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Braelinn's poetry recitation winners

Braelinn's poetry recitation winners

Congratulations to the Braelinn Grade-Level Poetry Recitation Winners. These students won at their respective grade levels in the school’s poetry recitation contest and will go on to compete at the county level next quarter. The reciters were judged on the following elements: difficulty of the poem, memorization and accuracy, stage presence, articulation, interpretation and style. From left are Nicole Smith (1st), Allie Watson (2nd), Barrett Hester (4th), Olivia Wernecke (3rd), and Elena Wernecke (5th). The Kindergarten winner, Ashlyn Oates, is not pictured. Photo/Special.

PTC's Development Authority short on money, long on aspirations

With $14,000 left in the bank and no more funding coming from the Peachtree City Council, at this point anyway, the Development Authority of Peachtree City has enough money to get to the first of May before running out.

On a 3-2 vote of council earlier this year, DAPC’s $35,000 in funding was removed from the budget, and the authority was informed they would have to subsist on that figure with its mission. Read More»

$400K deemed too much for MacDuff golf cart path

Peachtree City is hoping to go back to its original plan for building a cart path along Camden Apartments that leads from the currently-unused path tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway.

Camden officials had asked the city to consider a different alternative for the project, but that will be far too expensive, the Peachtree City Council was told last week.

The project would have come it at over $400,000, officials said. The city will ask Camden if it will donate the needed right of way for the less costly proposal, according to City Manager Bernie McMullen.

Let’s go bowling in PTC

A long-standing request of quite a few Peachtree City residents may soon become a reality. A developer has approached the city about locating a bowling alley at the former site of Nature’s Nursery on Ga. Highway 74, located between south Kedron Drive and Wisdom Road. Read More»

Mrs. Georgia Hill, 78, Peachtree City

Mrs. Georgia Hill, born January 29, 1931, in Steelville, Missouri, passed away peacefully December 6, 2010, under hospice care at The Lafayette-Kindred Center near the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sherry Camp, in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Mrs. Hill battled cancer and liver failure for over a year and a half, and joined her husband Dr. Bob Hill, ten years to the day of his sudden homegoing. They had served together in vocational ministry for over fifty-five years. The Monday prior to her death brought the arrival of her 7th great-grandchild, a baby girl, named Georgia, in her honor. Read More»

Season’s greetings from PTC's WASA: Big sewer bills

Nearly 10,000 people in Peachtree City are likely to get some sticker shock this week when they open their December water bills.

While the water rates are not going up, the city’s sewer rates are going up significantly, as most residential customers will pay an extra $20 a month or more. Read More»

Repealing DADT: Unintended results

Those who support repeal of DADT have no idea what the unintended consequences will be on the force.

Central to the issue is the fact that the overwhelming majority of our military come from conservative backgrounds where belief in Judeo/Christian values underpins our society and our way of life (including moral conduct codified in religious teachings).

Justification for repeal seems to be that the American public is more accepting of all varieties of gays now and accordingly, they will be readily accepted within the military. Read More»

Tax is not real issue; it’s how taxes are spent

Nobody likes to pay taxes, especially me. However, has everyone forgotten what pays for schools, highways, parks and other things that we enjoy provided by the government? In case you don’t remember, it is TAX! However, unless we control how our tax is spent, we are obligated to pay way more than is necessary.

Today, almost everyone demands tax cuts and less spending. However, the roads and bridges keep wearing out. This could be cured by raising tax on gas and automobiles. Read More»

Apologist for illegal aliens should grasp who pays for his leniency

Last Wednesday’s paper carried a letter by Mr. Ron Chandonia that touched on a topic that deserves, and is poised to receive, considerably more involvement nationally and in Georgia: illegal aliens.

First, lets understand basic terms. Aliens (not the ET kind) are people who are not citizens or nationals of the United States. They can be here legally (comply with entry and visitation term requirements, as many students, tourists, and workers do) or illegally (they do not comply with U.S. entry laws). We have a large number of both in the U.S. and in Georgia. Read More»

Cops enforcing law, not harrassing illegals

From the letter titled “Ramsey’s punitive approach,” the author first states that he is dismayed that Rep. Matt Ramsey is against spending “one penny to allow illegal immigrants to attend our schools.”

What part of illegal do you not understand? If you are in this country illegally, staying for any period of time does not make your stay legal. Read More»

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