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PTC changes alcohol distances

New colleges could have affected Westpark businesses

Peachtree City has tweaked its alcohol license distance requirements to accommodate existing businesses in the Westpark Walk shopping center.

The reason for the change, according to city staff, is the impact of colleges moving into office buildings in the Westpark area, which could have impacted businesses in the Westpark Walk shopping center. Among those are Carrabbas, El Ranchero, Pascal’s Bistro and City Tap.

Both Atlanta Christian College and Clayton State University have been leasing space in buildings near Westpark, officials said. Read More»

TDK celebrates 25 years in Peachtree City

A TDK employee uses a microscope to examine a number of chip capacitors for quality control. Photo/File.

Peachtree City’s TDK Components USA is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Peachtree City.

Its mission is slightly different from when it opened in the city’s industrial park in the summer of 1986. Back then, the company produced VCR and audio cassette tapes before transitioning to recordable compact discs.

Although TDK is no longer involved in media production, the Peachtree City facility has always produced multilayer chip capacitors, and that production continues to this very day. Read More»

Tyrone police arrest reports — July 2011

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police in July. Those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Abdirahman M. Ahmed, 26, of Knotts Pass Court, Snellville, for tag light required and driving while license suspended or revoked (felony).

John Harvey Bates, 45, of Carriage Oaks Drive, Tyrone, for purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana.

Brandon Garcia, 18, of Gaelic Way, Tyrone, for criminal interfernce with government property and criminal trespass.

Maranda L. Jones, 34, of East Clark Street, Middleborough, Mass., for wanted person. Read More»

PTC OK’s concessions for pool, deck at two homes

A variance to the rear setback of a home in the Fairfield subdivision was granted by the Peachtree City Council last week, allowing the homeowners to add a deck to the rear of their home.

Council also agreed, in a separate matter, to abandon a portion of an unused easement to allow the homeowners at 108 Nettlecure Court to build a in-ground swimming pool in their backyard. Read More»

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, age 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 29, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of many years, Howard Claxton Shepard.

She is survived by her sons, Howard N. Shepard of Fayetteville, GA and Robert W. Shepard of Gainesville, GA; also a granddaughter, Jacey Shepard of Cumming, GA. Read More»

More than a drill for these PTC students

More than a drill for these PTC students

Some 12 students were put through the paces recently in a mock disaster drill, the cap of their training under the Community Emergency Response Team program offered by the Peachtree City Police Department. These trainees carry out a “victim” from the disaster scene as they worked to triage the remaining victims. The CERT program prepares individuals to help themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. Topics include lifesaving skills, how to help victims, managing utilities and small fires and also organizing spontaneous volunteers. Photo/Special.

PTC makes impression, but not named ‘Most Patriotic’

Although it is one of the most patriotic small towns in America, Peachtree City did not win the title of “The Most Patriotic Small Town” in the country.

Instead, the title went to Rapid City, South Dakota as part of the Rand McNally Best Small Towns in America competition.

Peachtree City was one of six finalists in the “Most Patriotic” category, which resulted in a couple traveling through to review the city, along with five others as part of a cross-country tour. Read More»

PTC to donate dive team equipment

Last week the Peachtree City Council voted to dispose of the fire department’s dive team equipment by donating it to the Henry County Fire Department.
It was the final act in a process beginning in March during which council decided not to fund the dive team operations any longer.

A major factor in the decision was the budget, as the dive team needed a projected $59,000 in funding over the next two years. Among those costs was an estimated $41,000 for communications equipment used for underwater and land-based personnel. Read More»

Friends of PTC Library donate books to Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center

Friends of PTC Library donate books to Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center

Paul Lentz (center), representing the Friends of the Peachtree City Library, donates books to the Rene Christensen Library at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. The library is part of the Cancer Wellness Center at the hospital. The donated books are adult books; young adult and children books will also be donated in the future. Piedmont Fayette Hospital Volunteer Nancy Jurchenko (R), formerly employed at the Peachtree City Library, organized and maintains the hospital library. The library will be expanded to include the Infusion Center. Read More»

PTC to regulate donation boxes

You’ve seen them all over town. Big metal “donation boxes” designed to accumulate goods such as books, clothes and other items that can be re-used or recycled.

Their proliferation got to the point where last week the Peachtree City Council adopted a set of rules to govern their location and exterior in an effort to make them less obtrusive. Read More»

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