Peachtree City

It’s long past time to repair the spillway and fill the lake

My great-great-great-grandfather and his two brothers joined a group of right wing radicals that became a group of clandestine rebels who believed it was wrong for the governing authority (Britain) to levy a tax on every implement they bought, any food or drink they bought, any spices, cloth, or land they bought, and for the privilege of having a business. Read More»

Encourage creativity, develop interpersonal skills in young people

The county’s team of high school interns gave their presentations at our Aug. 14 Board of Commissioners meeting. There was a large audience in attendance and everyone was very impressed by the quality of the presentations.

John Hlas, Haider Khan, Vanessa Johnson, Kyra Parks, Tessa Strickland and Khalil Coleman worked throughout the month of July researching their issues and preparing presentations. They interviewed experts in various fields, worked in conjunction with our professional staff members and reviewed numerous studies. Read More»

Wow!

Wow!

Braelinn Elementary School teachers jump into the new school year at their first school pep rally to show their school spirit. Six teachers brave the “Gauntlet” challenge this week to get the kids excited about the Family Game Day that Braelinn has planned for September 20. These teachers have worked hard to get ready for the new school year and this was a fun way to jump into the year and have a little fun during the first week of school. The kids loved cheering on all their teachers and jumped to their feet as second grade teacher Mrs. Read More»

Andrew Shlapak is the county’s newest Eagle Scout

Jeff Shafer, Troop 175 Scoutmaster and Andrew Shlapak, Eagle Scout. Photo/Submitted.

Troop 175 is excited to announce Andrew Shlapak was judged to meet the standards and high ideals of an Eagle Scout.

He is from Troop 175 Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Shlapak graduated from Starr’s Mill High School in the spring and will attend Auburn University this Fall

His project was to build a deck adjacent to the Peachtree City United Methodist Church Youth Lodge. Read More»

Bon Jovi Tribute band plays Saturday

Get ready for 80s fun. Photo/Submitted.

If you love rock n’ roll and 80’s music, then you will love Slippery When Wet! The Bon Jovi tribute band is playing The Fred Aug. 23.

Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute was formed in 2003 by Jason Morey after answering many inquiries of “Are you Jon Bon Jovi?”. Most notably comedian Dave Chappelle invited Jason backstage following one of his comedy shows thinking that he was the New Jersey icon. It was then that Jason knew he had to take advantage of the resemblance. Read More»

Bowling center request approved

By this time next year, Peachtree City residents could be hollering “Strike!” as bowling balls glide down wooden alleys.

The bowling alley is part of a proposed family entertainment center located off Widget Drive near the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and TDK Boulevard. The center passed muster with the Planning Commission last week and could be the latest addition to the city’s entertainment options.

“Today is National Bowling Day and I hope to see you all at the lanes next year at this time,” said developer Robert Matheson Aug.11. Read More»

Tax hike vote is Thurs.

Peachtree City residents get two more chances to have their say before a proposed millage rate increase is voted on by the City Council tomorrow night. Read More»

A job well done

A job well done

The Peachtree City Council honored the city’s newest Sergeant Jamie McDowell at its Aug 7. City Council meeting. McDowell was given his new rank before family and friends at the meeting. Photo/John Thompson.

Albert Edward Ensell IV, age 57

Albert Edward Ensell IV

Albert "Tippy, Eddie Munster, Babu, Squirrel Boy, Dingus" Edward Ensell IV, who was born August 25, 1956 in Wildwood, N.J., died Saturday, August 9 2014, in a plane crash near Senoia, Ga.

He was committed to the lord, a devoted husband, committed father and incomparable friend. After serving in the Navy, Ensell spent 32 years as an air traffic control specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration and was to retire in September of this year. He was an adventurer, hiker, sailor, pilot and extreme lover of life. Read More»

West side developments move forward

Peachtree City is following noted author Horace Greeley’s mantra of “Go West, young man" Read More»