Fayette County

Flicks at 'The Fred' June 11

'How to Train Your Dragon' on the big screen

Bring the family out for a free movie under the stars as Dolce Hotels and Resorts presents “How To Train Your Dragon” Saturday, June 11 at ‘The Fred’ Amphitheater in Peachtree City, located at 201 McIntosh Trail. Gates will open at 8 p.m., with the movie starting at sundown, which is approximately 9 p.m.. There will be games, contests, face painting and more so make sure you come early! Chick-Fil-A will also be available for purchase. Flicks @ The Fred is a free event, and no tickets are needed. Read More»

PTC girl, 9, drowns in Chattahoochee

A 9-year-old Peachtree City girl died Friday afternoon when she drowned while riding an inner tube in the Chattahoochee River in Forsyth County, officials said.

The victim was identified as Anna Vanhorn by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. She was reported missing on the river just after 4:30 p.m. Friday, officials said.

When water rescue teams found Vanhorn, she was about eight feet underwater with her life preserver on, said Capt. Jason Shivers with the Forsyth County Fire Department. Read More»

Magic at the library

Magic at the library

Mr. Greggy and Abbie Cadabra did close-up magic and balloons for the kids at the Kickoff Celebration for the Fayette County Library’s Vacation Reading Program last Saturday. The program runs June 6-July 30. Turn in completed Reading Logs July 1—30 to receive certificate and goody bag. The Finale Concert is on July 30 with Julie Austin. Photo/Michael Boylan.

PTC Council to keep meeting recordings

The Peachtree City Council has elected to keep the digital recordings of its meeting indefinitely.

Their decision Thursday night was a switch from the recommendation by city staff, which was to have the recordings ditched after one year. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office recommends they be purged after the minutes for that meeting are approved, according to Administrative Services Director Nikki Vrana.

Councilman Eric Imker said it’s not much trouble for the city to keep them indefinitely, just the cost of digital storage. Read More»

Fayette School Board budget talks: Expenses still outstrip revenues by $14 million

New proposals by Fayette Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden would cut up to $4.4 million in a proposed budget where expenses will still exceed revenues by more than $14 million, but it will leave $5.7 million in the bank to help offset the certain shortages that will continue in 2012. Read More»

A rose by any other age . . .

A rose by any other age . . .

John Simon of Fayetteville proves that, even at age 91, you’re never too old to enjoy growing roses. This World War II Air Force veteran was the proud winner of a rose bush at the recent South Metro Rose Society 26th Annual Rose Show. Held May 14-15 in Fayetteville, the rose show featured over 330 roses of all varieties grown by local rose enthusiasts, as well as rose arrangements. A large group of show visitors enjoyed viewing, smelling, and photographing the exhibited blooms at no charge. Read More»

PTC cranks up golf cart registration

Deadline is Oct. 31; online option new this year

They lined up at City Hall early Wednesday morning. They weren’t there for free tickets to the next Justin Bieber concert or anything quite so trendy. Those residents sought a possession of more sentimental value: a new golf cart decal with a low number. Read More»

New paths, bridge, interchange make regional transit list

The proposed “gateway bridge” will expand Ga. Highway 54 here at MacDuff Parkway. Photo/John Munford.

PTC, Tyrone projects on track for potential funding from regional sales tax

A trio of large-scale cart path projects in Peachtree City has survived the initial chopping block for potential funding from a regional transportation sales tax.

Joining them is a proposed $22.5 million for improvements to the often-clogged junction of Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74, the bane of thousands of commuters as they commute to and from the metro Atlanta area. Read More»

MacDuff path, tree permits up for debate

The proposed alignment of a cart path that will connect to the tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway will be one of the topics hashed out Tuesday at a workshop meeting of the Peachtree City Council.

Council also will be presented staff’s recommendation for amendments to the city’s tree removal permit process, and also the process of updating the city’s comprehensive plan.

The meeting will be held at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. The city’s Planning Commission is also slated to take part in the discussions. Read More»

Lifeguard rescues child from Kedron pool

An alert lifeguard helped save the life of a 9-year-old girl who became incapacitated and fell underwater at the Kedron large pool Thursday afternoon.

The victim was reportedly in stable condition in intensive care at Scottish Rite children’s hospital following the incident, The Citizen has learned. Read More»

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