Peachtree City

Booth Lego League champs need help

When the rookie J.C. Booth “Tsunami Warrior” team became the state champions in the first Lego League Robotics Challenge, they created a big problem for STEM education in Fayette County. Their success has created such demand for this exciting STEM learning program that more than 80 eager students signed up to fill the 20 planned slots.

The problem was that there was no school budget for the additional Lego robotics equipment required to field this many teams. Booth science teacher, and Robotics Head Coach, David Carnow had a tough choice to make. Read More»

For PTC folks, it’s more than a lake

Mayor and Peachtree City Council, you need to stop dragging your collective feet and take whatever actions required to return Lake Peachtree to its former state.

I can’t speak for others, but this summer will be remembered as the one without:

The summer without the afternoon breezes that are generated daily by the pressure difference between the water and the land.

The summer without my after-work respite flipping flies and plugs for bream and bass and crappie.

The summer without the fireworks over the water. Read More»

Garlock critic himself is blinded by prejudice

Mr. Coleman waxes eloquent regarding his recently found mantra written by Krister Stendard, “Our vision is more obstructed by what we know than by our lack of knowledge.”

He may have read it but then he did not follow it in his writing. As he delved into Terry Garlock’s article, he steps over the line several times due to his “lack of knowledge” of Mr. Garlock. Read More»

Another explanation of the $3 leak fee: More money

Thank you, Mr. Brown, for properly scrutinizing, or should we say ingeniously spinning, the Leak Protection program. I am sure that everyone is removing his hand from his wallet after reading your letter to the editor from Sept. 10.

After all, $36 per year to pay for a service that has been free for the last 50 years is not more than anyone can afford. No one minds if your raise our mandatory bill by almost 15 percent. We all wish that everyone we do business with would do the same (!). Read More»

Obama’s lies keep piling up: Count abortion untruths

This week I wanted to highlight just one example of Obama’s extreme mendacity and cynicism.

In 2009, amid concerns that the healthcare law as written would permit federal funds to be used to pay for abortion in violation of the Hyde Amendment, Obama went into full for finger-wagging mode and said: “And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up — under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

To be clear, he was saying here that Obamacare would not allow federal funds to be used for abortion. Read More»

How could cop shoot unarmed man 6 times?

I read the letters to the editor by Mr. Terry Garlock and Mr. Anthony Coleman, both concerning events surrounding the shooting of an unarmed young black youth by a police officer. Mr. Garlock defended a previous letter and Mr. Coleman wrote criticizing Mr. Garlock’s letter. Both letters were very well-written but neither really addressed the central issue.

Clearly a capital crime was committed. An unarmed citizen was shot at least six times and killed by a police officer. Read More»

Richard Hamman of Peachtree City

Richard "Dick" Hamman

Richard "Dick" Hamman of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Born in Fairmont, W.Va., on Sept. 25, 1928, Dick was the son of the late Roy Silas Hamman and Edna Jane Hamman. He was 85. Read More»

Styx sailing into Peachtree City

Styx sailing into Peachtree City

Classic Rock will fill the air Saturday night as The Fred finishes up the Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series.

The finale features the 70s and 80s band Styx.

The opening act is very special guest star Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project.

They will open the show at 8 p.m.

Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early 70s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late 70s and early 80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Read More»

Dragon boats head to Lake Mac

Dragon boats head to Lake Mac

The Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races will celebrate its seventh year September 27. The festivities will be held at a new location this year. The boats will be racing at Peachtree City’s Lake McIntosh, located at the end of TDK Boulevard.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly event. All proceeds from the races will benefit the local Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network.

The race has grown from a handful of teams and a few spectators to a signature Peachtree City event that continues to grow year after year. Read More»

Anthony Philip Bertino, 68, of Peachtree City

Anthony Philip Bertino, 68, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2014.

He served his country in the US Army and retired as Chief Warrant Officer II.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Dawn Bertino; son Troy Bertino; daughter Christine (Juan) Quiza; grandchild Chaz Bertino; one brother; and one sister. Read More»

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