Fayette County

American Legion Post 50 hosting meeting about VA Health Care Program

US Veterans, young & old, will have the opportunity to enroll in the US Veterans Administration Health Care Program in an expedited and fast track manner. Peachtree City American Legion Post 50, with the support of Peachtree City VFW Post 9949, Fayetteville American Legion Post 105 and the Marine Corps League, will present a help session for all local area veterans. If you have not enrolled with the VA, please do so. Read More»

PTC woman dies after crash on Hwy 54, Huiet Road

A Peachtree City woman died from injuries she received in a motor vehicle crash Friday on the new spur of Huiet Road at Ga. Highway 54 East, sheriff’s officials said today.

Amy Layton, 21, was driving a 1989 Toyota MR2 north on Huiet Road Read More»

Moovie Night at The Villages, Aug. 20

Fayetteville Main Street is giving the kids one more night of summer fun when it hosts the second “Moovie Night” of 2010 this Friday, Aug. 20, at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, games and movies. Read More»

Army Ground Forces band in PTC, Aug. 19

Army Ground Forces band in PTC, Aug. 19

The Army Ground Forces Band will perform at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater Thursday, Aug. 19. Enjoy an evening of music under the stars featuring the works of John Williams, William Schuman, Saint-Saens, and the march king himself, John Philip Sousa. The concert is free to the public and no tickets are required. Gates will open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m.
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Walking signs may be asked to take a hike

Peachtree City folks have taken notice to a new trend in signs: those carried by folks on the side of the road, hoping to drum up new business.

But with concerns about aesthetics and potential safety hazards, city officials are taking a second crack at regulating these so-called “walking signs.”

The regulations would forbid signs from being held or displayed by a person if the sign is visible from any public street. A similar measure was discussed last year but was unanimously voted down by the planning commission and was never ultimately considered by the City Council. Read More»

Walgreens architecture will be reviewed by PTC planners

The architecture for a Walgreens drugstore which will replace Peachtree City’s Ruby Tuesday restaurant will be reviewed by the city’s planning commission at an upcoming meeting.

The Ruby Tuesday will be razed to make way for the Walgreen’s at the southwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

The Walgreens will be three times the size of the existing restaurant. A company representative has assured the city that despite the larger footprint, all the existing landscaping surrounding the store off Peachtree Parkway and Hwy. 54 will remain. Read More»

Residents upset about path closing in Cedarcroft

City says path was temporary and is private property

The blocking off of a dirt cart path in the Cedarcroft subdivision has several Peachtree City residents upset.

Several people have contacted The Citizen in the past few weeks complaining that the path should be reopened as it provided a more direct route from Cedarcroft to the nearby cart path bridge that crosses Ga. Highway 74 north. Currently it is blocked off with posts dug into the ground.

Path users now have to loop around on a path between Cedarcroft and Centennial to reach MacDuff Parkway to get to the bridge. Read More»

Karate studio, shops OK'd for Lexington Circle

A building that will include a karate studio and several shops behind the CVS Pharmacy in the Lexington Circle shopping center was approved by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

At just under 14,000 square feet, the development will be directly across from the townhome development at Lexington Circle.

The front of the studio and shops will face the CVS Pharmacy and Ga. Highway 54, although the city initially wanted it to face the townhomes. This was mitigated somewhat by the significant drop off in grade from the internal road down to the property. Read More»

Tyrone seeks nominees for 'Hero of the Year'

Tyrone Founders Day is looking for those who have exhibited acts of courage and is looking for submissions for the “Hero of the Year.”

Rules & regulations:
1. All nominations are to be submitted on the ‘official entry form”. The forms may be augmented with clippings or other evidentiary materials.
You may use back of form if additional space is needed.
2. Nominations must be received no later than August 20, 2010 to be eligible.
3. The review board will be made up of three impartial judges.
4. The review board will meet the week of Aug. 22 to make their decision. Read More»

International festival seeks vendors

The Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking artisans, performers and food and craft vendors with an international flair. The 2010 International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Drake Field.

Those attending will enjoy a taste of culture, food and art from around the world. The festival is a vision that is coming to life again this year.  The objective is to raise the awareness of our cultural diversity and increase interest in international commerce though the interaction of the community, business, and the arts. Read More»