Peachtree City

Decision on spillway fix expected Tuesday

Shutterstock photo of an unnamed spillway.

The big question about the refilling of Lake Peachtree is: can it be done sooner or later?

An answer is expected Tuesday afternoon when Fayette County water officials Read More»

$3M loan pitched for PTC fixes

With a remaining backlog of repair and replacement projects still needing attention, Peachtree City officials are likely to approve a second $3 million bond in coming months. Read More»

Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Early PTC voting gives time for choices

Esther DeFranco, front, and Suzan Jindra cast their ballots in the primary election Thursday afternoon during early voting at the Peachtree City Library. Early voting ends Friday, May 16, with all precincts open for business May 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photo/John Munford.

Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Molly the milk cow visits PTC Elementary

Students at Peachtree City Elementary got an up-close look at where milk comes from recently, thanks to a mobile classroom operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk. The students were shown the modern-day equivalent of how dairy cows are milked. Instructor Nicole Karstedt, joining Molly the cow and Principal Kristen Berryman, also demonstrated how cows used to be milked by hand. Photo/Special.

5th grade Fayette math champs

5th grade Fayette math champs

The 5th grade math team from Peachtree City Elementary School won the county championship recently. Pictured front row from left are Marley Burrows, Chandler Ernst and Leo Park. Back row from left are teacher April Mobley and school principal Kristin Berryman. Photo/Special.

Regatta time for Girl Scouts

Regatta time for Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Service Unit 620, which encompasses girls from Braelinn Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, Rising Starr Middle and Starr’s Mill High School, had a great turn-out for the Raingutter Regatta held at Braelinn Elementary School. The girls built sail boats and raced against each other by blowing their boats down a rain gutter track to victory. Back row, from left, Lydia Waits, Alaina Johnson, Anna Harper, Else Ortega, Paige Grisamore, Skyler Ellis and Katherine Marshall. Read More»

PTC’s Smithley finishes 18th at Talladega

Garrett Smithley had a strong finish at Talladega. Photo/Garrett Smithley Racing

Peachtree City native and NASCAR hopeful Garrett Smithley in his first ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) start of 2014 finished solidly in 18th place in his No. 11 Goodwill Ford Fusion at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Ala. at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 May 3. Read More»

Jerry Melvin Whittle, of Peachtree City

Jerry Melvin Whittle, of Peachtree City, born December 16, 1931 died May 6, 2014 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

His wife, Diane K (Smith) Whittle, his parents, Melvin and Lettie (Shrum) Whittle, and his siblings, Robert Whittle and Mae (Whittle) Guest preceded him in death. He is survived by his sons, Gary Whittle of Atlanta and Greg Whittle of Peachtree City; and grandsons, Austin and Connor Whittle.  Read More»

Dorothy Marion Betts of Peachtree City

Dorothy Marion Betts

Dorothy Marion Betts (Wolfgram), cherished wife of Herbert Alexander Betts Sr., went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2014.

Born in Des Plaines, Ill. on September 9, 1928, she was the beloved daughter of Anna Michehl and Conrad Wolfgram.  Raised in Des Plaines, she met Herbert Alexander Betts Sr. at AT&T in Chicago and married him on September 3, 1949. It was love at first sight; “our dad went home that very day and told his parents he had just met the girl he was going to marry”. Read More»

Imker lauds smooth start for council

The new year has gone off quite smoothly for the Peachtree City Council, even as two newbies came aboard in January with the addition of Councilmen Mike King and Terry Ernst, who joined council after voters sacked former councilman George Dienhart and former mayor Don Haddix.

The difference, to some political observers, has been a more professional atmosphere during council meetings in 2014. And Councilman Eric Imker spoke directly to that fact in a brief comment at the end of council’s May 1 meeting. Read More»