Peachtree City

PTC needs its own development authority — again

As promised, this is a continuation of my letter of last week concerning the road trip to Franklin, Tenn., which included then-Council members Kim Learnard, Vanessa Fleisch, the Chamber and Bob Ross from the Tea Party and Republican Party.

Why has Franklin had such successful growth when Peachtree City has not? Read More»

Stephen C. Schmidt, 61, of Peachtree City

Stephen C. Schmidt

Former longtime resident of Peachtree City, Stephen C. Schmidt, 61, died suddenly Sept. 12 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Schmidt worked for Bells Markets, General Foods, and Saputo Dairy Foods during a long successful career in food sales.

A great lover of music and sports, Mr. Schmidt was actively involved in his children's activities, including acting as coach for his son's baseball and his daughter's soccer teams. He played guitar and loved to sing harmony in his eclectic band, The Wobbly Cowboys. Read More»

James Melville Landers, of Peachtree City

James Melville Landers

James ("Jim") Melville Landers, of Peachtree City, Ga., 78, born in Little Rock, Ark., passed from this earth and went to Heaven on October 19, 2014.

Jim is survived by his wife Rebecca Landers of Peachtree City, Ga., married 56 years. He is survived by his three children, Kelly Baker-Barnes and husband Craig Barnes, Colonel Kevin Landers and his wife Melody, and Brian Landers and wife Suzie; 12 grandchildren; and sister, Natalie Goss of North Little Rock, Ark. Jim's parents were the late Mel and Edna Landers of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Read More»

PTC man arrested for aggravated child molestation

Thomas Edward Zerbarini

A Peachtree City man has been arrested on charges of child molestation in connection to incidents involving a 4-year-old girl during early 2013 to mid-2014.

Thomas Edward Zerbarini, 45, of Peachtree City, was arrested on Oct. 6 on charges of aggravated child molestation stemming from offenses against a 4-year-old Fayette County girl that took place during early 2013 to mid-2014, said department spokesperson Odilia Bergh. Read More»

Jingle Bell Trail Race set

It’s that time again for an annual holiday tradition. Yes, it’s time to lace on those jingle bells and get ready for the 18th annual Jingle Bell Trail Race Dec. w6.

Race organizers are expecting many kids and adults to come to school and participate in the 5K run, which is part of the Grand Prix Rotary Series, or the more leisurely 1-mile run/walk. A festive atmosphere is promised for all participants! Read More»

PTC man honored at ISB gala as Influential Georgia Muslim

Zaheer Faruqi, a resident of Peachtree City, was one of 50 honorees recognized as an “Influential Georgia Muslims” at the first gala sponsored by the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) of Atlanta.

The awards were presented in eight categories and were introduced by key Georgia leaders.

The honorees represented fields as varied as education, arts, medicine, sports, community activism and philanthropy, and were selected by an independent panel of judges. Read More»

Williams speaks to Rotarians

From left, Ed Outlaw, (PTC Rotary President), Mark Williams, Rep. Matt Ramsey, Joel Cowan. Photo/Submitted.

Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the State of Georgia, Mark Williams, spoke at a recent Peachtree City Rotary Club luncheon.
Commissioner Williams explained to the Rotarians in attendance exactly what role the DNR plays. 

With 2,300 employees, the DNR has statewide responsibilities for the management and conservation of Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources.  Read More»

Gold award for pet cemetery

Julie is pictured with Sadie beside the statue of St. Francis during the dedication of the Pet Remembrance Garden, Oct. 4. Photo/Submitted.

Julie Bedson, a senior at McIntosh High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for identifying, planning and completing the building of a pet cemetery in Peachtree City.
Bedson identified a need for the cemetery and proceeded to gain the necessary support, permits and donations to build the Saint Andrew’s-in-the Pines Pet Remembrance Garden. Read More»

EMC gives money to CERT

EMC gives money to CERT

The EMC community outreach program, Operation Round Up, recently funded a grant donation of $1,079.85 to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for three chain saws. (Left to right) Corporal Brian Jantosciak, Glenn Valencia, Captain Stanley Pye and Marsha McDaniel. Valencia and McDaniel work with the EMC office. Photo/Submitted.

Learning about nature

Learning about nature

The Fayette-Starr’s Mill DAR daughters were entertained and educated with a program at the October meeting about “Forest Diversity at the Ridge Nature Area”. Dennis Chase is developing the park in conjunction with the Southern Conservation Trust. The nature area is a habitat for box turtles, deer and many other species of wildlife. It is located between Whitewater Creek and Starr’s Mill Pond and contains the first public multi-purpose trails in the county. Pictured are: first vice-president and program chairman Lynda Fields, Dennis Chase, and conservation chairman Lynne Bride. Read More»

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