Peachtree City

PTC manager: tax hike ‘important for future’

City Manager Jim Pennington makes a point in a file photo from January 2014. City Clerk Betsy Tyler is at right in background.

City manager says if quality declines, residents will leave

While the average Peachtree City homeowner may soon face a $100 increase in city property taxes, the hike is necessary in large part to make up for a lack of funding in road and cart path maintenance, according to City Manager Jim Pennington.

Pennington was referring to the city exhausting its funds from the 2004 countywide transportation sales tax, which paid for road and cart path resurfacing. With those funds gone, the city plans to increase the amount of spending on street resurfacing to $1.48 million and slightly increase cart path resurfacing to $440,000. Read More»

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Amateur radio operators hold field day in Senoia

Members of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club met June 28 at the stone lodge at Marimac Lakes Park in Senoia for the American Radio Relay League’s Annual Field Day event where “ham” operators talk with their counterparts across North America. Among those present for the 24-hour event were, from left, Fayetteville resident Robert Burton, Peachtree City resident Steve Yothment, Senoia resident Bill Lackey and Brooks resident Jim Burchfield. Photo/Ben Nelms.

KPTCB branches out from recycling to cart path litter patrol; volunteers log 18K hours a year

KPTCB Director Al Yougel helps organize the manpower to empty trash cans on the cart paths and keep the paths clean, along with running recycling operations. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

By Bonnie Hester
Intern to The Citizen

The nonprofit agency Keep PTC Beautiful has recently taken on a larger role within Peachtree City.

The organization, a chapter of Keep America Beautiful, is dedicated to controlling litter and reducing waste throughout the community. In late April of this year, it began fulfilling a contract with the city to empty and maintain the trash receptacles located along the city’s 98 miles of cart paths. Read More»

New PTC Rotary president installed

New PTC Rotary president installed

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City has a new president. Outgoing president Amy Leuenberger (L) passes the gavel to incoming president Ed Outlaw at a recent club meeting. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City puts on a show!

Peachtree City puts on a show!

The Citizen Facebook fan Jeff Lange Friday night shot some of the most difficult subjects in photography — nighttime fireworks blasts.

Even though the Lake Peachtree lakebed was mostly dry, thousands lined its sandy shores and every available viewing spot to watch the yearly fireworks display fired from a peninsula southeast of City Hall.

At right and below of some of the pictures Jeff shot in celebration of July 4th, America's Independence Day.

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'Recon' Ryan gets state VFW award for volunteer efforts

James “Recon” Ryan was presented with the “Mr. VFW” Joe L. Smith Memorial Award by Georgia VFW Commander Al Lipphardt. Photo/Special.

James “Recon” Ryan of Peachtree City has been awarded the statewide Joe L. Smith Memorial Award as “Mr. VFW” for the 2013-2014 year.

The award is presented annually to a VFW member in Georgia who has served veterans, the VFW, and his community with singular distinction and excellence. Read More»

Veterans ready for July 4th parade

Veterans ready for July 4th parade

Who better than a veteran to hand out American flags on the 4th of July? As is their tradition, all five military veterans groups in Fayette County are banding together to distribute thousands of American flags during the Peachtree City 4th of July Parade. The flags are made in America and represent the financial commitment of our veterans to patriotism in our community. Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

Police on lookout for Kedron flasher

Police want to locate this man who is believed to have flashed a woman in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Kroger recently. Anyone with information on the incident or identity of the suspect is asked to call Peachtree City police at 770-487-8866.

Peachtree City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a black male who flashed a woman in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Kroger recently.

The suspect, whose face is not clearly seen on video surveillance footage from inside the store, was wearing a T-shirt with the letters “RMA” on the back. Police believe he may be driving a black passenger vehicle.

Anyone with information on the incident or identity of the suspect is asked to call Peachtree City police at 770-487-8866.

Celtic Christmas concert set for Dec. 13

It will be a festive holiday season with a Celtic Christmas playing The Fred. Photo/Special.

Kelly Porter Productions has announced that their second concert at The Fred will take place on December 13 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.

Tickets are now on sale. and may be purchased at either the Fred Box Office or online at ticketalternative.com. Read More»

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