Peachtree City

All girl "Blood Divas" gang in PTC schools were "beating in" new members

Peachtree City Police Wednesday afternoon announced the arrest of eight female students from J.C. Booth Middle School and one female student from McIntosh High School on felony charges on gang-related offenses. The gang referred to themselves as the “Blood Divas.” The investigation by Peachtree City Police began after reports of gang activity surfaced Sunday. Read More»

Warily, PTC planners approve big Walgreens at Peachtree Parkway / Hwy. 54

A Photoshopped superimposition of a Walgreens' storefront is shown in place of the current Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Graphic supplied by the developer to the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

Citizens have criticized size, location of store on Ruby Tuesday site

The Walgreens that will be replacing the Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Peachtree City “will be a big honking building” according to Planning Commissioner Patrick Staples.

But since the site plans meet all city ordinances and specifications, the commission had no leverage to force the building further away from the highway, or shrink it altogether as previously requested by a handful of residents. Read More»

Gas carts: Rights trump smells

Mayor Haddix, I supported your election, but now wonder who I supported. In your article on Wednesday, 12/8, you opine about a variety of subjects, notably gas powered golf carts.

Recently I was in a spirited debate in this paper that ended up in the theater of the absurd. It started when I wrote to support the rights of those who have gas powered golf carts, despite my own loathing of the disgusting choice (noise, carbon emission and sometimes smells vs. quiet, little or no carbon and fresh air). Read More»

Be a responsible giver if you choose a dog

There’s isn’t a more endearing holiday image than the vision of a child sitting by the tree on Christmas morning as she lifts the lid of a brightly decorated box and out pops a fluffy, adorable puppy. The light in her eyes as she cuddles the pup is nothing short of magical, and worth every effort you spent in acquiring this most perfect of gifts.

Because of this very delightful mental picture, and because many children will plead all year for a furry friend of their very own, Christmas is a popular time to attain the family pet. Read More»

Carter correct on North Korea

Dr. Paul Kengor’s recent editorial, “Duped again on North Korea,” presented a rather bizarre interpretation of former President Jimmy Carter’s success in negotiating with North Korea and his portrayal of Carter as unaware of the poverty and starvation in the country is completely false. I personally track North Korea and write weekly reports for him detailing the harsh conditions in the country. Read More»

We should be grateful for revelations of foreign policy from Wikileaks

William Murchison’s latest column, “Those whom the gods would destroy” regarding the Wikileaks is laughable. He basically makes the argument that the New York Times and other papers are shamefully unpatriotic for publishing “classified” diplomatic cables and other government documents that may be embarrassing but surely do not seriously damage the national security. Read More»

Brown: County must focus on quality of life

There is a great deal of speculation regarding what will happen in our county government with the new board composition beginning in 2011. Personally, I believe the real question is what are you and the rest of the citizenry going to do in 2011?

In your hands, my fellow Fayette Countians, more than in mine or the other commissioners, will rest the future success or failure of our county. The true character of our county will be determined by how hard we fight for what we believe in. Read More»

St. Christopher’s will bless animals this Saturday

Peachtree City’s St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church will host its first community-wide “Blessing of the Animals” on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon in the church parking lot.

Father George Tsahakis will lead a short service to begin the event and be available to bless pets individually throughout the event.

Any and all animals are welcome. If it walks, swims, flies, slithers or crawls, it is welcome and will be blessed individually. All animals must be caged or on leashes. Read More»

St. Paul’s children’s program is tonight in Peachtree City

Advent Worship for this week at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will consist of a Children’s Christmas Program at 7 p.m. No dinner will be served this evening.

On Dec. 19, the church will host a Happy Birthday Jesus Party and Christmas Carol Singing at 9:30 a.m. during the Sunday School hour. No Bible classes will be held on this day.

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, the church will have a Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. The Christmas Day service will be at 10 a.m. Read More»

Jazz Christmas service featured at COS Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will offer a Jazz Christmas Service on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.

Featured will be the Clarinet Choir, conducted by Karl Dietmeyer. Everyone will be invited to sing carols in a different flavor.

Soloists and ensembles will also bring a jazz turn to familiar Christmas songs. Everyone is invited.

The church is at the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Ga. Highway 54.