Peachtree City

PTC planners want strict limits on ‘walking’ signs

This costumed sign holder for Southeast Gold Buyers showed up at the planning commission meeting Monday night in costume with his sign in tow. Some sign holders for other businesses do not wear costumes. Photo/John Munford.

City Council will make final decision

UPDATED PRINT version for 03-16-11 — Roadside “mascots” and other sign-holders, drumming up business for local companies, may soon face heavy restrictions in a new city ordinance.

The planning commission voted 3-1 Monday night to recommend an ordinance that would allow such handheld or “walking” signs to be used only four times a year and for up to 5 days at a time.

The regulations will be considered by the City Council at a future meeting, as the commission’s vote is one of recommendation only. Read More»

Another view of apartment vote

After watching the eventual acceptance of Norsouth senior apartments coming to Peachtree City off of Newgate Road, I am bringing to you a different perspective, mostly because people should know that this has the potential for being a very positive thing for our city.

Right now it seems a bit tainted due to the legal circumstances surrounding the approval of the development, but rest assured this housing option for seniors could serve a great need, especially given our renowned status in 2008 as one of the Top 10 Places to Retire. Read More»

Democrats dislike taste of their own medicine

We did it! Or rather, he did it!

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker pulled a Harry Reid and figured out a way to get the collective bargaining bill passed in spite of the DemocRATs’ typical subversion of democracy.

Just as Reid managed to keep the Republican majority stymied while his RATs were the minority party by dredging up and violating the intent of obscure Senate administrative rules, so the Wisconsin governor found the way to redraft the bill so it could be voted on and passed – HAH. Read More»

Holy Trinity’s Health Fair planned for March 26

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will hold its ninth Annual “Dia de la Familia” Health Fair on Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Once again the fair will offer a variety of free health screenings for such things as breast cancer, diabetes, cholesterol, vision, hearing, dental and much more.

Representatives will be on hand from many local associations such as United Way, Head Start, Life Link and many others explaining to participants how they can benefit from the free services they offer. Read More»

Woods-Snyder engagement

Kaye Michelle Woods engaged to Jonathan Philipp Snyder

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woods of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaye Michelle Woods, to Jonathan Philipp Snyder of Alpharretta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Snyder of Parsippany, N.J.

The bride-to-be, a 2001 graduate of McIntosh High School and received her bachelor of science degree from Samford University in 2005. She currently works in video production in her two companies, White Dress Media and PTC Video. Read More»

Murphy-Harmon engagement

Kathryn Elaine Murphy engaged to Michael Parker Harmon

Mr. and Mrs. Terance Murphy of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elaine Murphy, to Michael Parker Harmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harmon of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Louise Maciejewski, William Wilkinson, and Jack and Elaine Murphy. She is a graduate of Eckerd College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marine science, and the University of South Florida where she earned a master’s degree in geology. She is currently employed by J. M. Waller Associates in Atlanta. Read More»

Bakery cafe in Peachtree City is even more 'Delightful'

Bakery cafe in Peachtree City is even more 'Delightful'

Something Delightful Bakery Cafe in Peachtree City is in its third year of operation and owner Mary Jane Hollister said year three is all about expansion.

“We made it through our first year and refined things in the second year,” Hollister said. “Year three is the time to expand.” Read More»

King-Mendenhall engagement

Cynthia King of East Point engaged to Andy Mendenhall

Summer King, daughter of the late Cynthia King of East Point, and Andy Mendenhall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Mendenhall of Peachtree City, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Ann Murray of East Point. She is a 2004 graduate of Fayette County High School. Read More»

‘Joyful Noise’ filming comes to Peachtree City

Several hundred of the extras on set Monday at “The Fred” camped out in this tent after the filming in the morning. Photo/Michael Boylan.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to make a movie and most of the time that village is mobile, moving from one location to the next. Area residents got to see and be a part of this village on Monday when “Joyful Noise,” filmed a scene at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. Read More»

Marsh nominated for Georgia Author of the Year

Michele Yother, President of Gallopade International, announced yesterday that local author Carole Marsh has been nominated as Georgia Author of the Year for Children’s Books by the Georgia Writer’s Association.

Marsh’s newest children’s fiction book “Mary America: First Girl President of the United States” is the story of an orphan girl who becomes the president at age 12, through a fluke in the law and a high IQ. Read More»