Peachtree City

Brown: Chairman Smith misleads on ties with developer-driven bank, mass transit

Several key points were made at the last candidates’ forum that distinguishes me from the incumbent Jack Smith. I will offer a few of those points in this correspondence. Video clips from the forum are available on my campaign website at Read More»

Smith, Maxwell taking lots of credit for other folk’s prior accomplishments

I went to watch the “Fayette County Tea Party” County Commission Forum on May 24. It wasn’t amusing, but it was entertaining, and a learning opportunity.

What did we learn? Well, it was clear that any good thing happening in Fayette County is the result of the efforts of the current commission. And, everything bad that’s happened in Fayette County is the fault of previous commissions. Especially the one just prior to this commission. Read More»

PTC cuts ribbon for Diva Drive

PTC cuts ribbon for Diva Drive

Peachtree City may be a far cry from Hollywood, but the film industry has made a lasting impression on the city. Thursday a street sign was erected officially designating one of the city's newest streets “Diva Drive,” in honor of the show Drop Dead Diva which is filmed in studios off Dividend Drive in Peachtree City. Read More»

McIntosh music students have successful debut in NYC

McIntosh music students have successful debut in NYC

The McIntosh Symphonic Strings from Peachtree City recently experienced the excitement of performing on the main stage at historic Carnegie Hall in New York last month. The high school group performed three works on Apr. 19 as the Prelude Showcase for the Masterworks Choral Festival featuring the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Read More»

PTC to require cell tower ‘balloon test’?

Peachtree City’s proposed new cell tower regulations were not ready as planned for Monday night’s Planning Commission meeting.

The proposal is certainly “much more intense than what’s on the books today,” Rast said.

The city would require wireless companies to document their need, conduct a “balloon test” and also undergo a “visual impact assessment,” Rast explained.

Balloon tests involve raising a large balloon to the proposed height of the antenna to give a better idea of how the tower would fit in with its surroundings. Read More»

'Walking signs' discussion moves back to planning commission

A proposal to regulate businesses’ “walking signs” is headed back for consideration by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The ordinance, however, has a good chance of passing, based on comments this week by Mayor Don Haddix. Read More»

PTC bans big rigs from 4th of July parade

Starting this year, big rigs will no longer be allowed in Peachtree City’s Fourth of July parade.

The move for this year’s celebration, on July 3 since the fourth falls on a Sunday, is for safety, according to Peachtree City recreation staff.

It is difficult for kids and adults along the parade route to be seen by those driving 18-wheelers, staff explained.

“We don’t have barricades along the entire route like some of the larger cities do, so there is nothing to separate people from vehicles,” said Randy Gaddo, director of the city’s Leisure Services department. Read More»

MacDuff path tunnel to be finished in the ‘near future’

An unfinished cart path and tunnel linkage under MacDuff Parkway is going to be funded by the city.

Better yet, the money is coming from funds left over from the recently completed path connections for the path bridge spanning the CSX railroad tracks on Ga. Highway 54 West. The city has earmarked that $146,000 in funding and Ravin Homes, developer of Cedarcroft, is also kicking in $10,000, city officials said. Read More»

PTC Library Commission may disband

With little much to do except review missives from the public comment box, the Peachtree City Library Commission is asking the city to consider dissolving it. Read More»

Suspect surrenders to PTC police

Man accused of throwing girlfriend to floor; had barricaded himself in home

A man who barricaded himself in a bedroom after assaulting his girlfriend early this morning has surrendered himself to police officers, Peachtree City police said. Read More»

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