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Fresh Market to spark shopping center renovation

It looks like the Peachtree Crossing shopping center may be the next retail space getting an exterior makeover.

The first phase of that makeover will start with the new Fresh Market grocery store that will be taking up much of the space vacated last year by the “baby Kroger” store,

Once that is complete, the remainder of the storefronts will be renovated in phases, Peachtree City Developmental Services Director David Rast told the planning commission Monday.

“They have some pretty ambitious plans for their overall center and we’ve been working with them on that,” Rast said. Read More»

PTC adopts leash law for safety

Voice control allowed at Drake Field, Lake Peachtree for doggie swims

Dog owners in Peachtree City will now have to keep their dogs leashed at all times when off their property.

The option of “voice control” was eliminated Read More»

Learnard chides Haddix over blog comment

Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard took Mayor Don Haddix to task at Thursday night’s council meeting for a statement he made in a recent blog.

The dispute stems from a joint meeting between the Development Authority of Peachtree City and the city council days after Learnard and council members Eric Imker and Vanessa Fleisch voted to withdraw the authority’s $35,000 funding in the 2010-2011 budget. Read More»

Going for a ride at Tyrone's Founders Day

Going for a ride at Tyrone's Founders Day

Tyrone Recreation Director Jennifer Patton takes a minute Thursday from helping put together the numerous Founders Day events to spend a little time on the rollercoaster with her kids Zac (front), Duran and Delaney. The carnival at Handley Park is just one of the events that will span the weekend’s festivities. For more, see the story on Page B2. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC seeks changes for Walgreens architecture

PTC seeks changes for Walgreens architecture

Peachtree City planning officials are waiting to receive tweaked architecture for the new Walgreens pharmacy that will be replacing the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

The Walgreens will be more than three times the size of the Ruby Tuesday, sparking some concern over the look of the store “dominating” the area. Officials for the development company handling the project have pledged that all landscaping along Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will remain intact during and after construction. Read More»

PTC group hosts forum on strengthening neighborhoods

The Peachtree City Civic Association is sponsoring a neighborhood seminar to help residents organize their neighborhood for advocacy and to help protect the city’s quality of life.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free “Empower Your Neighborhood” seminar on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall. Read More»

PTC plans open space rezonings

Will distinguish parcels for conservation, greenbelts

Peachtree City planning officials are proceeding with the rezoning of nearly 600 different parcels currently zoned open space to more accurately reflect their use.

In each case, the property will be rezoned to open space-conservation or open space-public. The OS-C designation is for property that is to remain undeveloped such as greenspace, and OS-P is used for publicly-used facilities such as schools, city recreation areas including ballfields and parks, golf courses and churches. Read More»

Tyrone private school receives recognition

The educational challenge of the 21st century has motivated Crestwood Christian Academy a ministry of the Crestwood Baptist Church, to uphold their standard of excellence that has earned them Quality status.

Using the individualized Bible-based curriculum of Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.), this school focuses on Christian character training and outstanding academic accomplishments by its students, and also demonstrates a continuing commitment to state-of-the-art, computer-enhanced education. Read More»

Rep. Fludd named vice chair of NCSL’s Budget and Revenue Committee

State Representative Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) has been named Vice Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Budget & Revenue Committee.  Massachusetts State Senator and NCSL President Richard T. Moore appointed Rep. Fludd to a term that began July 2010 and expires in August 2011. Read More»

Kohl’s, ballfields up for grabs at Fischer Crossing

It’s all boiling down to a preference of old versus new. And it looks like the future of the Kohl’s department store and the remaining 225,000 square feet of retail and three community football fields proposed for location in the northeast section of the previously approved Fischer Crossing retail development in east Coweta will be a matter of whether Coweta County commissioners side with the small, but long-established owners of the Featherston Fishing Club at Wynn’s Pond who oppose the project. The issue was discussed Thursday and will continue Sept. 21. Read More»

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