Peachtree City

A case for gas golf carts

I have been following the gas golf cart debate since my Boy Scout Citizenship in the Community merit badge class went to the August Council meeting where it was discussed.

I think we should not ban gas golf carts.

Gas golf carts do not contribute significantly to pollution for gas golf carts have better mileage than most cars. So if we wanted to slow down pollution, we should get rid of Hummers and other big gas guzzlers, for they barely get anything per gallon.

In addition, gas golf carts have more range and dependability for those citizens who depend on them for travel. Read More»

Try the Jesus way this holiday season

What Jesus would do.

There was a time several years ago when I really wanted to give myself to Jesus. I was in a church, became a deacon, joined Promise Keepers, went on mission trips, and paid my tithings. I attended a two-year Bible study and continued into a third year with the instructor of the course.

But I never really felt I knew what Jesus wanted me to do. One verse always stuck with me. Someone asked Jesus what the most important of the Ten Commandments were. Jesus replied, “Love God and love your neighbor” (Luke 10:27). Read More»

Arts and Crafts Fair set for Saturday

Members of St. Andrew’s ECW will host their annual Christmas Fine Art & Craft Fair this Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 316 Peachtree Parkway North, Peachtree City.

The event will include 24 juried vendors featuring jewelry, handmade cards, fine art, textiles, Christmas decor, wood sculpture and folk art, smocked children’s clothing, local honey, award winning jams, jellies and chocolate, natural soaps, fused glass, fashion accessories and more.

All proceeds benefit ECW programs and community outreach.

PTC’s All Saints Anglican will host ‘Home For the Holidays’

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will host a free Christmas music recital in its sanctuary on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The theme is “Home For The Holidays.”

The presentation will be organized and led by All Saints music director Shannon Bryan, who will play the piano and accompany guest soprano Chelsea Buyalos. LeeLee Hunter will also perform solo classical guitar. Read More»

All Saints Anglican hires new Christian Education director

Some of the young people of All Saints Anglican Church welcome Jessica Greiner as the new director of Christian education. From left are Greiner, Dorothy Murphy, Kylee Greiner and Madeline Fry. Photo/Special.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City has hired Jessica Greiner as its new director of Christian education.

Greiner will develop and supervise a variety of youth programs and events to include seasonal pageants, music camp, retreats, mission trips, discipleship, outreach projects, youth fellowship, Sunday School and Children‘s Chapel.

All Saints Rector Rev. Michael Fry said of Greiner, “We are most pleased to welcome Jessica to our staff. Her energy and enthusiasm will be vital to the success of this important ministry.” Read More»

Turner-Beckett wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Turner

Mindy Lynne Turner and Adam Preston Beckett were married on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at their lake home on Pine Lake in West Point. The Rev. Paul Fredette of Boston, Mass., uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Kenneth G. and Lynda Turner of Peachtree City. She is the granddaughter of John D. English and the late Jean Y. English of Peachtree City and Donna D. Turner and the late Kenneth G. Turner, Sr. of Sharpsburg. Read More»

PTC Planners postpone vote on Walgreens architecture

Architectural rendering of proposed Walgreens presented at Peachtree City Planning Commission Nov. 29, 2010.

REVISED for print edition — Saying they needed better visuals before making a final decision, the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night postponed a vote on the proposed architecture for the Walgreens pharmacy that will replace the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

Commissioners suggested that Walgreens bring back visuals that blend photographs of the existing site with a representation of the actual size of the building and how it would fit onto the site. Read More»

PTC staff says gas cart ban may be tough to enforce

Ban to be considered at Thursday PTC council meeting

A proposal to ban nearly all gas-powered golf carts in 10 years, and halt the registration of newly-purchased gas carts sometime next year, will be considered Thursday night by the Peachtree City Council.

The latest version of the ban would not be enforced on disabled drivers who have a valid disabled parking permit; also, golf cart dealers who rent gas golf carts would be allowed to get new decals over the next 10 years as they replace their rental fleet. Read More»

Fayette to consider $1.8 million request for PTC transportation projects

A request for $1.8 million in county SPLOST funds for two big-budget transportation projects in Peachtree City will be discussed Wednesday by the Fayette County Commission.

The Peachtree City Council is asking for $1.03 million to build a “gateway” cart path bridge near the city and county limits on Ga. Highway 54.

The city is also asking for $774,000 to add additional lanes to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road, though the price could drop as the city hopes to get state approval to delete a proposed traffic light from the plan so it can remain a four-way stop. Read More»

PTC Rec employee fired for insubordination seeks reinstatement

A former Peachtree City parks and recreation maintenance crew member who was fired in October this week formally asked the city to overturn his dismissal.

Frank Bumpus made his case before an appeal board consisting of fellow city employees, who have five working days to make a decision.

Bumpus was fired in October for insubordination after he refused his crew leader’s order to wash a truck and subsequently refused to roll up his window when the crew leader decided to wash the truck himself on Oct. 13, according to city records. Read More»

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