog Park now open

The Peachtree City Dog Park Association (PTCDPA) recently held the grand opening of its one acre park expansion recentl. Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix and Council Member Vanessa Fleisch were there to cut the ribbon.

There was a large crowd of dog owners and dogs present for the festivities. The expansion project increases the park’s size to over three acres and includes a significant amount of additional shade for the warm sunny days. Future plans for the expansion area include a large seating pavilion. Read More»

Expect some heavy traffic, road closings for PTC Classic tomorrow

The Peachtree City Police Department is reminding all citizens and motorists that the 2010 Peachtree Classic Road Race will be held tomorrow between 8 and 11 a.m. Read More»

Mr. Jerry Cobb, 70, of Peachtree City

Jerry R. Cobb—a decorated Vietnam veteran and a community leader in aviation—died peacefully on Sunday, October 10, in Atlanta with his family at his side. He was 70. Read More»

Doggie Dash for Georgia Heartland Humane Society, Oct. 30

Doggie Dash for Georgia Heartland Humane Society, Oct. 30

Dog owners and lovers, plus their furry, four-legged friends, are invited to participate in the seventh annual Doggie Dash, a major fund-raising event benefiting the Georgia Heartland Humane Society, on Saturday, Oct. 30. This 3K (or 1.86 mile) walk meanders through the shady trails of Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City and will provide a one-of-a kind opportunity for you and your pet to “Trick or Treat” together. Read More»

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

A fall festival just isn’t complete without a cotton candy machine. The PTO at Crabapple Lane Elementary School sponsored a fall festival with games, hula-hoop contest, a cake walk and, of course, cotton candy. Pictured are fourth grade students Chancie Waldrop, Brayden Fairrel, Hannah Smith and Ashlynn Crain enjoying a bite of the pink fluffy treat. Students, parents, grandparents and teachers enjoyed a fall evening filled with fun for the entire family. Fairrel’s favorite activity was the giant slide and Crain enjoyed having her hair sprayed red. Photo/Special.

PTC sewer bills set to skyrocket

Starting Dec. 1, city sewer bills to increase up to 123 percent a month; WASA employees to get raises

Peachtree City residents will be getting some sticker shock on their sewer bills starting Dec. 1.

Most residential customers will see their bills go up $20 a month or more, thanks to an increase passed Monday night by the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority. The appointed authority also is replacing a minimum monthly sewer fee with what they term a base fee that will apply to all sewer customers. Read More»

A different way for teens to party: Starr’s Mill senior takes ‘dry’ stand

Jules Shipe, 18, shows her “Party Dry” bracelets. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When you’re a high school senior cheerleader who gets kicked off the squad after a run-in with the law, you have some choices to make.

Jules Shipe, 18, decided to become an advocate for a different kind of teenage pastime: “Party Dry.”

Legal issues during the past year resulted in the Peachtree City young woman being kicked off the varsity competition cheerleading squad at Starr’s Mill High School. Read More»