Peachtree City

PTC Council to meet Oct. 5 for 'brainstorming' session

Brainstorming at a Peachtree City Council meeting? That’s the official designation of the 6:30 p.m. meeting this Tuesday (Oct. 5) in the City Hall council chambers, and you’re invited. Read More»

PTC Police urge caution to avoid deer collisions

With fall’s cooler temperatures in October comes a separate unwanted phenomenon: a rise in deer-related automobile crashes — yes, even in Peachtree City.

Peachtree City police are reminding motorists that deer are more active due to mating and hunting seasons from now to December, so caution should be used while driving ... particularly during the hours just before sunrise and just after sunset. Read More»

Southern Crescent Alzheimers Memory Walk 2010 draws a special crowd

Southern Crescent Alzheimers Memory Walk 2010 draws a special crowd

Memories live forever in the hearts of the mass of people who made their way to Peachtree Saturday morning for the 11th Annual Southern Crescent Alzheimers Memory Walk held outside the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. The 5K walk/run brought families from across metro Atlanta's Southern Crescent to the event intended to continue the awareness of and foster research for the disease that has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 Georgians. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Lovic Pierce "Buddy" Baker, 86, Peachtree City

Lovic Pierce Baker — Named Buddy at birth by an older sister Margaret, Buddy Baker died September 26, 2010 at Wesley Woods of Newnan-Peachtree City, GA. He was born January 25, 1924 to Leonard Pierce (Buck) Baker of Ben Hill, GA and Marie Agnes Lescouet of St. Nazaire, France . Read More»

Life saver

Evan Schmalenberger, a senior at Starr’s Mill High School, used the Heimlich Maneuver to save a fellow classmate who was choking in the school cafeteria. Photo/John Munford.

Starr's Mill senior acts fast, saves friend from choking

Just over two weeks ago, Starr’s Mill senior Evan Schmalenberger was chatting with a friend at lunch when he felt someone hitting on his arm.

At first he ignored the distraction before turning to see classmate Devohn Walton, in severe distress.

Walton’s hands were around his neck making the universal choking gesture.

“Everybody was just literally sitting there staring, not even moving,” Evan recalled. “His veins were bulging out of his head and neck.”

Walton remained seated as Schmalenberger, a lacrosse player, went behind him and summoned knowledge from ninth grade health class. Read More»

PTC company to show off solar power system

A Peachtree City company’s new solar power generating system will be on display Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the public is invited to drop by and learn more about solar power.

The event will be hosted at ALTA Refrigeration located at 403 Dividend Drive in the city’s industrial park. The open house is part of the national Solar Tour campaign in which solar sites all over the country will be open for the public to help spread the word about the benefits of solar power. Read More»

New Kiwanis officers installed

New Kiwanis officers installed

The new officers for the 90-member Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City were recently installed at a banquet at the Flat Creek Golf Club.  Each officer assumes their duties on Oct. 1.  Installation ceremonies were conducted by Dr. Lucy Hayden, Lt. Read More»

PTC Kiwanis Club installs new officers

New officers of the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club.

The new officers for the 90-member Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City were recently installed at a banquet at the Flat Creek Golf Club. The officers assume their duties on Oct. 1. Installation ceremonies were conducted by Dr. Lucy Hayden, Lt. Governor of Georgia Division 23. Also in attendance was Nancy Walden, Georgia District Governor. The guest speaker was Rob Parker, past CEO of Kiwanis International. Pictured from the left are T.J. Read More»

Speeding golf carts dangerous, not dogs

I am not surprised at the result of the vote to eliminate the voice command option here in PTC. I guess if the new chief of police wanted the change, the council was obliged to accommodate his request, even though none of the reported dog bites were from dogs walking off leash but dogs who escaped from their yard.

There were complaints of a dog jumping in a golf cart, or bumping into a child — “dangerous,” indeed. Complaints from a few has resulted in a big change for many responsible dog owners. Read More»

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