Peachtree City

BSC traffic light: No common sense at DOT

The people at DOT have no common sense. The first visit I ever made to the BSC, about three years ago, I remember thinking that a traffic light was needed. DOT should put all of their stupid regulations aside, and put safety at the top of the list.

DOT was responsible for the long delay in getting the cart bridge open, across from Best Buy. They wanted, of all things, a “study” of environmental air quality. It took them months for that study, which could have been accomplished in one day. The only thing affecting air quality is Highway 54 traffic. Read More»

Another perspective on liberals and fairness

These past two weeks (09/29 and 10/06/2010) two letters appeared from liberals, one saying he couldn’t trust The Citizen politically and the other still trying to lay the blame for our current situation on Bush and the Republicans.

Personally, I’ve always found the opinions and predictions of our venerable editor to be right on the money. If memory serves, he recommended electing Steve Brown and he warned us what we should expect if Logsdon was elected. (I hope those of you who voted for Logsdon feel appropriately contrite.) Read More»

Judge’s ruling sidesteps constitutionality of law

In the matter of the State of Michigan v. the United States government regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare, a Michigan judge recently ruled in favor of the Justice Department allowing the federal government to require its citizens to purchase health insurance. The judge was asked by the state of Michigan to rule on the constitutionality of this requirement.

In his essay in support of his ruling the judge cited his belief that Obamacare can’t work without the requirement that all citizens be required to buy health insurance. Read More»

Anti-cyclist, pro-gas carts writer should practice what he preaches

With all due respect to Mr. Allen and his reply to my letter, I think he is missing the larger point. I believe most of us would support his position with respect to gas-powered golf carts, but this seems to be devolving into a personal dislike of cyclists who ride on our local roads.

Georgia law allows for this, and has some specific requirements. The fact that some cyclists do not follow the legal requirements won’t surprise any of us who have ever driven on I-285. Plenty of drivers do the same. There are always some who will flout the law, cyclists and drivers. Read More»

COS will take on projects this weekend

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will spend Oct. 22-24 tackling 19 projects during the second annual Servant Weekend. Projects range from golf cart path and roadway clean-up, to clearing two lots at Christian City, to painting fingernails and singing for residents at a local retirement facility.

The public is invited to participate in seven events at the church. One requires an appointment (call 770-487-8717): free glaucoma testing offered by “god’s eyes” and PTC Eye Clinic, Oct. 22, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Read More»

Greek appetizers available

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) is offering its annual Greek Appetizers and Pastry Sale just in time for holiday entertaining.

Offered for sale will be Spanakopita (filo pastry filled with spinach, feta and onions) and Tiropites (filo pastry filled with cheeses and herbs) for $10 per dozen and Baklava (filo and nut filled sweet pastry) for $18 per dozen. Read More»

PTCUMC will offer ‘Surviving the Holidays’ seminar Tuesday

Peachtree City United Methodist will sponsor a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m.

The seminar is for both those that have lost a loved one and those that have experienced a divorce. The two seminars will be separate but run at the same time.

“The holiday season is approaching and we are aware of how difficult this time of the year is for those experiencing losses,” a spokesperson said. “This seminar is designed to help those going through these difficult ‘firsts’ to make decisions ahead of time.” Read More»

Something in The Picnic Basket for everyone

A collection of just some of the baked goods offered every day at The Picnic Basket. Photo/Michael Boylan.

If you could have perfect weather and the promise of no pesky insects interfering, everyone loves a picnic. The Picnic Basket, located at 303 Kelly Dr. Suite 1 in Peachtree City, provides a warm and cozy park-like atmosphere that can be enjoyed year round, whether it’s a swelteringly hot summer day or a cold and rainy winter afternoon. Read More»

Scouts have rededication service

Scouts have rededication service

Girl Scout Troop 11315 of Service Unit 617 from Peachtree City participated in a rededication and investiture service. Cadettes pictured are Christina Cortes, (Junior) Jana Hust, Julie Lim, Josephine Nelson, Lacee Link, Isabella Adcock and Josephina Reeder. Troop Leaders are Lisa Reeder, Donna Cortes and Kathy Hust. The Troop Host is Hot Spring Spas of Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Missions group relocating to PTC

An evangelical Christian mission agency has announced it will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Peachtree City in August of next year.

Africa Inland Mission will be moving from its current headquarters in Pearl River, NY, but the move is contingent on the sale of that building, the company said in a news release.

Africa Inland Mission is an evangelical Christian mission agency serving in over 20 African nations and dedicated to seeing Christ-centered churches established and thriving among all African peoples. Read More»