Peachtree City

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.

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»

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