Fayette County

Regional sales tax plan skews to costly but little used mass transit

Next year, we’ll have the choice to tack another 1¢ onto our sales tax for 10 years to fund transportation projects throughout the 10 counties of the Atlanta region. If a majority of the region’s voters approve the measure, everyone must pay the tax whether their individual county favored the measure or not. Read More»

PTC’s Mayor Haddix and ‘Two-Gun’ Crowley

Watching the City Council Meeting last Thursday night (streaming video) reminded me of a true story I read years ago about “Two Gun” Crowley. The mental disposition of “Two Gun” is a lot like our current mayor in Peachtree City, Don Haddix. The events of Crowley are found towards the beginning of one of the best personal and business relationship management books ever written called “How To Win Friends and Influence People,” Dale Carnegie, 1937. It is apparent that the mayor has never read the book. The true account of “Two Gun” Crowley is described in the book as follows: Read More»

State law clearly allows Fayette to use SPLOST for stormwater costs

The 2004 SPLOST ballot over the years has gotten a great deal of publicity for being unspecific. However, one thing that was specific was the language that appeared in it ...”a special 1 percent sales and use tax to be imposed for road, street and bridge purposes in Fayette County.”

We are now faced with an $18 million liability of bringing up our storm drains, culvert, and related items to good repair status. Certainly not the billion-dollar storm sewer task facing the city of Atlanta, but nonetheless large to us. Read More»

Stop trying to sell fur-lined gloves to PTC’s voters

Let’s imagine a situation in which a shop owner, in some far away place, asks the opinion of the employees in his glove shop in Peachtree City. He wants to know if they think fur-lined vs. unlined leather gloves will sell better here in Georgia.

There are five employees and three of the five explain that they think, because of our climate, that fur-lined gloves would not sell well. The other two feel that fur-lined is the way to go. Read More»

‘Enjoy Life Revival’ set for Aug. 14-17 at McDonough Road Baptist

The Rev. Dennis Nunn will be preaching “How to Actually Enjoy Being a Christian” in revival at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville Aug. 14-17.

Nunn is founder and president of Living the New Life Ministries in Dallas, Ga. Childcare will be provided for each service. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC will offer fitness classes this month

During the month of August, Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) will offer a number of fitness classes for people of all ages and abilities.

PiYo™ is a unique class designed to build strength and gain flexibility using pilates and yoga practice as a base. All levels welcome. PiYo started Aug. 8 and meets Mondays from 7 - 8 p.m.

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Classes started Aug. 9 and meet on Tuesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. Read More»

PTCUMC, Providence FPU classes start this weekend

Providence United Methodist Church and Peachtree City United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University,” a 13-week class, starting this weekend.

The class seeks to help individuals get out of debt and learn to manage finances. The average participant has eliminated $5,300 of debt and saved $2,300 in those 13 weeks.

The PTCUMC class meets Sundays beginning Aug. 14 from 4-6:30 p.m.

The Providence UMC class meets Wednesdays beginning Aug. 17, from 6:30– 8:30 p.m. The cost for class materials is $80, and free childcare is provided. Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist will offer Upward flag football and cheerleading

The new season of Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading begins the week of Aug. 22 at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Registration deadline is Aug. 13.

Each participant must attend one flag football evaluation or cheerleading orientation at the church. Evaluations for Kindergarten through eighth grade is either Monday, Aug. 8 or Tuesday, Aug. 9, between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., or Saturday, Aug. 13, between 9 a.m. and noon. Games begin Saturday, Sept, 10. Read More»

GriefShare starts Aug. 16 at Fayetteville First Baptist

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, Aug. 16. The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion.The program is open to people of all ages in the community and surrounding areas, whether the loss is recent or in the past. Those who have experienced the loss of a spouse, a child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend, or those who know someone who has, are encouraged to join or bring them to this new session. Read More»

New GriefShare group starting at PTCUMC Aug. 18

Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd., will begin a new GriefShare group on Thursday, Aug. 18. Sessions are open to anyone (men or women age 15 and up) who has experienced the death of friend or family. The group meets on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 308. Pre-registration is not necessary.The series of 14 weekly meetings is open to the community and involves discussions around a video curriculum and participants sharing voluntarily. The cost is $15 for the participant workbook. Scholarships are available if needed. Read More»

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