Peachtree City

Expect some heavy traffic, road closings for PTC Classic tomorrow

The Peachtree City Police Department is reminding all citizens and motorists that the 2010 Peachtree Classic Road Race will be held tomorrow between 8 and 11 a.m. Read More»

Mr. Jerry Cobb, 70, of Peachtree City

Jerry R. Cobb—a decorated Vietnam veteran and a community leader in aviation—died peacefully on Sunday, October 10, in Atlanta with his family at his side. He was 70. Read More»

Doggie Dash for Georgia Heartland Humane Society, Oct. 30

Doggie Dash for Georgia Heartland Humane Society, Oct. 30

Dog owners and lovers, plus their furry, four-legged friends, are invited to participate in the seventh annual Doggie Dash, a major fund-raising event benefiting the Georgia Heartland Humane Society, on Saturday, Oct. 30. This 3K (or 1.86 mile) walk meanders through the shady trails of Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City and will provide a one-of-a kind opportunity for you and your pet to “Trick or Treat” together. Read More»

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

Crabapple kids and cotton candy

A fall festival just isn’t complete without a cotton candy machine. The PTO at Crabapple Lane Elementary School sponsored a fall festival with games, hula-hoop contest, a cake walk and, of course, cotton candy. Pictured are fourth grade students Chancie Waldrop, Brayden Fairrel, Hannah Smith and Ashlynn Crain enjoying a bite of the pink fluffy treat. Students, parents, grandparents and teachers enjoyed a fall evening filled with fun for the entire family. Fairrel’s favorite activity was the giant slide and Crain enjoyed having her hair sprayed red. Photo/Special.

PTC sewer bills set to skyrocket

Starting Dec. 1, city sewer bills to increase up to 123 percent a month; WASA employees to get raises

Peachtree City residents will be getting some sticker shock on their sewer bills starting Dec. 1.

Most residential customers will see their bills go up $20 a month or more, thanks to an increase passed Monday night by the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority. The appointed authority also is replacing a minimum monthly sewer fee with what they term a base fee that will apply to all sewer customers. Read More»

A different way for teens to party: Starr’s Mill senior takes ‘dry’ stand

Jules Shipe, 18, shows her “Party Dry” bracelets. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When you’re a high school senior cheerleader who gets kicked off the squad after a run-in with the law, you have some choices to make.

Jules Shipe, 18, decided to become an advocate for a different kind of teenage pastime: “Party Dry.”

Legal issues during the past year resulted in the Peachtree City young woman being kicked off the varsity competition cheerleading squad at Starr’s Mill High School. Read More»

Head over heels for the Great Georgia Airshow

Head over heels for the Great Georgia Airshow

Yes, that’s a human being standing on his head atop the wing of a venerable biplane during the multitude of spectacular events this past weekend in the annual airshow at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. We are told no animals were hurt in the filming of this stunt. Photo/Jeff Lange.

Why is Walgreens allowed to deface PTC?

I cannot emphasize enough how dismayed I am about the proposed Walgreens site plan.

Given the history of this parcel, and the time and effort that went into maintaining the aesthetic value of this most important intersection, I expected that the expiration of the deed restrictions on the Ga. Highway 54/Peachtree Parkway corner Ruby Tuesday property would be handled by the city reaffirming its promise to its citizens and reinstating the restrictions before they expire, so that nothing more intense than is there now can go in. Read More»

Bikes on roads are safety issue, not rights

This is a follow-up letter to a recent [letter] of mine that was published in recent weeks. A response from a Mr. Rick Sanderson leads me to believe there is some misunderstanding about the issues.

I see there is no disagreement about the absurdity of banning gas golf carts, but when I mentioned that recreational cyclists should use our path system instead of the roadways, I was not comparing the two issues. I was merely giving the council an issue worth addressing, as opposed to the potential gas golf cart ban. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: Attacks on longtime Rep. Yates raise laughable non-issues

It is the home stretch in the 2010 election season and this is the time when candidates begin to say and do strange things in the hopes of winning office.

Just this week, I read with a mix of disdain and amusement the attack on my good friend and state House colleague Representative John Yates by his Democratic opponent.

For those that don’t know him, John Yates is the only World War II veteran serving in the Georgia General Assembly. Read More»