Peachtree City

Lisa Kelly to play The Fred Saturday night

Kelly Porter Productions is producing Lisa Kelly’s second concert at The Fred this year with a special show this Saturday starring Lisa Kelly, and featuring special guests as well as members of the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy and the newly formed Dance Academy.

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, singer and actor, Lisa Kelly, hails from Dublin, Ireland and is best known to audiences worldwide through her performances with Irish music phenomenon Celtic Woman. Read More»

David Bartlett Roten Jr., 34, of Peachtree City

David Bartlett Roten Jr.

David Bartlett Roten Jr., 34, of Peachtree City, Ga., served in the United States Army as a decorated Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, among others. Since his honorable discharge in 2010, David has been supporting the U.S. Government in austere environments. He was killed in action on November 27, 2014 in hostile territory supporting the US Government. Read More»

William Bridges, 89

William Bridges

William “Billy” Bridges, 89, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Highland Hills Baptist Church, 1370 Briarcliff Road, Macon, Ga. 31211. Reverend Jake Hall and Reverend Cass DuCharme will officiate. Burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Read More»

Woman recognized for aiding injured pedestrian

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. Pictured from left are paramedic Ashlee Koontz, Sasha Pope, Sgt. Odilia Bergh and Cpl. Terry Blackburn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Council recognized Sasha Pope on Dec. 4 for her recent efforts to assist a pedestrian who was struck by a motorcycle. The victim received extensive leg and head trauma. Sgt. Read More»

No smelly water here

Shutterstock photo of filling glass with water from kitchen faucet.

Brown moves quickly to test after some Facebook complaints about PTC water odor

Facebook reports of smelly water from several residents in Peachtree City on Dec. 1 led to checks by Fayette County Water System staff who found “no odor and nothing wrong.”

Meantime, the county water system in the past year implemented a procedure of checking water for taste and odor every two hours.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown in a Facebook posting just before 10 a.m. on Dec. 2 responded to about a half-dozen mentions of water odors ranging from “musty” to “acidic.” Read More»

Business holds steady in PTC

No small shopping here — During Small Business Saturday and beyond, small businesses in Fayette County are a big part of the Christmas shopping season. Getting in on the holiday shopping tradition at Smith and Davis Clothing between Fayetteville and Peachtree City were Senoia resident Whitt Jones and 4-year-old Joslynn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Recent unemployment figures show that Peachtree City’s jobless rating is decreasing. While the number of businesses registered in the city has remained essentially steady over the past year, city records show that approximately 1,700 businesses employ nearly 14,000 people.

Records from October show nearly 1,100 registered non-home-based businesses in the city. That number has held relatively steady for the past year, though there was a small dip in the number of businesses in March. Read More»

COS youth to present Christmas musical Sunday

Tyler Jacobson (“Goldie”) expresses disappointment that the show’s lighted star is so unimpressive. Sharing his disdain are Sam Kreutzer, Chelby Gambrel, and Mari Hegrenes. Photo/Special.

The Shepherd’s Flock Singers at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will present a musical, “An Unplugged Christmas,” on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary. The 24 actor/singers are all in grades 1-5.

That afternoon at 3 p.m. they will sing at Arbor Terrace Senior Living.

“An Unplugged Christmas” follows the experiences of children who are trying to win “The Biggest, Brightest Christmas Show Ever Contest.” Just when all is ready, the electricity fails. In the process of adjusting their expectations and goals they learn what’s really important at Christmas. Read More»

1 suspect in custody, 2 sought in PTC robbery

Law enforcement officers from Fayette and Clayton counties have arrested a woman and continue to search for two male suspects who robbed the AT&T store on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City late Tuesday afternoon. Read More»

Hotel/motel tax revenues increase in FY 2014 in PTC

PTC CVB website photo.

Revenues from the hotel/motel tax in Peachtree City are up for 2014. Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Executive Director Nancy Price commenting on the increase said the market is strong and growing.

Price said the hotel/motel tax revenue for the city’s five hotels and two conference centers has increased substantially for fiscal year 2014. Read More»

Short agenda for PTC Council Thursday

If the agenda is any indication, the Dec. 4 meeting of the Peachtree City Council will be brief. The only two items of note involve the consideration of bids for the Public Works Department.

The council will consider a bid for a track loader and one for a rubber tire wheel loader. The single bid for the track loader was $204,871 while the low bid for the rubber tire wheel loader was $136,270.

Both bid awards will be funded by the Public Improvement Program (PIP) Fund.

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