Peachtree City

DAPC reviews projects, hopes to remain intact

If for some reason elected officials end up deep-sixing the Development Authority of Peachtree City, one of the authority’s greatest missteps might turn out to be its ability to succeed under the radar.

DAPC Chairman Todd Strickland, at a special meeting last week to recap the volunteer group’s successes, said that was one of his greatest regrets.
“Perhaps I could’ve done a better job of touting our successes,” Strickland said just before authority members presented information on its accomplishments, much of it occurring behind the scenes and without fanfare. Read More»

New CAP cadet commander for Civil Air Patrol in PTC

New Cadet Commander Cadet Capt. Adam Pendleton, outgoing cadet commander Cadet Capt. Dan Schulz and squadron commander Maj. Randy Stastny passing squadron colors to Cadet Schulz, who then passes the colors to the incoming cadet commander. Photo/Special.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Adam Pendleton (15) of Brooks became the youngest cadet commander of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol upon accepting the squadron colors from outgoing cadet commander Cadet Capt Dan Schulz in a ceremony held Aug. 11 under the command of squadron commander Maj. Randy Stastny and in front of the assembled unit’s members in the parking lot of Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

The young cadet leader became interested in CAP when his older brother, Aaron — who himself rose to cadet commander — joined the cadets. Read More»

Landscape plan approved for Sany

A landscape plan for the new Sany America campus on the south end of the Peachtree City industrial park has been approved.

The plan includes canopy trees lining the entrance and access drives and also in the parking area. Trees also will be stationed along half of the “oval” drive that runs in front of the building.

Other trees will be planted in a landscaped area north of the 350,000 square foot assembly building. That area includes a walkway and a basketball court for employees to use. Read More»

Civil Air Patrol seeking sponsor

The Peachtree City Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is in need of a sponsor.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has donated one of its trailers to the Squadron for use as a mission base.  Peachtree City’s Atlanta Regional Airport (Falcon Field) has provided the land necessary to set up the trailer.  The Squadron lacks only one item:  a long-term concrete trailer foundation.  The cost for laying the foundation is estimated from $4,000 to $5,000.  Because the Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit organization, any sponsorship or donations will qualify for a 501(c)(3) tax exemption.  Read More»

Nathan Dean Brennan of Peachtree City

Our wonderful miracle baby, Nathan Dean Brennan, went to be with our Lord on Aug. 8, 2011.

He is survived by his parents, James and Samara Brennan; grandparents, Tim and Doreen Callahan, Paul and Julie Noce, and Les and Mary Lou Brennan; sister, Arlene Hastings, uncles, Leslie Brennan, Matthew Brennan, Alex Noce; Aunts/Uncles Crystal and Stephen Johnson, Terry and Allen Cabarubio. Read More»

Brigadier General Ralph Murray Jerome, 90, of Peachtree City

Brigadier General Ralph Murray Jerome

Brigadier General Ralph Murray Jerome had retired from the blue skies of his airplanes, the sparkling sea of his yachts, the ski slopes of Colorado and the golf courses of Peachtree City, Ga., and on Aug. 7, 2011, in Peachtree City, Fayette County, Ga., he retired a final time to heaven. Read More»

Rick Ryckeley to discuss first book at PTC Library, Sept. 10

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library are honored to present Rick Ryckeley, The Wife, and The Boy in the first ever event featuring the entire family, on September 10, at 1 p.m.

Rick will read from and discuss his book, “Musings from a Cluttered Mind.” The book is a compilation of his columns in “The Citizen” newspaper plus an introduction to each article. Read More»

4-year resident Dienhart announces run to fix PTC Council rancor

A single father of four is the first person to throw his hat in the ring for the Peachtree City Council election in November.

George Dienhart, 44, will seek the Post 2 council seat currently held by Doug Sturbaum.

The recent rancor among city council members actually spurred Dienhart to run for office, he said.

“It seems the council is blowing apart at the seams and doesn’t have the capacity to work together,” Dienhart said in an interview. “It’s giving our city a bad name.” Read More»

PTC couple ‘had a ball’ on 11,000 mile trip to Alaska

Peachtree City resident Ray Besch (red cap) and Marietta resident Jim Donaldson take a minute to chat and admire Bear Glacier near Steward, British Columbia, during an intercontinental trek earlier this summer that took Ray and Teri Besch and Jim and Rose Donaldson on an 11,609-mile journey through 19 states and three provinces, all in a matter of 44 days. The  couples made the trip in their fully restored 1931 Model A coupes. Photo/Special.

It was not like a walk in the park but it was just as much fun. The difference was that, unlike a stroll across the grass and around a pond, Peachtree City residents Ray and Teri Besch in their fully restored 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Coupe traveled 11,609 miles and visited 19 states in the United States and three provinces in Canada in 44 days.

“Every day was fun. If we had not done the trip and left tomorrow we’d do it again with few changes,” Ray said. “We had a ball.” Read More»

Huddleston Elementary works to fix mold issue

One teacher and one student at Huddleston Elementary School in Peachtree City have reported physical reactions to mold found on shelving in one of the school’s classrooms. The mold has been removed and the school, as a precautionary measure, has taken air samples in several classrooms.

Fayette County School System Facilities Director Mike Satterfield said Aug. 15 that information provided by Principal Rebekah Maddox indicated that one student and one teacher last week had reported physical issues relating to exposure to mold. Read More»