Fayette County

PTC officer gets boating DUI, resigns

A Peachtree City police officer was arrested July 4 for boating under the influence at West Point Lake in LaGrange, The Citizen has confirmed.

Kenneth Dale Foster also was charged with child endangerment by boating while intoxicated and allowing a child under 10 to travel on a boat without a life jacket, Read More»

PTC annex bid OK'd for new company

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night agreed to explore a potential 77-acre annexation of property on Ga. Highway 74 South to house a new manufacturing facility.

The company, Low Temp, is currently in Jonesboro and manufactures kitchen equipment for use in hospitals, restaurants and schools across the nation, according to Ben Casey, the third generation in his family to work with the company.

Council’s approval allows Low Temp to begin working directly with city staff, which will analyze the proposal and provide a recommendation to City Council. Read More»

PTC Council remains at property tax impasse

Members battle over funding for development authority: $35,000 vs. $150,000

The Peachtree City Council continues to appear headed for a deadlocked vote on the millage rate for the 2010-2011 fiscal budget year. Read More»

PTC celltower moratorium extended

Zoning changes OK'd, banning celltowers from conservation-zoned parcels

New, tougher restrictions on new cellphone towers coming to Peachtree City will take a bit longer than planned.

Thursday night the City Council tabled the new ordinance and extended a moratorium on new celltower applications until Aug. 19. Read More»

Christopher Tad Symons, 45, of Peachtree City

Christopher Tad Symons, 45, of Peachtree City, GA died unexpectedly Monday, July 12, 2010 while at his parent’s home in Peachtree City, GA.

Tad was born January 25, 1965 in Augsburg, Germany and graduated from Fayette County High School, Fayetteville, GA and the University of Texas at Austin. He resided in Peachtree City for the past 15 years. Tad enjoyed bike riding, traveling and reading. He was an avid University of Texas fan. He worked as a manager at Wal-Mart and as a Senior Associate at Garner & Associates in Atlanta , GA. Read More»

Lela Opal Whitlock, 80, of Fayetteville

Lela Opal Whitlock, 80, of Fayetteville, died July 12, 2010.

She is survived by her son Ron Whitlock, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Large distribution center coming to Fairburn to impact Hwy. 74/I-85

It’s coming and it’s going to be big, both in terms of sheer size and the amount of truck traffic it will generate. Currently under construction near Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn is what will become a 1.5 million square-foot Clorox Company distribution center that is expected to open in early 2011. The center will generate 161 vehicles per hour during peak traffic times. Read More»

Gateway intersection to open in October

Road crews were at work last weekend doing grading work for the intersection of Holly Grove Road and the realigned Rockaway Road at Ga. Highway 74.

Recognize this location? It may not look like much now, but it the new intersection on Ga. Highway 74 at Holly Grove Road that is part of the widening of Hwy 74. The project will realign Rockaway Road located just to the south of he new intersection. Once completed in October, the location will become the gateway to Senoia, at least from the Peachtree City perspective. But from the Senoia perspective it will be the long-awaited end of having to take your life in your hands while waiting to turn north off Rockaway.

Gubernatorial candidates support charter schools

Five of Georgia’s leading gubernatorial candidates have given their support for public charter schools, according to statements released Tuesday by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).

The candidates that submitted completed questionnaires supplied by GCSA included Thurbert Baker (D), Nathan Deal (R), Karen Handel (R), Eric Johnson (R) and John Oxendine (R). Every candidate, in all parties, that officially qualified for the governor’s race was asked by the GCSA to complete the survey, which posed seven questions covering six topics: 
·Parental Choice
·Public Charter Schools Read More»

The New Well

Kelly (L) and Brett Phillips, owners of The New Well in Peachtree City. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

Weight Loss and Wellness Center now open in Peachtree City

The Center for Disease Control has recently reported that 67 percent of all Americans are either overweight or clinically obese. To combat this growing problem, The New Well Weight Loss and Wellness program opened in Peachtree City on June 1. It is the first to open in Georgia and is located at 1219 N. Peachtree Parkway near Target. Read More»