Fayette County

Holy Carp!

Holy Carp!

Blaise McCord, 16, of Peachtree City caught this whopper of a grass carp in a local pond in the city a few days ago. A member of the Bass Fishing Club at McIntosh High School, McCord caught it while casually fishing in the evening hours; and yes, he released it back into the water. Photo/Special.

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary School hosted the 7th Annual Red Bird Run last month with more than 350 participants. This is one of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix Race Series.

Elementary students who were 1-mile fun run winners are (L-R, front row) Abigail Hooper (first place female), Allie Silbert (third place female), Caitlin Van Zyl (second place female). Back row: Jacob Richardson (third place male), Kyle Riesselmann (first place male), Brooks Baro (second place male). Read More»

Wigs for Kids Cut-A-Thon in PTC next Sunday

Helping to promote the hair-cutting for kids are (L-R) Elizabeth Gilbert, Sarah Shupenus and Geoffrey Gilbert. Photo/Special.

Atlanta-based NV Hair Studio and Wigs for Kids have teamed up to organize a Cut-A-Thon to promote Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization that assists children who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia and burns.

Wigs for Kids provides human hair wigs for children and assists them with their cosmetic and psychological needs.

The Cut-A-Thon will take place on Sunday, May 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at NV Hair Studio, 1301 Commerce Drive, Peachtree City. Read More»

More mowing OK’d by PTC Council

$45K includes 2 plantings at City Hall, with curb/gutter spraying

Peachtree City will spend nearly $45,000 from its ample cash reserves to beef up its mowing schedule for secondary roads, and add two “color” plantings to City Hall for the rest of the calendar year.

The additional mowing will restore the mowing frequency on secondary roads, such as Hip Pocket and Golf View, to the same levels the city used prior to the 2009 switchover to the private contractor TruGreen. That change allowed the city to save a projected $840,000 by laying off 23 public works employees as the city faced a pending budget deficit upwards of $3 million. Read More»

Gumerson is Fayette's top teacher

Aimee Gumerson.

Aimee Gumerson, a math teacher at Fayette Middle School, was announced Thursday as the 2011 Fayette County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) by Superintendent Jeff Bearden.

Keelan Seabolt and Shelly Dowse, a physics teacher at Sandy Creek High and a chemistry teacher

at McIntosh High, respectively, were the other contenders.

Gumerson thanked a long list of teachers who she said helped pave the way for her success, including her mother, grandparents, and many Fayette County educators. Read More»

Decision on fines for security system false alarms tabled by PTC Council

City Manager wants to evaluate new information before vote on ordinance

The Peachtree City Council has put the brakes, temporarily, on an ordinance to fine property owners or tenants who have more than Read More»

Imker miffed about Senate inaction

No hotel-motel tax increase costs PTC $130K this year

Peachtree City’s bid to increase the hotel-motel tax rate fell flat at the state legislature this year.

While it won approval in the House of Representatives, it was never voted on in the Senate, City Councilman Eric Imker said Thursday night. Read More»

Local CAP cadets glide over Rome, Ga. for weekend academy

Cadet MSgt Nathan Bernth earned the FAA Private Pilot Certificate, rated in gliders. Photo/Special.

Eight cadets of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol attended the CAP Glider Academy at Rome, GA over the weekend of April 2-3.  Receiving glider flights were cadets Daniel Schulz, Nathan Bernth, Cole Davis from Peachtree City; Cadets Michael Alexander and Jairus Swint of Fayetteville; cadets Reid Geddie and Parker McKeehan from Newnan; and Cadet Garrett Peters of Senoia.  Glider pilot instructors from the Peachtree City Squadron passing on their love of flying to the next generation were Lt. Col. Peter Schulz of Peachtree City and Capt. Read More»

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

By Randy Gaddo
Keep Peachtree Beautiful volunteer

The Keep Peachtree City Beautiful (KPTCB) program was nominated for the 2011 Green City Awards sponsored by Waste and Recycling News.
While Peachtree City’s fledgling 2-year old program didn’t win an award, it did give program coordinators an opportunity to measure their progress against other more-established programs. Read More»

Tyrone offers endless recreation opportunities for all ages this summer

When it comes to events for the whole family this spring and summer the Tyrone Recreation Dept. offers one-stop shopping. The list of recreational opportunities is practically endless and is available on the town’s website.

A sampling of the exhaustive list for adults and seniors includes line dancing, yoga, quilting, martial arts, Tai Chi, Zumba, painting and a host of camps for children.

The various offerings listed on the website outline the dates, times and any applicable fee that might apply. Read More»

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