Peachtree City

It costs us less to stay in Flint Library system

For some years, the Flint River Regional Library System (FRRLS) has been using state taxpayer money to pay the salary of a senior librarian at the Fayette County Library.

Recently, the FRRLS, faced with the same budget constraints we all are facing, decided that they could no longer fund this salary. When the word reached the Fayette County Commission, some thought the county should withdraw from the FRRLS.

Not a good idea. Read More»

What Garlock doesn’t say: How we got to this sorry situation

So here is what it has come down to: The people who don’t like President Obama (like Terry Garlock) have memorized a playbook and it goes something like this.

The President has introduced mountains of new regulations stifling business. The President is responsible for class warfare. The President has run up the national debt to $14 trillion, with help of course from successive liberal governments who forced banks to lend to people who couldn’t afford it. Read More»

Occupy Wall Street: It’s time for accountability

For the past month we have been watching with astonishment as the Occupy Wall Street protests have given voice to angry Americans who have had just about enough of Wall Street’s greedy, unethical and immoral practices.

I think we can fairly blame much of the current world financial crisis on the financial/banking industry’s incredible ability to quietly manipulate the markets and government in its never ending pursuit of greater and greater profit margins. Read More»

Imker: 6 things I want to see in future

Two years ago I ran for office to bring a business-like approach to city management and the budget. My first priority is ensuring the city budget is 100 percent open to the public and represents the priorities of the citizens from safety, public works and leisure activities while being fiscally responsible.

I am proud that over the last two budget cycles I have been involved in, we have added over $2 million to our reserves. This was no accident. Read More»

Mayor: Imker falsely claims credit for these

Eric Imker is repeating false claims:

1. “Identified budget problems and proposed solutions.” Began 2008. He proposed huge cuts to employee and staff pay, pensions, etc. on top of the cuts done in 2009. A no-tax pledge became a 1.25 mill tax increase in 2010.

2. “No new tax increases in 2012.” Reelection is why, followed by three tax increases 2013 through 2015.

3. “Led council to consolidate and pay off three unfavorable loans.” Our city manager and financial officer led. Pay-offs tracked for years. Read More»

Ed Johnson will be good for Fayetteville

On Nov. 8, the citizens of Fayetteville will go to the polls to elect members for their city council. Please consider supporting my friend, Ed Johnson, in his bid for Post #1. You can learn more about him at

Ed is the senior pastor for Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church. I met him eight years ago at his church. His warm reception of me as a brother in Christ helped to set the tone for my ministry as an Ambassador volunteer for Promise Keepers. Read More»

COS announces events for Reformation Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will celebrate its Lutheran heritage with Reformation Sunday events Oct. 30.

During GraceFlock worship at 10:50 a.m. two songs by composer/vocalist/guitarist Lans Rothfusz, “Here I Stand” and “Soli Deo Gloria,” will be sung with excitement.

At 8:30 and 11 a.m. The COS Brass and Joyful Noise Ringers will join Sanctuary Choir and the congregation for festival music.

The color red, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, will be everywhere: worshipers are even encouraged to wear red clothing. Read More»

PTCUMC to offer dual seminar for ‘Surviving the Holidays’

PTCUMC will present “Surviving the Holidays, ” a seminar for both GriefShare and DivorceCare, Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Seminars for GriefShare and DivorceCare will be held in separate rooms.

“This seminar is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death or after separation or divorce,” a spokesperson said. “The seminar features practical suggestions through video interviews with counselors, experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after facing these life changing experiences.” Read More»

Annual Civitan Chili Challenge this Saturday

The Line Creek Civitan Club and the Georgia District Civitan Foundation will host the Civitan Great Chili Challenge at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. This year the Chili Challenge will be held in cooperation with the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater’s Not So Frightful Storytelling & Halloween Party. Read More»

City sacks position at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

Budget short $36K this year; move saves $25-30K

In a move that will bring the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater close to break-even financially, the Peachtree City Council approved the elimination of a full-time staffer for the facility.

The “events services coordinator” will be replaced with a part-time box office supervisor who would work form March through October.

The move will save some $25,000 to $30,000 a year, but a severance package will cost the city about $5,255 this year, cutting into the savings a bit.
This year the amphitheater budget is short by almost $36,000, according to amphitheater director Nancy Price. Read More»

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