Peachtree City

PTC Mayor Haddix foresees more 2-to-3 votes ahead

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L) and Mayor Don Haddix. File photo.

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, who hasn’t shied away from controversy by chiming in to local bloggers via, is venturing into new territory this week.

In a letter to the editor on Page A4, Haddix is now criticizing fellow Councilman Eric Imker for bringing up a matter at a council meeting which Haddix was already working on behind the scenes.

In this case Haddix is upset that Imker discussed at last week’s council meeting the possibility of renegotiating the city’s take of the 2004 special purpose local option sales tax for transportation. Read More»

Haddix: It’s time for some corrections

The time is right for updates, concerns and corrections.

It took over two years and a new council to effect changes to the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) that were needed. That authority is now on the right track. Read More»

Local student shines in theater and opera

Carolyn Balkovetz

The Twilight Theatre Apprentice Company is a local theater training program for middle school and high school students. Recently, Carolyn Balkovetz, a student at Starr’s Mill High School and senior apprentice with the Twilight Theatre, was selected to attend six-week vocal training program at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. The vocal students enjoyed daily classes in acting, yoga, diction, music literature, music theory, and had the honor of auditing rehearsals of the Janiec Opera Company. Read More»

Iron kid: PTC teen wins national event

Lots of kids like to follow in their father’s footsteps. Will James’ father participates in triathlons, so there are a lot of footsteps to follow.

James, 15, recently took part in the 2010 USA Triathlon Junior Triathlon festival in San Diego, Calif. and was a national champion in Boys 13-15 with a time of 30:04. The triathlon consisted of a 200 meter swim, a 10 km bike ride and a 2 km run.

James has been competing in triathlons for close to eight years, starting out in his own backyard in the annual Peachtree City Youth Triathlon. Read More»

Mystery writing workshop for kids set for Oct. 13

A “Most Mysterious” Writing Workshop for boys and girls ages 9-14 will be held at Halloween Central (better know as Gallopade Publishing) on Wednesday, Oct. 13 (of course), created by our own local kids mystery book author, Carole Marsh and given by “Wacky Writing Witch” Paige Muh.

“While it may sound silly and like a lot of fun (and it is!), parents will be amazed at the tips their children learn during this workshop, and how it improves their writing and grades in school,” says Marsh.  “It’s almost scary!” Read More»

33rd annual Shakerag Festival set for Sept. 18 and 19

It’s time for the 33rd annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department will host the festival Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, and will be held at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. The hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking is free.

“This is one of the biggest shows yet,” said Ashley Alonso, event coordinator. With 120 vendors, many of them being new this year, you will definitely want to mark your calendar. Read More»

Pendleton to head CAP cadet leadership

Aaron Pendleton, L, and Daniel Schulz talk informally following change of command ceremonies at the Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol Squadron. The Falcon Field Civil Air Patrol Squadron meets every Thursday night at Union Methodist Church in Peachtree City at 7 p.m. For more on the change of cadet leadership, see the story on Page A3. Photo/Special.

Falcon Field Civil Air Patrol Squadron held a change of cadet leadership ceremony on Thursday evening, August 19, at Union Methodist Church, Peachtree City, where the CAP unit meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. The incoming Cadet Commander, 17 year-old Cadet/Maj. Aaron Pendleton of Brooks who is home schooled, received the unit flag from Lt. Col Greg Clasen, Squadron Commander. In the same ceremony, 17 year-old Cadet/1st Lt. Daniel Schulz of Peachtree City, a senior at McIntosh High School, was named Cadet Deputy Commander. Read More»

Imker's eye on SPLOST pie

PTC council to ask county for more funding

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker is hoping to pry more transportation funds from the Fayette County Commission’s share of the county’s now-expired five year sales tax proceeds. Read More»

DAPC upset over funding cut

Council hashes matter out with volunteer group

The 3-2 vote last week to completely eliminate Peachtree City’s $35,000 funding for the Development Authority of Peachtree City was taken by some authority members as an insult to their work as volunteers and their stewardship over a meager $35,000 budget.

But to their credit, the three council members who supported that move: Eric Imker, Vanessa Fleisch and Kim Learnard, met with the DAPC Wednesday night in an effort to hash out whatever issues may have led to the authority’s “de-funding.” Read More»

Resident asks for caution on new Walgreens size

A Peachtree City resident Thursday night urged the Peachtree City Council to do all it can to control the size of the new Walgreens drugstore that will be built at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

The Walgreens will be built on the same site currently occupied by the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. The restaurant building will be torn down and replaced with a new Walgreens structure.

The new building will be three times the size of the existing structure, and that is what Phyllis Aguayo told council she was concerned about. Read More»

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