Peachtree City

Lessons I learned in school

So much talk about Common Core and the academic progress of students. It sounds like we are now thrust into teaching kids toward “the test,” whatever the test of the day is.

Thinking back to the highlights of my education, I wrote down the first thing that popped into my head for each grade. Oddly enough, the academic points didn’t score high for even one year. Read More»

Trivia time

Trivia time

Trivia Fridays are back at the Fayette Senior Center. Anywhere from 16 to 20 players are on hand at 1:30 p.m. to try their luck at answering all 24 questions each week. There are no prizes, except bragging rights.. Standing is Linda Abbott, who provides the worldwide provocative questions. From left M. T. Allen, Mary Minicucci, and Glen Allen. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Bret Michaels to rock The Fred

Bret Michaels to rock The Fred

Bret Michaels will be rolling into Peachtree City on Sept. 6 when he brings his 2014 “Let’s Rock” tour to The Fred Brown Amphitheater.

Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as being a devoted philanthropist, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans.

He was born in the small town of Butler, Pa. March 15, 1963. Read More»

Free screening of 'Rio 2' is Saturday night

Free screening of 'Rio 2' is Saturday night

Bring the family and join everyone for a freeoutdoor movie, “Rio 2”on a giant 36-foot screen at Drake Field, just to the left of the Peachtree City Library.

The movie is open to the public and begins at dark. Arrive early to enjoy the pre-show music and activities.

Concessions are available, but feel free to bring your picnic baskets and coolers. Alcohol is not permitted. The movie is presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Read More»

Charter Bank to close PTC office

This office is set to close in September. Photo/Ben Nelms

It has been more than five years since West Point-based Charter Bank opened an office in Fayette County. But that office located in Peachtree City is set to close in late September.

Regional president Ashley Schubert in a recent letter to customers said Charter has determined that maintaining a retail branch office in Peachtree City is not economically feasible, adding that Charter will exit the Fayette County market on Sept. 26. Read More»

Olympic hero talks to Rotary

Olympic hero talks to Rotary

Peachtree City is home to a lot of famous people. Ralph Boston is one such celebrity. In 1961, Ralph broke the long-jump world record that had been held by Jesse Owens for 25 years. He was the first human to jump over 27 feet.He won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rome. He followed up with Silver and Bronze medals in the 1964 and 1968 Olympics respectively before retiring. Read More»

PTC Council: ‘No’ to major westside changes

By JOHN THOMPSON
jthompson@TheCitizen.com

Peachtree City’s biggest residential development in years is coming under intense scrutiny from the City Council.

During Thursday’s City Council meeting, the council tabled the developer’s request for major text amendment changes to the city’s LUR-14 Limited Use Residential zoning ordinance. Read More»

Imker PTC budget bomb stuns staff

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker gives his spreadsheet presentation of the new budget proposal at the Aug. 21 council meeting. Photo/John Thompson.
No tax hike, but now what? Mayor Fleisch charges she was blindsided; Imker says city staff had been notified, offers detailed defense

Enjoy piano recital, gospel music at COS this week

Pam Martin

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites everyone to two events this week.

Pamela Martin will play a piano recital on Thurs., Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the church. Admission is free.

A former resident of Peachtree City, Martin maintained a piano studio for more than a decade.

The recital includes works by Mozart, Grieg, Shubert, and Mompou. Martin has been invited to present this recital at Agnes Scott College in September. Read More»

New adult Bible studies will begin Sept. 7 at PTCUMC

Registration is underway for new Adult Bible Study classes offered at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City. Everyone is invited to sign up for one or more classes.

Short Term Bible Studies include:

• Fresh Encounter, classes begin Sept. 9 and continue each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Book cost: $13.

• Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent, classes begin: Sept. 10 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Cost: none.

• Daniel by Beth Moore, Classes begin Sept. 16 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Book cost: $19. Read More»

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