Peachtree City

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»

PTC OKs budget transfers: $198K for Sany fee break, and $250K for more court fines

Last week the Peachtree City Council voted on several budget housekeeping items to help close out the 2009-2010 budget cycle.

One of the most significant actions was a transfer from the general fund to the impact fees as a result of the fee break granted last year to Sany Corporation in consideration for the new heavy equipment facility it is building on the southern end of the city’s industrial park. Read More»

PTC-manufactured product combats disease in Haiti

M.A. Industries produces water filter helping fight against spread of deadly cholera epidemic

A water filter produced by a legacy industry in Peachtree City has been distributed in Haiti to prevent the spread of cholera and other diseases. Read More»

Crabapple Elementary School welcomes local author

Crabapple Elementary School welcomes local author

Crabapple Elementary School in Peachtree City welcomed award-winning children's author Carole Marsh as she talked about her newest "Real Kids, Real Places" mysteries. Students listened to "the stories behind the stories," as Marsh shared interesting facts about the well-known places used as the settings of the books. "My passion is turning children into avid readers. They become readers when you make stories come alive for them from the earliest age. My most enjoyable days are spent with a roomful of children who ask lots of questions and want to learn," Marsh states. Read More»

The 43% Solution: Buy your beer here

Did you ever think buying beer could lower your property taxes? I’ve got good news — it can! Here’s how.

For argument’s sake, let’s say that a local government needs $10,000 a day to operate. Simplify it further and say that $5,000 of this $10,000 a day comes from property tax revenue and the other $5,000 comes from sales tax revenue.

Every time money is spent outside of this local community, dollars are lost from the sales tax side and have to be made up on the property tax side. Read More»

Recent Comments