Peachtree City

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»

Tea Party applauded for activism, but it should avoid social issues

There has been quite a debate going on recently regarding the Tea Party Agenda and government spending. As a result of irresponsible spending our country is so deep in debt that no one seems to know how to deal with it.

Our elected officials in Congress have been spending our (the taxpayers’) money as if there was an unlimited supply of it. All the while they are taking money under the table from corporate special interests to do their bidding. This must stop immediately. Read More»

Support Haddix for spot on transit board

By now, many of you know that Mayors Ken Steele (Fayetteville), Dan Langford (Brooks) and Gary Laggis (Woolsey) voted Nov. 8 to replace Mayor Don Haddix as Fayette’s mayoral representative on the Regional Transportation Board. Ken Steele voted for himself. Mayors Haddix (PTC) and Don Rehwaldt (Tyrone) did not attend. Read More»

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