Peachtree City

PTC Council may lift moratorium on more apartments

City staff would be able to consider assisted living project near MHS

The Peachtree City Council will decide Thursday whether it wants city staff to study a proposed 52-unit assisted living development in the Lexington Circle commercial center off Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road.

Council has the luxury of saying “no” outright to the development, thanks to the city’s moratorium on rezonings for multi-family uses such as apartments and multi-unit facilities. Read More»

King, Ernst explain voting against PTC K-9 expansion

Peachtree City Councilman Terry Ernst. Photo/John Munford.

The approval to buy a second K-9 dog for the Peachtree City Police Department by the City Council April 16 came on a split 3-2 vote.

Councilmen Mike King and Terry Ernst, asked Monday about the reasoning behind their opposition, both said they felt the K-9 duty took away from time the officer could spend on cart path patrol.

Ernst and King said they were comfortable with having the one existing police K-9 unit, but they felt having two was a bit too much. Read More»

Easter festivities planned in PTC

Easter festivities planned in PTC

The Optimist Club of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Fire Department will hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt April 19 with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Come visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy games such as the moonwalk, face painting and the fishing game. The Peachtree City Fire Department will have fun safety activities along with their Education Bus and fire trucks. The Easter Egg Hunt is free and for children ages 2 through 11. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Shakerag Park on McIntosh Trail/Kelly Dr. near the Amphitheater. Read More»

Evergreen’s first anniversary

Members of Evergreen Church in Peachtree City celebrated their first anniversary recently with a “green out.”

Members of Evergreen Church in Peachtree City celebrated their first anniversary recently with a “green out.” In honor of the occasion, “gifts” of personal care items and Comfort Quilts were donated to Southwest Christian Hospice. Evergreen, a Presbyterian Fellowship, offers a traditional service Sundays at 9 a.m. at the Methodist Annex, South Peachtree Parkway, and a contemporary service Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Christian Annex, Bernhard Road. Photo/Special.

Henry Christopher Greer, age 68, of Peachtree City

Henry Christopher Greer

Henry Christopher "Turtle" Greer, age 68, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on April 4, 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He was visiting his favorite country in Europe when he died of natural causes. Read More»

District voting rests on a lie

Stop the insanity, Ms. Learnard? Accept district voting? Destined to lose? History proves this district voting is how it must be because scores of counties in Georgia have had to accept it?

What I read is that Fayette County should not stand against tyranny that travels under the banner of fairness. It will cost too much? If not Fayette, what Georgia county can afford this stand against untruth? Read More»

The evidence of Christ’s resurrection is compelling

Almost two thousand years ago the single most important and profound event in the history of mankind is alleged to have occurred.

But is the resurrection of Jesus from the dead truly a fact of history or is it a myth that is still around simply because people want to believe it?

Consider that the rise of the Christian faith began in Jerusalem right after the crucifixion with a belief in the resurrection. Read More»

DAR honors Carla McMillian

Each year the Peachtree City chapter, Fayette-Starr’s Mill, of the Daughters of the American Revolution select a notable woman of history in Fayette County. March is officially “Women’s History Month” so the chapter uses this occasion to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of the woman of the chapter’s choice. Read More»

PTC mayor wants airport authority rep to stay on FCDA board

Proposed changes by the Fayette County Commission to the make-up of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) board drew two requests by Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch at the commission’s April 10 meeting. Read More»

With split vote, PTC calls in the dogs

File photo from Shutterstock.

The Peachtree City Police Department will be getting a new K9 to replace a police dog that recently retired from service.

Though it would only cost $4,000 to the city thanks to the other equipment already on hand, the measure squeaked by on a 3-2 vote, as councilmen Terry Ernst and Mike King voted against it.

Police Lt. Matt Myers explained that the second dog is necessary to maintain full-time K9 coverage for the city. The dogs improve officer safety and can help do some tasks, such as searching a building, far quicker than human officers can, Myers said. Read More»

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