Peachtree City

Lisa Mullin Lenhardt, 48, of Peachtree City

Lisa Mullin Lenhardt, 48, of Peachtree City, GA died November 3, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family.

Lisa was born in Alexandria, VA. She attended Mt. Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA; Averett College in Danville, VA and Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She was very active in the Starr's Mill High School Booster Club. Lisa was a very loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents M. Q. “Pete” Mullin & Marion Hicks Mullin. Read More»

Outgoing PTC city manager to ask council to appoint interim manager

With current City Manager Bernie McMullen retiring at the end of the year, the Peachtree City Council may be selecting an interim city manager at its regular meeting Thursday night.

McMullen’s last day is scheduled to be Dec. 31 after council accepted his resignation via a separation agreement at its Oct. 21 meeting.

McMullen is recommending the appointment of an interim city manager whom he can brief on “current issues,” which will ostensibly create a smoother transition. Read More»

PTC to seek $1.8 million SPLOST money for gateway cart bridge, Crosstown/Parkway junction fix?

Two big-budget transportation projects for Peachtree City will need money from the Fayette County Commission to proceed, as the city has no other method of funding them.

The Peachtree City Council is expected Thursday night to formally vote to petition the county for funding of both projects: improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road, and a new “gateway” cart path bridge across Ga. Highway 54 at the western city limits. Read More»

WASA defends sewer rate hikes in PTC

After dramatically raising its sewer rates last month, the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority had just four residents attend its meeting Monday evening.

Resident Doreen Helmen asked why the city’s sewer bills would be 63 percent higher than those for residents in the city of Fayetteville. Read More»

Seniors hear “the other side” of the Medicare story

More than 100 people showed up Oct. 28 at Peachtree City Hall to learn more about the transformation of the American healthcare system and its potential impact on Medicare recipients.

Addressing the convoluted topic were St. Joseph’s Hospital oncologist Dr. Brian Hill, insurance expert and Atlanta-based Healthcare Visions, Inc. CEO Ron Bachman and Sharpsburg independent insurance agent Linda Mulligan. Read More»

PTC coup? Council to vote on booting Haddix

Several of Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix’s fellow city council members may be pushing to have him removed as one of Fayette County’s two representatives on the Regional Transportation Roundtable.

Doing so will require a majority vote of the five mayors of municipalities in Fayette County, which includes Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Tyrone, Brooks and Woolsey.

The matter will be discussed at Thursday night’s City Council meeting, as a notice was published Tuesday afternoon adding the item to the agenda. Read More»

Healthcare forum was Tea Party rally

On Oct. 28, my husband and I attended what was advertised in your paper as a “healthcare forum” for seniors at the Peachtree City Hall.

Upon arriving it was soon evident to us it was a Tea Party Rally and had very little to do, except for 5 minutes or so of a presentation by Linda Mulligan, with our choices in the upcoming Medicare enrollment period. Read More»

Pet owners reflected in names of their pets

Pastor [David] Epps’ recent column (“Members of the Family,” The Citizen, Oct. 16, 2010) brought back tender memories that many of us who have reared several children and umpteen pets of all description, find easy to recall with fondness. Putting down a pet because of a health-related reason can never remove them from our thoughts and memories.

Without sounding too dogmatic I would like to advise new dog owners to spend a little time when choosing a name for their pet. Read More»

PTC Council should re-hear DAPC funding plea

A couple of months ago, City Council members Eric Imker, Vanessa Fleisch and Kim Learnard voted against Mayor Haddix and Councilman Sturbaum’s proposal to increase DAPC’s annual budget funding from $35,000 to $150,000 and to eliminate all of DAPC’s funding.

Concerning the proposal to increase DAPC’s annual funding from $35,000 to $150,000, was DAPC accorded the opportunity by the City Council to publicly present what they would do with that increased funding before this vote was taken? Read More»

Republicans with victory will end up chasing unicorns on the right

By the time this collection of musings from the political left hits the paper, I feel with certainty that the Grand Old Party will have the House back.

Congressman Boehner, with gavel in hand, can begin implementing his “Hell no you can’t” philosophy of undoing two years of policies set forth by the President and his former majority; policies the GOP have resisted like mules resist tugs at their reins.

These Republican principles, which dovetail almost seamlessly with Tea Party philosophy, sound inspiring and empowering when chanted in unison through megaphones: Read More»