Peachtree City

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»

Mr. Tully Miller, 77, of Peachtree City

Mr. Tully Miller, of Peachtree City, passed away on February 3, 2011 at the age of 77.

It was said that he never met a stranger and was always able to make people laugh. Tully was very talented man who loved ballroom dancing, tennis and playing golf. He flew for the Royal Air Force for 4 years. Tully later worked his way up through the ranks of the United States Internal Revenue Service, retiring as an executive with 32 years of service. He loved everyone but was especially fond of children. Read More»

Edgar "Buck" Johnson, 91, of Peachtree City

Edgar "Buck" Johnson, 91, of Peachtree City, passed away on January 25, 2011.

He was predeceased in death by his wife, Vivian Johnson. Buck was born in Burkburnett, Texas to the late Mr. Murray Noel Johnson and Mrs. Eunice Melissa Patton Johnson and had been a resident of Peachtree City since 2005.

Buck was a veteran of the United State Marine Corps, serving as a member of the Machine Gun Crew 604 in World War II receiving an honorable discharge in January 1946. Upon leaving the Marines, Buck worked for various companies in the Texas oil industry. Read More»

Starr’s Mill grad selected as Sailor of the Day

Commanding Officer, CPT D.L. Mewborne, US NAVY of the USS Enterprise, CVN-65, L, and Naval Air Crewman Benjamin Latham. Photo/Special.

Benjamin Latham, a Naval Air Crewman–Rescue Swimmer 3rd Class from Peachtree City, was recently selected as Sailor of the Day. He is currently attached to the USS Enterprise on a six-month deployment.

Latham, assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11, joined the Navy three years ago to carry on his family’s military heritage and have a job he can put a great deal of pride and professionalism into.

To Latham, the most rewarding aspect of his job is knowing that on a daily basis people’s lives may depend on how well he can perform his duties. Read More»

PTC wonders: get a new bubble for Kedron fieldhouse or wait?

It’s almost time for Peachtree City to replace the plastic “bubble” that’s erected over the Kedron pools to keep them open year-round.

The flexible plastic device, kept afloat by a pressurized air system, is near the end of its usable life, Read More»