Peachtree City

New Fourth of July t-shirts now available

Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau Supports Independence Day

The Fourth of July in Peachtree City is an unforgettable experience for all, as thousands of red, white, and blue golf carts parade their way through the City showing their patriotism. During the festivities this year, the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to participate in the City’s newest tradition by wearing the NEW Fourth of July T-Shirt which can be purchased at the Visitors Center or City Hall for only ten dollars. For more information please call the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau at 678-216-0282.
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Booth secures third at National Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad team at J.C. Booth beat their fourth place finish from last year, making them one of the top three ranked teams in the nation.

Booth came in third out of 60 teams competing at the 2011 Science Olympiad National Tournament held May 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology, and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy. Read More»

GOP art of shooting itself in both feet

Why is it that there seems to be a crisis every other week within the Grand Old Party? Newt trashed a most prominent member of his own party merely hours after announcing his bid to be the Republican nominee for 2012. Huckabee and Trump declared the effort simply isn’t worth the cost. Read More»

To cut bloated federal budget, start by slashing subsidies to Big Oil

Last night the United States Senate voted to continue giving subsidies to five major U.S. oil companies. These companies are, and have been, making record profits for years even as Americans are struggling financially.

It is noteworthy that world oil prices are set by OPEC and U.S. oil companies benefit from these exorbitant prices even though the cost of producing a domestic barrel of oil is estimated at $20. Read More»

the new well urges you to 'weight' no more

Fad diets and celebrity workouts come and go, but sustainable and guaranteed weight loss is here to stay…and the new well can prove it. The new well Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Peachtree City has helped their members lose over 750 lbs since opening one year ago. So whether you have 50 pounds or 10 pounds to lose, the new well can help. Read More»

Barbara Mucklow, of Crete, Ill.

Barbara Mucklow, of Crete, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 21st in Peachtree City while visiting her family for the winter.

She is survived by one sister, Pat Beitelshees of Elkhart, IN. Barbara is also survived by daughters Nancy (James) Knauff of Peachtree City, GA and Patricia Mucklow (Patrick Slivka) of Homewood, IL and one son, Robert (Priscilla) of Peachtree City, GA.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren:James (Aimee) Stevens, Michelle (Alex) McGee , Molly Slivka, Andrew Slivka, Rachel Read More»

New PTC officers sworn to protect and to serve

New PTC officers sworn to protect and to serve

New Peachtree City police officers Courtney Lumpkin (L) and Christopher Dukes (R) took their official oaths to protect and serve the city of Peachtree City at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Lumpkin was joined by Takesha Carter and Dukes was supported by his fiancee Crystal Farrell. Both officers have previous law enforcement experience: Lumpkin at the Atlanta probation and federal corrections programs, and Dukes at the DeKalb County Police Department. Photo/John Munford.

Fines set for false burglar alarms in PTC

In an effort to free up police manpower, Peachtree City has approved new rules that could lead to fines for multiple false burglar alarm calls at a given residence or business.

Under the ordinance the first two false alarms are free, and the third can be free if the system owner takes an online course.

The move is in response to a staggering number of false burglar alarms. In 2010, the department responded to 2,707 burglar alarms. Only one had indicated an actual crime had occurred, according to Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark. Read More»

UPDATE: Police raid local convenience stores, arrest 11 on gambling charges

Officers stand by as alleged gaming machines are hauled out of the Pit Stop convenience store at Petrol Point and Hwy. 54 in Peachtree City Friday night. Photo/William Courtney.

UPDATED for print edition — It was back to business as usual Saturday morning — minus a truckload of pay-for-play video games — at a half dozen convenience stores in Peachtree City and Tyrone following a gambling raid Friday night. Read More»

UPDATE: Former PTC mayor sues current mayor for libel

In this composite, former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon is at left; current Mayor Don Haddix at right. File photos.

Current PTC mayor claimed predecessor was ‘drunk at meetings’

UPDATED for print edition — Former Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon is suing current Mayor Don Haddix over an email to a city staffer in which Haddix said Logsdon “drank a lot and came to meetings drunk.”

Haddix served on the City Council for two years — 2008 and 2009 — while Logsdon was mayor. Haddix ran for mayor in 2009, while Logsdon did not seek reelection.

The email message, written Feb. 22 of this year, was sent to then-economic development coordinator Joey Grisham, according to the lawsuit, which was filed May 19 in Fayette County Superior Court. Read More»