Peachtree City

Natarajan is a Regional STAR

McIntosh High School senior Brahma Natarajan is shinning brightly these days, she has been named the 2011 STAR winner for Region 3B.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. During the past 53 years, the STAR Program has honored more than 22,000 high school seniors. Read More»

Mayor’s wife: ‘My turn’ for facts, perspectives missing from Page 1 story

I am Cathy Haddix and it is my turn. Time to give a lot of facts missing from the blogs and newspaper.

I had what I thought was a private conversation with Joey Grisham, the new development coordinator, at the opening of Fresh Market. As a private citizen it surprised me as to how noteworthy it has become. Read More»

PTC’s aesthetic war lost long ago

I really am getting too old for this and have not written in a long while; but the plaque in my arteries was loosened a bit when I read the article about limiting “walking signs.”

The major reason, it would appear, is it is not in keeping with the aesthetic values of our city.

First of all, the aesthetic values of our city were compromised when some individuals decided to rent out their homes and then not come by, oh, maybe once a year, to see if the yard was being kept up, there were not 40 people living in the house and the spare tires were moved from the front yard periodically. Read More»

Tea Party takes over GOP? Not hardly

I would like to take issue with the headline in the March 16 issue of The Citizen which states, “Tea Party takes over Fayette GOP.”

At our recent county convention we elected a slate of s17 officers, nine of whom have served on previous Fayette County Republican Party executive boards.

Some of our newly elected officers have recently become involved with the FCRP, but have been very active in our county through other organizations: i.e., the Fayette Local Issues Tea Party and the Fayette/Coweta 9-12 Association. Read More»

We have to be vigilant about protecting our low-density way of life here

A multitude of us are in favor of preserving our quality of life in Fayette County, the envy of many. Unlike many of the counties in our region, we have something worth fighting for if you look at the statistics.

In reality, the only way to hold onto quality of life is not trust the local government (including Steve Brown) and get informed and personally involved. I can give you dozens of examples where elected officials have been ousted because the citizens found out (many times too late) their course had been radically altered. Read More»

Southside Church to hold groundbreaking Thursday

Southside Church Group VI Construction, LLC invites the community to a groundbreaking for the Southside Church auditorium addition/expansion located at 777 Robinson Road, Peachtree City. Groundbreaking will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m., on the right side of the building.

The expansion, designed by Foley Design Associates Architects, includes adding approximately 11,000 sq. ft. and will provide much needed space for this rapidly growing church. Group VI is ready to begin preparing the site for the building, and plans to complete the addition/expansion in late fall of 2011. Read More»

Peachtree City man helps create new kind of television program

Sergio Acevedo with his daughter Gennesareth, 5. Photo/Special.

Have you ever thought that you had a good idea for a television show? Current TV’s new program, “Bar Karma” is counting on it and Peachtree City resident Sergio Acevedo is just one of many people who have contributed to the show. Read More»

Booth presents 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

In the back row are Devin McCrudden, Mark Bost, Kaylee Lloyd, Ian McGraw and Shelby Bock. In the front row are Abby Thompson, Abby Burke, and Christopher Greco. Photo/Special.

A conceited young prince must earn the true love of an independent and adventurous young woman in “Beauty and the Beast Jr.”, an upcoming Booth Middle School musical production. The classic tale of the enchanted Beast’s transformation will take the McIntosh High School stage from Mar. 24-26. Read More»

Bryan Adams to play 'The Fred' in August

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphotheater will play host to one of the world’s most highly acclaimed musicians on Friday, Aug. 5. Bryan Adams The Bare Bones Tour is the sixth concert in the BMW of South Atlanta summer concert series, with the other five announced in early February. The previous five concerts include Kenny G Heart and Soul Tour, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Jo Dee Messina with special guest Jimmy Wayne, Kool and the Gang and 10,000 Maniacs with Edwin McCain. Series tickets are still available and may be purchased at the Fred Box Office. Read More»

PTC OK’s $29K fix for ice-storm-damaged tennis courts

If not repaired, city stood to lose national tourney in May

January’s ice storms have done a real number on six outdoor courts at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.

Thursday night the City Council authorized spending just under $30,000 to repair, resurface and restripe the courts.

City Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo said ice from the storm caused hairline cracks on the courts to expand to one inch wide and up.

The city had not anticipated a need to do the work on the remaining six damaged courts, Gaddo said. Read More»

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