Peachtree City

Woodman, spare that tree . . . for 6 months while PTC writes new rules

REVISED for print edition — If you plan to cut any trees on your property during the next six months, the Peachtree City Council suggests you take a six-month break before you fire up that chainsaw. Thursday night, the council — at city staff’s urging — will consider adopting a six-month ban on nearly all private property tree removal. Read More»

PTC police offer $5,000 reward for PeachMac burglars

Police are seeking these 3 “persons of interest“ in connection with a smash-and-grab burglary of $20,000 worth of Macintosh computers and equipment from Peachtree City's The Avenue. Photo/PTC Police Dept.

Peachtree City police and a local business are hoping the offer of a $5,000 reward will help shake loose information to solve the ram-and-grab burglary of the PeachMac computer store at The Avenue shopping center Jan. 26.

The reward is offered for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible” for the burglary, according to a police department news release.

Police also have released still photos taken from a surveillance camera which depict three young black men who “have been identified as persons of interest in this case,” police said. Read More»

Frady gavels down dissenting views

Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady’s reprehensible behavior at Thursday night’s commission meeting was beyond belief. Mr. Frady’s actions were the worst example of leadership and censorship I have ever witnessed. Mr. Frady owes the public and Commissioner Brown an apology and should step down as chairman.

When Commissioner Brown tried to speak during the Commissioner Report section of the meeting about the West Fayetteville Bypass, Frady shouted him down, banged the gavel and told him he was out of order. Read More»

Go see what’s happening at commission

Fayette County government wants to confiscate land from our neighbors to build a road to nowhere and waste millions of your tax dollars in the process. Why this should be an important concern to you?

1. If this can happen to these neighbors, it can happen to you. 2. It is your tax dollars and they should be spent wisely. 3. Your silence gives the government a blank check and the confidence to do whatever they want. Read More»

Ramsey’s immigration bill needs your help

It’s gratifying to see that Georgia is now dealing head on with its share of a vexing national issue: illegal aliens. Representative Matt Ramsey last week submitted the thoughtful, meaningful, and necessary “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011” to address the many aspects that unlawful entry into the U.S. has on our state.

Many illegal aliens come here to avoid corruption and consequences of capricious edicts and loosely or selectively enforced laws, so it is paradoxically inappropriate that their very first act coming here is to break the law. Read More»

Schools teaching ‘7 Deadly Sins’ laws 1 year too late for many

Today my 8th-grade, 14-year-old daughter presented me with a permission slip to attend a teaching segment on the “Seven Deadly Sins.” As stated in the permission slip, juveniles who are at least 13 years old in Georgia “must be prosecuted as adults if they are charged with one of the Seven Deadly Sins.” Read More»

Instead of rejoicing about tax collections, let’s reduce our tax rates

While reading state Senator Ronnie Chance’s article, “Notes from the Senate: Double-digit revenue increase best in 24 months,” published in last week’s The Citizen, Sen. Chance seemed rather exuberant about the fact that the state of Georgia was having a tremendous increase in its tax revenues. Read More»

Newberry College Jazz Big Band to perform at Christ Our Shepherd

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host the Newberry College Jazz Big Band in a concert on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

The college, in Newberry, S.C., was founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church.

The audience received the band enthusiastically when they played in Peachtree City some years ago, and director Bill Long says, “This is my best band yet.”

The band plays jazz classics and more contemporary music. Admission is free.

The church is on the corner of Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway

Holy Trinity plans retreat February 7-9

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will host a parish retreat/mission Feb. 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Leading the event will be Fr. James Friedel, an Augustinian from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

“This event is designed to allow us to turn off our engines, slow down and reflect upon some of the things in our lives which our day-to-day activities just do not allow,” a spokesperson said.

Friedel will also conduct a mini-series for seniors at 9 a.m. which will be open to others who prefer a morning session. Read More»

Boy Scout applications sought

Boy Scout Troop 175, sponsored by Peachtree City United Methodist Church, is accepting applications for new scouts for 2011.

Troop 175 is a large, active troop with a 12 month program of weekly meetings and monthly outings.

Boys can experience the outdoors while learning how to be a better citizen and a good leader.

Meetings are on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Scout Lodge, a realized vision of Troop 175’s adult leadership.

For information, visit www.ptctroop175.org or call Danny McCranie, Scoutmaster, 678-364-0315.

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