Peachtree City

PTC to vet Lake Peachtree deal tonight

Agreement with county calls for city to conduct further tests, appeal state ruling

The Peachtree City Council is holding a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in City Hall to consider an agreement with county officials to appeal a state ruling on Lake Peachtree.

The lake has been at a reduced level since it was drained in February to allow dock and shoreline maintenance for what was supposed to be a couple of months. During that time, problems were found with the concrete spillway and further investigation revealed a cavernous structure underneath, likely caused by erosion. Read More»

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City

John Melvin Currie

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City passed away July 9, 2014. Read More»

County says OK to PTC’s lake agreement

Ga. Highway 54 bridge across Flat Creek/Lake Peachtree in a June photo.

Officials hoping to limit cost of work to refill Lake Peachtree; state decision could cost into millions

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday to approve a pact with the Peachtree City Council to appeal what could be a very costly decision by state regulators regarding Lake Peachtree.

Yet instead of the county taking the engineering lead on the project, the city itself will be responsible for conducting a dam breach analysis to determine what would happen downstream if the dam or spillway were to fail. Read More»

PTC Council to review options for 54W traffic

Traffic study project location map. Source: Peachtree City website.

The results of a $70,000 study to improve traffic flow on Ga. Highway 54 West will be discussed by the Peachtree City Council Monday night Read More»

PTC’s top rookie and Rotarian of the Year

PTC’s top rookie and Rotarian of the Year

Rotary Club of Peachtree City past president, Amy Leuenberger, congratulates Don Walden and Scott Bradshaw (R) for being selected as this year’s Rookie and Rotarian of the Year, respectively. The awards are well deserving because of their hard work and dedication to Rotary’s “service above self.” Photo/Special.

From McIntosh HS to ‘The Last Ship’ — Van Winkle fights to save humanity . . . on cable TV

PTC native Travis Van Winkle aboard a Navy destroyer. Photo/Special.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern to The Citizen

A Peachtree City native has a high-profile role in one of the hottest dramas on summer TV screens.

Travis Van Winkle, a class of 2000 McIntosh grad, can now be seen Sunday evenings on “The Last Ship,” a new post-apocalyptic drama on TNT.

In this week’s episode, his character pilots an explosives-laden boat into the side of a rogue Russian warship and lives on to fight another day. Read More»

Skateboarding on a parade float is a moving target

Skateboarding on a parade float is a moving target

Unusual and unexpected floats can really turn heads in the annual July 4th parade in Peachtree City, and this shredding ode to skateboarding was no exception last week. The entry from PTCSK8 was a half-pipe skateboard ramp on which jumps and tricks were performed as the float moved to the crowd’s delight. The entry won the Grand Marshal’s trophy. See more winning floats on pages C5-C6 in this week's print edition of The Citizen. Photo/John Munford.

More costly dam looms if PTC fails in Lake Peachtree appeal

State decision stands to increase cost to county

Peachtree City officials plan to appeal a decision from state regulators that would require a more costly repair to the dam and spillway holding back Lake Peachtree.

The city, which owns the lake, is working in conjunction with Fayette County, which leases the use of the lake as a water reservoir. The county has agreed with the city that the best option for now is to pursue the appeal. Read More»

Dietmeyer, Hahn to perform tonight at Christ Our Shepherd

Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Hahn of The OK Factor

Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Hahn, also known as “The OK Factor,” will present a concert on Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City.

Olivia (O) and Karla (K) met when both were students in classical music at Luther College. They began collaborating in 2012, joining forces to form an alternative folk duo which experiments in a number of genres, including bluegrass, jazz, and popular music. The OK Factor writes original music and also embeds traditional fragments into their own compositions. Read More»

Hadzick-Callen Engagement

Kelly Hadzick engaged to Jonathan Callen

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hadzick of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Hadzick, to Jonathan Callen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Callen of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be graduated from Starr's Mill High School in 2006. She received her nursing degree from Georgia State University in 2011. She is currently working in Atlanta at Emory University Hospital in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Read More»