Fayette County

MacDuff tunnel progressing, design set, city working on cost estimate

Peachtree City now has a plan for finishing a cart path leading eastward from a tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway.

The project has been slowed for several months while city staff got feedback from officials at Camden Apartments, as some of its land will be necessary to accommodate the path.

Camden representatives brushed off the city’s first option, but a second preliminary design has won favor, as long as the city puts up a fence and landscaping in one particular area to keep the general public from entering the complex, city officials said Tuesday night. Read More»

TEEN CERT Camp this July in Peachtree City

The Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting a Teen Community Emergency Response Team (TEEN CERT) camp beginning July 11.

The classes will be held Monday through Friday of that week ending on July 15. The classes will start at 8 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. each day. The camp will be held in the training room at the Police Station located at 350 S. Hwy 74, Peachtree City, Ga. Read More»

PTC still up in the air on tree protection procedures

To free up a significant amount of staff time, Peachtree City may drastically curtail its tree removal permitting process.

At the same time, council is facing some pressure to go the other direction and Read More»

Sewer repair OK’d for Wynnmeade subdivision

A company will soon begin performing sewer rehabilitation work in one of Peachtree City’s oldest neighborhoods.

A contract for the work was awarded this week to Inland Water Pollution Control for $101,775 by the city’s Water and Sewer Authority.

Inland was actually the second lowest-bidder by $706, but the low bid was thrown out since it did not acknowledge several changes that were made to the plan after the initial bid documents were transmitted, WASA officials said. Read More»

Fayette BoE adopts tentative $186.6 million budget

Proposed spending plan is $16.4 million more than expected income; will use reserves

The third time around was a charm. The Fayette County Board of Education at a June 7 budget work session voted unanimously to tentatively adopt a second re-worked General Fund budget proposed by Superintendent Jeff Bearden. Read More»

PTC Planners to vote this Monday on Hwy. 54 West retail center

Developer wants ‘big box’ store, needs special use permit

A proposal to build a shopping center with one store larger than Peachtree City’s 36,000-square-foot size limit will be debated by the city’s planning commission Monday night (June 13). Read More»

Jo Dee Messina and Jimmy Wayne at 'The Fred'

Jo Dee Messina headlines The Fred this week. Photo/Special.

Say “Bye, Bye Love” and head to “The Fred” as country music takes center stage in the 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series with Jo Dee Messina and special guest Jimmy Wayne on Saturday, June 18. Reserved seating is available for the show through The Fred Box Office in Peachtree City, and on-line with TicketAlternative.com. Read More»

The moment of truth in a Taser demonstration

The moment of truth in a Taser demonstration

Officer Gabriel Gilley reacts to a Taser charge as fellow officers help break his fall during a demonstration of the non-lethal means police have available to use to halt a combative person. Photos/John Munford.

Officer down . . . but after the shock, he’s OK

Officer down . . . but after the shock, he’s OK

Participants in the Peachtree City Junior Police Academy saw a rookie officer get the shock of his life Wednesday as the city’s Taser weapon was demonstrated. Officer Gabriel Gilley, above, said afterwards that the five-second jolt was very painful, but that he had no after-effects once it was over. Lt. John Jenkins, at left, shows the students where the gun’s probes entered Gilley’s back. The next photo shows the effect of the high voltage. Photos/John Munford.

Getting ‘tired’ at football camp

Getting ‘tired’ at football camp

Over a hundred area kids and teens gathered at the Starr’s Mill football complex for the annual Starr’s Mill football camp. Coaches and former players guided the campers through a variety of drills each morning. These campers lifted the tires on their way to hitting the tackling dummies. For more pictures, see the gallery here. Photo/Michael Boylan.

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