Fayette County

No tax hike for PTC’s $27M budget

Peachtree City residents won’t see their city taxes increase this year.

The city council adopted a $27.4 million budget Thursday along with a millage rate the same as last year: 6.384. That means that a handful of residents who have seen their fair market value decline will actually notice a tax decrease on their property tax bill this year.

The budget is some $238,304 higher than last year, and due to declining property values the city will get by with about $200,000 less in property tax revenue compared to the current year, city officials said. Read More»

PTC artist has piece picked for national show

Eleanor “Honey” Corbin with oil painting “Cattle Guard” selected for national show in Colorado. Photo/Special.

Eleanor “Honey” Corbin, fine artist of Peachtree City, recently received word that her oil painting “Cattle Guard” has been selected for a national juried show in Louisville, Colo. The 26th Annual National Fine Art Show opens Sept. 4 and continues through Sept. 11, 2011.

The oil painting based on a photograph taken on a fall trip to Wyoming depicts a black bull standing by a cattle guard sternly eying the photographer while ostensibly guarding his harem on the open range. Read More»

PTC borrows $3 million for facility fixes

Low bond interest rate helps city increase scope of work

Peachtree City will be hitting the bond market to raise $3 million for a host of critical improvement projects at city facilities.

The city is using a facilities authority to issue the bonds on its behalf. Read More»

DAPC reviews projects, hopes to remain intact

If for some reason elected officials end up deep-sixing the Development Authority of Peachtree City, one of the authority’s greatest missteps might turn out to be its ability to succeed under the radar.

DAPC Chairman Todd Strickland, at a special meeting last week to recap the volunteer group’s successes, said that was one of his greatest regrets.
“Perhaps I could’ve done a better job of touting our successes,” Strickland said just before authority members presented information on its accomplishments, much of it occurring behind the scenes and without fanfare. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Aug. 9–15

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Monday, Aug. 15

Jeraldaka J. Head, 32, of Abner Terrace, Atlanta, for wanted person.

Long D. Hoang, Jr., 24, of Laurel Ridge Way, East Point, for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Richard J. Kachman, 38, of Cedar Trail, Jonesboro, for pedestrian under the influence. Read More»

New books to read at Tyrone Elementary

New books to read at Tyrone Elementary

Students are back in school and eager to get their hands on a shipment of brand new books that arrived this past week at Tyrone Elementary. Clockwise from bottom left: Nour Raslan, Daisy Hooper, Hailee Henson, Madison Davis, Gabe Krzykwa, Lexi Lino, Jay Hooper, Myles Roberts, Maddy Roberts, Olivia Lohr, Laura Jawad, Seated is Mrs. Marshall (Library-Media Specialist). Photo/Christy Holmes.

New CAP cadet commander for Civil Air Patrol in PTC

New Cadet Commander Cadet Capt. Adam Pendleton, outgoing cadet commander Cadet Capt. Dan Schulz and squadron commander Maj. Randy Stastny passing squadron colors to Cadet Schulz, who then passes the colors to the incoming cadet commander. Photo/Special.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Adam Pendleton (15) of Brooks became the youngest cadet commander of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol upon accepting the squadron colors from outgoing cadet commander Cadet Capt Dan Schulz in a ceremony held Aug. 11 under the command of squadron commander Maj. Randy Stastny and in front of the assembled unit’s members in the parking lot of Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

The young cadet leader became interested in CAP when his older brother, Aaron — who himself rose to cadet commander — joined the cadets. Read More»

Landscape plan approved for Sany

A landscape plan for the new Sany America campus on the south end of the Peachtree City industrial park has been approved.

The plan includes canopy trees lining the entrance and access drives and also in the parking area. Trees also will be stationed along half of the “oval” drive that runs in front of the building.

Other trees will be planted in a landscaped area north of the 350,000 square foot assembly building. That area includes a walkway and a basketball court for employees to use. Read More»

Civil Air Patrol seeking sponsor

The Peachtree City Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is in need of a sponsor.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has donated one of its trailers to the Squadron for use as a mission base.  Peachtree City’s Atlanta Regional Airport (Falcon Field) has provided the land necessary to set up the trailer.  The Squadron lacks only one item:  a long-term concrete trailer foundation.  The cost for laying the foundation is estimated from $4,000 to $5,000.  Because the Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit organization, any sponsorship or donations will qualify for a 501(c)(3) tax exemption.  Read More»

Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championship coming to Chatt Hills

Horseback riding tends to have a somewhat sissified reputation — perfectly coiffed men and women in top hats and tails perched prettily on top of overpriced hayburners.  That is so not the case with the Olympic sport of eventing, an equestrian triathlon that is a test of skill, strength, partnership, and just plain guts. It is definitely not your average horse show.  Read More»

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