Peachtree City

Gas carts, bikers: Both involve rights

Daniel Allen’s letter on Sept. 29 both resonates and disturbs me. I agree with him that residents with gas-powered carts should not have to worry about a vote to outlaw them.

That issue is to me, an example of our council hard at work on a non-issue.

While I don’t like gas powered carts, the noise or their smell, I don’t support taking that right away. Read More»

The GOP philosophy: Same old bad ideas

Cal Thomas’ article published in Wednesday’s Citizen is a very well articulated argument that people should be educated (by Republicans once they are back in power) to fend for themselves in a world dominated by wealthy corporate interests who relentlessly endeavor to mold government into something ineffectual that can be manipulated by them.

It is just another well argued bad idea in a seemingly endless stream of propaganda generated by the conservative right that seeks to improve the circumstances of the wealthy at the expense of the majority. Read More»

Who fought costly battle against Ga.’s voter ID law? Roy Barnes

In 2005, the Georgia Legislature passed the “Voter ID” Bill that requires voters, when they vote, to present photo identification of the voter.

This is a common sense requirement to protect the value of the votes of the legitimate folks. When non-qualified people vote (dead or alive), or when qualified people vote multiple times, the votes of genuine Georgia voters are cancelled. That’s us. Read More»

Remembering the homeless shelter

In seventh and eighth grade, I was completely infatuated by this beautiful young lady named Melissa. She had it all with angelic features, a warm personality and a sincerity that I adored.

Melissa and I were in the same school and attended the same church, Embry Hills United Methodist Church in DeKalb County. Read More»

Our ‘sacred lands’: One requires a little history for complete picture

When I was a young boy, we used to go to the local theater every Saturday to watch cowboy and Indian movies. Those “savages” were always the bad people, killing people that were heading westward on wagon trains. In those years, I had also heard the term “Indian giver,” but rarely gave any thought to its true meaning: Native Americans, on a routine basis, were tricked into surrendering their valuable “untitled” real estate, for trivial items of low value. Read More»

PTC Presbyterian youth will receive Eagle Scout Award

Jackson Cole Frawley of Peachtree City

Jackson Cole Frawley of Peachtree City, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Peachtree City, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

Frawley will be recognized in ceremonies this fall at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City.

A member of Flint River Council Troop 211, Frawley is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Jeff Roberts. Read More»

Order Greek appetizers now for holiday entertaining

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) will hold 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.

Also featured this year are Kourambiethes (a rich, buttery cookie topped with powered sugar) for $15 per dozen. Read More»

Yarbrough birth

Chris and Laura (Saheim) Yarbrough of Kennesaw announce the birth of their son, Benjamin James Yarbrough, at 8:04 p.m. on June 1, 2010 at Kennestone Hospital in Kennesaw. Benjamin weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. and was 18.5 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Renee Saheim of Peachtree City and Tim and Cathy Prater of Locust Grove.

PTC Council to meet Oct. 5 for 'brainstorming' session

Brainstorming at a Peachtree City Council meeting? That’s the official designation of the 6:30 p.m. meeting this Tuesday (Oct. 5) in the City Hall council chambers, and you’re invited. Read More»

PTC Police urge caution to avoid deer collisions

With fall’s cooler temperatures in October comes a separate unwanted phenomenon: a rise in deer-related automobile crashes — yes, even in Peachtree City.

Peachtree City police are reminding motorists that deer are more active due to mating and hunting seasons from now to December, so caution should be used while driving ... particularly during the hours just before sunrise and just after sunset. Read More»

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