Peachtree City

PTC woman arrested after stealing from clients

Peachtree City Police investigators on Aug. 27 arrested Robin Darleen White, 37, of Aberdeen Drive on with three counts of theft by receiving stolen property and two counts of financial identity fraud. The cleaning service operator is accused of stealing from her clients.

Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove said the charges stemed from an ongoing fraud investigation conducted by the Peachtree City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Read More»

Mrs. Sara Catherine Gann of Peachtree City

Mrs. Sara Catherine Gann of Peachtree City died Saturday August 28, 2010.

She is survived by her daughters Susan Fitzgerald and her husband Al of Peachtree City; Sandra Stafford of Longwood FL ; 3 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Annie Lou Preston of Summerfield NC ; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home (Peachtree City). Dr. David Miller will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens. Read More»

'Guys and Dolls' opens Friday at 'The Fred'

Ethan Galagher, Jason Lindsey, and Jonathan Campbell. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre production of “Guys and Dolls” opens this weekend under the stars at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday night Sept. 3-4 and continuing on Sept. 10-11. Directed by Tammy Barton with music direction by Barbara Zellner, “Guys and Dolls” is a delightful comedy about love in New York in the early 1950's. Read More»

PTC police on DUI lookout Labor Day weekend

The Peachtree City Police Department will be participating in a statewide crackdown over the Labor Day holiday to target alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.

Police will be conducting various sobriety checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend as part of Georgia’s Operation Zero Tolerance.

Impaired motorists caught driving at or above the limit of .08 blood alcohol content will be arrested, officials said.

Some 30 percent of the fatal highway crashes in Georgia are caused by impaired drivers, according to Bob Dallas, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Read More»

Planning commissioner resigns after email tiff with mayor

One of Peachtree City’s most outspoken planning commissioners resigned last week after an email exchange that began when Mayor Don Haddix questioned a comment the commissioner made at a recent meeting.

Larry Sussberg, who has served since October 2008, resigned Aug. 19 after he strongly criticized Haddix, who had asked about comments Sussberg made reference potential legal harm over the city’s proposed celltower ordinance. Read More»

Former visitors center to be used for tennis events

Peachtree City’s former visitors center, located at the city’s tennis center, is now a part of the tennis center operations again.

The city council last week officially signed over control of the building to Canongate, the private company that is managing the tennis center on behalf of the city.

The old visitor’s center was vacated several months ago as it was relocated to the city’s amphitheater box office building so employees could share duties between the visitors center and the amphitheater. Read More»

Spelling Bee in PTC next Tuesday

The 4th annual Peachtree City Spelling Bee, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Peachtree City City Hall, $15 for county residents, $22.50 for out of county, open to students enrolled in grades 3-8, including homeschooled students. This is a fun and local competition so children do not advance on to district or state, it is just a fun competition for bragging rights and a nice sized trophy, and prizes. If you would like to register please call 770 631-2542 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Advance registration is required and the deadline to enroll is Monday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.

PTC offering emergency response course

Applications are due Tuesday for a free emergency preparedness course offered by the Peachtree City Police Department.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training has been very popular among participants, who learn basic disaster response skills during the 10-week course.

Training sessions cover disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and team operations.

The training culminates with a disaster simulation in which participants practice skills that they learned throughout the course. Read More»

Patriot Day/Freedom Walk to be held at Falcon Field on 9/11

It is still a time to remember. The years pass but the memory of the tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 remains fresh in the minds and hearts of many in America. In that regard, the 4th Annual Peachtree City Patriot Day & Freedom Walk will be held on September 11 at Falcon Field.

Peachtree City Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo said the community will again remember the lives of nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, a day that is emblazoned in the minds of Americans and peace loving people around the world. Read More»

Sue Gilbert Quay, 81, of Peachtree City

Sue Gilbert Quay, age 81, of Peachtree City, GA, died at Newnan Health and Rehabilitation Home in Newnan, GA on August 24, 2010 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Stella Mae Gilbert, her father, Peter Reid Gilbert & her brother Arthur Gilbert. Read More»