Peachtree City

Back from Puerto Rico

Back from Puerto Rico

A group of 35 high school youth and adults from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City spent a week in Puerto Rico. While there, they worked at a domestic violence center, assisted at a care center for the elderly, painted parts of a cathedral, scraped and painted residents’ homes, and weeded and landscaped at a botanical garden. Read More»

Yard sale for African orphans

Yard sale for African orphans

Co Baldwin (left) and Day Poling were among those at the yard sale held last weekend at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City. More than $9,000 was raised to benefit orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda, East Africa through Pearl Ministries, a Birmingham, Ala.-based nonprofit organization founded by former Fayette County resident Jamie Rosser Laslo and her husband, Scott. Read More»

GreekFest coming Sept. 18

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church of Peachtree City will host its 6th Annual Building Fundraiser, GreekFest 2010, Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Seymour Hangar Falcon Field Airport in Peachtree City.

The event will feature live music and dancing with Greek dancing lessons, too.

Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers. Dinner begins at 7:30.

The “All you can eat and drink” menu includes such Greek delicacies as Dolmathes, Tirpopites, Spanakopites, Greek salad, lemon chicken, Greek potatoes, Pastitsio, Baklava, and Kourambiethes. Read More»

Meaders-Toliver engagement

Heather Allison Meaders engaged to Dustin Kevin Toliver

Mr. and Mrs. David Meaders of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Allison Meaders, to Dustin Kevin Toliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Toliver of Bainbridge. Read More»

Rotz anniversary

Roy and Jane Rotz of Peachtree City

Roy and Jane Rotz of Peachtree City will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on August 31, 2010.

Originally from central Illinois, they were married in 1940 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Rotz worked for Douglas Aircraft Company for 37 years, which required many moves across the country. Following his retirement, the couple moved to Peachtree City in 1985 to be near family and golf courses. Read More»

Earl Newton Thomas, 88

Earl Newton Thomas, 88

    Earl Newton Thomas, 88, died on August 20th after an extended illness at his home in Peachtree City surrounded by members of his family. 

  Thomas was a retired airline pilot and a decorated combat veteran of World War II. He and his family settled in the Atlanta metro area when he took a position with Delta Airlines in 1949.

 Born in Bluefield, West Virginia on November 16th, 1921, Thomas grew up in Roanoke, Virginia where he was a high school athlete with considerable talent; he played football, basketball and baseball. Read More»

Fatal junction close to school = asinine

As a parent of a student at Bennett’s Mill Middle School, I am all too familiar with the treacherous intersection at Ga. Highway 54 and Huiet Road. It was already frighteningly risky to make a left hand turn onto Hwy. 54 BEFORE construction began on the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The condition of that intersection when school started prompted me to say prophetically to another mother at Bennett’s Mill just two weeks ago, “Someone was going to be killed there.” Read More»

Imker: PTC taxpayers will end up paying less this year than last year

The result of the budget discussions over the past seven months, culminating with the decisive tax rate vote last Thursday, unfortunately resulted in the Peachtree City tax rate being increased.

Yes, I voted to increase it by 1.25 mills. I will not hide or disguise my vote. This means the average home with a value of $260,000 will be taxed $108 more for the services provided by Peachtree City government. Read More»

PTC right to regulate nuisance gas golf carts

Your tiresome screed against the ban of gas-powered golf carts misses the point. I generally agree that government ought to leave people to their own devices and stay out of people’s private affairs (such as who they choose to marry, if they choose to own a gun, where they choose to build a church or mosque, where they choose to live and work, etc.). Read More»

Actual data shows complainers are wrong

The recent letter of Mr. Schultz screaming like Chicken Little was filled with a lot of innuendo but little fact. Mr. Schultz is apoplectic about the carbon monoxide emissions of a golf cart.

Guess what, Mr. Schultz, the PTC police motorcycle on the front page produces more CO per mile than any golf cart, as it has no emission devices either.

Mr. Schultz wails about the smell and the CO in the tunnels. I decided to replace Mr. Schultz’s innuendo with a data set. I took my battery powered CO detector and my 1991 Yamaha to a tunnel. Read More»