PTC Council to examine private street takeover

The Peachtree City Council will hold a workshop meeting Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of the city assuming control of privately-owned streets in several subdivisions.

The meeting will be at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. The discussion will include the current specifications of existing private streets, the city’s street specifications and the potential ramification of the city assuming their control, particularly as it would affect residents through homeowners associations. Read More»

New PTC Dunkin' Donuts wants color change

The Peachtree City Planning Commission at its Sept. 22 meeting gave the go-ahead to a discussion that could lead to a new Dunkin’ Donuts store at the Wisdom Road Convenience Center located at Ga. Highway 74 and Wisdom Road provided the applicant is okay with toning down expectations about the look of the exterior of the vacant storefront situated adjacent to the Shell FoodMart. Read More»

Kedron bubble replacement starts with new anchors

Kedron bubble replacement starts with new anchors

A crew began excavating concrete at the Kedron pools last week so a new anchoring system can be installed for the bubble exterior that allows the pools to be used in colder weather. The entire project will cost about $454,000, which includes a new bubble and a new air return system. The project is roughly $204,000 more than initially expected, but part of that is because the city hadn't planned on replacing the underground anchoring system at a cost of $96,000. The bubble is scheduled to be in place no later than Nov. 1. Photo/John Munford.

Retail subdivision proposal approved for 54 West

The years-long battle over the fate of a potential retail venue along Ga. Highway 54 West adjacent to the Planterra Ridge subdivision in Peachtree City came to a partial end Sept. 22 when Peachtree City Planning Commission members voted unanimously to approve a concept plat for the 69,000 square-foot McIntosh Village retail subdivision that will lead to the 14.3-acre tract being subdivided into a number of separate lots to be sold individually for development. Read More»

PTC to host Fireball Run Tues. night, Wed. morning

Auto fanatics in particular will want to see the goings-on at Shakerag Knoll Tuesday evening as the city hosts the “Finish Line Frenzy” event for the Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally competition. Read More»

Outgoing councilman questions lower speed limits on F’ville streets

For Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton it was a matter of slowing motorists down on three city roadways. The City Council at the Sept. 15 generally agreed, though Councilman Al Hovey-King said he would like more details before voting to lower the speed limit from 45 miles per hour to 35 mies per hour on South Jeff Davis Drive.

Hovey-King is not running for reelection to his post in the November city election. Read More»

Kedron pools closed for new bubble

PTC to keep Glenloch pool open through October

The Kedron pools are closed for the time being as construction begins on the new support system for the new bubble exterior, city officials said.

But the swim season is still on for a little while longer, as the city is keeping its Glenloch outdoor pool open through Oct. 30.

The Glenloch pool hours will be Mondays through Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 1-6 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Read More»

Senoia Police Academy graduation

Senoia Police Academy graduation

Participants in the first Senoia Citizens’ Police Academy attended the recent graduation ceremony that marked the end of the six-week course. From left are (front row) Jacob Lowery, Susan Lowery, Shonie Benton, Robert Smith and Robert DeWinter; (back row) Lt. Jason Ercole, Don Burlile, Charlene Redding, James Hall, Chris Shriner, Don Rehman and Chief Jason Edens. Photo/ Ben Nelms.

Tyrone Council to school board: Don't close our school

It was like a preemptive strike based on the potential that the operation of a long-time local institution might be coming to a close. The Tyrone Town Council Sept. 15 unanimously approved a letter to the Fayette County Board of Education and Superintendent Jeff Bearden stating that any attempt to close the town’s elementary school would be a mistake. Read More»

PTC planners to vote on shrunken 54W retail

A scaled-down shopping center plan along Ga. Highway 54 West near Planterra Way will be considered for approval by the Peachtree City Planning Commission at its Sept. 22 meeting. And a new Dunkin’ Donuts for PTC’s westside will be considered. Read More»