Peachtree City

PTC’s McIntosh H.S. 16th best in Ga., 469th in U.S.

McIntosh High School in Peachtree City is ranked No. 469 in the nation and No. 16 in Georgia in U.S. News and World Report’s listing of the 2014 Best High Schools in the United States.

McIntosh was the only Fayette school to be named in the top 2,000 high schools nationally.

In the Georgia high school rankings, McIntosh was No. 16 in the top 51 schools that were ranked. McIntosh had a 17:1 student/teacher ratio last year, with 48.2 percent of students above the average in college readiness. Read More»

PTC may dredge up more lake costs

The dredging of Lake Peachtree by Fayette County is expected to begin in January. But there may be additional dredging needed in other areas of the lake. Those areas identified for possible dredging and the estimated cost of $400,000 to $1.35 million will be discussed at the Nov. 6 meeting of the Peachtree City Council. Read More»

PTC Council eyes extension of multi-family moratorium

The Peachtree City Council on Nov. 6 will consider action on the multi-family rezoning moratorium that has been in effect since 1999. Senior Planner David Rast is recommending that the council continue the moratorium.

The council in 1999 adopted the moratorium that expires annually. Rast recommended in an Oct. 31 letter that the council reaffirm the moratorium that expires this month and pertains to apartments, townhouses, duplexes, condominiums and assisted living facilities. Read More»

Chomping for chili

Chomping for chili

It was a chilly day but it was just right for a cup of hot chili. Ten-year-old Cayleigh Fitzsimmons (L) and her 7-year-old sister Chloe, of Peachtree City, joined a host of others Nov. 1 for the annual Civitan Great Chili Challenge held at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Pennington fires back at pay raise critics

Peachtree City Manager James Pennington. File photo.

Employee benefits and future pension costs were indeed figured into the pay raise plan adopted in September, City Manager Jim Pennington said Read More»

COS youth to host dinner, auction Sat.

Middle school and high school youth at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invite everyone to their annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction this Saturday, Nov. 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

The youth help prepare and serve the spaghetti, salad, bread, and dessert.

The Silent Auction will feature donated and unique hand-crafted items.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Call 770-487-8717 to purchase in advance. Read More»

Legacy’s Team Holland performs its own version of extreme makeover

Team Holland members: Standing on the roof (L-R),  Hank Lane, Evan Huelfer, Jeff Serbun. Sitting on the roof (L-R),  Jeff Angelo and Greg Creighton. Below (L-R),  Holl Huelfer, Lisa Champlin, Kelly Green, Leah Holland, Cindy Holland, Michelle Serbun,  Erinn Angelo, Kara Lane, and Dave Yeager. Photo/Special.

By Evan Huelfer

Special to The Citizen

In the summer of 2012, school teacher Cindy Holland suddenly lost her husband to pancreatic cancer and faced a myriad of home repair issues. Hank and Kara Lane organized a small group from Legacy Christian Church and a circle of friends to help put a much needed new roof on Holland’s house.

The mission became known as “Team Holland.” Hank, with help from Greg Creighton, assembled a group of men to remove the existing roof and replace it with a new one — all in a three day period. Read More»

Women of Faith live simulcast starts this Friday

Members of Peachtree City Christian Church Women’s Ministry are busy preparing for hundreds of women in the surrounding area to attend the Women Of Faith – Survival to Revival 2014 Live Simulcast this Friday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the church, 500 Kedron Dr., Peachtree City.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at or in the church office.

The doors will open an hour early and Roly Poly will provide box lunches for $7. Read More»

Healing Bridge Clinic hosts banquetto raise awareness, honor visionary

Andy and Shannon Steele (facing camera) speak with Dr. Jeffrey Metts, chief of medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center and Dr. Rama Rao, gynecologic oncology surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Steele is the director of the Quality of Life at Cancer Treatment Centers of American in Newnan. Photo/Special.

The Healing Bridge Clinic in Peachtree City recently hosted an awareness banquet at First Presbyterian Church PTC to inform those attending about its ministry. The evening included live music, photos, and a meal. The banquet honored Ms. Ruth McCammon whose original vision led to the formation of the clinic.

The Healing Bridge Clinic exists to serve the uninsured and underinsured of Fayette, Coweta, and South Fulton Counties with quality, professional medical care. Its staff provides free routine, non-emergency medical and nursing care normally provided at family practice centers. Read More»



The Starr’s Mill Varsity Competition Cheerleading team won first place and Grand Champions in the 5-A Division at the Northgate Cheer Classic October 25. Pictured above are  first row (from L to R) Abby Oat, Paige Berkey, Ashley Evert, Tracey Riley, Hannah Willis, Taylor Haney, Christina Deraney.  Second Row (from L to R) Alexandria Thomas, Emily Herrmann, Sydney Mayson, Olivia Phillips, Brenna Elliott, Claire Nicola, Chloe Griffith, Maudianna Cicalese.  Back Row (from L to R) Coach Emily Woodward, Kensley Hanie, Baylee Smith, Mary Lou Masters, Coach Mandy Ratliff and Coach Todd Saye. Read More»

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