Peachtree City

Civil War book critic biased, unlike author

This letter is in response to the letter posted from Glen Allen of Peachtree City in the Feb. 9, 2011 edition of The Citizen.

I am writing as the president of Gallopade International, publisher of the “Student’s Civil War” series by Carole Marsh. In full-disclosure, Gallopade is a multi-generation family business, and I am Carole’s daughter. Read More»

Community should support Gathering Place

Peachtree City’s website stresses that it is a “planned community” and people are encouraged to “plan to stay.” After all, Peachtree City has been voted one of the “Ten Top Places in the Nation to Retire.”

Right now, if you are an older adult in Peachtree City, you might not agree that the city stands behind all that.

The main recreational facility for older adults, The Gathering Place, is overcrowded and it is only expected to get more crowded because of the rise in the senior population. Read More»

Order pine straw for spring flower beds from PTC UMM

Shown above (L-R) are Butch Hill, Danny McCranie, Marty Scheuer, Walter Gammell, and Allen Barnhill. Photo/Special.

The United Methodist Men at Peachtree City United Methodist Church are now taking orders for their annual fertilizer and pine straw sales. Delivery will be Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12.

For the last 32 years the Peachtree City United Methodist Men have been selling fertilizer, lime and pinestraw to help various charities and ministries. This year a complete army of men, more than 100, are ready for the door to door campaign. Chairman of the event is Butch Hill. Read More»

McDonald-Detamore engagement

Amber Lynn McDonald engaged to Radley Blake Detamore

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Randall McDonald of Monroeville, Ala. and Ms. Julie Caylor McDonald of Pensacola, Fla. announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Lynn McDonald, to Radley Blake Detamore, son of Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Lowell Coan Detamore Jr. of Peachtree City. Read More»

Hester wins at Regional Recitation Festival

Hester wins at Regional Recitation Festival

Barrett Hester, a fourth grader at Braelinn Elementary, won first place in his age division at the regional recitation contest on Feb. 2. The Griffin RESA Literacy Days Festival honors those from third through fifth grades who have already won their county competitions in either recitation, writing, or drama to compete at the regional level. Read More»

Scouting for Food in PTC turns up tasty treats for needy

Scouting for Food in PTC turns up tasty treats for needy

Boy Scout Troop 75, under the direction of Scoutmaster Nigel Hampton and chartered by Peachtree City United Methodist Church, show off their haul in Scouting for Food on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Scouts and adult leaders canvassed the Peachtree City Kedron communities doing their “Good Turn Daily,” in an effort to collect over 700 items to benefit The Real Life Center in Tyrone. Scouting for Food is America’s largest one-day food drive and Troop 75 is proud to be able to contribute. Submitted by Deanna Pollard.

PTC resident wins 2011 Global Media Award from ShelterBox

Christopher Dawson, CNN producer and Tom Henderson, ShelterBox founder. Photo/Joyce Boghosian

ShelterBox USA has presented CNN producer, Christopher Dawson with its 2011 Global Media Award for his efforts in delivering thorough and accurate coverage of the relief efforts that took place immediately following the earthquake in Haiti last January.  Read More»

New PTC light may get 'free' solar panel

When it comes to Peachtree City projects, the word “free” isn’t often bandied about.

In this case, however, Peachtree City could be saving $16,000 if the Georgia Department of Transportation is able to pitch in with some help.

The $16,000 represents the cost it would take for utility companies to route a power line to the location of a brand-new flashing yellow caution light that will be built at the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex on Ga. Highway 74 south. Read More»

PTC loses $518K grant for gateway bridge

Brown favors $1.5M project to enhance shopping in the area

The price tag for Peachtree City’s proposed “gateway” cart path bridge over Ga. Highway 54 West has become even more expensive. The city has lost a $518,000 grant for the project, so an estimated $1.5 million is needed for the project to become a reality. Read More»

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

It wasn’t enough to close schools for the day, but Thursday morning’s snow added some ambiance to go with the cool temperatures in Peachtree City. Path users either bundled up for their walk/jog/run like this duo, or they put the flaps down on their carts to stay warm. Photo/John Munford.