Fayette County

Fayette veterans prepare to hand out Old Glory

Fayette veterans prepare to hand out Old Glory

Who better than a veteran to hand out American flags on the 4th of July? As is their tradition, the four veterans groups of Fayette County will be at the front of the PTC 4th of July Parade and have joined together to hand out thousands of flags along the parade route. From left are Guy Mitchell, Marine Corps League Detachment 1325, Arnie Geiger, American Legion Post 50, Liz Geiger, Legion Auxiliary Unit 50, Robert Ladd, American Legion Post 105, Bill Camper, VFW Post 9949, and Denny Leander, American Legion Post 105. Photo/Special.

Swingin’ Medallions concert Saturday night at The Fred kicks off PTC Independence Day celebrations

The Swingin’ Medallions. Photo/Special.

Open Mic Winner Final Answer Band to open for the classic party band

One of the best-known party bands from the 1960s, the latest version of The Swingin’ Medallions will be in concert Saturday, July 2 at the Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater to kick off the Independence Day celebrations in Peachtree City.

The evening also features a performance from the 2011 Fred Open Mic Winner, Final Answer Band. Gates open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is available for the show through The Fred Box Office in Peachtree City, and online with TicketAlternative.com. Read More»

Atlanta man charged in Fayette car theft

An Atlanta man was charged by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators on June 22 with the theft of a vehicle from a north Fayette auto broker.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said investigators arrested 34 year-old Atlanta resident Marcus Ferguson on charges of theft by taking in connection with the theft of a 2002 Monte Carlo stolen on Feb. 8 from CJW Auto Brokers on New Hope Road.

Letter critical of PTC Council's recreation firing ‘surprise’

The Peachtree City Council hashes out their decision at last week’s council meeting. From left are council members Vanessa Fleisch, Doug Sturbaum, Don Haddix and Kim Learnard. Not pictured is councilman Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

City Manager: goal to improve recreation services

The reorganization of Peachtree City’s recreation employees, including the elimination of two positions, has led one resident to author a critical letter to the City Council.
George Martin, a former recreation commissioner for the city, noted that the reorganization and the elimination of positions held by Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo and Recreation Facilities Manager Scott Christopher was a “virtual secret” kept from citizens until the vote. Read More»

PTC eyes $2 million in equipment, projects for ’12

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington. Photo/John Munford.

Faced with necessary and critical infrastructure repair and maintenance, along with vehicle replacements, Peachtree City is poised to use financing in the coming year to the tune of $2 million or more.

So far the figure adds up to some $1.76 million, but the figure is expected to climb after having an independent analysis of city infrastructure, officials said at Monday’s budget workshop between city staff and the City Council. Read More»

Councilman Imker: Sam’s Club not hurting PTC

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker in file photo.

Contrary to popular belief, Peachtree City isn’t losing that much in sales tax money when residents go shopping at the nearby Sam’s Club, according to Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker.

At Monday’s city budget meeting, Imker explained that he calculated that the city might be losing about $100,000 a year in sales tax revenue.

“It’s not the end of the world folks,” Imker said. Read More»

PTC to close Battery Way boat docks area during 4th

Move needed to alleviate ‘significant overcrowding’

As July 4th nears, so does Peachtree City’s annual parade and the nighttime fireworks celebration over picturesque Lake Peachtree.

Some may find it a little bit more challenging to get to their preferred lakeside viewing spot this year as the area around the Battery Way boat docks will be closed to all vehicles, including golf carts, autos, boats and trailers.

The move is necessary to avoid “significant crowding” that has occurred in previous years, city officials said. Read More»

Fayette BoE’s FY 2012 budget relies on $16.4M reserves to plug deficit hole

They had talked about the Fayette County School System’s $186.66 million FY 2012 budget that takes effect July 1 for weeks, so the June 21 meeting came down to a 3-0 vote to approve, taken with no comments. The $186.66 million expenditures portion of the General Fund budget recommended by Superintendent Jeff Bearden carries a revenue estimate of $170.2 million, a deficit of $16.4 million. Read More»

PTC shifts more money to tree removal

Storms knocked down bigger trees that require contractor aid

Since Peachtree City had spent its entire budgeted amount for contracted tree removal, the City Council agreed to shift more funding to cover the rest of the year.

Last week council voted to shift $28,000 in city reserves, which also covers some $8,000 in street supplies that had already been shifted towards the tree removal instead. Read More»

Qualifying time for Coweta city elections just around the corner

Qualifying for city council elections in the cities of Coweta County is a couple of months away. Qualifying for the Nov. 8 election will begin in late August for seats in Senoia, Sharpsburg, Palmetto and Newnan.

Senoia will have qualifying for the two city council seats held by Bobby Graham and Maurice Grover. The qualifying fee is $90 for the at-large election to be held on Nov. 8.

Qualifying dates will be held Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Sept. 2 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Read More»

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