Peachtree City

Fayette’s fiscal proficiency earns triple-A credit rating

Our county staff revealed some exceptional news last Thursday. Standard and Poor’s has upgraded its rating on Fayette County’s general obligation bonds to the highest possible AAA rating.

Fayette County is now part of a very small group of elite counties in Georgia who are demonstrating outstanding fiscal accountability and proficiency to merit the significant upgrade in stature.

Clearly, entering this group of counties, one that can be counted on a single hand, is all the more amazing considering the deficit spending of past years and a stagnant revenue stream. Read More»

PTC blowout: Raise taxes, hike budget 17%

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

Staff seeks $3.4 million in new taxes; $34.5 million budget includes 3% pay raises for city employees

The skinny budget chickens are coming home to roost with a vengeance — and a big appetite — in Peachtree City.

After 10 years of depending on now-defunct sales tax receipts to pay for routine city maintenance, the City Council is facing a budget blowout for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2015.

City staff at a budget workshop meeting of the City Council Monday night gave the council a choice ranging from Read More»

Hornsby brings his passion to Peachtree City

Bruce Hornsby and his band come to town Saturday night. Photo/Special.

Almost three decades after winning a Grammy for Best New Artist and launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby still makes joyful noise as he discovers clever and expansive ways to chronicle dynamic musical snapshots of his often generously collaborative journey. Read More»

New delay for lake: dredging permit needed to continue

The defective Lake Peachtree spillway. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City residents who are displeased with the unsightly nature of the lowered Lake Peachtree are going to be disheartened. Read More»

College baseball signee from McIntosh

McIntosh senior Charles “Tre’’ Hudak III has recently signed to play baseball at Reinhardt University and study physical therapy. Seated are parents Chuck and Raelynn Hudak. Standing, from left, are McIntosh head coach Brad Campbell and pitching coach Scott Camp. Photo/Special.

Book ’im, Neivah

Book ’im, Neivah

Neivah Molina, 14, puts the handcuffs on Peachtree City Police Sgt. Jason McKinnon during an exercise last week as part of the police department’s Junior Police Academy. Local teens got a hands-on look at what it takes to be a cop on the beat. Photo/Special.

Jefferson Harold Flora, Jr., 81, of Peachtree City

Jefferson Harold Flora, Jr., 81, of Peachtree City, Ga. (formally of Atlanta) passed away on June 7, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jefferson Harold Flora, Sr. and Lorene Benta Hooper Flora of Atlanta. Read More»

Alleene Walker, 90, of Peachtree City

Alleene Walker, 90, of Peachtree City, passed away June 11, 2014. She proudly served in the United States Air Force and later retired from Eastern Airlines.

She was preceded in death by her brother William "Bill" Everett Walker and sisters Carolyn Fay Kelly and Peggy Ruth Boshers. She is survived by her sisters Betty Edmondson of Peachtree City and Cecil Ann Jones of Nashville and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Mt. Pleasant Tennessee. Read More»

Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

A motorist narrowly averted disaster early this morning in a failed attempt to cross railroad tracks that were under repair, police said.

The driver was running late for work and disregarded three “road closed” signs before reaching the tracks at Paschall Road, police said. Because the road had been cut for maintenance, the car fell off the roadway.

“The driver called for a wrecker but a train arrived first and a collision occurred,” according to the police department’s Facebook page.

The train received minimal damage, but the driver was issued a citation. Read More»

PTC tax hikes ahead?

Council to talk budget Monday; city staff to price various service levels; $3M for streets, cart paths
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