Peachtree City

Contraception Cause bends the truth, Constitution

The furtherance of contraception has always been accompanied by lies, manipulation, and misinformation, and the recent case with Hobby Lobby and the contraception mandate is no exception.

The first church to officially sanction contraception was the Anglican Church back in 1930 at the Lambeth Conference. They did so on the pretense that it would only be used by married couples “where there is a morally sound reason for avoiding complete abstinence.” Read More»

The benefits of carting PT

When I worked in Peachtree City back in the ’90s, I drove my golf cart to work for about a year. I remember that I felt that I was much more in tune with my surroundings on a golf cart versus driving my car. You’re in the elements on a cart, and I had some neat experiences driving to and from work. Read More»

Get your tomato on Saturday

A scene from last year's tomato tasting. Photo/Staff.

A tomato tasting party is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peachtree City Farmers Market in the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center parking lot in Peachtree City.

If you’d like to tickle your tastebuds and sample some tried-and-true heirloom favorites as well as some newer hybrids, don’t miss this old-fashioned tomato tasting party, sponsored by Down to Earth Organics Association. Read More»

PTC to vet Lake Peachtree deal tonight

Agreement with county calls for city to conduct further tests, appeal state ruling

The Peachtree City Council is holding a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in City Hall to consider an agreement with county officials to appeal a state ruling on Lake Peachtree.

The lake has been at a reduced level since it was drained in February to allow dock and shoreline maintenance for what was supposed to be a couple of months. During that time, problems were found with the concrete spillway and further investigation revealed a cavernous structure underneath, likely caused by erosion. Read More»

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City

John Melvin Currie

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City passed away July 9, 2014. Read More»

County says OK to PTC’s lake agreement

Ga. Highway 54 bridge across Flat Creek/Lake Peachtree in a June photo.

Officials hoping to limit cost of work to refill Lake Peachtree; state decision could cost into millions

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday to approve a pact with the Peachtree City Council to appeal what could be a very costly decision by state regulators regarding Lake Peachtree.

Yet instead of the county taking the engineering lead on the project, the city itself will be responsible for conducting a dam breach analysis to determine what would happen downstream if the dam or spillway were to fail. Read More»

PTC Council to review options for 54W traffic

Traffic study project location map. Source: Peachtree City website.

The results of a $70,000 study to improve traffic flow on Ga. Highway 54 West will be discussed by the Peachtree City Council Monday night Read More»

PTC’s top rookie and Rotarian of the Year

PTC’s top rookie and Rotarian of the Year

Rotary Club of Peachtree City past president, Amy Leuenberger, congratulates Don Walden and Scott Bradshaw (R) for being selected as this year’s Rookie and Rotarian of the Year, respectively. The awards are well deserving because of their hard work and dedication to Rotary’s “service above self.” Photo/Special.

From McIntosh HS to ‘The Last Ship’ — Van Winkle fights to save humanity . . . on cable TV

PTC native Travis Van Winkle aboard a Navy destroyer. Photo/Special.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern to The Citizen

A Peachtree City native has a high-profile role in one of the hottest dramas on summer TV screens.

Travis Van Winkle, a class of 2000 McIntosh grad, can now be seen Sunday evenings on “The Last Ship,” a new post-apocalyptic drama on TNT.

In this week’s episode, his character pilots an explosives-laden boat into the side of a rogue Russian warship and lives on to fight another day. Read More»

Skateboarding on a parade float is a moving target

Skateboarding on a parade float is a moving target

Unusual and unexpected floats can really turn heads in the annual July 4th parade in Peachtree City, and this shredding ode to skateboarding was no exception last week. The entry from PTCSK8 was a half-pipe skateboard ramp on which jumps and tricks were performed as the float moved to the crowd’s delight. The entry won the Grand Marshal’s trophy. See more winning floats on pages C5-C6 in this week's print edition of The Citizen. Photo/John Munford.

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