Fayette County

Christian music concert in PTC, Saturday

Holy Trinity Council 8081 of the Knights of Columbus announces that it is sponsoring a Christian music concert at the Frederick Brown Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct 2. The performers are Dove Award winning group Downhere along with Chris Sleigh and Finding Favour. They are bringing their You’re Not Alone Tour to Peachtree City.

Special Guests include Second Chance featuring Joyce Gruschow and OPEN24. Read More»

Panthers top Wildcats, McIntosh gets first win

In a rivalry game that seems to get bigger each year, Starr's Mill beat Whitewater 21-14, while McIntosh won their homecoming, Sandy Creek stayed unbeaten and Landmark bounced back from last week's loss to Our Lady of Mercy. Things didn't go as well for Fayette County in their homecoming game. For more see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1068

Commissioners warned of bypass lawsuit

If Fayette County does get a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approving the alignment of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, a citizen’s group is prepared to immediately file a lawsuit under the federal Clean Water Act. Read More»

PTC man speaks out on federal indictment

Gresham accused of bilking millions in currency trading scheme

Former Peachtree City resident Elton A. (E.A.) Gresham has been indicted by a federal grand jury alleging that he defrauded investors of $15.8 million. The Sept. 21 indictment filed in federal court in Dallas said Gresham’s Ponzi scheme has resulted in 10 counts of aiding and abetting mail fraud relating to a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) program. Gresham on Friday told The Citizen that more than $14 million has gone back to investors, adding that he plans to make full restitution to the others. Read More»

Everyone loves a parade

Everyone loves a parade

Tyrone’s Founders Day festival took place last weekend and featured numerous events that brought the community together. These children tossed out candy to the crowd gathered for the annual Founders Day parade. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Emerging artists at Shakerag

Emerging artists at Shakerag

One of the many booths at last weekend’s Shakerag Festival in Peachtree City gave visitors the chance to paint ceramic pieces and make them their own. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Gas golf cart ban still in works for PTC

A proposal to ban all gas golf carts in Peachtree City after 10 years is not dead.

At last week’s City Council meeting, Councilman Eric Imker said several residents have asked Read More»

PTC sewer increase to be proposed

At its October 11 meeting, the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority will be discussing a possible rate hike for sewer customers.

WASA General Manager Stephen Hogan said this week that the discussion will include several options and variables, but the system’s revenues have fallen over the past several years. Meanwhile, expenses have kept increasing between 3 and 5 percent each year, outpacing the revenue, Hogan said. Read More»

Recycling doubles in PTC

Recycling volume triples after companies required to offer it to all residents

The recently-adopted requirement for all waste haulers in Peachtree City to offer recycling has paid big dividends, according to city statistics.

The city’s recycling rate has doubled from 23 percent to 46 percent. Moreover, the recycling increase has led to an increase in the amount of material diverted from the landfill, with the number jumping from 4 percent before the recycling options were required to 12 percent after.

The city does not mandate that residents recycle, but each waste hauling company operating in the city is required to offer curbside recycling pickup. Read More»

Man arrested for identity theft, another for statutory rape

Fayette County Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said Thursday that sheriff’s investigators earlier this week arrest an Atlanta man for identity theft and a Fayetteville man on charges of statutory rape.

On Sept. 22 in connection with an identity theft case that occurred on April 3 investigator’s obtained an arrest warrant for Timothy Smith, 38, of Atlanta and charged him with one count of identity fraud, said Rowan. Read More»