Weekly Update: September 5, 2022

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14- year old Arrested in connection with Walmart Fire

On August 24th, 2022, the Peachtree City Wal-Mart suffered significant damage to the interior of the store from a fire that was intentionally set in the paper goods aisle. An intensive investigation ensued involving members of the Peachtree City Police Department’s Investigation Division, Peachtree City Fire / Rescue personnel, and the Wal-Mart asset protection team. Numerous citizens also reported what they observed during the time of the fire. Initial eyewitness information was eventually corroborated by video evidence recovered from the damaged servers inside Wal-Mart, leading to a suspect description. Through further investigative efforts by detectives, a suspect was identified.

On the evening of August 30th, a search warrant was executed on the suspect’s residence in Peachtree City, which included an interview with the suspect who admitted to starting the fire. As a result, a 14-year-old female juvenile was taken into custody and charged with Arson in the 1st Degree. The investigation revealed no evidence of a specific motive or participation in an organized activity.

The Peachtree City Police Department would like to applaud the efforts of all city employees, Wal-Mart associates, and the citizens of the surrounding area for working together to help solve this case. Peachtree City has no information on an expected reopening date for Wal-Mart at this time.

New Navigation App in Progress

Peachtree City's #1 amenity is about to get a whole lot better. Residents and visitors alike can look forward to an official Peachtree City navigation application to be released within the next 90 days. The application's main purpose to is help make it easier to traverse the over 100+ miles of the multi-use path system. It will also feature direct links to some of the City's most visited pages from the website. While there may be other apps on the market, this app will be free of charge and available to download via the app store for iPhones or the play store for Android devices. Once live, we welcome feedback from users to make the experience better. Sign up for notification alerts to stay up to date on the app's release date and other city-related information.

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Temporary Halt to RX drop-offs

The majority of opioid abuse cases begin with prescription drug use. One effective means of preventing opioid misuse is to dispose of unneeded and unused prescription opioids. Typically, the Peachtree City Police Department accepts these medications in their lobby drop box, and the drugs are then taken to the GBI for safe incineration. Unfortunately, officers have been notified that the GBI incinerator is in need of repairs putting a halt to collection efforts from Police Departments throughout the state of Georgia. 

As of this time, the PTCPD will no longer be accepting prescription medication drop-offs in the lobby drop box. We anticipate this program to resume in mid-October after the repairs to the GBI's incinerator are completed.

Residents are urged to visit the FDA's flush list or Safe Pharmacy for alternative drop-off locations.  Learn more about substance abuse by visiting Drug-Free Fayette

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Bridge Repaired at Line Creek

The Line Creek Nature Area has a newly repaired bridge for hikers to enjoy. The bridge, located along the Shoals Trail, has been replaced and is ready for crossing. With fall quickly approaching, it will be a wonderful time to explore the 70-acre nature preserve.

The entrance to Line Creek Nature Area is located on Line Creek Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269. It is adjacent to the shopping center with TJ Maxx, Ulta, and Newk’s, off of GA-54. Go and explore!

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

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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.

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Peachtree City Meetings

Council Meetings

hSeptember 6, 2022 Workshop- Canceled

September 15, 2022, at 6:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers

151 Willowbend Road

Planning Commission Meetings

September 26, 2022, at 6:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers

151 Willowbend Road

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