Peachtree City

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»

Free screening of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' set for Friday

Bring the family out for a free movie and popcorn under the stars as we show Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen Friday, August 27 at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, sponsored by Dolce Hotels and Resorts. This event was rescheduled from the original date due to inclement weather. Read More»

Mr. Thomas Edward “Tom” Hunt, 57, formerly of Peachtree City

Mr. Thomas Edward “Tom” Hunt, age 57, of Woodbury, MN (formerly of Peachtree City) died Monday, August 23, 2010.

Mr. Hunt’s passion was information technology and was currently employed with Ecolab located in St. Paul, MN. He previously worked at Delta Air Lines for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Deborah Hunt; children Tommy Hunt of Tuscaloosa, AL and Michelle Hunt of Woodbury, MN; sister, Kathy Strobel and her husband Mark of Tyrone; brothers Jerry Hunt of Wayne, MI; Daniel Hunt and his wife Linda of Sharpsburg; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Man indicted for pointing pellet gun

A Locust Grove man was indicted last week for pointing an air pellet gun at four people during a May altercation at the Taco Bell in Peachtree City.

Jermal Thomas, 17, of Kings Cove, Locust Grove, is charged with four felony counts of aggravated assualt in connection with the incident.

The incident occurred May 8 and Thomas was on a golf cart at the time, police said. The dispute involved people who had congregated on the outdoor patio area of the restaurant, police said.

The charges were filed in part because Thomas portrayed the air pellet gun to be a real handgun, police said.

Two indicted for PTC auto break-ins

Two men have been indicted for breaking into three autos in Peachtree City Feb. 16.

Police arrested Andre Quincy Axam, 28, of Blanton Avenue, Atlanta, and Demarco Gonzalez McDonald, 19, of Skyline Drive, College Park in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Chick-fil-A after an alert citizen witnessed them enter an auto at the Mellow Mushroom and called 911.

The duo is accused of entering a Ford pickup truck parked at Mellow Mushroom, a 2008 Ford Expedition parked at the Smokey Bones restaurant and a 2002 Cadillac Escalade parked at World Gym on Commerce Drive. Read More»

PTC celltower ordinance back to drawing board

Staff to look at allowing new towers in commercial, office zoning

With yet more input on the latest tweaks to proposed rules for new celltowers in Peachtree City, the City Council Thursday night tabled the matter for a second time.

Council also extended the city’s moratorium on new celltower applications while the ordinance is being hammered out. The hope is the final version of the regulations can be presented at the first council meeting in October. Read More»

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