Peachtree City

Chiefs fall 3-0 in game for state AAAA soccer title

Unable to overcome a tenacious Chattahoochee defense, the McIntosh men’s soccer team managed to keep Saturday night’s AAAA championship game close right up until the end.

The Chiefs rallied from a lackluster attack in the first half with more offensive pressure on in the second frame. Even as Chattahoochee went up 1-0, the Chiefs remained in striking distance until the waning minutes when the Cougars added two more goals to cinch the win on their home turf. Read More»

McIntosh girls take 7th title

McIntosh girls take 7th title

After a 1-1 tie lasted through two overtimes, it was a penalty kick save by Kaitlin Deitrick that sealed a 7-6 championship win Friday night over local rival Whitewater. Read More»

Traffic alert: PTC Triathlon Saturday morning

Peachtree City motorists should expect extended delays Saturday between 7 and 10 a.m. along the path of the Peachtree City Triathlon, police have advised. Read More»

Mayor Haddix slammed for pushing south PTC bowling alley

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix. File photo.

A proposal to remove a zoning restriction for a bowling alley in south Peachtree City has led to criticism of Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, who has been shepherding the project for several months.

Some critics are accusing Haddix of luring the bowling center to a site where it would violate the city’s current zoning laws instead of trying a more suitable site elsewhere.

Haddix said the City Council can vote to change the zoning if it wishes. Read More»

Which side of the alley is mayor on?

Wow, talk about betraying your constituents! Recently Mayor Haddix said to Wilshire homeowners he would fight hard to get a massive bowling alley put in across from Publix on Ga. Highway 74 South at the Senoia turnoff. His statements were AFTER about 30 homeowners had firmly stated the many reasons it was bad for them and the city.

Did you really listen to your constituents, Mr. Mayor? Or did you allow your love of bowling and dollar signs cloud your reason? Read More»

Council must be more proactive to save PTC

Lately, it has been apparent that Peachtree City no longer plans ahead. Instead we find ourselves reacting to whatever comes our way and trying to make it work.

What has happened?

What happened to the town that told everybody how it was going to be and as a result businesses felt privileged to build here? Now it seems like we are the ones that bow down to whatever is presented to us and we are constantly compromising.

Take the bowling “center” proposed for Ga. Highway 74 South across from Wilshire Estates and adjacent to Somerby senior living facility. Read More»

Why do commissioners keep secrets, vote with no explanations?

You get a funny feeling after reviewing some of the recent decisions by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, and maybe a few questions.

There is a great deal of curiosity (suspicion?) regarding what Commissioner Lee Hearn, Commissioner Robert Horgan and Chairman Herb Frady are really up to lately.

Disbelief creeps in when you see the three commissioners spending $89,000 in tax dollars on paving a dead-end gravel road with two houses on it at the same time they claim there is no funding to do far more important projects. Read More»

Commissioners’ missteps have become table talk at Fayette restaurants

I am submitting some comments I made during the April 28 Board of Commissioners meeting:

Several events came together over the past few weeks that have brought me to write a letter to the editor. The culmination of these events came to a head last week over dinner with a group of friends at a local restaurant in Peachtree City.

Over the course of the evening our conversation turned to local politics. I started a discussion about county politics and the issues that were important to me, these being:

1. West Fayetteville Bypass

2. Mass transit to Fayette County Read More»

Future firefighters try out their equipment

Future firefighters try out their equipment

Peachtree City hosted the annual Touch a Truck event last week and children of all ages and their families got to tour a wide variety of vehicles. Photo/Michael Boylan.

History (and science) in the making

McIntosh High School sophomores Hannah Mason and Leslie Sellers

For the first time ever, students from Fayette County -- McIntosh High School sophomores Hannah Mason and Leslie Sellers -- competed in the International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project Olympiad, also known as I-SWEEEP, a groundbreaking science fair open to high school students from around the world. I-SWEEEP was held May 4-9 in Houston Texas, with 70 countries and 43 states represented and 601 students and 440 projects competing. Read More»