Peachtree City

Peachtree City kicks off big Hometown Holiday Dec. 4

Peachtree City Parks Crew gets the Great Christmas Tree ready for the official tree lighting at the culmination of the Hometown Holiday festivities on Saturday, Dec. 4. The tree is near City Hall. Photo/Betsy Tyler.

The holidays are upon us and once again Peachtree City invites you to celebrate in style with an evening full of entertainment for all ages.

From hunting candy canes, to music of the season, the tree lighting, and of course golf carts, don’t miss this annual Peachtree City tradition Saturday, Dec. 4.

Festivities will begin with the Candy Cane Hunt at 5:15 p.m. on Shakerag Knoll, located on McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Hometown Holiday continues at 6 p.m. with a musical program at “The Fred,” sponsored by Sam’s Club. Read More»

McIntosh High Academic Team makes ‘High Q’ history

Posing on the set of High Q following their history making victory are Scott Bradford, Karen Anderson, Nathan Pearson, and Logan Austin. Photo/Special.

Anyone watching “High Q” (the scholastic high school competition on WSB-TV Channel 2) on a recent Sunday afternoon witnessed history in the making as the McIntosh High Academic Team garnered the most points ever earned by a single team on the game show.

McIntosh scored 910 points to Grady High School’s respectable 460 points. Not only did McIntosh win, earning the highest score ever, but also the combined score of the two teams was the highest in the show’s 25-year history. Read More»

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron takes 1st & 2nd place in state competition

PTC’s Civil Air Patrol squadron takes 1st & 2nd place in state competition

Peachtree City’s Civil Air Patrol squadron GA116 wins big again at state competition held at Dobbins ARB on Nov. 13, 2010.

The Drill Team, led by Cadet Capt. Dan Schulz, assisted by Cadet Mst. Sgt. Brandon Austin, won six out of seven events, in addition to first place overall.

Senior Civil Air Patrol members Lt. Col. Pete Schulz and Major Kelly Austin were there to assist cadets as needed.

GA116 Drill Team members were Cadets Austin, Davis, Dehan, Forero, Hogan, Hyeung, Kuneyl, McGraw, Moreno, Morrow, Owens, Roberts, Robinette and Schulz. Read More»

Mrs. Eloise Hampton, 70, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Eloise Hampton, 70, of Peachtree City, GA died November 17, 2010.

Eloise was born in Ohio and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband Phillip Delbert Hampton and her parents Walter James Hornung & Stella Mae McCreadie Hornung.

She is survived by her daughter Michelle Moreno of Peachtree City, GA ; grandson Marcus Moreno of Peachtree City, GA ; sister Janelle Statzer & husband Don of Carlsbad, CA and numerous nieces & nephews.

Mrs. Hampton was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Read More»

Lane named Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Dan Lane (left) with GASSP President-Elect Dr. Mark Wilson

The best assistant principal in the state, and possibly the nation, is at McIntosh High.

Dan Lane has been selected as Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP), and has been chosen to represent the state in the National Assistant Principal of the Year competition.

Each year GASSP selects an Assistant Principal of the Year at the middle and high school level, and chooses one to compete for the national title sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Read More»

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City, GA died November 15, 2010.

She was born in Atlanta, GA and was an early member of Park Street United Methodist Church in West End but most recently attended Peachtree City First Baptist Church. She retired as a comptroller at Bellsouth. Read More»

PTC eyes hiring celltower consultant on contract

To better evaluate proposals for new celltowers, Peachtree City plans to enter a contract with an engineer specializing in the analysis of such projects.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, approval is expected for an agreement with consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

Snavely’s fees will be covered by revenue from the new application fee that will be assessed on telecommunications companies seeking to erect new celltowers, according to a memo from City Attorney Ted Meeker.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

Max, 8: ‘Respect vets’

[Editor’s note — Elizabeth Gholston emailed the following: “My son wrote a very nice, short essay about veterans for a school project which I know a lot of veterans would probably really enjoy reading.”]

Veterans are heroes because they all served in some type of way and may have even lost their lives. They may have sacrificed in huge types of ways like traveling away from their family for weeks, months, or even years.

Veterans that retired aren’t the only ones who are heroes. I think soldiers or anyone serving in the military should be considered a veteran. Read More»

Would you help provide toys for 1,000 children of military families?

Christmas is just around the corner and I am writing to, once again, ask for your support for Embracing Military Families. I know you have been so generous in the past, and I can’t begin to tell you how much that means to me and to the children we serve. Read More»

Shopping local a subject PTC Councilwoman Fleisch grew up with

Growing up in Vineland, New Jersey, my parents supported our family by running a local hardware store, and my sister, brother and I worked there from a very young age. That experience gave me some firsthand insight into the challenges that small businesses face, with low profit margins, lots of regulations, and competition for customers with the bigger chains. Read More»

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