Peachtree City

New delay for lake: dredging permit needed to continue

The defective Lake Peachtree spillway. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City residents who are displeased with the unsightly nature of the lowered Lake Peachtree are going to be disheartened. Read More»

College baseball signee from McIntosh

McIntosh senior Charles “Tre’’ Hudak III has recently signed to play baseball at Reinhardt University and study physical therapy. Seated are parents Chuck and Raelynn Hudak. Standing, from left, are McIntosh head coach Brad Campbell and pitching coach Scott Camp. Photo/Special.

Book ’im, Neivah

Book ’im, Neivah

Neivah Molina, 14, puts the handcuffs on Peachtree City Police Sgt. Jason McKinnon during an exercise last week as part of the police department’s Junior Police Academy. Local teens got a hands-on look at what it takes to be a cop on the beat. Photo/Special.

Jefferson Harold Flora, Jr., 81, of Peachtree City

Jefferson Harold Flora, Jr., 81, of Peachtree City, Ga. (formally of Atlanta) passed away on June 7, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jefferson Harold Flora, Sr. and Lorene Benta Hooper Flora of Atlanta. Read More»

Alleene Walker, 90, of Peachtree City

Alleene Walker, 90, of Peachtree City, passed away June 11, 2014. She proudly served in the United States Air Force and later retired from Eastern Airlines.

She was preceded in death by her brother William "Bill" Everett Walker and sisters Carolyn Fay Kelly and Peggy Ruth Boshers. She is survived by her sisters Betty Edmondson of Peachtree City and Cecil Ann Jones of Nashville and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Mt. Pleasant Tennessee. Read More»

Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

A motorist narrowly averted disaster early this morning in a failed attempt to cross railroad tracks that were under repair, police said.

The driver was running late for work and disregarded three “road closed” signs before reaching the tracks at Paschall Road, police said. Because the road had been cut for maintenance, the car fell off the roadway.

“The driver called for a wrecker but a train arrived first and a collision occurred,” according to the police department’s Facebook page.

The train received minimal damage, but the driver was issued a citation. Read More»

PTC tax hikes ahead?

Council to talk budget Monday; city staff to price various service levels; $3M for streets, cart paths
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PTC to Fayette: ‘Hurry up’ with lake repairs

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (R) and Councilman Mike King at a meeting earlier this year. Photo/John Munford.

County expects to wrap up evaluation of options the last week in July, but permits may provide further hurdles to overcome Read More»

PTC’s Victoria Wilcox is Ga. ‘Author of Year’

Peachtree City author Victoria Wilcox. Photo/Submitted.

A Peachtree City author was named Georgia Author of the Year for Best First Novel by the Georgia Writers Association June 7.

Victoria Wilcox authored “Inheritance,” which is the first in a historical fiction trilogy about the life and times of Georgia native Doc Holliday.

She discovered the story while serving as the founding director of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum in Fayetteville, and Wilcox subsequently spent 18 years researching and writing about Holliday. Read More»

Rail crossing work in PTC closes Dividend Drive, Paschall Road

Stock photo.

The intersection of Dividend Drive and Aviation Way at the railroad tracks and the intersection of Paschall Road at the railroad tracks will be closed for the next three to four days, city officials said Tuesday.

The closures are necessary as the CSX Railroad company makes improvements in those areas, officials said.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes until the work is complete.

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