Peachtree City

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.

The Campus expands by offering elementary education

The Campus expands by offering elementary education

On the heels of receiving the highest accreditation level from GAC (Georgia Accrediting Commission), The Campus, a non-traditional learning environment in Peachtree City, is expanding its impact by offering elementary education. Read More»

Fire drives 3 wedding parties out of PTC’s Wyndham hotel

While three weddings were being celebrated at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center Saturday night, a fire broke out in the sauna area near the rear of the facility, forcing a temporary evacuation while firefighters spent several hours making sure the fire was completely extinguished. Read More»

Swingin' Medallions kick off holiday weekend

Swingin' Medallions kick off holiday weekend

The Swingin’ Medaillions will be in town Friday, July 2 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. Dubbed by Lewis Grizzard as ‘The Party Band of the South’, the concert kicks off the Independence Day celebrations in Peachtree City. Read More»

Nice catch

Zach Lester and his catch from Lake Kedron. Photo/Special.

Zach Lester, 16, from Watkinsville caught a 9-pound bass out of Lake Kedron from the backyard of his grandparent's (Peachtree City residents Mike and Lynn Amos) home. According to his grandmother, Lester loves hunting and fishing and this is, by far, the biggest fish he has ever caught. Photo/Special.

New company making bid for PTC

Unnamed venture is relocation of 63-year-old production business

A new manufacturing facility that would relocate to south Peachtree City and bring 165 jobs is asking to be annexed into Peachtree City’s southern border. Read More»

Decisions to make on PTC budget

Peachtree City’s proposed $26.7 million budget will be hashed out again by the City Council Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

NOTE: The date has been corrected to reflect the actual meeting date; the previous date listed was incorrect)

Among other issues, council chiefly needs to resolve what property tax increase it will enact, if any. On this matter currently there are several trains of
thought:

• A .5 mill property tax increase, advocated by Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum. Read More»

Decisions to make on PTC budget

Peachtree City’s proposed $26.7 million budget will be hashed out again by the City Council Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

NOTE: The date has been corrected to reflect the actual meeting date; the previous date listed was incorrect)

Among other issues, council chiefly needs to resolve what property tax increase it will enact, if any. On this matter currently there are several trains of thought:

• A .5 mill property tax increase, advocated by Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum. Read More»

Lost dog needs help getting home

Alex, the whippet. Photo/Special.

For Peachtree City resident Lauren Boal, it is not so much a question of finding her lost 10 year-old whippet, it is a matter of corralling “Alex” and getting him home.

Boal, who works at Braelinn Animal Hospital, said on Thursday Alex was adopted in January and had lived with the Boal family and their greyhounds until June 13 when he (literally) jumped the fence while visiting at a friend’s house in the McIntosh Trail/Robinson Road area. Read More»