Weekly Update: August 29, 2022

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Police Dept.'s

Special Press Release on Walmart Fire

Released August 25th, 2022

At approximately 7:20 pm on August 24th, 2022, Peachtree City emergency personnel responded to the Wal-Mart located at 2717 West Hwy 54 in regards to an active structure fire. Three responding police officers that went inside the building to ensure everyone was evacuated suffered smoke inhalation injuries. Those officers were treated and released from Fayette Piedmont Hospital later in the evening.

The Peachtree City Fire Department, with assistance from Coweta County, Fayetteville, and Fayette County Fire Departments battled the fire throughout the night until it was extinguished around 4 am. There was sufficient water pressure available and the store’s sprinkler system did function as designed. The store did suffer extensive damage to the interior and roof. There is no current timeline on when the store will be reopened.

Preliminary investigation suggests the fire was intentionally set.

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured because of this fire.

The Peachtree City Police Department is asking for anyone with information about the cause of the fire to contact Sgt. Brad Milstein at bmilstein@peachtree-city.org. You can also submit an anonymous tip over the phone at 770-487-6010 or online here.

Peachtree City will recognize International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2022, by lighting its bridges and tunnels purple. This is not the first year that the city has undertaken this dramatic visual approach to acknowledge its losses as well as to express solidarity with those committed to ending overdose.

Know the signs and learn what you can do about this issue. Visit www.drugfreefayette.org

Firefighter/EMT I Jeff Keyros named

Rotary Firefighter of the Year.

(FF/E Jeff Keyros pictured above with Past Rotary President Steve Ivory)

Delayed due to COVID but not denied, the Rotary Club of Peachtree City named Firefighter/EMT I Jeff Keyros its 2021 Firefighter of the Year at a recent meeting. 

In 2021, Jeff took on a new position within the Training Division. He was primarily responsible for the coordination and administration of the Fire Training Officer (FTO) program and for establishing a practical training regimen within the Department. As coordinator of the FTO program, he shepherded new employees through the indoctrination process and ensured that each designated FTO had the tools and information necessary to successfully train their respective subordinates.

He created a “Firefighter Field Day,” scheduling a designated time that crews could conduct practical training scenarios spanning myriad diverse firefighting skills, vastly facilitating the learning process. This has significantly enhanced the efficiency of our crews while operating at the scene of an incident. Jeff has also been instrumental in creating major training evolutions such as our April Live Burn and various other drills. He designed scenarios for crews to run, constructed all props or training aids needed, and conducted each event in a safe manner.

A consummate professional, Jeff is constantly learning and researching new techniques to instill upon our crews. He is an excellent fire instructor, both thorough and meticulous in his planning and execution. His positive attitude toward all endeavors is contagious. He leads by example by keeping physically fit, and wearing his uniform with great pride. Dedicated to his craft and respectful to all, Jeff has rightfully earned to be the recipient of this honorable award.

Congratulations Firefighter/EMT I Jeff Keyros!

Peachtree City's rich history of progressive planning for the future...

Peachtree City has been one of Georgia's first Planned Communities. In the early 1960s, the original vision for Peachtree City was based on the Garden Cities movement, in the first documented Master Plan of 1972. The 1985 Comprehensive Plan predated the state's Planning Act by four years but included considerable community participation and outreach. Then again the Comp plan was updated in 1992 and in subsequent years. Our City's Comprehensive Plans have reflected our community's values and guided development to help make Peachtree City the beautiful and vibrant place that it is today.

After months of public workshops, committee meetings, surveys, and two public hearings, the Mayor and Council adopted the city's most recent comprehensive plan on August 18, 2022.

To view the 2022 Comprehensive plan and historical documents by clicking the tiles below.

Southern Crescent Technical College

New Peachtree City's Center for Innovation

SPLOST group's presentation

Dr. Irvin T. Clark, president of Southern Crescent Tech College joined the Mayor and Council during the August 18th meeting to talk about their new Peachtree City campus. See his presentation by clicking above.

Find out more about Southern Crescent Technical College by clicking here.

        McIntosh’s van Zyl wins big at Invention Convention

Invention Convention Worldwide teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The K-12 invention education program convenes a global community of educators, business leaders, parents, and students through competitions, events, and a flexible, project-based curriculum aligned to educational standards.

Marc van Zyl, a senior at McIntosh, won three awards at the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. His winning invention named Athegia, is a habit-changing at-home medical monitoring device for seniors with chronic diseases. Zyl placed 2nd overall in his grade level and won the Raytheon IoT Connectivity Award of $1,000. He also won the Cantor Colburn Patent Application Award for a free legal filing of his patent. He advanced to Nationals after winning the best-in-category Health and Medical Technology Award at the Georgia Tech K-12 InVenture Prize.

Marc may look familiar, that is due to the fact that as a student at J.C. Booth Middle, he demonstrated a device he developed at the STEMIE Coalition’s 2018 National Invention Convention, where he took best in show in the Technologies/Wearables category.

Great job Marc, and keep on inventing.

Peachtree City's Path Rules

The AARP Smart Driver course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher on the rules of the road. Since 1979, the course has helped more than 15 million drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging. Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course (check with your auto insurance agent for details). Seating is limited. Registration required.

Cost: $20 for AARP members; $25 for Non-Members

Cash or check accepted on the day of class.

September 2, 2022- 10:15 AM - 4:45 PM

Peachtree City Library, Floy Farr Room

Tracey Enerson Wood: Book Talk & Signing

An "after hours" book talk and signing with USA Today bestselling author Tracey Enerson Wood, author of THE WAR NURSE. On-site book sales are available courtesy of Book Miser.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, @ 6pm

Floy Farr Room, Peachtree City Library

(An "after hours" event. Please use the rear entrance.)

201 Willowbend Rd

Peachtree City, GA 30269

More info

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Engineer’s Wife comes a vibrant and compelling historical fiction novel based on the true stories of the American nurses who served in World War I. Despite its setting in 1918, THE WAR NURSE is urgent and timely in its celebrations of healthcare workers who fought bravely and steadfastly against an indiscriminate enemy: a pandemic.

Author Info

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Peachtree City Meetings

Council Meetings

Special Called- August 29, 2022, at 3:00 pm

City Hall Executive Conference Room

151 Willowbend Road

Special Called Workshop-

August 30, 2022, at 6:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers

      151 Willowbend RoadAAA

September 1, 2022, at 6:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers

151 Willowbend Road

Workshop- September 6, 2022, at 6:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers

151 Willowbend Road

September 15, 2022, at 6:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers

151 Willowbend Road

Planning Commission Meetings

September 12, 2022, at 6:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers

151 Willowbend Road

September 26, 2022, at 6:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers

151 Willowbend Road

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Fayette Senior Services Programs – September 2022 Guide


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Discover exciting events in Peachtree City!

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PTCPassport virtual visitors center.

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Interested in becoming a vendor at Shakerag? Applications will be accepted thru September 1, 2022

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