Fayette County

PTC tables county transportation plan review, transit opposed

Presented with a request to sign off on the latest Fayette County Transportation Plan, the Peachtree City Council threw up the brakes Thursday night in favor of waiting until it is put in a final form and council members could be briefed on further specifics of the proposal.

The draft of the plan was circulated to councilmembers in advance of the meeting, but Councilman Eric Imker said he wants the city to specifically object to several projects in the plan, because a blanket “yes” vote would lead people to believe the city was okay with all of the plan’s proposals. Read More»

McIntosh’s Lane named Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Dan Lane (left) with GASSP President-Elect Dr. Mark Wilson. Photo/Special.

The best assistant principal in the state, and possibly the nation, is at McIntosh High.

Dan Lane has been selected as Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP), and has been chosen to represent the state in the National Assistant Principal of the Year competition.

Each year GASSP selects an Assistant Principal of the Year at the middle and high school level, and chooses one to compete for the national title sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Read More»

New PTC pool contract approved, results in $7K savings over previous year

A new contract to operate Peachtree City’s five pools will result in a savings of $7,000 from the previous year, officials said at Thursday night’s city council meeting.

The contract will again go to USA Pools, which was deemed the most qualified company that submitted a proposal. The $249,000 contract was approved unanimously by council.

As part of the contract, USA Pools operates and staffs the city’s pools. USA Pools has had the contract with the city since 1998. Read More»

PTC sets fees for celltower applications, funds cover engineering analysis

To cover the cost of an independent wireless consultant, the Peachtree City Council has established a new fee for reviewing permits for new cellphone towers and antennas.

A new tower application fee will cost $4,500 and applications to put an antenna will cost $2,000 to review. The review of applications to put an antenna on an existing celltower will cost $250.

The new fees were adopted unanimously Thursday night by the city council, along with approval of consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

PTC OK’s streetlight cell antennas for north Kedron area

A cutting edge initiative to improve cellular signals in north Peachtree City got the go-ahead from the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

Controversial Walgreens architecture up for vote Nov. 29 at PTC Planning Commission

The latest building elevations for a Walgreens Pharmacy at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will be unveiled at the Nov. 29 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The developer will be razing the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant to make way for the Walgreens, which will be located immediately next door to the Rite-Aid pharmacy. Read More»

Peachtree City kicks off big Hometown Holiday Dec. 4

Peachtree City Parks Crew gets the Great Christmas Tree ready for the official tree lighting at the culmination of the Hometown Holiday festivities on Saturday, Dec. 4. The tree is near City Hall. Photo/Betsy Tyler.

The holidays are upon us and once again Peachtree City invites you to celebrate in style with an evening full of entertainment for all ages.

From hunting candy canes, to music of the season, the tree lighting, and of course golf carts, don’t miss this annual Peachtree City tradition Saturday, Dec. 4.

Festivities will begin with the Candy Cane Hunt at 5:15 p.m. on Shakerag Knoll, located on McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Hometown Holiday continues at 6 p.m. with a musical program at “The Fred,” sponsored by Sam’s Club. Read More»

It's that time of year for schools: Playing Pilgrims

It's that time of year for schools: Playing Pilgrims

Peeples Elementary School recently held their Thanksgiving lunch. Pictured are students Reese Brown and Luke Pacheco. Photo/Special.

Tyrone's Sandy Creek High School honors one of its fallen heroes

Tyrone's Sandy Creek High School honors one of its fallen heroes

Sandy Creek High School honored a hero Nov. 12 by officially renaming the Patriot Field House in memory of former football player Robert Collins, who died Apr. 7 in an explosion in western Iraq while serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army. Following the brief ceremony, the crowd erupted in applause to recognize Lt. Collins’ sacrifice for the country. Joining Patriot coaches and Principal Roy Rabold during the presentation were Lt. Collins’ parents, Sharon and Deacon. Photo/John Munford.

McIntosh High Academic Team makes ‘High Q’ history

Posing on the set of High Q following their history making victory are Scott Bradford, Karen Anderson, Nathan Pearson, and Logan Austin. Photo/Special.

Anyone watching “High Q” (the scholastic high school competition on WSB-TV Channel 2) on a recent Sunday afternoon witnessed history in the making as the McIntosh High Academic Team garnered the most points ever earned by a single team on the game show.

McIntosh scored 910 points to Grady High School’s respectable 460 points. Not only did McIntosh win, earning the highest score ever, but also the combined score of the two teams was the highest in the show’s 25-year history. Read More»