Peachtree City Walmart to reopen Dec. 21


The partially repaired Peachtree City Walmart plans a limited reopening four days before Christmas, the company said in a news release.

On August 24, 2022, a fire severely impacted the Peachtree City Walmart Supercenter, located at 2717 Highway 54, forcing the store to temporarily close. After four months, the Peachtree City Walmart will welcome shoppers back to limited areas of the store on December 21.

The store will celebrate a reopening ceremony at 7:30 a.m. with local officials and the mayor of Peachtree City. The store will reopen to the public at 8:00 a.m. following the ceremony.

The store already has a parking lot trailer to serve pharmacy customers.


  1. I fully agree that the girl’s sentence should be made public. If her family is politically connected, we need to know that her sentence was not to write, “I will never burn down WalMart again” 500 times.

    I do hope that WalMart, and the workers who lives were disrupted, the customers who were terrorized by having to face the fire will sue her parents. The details and results of such lawsuits will lend further transparency.

    This was not some 9-year-old playing with matches. This was a deliberate, wonton criminal arson.

  2. I don’t care to know who the girl is who caused millions of dollars in damages and lost sales, who cost the workers at Walmart money they needed to survive and feed their families, and who sent several first responders to the hospital. I DO want to know what price she paid for doing this wretched and thoughtless deed.

    • I’d like to know as well, the punishment for her crime. Unfortunately, due to age, law prohibits public knowledge. I heard, but no facts simply internet gosip, she was returned home to custody of parents with ankle monitor.
      Sadly, the up to $40M in damages/repair work needed to reopen is much to bear, even a major corporation with insurance.
      I understand, if there is a silver lining, most employees were temporarily assigned to local/metro stores and nobody lost their security. In fact, I ran into familiar faces in Newnan and Union City. That was nice to see.