Peachtree City

Former ‘The Biggest Loser’ winner weighs in on The New Well

When Michelle Aguilar first stepped onto the campus of “The Biggest Loser” in season 6, she had no idea of how much her life was about to change. Michelle touched many lives and soon became loved by millions of people across the country. She fought through the struggles that so many overweight women face every day of their lives. She was able to identify the things that had caused her to gain weight and quickly took back control of her life and won the battle to live a healthy more fulfilling life. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

Question: I have a friend that follows a vegan lifestyle, and she’s trying to get me to do the same? Is this something you’d recommend for improving overall health and wellness? Read More»

PTC Mayor Haddix to advocate for fix of Hwy. 74-I-85 interchange

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix said Tuesday that one of his top priorities to push for inclusion on the list of projects for a potential 10-year regional transportation sales tax will be the often-clogged interchange of Ga. Highway 74 and Interstate 85 just outside Fayette County in Fairburn.

While that’s a worthy project, Haddix is skeptical it will qualify for funding through the 1-cent tax, which will be up for voter approval on a region-wide basis in July 2012. Read More»

Peachtree City begins search for new city manager

Council agrees to pay Bernie McMullen for 4 months past Dec. 31; evaluation by mayor disputed

A City Hall insider has confirmed that Peachtree City City Manager Bernie McMullen was not forced out of his job, but instead elected on his own to retire. Read More»

Starr’s of chili

Students from the Starr’s Mill Community Junior Civitan Club competed in the 2010 Line Creek Civitans Great Chili Challenge in Peachtree City last Saturday, hoping to win the either the judge’s award or the people’s choice. They were the Judge’s Choice for Best Junior Contestants (Grades 6-12). Photo/Michael Boylan.

Peachtree City Dog Park dress-up

Peachtree City Dog Park dress-up

Howl-O-Ween at the Peachtree City Dog Park featured a costume contest and dogs and their owners got into the spirit of the event this past weekend. This pup got to play police dog while his owner was the one being led around by authority. For more photos from the Dog Park event, click here. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Alternatives to our paying for Atlanta traffic

Last week, I asked you to contemplate whether you could depend on the viewpoints of Fayette County’s current regional government representatives: Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele and County Commission Chairman Jack Smith. Both men have consistently supported issues which are counter to the will of our citizenry. Read More»

PTC paths offer good cycle ride; stay off streets over 35 mph

I love the support I’ve received from Mr. Sanderson and others on the topic of not banning gas golf carts, but why I hopefully write for the last time on the topic is again about bicycles on our main roads. I just want to clear up some misrepresentations in the last “Citizen.”

I have no personal dislike for road cyclists. I am a cyclist that rides on our city roads. Of the 15 to 20 miles I log on a bike ride, several of those are on city streets. Read More»

Take personal responsibility for educating yourself on the candidates

There are two things that I still believe in passionately:

1. Participation in our political process is important, and

2. Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it

By participation in our political process, I don’t just mean voting. I used to feel that way. I have voted in pretty much every election going back several decades. I felt good about it, and would privately pat myself on the back for doing so. After all, voting is the means by which our voice is heard. Right? Read More»

Vote Nov. 2 to take back country from socialistic government Democrats

Nov. 2 will be here soon so if you believe as we do then help us get the right people in office to take our country back.

We believe that the government is out of control with its reckless government spending and socialistic “spread the wealth” programs that are taking money out of our paychecks every week.

We believe that we should be responsible and accountable for ourselves and not have the government being Big Daddy for everyone and responsible for us.

We believe that we should:

Repeal ObamaCare.

We don’t and won’t socialize healthcare.

Repeal Social Security. Read More»