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Economic forecaster and author at PTC Library Nov. 6

Author/economist Mark Rogers. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Clayton State University. Photo/Clayton State University.

Clayton State economist Mark Rogers to answer ‘Is recession really over?’ and ‘What’s next?’

Clayton State University’s Peachtree City instructional site, Clayton State-Fayette, is co-sponsoring a presentation at the Peachtree City Library by Clayton State adjunct faculty member and author/economist Mark Rogers.

The presentation, entitled “Is the Recession Really Over? What’s Next?,” will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Floy Farr Room.
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Great Georgia Airshow a Ware family affair

Great Georgia Airshow a Ware family affair

Attending the Great Georgia Airshow in early October were Peachtree City residents Alan (U.S. Navy Retired) and Vickie Ware and their sons Jeffery and Ryan. Alan is a MD-11 captain with Federal Express. Their two sons, Jeffery and Ryan, participated in the airshow with static displays. Jeffery is an F-18 pilot currently serving in the U.S Navy as an instructor pilot at NAS Lamoore near Fresno, Calif. Ryan attends Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., majoring in Aerospace Technology. Read More»

New study: Contact-lenses improve self image in children

Contact-lenses improve vision-related quality of life in children compared with glasses, especially in the areas of appearance and athletics, reports Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Ga.  “Many parents are fearful of allowing their children to wear contact lenses, but this study conclusively shows that children feel better about themselves when wearing contact lenses, especially after age 10”., continues Dr. Henahan. “Contact lenses are much safer and easier to care for than 20 years ago.” Read More»

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»