Peachtree City

Peachtree City Optimist Club presents Joey’s Toy Box Foundation with a check

Peachtree City Optimist Club presents Joey’s Toy Box Foundation with a check

Peachtree City Optimist Club President, Terry Ernst presented a donation check to Kim Doolittle of Joey’s Toy Box.

The Peachtree City Optimist Club and Optimist International have a Childhood Cancer Fund to support childhood cancer research and families in our community that have children battling childhood cancer. Read More»

Millage hike looms

If you want a chance to be heard about Peachtree City’s tax hike, Thursday night is your first chance to address the City Council.

The council is staging a public hearing at 6 p.m. at City Hall for the public to speak out on the proposed one-mill hike in taxes. City staff said the tax hike represents about a $100 jump for a house valued at $277,000.

Earlier this summer, City Manager Jim Pennington said the hike is necessary in large part to make up for a lack of funding in road and cart path maintenance. Read More»

Weekend fire leads to power outages in Peachtree City

Crews continued work Aug. 12 to complete the repair of the remaining utility outages that occurred Aug. 10 from an electrical fire on a pole adjacent to City Hall in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An electrical fire Sunday afternoon outside City Hall in Peachtree City cut utilities to the building and caused various utility outages across a portion of the city. Some of the outages continued until later in the day Sunday while other locations saw the return of utilities Monday.

The fire on a utility pole adjacent to a number of utility mechanical boxes also led to the closure of the eastern portion of Willowbend Road between Hip Pocket Road and Ga. Highway 54 by the Presbyterian Church and City Hall. Read More»

Peachtree City's 'West Side Story' of development to be examined Monday

The future look of Peachtree City’s westside is set to be scrutinized by the city’s Planning Commission Monday night. In sum, the Planning Commission will look at two subdivisions that would add more than 800 homes to the city’s housing stock. Read More»

First fire academy is set for Sept. 2

Peachtree City Fire Rescue will be hosting its inaugural Citizen’s Fire Academy beginning Sept 2. The classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening for five weeks concluding on Oct. 2. The classes will begin at 6 p.m. and last until at 9 p.m.  Read More»

PTC's Tina Cannon is becoming a legend in nation's barbecue circles

Tina Cannon displays her championship trophy. Photo/Submitted.

Long time Peachtree City resident Tina “Hirsch” Cannon has taken the BBQ World by storm.  Competing with her husband Bobby as The Pit Crew BBQ Team, they have travelled and competed throughout the southeast region in several different divisions and meat categories. They have captured regional titles, won thousands of dollars in prize money and have collected over 50 awards and trophies in just four short years. Read More»

City, county fight dam classification

By JOHN THOMPSON

jthompson@TheCitizen.com

Peachtree City and Fayette County are calling out the EPD in hopes that an administrative hearing can speed up the refilling of Lake Peachtree.

The guns-blazing assault against the state agency appeared in a July 17 petition filed with the state’s office of administrative hearings. Read More»

County seeks role as vehicle testing site

A July 24 vote by the Fayette County Commission asked state lawmakers to consider Fayette as a test site for research, development and manned testing of autonomous vehicle technology.

The resolution was intended to request legislative support that would serve to encourage related technology companies to consolidate their efforts in Fayette County, establishing the county as an epicenter for the creation of state and federal regulations and industry standards. Read More»

Council to discuss cost of dam repair at Thurs. meeting

By JOHN THOMPSON
jthompson@TheCitizen.com

As the calendar turns to August, the state of Peachtree City’s signature lake will be the focus of Thursday’s City Council meeting.

The only item of note during the meeting is a budget amendment to help pay for ongoing costs associated with the repair of the lake’s dam.

During the summer, residents have driven by the once-tranquil lake that has turned into a weed-filled mud pit. Numerous cars have been towed out of the former lake and residents have complained about the state of the area. Read More»

Big day for sailing

Big day for sailing

Remote-control sailboat enthusiasts from Peachtree City, Atlanta, North Carolina, Missouri, Florida and South Carolina took part Aug. 2 in the Peachtree Regatta on the shores of Lake McIntosh. The event was hosted by Peachtree City’s Turtle Pond Model Yacht Club. Photo/Ben Nelms.