Peachtree City

Learnard chides Haddix over blog comment

Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard took Mayor Don Haddix to task at Thursday night’s council meeting for a statement he made in a recent blog.

The dispute stems from a joint meeting between the Development Authority of Peachtree City and the city council days after Learnard and council members Eric Imker and Vanessa Fleisch voted to withdraw the authority’s $35,000 funding in the 2010-2011 budget. Read More»

PTC seeks changes for Walgreens architecture

PTC seeks changes for Walgreens architecture

Peachtree City planning officials are waiting to receive tweaked architecture for the new Walgreens pharmacy that will be replacing the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

The Walgreens will be more than three times the size of the Ruby Tuesday, sparking some concern over the look of the store “dominating” the area. Officials for the development company handling the project have pledged that all landscaping along Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will remain intact during and after construction. Read More»

PTC group hosts forum on strengthening neighborhoods

The Peachtree City Civic Association is sponsoring a neighborhood seminar to help residents organize their neighborhood for advocacy and to help protect the city’s quality of life.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free “Empower Your Neighborhood” seminar on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall. Read More»

PTC plans open space rezonings

Will distinguish parcels for conservation, greenbelts

Peachtree City planning officials are proceeding with the rezoning of nearly 600 different parcels currently zoned open space to more accurately reflect their use.

In each case, the property will be rezoned to open space-conservation or open space-public. The OS-C designation is for property that is to remain undeveloped such as greenspace, and OS-P is used for publicly-used facilities such as schools, city recreation areas including ballfields and parks, golf courses and churches. Read More»

Alexander Joseph Topp, Jr., 93

Alexander Joseph Topp, Jr., 93, of Northbrook, Illinois and Peachtree City, GA, passed away September 12, 2010. Read More»

Police, deputies seek drop-offs of old, unwanted pills Sept. 25

Event focused on enhancing home safety, especially for homes with young children

Local residents are being asked to dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter medications in an effort to keep them out of the wrong hands.

And to make it easier, there will be two different locations in Fayette County where such medicine can be anonymously dropped off on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Peachtree City Police Department will be accepting such medications in an “Operation Pill Drop” roundup in the parking lot of the K-Mart in the Braelinn Village shopping center. Read More»

Leonard Gene Hespenheide of Peachtree City

Hespenheide, Leonard Gene died September 11, 2010. Survived by sons Nathan (Molly) and Sean, stepdaughter Katherine Davis, and stepson Justin Davis, granddaughter Kira Hespenheide, and brothers Mark (Jane), Eric (Judy Hicks) and Gary (Ilise Kremer), as well as countless friends. Len was a resident of the Detroit area for 20 years before he relocated to Peachtree City, Georgia where he lived for 23 years. He volunteered with numerous groups in Peachtree City, most notably his church, while dealing with the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. Read More»

A 9/11 walk for freedom in Peachtree City

A 9/11 walk for freedom in Peachtree City

Nearly 200 residents of Fayette and Coweta participated Saturday in the Freedom Walk that preceded the Patriot Day ceremonies at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. The ceremonies were held at Veteran Memorial Park and included remarks by Korean War veteran Bob McCubbins. Story and photo on Page A8. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC Council expected to require pet leashes

Peachtree City pet owners may soon lose the ability to keep their pets under voice control.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, officials will consider adopting a requirement that all pets be leashed when off their owner’s property.

This would be a sweeping change for many pet owners who have become accustomed to walking their dogs on the path system unencumbered by leashes. However, several residents have told the City Council they have been accosted by uncontrolled dogs that were unleashed while they were on a path stroll. Read More»

PTC planners say OK to celltowers in shopping centers, office parks

The latest tweaks to Peachtree City’s new celltower ordinance will allow new towers in two new zoning categories currently not allowed by the existing ordinance. The city is opening up new towers for property zoned general commercial and office institutional as long as they meet the remainder of the city’s setback rules for new towers.

The reasoning behind this change is that cellphone companies can benefit from the strategic location of the city’s village shopping centers as a way to accomplish their goal of bringing cellular signals closer to the city’s residential areas. Read More»