Peachtree City

New homes could impact Tyrone and Coweta County

A birds-eye view of what Wilksmoor Village and MacDuff Parkway in northwest Peachtree City will look like has been made available by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. The new map shows how the parkway will be linked to North Kedron Drive on Ga. Highway 74.

The existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units while the three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. In total, Wilksmoor Village will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

Cops investigate suicide, close busy Crosstown Rd.

UPDATED OCT. 2, 2014 — Police have determined that the man found dead Sept. 29 at Rockspray Pond Park in southern Peachtree City was the victim of a self-inflicted wound.

The subsequent investigation closed Crosstown Drive from Cameron Trail to South Peachtree Parkway to all traffic during a busy part of Monday afternoon, causing schoolbuses to be diverted.

The name of the man was not disclosed by police.

Here's the department's press release: Read More»

PTC staff seeks expanded pay hike

City Manager James Pennington makes a point to council members in a file photo from January 2014. City Clerk/Public Information Officer Betsy Tyler is in the background.

If adopted, new salary scale would bump some starting PTC staffers’ paychecks upward by between 9% and 23%

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 will consider a staff Read More»

Digging in for PTC Dragon Boat Race

Digging in for PTC Dragon Boat Race

The new Lake McIntosh location for the annual Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races held Sept. 27 provided a perfect venue for the nearly three dozen teams participating in the annual event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Septic tank failing, care home wants annexation into PTC

Septic tank failing, care home wants annexation into PTC

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 will hear an annexation request that would bring the Heritage of Peachtree City personal care apartments on Ga. Highway 54 near Sumner Road into the city.

The 3.52-acre property is situated between Hwy. 54 and Sumner Road on the city’s east side. The property is zoned community commercial in unincorporated Fayette County.

Owned by HCRIX Royal LLC, the site consists of 49 personal care apartments and is accessed by a driveway off Hwy. 54. Read More»

Holy Trinity church will offer end of life seminar

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will offer a free End of Life seminar in two sessions this month, a program that “will empower individuals, families and caregivers with an understanding of the respect and dignity of life in light of Church Teaching.” Read More»

Reindl tapped for children’s ministries director

Kim Reindl is extremely busy these days. As the newly installed director of children’s ministries at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church, she will oversee virtually every aspect of children’s ministries at the church.

She says she is committed to implementing fresh, engaging, age-appropriate curriculum, leading Children’s Church and offering fun, interactive activities designed to help children to grow in their faith. Read More»

Somebody doesn’t know what’s up

In the Sept. 24, 2014 issue of The Citizen, the headline article on Page 1 was entitled, “Young adults wave goodbye to Fayette.” On Page 3 there was an article entitled, “Peachtree City prepares for 1,329 new residents.”

The first article noted that Fayette County leads the nation in the exodus of millennials (age 28 and younger) that are leaving for other communities.

The second article noted that the proposed Crestwood subdivision would have 650 “age-restricted units for persons 55 and up” (almost half of the proposed 1,329 units). Read More»

Youth football game raises sportsmanship questions

This weekend, the 10-year Rec Chiefs took to Riley Field to face their fourth opponent of the year. There was a good crowd and the cheerleaders were there. The boys, most of whom are playing football for the first time this year, were excited for a good game. Read More»

Faisst-Keegan engagement

Jessica Rae Faisst engaged to Daniel Patrick Keegan

Lou and Chris Faisst of Peachtree City, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Rae Faisst to Daniel Patrick Keegan, son of Bill and Jane Keegan, also of Peachtree City.

Jessica is a 2011 graduate of McIntosh High School and will graduate from the University of West Georgia in May, 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Education. Read More»