Peachtree City

Heidi Turner wins PTC American Legion Post 50’s oratorical contest

From left, James Causey, vice commander and contest chairman; Heidi Turner, first place winner; and Arnie Geiger, Post 50 commander. Photo/Special.

American Legion Post 50 of Peachtree City held their local oratorical contest Jan. 22 and their first place winner is Heidi Turner; second place winner is Jordan Schumacher. Turner will be advancing to The American Legion district contest to be held in Griffin Feb. 17. Read More»

1,011 points . . . and counting

1,011 points . . . and counting

After scoring 24 points against Northgate on Saturday, McIntosh senior guard Laura Higgason reached 1,001 points in her career. After the game she was surrounded by family and teammates in a brief ceremony recognizing her achievement. On Monday night, she added 10 more points. For more on Higgason, see her story on TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

One dead, one injured in wreck at Hwy. 74/Aberdeen Pkwy.

Investigating officers stand between two of the four vehicles involved in the fatal collisions Wednesday morning in Peachtree City at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway. Photo/Dave Niebes.

Update: 5 p.m., Feb. 9 — Preliminary information supplied by the Peachtree City Police Dept. indicates that an East Point man, 37-year-old Thomas McGhee, was killed in the traffic accident that occurred Wednesday at approximately 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway.

Department spokesperson Mark Brown said McGhee at the time of the accident was traveling southbound on Ga. Highway 74. McGhee was pronounced dead at the scene, Brown said. Read More»

PTC police: Have they gone too soft?

Are PTC police too soft? Or just too busy harassing citizens to catch the real bad guys?

I was reading in the paper about the robbery that took place at the PeachMac store at The Avenue on Jan. 26. And how the police were able to pursue the suspect’s vehicle that left the scene, but terminated their pursuit along North Peachtree Parkway because the suspect was driving recklessly. Read More»

PTC author’s Civil War book for children libels the South, omits facts

Carole Marsh of Peachtree City is author and publisher of a series of booklets called “The Student’s Civil War,” designed for grades 4 to 8, marketed nationwide.

The series consists of six booklets; I have read only the one entitled “What Was The Civil War All About?” This one is, without a doubt, the most important and I wanted to see their answers. In the research process, Mrs. Marsh and her team, she says “... assembled more than 200 books and even more magazines, pamphlets, newspapers, and other information from the past...” as reported in a large article by The Citizen on Jan. 12. Read More»

Our leaders today are the modern Herodians

Sitting in church the other day, when I should have been paying attention to the readings and sermon, a thought came to me.

I began thinking of St. John the Baptist and how he was murdered by Herod at the behest of his wife, Herodias. John was killed not only because he “spoke truth to power,” but because he spoke about the sexual morality of the person in power. Read More»

Frady, Horgan and Hearn guilty of fiscal irresponsibility on West Bypass

Many of us Fayette citizens are appalled at Fayette Commission Chairman Herb Frady’s lack of respect for open government.

Commissioner Steve Brown had every right to speak on the West Fayetteville Bypass during the commissioner reports section of the meeting and Chairman Frady knows it.

Chairman Frady needs to know that if he is going to be a leader, he needs to be ready to accept some criticism. Chairman Frady, unfortunately, is not ready to be big enough to allow words of disapproval regarding his pro-developer stance on the “road to nowhere” labeled the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

New exercise classes

Joy McGee and Christi Thompson

Joy McGee (left) of Peachtree City and Christi Thompson of Newnan lead the new, free Saturday morning exercise classes, including light aerobics and step aerobics, in the fellowship hall at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Nearly 30 women have signed up for the classes which begin at 9 a.m. unless there is a conflict in the church calendar. With the goal of “fun, fitness, and fellowship,” workouts are accompanied by Christian music. For additional information, contact the church office, 770-252-2428. The church is on Ga. Highway 34 between Peachtree City and Newnan. Read More»

PTC UMM ready for annual fertilizer, pine straw sales

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»

PTC library hosting poetry contest

To celebrate National Poetry Month (April, 2011), the Friends of the Peachtree City Library association is sponsoring a poetry contest.

The contest is open to both published and unpublished authors. Cash prizes (minimum $50) will be awarded in two categories: students (enrolled in high school or less than 18) and adults (high school graduate or older than 18).

Entries must be received no later than March 1, 2011. Please note that this is not a postmark date. The complete set of rules is available at the Peachtree City Library or online at the Peachtree City website. Read More»

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