Peachtree City

Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Cooper Lighting donates to Line Creek Nature Area

Peachtree City’s Cooper Lighting on March 25 in recognition of being awarded its company’s Environmental Excellence Award presented a $7,500 award grant to the Southern Conservation Trust for improvements to the Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City.

Among those at the presentation were Fayette County Chamber of Commerce President Virginia Gibbs, Cooper Lighting representatives Mark Eubanks, Bob Richard, Terence Clarke and Russell Green, Southern Conservation Trust Executive Director Pam Young and board members Kevin Thames, Amy Egoroff, David Blalock and Jerry Peterson. Read More»

PTC to implement new building fees

Starting April 4, a new — and sometimes more expensive — structure for building fees will take effect in Peachtree City.

Gone will be a rate that calculates new building construction fees based on their square footage. Instead, the new fees take into account the total valuation of the project, based on either the contract for the work or a valuation table adopted twice a year by the International Code Council.

This will eliminate the difference between how a commercial project is valued and how residential construction is valued, city officials said. Read More»

PTC survey says . . . No new taxes

86% want to keep same or lower rate; majority says no to Gathering Place expansion plans

Read their fingertips ... More than two-thirds of Peachtree City residents who took the online survey this year agreed that city taxes and service levels “should remain the same.” Read More»

Keep bubble, but cut rescue team?

I don’t make it a habit to get involved in city politics, but after learning that the city plans to disband the Peachtree City Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team due to funding cuts, I decided to email our mayor and City Council asking why they would cut funding for a valuable emergency service, yet they find funding to replace bubbles over swimming pools that are a constant drain on the city’s resources and to remediate cracks in tennis courts. Read More»

Libya war an abuse of presidential power

I seldom feel an impetus to join the bandwagon of Obama criticizers in this obsequiously Republican section of the country. Nonetheless I must decry the government’s recent decision to attack Libya, placing ourselves once more in the vanguard of half-witted nations. Read More»

Politicians make plans for Fayette’s future, but guided by what vision?

For some in our county, the answer to our future seems to be quite clear: conform. Then again, I am still having a difficult time attempting to discern what question they are answering. Even further, I am wondering if they are asking questions at all.

There appears to be this urge among the political leadership in Fayette County to follow the beaten path laid by the metro counties that preceded us in various growth scenarios. Read More»

Proposed tax on veterinary services will result in fewer animals helped

Dear U.S. Representative Westmoreland,

My name is Shannen Chabot and I am a 12th-grader from McIntosh High School. More importantly, I’m of voting age and I’m one of your constituents. As a pet owner and a veterinary technician, I am writing to express my concern regarding House Bill 385, the proposed pet tax.

First, no other professionals are being targeted by this legislation. No healthcare professionals, who are also service providers, are finding their practices threatened. Read More»

Girl Scout Day at All Saints

Shown (L-R) Wilson, Ana Hall, sponsor Emily Hall, Katie Barry, Emma Bryan, and Kylee Greiner. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

It was Girl Scout Day last Sunday at All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City. The scouts treated the parish to food and beverages during coffee hour. Kim Wilson and the girls also gave a brief presentation which stressed the similarities between ideals of the Scouts and the teachings of the Holy Bible. An informal survey revealed that most of the women of the church had been in the Girl Scout program when growing up. Shown above, (L-R) Wilson, Ana Hall, sponsor Emily Hall, Katie Barry, Emma Bryan, and Kylee Greiner. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

Groundbreaking for addition

Front, L-R,  Tim Wallo, Bill Foley, Jim Pace, Chris Patton, Mark Williamson, Beth Green, and Joe Wallace. On the back row, L-R, are Martin Huggins, Jonathan Watson, Greg McEvoy, Darren Swift, Tim Elrod, Jim Moody, Sharon Foley, and James Clark. Photo/Adrienne Carlson.

Southside church on Robinson Road in Peachtree City broke ground for its new auditorium addition and church expansion last week. Completion of the project is expected by late fall of this year. The expansion, designed by Foley Design Associates Architects, includes adding approximately 11,000 sq. ft. Shown above at the groundbreaking ceremony are, front, L-R, Tim Wallo, Bill Foley, Jim Pace, Chris Patton, Mark Williamson, Beth Green, and Joe Wallace. On the back row, L-R, are Martin Huggins, Jonathan Watson, Greg McEvoy, Darren Swift, Tim Elrod, Jim Moody, Sharon Foley, and James Clark. Read More»

Recycle electronics at Booth

Ms. Henkel’s 8th Grade Science Class at JC Booth Middle School with their collection of electronics recyclables, including cellphones, digital cameras, DVDs video games. A portion of the funds raised through this Earth Day campaign will directly support the school’s science department. The PTO collects items year round to support all classroom programs. Photo/Noelle Henkel

If you’re like most Americans, you have a couple old, unused cellphones stashed in your home. You may even have a handful of used ink cartridges.
Did you know it takes about a gallon of oil to make an ink cartridge? Or, that 12 are thrown away every second, along with four cellphones. That’s cash—and resources—just going in the trash.

That’s a shame, because some of these items can be reused, most contain parts that can be recycled, and many are made of metals that can be harmful to the environment. Read More»