Peachtree City

PTC police get safety grant

The Peachtree City Police Department announced that it has been awarded a traffic enforcement grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.

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800 students get an up-close view of NWS

Meteorologist Lauran Belanger explains air pressure and cloud formation to the kids. She pumped air into a bottle containing water and vinegar, and then popped it off the lid, creating vapor to simulate clouds. Photo/Bethan Adams.

“I see the sun,” first-grader at Hogansville Elementary Ariah Hardy said, gasping and laughing as she clapped her hands at the solar scope view. “It’s round, and yellow.”

She was one of the estimated 800 schoolchildren and their parents who toured the National Weather Service (NWS) in Peachtree City, the only forecast office in Georgia, this past Saturday.

During Saturday’s event, children walked around stations inside and outside the NWS building, learning about air pressure, flooding in Georgia, weather balloons, tornado safety, lightning storms and survival kits. Read More»

PTC cops issue traffic alert for Robinson Rd./Crosstown Rd. area

Peachtree City Police at 10:15 a.m. Thursday issued a traffic alert advising motorists that a gas line rupture has been reported in the area of Tapestry Trace in the vicinity of Robinson Road and Crosstown Road.

PTC OKs 1st step to annex personal care home

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 gave approval to initiate the annexation process for the Heritage of Peachtree City personal care apartments on the city’s east side to rescue the facility from its failing septic tank system.

The 3.52-acre property is situated between Ga. Highway 54 and Sumner Road. Located in unincorporated Fayette County, the property is zoned community commercial.

Owned by HCRIX Royal LLC, the site consists of 49 personal care apartments and is accessed by a driveway off Hwy. 54. Read More»

Harry Shaver, 70, Peachtree City

Harry “Butch” Shaver, 70, Peachtree City, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wanda; son Eric (Suzana); daughter Tracy (Johnathan) Utecht; and grandchildren Peyton & Sophia.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 10, 2014 at  10 a.m.  at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Tryone. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City, Ga.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer vigil beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Read More»

COS will host Oct. women’s retreat in PTC

Christ Our Shepherd women’s retreat planning team (L-R), Carol Jensen-Linton, Eileen Conrad, Sue Kunig, Carlyn Nankervis, Carol McGee. Photo/Special

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will sponsor a Women’s Retreat on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the church, 101 N. Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree City. All women are invited. The theme is “Finding Balance.”

Planning team member Carol Jensen-Linton says, “The women will connect with one another as they learn how to deal with the ‘too much to do’ battles they face.”

Pre-registration is encouraged. The cost is $25 and covers food, workbook, programming materials, and childcare. Contact the church office for details, 770-487-8717.

New PTC pay plan: How to pay for it?

City employees line the meeting room wall prior to the City Council 3-to-2 vote to raise their pay Oct. 2. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 by a 3-2 vote adopted the provisions of the recent classification and compensation study at a cost of more than $900,000. Read More»

The PTC pay raise and the 35% lie

Last Thursday’s actions and vote by the Peachtree City Council reflect yield to the pressure of the self-serving and money-grabbing interest of the city’s employees.

During that meeting, the behavior of a boisterous and intimidating self-serving audience, representing but a minute fraction of PTC’s residents overcame reason and reality.

I do not believe the PTC Council to be ill-intended in serving the city and its residents vs. the interest of a small portion of self-serving; hence I conclude their vote represents a yield to a well-orchestrated pressure. Read More»

Brown: The story of one woman’s remarkable victory

Recently, I twice had the opportunity to spend time with local citizens to discuss how they could get involved in local government and make a difference. Both times, I brought up Kathy Cheney.

Kathy Cheney died on Aug. 10, 2014. We are all better off because she lived. Read More»

Another hero is gone: Farewell to the colonel

Words do not flow as in prose at such times as these. Rather, my thoughts fall from my mind in random shapes and sizes that must combine as a picture puzzle, but all I see right now is broken.

Peachtree City and the United States lost another hero last week to the wars in Iraq. Out of respect to his wife left behind, I’ll not identify this man here but those who knew him know of whom I write. Read More»