Peachtree City

Make sure you ‘Click It or Ticket’

Those traveling though Peachtree City over the Thanksgiving holiday should make sure their seatbelts are buckled. Officers will be participating again this year in the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

Peachtree City Police will be cracking down on motorists who are not buckled up during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The two-week mobilization will target drivers and passengers who are not restrained in motor vehicles as well as adults who do not properly restrain children. The enforcement effort will continue through Nov. 30. Read More»

Word remains mum on new shopping center

The year is coming to an end and there is still no word on The Overlook shopping center, RaceTrac and Chick-fil-A to be built along Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City.

The timelines involved could depend on the state’s decision on a “continuous green T” traffic signal at the site.

City Senior Planner David Rast said there has been no further progress on the Chick-fil-A, RaceTrac or Overlook developments situated west of Planterra Way. Read More»

11-year-old becomes professional beekeeper

Allison Spinney (above, right) is one of the youngest beekeepers to pass the test in Georgia.  Photo/Submitted.

Eleven-year-old Allison Spinney passed the Georgia Master Beekeeping Program, Certified Beekeeper test in September.

Allison is one of the youngest beekeepers to pass the test in Georgia.

She attended the Coweta 4H beekeeping program for a year, learning and preparing for the test. Spinney and her mother, Denise, are members of the Coweta Beekeepers Association. 

Allison is a sixth-grader at the Georgia Cyber Academy and lives in Peachtree City with her parents.

She has been beekeeping for two years and enjoys nurturing her colony of honey bees and the sweet honey they produce. Read More»

Cops ‘Light Up the Night’

PTC police launch toy drive to benefit kids

The Peachtree City Police Department is starting the 2014 Light Up the Night toy drive, which began on Nov. 20, at the Wal-Mart Shopping Center and continues this weekend.

The event helps to ensure that local families in need can have a joyous holiday.

The department is asking for donations of new unwrapped toys for both girls and boys.

The age range should be from 2 to 17 years of age.

In lieu of toys, monetary donations can also be made at one of the donation drop off points or at the Police Department. Read More»

Local author writes murder mystery

Sharon Marchisello and the cover of her new book, "Going Home." Photos/Submitted.

The Fayette County Public Library invites the public to a book presentation and signing by Sharon Marchisello on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Marchisello will talk about “Going Home,” her new suspense novel from Sunbury Press. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting both the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library and the Fayette Humane Society. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

Railroad news: Call these trains the City of Pittsburgh, via PTC

Wonderland by rail — Seven-year-old Peachtree City resident Caidan Reaves explores the meticulous work that went into the massive layout of HO-scale trains and the accompanying buildings and scenery on annual display at the home of Denny and Paulette Durst in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is a labor of love for Peachtree City residents Denny and Paulette Durst that began nine years ago. The couple on Nov. 22 held their eighth open house and welcomed nearly 200 visitors to experience their expansive HO-scale model display that includes six trains running on hundreds of feet of track and features a realistic rendering of the sights around the Pittsburgh area half a century ago.
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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»

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