Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of November 7, 2011


Fayette recognized, countdown to election Tuesday, national Emergency Alert System test on Wednesday, and more . . .

Peachtree City & Fayette County – The Next Silicon Valley?
Last month, Business Insider ranked 20 American cities and counties that “Could Be The Next Silicon Valley.” Who ranked #2? Fayette County, Georgia. The article reviewed small towns, cities, and counties that meet certain demographic requirements for a budding technology economy, including a high level of broadband accessibility, a sizable workforce (in relative terms), a vibrant local economy, and the presence of a small college or university. Read the full story at

Peachtree City Election Tomorrow
If you haven’t had an opportunity to take advantage of Early and Advance Voting, Peachtree City’s Municipal Election is Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Voters must go to their regular polling places. The ballot includes City Council Post 1 (Steve Allen or Eric Imker), City Council Post 2 (George Dienhart), and a referendum on allowing the package sale of alcohol on Sundays. Visit to confirm your polling place and see a sample ballot.

Nationwide Emergency Alert Test on Wednesday, November 9, at 2:00 p.m.
There will be a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) this week. The test will involve broadcast radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services, and wireline video service providers across all states and the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa. For more information and tips for preparing for emergencies and disasters, please visit

Security Alarm Registration Required for All PTC Homes & Businesses
Registration is underway for all active security alarms in Peachtree City homes and businesses. Permit applications are available at the Police Department or online at, which also features a full copy of the ordinance, tips for alarm use, and useful questions to ask your alarm company.

Project Updates:

Easement Clearing on Highway 74 N – In November, Fayette County Water’s contractor (Rhino Services) will be clearing the water line easements on the eastern side of Highway 74 North from Peachtree Parkway North through Tyrone.

Don’t Forget . . .

Peachtree City Water & Sewerage Authority Regular Meeting – Monday, November 7, 6:30 p.m., at 1127 Highway 74 South. The public is welcome.

Municipal Election – Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at your REGULAR POLLING PLACE (for polling locations, visit Peachtree City Library voting is upstairs. Peachtree City residents who vote at Rising Starr Middle School for County and State Elections vote at Braelinn Elementary School for Municipal Elections.

Mac Madness (Basketball) at McIntosh High School – Tuesday November 8, at McIntosh High School. Meet the MHS basketball teams as the Chiefs open against Walton HS. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., the Varsity Girls play at 6:00 p.m., and the Varsity Boys play at 7:30 p.m. Adults $5 and Children $2. MHS Students wearing Spirit Wear get FREE ADMISSION. All the teams will be introduced and a Silent Auction will be conducted.

Fair Tax Information Luncheon – Thursday, November 10, 11:30 a.m., at Green Ginger Restaurant (200 Market Connector in Peachtree City). Sponsored by the the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club the event is open to the public. Guest speaker is Tom Brown, Ph.D., chairman of the Georgia for Fair Tax Speaker’s Bureau. For information or reservations, please call Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132, or Alberta Lucas, 770-719-0879.

Fayette County Commission Regular Meeting – Thursday, November 10, 7:00 p.m., in the Commission Chambers at 140 Stonewall Avenue West in Fayetteville. For agenda information, visit

Meet the Author: Doug Pearson – Saturday, November 12, 1:00 p.m., at the Peachtree City Library. Author, teacher, and coach Doug Pearson will discuss his book, The 10-20-30 Wellness Plan. Refreshments will be served.

Noel November – Saturday, November 12, at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center. This annual event features an auction of decorated Christmas Trees, wreaths, and holiday displays, with the proceeds benefitting several local charities. The public is invited to stroll through the Winter Wonderland display during the free open house from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The dinner and auction begin at 6:00 p.m. Purchase tickets or make donations at

Planning Commission Regular Meeting – Monday, November 14, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome.