Peachtree City

UPDATED: Sudden dismissal of long-time PTC Rec head angers many

2009 file photo of Peachtree City Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo.

UPDATED for Wednesday print edition — Having retired in 2002, former Peachtree City Manager Jim Basinger has kept away from City Council meetings.

That changed Thursday night as he spoke up for former employee Randy Gaddo, whose position as director of leisure services was later eliminated in a “reorganization” of city depar
tments that was approved unanimously by council.

Basinger said with five grandchildren now, he appreciates all the recreation the city has to offer even more. Read More»

PTC city manager: ‘We must shift focus’

Dear Editor and Peachtree City residents: Many of you have probably read about the reorganization of the city government that was approved last night [June 16]. You may be asking yourselves if your new city manager and the Council who hired him are completely out of their minds. I understand your concerns. Read More»

Brown: Government openness, accountability has to start at local level

We are rapidly approaching one of our nation’s most sacred holidays: Independence Day.

I am often frustrated at how our modern society has smoothed all the rough edges off of the Founding Fathers through a sort of historical canonization process. The road to creating our great country was a treacherous, rowdy and often painful trek into mostly uncharted reasoning and practices.

Creating a democracy was grueling, and defending it through the generations has been equally demanding. Read More»

Dodson appointed new senior pastor at PTCUMC

Dr. Steve Dodson

The Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Dodson was appointed as senior minister at Peachtree City United Methodist Church by Bishop B. Michael Watson at the denomination’s North Georgia Annual Conference, meeting in Athens, Ga., June 14-17. Dodson will preach his first sermon to the Peachtree City congregation on June 26. Read More»

All Saints’ Anglican’s annual music camp set for July 11-15

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 11-15. The featured theme, “Sing To The Lord A New Song,” will be evident in traditional hymns and praise songs, as well as scripture verses and messages.

Curriculum for the camp is a potpouri of music, singing, dancing, and instruction in various instruments, composition, and art. It also features contests, games and snacks. No previous experience is required. Read More»

Local residents enrolled at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Four Peachtree City residents are enrolled at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. They are Brandon Collins, Nathan Shepherd, Daniel Lee and Ryan Krisher. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City is well represented at one of the five Federal Academies, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, located on Long Island in Kings Point, New York. Read More»

Garlock signing books at PTC library Sunday

Terry Garlock was a Cobra helicopter gunship pilot in the Vietnam War. In December, 1969 he was shot down in a firefight. Garlock was disabled: trapped in the wreckage with a broken back and paralyzed legs. The enemy was nearby. Two fellow pilots, John Synowsky and Graham Stevens, risked their lives by landing to help Terry and his fellow crewmember, Ron Hefner.

Among his awards are the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Distinguished Flying Cross. Read More»

Help PTC win in USA Today contest for U.S.’s ‘Most Patriotic Small Town’

City Hall is calling on Peachtree City businesses to show their patriotic colors in the next several days.

The June 20 Update says, “Peachtree City Businesses – We need your help! Between June 25 and July 10, representatives from Randy McNally and USA Today will visit Peachtree City on the ‘Best of the Road’ Rally, judging our community against five others in the country for ‘Most Patriotic Town.’ Read More»

Leona Rose Shedeak, 88, of Peachtree City

Leona Rose Shedeak, 88, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on June 15, 2011 surrounded by her three daughters and caregiver, Elba Espinosa. Read More»

Plans shown for 96-unit senior apartment complex in Kedron

Developer NorSouth shows concept plan to planning commission

The new senior apartment complex coming to the Kedron Village area now has a name: Hearthside at Peachtree City.

A conceptual plan for the 96-unit complex was unveiled at the June 13 meeting of the city’s planning commission. No vote was taken because it was included as a workshop item; a vote is possible as early as next month.

The plan has eliminated security gates from the site and includes electric charging stations for golf carts. Developer NorSouth will own and manage the property. Read More»

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