Peachtree City

Federal grand jury indicts PTC man for bilking 90 investors out of $15.8 million

DALLAS – U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas announced a federal grand jury indictment was returned charging Eldon A. Gresham, Jr., of Peachtree City, Ga., with 10 counts of mail fraud concerning a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) scam. Read More»

Margaret Peggy Auxier, age 48 of Peachtree City

Margaret Peggy Auxier, age 48 of Peachtree City

Mrs. Margaret Peggy Auxier, age 48 of Peachtree City, Georgia, passed away at her residence on September 11, 2010 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.  She was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on February 17, 1962, the daughter of Dr. John W. Merrick and Carol Hough Merrick.  Read More»

Samuel R. Phillips, 95, of Peachtree City

Samuel R. Phillips, 95

 Samuel R. Phillips, 95, of Peachtree City died September 19, 2010.  Sam was born in Fairburn, GA in 1915. He received his B.S. in Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech and an advanced management degree from Harvard. He was Assistant Director of theTextile Division of Uniroyal in New York City, and then President of Latex Fiber Industries in Beaver Falls, New York, until retiring to Peachtree City in 1980.  Read More»

PTC slammed for losing Low Temp and 165 jobs

A letter to the editor in today’s paper criticizes the Peachtree City Council for defunding the city’s development authority and not taking steps to enhance the recruitment of new large-scale industry and businesses here. Read More»

Christian Singers Workshop set for Oct. 1, 2, in PTC

Atlanta Christian College will host a Christian Singers Workshop on the college’s satellite campus, 800 Commerce Dr. 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, Tenn..

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»

Kerns-Cottingham engagement

Lindsey Katherine Kerns engaged to John Babcock Cottingham

Retired Colonel and Mrs. Kevin J. Kerns of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Katherine Kerns, to John Babcock Cottingham, son of Dr. and Mrs. James A. Cottingham of Douglas, Georgia.

The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Rolla High School in Rolla, Mo. She received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech in 2005, and her master’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech in 2006. She currently works as a project manager for the Department of Defense. Read More»

Threat to liberty? Look out for PTC

We had the dubious pleasure of attending the Peachtree City Council meeting last Thursday evening, where once again we saw the tyranny of the hysterical minority win over the rights of our citizens to enjoy the privileges they have held here for years.

The Citizen reporter present at the meeting has misrepresented the actual content of the discussion and did not even mention that there were a lot of Peachtree City citizens who had voiced opposition to the proposed new leash law. Read More»

Lessons learned in Low Temp debacle?

On Aug. 11, 2010 The Citizen’s headline read, “PTC fees kill industry deal, 165 jobs.”

The article contained excerpts from a letter written by Low Temp President Ben Casey to the city explaining why he had terminated his plan to relocate his company to Peachtree City. The following excerpts stood out quite prominently:

“Due to the mounting project costs associated with the sewer, tap/impact fees, landscape requirements and overall land cost, we have determined that the project is not feasible today. Read More»

Walgreens unresponsive to PTC homeowner’s repeated letters

Below is a copy of the letter I sent to Scott Moore of United Retail Development and Brenden O’Brien of Walgreens back in July of this year.

Dear sirs, I am writing as a citizen of Peachtree City, Ga., that is concerned about your company’s plan to build a 14,000-plus-square-foot store on a site that now holds a 4,500-square-foot Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Read More»

Commission acting like Democrats

It is so discouraging to know that our local Republican elected Board of Commissioners is behaving like the activist ultra-liberals in Washington, D.C., that we have come to despise.

Is there anyone besides the developers who own the land who honestly thinks the West Fayetteville Bypass is a good idea? Please, give us a break! Read More»