Peachtree City

PTC Council prepares to borrow $3 million for fixups

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 18 is expected to vote on an intergovernmental agreement with the city’s Public Facilities Authority on a $3 million bond resolution designed to address a variety of issues from recreation needs to fire protection system upgrades at city buildings.

The council will also consider issues relating to sidewalks installed by developers and a percentage reduction in maintenance bonds required of developers. Read More»

Coach Rock’s new arena

Ted Knapp with his new book. Photo/Bethan Adams.

‘Bury Me with My Whistle’

Coach Ted “Rock” Knapp woke up one day in March 2008 with both ankles swollen. He ended up at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, was diagnosed 36 hours later with two terminal diseases, amyloidosis and multiple myeloma, and given six to 11 months to live.

As his health waned, Rock, who lives in Peachtree City, quietly retired from Sherwood Christian Academy in Albany, Ga., after 30 years of coaching high school football across the continent. Read More»

Ramsey’s Financial Peace University starts tonight at COS

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, corner of Peachtree Parkway and Ga. Hwy. 54 in Peachtree City, will offer Financial Peace University on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at the church, beginning Sept. 17 [tonight]. The course runs seven weeks.

More than 1.5 million families and individuals have completed FPU, which makes use of print and video materials by Dave Ramsey.

Ramsey experienced personal financial ruin some years ago, and he turned to the Bible to find a way out. Read More»

Chabad of Peachtree City announces coming events for Jewish High Holidays

Chabad of Peachtree City will kick off its celebration of the Jewish New Year with the annual Rosh Hashanah family meal on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. with the meal following at 8.

The festival of Rosh Hashanah — the name means “Head of the Year” — is observed for two days beginning Sept. 24 after sunset. Read More»

Servant Weekend at COS Lutheran starts Friday

Servant Weekend at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church includes nine events. Volunteers are needed for some while others are offered as a service to the community.

The American Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19, from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Sign up online to donate at coslutheran.org/red-cross. During the same hours flu shots will be administered at the church; the cost is $25.99, with Medicare and other insurance accepted. Contact officeadministrator@coslutheran.org for more information. Read More»

King Obama and the lapdog media

I never thought it could get this bad in our fair land, that the man elected to be the chief law enforcement officer would so flagrantly, and so often, subvert, abrogate, or ignore not only the laws of the land, but even the laws of his own making. Read More»

Plutocrats rule us

In the wake of [the recent] federal court decision finding BP and its drilling partners guilty of “gross negligence” for their part in causing the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that did so much damage to the ecology of the Gulf, I, and many other Americans, are wondering where we go from here and what penalties these companies will suffer. Read More»

Shakerag arts festival is this weekend

It’s time for the 37th annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. Hosted by the Peachtree City Recreation and Special Events Department, the festival begins Sept. 20 and continues through Sept. 21. The event is at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5p.m. on Sunday.

The Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival features a wide variety of handcrafted goods such as home decor, jewelry, accessories, garden items and much more. Read More»

Council votes to do salary study every five years

The idea of having an employee salary study in Peachtree City conducted at the discretion of the city council rather than automatically every five years did not pass muster at the Sept. 4 meeting.

Councilman Eric Imker wanted to leave the matter of the timing of future employee salary and classification studies to the council’s discretion rather than having the study conducted every five years as is currently the practice.

The idea did not fly, and with virtually no discussion the council voted unanimously to keep the studies on an every five-year basis. Read More»

Frank Clegg, 79, of Peachtree City

Frank Clegg

Mr. Frank Clegg, 79, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

He was born in Rochdale, England on August 2, 1935 to Bertram and Elizabeth Clegg, whom preceded him in death.

In 1964 he moved to the United States and settled in the Atlanta area. He worked for The Coca-Cola Company as a Project Manager/Engineer until he retired in 2000. Read More»

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