Peachtree City

PTC’s McMullen looks back

CUTLINE: Bernard McMullen (L), Peachtree City’s retiring city manager, enjoys a momento presented by Councilwoman Vanessa Fleisch at a reception in his honor at City Hall. Photo/John Munford.

As he wound down his tenure as city manager, Bernie McMullen said he is “looking forward to enjoying the city again.” His last official day is Dec. 31.

As part of his separation package, McMullen will be paid through the end of April 2011.

“I’m leaving a happy person,” McMullen said, noting his good fortune to have not only served as city manager, but the chance to make this his final job before retirement. Read More»

Parker’s argument devolves into rant

In a manner not typical of liberals, Tim Parker starts off trying to make a reasoned, logical argument against Dr. Mark Hendrickson’s article from the previous week.

Halfway through his missive, Parker resorts to the tried and true liberal way of arguing an issue; that is, attack your opponents with name calling and hope that will overpower the lack of facts.

Parker’s assault on Rush Limbaugh (“bloated drug addict’) and Glenn Beck (“half-wit”) are specious and lend no substance to his argument. Read More»

Reality: Taxes or cuts; if cuts, specify where

Of newspaper editors, Cal Beverly must certainly be ranked among the fair. While possessing a strong conservative bent, he prints entire letters with which he must strongly disagree.

However it seems even he cannot escape his own prejudices, and this was most apparent in his headline for my Letter to the Editor of last week. It was titled: “So-called conservatives now are playthings of the rich who benefit most but contribute least.” Read More»

Red Hell: A Christmas story about life’s intricate connections

As an 8-year-old, I never really gave much thought to those two words, coined years earlier, I suppose, as the unofficial name for a community of hard-working people. No grass grew there; when it rained, it was muddy, when the weather was dry, it was dusty.

Christmas morning, 1942: Early risers were we three boys, ages 10, 8, and 4. World War Two was on everyone’s minds, and we knew not to expect a lot from Santa. But, we never had much before the war, either. Read More»

PTC’s St. Paul Lutheran will offer new support group in January

Beginning in January, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer “Living Free,” a supportive community for people and families experiencing life-controlling issues.

Introductory meetings begin in January on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Following the introduction, groups will meet Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.

For more information and details, call 770-486-3545.

PTC boy seriously injured after fall through gym roof

A 14-year-old Peachtree City boy is in serious but stable condition after falling through the Plexiglas skylight of the gym at Braelinn Elementary School on Dec. 23. The boy was one of four Peachtree City males ages 14-17 on the roof when the incident occurred, Peachtree City police said. Read More»

DOT to install flashing light at Baseball-Soccer Complex, Hwy. 74

The Georgia Department of Transportation has agreed to install a yellow flashing caution light at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 south and the northern entrance to the Peachtree City Baseball and Soccer Complex.

Tuesday morning a contingent of city officials including Mayor Don Haddix and Councilmembers Vanessa Fleisch and Doug Sturbaum visited with the state’s DOT commissioner to urge a full traffic light be installed at the intersection. Read More»

PTC OK’s $707K bid for fire station renovation

Peachtree City will be moving ahead with plans to renovate its northernmost fire station.

A $707,000 bid from Triad Construction to upgrade the Satterthwaite fire station was approved unanimously by the city council at a special meeting Monday morning.

The expansion will add more space for the additional personnel that have been located at the firestation. It also will correct an issue with the driveway and connect the station to the city’s sewer system, along with the Crabapple Lane Elementary School directly across the road. Read More»

PTCPD plays Santa to Southland

PTCPD plays Santa to Southland

Southland Health and Rehabilitation in Peachtree City welcomes the Peachtree City Police Department to provide a Merry Christmas for their residents this year. The department’s response to the request for Christmas gifts for the residents overwhelmed the staff of Southland. Major Mike Dupree said that the response from the Peachtree City community and businesses was tremendous. Several of the officers helped Santa pass out gifts to the residents. From left are Major Mike Dupree, Captain Terry Ernst, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (Mr. and Mrs. Read More»

PTC wants help locating misplaced trash

With winter advancing and much greenery along Peachtree City’s path system going dormant, city officials are anticipating that residents will see a few more “things” off the beaten path in coming weeks.

In particular, the city is asking residents to report the location of large items such as mattresses, furniture, tires and more that has been illegally deposited in greenbelts and streambeds. Read More»

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