Peachtree City

Ronald Baran, 60

Ronald Baran, 60, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 17, 2014, in his home in Peachtree City, Ga.

Ron was born in Highland Park, Mich. to Michael and Anne Baran. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 1976. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and went on to have a successful career as a pilot with Delta Air Lines. Read More»

Flash run to state title

The team lines up at the start of the state preview meet in Peachtree City a couple of weeks ago. They finished first in this meet. From left are Audra Daniel, Melanie Hargrove, Anna Marie Pakulski, Allie Walker, Avery Giffen, Olivia Gibson, Megan Dobso, Zoe Smith, Brianna Brown, Kaylea Fox, Abby Murray, Amy Bragg, Paris Alsup and Nia Blount. Photo/Sherri Smith Brown.

PTC Flash runners win state championship, compete at regionals

The Peachtree City Flash running team won last weekend’s 11-12 girls USATF state championship and is competing this weekend at regionals in Myrtle Beach. Based on their performance there, the squad could be going back to Myrtle Beach in December for the USATF National Junior Olympics. The runners are students at Booth, Whitewater and Rising Starr middle schools so the future looks bright for high school cross-country in the county.

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Huddleston fifth-grader creates app

(L-R) Huddleston technology specialist Lisa Dobbs, app creator Dominic Tigue and Principal Heidi Pfannenstiel show off the school’s newly launched app. Photo/Submitted.

Everything you need to know about Huddleston Elementary is now in the palm of your hand, thanks to a free mobile app created by one of the school’s students.

Fifth-grader Dominic Tigue began working on the Huddleston app last spring. When the app was ready, he wrote a letter to principal Heidi Pfannenstiel requesting to meet with her.

“He shared with me that he had created a Huddleston app with the support of his father, coding and all. This young entrepreneur set our vision for the app,” says Pfannenstiel. Read More»

PTC council, citizens have their say on salary study

A discussion over the pay and classification study recently adopted by the Peachtree City Council and requested by Councilwoman Kim Learnard was held at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting. The discussion was largely one where Councilman Eric imker gave his perspective on the study results and where a number of residents expressed their opinions pro and con.

For her part, Learnard’s comments were brief, saying that she had asked City Manager Jim Pennington to respond to several questions she posed.

“He did a prompt and professional job,” Learnard said of Pennington’s response to her request. Read More»

PTC to piggyback on county's dredging bid

City's decision on dredging will come after the cost is known

It did not take long for the Peachtree City Council at the Nov. 20 meeting to agree to have potential areas for dredging included in Fayette County’s bid for upcoming dredging work on Lake Peachtree. Read More»

PTC cops: Missing teen located unharmed in Miss.

Peachtree City Police area searching for Michael Robinson, last seen on Nov. 18. Photo/Submitted.

Update: 9:45 p.m. - Peachtree City Police announced that Michael Robinson was located unharmed in Mississippi. No foul play is suspected at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Peachtree City Police are looking for a 17-year-old last seen on Nov. 18. Michael David Robinson was last seen in the Crosstown Drive area.

Department spokesman Mark Brown said 17-year-old Michael David Robinson was last seen on Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m. on Cherry Hollow near Crosstown Drive in Peachtree City. Read More»

Pennington faces PTC pay hike questions at Nov. 20 meeting

Peachtree City Manager James Pennington at a Nov. 6, 2014 council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Councilwoman Kim Learnard seeks answers; pension costs are disputed
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Question: Why dredge? And why now for Lake Peachtree?

City-provided map showing proposed dredging zones in Lake Peachtree.

Even though no compelling reason for Peachtree City spending up to $1.3 million to dredge large portions of what was Lake Peachtree has been offered to the public, the City Council will decide this week whether to green-light the digging — and the expenditure.

The $1.3 million is equivalent to three-quarters of a mill in the city property tax rate, and it’s not included in the recently adopted city budget. One mill in the Peachtree City property tax rate produces $1.725 million in revenue. Read More»

COS plans chili supper, worship Thanksgiving Eve

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites all to the annual Thanksgiving Eve Chili Supper and worship service on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Chili chefs will compete for awards in several categories at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, and worship will follow at 7 p.m.

Worship will feature three lay speakers, Pat Rach, Brad Jubin, and Stefan Welch (via videotape). There is no charge.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.

Thomas Matthew Tamblyn, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City

Thomas Matthew Tamblyn, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away November 10, 2014. Read More»

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