Peachtree City

Drug overdoses suspected in 2 deaths in PTC Tuesday

UPDATED 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 — Two young men found unresponsive at an Ardenlee subdivision home Tuesday morning may have died from drug overdoses, according to a Peachtree City Police news release Wednesday afternoon.

No foul play was involved in the deaths, according to Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark.

Police later Tuesday arrested five other people for misdemeanor marijuana violations Read More»

PTC says ‘No’ to any more big box stores on 54W

With city refusing to sell street to developer, plans undergo shrinkage

In a surprise move, the Peachtree City Council has withdrawn the possibility of selling Line Creek Court and Line Creek Circle to accommodate a shopping center off Ga. Highway 54 West directly across from the Best Buy store. Read More»

After censure, now what for council?

Thursday night’s episode of Peachtree City’s ongoing soap opera is over, the mayor was censured on a predicted 3-2 vote (anyone surprised?), and I and many other residents are asking ourselves if we can simply move on.

My idea of good government is one that is effective without the fanfare of headlines or disputes that spill over into the media. In fact, I would say the best type of local governance would be the kind that is heard from as the exception rather than the rule. An acquaintance informed me that we live in a modern day Mayberry, but with several Barneys running things. Read More»

Regional sales tax plan skews to costly but little used mass transit

Next year, we’ll have the choice to tack another 1¢ onto our sales tax for 10 years to fund transportation projects throughout the 10 counties of the Atlanta region. If a majority of the region’s voters approve the measure, everyone must pay the tax whether their individual county favored the measure or not. Read More»

PTC’s Mayor Haddix and ‘Two-Gun’ Crowley

Watching the City Council Meeting last Thursday night (streaming video) reminded me of a true story I read years ago about “Two Gun” Crowley. The mental disposition of “Two Gun” is a lot like our current mayor in Peachtree City, Don Haddix. The events of Crowley are found towards the beginning of one of the best personal and business relationship management books ever written called “How To Win Friends and Influence People,” Dale Carnegie, 1937. It is apparent that the mayor has never read the book. The true account of “Two Gun” Crowley is described in the book as follows: Read More»

Stop trying to sell fur-lined gloves to PTC’s voters

Let’s imagine a situation in which a shop owner, in some far away place, asks the opinion of the employees in his glove shop in Peachtree City. He wants to know if they think fur-lined vs. unlined leather gloves will sell better here in Georgia.

There are five employees and three of the five explain that they think, because of our climate, that fur-lined gloves would not sell well. The other two feel that fur-lined is the way to go. Read More»

PTCUMC, Providence FPU classes start this weekend

Providence United Methodist Church and Peachtree City United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University,” a 13-week class, starting this weekend.

The class seeks to help individuals get out of debt and learn to manage finances. The average participant has eliminated $5,300 of debt and saved $2,300 in those 13 weeks.

The PTCUMC class meets Sundays beginning Aug. 14 from 4-6:30 p.m.

The Providence UMC class meets Wednesdays beginning Aug. 17, from 6:30– 8:30 p.m. The cost for class materials is $80, and free childcare is provided. Read More»

New GriefShare group starting at PTCUMC Aug. 18

Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd., will begin a new GriefShare group on Thursday, Aug. 18. Sessions are open to anyone (men or women age 15 and up) who has experienced the death of friend or family. The group meets on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 308. Pre-registration is not necessary.The series of 14 weekly meetings is open to the community and involves discussions around a video curriculum and participants sharing voluntarily. The cost is $15 for the participant workbook. Scholarships are available if needed. Read More»

Plott-Kok engagement

Amie Plott engaged to Wickus Kok

Pastor Greg and and Mrs Evie Plott of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Amie Plott, to Wickus Kok, son of Mr. Andre’ and Mrs. Amor Kok of Peachtree City.

An African Safari wedding is planned for Friday, July, 6, 2012 at JayDee Game Lodge, Mapumalanga, South Africa.

Following a honeymoon in South Africa, the couple will reside in Peachtree City.

UPDATED: 2 males found dead at Ardenlee home in north PTC

UPDATED 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8 — Peachtree City Police are investigating the deaths of two unidentified males whose unresponsive bodies were found in a home Tuesday morning. Read More»

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