Peachtree City

Fayette schools get high student marks

Recently, Ms. Gail Onesi offered us her assessment of our school board and its performance. While I believe that everyone has different opinions and priorities that influence them, it is also important to consider the facts. The Fayette County Schools are consistently at the top of any performance measure.

This week the annual system pass rates for the CRCT were published. Again, our Fayette schools bested all metro systems (including Cobb, and Cherokee) in every grade in every subject. Read More»

Smith: Brown’s record on display, as are signs on public rights of way

I’m Jack Smith, CPA, your county commissioner, asking for your vote in the July 20 primary. I discussed my record last week and referred you to the county annual reports for more details. I stand on that record, capped by a $6 million reduction in the county budget and a $5 million increase in cash reserves in just three years. Read More»

Brown: Smith votes for roads to nowhere, mass transit for Fayette

Incumbent Commissioner Jack Smith is getting very worried. People are not going to take accusations without supporting evidence anymore.

Hard-working people in Fayette County have watched as our county-level governments have built expensive schools (some empty, others around 60 percent empty) while they cut teachers’ pay and reduced the services. Read More»

Smith ad untrue in many points

For the record, I want to say that County Commissioner Jack Smith’s bullet point in his newspaper piece about Steve Brown not being active in any civic efforts to better our community or metro Atlanta is not true. Anyone who knows Steve will tell you the same thing. Read More»

Voting for Brown like voting for Obama

I am Hollis Harris. My family and I moved to Peachtree City in March 1969. I worked for Delta Airlines at that time. I and many other airline people from Delta, Eastern, Southern and Northwest encouraged airline people to move to Peachtree City. The majority of the airline people are well educated and they got involved in the school system as the city and county grew. Read More»

Brown has facts on his side

When I moved to PTC in 2003, Mayor Brown was running for a second term. The letters in the paper from the developer crowd made me think he was not a very capable mayor, and did little right. Boy, was I wrong!

The special interest group prevailed, the mayor lost, and the city continues to suffer from it. Going forward I personally will form my own opinion by checking each candidate for their honesty and principles. Say what you mean and do what you say. The election for commissioner gives each of us a chance to check out each candidate and draw our own conclusion.

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PTC marks Fourth of July with activities on July 3

Peachtree City will host its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3. The parade will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The PTC Fire Department will hold the fire expo from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Drake Field and the fireworks will be set off at dusk. Read More»

PTC woman selected as National Guard Fire Marshall

Capt. Karen Corsetti.

The Georgia Army National Guard announced that the Army Guard’s environmental officer, Capt. Karen Corsetti, has been selected for the newly instituted position of National Guard Fire Marshall for the 14,000-member Georgia National Guard.

Capt. Karen Corsetti of Peachtree City, who currently oversees the Georgia National Guard’s Invasive Species Management program was selected for the position which will involve continuous inspection, prevention and education measures for the more than 73 National Guard armories and installations located across Georgia. Read More»

Scouts return from camp

Scouts return from camp

Boy Scout Troop 175, chartered by Peachtree City United Methodist Church, took approximately 60 boys and several adult leaders to camp at Camp Woodruff in Blairsville, Ga. Troop 175 came home with all of the awards offered by the camp and a great time was had by all. Photo/Special.

SMHS grad graduates from OCS

SMHS grad graduates from OCS

Nicholas Abelein, a 2004 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and a 2008 graduate of University of Georgia, graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) class 15-10.  Graduation was at Newport, Rhode Island on May 28.  He is currently attending Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) in Newport and will be reporting to USS O’Kane (DDG-77) homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. From left are Abelein’s father CDR Carl Abelein USN(ret), ENS Nicholas Abelein, and Abelein’s grandfather CAPT H.C. Abelein USN(ret). Photo/Special.

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