Fayette County

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»

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron takes 1st & 2nd place in state competition

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron takes 1st & 2nd place in state competition

Peachtree City’s Civil Air Patrol squadron GA116 wins big again at state competition held at Dobbins ARB on Nov. 13, 2010.

The Drill Team, led by Cadet Capt. Dan Schulz, assisted by Cadet Mst. Sgt. Brandon Austin, won six out of seven events, in addition to first place overall.

Senior Civil Air Patrol members Lt. Col. Pete Schulz and Major Kelly Austin were there to assist cadets as needed.

GA116 Drill Team members were Cadets Austin, Davis, Dehan, Forero, Hogan, Hyeung, Kuneyl, McGraw, Moreno, Morrow, Owens, Roberts, Robinette and Schulz. Read More»

Your child can dance in the Nutcracker Tea Dec. 4 & 5

Georgia Ballet presents the Nutcracker Tea. Photo/Special.

What makes Georgia Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker Tea different from every other Nutcracker in our community?

It is the only interactive, family event where you and your children can fill up on holiday treats, dance with the characters of the The Nutcracker Ballet, tell Santa what you want for Christmas and take home a picture with him.

Oh, and you can meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and the whole cast of characters after the performance. Read More»

Jennifer Renee Shroyer, 23, of Fayetteville

Jennifer Renee Shroyer, 23, of Fayetteville passed away November 19, 2010.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her sister Carol Yvonne Shroyer and her grandparents Moses Anthony & Balbina Josephine Paul.

Survivors include her father John Shroyer and mother Laura Paul; brother Daniel Anthony Shroyer; grandparents Daniel Lee & Betty Jane Shroyer; also aunts & uncles and nieces & nephews. Read More»