Peachtree City

PTC may take crack at 'walking' signs

So-called “walking” signs in Peachtree City may be facing extinction.

While a bid to strictly regulate them fell flat last year, Councilwoman Kim Learnard said last week that she is interested in banning them altogether.

Learnard said while she supports local businesses, the city needs to address “guerilla suits standing near the intersection and waving.”

“I think they are not in keeping with the dignity and intent of our sign ordinances,” Learnard said during the annual City Council retreat at City Hall last weekend. Read More»

DAPC seeks more funding

Group wants to focus on retaining local industry

The head of Peachtree City’s Development Authority says the city needs to place a high priority on retaining the city’s largest companies.

Mark Hollums told the City Council at its retreat last weekend that he would like to have a staff member who could handle retention matters and also help attract new companies, with a particular eye on white-collar jobs. Read More»

Serious crimes on rise in PTC

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark

In 2009, Part 1 crimes up 58 percent over 2007

A spike in serious crimes first seen in 2008 hasn’t gone away in Peachtree City, but the rate of increase is much lower in 2009, according to figures from the Peachtree City Police Department. Read More»

DNA identifies suspect in PTC rape case

DNA identifies suspect in PTC rape case

Suspect denied having sex with victim; turned himself in March 18

An Atlanta man has been arrested in connection with the May 23, 2009 rape of a woman in Peachtree City.

Eddie Junior Smith, 28, was arrested yesterday when he turned himself in Read More»

Record breaking wing eaters

A toast to wing eating.

On Mar. 4, five local boys toasted their 33rd hot wing, breaking the previous wing eating record at Mike & C's in the Wilshire Pavilion. From bottom left are Patrick, Nick, Josh, Phillip and Travis. Photo/Special.

PTC to eliminate building department

Private company to assume building inspections, plans examination

Peachtree City will be eliminating its building department as of May 1.

Instead the city will contract with SAFEbuilt Georgia, Inc. to handle building department functions such as inspections and the like.

It’s no secret that the economy has drastically slowed all building construction, and this move is a nod toward that trend, as there’s no telling when the building industry will pick back up again. Read More»

Fayette's got talent – See for yourself Monday

2009 Finalists in Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City Art and Music Showcase

America's got talent....and so does our Fayette County youth! Come see for yourself. On Monday, March 22 the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City presents the final competition for its 25th Annual Art and Music Showcase.

The competition is open to all Fayette County students from the 1st through 12th grades. The music auditions are complete and the finalists selected. Read More»

PTC Kiwanis Club honors distinguished guests

From left: Mick Maguire - Past Kiwanis Georgia Governor; Willie Boyd - Past Lt. Governor; Nancy Walden - current Kiwanis Georgia Governor;  Bill Lieber; Tom Beckham - current Lt. Governor; and Terry Wheeler - President of the 90-member Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City.

Numerous distinguished guests were present at a recent weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City.

The special club guest speaker was Past International President Bill Lieber from Macon who detailed his past 40+ years as a Kiwanian. Read More»

‘Prisoner of Passion’ set for March 21

The power of the Resurrection will take on a new light as London native David Payne portrays the apostle Paul in a “Prisoner of Passion” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Peachtree City First Presbyterian Church .

As told in New testament Scripture, Paul (David Payne) is under house arrest in Rome and faces almost certain death. Paul interacts with a servant girl and tells her about God’s love.

Paul cites many letters he wrote to the early churches.

Tickets are required and are $5 for adults and $3 for children/students. Childcare will be provided for ages 4 and younger. Read More»

PTCUMC to host ‘Impact’ March 19

Peachtree City United Methodist Church invites all families in the community to “IMPACT — Equipping Families to Grow and Go” Friday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the PTCUMC Family Ministry Campus, 400 Windgate Road, in Peachtree City. The free event will be a time for families to come together in an informal setting for dessert, fellowship, worship and fun. Read More»

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