Fayette County

PTC to sell $6M bonds for repairs, refinancing

To fund necessary repairs and upgrades at city owned facilities and re-finance two existing loans, the Peachtree City Council Thursday night approved the sale of $6 million in revenue bonds.

The bond issue will cover $3 million in improvements and the refinancing of two existing loans.

The city got an outstanding interest rate of 2.16 percent, thanks to the city’s excellent credit rating, officials said. And when paired with the payoff of another bond series earlier this year, the net increase on debt service is only $165,000 a year, according to Finance Director Paul Salvatore. Read More»

Planners to vote on TDK plant expansion

A proposal to add a 40,000 square foot expansion to TDK’s facility on TDK Boulevard near Ga. Highway 74 South will be considered by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

The expansion will allow the company to consolidate its warehouse and shipping activities, TDK representatives have said.

The conceptual site plan for the existing TDK facility shows the proposed addition of approximately 40,000 square feet that will be similar in design to the existing structure, city Planning and Zoning Administrator David Rast has said. Read More»

PTC saving on roof work, but bubble cost to rise

Peachtree City will be saving a significant amount of money using a new process to repair the roofs of two buildings instead of replacing them. Read More»

PTC to add two new staffers

Peachtree City has hired two additional employees, although one of the new positions will expire after a year.

A 30-hour a week intern has been brought on for the city’s planning department to help reduce a backlog of matters that must be dealt with, city officials said. That intern is being hired on a 1-year contract, and the total cost including salary and benefits is $29,571. Read More»

Big wins in region matches for numerous local teams

There were a lot of shutouts in tonight’s football games. Sandy Creek beat Locust Grove, 42-0, Starr’s Mill defeated McIntosh, 35-0, Northgate topped Upson Lee 45-0 and East Coweta beat Langston Hughes 35-0. Whitewater took on Fayette County and won 23-6 and Our Lady of Mercy beat Southwest Atlanta Christian 42-6.

For more see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1667

Traffic advisory issued for Great Georgia Air Show

As always, motorists should expect some traffic delays associated with the Great Georgia Air Show today and tomorrow at Falcon Field airport in the Peachtree City industrial park.

The heaviest traffic is expected along Dividend Drive and Ga. Highway 74 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., police said.

Motorists should be aware of golf cart traffic in particular, as carts will be using Dividend Drive both days and also crossing Ga. Highway 74, where police officers will be directing traffic. Read More»

James Franklin Dietz, III, 64, of Peachtree City

James Franklin Dietz, III "Jim" 64, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Oct. 3, 2011.

He was born in Charlotte, N.C. to James Franklin Dietz, Sr. and Dorothy Jackson Dietz.

Mr. Dietz served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid golfer & awesome "grandpa."

He was preceded in death by his parents. Read More»

Deputies make identity fraud arrest

Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigators made an arrest on Oct. 5 in connection with an identity theft case which occurred on May 19, 2011.

Investigators have arrested Jasmine Lee, 28, of Jonesboro and charged her with identity theft, according to sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan.

This case involved Lee fraudulently depositing a stolen check belonging to a Fayette County citizen into her JP Morgan Chase Bank account.

Fayette school board to appoint volunteer to fill Post 5

Want to serve on the Fayette County Board of Education for the next three years?

Drop off a résumé by Halloween. One catch: You have to live in the Post 5 geographic area.

The need to fill the seat of Fayette County Board of Education Post 5 member Sam Tolbert — who passed away in September — will be accomplished in the coming days by soliciting information from interested citizens who live in the Post 5 area. The new board member will be appointed by a majority vote of the four remaining board members and will serve through the full unexpired term that extends through the end of 2014. Read More»

PTC sewer board nixes raises

The 26 employees of Peachtree City’s sewer system will not see any cost of living or merit increases this year.

That’s because the city Water and Sewer Authority voted unanimously to ditch the increases for the 2011-2012 budget year. That move will save $56,623.

The vote came at the end of a protracted discussion about one authority member’s calculations of the year-to-year increase in employee benefits. Read More»