Fayette County

More mowing OK’d by PTC Council

$45K includes 2 plantings at City Hall, with curb/gutter spraying

Peachtree City will spend nearly $45,000 from its ample cash reserves to beef up its mowing schedule for secondary roads, and add two “color” plantings to City Hall for the rest of the calendar year.

The additional mowing will restore the mowing frequency on secondary roads, such as Hip Pocket and Golf View, to the same levels the city used prior to the 2009 switchover to the private contractor TruGreen. That change allowed the city to save a projected $840,000 by laying off 23 public works employees as the city faced a pending budget deficit upwards of $3 million. Read More»

Gumerson is Fayette's top teacher

Aimee Gumerson.

Aimee Gumerson, a math teacher at Fayette Middle School, was announced Thursday as the 2011 Fayette County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) by Superintendent Jeff Bearden.

Keelan Seabolt and Shelly Dowse, a physics teacher at Sandy Creek High and a chemistry teacher

at McIntosh High, respectively, were the other contenders.

Gumerson thanked a long list of teachers who she said helped pave the way for her success, including her mother, grandparents, and many Fayette County educators. Read More»

Decision on fines for security system false alarms tabled by PTC Council

City Manager wants to evaluate new information before vote on ordinance

The Peachtree City Council has put the brakes, temporarily, on an ordinance to fine property owners or tenants who have more than Read More»

Imker miffed about Senate inaction

No hotel-motel tax increase costs PTC $130K this year

Peachtree City’s bid to increase the hotel-motel tax rate fell flat at the state legislature this year.

While it won approval in the House of Representatives, it was never voted on in the Senate, City Councilman Eric Imker said Thursday night. Read More»

Local CAP cadets glide over Rome, Ga. for weekend academy

Cadet MSgt Nathan Bernth earned the FAA Private Pilot Certificate, rated in gliders. Photo/Special.

Eight cadets of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol attended the CAP Glider Academy at Rome, GA over the weekend of April 2-3.  Receiving glider flights were cadets Daniel Schulz, Nathan Bernth, Cole Davis from Peachtree City; Cadets Michael Alexander and Jairus Swint of Fayetteville; cadets Reid Geddie and Parker McKeehan from Newnan; and Cadet Garrett Peters of Senoia.  Glider pilot instructors from the Peachtree City Squadron passing on their love of flying to the next generation were Lt. Col. Peter Schulz of Peachtree City and Capt. Read More»

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

By Randy Gaddo
Keep Peachtree Beautiful volunteer

The Keep Peachtree City Beautiful (KPTCB) program was nominated for the 2011 Green City Awards sponsored by Waste and Recycling News.
While Peachtree City’s fledgling 2-year old program didn’t win an award, it did give program coordinators an opportunity to measure their progress against other more-established programs. Read More»

Tyrone offers endless recreation opportunities for all ages this summer

When it comes to events for the whole family this spring and summer the Tyrone Recreation Dept. offers one-stop shopping. The list of recreational opportunities is practically endless and is available on the town’s website.

A sampling of the exhaustive list for adults and seniors includes line dancing, yoga, quilting, martial arts, Tai Chi, Zumba, painting and a host of camps for children.

The various offerings listed on the website outline the dates, times and any applicable fee that might apply. Read More»

Easter bunny visits pancake breakfast

Easter bunny visits pancake breakfast

The Easter Bunny, a.k.a. Sydney Ninneman, joined the festivities at the annual Metro Fayette Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. She found Ruth and Jewell Thomason enjoying their pancakes and sausage. Metro Fayette meets each Tuesday noon at the IHOP in Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Girl Scouts visit founder's home in Savannah

Girl Scouts visit founder's home in Savannah

The Girl Scout Troop 436 enjoyed a visit to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the Girl Scouts founder, in Savannah, Georgia during Spring Break. In the garden of the historic home are, from left, Morgan Beck, Lilly Carter, Mary Katherine Adcox, Hannah Price, Erin Macke (kneeling), Sarah O’Toole (kneeling), Ainslie Schmidt, Madison Martin, Rachel Fox and Carolyn Sanders.  Not pictured are Troop Leaders, Sandy Macke and Karen Sanders. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City Optimist Club honors 13 students at annual Youth Appreciation Banquet

Peachtree City Optimist Club honors 13 students at annual Youth Appreciation Banquet

The Peachtree City Optimist Club held its annual Youth Appreciation Banquet on Sunday, April 17, at Flat Creek Country Club. The banquet is part of Optimist Youth Appreciation Week.

Each year students from the Fayette County area are selected by their school counselors or agency representatives to be honored for their outstanding contributions to their school and community. Students must meet the criteria set forth by the Optimist Club, which encourages, leadership skills, academics, volunteerism, participation in school organizations and community improvement projects. Read More»

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