Peachtree City

Sister’s Sweet Creations hope to be part of many memorable occasions

Sister’s Sweet Creations hope to be part of many memorable occasions

Sister’s Sweet Creations is a full service bakery located at 2000 Shakerag Hill, Suite B in Peachtree City. Owned by Catherine Simpson, the bakery offers fresh baked cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breakfast pastries, wedding cakes, specialty cakes, gift baskets and much more. Read More»

Gazebo, garden planned for Braelinn Elementary to remember Anna Van Horn, 9

Raising money for Anna’s garden — Students and parents from Braelinn Elementary School ran a lemonade stand at a recent concert at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater to raise money in memory of their classmate, Anna Van Horn. Photo/Special.

More than $10,000 has been raised for the Anna Van Horn memorial fund, as her parents have been overwhelmed with support from neighbors, friends, folks they didn’t even know and Anna’s third-grade classmates from Braelinn Elementary School.

Anna, 9, drowned in the Chattahoochee River June 3 in a tubing accident, despite the fact that she wore a lifevest. Read More»

Public gets say Thursday on $27.7 million PTC budget

Citizens will get another chance to sound off about the proposed $27.7 million budget for Peachtree City at a public hearing Thursday night. Read More»

PTC Mayor Haddix slams Councilman Imker on ‘smoke and mirrors’ budget

PTC mayor says councilman flip-flopped on tax increases

A disagreement over City Council budgeting tactics now has Mayor Don Haddix on the offensive against fellow Councilman Eric Imker. In a letter to the editor in the July 20 edition, Haddix chides Imker for promising to avoid property tax increases when he ran for election in 2009, only to vote for a property tax increase in 2010. Read More»

Big boxes are not the answer for PTC

Sales taxes aren’t going to rescue the Peachtree City budget, and selling on the cheap city property near Line Creek so another big box store can be built is a short-sighted plan.

This new shopping center will not generate more sales tax, but only shift sales and sales taxes from the Target and Kedron Kroger, Peachtree Crossing, Westpark, Braelinn, Publix and Peachtree East and other existing shops. (There may be a brief surge as people explore the “new,” but after that, sales will fall to today’s levels.) Read More»

Mayor Haddix: ‘Which is the real Eric Imker?’

“’You ran on the premise of no tax increases,’ Posey said of Imker, ‘... And I think this is the time to rein in the belt, not spend, spend, spend.’”

“Imker later noted that he devised more than $2 million in budget cuts last year that were defeated on separate council votes. And because the city faced a severe projected budget shortfall, the other choice was to raise taxes, Imker said.” Read More»

COS day camp starts Monday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer a day camp July 25 – 29 for children who have finished kindergarten through fifth grade. The hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. The camp will be led by five staff members from Lutheridge+Lutherock Ministries, Inc. (LLMI), which operates two retreat centers in North Carolina and one in Georgia. Two days will include trips off-site. A small number of openings still exist. For more information, contact Candace Robichaux, children@coslutheran.org.

Ramsey-Walton engagement

Michele Catherine Ramsey engaged to Peter Anthony Walton

Michele Catherine Ramsey of Peachtree City and Peter Anthony Walton of Fayetteville have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gary Ramsey of Peachtree City and the late Martha Ramsey. She is finishing her degree in elementary and special education at Kennesaw State University.

The groom-elect is the son of Pete and Sherri Walton of Fayetteville. He is a first officer for Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

The couple will marry in Salt Lake City, Utah, in August, 2011, and will reside in Georgia.

Bond to repair, replace PTC infrastructure

Needs vary from playgrounds, tennis courts, library and more

At the Blue Smoke recreation area, one of two tennis courts sits unplayable due to problems with the surface that have left standing water in a significantly-sized puddle the day after a rainstorm.

The back entrance to the city’s library has remained cordoned off as engineers work on a repair to prevent the exterior brick surface from falling off; apparently it wasn’t fastened to the wall during construction.

The “cast house” at the city’s amphitheater is in need of major work; other tennis courts are showing their age as is much of the city’s infrastructure. Read More»

Appeals court upholds child exploitation verdict in PTC case

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld the guilty verdict from a jury that convicted a Clayton County man of soliciting sex online from an undercover Peachtree City police officer whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl.

Mohammed Bolton, 37, was convicted in March 2006 by a Fayette County Jury.

When he was arrested in October 2005, police said that Bolton was a youth minister at Harvest International Church in Jonesboro and also was a school bus driver. Read More»