Fayette County

Medicare and you - Mobility Scooters

We’ve all seen the TV commercials “I got this scooter from Medicare and it didn’t cost me one red cent….” Maybe you have gotten a phone call saying “Our mobility specialist will be in your area next week, and he would like to arrange for you to get a free scooter…”

So, is the Medicare program really giving out “free scooters” to beneficiaries? Well, of course not. But when a mobility scooter is medically necessary it is a covered item. Here is a brief guide to help you understand the guidelines Medicare uses to decide if a scooter is medically necessary for you. Read More»

Tis' the season for dry eye

By John L. Henahan,
OD, FAAO
Special to The Citizen

Winter is the season for celebration. The joy of Christmas trees, stockings and fires crackling in the hearth make the season bright. Unfortunately for many people, the colder weather and drier air also leads to a flare up in their dry eye symptoms, according to Dr. John L Henahan at Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City.

The good news is that the treatment options for dry eye continue to evolve. Read More»

Three years of incredible pain and now it's gone

Deanna Williams is a resident of Peachtree City and a patient of Dr. Earl Snyder at Outcome Medical of Georgia. Like many people who have suffered chronic pain, she has tried many different doctors and has had many different types of procedures performed on her from spinal adjustments to epidurals, sacroiliac joint steroid injections, medial branch injections, and radio frequency ablation in an effort to find a solution for her pain. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: I keep hearing about the benefits of HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Can you tell me specifically what it is and the benefits of doing it? Read More»

PTC police start 'Light Up The Night' toy drives

PTC police start 'Light Up The Night' toy drives

The Peachtree City Police Department is holding its 2nd Annual Light Up the Night toy drive beginning on Nov. 26, 2010 in the parking lot of the Peachtree City Walmart, according to Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark.

Future dates include: Walmart on Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, 2010; Target on Dec. 2, 9, and 10, 2010; and Braelinn Kroger on Dec. 8 and 15, 2010. All times are from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Read More»

Jimmy Leon Wolfe, 64, of Fayetteville

Jimmy Leon Wolfe, 64, of Fayetteville, GA , formerly of Rockmart, GA, passed away November 21, 2010 after a three year battle with cancer.

Jimmy was a loving father and friend. He retired from a lifelong career with Georgia Specialty Equipment, formerly Georgia School Equipment in Fayetteville, GA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Annie Mae Austin Wolfe; brothers Edward Wolfe, Jr., and Richard Wolfe and sister Dorothy Brown. Read More»

PTC police issue Internet 'money scam' alert

The Peachtree City Police Thursday morning issued an alert to citizens to be aware of two versions of an internet “money scam” that has been reported in the city and surrounding areas.

Version 1:

Victims who are selling items via the internet are receiving checks for an amount significantly more than what the item is being sold for.

Once the check has been received by the victim, the offenders are requesting that the victim deposit the check and wire a third person the difference in the money actually owed and the amount of the check. Read More»

Multi-family moratorium renewed for PTC

Council must vote before staff can review apartment, condo proposals

Peachtree City has again renewed it annual moratorium on multi-family rezoning proposals.

That means any developer wanting a rezoning to create a multi-family project such as apartments or condominiums must first get approval from the City Council before city staff is allowed to weigh in on such a project.

In the past, city officials have noted that such a policy prevents staff from being inundated with requests that might have little chance of passing muster from council. Read More»

PTC tables county transportation plan review, transit opposed

Presented with a request to sign off on the latest Fayette County Transportation Plan, the Peachtree City Council threw up the brakes Thursday night in favor of waiting until it is put in a final form and council members could be briefed on further specifics of the proposal.

The draft of the plan was circulated to councilmembers in advance of the meeting, but Councilman Eric Imker said he wants the city to specifically object to several projects in the plan, because a blanket “yes” vote would lead people to believe the city was okay with all of the plan’s proposals. Read More»

McIntosh’s Lane named Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Dan Lane (left) with GASSP President-Elect Dr. Mark Wilson. Photo/Special.

The best assistant principal in the state, and possibly the nation, is at McIntosh High.

Dan Lane has been selected as Georgia’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP), and has been chosen to represent the state in the National Assistant Principal of the Year competition.

Each year GASSP selects an Assistant Principal of the Year at the middle and high school level, and chooses one to compete for the national title sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Read More»