Peachtree City

False home, business security alarms in PTC are about to get expensive

In a bid to free up police resources currently tied up in responding to false burglar alarms, the Peachtree City Council is being asked to adopt an ordinance that would establish fines for more than two false alarms a year for a given location. Read More»

A McIntosh junior decides to ditch GaGa

This morning, I decided to surf iTunes in search of some new, upbeat music to add to my beaten and shorted iPod Nano, so I quickly browsed the top download section in case there was something new or interesting, and quickly I noticed that Lady GaGa was, once again, the top single on iTunes. I became wary the instant I saw the title name: “Judas.” Read More»

10 unanswered questions for our Fayette County commissioners

The public comment portion of [Fayette County] Commission meetings allows for citizens to voice their opinion or questions. It is a one-sided affair. It would appear that the board members listen but there is no way to know for sure. The board does not get into discussion with the citizens. Many of these opinions lead to questions that never get answered. Listed below are some of those questions. Read More»

All Saints Anglican recreates processional into Jerusalem

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City celebrated Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week last Sunday with a processional commemorating the arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. From left, the Rev. Michael Fry, William Fry and “Monty” the donkey. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City last Sunday began Holy Week celebrating the triumphal arrival of Jesus Christ on a donkey into Jerusalem. The service featured an outdoor processional that included a donkey, the Liturgy of the palms, “Roman soldiers” and chanting songs of praise.

During the service, Holy Communion was served and children read the Gospel account of Jesus’ betrayal, conviction and death.

At the conclusion of the service, those attending left the sanctuary in silence as the disciples themselves left Calvary in a state of confusion and dismay. Read More»

GriefShare starts May 5 in PTC

Beginning May 5, Peachtree City United Methodist Church will offer GriefShare each Thursday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

GriefShare is a Christ-centered Biblically based support group for anyone who has lost a loved one.

It is open to anyone in the community and surrounding area who has lost a spouse, child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend.

GriefShare is led by facilitators who understand the grief process and want to help. All facilitators have experienced the loss of a loved one and can identify with the emotions that result from the grief process. Read More»

Swimming with 'Shark's

Peachtree City couple gets investment in ‘Ride On Carry On’

ABC’s “Shark Tank” puts entrepreneurs in front of five investors. They get a chance to pitch their product and the investors, or “sharks” grill them and will invest if they like what they hear. Peachtree City residents Darryl Lenz and her husband, Randy, pitched their product, the “Ride On Carry On” in a recent episode and got what exactly what they were asking for, a 25 percent equity in the business for an investment of $50,000. The shark that liked the idea was Barbara Corcoran.

“I can see these things selling like hot cakes,” she said after hearing about the product. Read More»

Booth Science Olympiad team wins state title

Booth Science Olympiad team wins state title

The JC Booth Science Olympiad team took first place in the state competition held in Augusta. The team is now busy preparing for the national competition to be held in Madison, Wisc. on May 21. The team consists of 15 students in grades 7-9 and are supervised by Booth's gifted Science teacher, Tammy Pakulski. Photo/Special.

Booth Beta Club helping animal shelter

Booth Beta Club helping animal shelter

JC Booth Beta Club students have been making friendship bracelets with all proceeds going to the Fayette County Animal Shelter. Pictured are Natasha McCluhan, coordinator of the effort, and Marie McCauley. In December, the girls took $125 to the shelter to help with medical costs. They are still working hard to raise more money to turn in at the end of the school year. Photo/Special.

Landscaping to ‘soften’ 74S sound walls

$50,000 grant from DOT requires no extra city funding

A $50,000 grant is in the works to add landscaping for Ga. Highway 74 South in Peachtree City.

The big news is that the grant will “soften” one of the most harsh features of the newly-widened highway: the sound walls on the east side of the road.

Perhaps just as significant is there is no local match required. Which is to say the city doesn’t have to kick in any of its own money toward the project.

Community Development Director David Rast said he is curious to see how much the city can accomplish with the grant, which is being bestowed by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Read More»

PTC Kiwanis golf tournament set for this Wednesday

PTC Kiwanis golf tournament set for this Wednesday

On Wednesday, April 20 the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City will sponsor its 22nd Annual Spring Golf Tournament at Planterra Ridge Golf Club. In addition to receiving numerous “give-aways” participants in the 4-Person Scramble Format will compete for $2,200 in prize money, plus try their luck for outstanding Hole-In-One prizes. A putting contest and silent auction will also be held. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Box lunches will be provided. For additional information call Cliff Schmidt at 770-631-8521. Photo/Special.