Peachtree City

Mrs. Jacqueline Kay Ard of Peachtree City

Mrs. Jacqueline Kay Ard of Peachtree City died Thursday July 8, 2010.

She is survived by her husband Joe Ard of Peachtree City; son Jim Abernathy and his wife Lynette of Palmetto; brother, Richard Cotton and his wife Nancy of Odenville Ala; sisters, Donna Hixson of Florrisant Mo; Marlene Wolf and her husband Foxy of Dixon, MO.; Maureen Alymeda of Las Vegas; grandchildren Chase of Pelham Ala., and Jack of Palmetto. Read More»

PTC man arrested for molesting 3 girls

A Peachtree City man was arrested Wednesday for molesting three girls under the age of 16 over a period of several years, according to warrants for his arrest.

Stanley James Austin, 50, of 103 Chipstone Court is charged with one count of child molestation and two counts of child molestation, police said.. All three charges are felonies.

Each of the incidents happened at Austin’s home, according to the warrants. One of the incidents is alleged to have occurred sometime between Jan. 1, 1999 and Dec. 31, 2006. Another happened when between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2001. Read More»

Court overturns West Village annexation

The May 2007 annexation that allowed up to 1,075 homes in Peachtree City’s West Village is void because it violated Georgia law, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled.

That means the land will revert back to its original jurisdiction Read More»

Spray anything

Spray anything

The Peachtree City Fire Department put on an exhibition last Saturday at Drake Field which culminated in a contest between different teams within the fire department. Each team tried to move a target to the opposing team’s side using the spray from a fire hose. Photo/Michael Boylan.

PTC to add more rules for new cell towers

Balloon test would be required to assess visual impact of new towers

Cellphone and other wireless communications companies may soon have even more hoops to jump through if they want to build a new tower in Peachtree City.

The new process proposed by city staff would add another layer to the mix: a requirement for all new structures such as cell towers to be approved by the City Council. Currently, as long as new cell towers are located in the allowed zoning districts and meet city regulations, they do not require council approval. Read More»

PTC staff: hike now pays off in long run

1.25 mill increase now leaves millage rate lower in 5 years than .5 mill increase this year

If Peachtree City enacts a 1.25 mill increase in its property tax rates this year, the city’s millage rate will end up better off after five years than if the City Council adopts the alternative .5 mill increase, according to city staff. Read More»

Karate studio proposed for PTC's Lexington Circle

Shops also part of plan to be reviewed in workshop Monday night

A vacant site in the Lexington Circle shopping center may soon become a karate studio with other retail shops attached.

Group VI has filed an initial site plan with the Peachtree City Community Development Department. The plan will be discussed by the city’s planning commission in a workshop format at its meeting Monday night, which starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The 2.13 acre site is proposed to have a 13,900 square foot building and once approved will be complete within a year, according to the application filed by Group VI, LLC. Read More»

Falcon Field getting extra room on runway

Will improve safety at landing, takeoff

The Peachtree City Airport Authority is moving ahead with a project that will improve airplane safety on takeoffs and landings.

The authority Thursday night approved a project bid that will add 450 feet to the north end of the runway, which will give planes more room at takeoff and landing, according to Aviation Director John Crosby.

The additional room is not enough to allow larger aircraft to land, Crosby said. But it will provide extra room for certain corporate jets which are not currently allowed to land for insurance reasons. Read More»

PTC police warn of auto break-ins

Don't leave keys, valuables behind ... and don’t program “home” into your GPS

Peachtree City has seen an uptick in entering auto cases in recent weeks and is asking motorists to remove valuables from their vehicles and always lock the vehicle when leaving it unattended whether at home or away.

Criminals have been targeting unlocked vehicles and those which have valuables inside in plain view, police said.

Citizens are being asked to be alert to suspicious persons waiting in parking lots and watching where motorists are hiding or placing their valuables, police said.

Any suspicious activity should be reported to 911 immediately. Read More»

Dorothy Halley Hamner Stewart, 88, of Peachtree City

Dorothy Halley Hamner Stewart, 88, of Peachtree City, GA died July 6, 2010.

Mrs. Stewart was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister & cousin. She was preceded in death by her 2nd husband Wilton W. Stewart and 1st husband Charles F Hamner along with one brother & sister. Read More»