PTC shutters rec administration building

New director named, staff shuffled in reorganization

The downsizing of staff at Peachtree City’s recreation department has led to the closing of the city’s recreation administration building, effective Tuesday.

Instead, the city’s recreation staff will be located at both the Kedron Fieldhouse and Read More»

County to review cell tower rules

Concern cited over lack of notice for new tower applications

Wednesday afternoon, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners will discuss concerns about the county’s current ordinance regulating cellphone towers. Read More»

PTC wants MacDuff Parkway extension funding

Move would restore project to regional tax list

Peachtree City is hoping to slip the extension of MacDuff Parkway back onto a list for funding via a potential regional sales tax.

The project is seen as a potential bypass around the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 for residents living off MacDuff Parkway, and potentially for commuters going through Peachtree City into western Coweta County. The road would be extended from its current terminus northward, with a bridge over the CSX railroad, to link with Old Senoia Road and ultimately Ga. Highway 74 north. Read More»

4 sign up for 2 posts in PTC Council elections, while 3 Tyrone races draw 6 contenders

The races are on in Peachtree City and Tyrone. Two contenders have qualified for each of two council seats in Peachtree City, and a whopping six candidates have qualified for three seats on the Tyrone Council, including the mayor’s post. Read More»

PTC to get grant for ‘film tour’ trolley?

Peachtree City’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is applying for a grant to fund the purchase of a trolley that will be used for a “film tour” of the various filming locations of television shows and movies that have taken place both here and in Coweta County.

CVB has put $20,000 in its budget for the trolley, which will not be used if the state grant doesn’t come to fruition,

CVB Chairman Kai Wolter told the city council Thursday night. Read More»

Feeling political heat, PTC may downsize vehicle fleet

Peachtree City officials are exploring ways to downsize the city’s vehicle fleet, particularly in an effort to ditch gas-guzzlers in favor of more economical vehicles. The move comes after several critical letters to the editor in The Citizen and multiple emails to city officials. Read More»

Sany moves to new campus in PTC’s industrial park

Exterior view of the Sany America office and manufacturing facility in Peachtree City’s industrial park. Photo/Special.

PTC OK's large sign for 400,000 sq. ft. building

Sany America this past week opened its new 400,000 sq. ft. office and manufacturing facility at the southern end of Peachtree City’s industrial park.

That puts all of the company’s workforce under one roof as it prepares to begin its assembly operations at the facility. Read More»

Tyrone state Sen. Ronnie Chance honored

Tyrone state Sen. Ronnie Chance honored

Republican Sen. Ronnie Chance of Tyrone, right, was presented last week with the 2011 Legislative Service Award by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. Chance was one of 11 legislators to receive the award this year for his role in helping legislation of importance to Georgia counties. The award was presented immediately prior to a meeting of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. Photo/John Munford.

Tyrone tables fire station sewer deal

The Tyrone Town Council at the Sept. 1 meeting voted unanimously to table an agreement with Fayette County pertaining to the provision of sewer service to the prospective fire station to be located on Jenkins Road and Ga. Highway 74. The decision related to several needed changes to the agreement that was approved in May. Read More»

Qualifiers throw their names in the hat for Coweta local races

It will not be long before voters have their say when it comes to local elections. Those qualifying by press time on Sept. 1 included mayoral and council candidates in Senoia, Sharpsburg and Palmetto.

Senoia voters in November will decide on two council positions. As of press time on Sept. 1 there were four people who had qualified for the two seats currently held by Maurice Grover and Bobby Graham.

Qualifiers include Grover, Graham, retired Col. Don Rehman and IBM technical support staff Harry Ramos.

Voting in Senoia is at-large with the top two vote-getters winning the seats. Read More»

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