Peachtree City

Sany construction underway in PTC

Sany employees, flanked at the rear by one of the company's concrete pumper trucks, proudly gathered to celebrate Sany's construction progress. The company expects to be up and running with heavy equipment assembly in 12 to 14 months. Photo/Special.

SANY America, Inc. held a ceremony last week to mark the start of construction on the site of what will become the company’s first North American manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Peachtree City, GA. This event demonstrates Sany’s strong belief in and commitment to North America and its Construction Equipment markets. Read More»

Mr. Ralph Lawrence Thompson of Peachtree City

Mr. Ralph Lawrence Thompson of Peachtree City died June 18, 2010.

Mr. Thompson was retired from Delta Air Lines. He is a member of Legacy Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife Kara Thompson of Peachtree City; sons Sgt Aaron Thompson, U. S. Army; Matt Thompson of Peachtree City; mother Jayne Barnes of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepfather Jim O’Neil of Durango, Co.; sister Gidget Hall of Albuquerque; and brother Carl O’Neil of Durango. Read More»

America and Christopher Cross at 'The Fred'

Christopher Cross

Riding into town this weekend, America is set to play ‘The Fred’, with special guest Christopher Cross, Saturday, June 26. The concert is part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Read More»

PTC Council to probe larger tax hike

1.25 mill increase would raise $2M a year

A proposed property tax increase for Peachtree City property owners has become a moving target, at least for now.

Three council members Tuesday night said they want to see numbers on a 1.25 mill increase, which would result in an additional hit of $108 for a home valued at $272,000. Two others want to see a more modest increase of .5 mills, which would result in a $43 increase for that same property. Read More»

Bridge players get a one year reprieve

Visitor’s center plan scaled back, Gathering Place expansion suggested

Senior card players rejoiced Thursday night as the Peachtree City Council voted for a modest renovation at the amphitheater box office to make room for the city’s new visitor’s center.

The renovation will not touch a large room in the building that has hosted senior bridge groups, fitness and yoga classes. The room has been used to program activities that can’t fit into the regular schedule at the adjacent Gathering Place senior citizens center. Read More»

Skirmish over DAPC funding

Mayor, councilman threaten ‘no’ vote on city budget if $150K not included

There was a bit of a political showdown over Peachtree City’s budget Tuesday night at a workshop meeting of the City Council.

Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum said they would not vote for any budget that failed to include $150,000 in funding for the Development Authority of Peachtree City.

The other three council members: Eric Imker, Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch, said they wanted the funding to remain at $35,000. Read More»

PTC Tourism and Rotary partner in Dragon Boat Races and International Festival

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism are joining forces this fall to present a bigger and better festival for all to enjoy on September 25 at Drake Field. This will be the fourth annual Dragon Boat Races and International Fest and its’ unique flavor and appeal has resulted in dramatic growth in popularity each year. Read More»

PTC announces their schedule for Independence Day celebration

Peachtree City will host its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3. The parade will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The PTC Fire Department will hold the fire expo from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Drake Field and the fireworks will be set off at dusk. Read More»

Lake Peachtree up for event rental

One of Peachtree City’s most picturesque locales is now available for rent. Sort of, anyway.

Lake Peachtree can now be rented for special events, particularly those which involve the use of dragon boats, which are being used frequently for team-building type events.

A new policy approved Thursday night by the city council allows the city’s two largest conference centers the opportunity to rent the lake for daytime use up to a combined total of 10 times a year. Other entities can also ask to rent the lake, but those proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis, officials said. Read More»

PTC disbands library commission

In a bid to free up more staff time and eliminate a duplication of missions, the Peachtree City Council has disbanded its library commission.

The duties of library oversight will be transferred to the city’s recreation commission. That will allow citizens to have an avenue of communication when they need to speak about library-related issues, officials said. Read More»