Peachtree City

Classical Broadway and Beyond’ concert set at All Saints Anglican in PTC

Chelsea Buyalos and LeeLee Hunter

All Saints Anglican Church will host a free concert, open to the public, on Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. Sopranist Chelsea Buyalos and guitarist LeeLee Hunter will perform pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, George Gershwin, and Richard Rogers. The program will feature familiar pieces beloved by all. Buyalos and Hunter are also participating in the church’s annual Music Camp July 7 -11. Read More»

PTC budget talks: Likely 1 mill tax hike

PTC budget talks: Likely 1 mill tax hike

Council concerned about path upkeep

Look for property taxes to increase this year in Peachtree City.

After two earlier meetings, city staff came back to the Peachtree City Council June 19 with a modified proposal for a 1 mill tax hike to pay for a 3 percent pay raise for city workers and a reduced list of cart path and street repavings. An earlier proposal recommended a nearly 2 mill increase. Read More»

John T. Bohan, Sr., age 77, of Peachtree City

John T. Bohan, Sr., age 77, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. He was born on September 12, 1936 to Hazel Cordrey Bohan and Walter T. Bohan in Houlton, Maine.

He retired from Delta Airlines after 28 years of service. After retirement, he became a Peachtree City Crossing Guard for 5 years. John was a member to the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, the VFW, and the American Legion of Peachtree City.

He married his wife of 44 years, Joyce Kizzire Bohan on May 30, 1970 in Riverdale, Ga. Read More»

After nearly a month closed, bridge is open

Residents enjoy the re-opened bridge over Lake Peachtree. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The path bridge over Lake Peachtree on Ga. Highway 54 is open and back in use after being closed for repairs for nearly four weeks.

The bridge was closed for repairs on May 19 and re-opened on June 17, City Clerk Betsy Tyler sid Thursday.

City staff previously said the repair was needed because the handrails on the bridge had fallen into disrepair.

While the closure prevented golf carts from using the path, it did not deter many walkers and runners who simply stepped over the guardrail and continued on their way. Read More»

PTC police credit man for big pot arrest — his own

Photo courtesy of Peachtree City Police Department.

‘Check out my YouTube Page’ – cops did, found online pics of 33 marijuana plants in man's house

A Peachtree City man was arrested on felony marijuana charges June 13 after he invited an officer to “check out his YouTube channel” which showed a marijuana-growing operation at his residence that contained 33 marijuana plants.

Zachary A. Peak, 29, of Paddock Trail in Glenloch Village, was charged with manufacturing, distribution and possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects and indecent exposure, according to police and jail records. Read More»

Economic hits mount with permit delays for dredging Lake Peachtree

The infamous spillway on Lake Peachtree. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

With Lake Peachtree unusable, August triathlon canceled; uncertainties about Dragon Boat Race

County officials last week announced another potential delay in refilling Lake Peachtree.

The proposed dry dredging of the lake bed will require state and/or federal permits, unlike previously thought, according to County Manager Steve Rapson. This stands to delay the dredging process by at least several months.

The lake has been drained almost completely since February when it was lowered to allow dock and shoreline maintenance ... but in the interim problems were discovered with a cavern that was created underneath the lake’s spillway, threatening its structural integrity. Read More»

Cool water for a determined runner

Cool water for a determined runner

Taking a cool sip for Fayetteville’s June 14 Civitans Old Courthouse 5K is Betty Rose of Peachtree City, who has run over 50 marathons in the last 13 years. She started at age 53 and is now 66, and has been running 5Ks for over 50 years. Proceeds from the run will aid organizations serving medically fragile citizens in Fayette, such as the Joseph Sams School, ExceptionalOPS, Fayette County Special Olympics, and Southwest Christian Care (Hospice, Hope House, Senior Care, Spiritual Care). Photo/Bonnie Hester.

PTC looking at buying new operational software for $495K

Peachtree City officials are wanting to spend up to $495,000 to overhaul much of the city’s operational software, and a vote is expected Thursday night on a very light agenda for the Peachtree City Council.

The winning vendor, BS&A Software, was selected from six companies that submitted proposals, three of which were invited to demonstrate their product onsite for staff to review.

According to a memo from Financial Services Director Paul Salvatore, BS&A was chosen because it would best address the majority of the city’s needs based on input from all city divisions and departments. Read More»

PTCUMC’s Summer Speaker Series continues this week

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC), 225 Robinson Rd., continues its Summer Speaker Series today, June 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Karen Stephens will lead participants in a discussion about “Love and Hospitality” as related in Hebrews 13:1-3: “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Read More»

All Saints Anglican’s annual free music camp coming up

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its seventh annual free children’s Music Camp July 7 - 11. The program is for children ages 5 through 11.

The camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon each day at the church, 225 S. Peachtree Parkway. Parents and friends will be invited to the “grand finale” and graduation presentation at noon on July 11 when the children will demonstrate what they have learned. Read More»

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