Peachtree City

Actual data shows complainers are wrong

The recent letter of Mr. Schultz screaming like Chicken Little was filled with a lot of innuendo but little fact. Mr. Schultz is apoplectic about the carbon monoxide emissions of a golf cart.

Guess what, Mr. Schultz, the PTC police motorcycle on the front page produces more CO per mile than any golf cart, as it has no emission devices either.

Mr. Schultz wails about the smell and the CO in the tunnels. I decided to replace Mr. Schultz’s innuendo with a data set. I took my battery powered CO detector and my 1991 Yamaha to a tunnel. Read More»

Free screening of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' set for Friday

Bring the family out for a free movie and popcorn under the stars as we show Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen Friday, August 27 at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, sponsored by Dolce Hotels and Resorts. This event was rescheduled from the original date due to inclement weather. Read More»

Mr. Thomas Edward “Tom” Hunt, 57, formerly of Peachtree City

Mr. Thomas Edward “Tom” Hunt, age 57, of Woodbury, MN (formerly of Peachtree City) died Monday, August 23, 2010.

Mr. Hunt’s passion was information technology and was currently employed with Ecolab located in St. Paul, MN. He previously worked at Delta Air Lines for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Deborah Hunt; children Tommy Hunt of Tuscaloosa, AL and Michelle Hunt of Woodbury, MN; sister, Kathy Strobel and her husband Mark of Tyrone; brothers Jerry Hunt of Wayne, MI; Daniel Hunt and his wife Linda of Sharpsburg; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Man indicted for pointing pellet gun

A Locust Grove man was indicted last week for pointing an air pellet gun at four people during a May altercation at the Taco Bell in Peachtree City.

Jermal Thomas, 17, of Kings Cove, Locust Grove, is charged with four felony counts of aggravated assualt in connection with the incident.

The incident occurred May 8 and Thomas was on a golf cart at the time, police said. The dispute involved people who had congregated on the outdoor patio area of the restaurant, police said.

The charges were filed in part because Thomas portrayed the air pellet gun to be a real handgun, police said.

Two indicted for PTC auto break-ins

Two men have been indicted for breaking into three autos in Peachtree City Feb. 16.

Police arrested Andre Quincy Axam, 28, of Blanton Avenue, Atlanta, and Demarco Gonzalez McDonald, 19, of Skyline Drive, College Park in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Chick-fil-A after an alert citizen witnessed them enter an auto at the Mellow Mushroom and called 911.

The duo is accused of entering a Ford pickup truck parked at Mellow Mushroom, a 2008 Ford Expedition parked at the Smokey Bones restaurant and a 2002 Cadillac Escalade parked at World Gym on Commerce Drive. Read More»

PTC celltower ordinance back to drawing board

Staff to look at allowing new towers in commercial, office zoning

With yet more input on the latest tweaks to proposed rules for new celltowers in Peachtree City, the City Council Thursday night tabled the matter for a second time.

Council also extended the city’s moratorium on new celltower applications while the ordinance is being hammered out. The hope is the final version of the regulations can be presented at the first council meeting in October. Read More»

Imker breaks tie in favor of larger tax hike

Says it will solve city's budget woes

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker, who campaigned for office on a pledge to not increase city taxes, broke a deadlocked city council and voted in favor of a 1.25 mill property tax rate increase Thursday night. Read More»

Haddix, Imker clash; Split council slashes DAPC budget

Haddix, Imker clash; Split council slashes DAPC budget

3-2 vote OK's hire of "contract" economic development coordinator

A difference of opinion devolved into a brief shouting match Thursday night between Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix and City Councilman Eric Imker Read More»

Private First Class Amy Elizabeth Layton, 21, of Peachtree City

Private First Class Amy Elizabeth Layton, 21, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 resulting from a motor vehicle accident.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage at Bass United Methodist Church, 4062 Vineville Ave., Macon, Ga. Burial will be private. Reverend Rex Odom will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. till 2 p.m. in the church.

Born in Macon, she was a private first class in the U.S. Army Reserve. Read More»

Pauline Daniels Parks, 94, of Peachtree City

Trusting in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, Pauline Daniels Parks, 94, loving mother & wife, passed into glory August 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband Alonzo Parks, son Thaddius Parks & grandsons Derek & Kevin Anderson. Read More»

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