Peachtree City

Carol Caracci Abadie, 64, of Peachtree City

Carol Caracci Abadie, 64, of Peachtree City, GA died February 21, 2011.

Mrs. Abadie was born in Baton Rouge, LA to Joseph & Stella Caracci.

She was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Ron Abadie; daughters Shannon Schiltz & husband Kevin of Marietta, GA and Melissa Abadie DeLoach of Pensacola, FL; grandchildren Madeleine, Mary-Katherine & Mya Schiltz and Jacob Pettijohn; her parents Joseph & Stella Caracci of Baton Rouge , LA and brother Ken Caracci of New Waverley, TX. Read More»

Daniel “Scott” Morton, 52, of Peachtree City

Daniel “Scott” Morton, 52, of Peachtree City, GA died February 20, 2011.

Scott was born in Englewood, NJ to David D. Morton & Janet T. Morton. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and was transportation manager of a logistics distribution service.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Joy A. Morton of Peachtree City; sons Andrew Morton and Ryan Morton & his fiancé Kristin Edwards, all of Peachtree City; parents David & Joy Morton, Peachtree City; sisters Deidre Manole & husband Mike of Montvale, NJ and Diana Brady & husband Phil of Monassas, VA. Read More»

PTC family safe after late night home invasion

Marlon D. Jones, 22, of College Park was arrested for participating in a home invasion burglary in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2011.

UPDATED Thursday 5:46 p.m. — A home invasion in Peachtree City early Thursday morning resulted in no harm to a family living in the center of the Golfview subdivision off Flat Creek Road. Peachtree City Police have arrested a College Park man in connection to the crime.

Twenty-two-year-old Marlon D. Jones, College Park, has been charged with burglary and loitering and prowling in connection to the crime, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove, whose statement follows below. Read More»

PTC nabs gas-siphoning thief

Harrie Rodriquez Mapp, 30, of Carlo Woods Drive, Atlanta, is charged with stealing gas from a local gas station.

Cops: Suspect paid for a little, but got a lot of gas

An Atlanta man has been collared by Peachtree City police for stealing large quantities of gas from a local gas station.

Harrie Rodriguez Mapp, 30, used a white van that had a large gasoline holding container inside, police said. The local investigation began when a local gas station complained of the gas theft in which a subject in a van purchased a relatively small amount of gas but pumped a much larger quantity without paying for it, police said.

It was later determined that several other jurisdictions had similar reports, and Mapp was arrested Tuesday, police said. Read More»

Round 3, North vs. South . . .

Carole Marsh, of Peachtree City, has published a series of booklets called “The Student’s Civil War.” I read one of the booklets entitled “What Was The Civil Was All About?,” and The Citizen published my unfavorable review of the booklet on Feb. 9.

The Citizen has now published, on Feb. 16, a response written by Mrs. Marsh’s daughter, Michelle, president of the family-run publishing company.

Michelle hopes to put me in my place by reciting a number of awards received by her mother and by listing the big-name customers of their products. Read More»

Here we go again: More rationalizations for wasting tax money

Have you ever squared off against one of those carnival games with five holes that little heads pop out of? As soon as you smack one head down, another one pops up.

It seems as though county commissioners Frady, Hearn, and Horgan have orchestrated a very similar game with their West Fayetteville Bypass (WFB) project; as soon as citizens debunk one of their excuses for the project, the three arcade operators roll out another. Read More»

A tragedy at Toomer’s Corner

Today I am an Auburn fan. Now I am a UGA grad and proud member of the Bulldog Nation, but today I join everyone in the South to mourn the potential loss of the 130-year-old live oaks at Toomer’s Corner on the Auburn campus after a misguided individual poisoned the trees with herbicide.

You might not consider this event a “tragedy.” No one was killed or injured. But there are levels of tragedy and this one is sad on many levels. Read More»

GOP is ‘spinning, outright lying’ about budget

The budget crisis presently facing the nation is monumental and perplexing. Revenues are down and virtually all government organizations are struggling to meet their fiscal obligations.

I have to say, however, that the elaborate charade being played out in the Congress is absolutely ridiculous.

On the left we have the Democrats being accused of trying to stimulate the economy by spending tax revenues to create jobs. Read More»

Residents ask PTC Council to do nothing: Leave Crosstown Rd. as is

Peachtree City Council seems ready to run a STOP sign as it deals with the question of the Peachtree Parkway-Crosstown Drive intersection. Council appears to have forgotten that the first decision to be made, always, is whether “improvement” is really needed or whether someone is proposing change for the sake of change. Read More»