Peachtree City

Politicians make plans for Fayette’s future, but guided by what vision?

For some in our county, the answer to our future seems to be quite clear: conform. Then again, I am still having a difficult time attempting to discern what question they are answering. Even further, I am wondering if they are asking questions at all.

There appears to be this urge among the political leadership in Fayette County to follow the beaten path laid by the metro counties that preceded us in various growth scenarios. Read More»

Proposed tax on veterinary services will result in fewer animals helped

Dear U.S. Representative Westmoreland,

My name is Shannen Chabot and I am a 12th-grader from McIntosh High School. More importantly, I’m of voting age and I’m one of your constituents. As a pet owner and a veterinary technician, I am writing to express my concern regarding House Bill 385, the proposed pet tax.

First, no other professionals are being targeted by this legislation. No healthcare professionals, who are also service providers, are finding their practices threatened. Read More»

Girl Scout Day at All Saints

Shown (L-R) Wilson, Ana Hall, sponsor Emily Hall, Katie Barry, Emma Bryan, and Kylee Greiner. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

It was Girl Scout Day last Sunday at All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City. The scouts treated the parish to food and beverages during coffee hour. Kim Wilson and the girls also gave a brief presentation which stressed the similarities between ideals of the Scouts and the teachings of the Holy Bible. An informal survey revealed that most of the women of the church had been in the Girl Scout program when growing up. Shown above, (L-R) Wilson, Ana Hall, sponsor Emily Hall, Katie Barry, Emma Bryan, and Kylee Greiner. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

Groundbreaking for addition

Front, L-R,  Tim Wallo, Bill Foley, Jim Pace, Chris Patton, Mark Williamson, Beth Green, and Joe Wallace. On the back row, L-R, are Martin Huggins, Jonathan Watson, Greg McEvoy, Darren Swift, Tim Elrod, Jim Moody, Sharon Foley, and James Clark. Photo/Adrienne Carlson.

Southside church on Robinson Road in Peachtree City broke ground for its new auditorium addition and church expansion last week. Completion of the project is expected by late fall of this year. The expansion, designed by Foley Design Associates Architects, includes adding approximately 11,000 sq. ft. Shown above at the groundbreaking ceremony are, front, L-R, Tim Wallo, Bill Foley, Jim Pace, Chris Patton, Mark Williamson, Beth Green, and Joe Wallace. On the back row, L-R, are Martin Huggins, Jonathan Watson, Greg McEvoy, Darren Swift, Tim Elrod, Jim Moody, Sharon Foley, and James Clark. Read More»

Recycle electronics at Booth

Ms. Henkel’s 8th Grade Science Class at JC Booth Middle School with their collection of electronics recyclables, including cellphones, digital cameras, DVDs video games. A portion of the funds raised through this Earth Day campaign will directly support the school’s science department. The PTO collects items year round to support all classroom programs. Photo/Noelle Henkel

If you’re like most Americans, you have a couple old, unused cellphones stashed in your home. You may even have a handful of used ink cartridges.
Did you know it takes about a gallon of oil to make an ink cartridge? Or, that 12 are thrown away every second, along with four cellphones. That’s cash—and resources—just going in the trash.

That’s a shame, because some of these items can be reused, most contain parts that can be recycled, and many are made of metals that can be harmful to the environment. Read More»

New Commander for Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol

Lt. Col. David Mitchell

David Mitchell of Peachtree City has assumed command of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Lt. Col. Mitchell was raised in Columbus, Ohio and it was there he fell in love with flying. Entering CAP as a cadet in 1968, he soloed at age 16.  A member of the Peachtree City unit since 2007, Mitchell is a check pilot/instructor pilot in several CAP aircraft including the new Cessna 182 NAV III G1000 “glass cockpit” (no dials, just screens). Mitchell served as Deputy Commander prior to assuming Command.     Read More»

Imker: data says police, IT doing great job

Data from city reports and the citizen survey shows that two Peachtree City departments in particular are doing an outstanding job, according to city Councilman Eric Imker.

At last week’s council meeting, Imker praised the city’s Information Technology department for achieving a rare status based on results from the city’s survey. Citizens ranked themselves as being “extremely satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the IT department, with no lower-ranked responses. Read More»

Northern PTC-Coweta link discussed; new bridge over Line Creek eyed

Council declines to seek regional funding, wants more data from Coweta officials

An under-the-radar project that would link Fayette and Coweta counties with a new bridge across Line Creek was met with some skepticism by the Peachtree City Council last week. Read More»

PTC looks to plug hole in employee drug screenings

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark.

Peachtree City does not have a city-wide program for pre-employment and random drug testing, but that may change soon. Read More»

Crabapple Science Olympiad team takes second

Crabapple Science Olympiad team takes second

The Crabapple Lane Cardinal's Science Olympiad team went to county competition March 19 and came home with a strong second place finish. The team consisted of 27 members from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Each student that competed earned at least one award for placing in the top six. Events in the Olympiad included water rockets, mystery architect, and crime busters. The Cardinals will now prepare to go to state competition in May. The team is coached by fifth grade teacher Pat Costa. Photo/Special.

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