Peachtree City

On Memorial Day, bring old cell phones, chargers to help troops call home

Last year's crowd of more than 1,000 spectators. This year they can be more than just spectators by donating their old cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Photo/Special.

Anyone who has served in the military, or who has had a loved one deployed in the military, knows how important a phone call home can be. On Memorial Day, anyone coming to the Peachtree City celebration can help ensure that deployed troops get plenty of phone calls home. The event will be accepting Cell Phones for Soldiers.

People can bring their old, defunct cell phones and place them in a collection bin. Memorial Day organizers will get them to a local drop-off point. Read More»

Should grand jury investigate Hearn?

The public comment portion of the meeting of county commissioners on May 12 was revealing. The comments were primarily directed at Commissioner Lee Hearn, who was absent. The comments were critical of his appointment of his first cousin Addison Lester III to the election board and the fact he did not reveal his relationship to Mr. Lester. In fact he tried to hide that information by stating he knew Mr. Lester from church. Read More»

Piester-Demerly engagement

Jessica Lynne Piester engaged to Adam Ross Demerly

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Piester of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynne Piester, to Adam Ross Demerly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Demerly of Lawrenceville.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Piester of Chatham, N.Y., and Helen Hartman of Morgantown, Pa., and the late Robert Hartman. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science. She currently is employed by the University of Georgia as a lab technician and will be starting her master’s for science education in the fall. Read More»

Johnny N. Head, 73, of Peachtree City

Johnny N. Head, 73, of Peachtree City, died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

He was born in Jacksonville, FL on February 25, 1938. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served four years as an electrical engineer. Upon leaving the Air Force, he went into the pre-stressed concrete business where he remained until retirement. Read More»

Confusion over failed PTC hotel-motel tax hike

Bill stalled in committee; senators point fingers at others

Two stories have emerged as to why a bill to increase Peachtree City’s hotel-motel tax rate failed to pass the Georgia Senate this year.

City Councilman Eric Imker contends the inaction cost the city approximately $130,000 this budget year. That’s the amount that the increase would have added to the city’s general fund.

Imker at the May 5 council meeting reported that Republican Sen. Ronnie Chance told him that Chance signed the bill, but fellow Sen. Valencia Seay, who represents a portion of north Fayette County, failed to do so. Read More»

Author pitches in for Bridget

Author pitches in for Bridget

Local Christian suspense author Debby Giusti will sign her latest book, “The Officer’s Secret,” May 19 to help raise funds for a kidney transplant for 9-year-old Bridget O’Connell (L). The signing will take place at Omega Book Center Thursday May 19 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and proceeds will assist O’Connell as she battles kidney disease and prepares for a coming transplant operation. Refreshments will be served and donations will be accepted. Photo/Special.

Volunteers claim victory in PTC path cleanup event

The Great Path Cleanup held on May 7 was Peachtree City’s first organized venture into helping keep the city’s path system free of litter. Doing their part at Luther Glass Park off South Peachtree Parkway were Ingrid Zambrauna, her son Ethien and Melvin Castrillo. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Peachtree City Path Cleanup on May 7 has been deemed a big success.

With the help of about 100 volunteers, numerous bags of rubbish were removed from the path system as part of the annual Keep Peachtree City Beautiful trash cleanup event.

The city was mapped into 14 zones with a trash collection point for each. As bags were filled, they were returned to the collection zones, unless the volunteers decided it was easier to dispose of in their home trash.

Volunteers for the event ran the gamut from individuals, entire families, church groups and civic clubs. Read More»

Chiefs fall 3-0 in game for state AAAA soccer title

Unable to overcome a tenacious Chattahoochee defense, the McIntosh men’s soccer team managed to keep Saturday night’s AAAA championship game close right up until the end.

The Chiefs rallied from a lackluster attack in the first half with more offensive pressure on in the second frame. Even as Chattahoochee went up 1-0, the Chiefs remained in striking distance until the waning minutes when the Cougars added two more goals to cinch the win on their home turf. Read More»

McIntosh girls take 7th title

McIntosh girls take 7th title

After a 1-1 tie lasted through two overtimes, it was a penalty kick save by Kaitlin Deitrick that sealed a 7-6 championship win Friday night over local rival Whitewater. Read More»

Traffic alert: PTC Triathlon Saturday morning

Peachtree City motorists should expect extended delays Saturday between 7 and 10 a.m. along the path of the Peachtree City Triathlon, police have advised. Read More»

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