Peachtree City

Mayor should seek compromise on DAPC

As a concerned citizen of Peachtree City, I attended the City Council meeting on July 15, 2010 and was appalled at the antics I witnessed by Mayor Haddix when the council was discussing the Development Authority tasks.

Other council members tried to engage the mayor for ideas and to get specifics on what he would do with the $150,000 he wants allocated to the DAPC, but to no avail. Read More»

The MEANER Act of 2010 can save all of us

I was at a breakfast joint the other day and I ordered two eggs over medium, grits and toast. Unfortunately, the short order cook has a different definition of “over medium” than I do and when I pressed my fork into the first egg, it was extremely runny, so runny in fact that I couldn’t eat it.

I thought about returning the eggs to the waitress but she didn’t seem like she was having a good morning and seemed rather unapproachable about the subject of returning something. Read More»

Into his 2nd year, how is Obama seen now: Messiah or merely a Prince?

“Men have imagined republics and principalities that never really existed at all. Yet the way men live is so far removed from the way they ought to live that anyone who abandons what is for what should be pursues his downfall rather than his preservation; for a man who strives after goodness in all his acts is sure to come to ruin, since there are so many men who are not good.”— Machiavelli, “The Prince” Read More»

Want public transit? Start one up

Public transportation is a great idea for all those that feel a great burst of empathy in their lives.

I suggest these people form a public transportation corporation and invest their money in this effort.

It would work like this:

1. Their money in this corporation would furnish the operating equipment and the day-to-day operating revenue to furnish this service.

2. At the end of the year, investors would split the profits or they would be required to pay the shortfall in revenue to keep their empathy level operating at a high level. Read More»

Fredrick Wiese will become new senior pastor at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran

The Rev. Fredrick Wiese, wife LuAnne, daughter, Morgan, and son, Luke. Photo/Special.

Following a two-year search process, the congregation of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church has announced that the Rev. Fredrick “Fritz” Wiese will become its new senior pastor. His official “start date” at the Peachtree City church is Aug. 1, 2010, two years to the day after longtime pastor Rev. John Weber retired.

The Rev. Julian Gordy, bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will officiate in Pastor Wiese’s installation service to be held at the church on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. Read More»

Cheek-Hunt

Danielle Pamela Cheek engaged to Benjamin James Hunt

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cheek of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Pamela Cheek, to Benjamin James Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bing Hunt of Marietta.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of McIntosh High school and attended Georgia College and State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music therapy. She currently works for Music Therapy Services of Greater Atlanta as a music therapist. Read More»

Peachtree City Picnic Basket offers something for everyone

Peachtree City Picnic Basket offers something for everyone

Fresh Food with Hometown Charm! That’s the motto of the Peachtree City Picnic Basket. The newest restaurant to hit the south side of Atlanta has the look of a franchise but the charm of a “Mom & Pop” store.  Read More»

Mailbox vandals strike in PTC

With reports of damaged, destroyed and stolen mailboxes accruing in Peachtree City, police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 in hopes of cracking the case.

At least one witness has told police the offenders appeared to be teenagers and were traveling on a golf cart, perhaps using either a bat or a broom handle.

Most of the incidents have happened in the evening and early morning hours, police said. Read More»

Man arrested in PTC for Gwinnett kidnapping

Man arrested in PTC for Gwinnett kidnapping

A routine golf cart traffic stop in Peachtree City Saturday netted a man wanted in Gwinnett County for armed robbery and kidnapping, police said.

Garrett Michael Mourterot, 22, of Allen Drive, Doraville Read More»

The B-52s drop in to PTC this Saturday

The B-52s drop in to PTC this Saturday

The B-52s bring their party-music revolution to Peachtree City on Saturday, July 24 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater as part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. It has been said that the B-52s are as American as the Beach Boys, and with their thirty plus years of experience and over twenty million albums into their career, the B-52s remain among the most beloved rock stars ever. Read More»