Fayette County

Kenneth Errol Milligan, 73, of Peachtree City

Kenneth Errol Milligan, 73, of Peachtree City, GA passed away from heart failure January 16, 2011.

Mr. Milligan was born December 23, 1937, in Washington, IN , and was the youngest child of the late John and Charlotte Milligan of Bicknell, IN. He was predeceased in death by his brother, John Milligan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL , and his sister and brother-in-law Margaret & Bud Shackelford of O’Fallon, IL. Read More»

Council OK’s rec fee increases for non-PTC residents

For some participants, it will cost a little more when they “pay to play” in Peachtree City.

A recreation fee increase enacted Thursday by the City Council affects a one-time fee applied to participants in all sports which is then steered into a special account to fund maintenance of that venue.

City residents’ fee will remain $5 per person, per season. But residents who live elsewhere in Fayette County will increase from $5 per person per season to $10. And those living outside Fayette County face a fee jump from $10 to $25. Read More»

West Village annexation challenge headed to Ga. Supreme Court

A legal battle over a large May 2007 annexation that added more than 1,075 potential homes to Peachtree City’s west side is headed to the Georgia Supreme Court. The Georgia Court of Appeals in July had ruled that the annexation is null and void because it violated state law, but the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case. Read More»

Imker raps PTC mayor over tax comments, says projected annual hike is .213 mills, not .5

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker blasted Mayor Don Haddix for getting his facts wrong on the level of a projected tax increase for each of the next several years. Read More»

Recommendation: don't notify defendants about judge-attorney relationship

More than 400 defendants represented by public defense attorney Kim Cornwell during her entire tenure at the Fayette County Public Defender’s Office may not be notified of a potential conflict brought on by her relationship with former Fayette County Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

A special guest at Storytime

A special guest at Storytime

Every Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m. children between 3 and 5 years of age are brought to the Peachtree City Library by a parent or grandparent to participate in Storytime.  This past week special guests were present.  Members of the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City were there along with their mascot, Flapjack The Raccoon.  In anticipation of the 19th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Saturday on Jan. Read More»

Mayor Haddix delivers 'State of the City' report to PTC Rotary Club

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix addressed the Peachtree City Roatary Club on Thursday. Photo/John Munford.

In the mayor’s annual “State of the City” address to the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday afternoon, Don Haddix gave a capable recap of the highlights and a few lowlights from city operations in 2009.

But in his brief look at the future near the end, Haddix warned of the possibility that the city could come to look like the rest of metro Atlanta if bus and rail transit projects and a proposed “outer loop” around Atlanta come to fruition via a one-percent regional transportation sales tax.

“Many of us moved here to escape Atlanta-style living,” Haddix noted. Read More»

PTC tweaks, hikes hotel-motel tax

On a 4-1 vote Thursday night the Peachtree City Council adopted a new structure for the city’s hotel-motel tax rate that will steer an extra $130,000 to the city’s general fund.

Councilman Eric Imker said that will allow the city to shave $130,000 off the general fund budget and translate that into a decrease in property taxes, Read More»

Tyrone town entrances, Shamrock Park to get new look

The Tyrone Town Council Thursday night voted unanimously to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) that will lead to the replacement of the pedestrian bridge at Shamrock Park and to improve signage and landscaping at the entrances to the town along Ga. Highway 74, Tyrone Road, Palmetto Road and Castlewood Road. Read More»

PTC lauded for fixing icy roads

Praise was heaped upon Peachtree City’s Public Works Department at Thursday night’s City Council meeting.

Specifically several compliments were aimed at the fantastic shape the city’s roads were in following the recent ice storm.

Councilman Doug Sturbaum said he had several co-workers who drove from other areas to work in the city, and they noted that the difference in the city’s road condition compared to other jurisdictions was evident as soon as they crossed the city limits. Read More»