Peachtree City

Rowland’s adventure takes him south to the ice continent for a ‘summer’ job

Scott Rowland with his Antarctica Service Medal. Photo/Michael Boylan.

When Peachtree City resident Scott Rowland was serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, one of the biggest days of the week was when the previous Sunday’s New York Times would arrive. It was a way to see what was going on in the rest of the world and an article in one particular issue led to Rowland going on arguably the biggest adventure of his life. It was an adventure that led him to the end of the world. Read More»

In PTC, too many cop cars & officers

Peachtree City Police maintain 94 vehicles to issue an estimated 7,130 citations and warnings to residents this year.

As of last week, the Peachtree City Police Department had 94 vehicles on its books. Vehicle types include 68 Ford Crown Victoria sedans, 13 sport utility vehicles consisting of eight Ford Explorers, two Ford Expeditions and three Chevy Tahoes, as well as one Ford F-250 pickup truck, a Ford Mustang and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Ten miscellaneous other vehicles round out the list.

And the Police Department wants more! Read More»

Local shrubs, curb cuts and stupid waste

In a town not far away or long ago, a woman stood on her porch and watched as a state department of transportation truck pulled onto the highway median. Two men with shovels got out and began to work. One man dug a hole; the second man filled it in. They moved about 15 feet. The first man dug a hole; the second filled it in. The woman walked to the edge of the road and called, “What on earth are you fellows doing?”

The first man replied, “The guy who plants the shrubs is out sick, today.” Read More»

Haddix plays political game to city’s detriment

I read with interest Mayor [Don] Haddix’s letter, “Which is the real Eric Imker?” (The Citizen, July 20,2011). Having attended each of the budget meetings last year, some lasting past midnight, the mayor’s letter was a mystery to me.

I had spent many hours reviewing Councilman Imker’s proposed cuts that would have prevented a tax hike for Peachtree City. After carefully reviewing his proposed budget cuts I can categorically state that my opinion is that there was nothing illegal, unfeasible, or not doable as Mayor Haddix states. Read More»

Imker: PTC’s budget plan remains on track

Thank you for your questions, comments and many ideas you have sent and discussed with me over the past year and a half, especially regarding the budget.

And, thank you for allowing me to serve as a council member for the last 19 months. Only 19 months and what a ride it’s been! Read More»

Isaac-Richstone wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Richstone

Jillian Brooke Isaac of Peachtree City and Robert Soule Richstone of Tallahassee, Fla. were married June 11, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. The Rev. Christopher Rogers, Mercer University RUF campus minister in Macon, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Malia Brooks Isaac of Peachtree City and Keith Philip Isaac of Moreland.

The groom’s parents are Ruth and Jeff Heggen and Gregg and Marsha Richstone, all of Tallahassee, Fla. He is employed by CH2M Hill engineering firm in Atlanta. Read More»

Girl Scouts membership drive, August 21

Girl Scouts are pleased to announce their annual Girl Scout membership drive will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 2-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 206 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City. Local girls and their families are invited to come participate in a fun activity, meet new friends and sign-up for Girl Scouts. Read More»

Verdon looks forward to kicking off 2011 Tribute Series

When Chris Verdon was researching possible tribute bands to be a part of his idea for a series of tribute concerts at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Billy Joel was one of the acts he was hoping to find a tribute band for. More than just a cover band, tribute bands tend to go for an exact look or sound. Verdon found a sound-alike with Big Shot.
There is a clip where Billy Joel thought that a Big Shot performance was actually a recording of him. That was enough to impress Verdon, who made the decision to bring the band in. Read More»

Billy Joel tribute band performs Saturday

The Tribute Series returns to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater Saturday with Big Shot, a Billy Joel Tribute Band. Big Shot features vocalist Michael DelGuidice backed by a band that has performed in concert with Billy Joel himself and his Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” and has also worked with Donna Summer, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Richie Blackmore, Tower of Power, Nine Days, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and many more. Read More»

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

Nine Boy Scouts from Peachtree City Troop 279 in June tackled the grueling high adventure activity at Philmont Scout Ranch, a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico, covering approximately 137,500 acres of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. According to Wikipedia, it is the largest youth camp in the world by size and number of participants. Between June 8 and Aug. Read More»