Peachtree City

Leash law solves nonexistent problem

Eternal vigilance: This truly is the price we pay for democracy. Under the impression the City Council had put to rest any proposal for a new law concerning the control of dogs, my wife and I departed for England where unleashed dogs are practically invited to sit at the restaurant table for Sunday roast. Lo and behold, we were shocked to find that the new ordinance had not only not been placed in trash, but had been considered and passed unanimously by our “conservative Republican” City Council. Read More»

Councilwoman Learnard: The rest of the story about Low Temp

Months after Low Temp decided not to pursue a move to Peachtree City, misunderstandings still abound. This is to highlight the process that takes place when an industry such as Low Temp considers relocating to a community.

Low Temp Industries is a privately held, third generation manufacturing company currently located in Clayton County. Because they are interested in possibly expanding and relocating, company officials have been looking at several communities in multiple counties over a period of years. Read More»

PTC Council curtails 50-year privilege without any offer of proof

It was a remarkable contrast to watch the mayor and all four council members curtail a unique 50-year PTC liberty without presenting any compelling facts or trends about the scope or seriousness of the dog control issue (and how their proposal would impact it), then immediately watch a fact-filled briefing with carefully compiled slides of quantitative measures about ... garbage pickup. Read More»

Gas cart ban undermines PTC allure

Mayor and council, I’ve written in the past stating the benefits of the gas-powered golf cart. I also mentioned that I felt it undermined a right of mine to make safer, smarter purchases for my family if the ban were to go into effect. Read More»

Attend HOA seminar at City Hall

The PTC Civic Association is cosponsoring a 2010 PTC Neighborhood Empowerment Seminar with the community law firm Weissman, Nowack, Curry and Wilco this Saturday, Oct. 2.

The city of Peachtree City is hosting the event from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall.

The seminar is geared towards helping neighborhoods in the city be more effective maintaining their property values, organizing and communicating with each other and the city, and promoting their collective voice through collaboration with the PTC Civic Association (PTCCA). Read More»

Drum beats for the dragon boats on Lake Peachtree

Dragon boats race on Lake Peachtree Sept. 25, 2010.

The weather was warm and skies were picture perfect Saturday at Drake Field in Peachtree City as teams from local companies, organizations and governments took to the waters of Lake Peachtree for the 4th Annual Dragon Boat Races, with two of the competing boats shown above. Both teams from Falcon Aviation Academy took home top honors as overall first and second place finishers. Complete with fun, food and excitement for the whole family, the annual event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Reader: ‘I trust news from The Citizen, but not political opinions’

As a five-year citizen of Peachtree City, I frequently read your newspaper both in print form (usually on the front porch, Saturday morning while enjoying coffee) or online. I find your newspaper to be an excellent source for local news. When I hear of something happening I immediately go online to Thecitizen.com to verify the information, and I have confidence that your information is accurate. In fact, I can’t think of any major mistakes your newspaper made in the years I’ve been reading it. Read More»

Christian Singers Workshop, Cabaret is this weekend in PTC

Atlanta Christian College will host a Christian Singers Workshop on its satellite campus in Peachtree City Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2. Keynote speaker will be Sandra Dudley, assistant professor of commercial voice at Belmont University in Nashville.

Created to meet a need helping singers learn updated vocal techniques, the workshop focuses on singing skills used in praise and worship, inspirational, adult contemporary, gospel and pop styles. Read More»

COS will hold clinics, bless the animals this weekend

Christ Our Shepherd ’s Pastor Miriam Beecher blesses Carol Westbrook’s cat at last year’s Blessing of the Animals. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer two clinics this Saturday, Oct. 2. Flu shots will be administered from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church. The cost is $25.

An Identity Theft Educational Seminar will be offered at 10 a.m., sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. During this free 50-minute seminar participants will learn self-protection practices and steps to take if they are victimized. Call 770-487-8717 to secure a place at either clinic. Read More»

Pine straw fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 16

It’s time for fall landscaping. Boy Scout Troop 279, sponsored by Holy Trinity in Peachtree City, is accepting orders for its Oct. 16 Pine Straw Fundraiser, just in time for fall landscaping projects. The cost per bale is $3 if you pick up your order, $3.50 per bale if the troop delivers it, within the Peachtree City limits. The pine straw bales will be available for pickup at McIntosh High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. The troop will drop off orders for delivery between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. that same day. Read More»

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