Peachtree City

PTC planner recommends senior apartment rezoning

Complex would be limited to those 62 and up

A rezoning proposal to build 100 senior apartments off Newgate Road in Kedron Village is being recommended for approval by Peachtree City interim Community Development Director David Rast.

That recommendation will be discussed tonight by the Peachtree City Planning Commission, which meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall to vote on its recommendation Read More»

Booth clinches top four finish at National Science Competition

J.C. Booth Middle’s Science Olympiad team finished fourth in the nation at the National Science Olympiad competition held this past Saturday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nationally revered as a tough competitor, the team has placed in the top 6 at the national competition for 12 years and has five first place victories to its name. Sixty 15-member teams from schools across the nation competed in the 26th annual event. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy. Read More»

Sany ready to begin construction

150 jobs by end of 2011; 300 by end of 2014

Sany Corporation, the China-headquartered heavy equipment manufacturer, is anxious to get moving Read More»

PTC getting hookah bar

Will offer group smoking of tobacco from water pipes

Peachtree City is about to get a rather unique establishment offering Middle Eastern culture in the form of a “hookah bar” and Mediterranean restaurant.

The establishment will sell tobacco that will be smoked in special devices called hookahs in which the tobacco is heated in a device that mixes the tobacco into the steam released by the device. They are designed to be used by several people at the same time. Read More»

Senior apartment plan up for vote Monday

A pitch to build 110 age-restricted senior apartments next to the Kedron Village shopping center will be voted on Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Read More»

PTC Council sacks walking sign, vacant home talks

Regulations may be brought up again; or they may not

Without explanation, the Peachtree City Council set aside talks on two proposed ordinances “indefinitely” Thursday night.

Council was poised to consider a proposal to ban walking advertisements in city rights of way and in any area visible from a public street. Read More»

PTC's Hampton Inn headed for foreclosure

The ownership group of Peachtree City’s Hampton Inn is being foreclosed on, according to published foreclosure notices.

Sapna Hotel Group Peachtree City LLC is in default on a Sept. 2008 loan of $4.115 million on the property located at 300 Westpark Walk, just off Ga. Highway 74 north, according to the foreclosure notice.

The property is scheduled to be sold the first Tuesday in June to the highest bidder. That could change, however, as banks sometimes postpone or cancel foreclosure auctions depending on a variety of factors involved. Read More»

Mrs. Marie Luna Hicks of Peachtree City

Mrs. Marie Luna Hicks of Peachtree City, GA died Tuesday May 18, 2010.

Mrs. Hicks was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. She was preceded in death by her husband Alton D. Hicks.

She is survived by her children, Susan Lowe and her husband Mitch of Peachtree City; Tim Hicks and his wife Leigh of Quechee, VT; Cara Ressler and her husband Rand of Lafayette, La.; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister, Carolyn Benson of Huntsville, AL.; nieces and nephews. Read More»

High tea and high fashion

Peachtree City resident and model Athena Cahill makes the rounds. Photo/Special.

Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City sponsored its annual High Tea and Fashion Show on May 1. The group treated 80 guests to a delightful menu of tea sandwiches, Greek delicacies and more. Belk of Fayetteville sponsored the event and provided fashions by designers such as Ralph Lauren. All proceeds will go to charities supported by Philoptochos throughout the country and local counties.

Taylor ordained

Shown above (L-R), Karen Romano-Taylor, Deacon James Taylor, Bishop David Epps. Photo/Special.

James Charles Taylor was recently ordained to the office and ministry of deacon in services at The Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg. In addition to being assigned to serve at Christ the King, Taylor is a chaplain at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and is a certified law enforcement chaplain serving the Peachtree City Police Department. He and his wife, Karen Romano-Taylor, make their home in Peachtree City. Shown above (L-R), Karen Romano-Taylor, Deacon James Taylor, Bishop David Epps. Photo/Special.