Peachtree City

Dredge, or not? Bids will tell

Peachtree City may or may not spend money on dredging portions of Lake Peachtree not covered by Fayette County’s bid. The decision at the Nov. 20 council meeting was to piggyback on the county’s dredging bid to determine the cost before deciding on which area or areas, if any, the city should pay to dredge.

Noting that no decision could be made without knowing the costs involved, the council voted unanimously to have an Integrated Science and Engineering (ISE) map included in the county’s upcoming bid proposal. Read More»

Christmas parades set for F’ville, PTC Dec. 6

Fayetteville Public Works employee Wally Filney puts up snowflake light decorations along Stonewall Avenue next to the Fayette County courthouse Nov. 21. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The Christmas season is just around the corner and with it comes festivities on Dec. 6 in Fayetteville and Peachtree City.

Fayetteville’s 2014 Christmas Parade will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 in downtown Fayetteville.

The parade will begin at the Fayette County Justice Center and move to the west onto Center Drive. The parade will make a right turn onto Lee Street and a left onto Stonewall Avenue. The parade will take a left turn one block later onto South Glynn Street, continuing south to Melear Way where it will take a left and return to the Justice Center. Read More»

Fate of Lake Peachtree dam undecided

Lake Peachtree dam and water system intake pumping station. July 2014 photo by Bonnie Hester.

The fate of the Lake Peachtree dam could be decided before the end of the year. Hanging in the balance is the determination by the state on whether the dam can remain a Category 2 structure or if it will be designated a Category 1 dam that comes with a much greater cost.

The state is currently considering the appeal by Fayette County and Peachtree City over the reclassification of the dam from a Category 2 to a Category 1 structure. Read More»

Arrested PTC man hit with second child molestation charge

A Peachtree City man arrested on Oct. 6 on charges of child molestation has been charged with a second offense involving a 10-year-old Peachtree City girl.

Thomas Edward Zerbarini, 45, of Plantain Terrace, was charged Nov. 24 with child molestation, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Mark Brown said the second child molestation charge involves a 10-year-old girl from Peachtree City. Jail records indicate the offense occurred in January 2013. Read More»

King, Pennington defend controversial PTC pay study

Peachtree City Councilman Mike King and City Manager James Pennington. Photos/Ben Nelms.

Some residents lash out at study, others say PTC employees deserve the raises
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PTC’s Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran celebrates 40 years

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway as it was in 1978. Photo/Special.

John Weber to speak at all services on Saturday, Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will kick off a year’s celebrations to mark the church’s 40th anniversary this weekend.

Founding pastor John Weber will preach at worship services on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Weber led the first service on Dec. 1, 1974, at Glenloch Recreation Center, and then served the church for 34 years. The congregation met in a warehouse on Dividend Drive until the first Church building was finished in 1978. Read More»

Toth-Fleider engagement

Sydney Margaret Catherine Toth engaged to Tyler David Fleider

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Toth of Peachtree City, Ga. are delighted to announce the engagement of their daugher, Sydney Margaret Catherine Toth, to Tyler David Fleider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Fleider of Duluth, Ga.

The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Starr's Mill High School and a 2013 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor in sociology. Read More»

Dressed up for the Thanksgiving feast

Students Max Thurman (left) and Bo Hayes (right) participate in feast day activities. Photos/ Submitted.

Kindergartners from Huddleston Elementary School dress as pilgrims and Native Americans for their class’ reenactment of the first Thanksgiving feast. Student Jessica Felker dances dressed in Native American garb. Photos/ Submitted. Read More»

Volunteer to dig out Lake Peachtree

Having previously opined in these pages my personal angst related to empty grassy knolls where there once was a lake and the sense of urgency that I believe needs to attend the planned dredging and repair of the Lake Peachtree dam spillway, one might assume that maximum dredging is also my desire.

To the contrary, I look at the maps offered showing the extra slivers of shoreline that would be dredged with a cost borne by the city citizens and have to say, “No way”!

First off, the cost estimate seems ridiculously high, has way too large a variance and includes way too many “unknowns.” Read More»

PTC Public Works should repair dam

Why is Mayor Fleisch not ordering the repair to the spillway? Why are the Peachtree City Council persons not serving the people who voted them into the positions they now have?

Is there anyone in Peachtree City who does not understand that the Georgia Dam Authority, the EPD and the USGS do not have the authority to tell Peachtree City citizens that they cannot repair the spillway?

I have written articles in The Citizen explaining why this repair is an in-house problem and that the Peachtree City Public Works Department should repair it and refill the lake. Read More»

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