Peachtree City

PTC Rotary helps Real Life Center

PTC Rotary helps Real Life Center

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City presented the Real Life Center with a $1,000 check Thursday representing donations the club collected from the community during the club’s annual Christmas tree recycling program in January. From left are Rotary President Amy Leuenberger, Real Life Center Director Cathy Berggren and Rotarian Frances Meaders. Photo/John Munford.

Gas leak shuts entrance to PTC Walmart, Home Depot

A gas leak that sprung just after 11 a.m. today is ongoing, resulting in the closure of the entrance road to the Peachtree City Walmart and Home Depot, fire officials said.

It could be 7 p.m. or later before the gas leak can be repaired, according to estimates communicated by Atlanta Gas Light, city fire officials said.

The nearby Chase bank decided to close because of the gas leak, attributed to a break in a two-inch service line, officials said.

Medical device maker brings 120 new jobs to PTC plant

The 120 new jobs coming to pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer’s Peachtree City location next year will include executive, administrative, supervisory and production positions, the company has said.

The Citizen first reported on the expansion last March.

The expansion was formally announced Monday by Gov. Nathan Deal, who noted that the German-based company would invest millions into the 60,000 sq. ft. expansion later this year. Read More»

Mailbox theft suspects chased from Tyrone to Coweta

What began March 7 as a report of stealing mail in Tyrone quickly led to a pursuit by Peachtree City Police that continued into Coweta County where Coweta deputies clocked the vehicle at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. The vehicle was disabled by Coweta deputies on Interstate 85 and the two Atlanta residents in the vehicle were taken to the Fayette County Jail.

Shawntay S. Simmons, 26, was charged with financial identity fraud, fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, speeding and obedience to a traffic control device, according to Fayette County Jail records. Read More»

TDK Boulevard to close for weekend

TDK Boulevard will be closed between Ga. Highway 74 and Dividend Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday to allow for maintenance work on the bridge.

The city is urging drivers to use Kelly Drive or Dividend Drive as a detour.

The $23,000 project will address a significant deterioration of the expansion joint on the bridge along with safety concerns, officials said last month.

The work will be performed by Massana Construction.

‘Ready to move’ on MacDuff Pkwy. bridge

Layout of Wilksmoor Village plan from John Wieland Homes. Peachtree City Planning Commission document.

Public hearing March 24 for Wieland 238-home rezoning on PTC’s west side; bridge over railroad is key

The extension of MacDuff Parkway, all the way to Ga. Highway 74, may be closer to becoming a reality. Read More»

MHS students use science fair winnings to pay it forward

FIRST founders, from left, John Childers, Keaton Wimbish and Kyle Ewers (far right) with Jonathan Lewis. Photo/Special.

Three students with an interest in honeybees developed a science fair project last year that earned them a monetary award from the Tellus Science Museum at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Read More»

Time to order Greek pastries for Easter entertaining

St Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City is having its annual Greek Pastry Spring Sale April 11 and 12 in time for Easter entertaining.

Featured items include delectable handmade Tiropita (cheese filo triangles) for $10 per dozen, Spanakopita (spinach, onion, cheese filo triangles) also $10 per dozen, Tsoureki (gorgeous braided Easter bread) for $10 per loaf, and Koulouria (twisted cookies with or without sesame) for $8 per dozen.

The deadline for orders is April 1. Read More»

Constitution Art. V call by Ga. legislators is a very big deal

The passage of SR 736 by the Georgia General Assembly is a much bigger event than many people seem to realize.

The Senate resolution calls for an Article V Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution. Georgia is the first state in the nation to adapt such a resolution.

Given the importance of the issue, the historic nature of being the first state and the local connection, I’m somewhat surprised at the lack of local emphasis. Read More»

Obamacare may force your kids into welfare status

In your lifetime would you have ever thought that America’s middle income children would be forced into low income healthcare systems?

A provision hidden in the shadows of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) bears serious ramifications for Middle America’s families. It will force their children to be enrolled in sub-standard healthcare and will also tighten the noose of socialist government around their necks. Read More»