Peachtree City

Lunch last week with the Speaker

Last week 25 members of various metro Atlanta tea parties received an invitation from Newt Gingrich’s staff to meet with the former Speaker. His birthday was last week and I suppose he wanted to be back in Georgia with family to enjoy it, and take the opportunity to hear from some local grassroots organizations.

After the staffer’s customary “How are you?” I had to ask, “I just heard that a dozen of Newt’s staff quit, so I ought to be asking, how YOU are?” A chuckle at the other end. Read More»

All Saints Anglican’s annual music camp scheduled for July 11-15

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 11-15. The featured theme, “Sing To The Lord A New Song,” will be evident in traditional hymns and praise songs, as well as scripture verses and messages.

Curriculum for the camp is a potpouri of music, singing, dancing, and instruction in various instruments, composition, and art. It also features contests, games and snacks. No previous experience is required. Read More»

PTCUMC to offer ‘Vacation Bible Sundays’ this summer

Vacation Bible Sundays for all ages at Peachtree City United Methodist Church start July 10 and continue through Aug 7.

A kid-centered worship will begin at 9 a.m. in the worship center. Children will enjoy crafts, games, music and Bible time. There are classes offered for all ages from babies to adults. A multitude of Bible study classes will be available for every age that comes. Youth programs for middle and high school students will be offered.

At 10:30 a.m. there will be a time of fellowship and snacks to meet everyone and share in the excitement at PTCUMC. Read More»

Mrs. Virginia “Ginger” Lynne Fowler, 55, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Virginia “Ginger” Lynne Fowler, of Peachtree City, passed away on June 23, 2011 at the age of 55. Read More»

June 27 gas leak on Hwy. 74 S being plugged

A gas leak that occurred in the late morning hours June 27 after construction crews on Ga. Highway 74 South hit a gas line is expected to be repaired around noon. Motorists are asked to avoid the area until the repair is made.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis at 11 a.m. said the gas line was hit in the area of Hwy. 74 South between Redwine Road and Manor Drive.

Davis said gas company crews are on the way and are expected to have the line repaired near noon. Davis asked motorists to avoid the area until that time.

Troop 75 returns home to PTC with awards

Troop 75 returns home to PTC with awards

Troop 75, with 44 scouts and 12 adult leaders, recently returned from summer camp at Woodruff Scout Reservation in north Georgia. The troop attained the Scouting Traditions Award as well as the distinction of Honor Troop and were the best Dining Hall Cleaning Crew while at camp. As well as working on 148 merit badges, they had a scout to complete the mile swim, three scouts to become members of the “Dime Club” on the rifle range and had a Cracker Barrel with Troop 279 of Peachtree City. Troop 75 is sponsored by Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Photo/Deanna Pollard.

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

PTC recognizes Junior Police Academy graduates

These youths were honored by the Peachtree City Council last week for taking part in the Junior Police Academy class offered by Peachtree City Police this summer. Participants got to ride along with an officer and learn about a variety of police work from criminal investigations to use of force and much more. Photo/John Munford.

Swingin’ Medallions concert Saturday night at The Fred kicks off PTC Independence Day celebrations

The Swingin’ Medallions. Photo/Special.

Open Mic Winner Final Answer Band to open for the classic party band

One of the best-known party bands from the 1960s, the latest version of The Swingin’ Medallions will be in concert Saturday, July 2 at the Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater to kick off the Independence Day celebrations in Peachtree City.

The evening also features a performance from the 2011 Fred Open Mic Winner, Final Answer Band. Gates open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is available for the show through The Fred Box Office in Peachtree City, and online with TicketAlternative.com. Read More»

Letter critical of PTC Council's recreation firing ‘surprise’

The Peachtree City Council hashes out their decision at last week’s council meeting. From left are council members Vanessa Fleisch, Doug Sturbaum, Don Haddix and Kim Learnard. Not pictured is councilman Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

City Manager: goal to improve recreation services

The reorganization of Peachtree City’s recreation employees, including the elimination of two positions, has led one resident to author a critical letter to the City Council.
George Martin, a former recreation commissioner for the city, noted that the reorganization and the elimination of positions held by Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo and Recreation Facilities Manager Scott Christopher was a “virtual secret” kept from citizens until the vote. Read More»

PTC eyes $2 million in equipment, projects for ’12

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington. Photo/John Munford.

Faced with necessary and critical infrastructure repair and maintenance, along with vehicle replacements, Peachtree City is poised to use financing in the coming year to the tune of $2 million or more.

So far the figure adds up to some $1.76 million, but the figure is expected to climb after having an independent analysis of city infrastructure, officials said at Monday’s budget workshop between city staff and the City Council. Read More»

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