Peachtree City

County seeks role as vehicle testing site

A July 24 vote by the Fayette County Commission asked state lawmakers to consider Fayette as a test site for research, development and manned testing of autonomous vehicle technology.

The resolution was intended to request legislative support that would serve to encourage related technology companies to consolidate their efforts in Fayette County, establishing the county as an epicenter for the creation of state and federal regulations and industry standards. Read More»

Council to discuss cost of dam repair at Thurs. meeting

By JOHN THOMPSON
jthompson@TheCitizen.com

As the calendar turns to August, the state of Peachtree City’s signature lake will be the focus of Thursday’s City Council meeting.

The only item of note during the meeting is a budget amendment to help pay for ongoing costs associated with the repair of the lake’s dam.

During the summer, residents have driven by the once-tranquil lake that has turned into a weed-filled mud pit. Numerous cars have been towed out of the former lake and residents have complained about the state of the area. Read More»

Big day for sailing

Big day for sailing

Remote-control sailboat enthusiasts from Peachtree City, Atlanta, North Carolina, Missouri, Florida and South Carolina took part Aug. 2 in the Peachtree Regatta on the shores of Lake McIntosh. The event was hosted by Peachtree City’s Turtle Pond Model Yacht Club. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayette County arrests - July 29 - Aug. 4

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, July 29 - Monday, Aug. 4

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Blanca E. Cisneros-Cerda, born in 1977, of Briar Street, Union City, for no valid license.

Elisa R. Frazier, born in 1963, of Lakeside Way, Newnan, for suspended registration and probation/parole violation. Read More»

Carriage Lane’s yard sale starts Friday in P’tree City

Members of Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City are accepting donations today until 7 p.m. for their annual Ranch on Jesus yard sale planned for this Friday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual yard sale plays a large part in covering the educational costs of Ugandan children at Ranch on Jesus orphanage. Read More»

Peter Viator Harrington, 77, of Peachtree City

Peter Viator Harrington

Peter Viator Harrington, 77, of Peachtree City, passed away August 5, 2014.

He was born June 2, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. to Pete and Nellie Harrington. He was the third of six children; 5 boys and one girl. He graduated from Marquette University in 1959. He met his wife, Cathy at Marquette and they married in 1962. Read More»

Longing for the lake’s return

Kudos to Mr. Charles Phillis (The Citizen, Letters to the Editor, July 30, 2014). We came to Peachtree City from south Texas two years ago and rented a golf cart and took a couple of days in what we thought was the most beautiful place we had ever seen, sold our house in Texas and purchased a home here.

“Sunset on Peachtree lake.“ Now what do we have? Weeds and a bunch of folks who were elected to take care of these kind of things.

And what are they doing? Passing the buck, afraid to make a stand. Read More»

About regulatory overreach

What power and what authority does the EPA and now the EPD have over states, counties, and cities? Do they have the authority to require these governing agencies to add departments to do the work already being done by other departments? Read More»

Chester Cleal Ping, age 100, of Peachtree City

Chester Cleal Ping, age 100, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on July 25, 2014.

He was born on June 13, 1914 to Charles Wesley Ping and Mary Alice Barkus Ping in Miller, S.D.

He was the co-owner of Ping McCurdy Century 21 Real Estate in Peachtree City, Ga. for more than 20 years and a past President of the Fayette Board of Realtors. He was a member of Peachtree City Christian Church, a 25 year Mason, Indiana local and State Grange. Chester loved watching Westerns, watching the Braves and playing solitaire. Read More»

Peachtree City team's dreams dashed due to paperwork error

Peachtree City's Little League team immediately after the final game of the state tournament. Photo/Submitted.

Peachtree City Little League officials learned late Thursday that their team had been stripped of its state championship and will not compete in the Southeast regional tournament that begins this weekend in Warner Robins.

The team from Columbus that Peachtree City defeated at state will move on to regionals.

The action came as a result of what one local official called “obscure administrative violations” regarding paperwork filed well before the state tournament. Read More»

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