Peachtree City

PTC Swoozie's part of nationwide shutdown

Peachtree City chain specialty shop Swoozie’s, located at The Avenue shopping center, is going out of business along with the company's 42 other locations across the U.S. The niche retailer specialized in unique presents, paper, printing and personalization. Read More»

PTC residents, watch for discolored tap water as fire hydrants are tested

Officials say to run the faucet a few minutes until water clears

Beginning April 1st and running through June 30th, the Peachtree City Fire Department will be testing all of the public fire hydrants in the city. Read More»

Kids 'R' Kids of North Peachtree City honors long term employees

In the back row are Patty Mattison, Angel Kirby, Steve Webb, Debbie Webb, Vickie Warren, Nancy Keuler, and Cherea Dixon. In the front row are Brooke Ramsey, Shannon Shirah, Rebecca Albright, and Jennifer Doubrava.

Kids ‘R’ Kids of North Peachtree City, 10 Lexington Pass, recently celebrated 10 years of providing excellence in Infant / Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-kindergarten education to our community. Kids ‘R’ Kids of North Peachtree City is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited school. This accreditation extends to all preschool and school age programs. Owners, Debbie and Steve Webb, want to recognize those employees who have achieved five years or more of service with their school. Read More»

Thurman D. York, 75, a pioneer in Peachtree City

Thurman D. York, 75, a resident of Tyrone, formerly of Peachtree City, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010.

Thurman was born in Skiatook, OK on July 14, 1934, the son of Clifford R. and Beatrice Harrington York. He was the fifth child of six children. The family moved to California when he was a young boy. While living there, he married Dorothy Ann Piggott.

He was a Navy-Korean veteran, where he was supervisor of the machine shop on the USS Bolster and the USS Delta. In 1967 he was transferred with Westinghouse to Peachtree City, GA where he opened the golf cart manufacturing plant. Read More»

Imker’s plan to balance PTC budget: pension changes, staff furloughs, sales tax

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker

‘What makes government employees so special [that] they are immune to what’s going on around us whereas commercial businesses are not?’ Read More»

Authentic processional

Parishioner Doug Abrams and “Monty” the donkey listen to instructions about their parts for the procession.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City celebrated Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week last Sunday with a processional commemorating the arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. Parishioner Doug Abrams and “Monty” the donkey listened to instructions about their parts just before the procession began. All Saints is at 225 South Peachtree Parkway. Photo/Special.

‘Dump bags’ help wounded soldiers during recuperation

Judy Cable, Mary Dewerff and Joe Destefani (from left) display a “Dump Bag” designed for recuperating soldiers returning home from the war on terror. Photo/John Munford.

Local group hoping for funds to make more bags at request of PTC’s Lt. Dan Berschinski

Mary Dewerff of Peachtree City didn’t intend for her neighborly deed to turn into such a big production. Read More»

Tyndall-Leverette

Emily Anne Tyndall engaged to Andrew Nathanael Leverette

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Scott Tyndall of Peachtree City announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Anne, to Andrew Nathanael Leverette, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eugene Leverette of Unionville, Tenn. Read More»

Imker: Just straight talk on PTC budget

Peachtree City has about a $25 million annual budget. Of this, $12 million is for police and fire/EMS, $3 million for public works, $4 million for recreation (including library) and $4 million for everything else (finance/purchasing, engineering, planning, zoning, code enforcement, court, IT, public relations, HR, etc.) Please excuse the rough numbers as they are for discussion purposes only.

Some of you just added those numbers up, and it only came to $23 million. The rest is debt payment. Read More»

Wherever ‘Little House on the Prairie’ went, we need to go back

What happened to “Little House on the Prairie”?

In the mid 1980s it was in the top 10 list of most watched programs. Today, it has been replaced in popularity by “Desperate Housewives.”

This is so symptomatic of our times. It seems we are focused to ensure everyone is special, no one is to blame, and when times get tough enough someone will be there to bail you out. Are these the qualities we want to embrace for our future?

Forget Wisteria Lane, Walnut Grove is looking better by the minute. Read More»