Peachtree City

Emory Wright, Sr., 76, of Peachtree City

Emory “Larry” Wright, Sr., 76, of Peachtree City, passed away February 20, 2014. He retired from Delta Airlines as a Senior Customer Service Agent. He coached little league baseball, loved taking children fishing and enjoyed camping with his family. Read More»

Robert A. DeMetz, of Peachtree City

Robert A. DeMetz, a long time resident of Peachtree City, passed away on February 23, 2014.

Robert was the husband of Cathy DeMetz for 45 years. He was the father of Rob DeMetz of Newnan and Nancy DeMetz Close of Peachtree City; the father-in-law of Tracy Pryon DeMetz and Steve Close; and the grandfather of Mary Catherine DeMetz, Brianna Myatt, and Carleigh Myatt. Read More»

Families, friends mourn 3 plane crash victims

Builder Mike Rosetti (L) and physician Jeffery Curtis “were almost like brothers.” Photo/submitted.

Peachtree City is saying goodbye this week to three men with deep ties in the aviation and business community who died in a LaGrange, Ga., plane crash Saturday.

Local homebuilder Mike Rossetti, 60; family physician Dr. Jeffery V. Curtis, 53; and flight instructor Willy Lutz, 69, were killed when their twin-engine Beechcraft Baron crashed at the LaGrange-Callaway Airport. Read More»

Climate change: 97% of scientists agree

There has been a heated battle for years between the backers of scientific climate change and the deniers.

A much cited peer-reviewed scientific literature, examining 11,944 climate abstracts from 1991 to 2011 matching the topics “global climate change” or “global warming” determined that among abstracts they expressed a position on, 97.1 percent endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming.

Wow, I would think only the theory of gravity may have a higher consensus. Read More»

Both sides are lying about global climate change

Our chief executive officer, Barack Obama, has again shown that any leadership he might exercise is based on fear. It’s an ancient ploy: make people afraid of something, and then tell them that you (and only you) can save them.

Like others before him (Al Gore comes to mind), Obama appealed to fear by saying in a Feb. 14, 2014 news conference: “A changing climate means that weather-related disasters like droughts, wildfires, storms, floods are potentially going to be costlier and they’re going to be harsher.”

That is, in my opinion, duplicitous to the point of being a lie. Read More»

Chiefettes at National Dance Team finals

Chiefettes at National Dance Team finals

The McIntosh Chiefettes dance team recently competed at the UDA National Dance Team Championship where they made it to the final round of competition and placed 18th out of 81 teams.

Previously they were crowned 2014 State Champions in Pom and Jazz at the UDA Georgia Dance Championships, the fifth year in a row they have won double state titles.Cortland Anderson won the Solo division, while Darby Smith placed third, Ally Cox fourth, Kristen Plunkett sixth and Kirsten Fink ninth. Cassie Burk placed third in the Junior Solo division. Read More»

3 PTC men killed in plane crash

Three Peachtree City men were killed in a plane crash Saturday shortly after 2 p.m. in LaGrange, police said. The victims were identified as Vincent Michael Rossetti, 60; Willy Lutz, 69; and Jeffery Van Curtis, 53, according to the LaGrange Police Department. Read More»

Council halts 54W light request

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DOT wants time to install new signal management system

A proposal to add a new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West for a new shopping center ran into a logjam of its own Thursday night, as the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to table the request indefinitely. Read More»

Purses For Promise Place

Pictured with some of the purses are (L-R) Cathy Olson and Susan Piraino from First  Presbyterian Church and Vicki Farragut, the office manager at Promise Place. Photo/Special.

The Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church, Peachtree City, donated 50 filled purses to Promise Place, a domestic abuse women’s shelter in Fayetteville. The ladies donated old and new purses and filled them with toiletry items, jewelry, gloves, make-up, candy, gift cards and Bibles. Pictured with some of the purses are (L-R) Cathy Olson and Susan Piraino from First Presbyterian Church and Vicki Farragut, the office manager at Promise Place. Photo/Special.

Special Olympics helpers

Youth and sponsors from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peachtree City traveled to North Atlanta to assist with Special Olympics recently.

Youth and sponsors from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peachtree City traveled to North Atlanta to assist with Special Olympics recently. Read More»

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