Peachtree City

St. Christopher’s annual Greek pastry sale set for April

St Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City is having its annual Greek Pastry Spring Sale April 11 and 12 just in time for Easter entertaining.

Featured items include handmade Tiropita (cheese filo triangles) for $10 per dozen, Spanakopita (spinach, onion, cheese filo triangles) also $10 per dozen, Tsoureki (gorgeous braided Easter bread) for $10 per loaf, and Koulouria (twisted cookies with or without sesame) for $8 per dozen. Read More»

It’s final — Federal court enacts district voting

It’s final — Federal court enacts district voting

New map with majority-minority 5th District will be used for upcoming elections; NAACP calls it "historic win-win" for all citizens

Tuesday afternoon, district voting became the law of the land in Fayette County by decree of a U.S. District Judge, replacing the county’s at-large voting format with a new process that will allow residents to vote for just one of the five members on both the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education.

Under at-large voting, struck down by the court, Fayette voters had the luxury of casting a ballot for all five members on each governing body. Read More»

Rescue saves fish left to die in Kedron stormwater pond

Rescuing the big fish ... and some smaller ones, too — Longtime Peachtree City resident Todd Strickland organized a Kedron neighborhood brigade to rescue wildlife from a stormwater retention pond in Peachtree City that is being drained so repairs can be made. The big fish above was one of the lucky escapees. Photo/Submitted.

A stormwater pond, it turns out, is not just for flood control. It has its own little ecosystem.

So when a contractor for Peachtree City drained the stormwater pond near the Honeysuckle Ridge subdivision so repairs could be made, the fish who called it home were being left to die.

Enter nature lover Todd Strickland, a longtime city resident, who leapt into action Feb. 9 to rescue the wildlife. He marshaled his daughter and neighbors, armed with nets to catch the fish and large plastic tubs to keep them in water until they were relocated.
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PTC Council may scrap citizen ethics committee

The Peachtree City Council will consider a big change to its ethics ordinance Thursday night. The new rules would ditch a committee of citizens sitting in judgment of all ethics complaints. Read More»

Hwy. 54W traffic light up for PTC vote

Councilman King cites liability for cost, potential for substandard businesses without signal at Line Creek Drive next to Planterra Read More»

PTC’s Father-Daughter Dance lights up the night

Bert Saunders took his daughter Haley for a twirl on the dance floor Saturday night at the annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Peachtree City Recreation Department. The popular event gave dads and daughters an excuse to dress fancy and have some quality time together. Photo/John Munford.

Dressed-up dads and daughters descended upon the Kedron Fieldhouse Saturday night for the annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Peachtree City Recreation Department. The popular event gave dads and daughters an excuse to dress fancy and have some quality time together.

At right above, Bert Saunders took his daughter Haley for a twirl on the dance floor Saturday night at the annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Peachtree City Recreation Department. All photos/John Munford.

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King: Reasons to OK new light

Having served as a councilman for the past 90 days, by any standard, makes me no expert in all things Peachtree City.

The experience and wealth of knowledge possessed by Mayor Fleisch and council members Learnard and Imker along with their willingness to work in harmony for our city is a rare commodity as compared to other locales.

Couple this with being able to work alongside my long-time friend Terry Ernst makes this experience that much more enjoyable.
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Chance phone call

Majority Leader Ronnie Chance is my state senator.

He does not return my phone calls.

Am I the only one?

Gloria Ferrell

Peachtree City, Ga.

Challenging ‘the world seen through Steve Brown’s eyes’

With the acceptance of Judge Timothy Batten’s redistricting map, it is time to look at this year’s commission election. Since I live in Peachtree City and reside in the new District 3, as does Steve Brown, that is the focus of this letter.

In discussing Steve Brown with another person, they made an excellent statement. That being, “The world seen through the eyes of Steve Brown,” meaning he does not need engineering reports or any other data to decide the right answer.
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Archie H. Shadle, 71, of Peachtree City, Ga.

Archie H. Shadle, 71, of Peachtree City, passed away February 15, 2014.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy and later worked for Delta Airlines. He was preceded in death by his son Michael Shadle and sister Janice Rothermel.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Shadle; children Brian (Laurie) Shadle, David (Lisa) Shadle and Mary Jo Leedy; daughter-in-law Jennifer Shadle; 12 grandchildren; brother David Shadle and several nieces and nephews. Read More»