Peachtree City

PTC cops light up the night to help needy kids

PTC cops light up the night to help needy kids

Peachtree City police officers and CERT team members were out in force at Walmart Nov. 28 for the annual “Light up the Night” toy drive to help ensure that local families in need can have a happy Christmas. Pictured, from left, are Capt. Stan Pye and CERT team members Jim Hamrick, Arline Cuebas and Gary Conlon. The group will be back at Walmart on Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12 from 5-9 p.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC sees slight uptick in serious crimes

File photo of parked Peachtree City police car by Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City enjoys one of the lowest crime rates for cities its size in Georgia. Information supplied by the Peachtree City Police Department through October shows a slight increase in serious crimes over the same period in 2013. Read More»

Camping out for Black Friday bargains

Camping out for Black Friday bargains

By the time Best Buy in Peachtree City opened at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day there were plenty of people in line and waiting for a Christmas bargain. Jonesboro resident Van Smith (right) was first in line, having arrived at 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Following Smith at 10:30 p.m. was Mick Jarvis (in the red jacket) and his parents Dell and Jackie of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Councilman King: ‘My perspective on PTC pay raise’

Now that Peachtree City Council members have had more than ample opportunity to get answers to probing questions on the pay raise study, and now that Council is moving on to other matters, I would like to share my perspective.

To those unhappy with my vote on the pay study and pay raise issue; I have heard your disagreement clearly. I have also heard from roughly an equal number in support of my vote. The troubling part to me is that misconceptions and wrong assumptions linger. While every one of us is entitled to our opinion, none of us are entitled to create our own facts. Read More»

‘Connect seniors to cart path system’

It was wonderful to read in recent editions of The Citizen about the joint move by Fayette County elected officials, school students and school staff to speed up development of a golf cart path for the three-school Starr’s Mill complex just outside Peachtree City’s southern limits. A news story in the Sept. 10 edition described the project in some detail, and a more recent report told of the Fayette County Board of Education being briefed about the matter. Read More»

A moral alternative to ‘dying with dignity’

“Dying with Dignity” is the latest cause célebre of the progressive, evolutionist set, whereby we set aside centuries of ignorance and appropriate for ourselves the right to determine when and how we die when faced with a terminal disease/diagnosis.

I have a different proposition: how about we all agree that killing a human person is not the solution for our problems? Whether that person be a new one in the womb, a guilty one on death row, or an ill one with perhaps 6 months left to live (or more, who really knows). Read More»

Secure border first; reforms come later

Open letter to Congressman Westmoreland:

As a lifetime conservative Republican, I am writing to question your actions and those of the majority House about illegal immigration.

As you are aware, Americans across the political spectrum have plainly rejected the idea of amnesty for illegals going back to 2007. This strong majority opinion remains as high or higher now than in 2007.

My question to you, sir, is, “Why is immigration reform (which is badly needed), tied to U.S. border security?”

They are two completely separate issues which should be handled independently. Read More»

Betty O'Brien, 89, of Peachtree City

Betty O'Brien

Mrs. Betty O'Brien, 89, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on November 29, 2014 after a short illness.

A native of Milford, Conn. she moved to Peachtree City in 1979. She was a member of St. Andrews in-the-Pines Episcopal Church where she was very active in her church life and activities, and made vestments for the priest. She was also very active in the Girls and Boy Scouts.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Edgar OíBrien. Read More»

Lawrence E. Day, PhD, of Peachtree City

Lawrence E. Day, PhD, died peacefully in his home in Peachtree City, Ga. on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

He was born February 12, 1933 in Findlay, Ohio, the son of Paul and Mary Day, both deceased.

He is survived by his wife Darlene (Litton), son Mark (wife Kathie), daughter Betsy (husband Doug Brainard) and son Peter. There are also nine grandchildren. Read More»

Pet fees reduced

Fayette Humane Society reduced pet adoption fees to $25 throughout December for all cats over six months of age, and for kittens under six months of age when adopted with a second kitten at full price.

Discounted fees will also be offered for select dogs during December. Pet adoptions occur at the Peachtree City PetSmart store every Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Visit www.fayettehumane.org for more information.

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