Peachtree City

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Fayetteville resident Mason Brook, a cadet with the Civil Air Patrol, was one of a number of cadets and veterans to place wreaths and flags on the graves of veterans at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City as part of the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” event held Dec. 13. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Bomb threat at PTC Walmart one of several across region

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Walmart regional officials decided not to evacuate the store

Notification of a bomb threat at the Peachtree City Walmart Wednesday afternoon was one of a number of similar threats made against other Walmart stores in the region. Peachtree City police and fire units responded but left the scene after Walmart corporate officials decided not to evacuate the store. Read More»

PTC to reverse strict annexation policy?

City wants to ‘market itself’ to expand borders

After more than a decade of tight restrictions on annexing more land into the city, the Peachtree City Council is moving toward reversing that stance on new development. Read More»

PTC Kroger shoppers see cops chase, tase man

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A Riverdale man was arrested on Dec. 14 on charges stemming from his attempt to fill fraudulent prescriptions at the Crosstown Kroger grocery store then fleeing from officers who were called to the scene, police said.

Andrew Menjor, 24, was charged with felony obstruction and felony attempting to obtain dangerous drugs by fraud and is being held in the Fayette County Jail, according to Peachtree City Police reports. Read More»

Fire kills pet dog; family unhurt but needs help

Slithery victim rescued — Peachtree City firefighter Josh Peal holds a python, one of numerous animals rescued at a house fire on Dec. 13. The family was not at home as firefighters arrived to fight the blaze and rescue the animals. The python shown with Peal was resuscitated using a device made especially for animals. Photo/Submitted.

A Peachtree City family was not at home on Dec. 13 when a mid-morning house fire caused significant damage to the house. A family dog did not survive the fire.

Peachtree City Fire Department spokesman Ron Mundy said the fire at 129 Burnham Rise on the city’s south side was reported just after 10 a.m.

Units arrived within five minutes to find a heavily involved fire with heavy flames in the kitchen area, Mundy said. He said a vehicle was in the driveway so firefighters did a search but found no one at home. Read More»

New choral anthem premiers this Sunday in Peachtree City

William Pasch, left, presents an autographed and framed copy of Star in the East to First Presbyterian Church choir director David Stivers. Photo/Special.

This Sunday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m, First Presbyterian Church (USA) of Peachtree City will present Lessons and Carols to celebrate the Advent season. One of the choir anthems, Star in the East, will be performed for the first time in Peachtree City.

Composed in 2014 by Griffin resident William A. Pasch and dedicated to the First Presbyterian choir and its director, David Stivers, Star in the East, was recently published by Augsburg Fortress, and has sold approximately 2,500 copies. Read More»

PTCUMC’s Dodson receives Wesley Woods award

Shown L-R), Bishop Mike Watson of the North Georgia Annual Conference, Susan (Mrs. Steve) Dodson, the Rev. Dr. Steve Dodson, Charlotte (Mrs. Malone) Dodson, the Rev. Dr. Malone Dodson, and Christopher Nunn, chair of the board of directors of the Wesley Woods Foundation. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City United Methodist Church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. Steve Dodson, is the 2014 recipient of the Malone Dodson Award from the Foundation of Wesley Woods.

The award is given annually by Wesley Woods Senior Living to the clergy person of the North Georgia Conference who best exemplifies visionary and committed leadership with respect to older adults. Read More»

Bibles awarded to students

Receiving their Bibles on Sunday, Dec. 7,  are (L-R)  Kaylee Poff, Nickolas Hacker, and Alex Lordo. Photo/Special.

Each year Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City presents Bibles to third grade Sunday School students. Receiving their Bibles on Sunday, Dec. 7, are (L-R) Kaylee Poff, Nickolas Hacker, and Alex Lordo. Photo/Special.

What are high-profile black athletes implying?

So, when these high-profile black athletes make a public show of solidarity with their arrested black brothers, I thought, “It’s good to see them taking a visible stand against our nation’s acceptance of black children growing up in worlds of fear and violence where they learn to disrespect society and the law.”

But what if these athletes are just basically doing the same as so many gutless black “leaders,” especially the President, implying that police brutality is the painfully real underlying issue here? Read More»

Commissioner Brown gives thanks for Fayette County

Living in Fayette County gives me many reasons to be thankful this [holiday season]. Sales tax revenues are increasing and home values have begun inching their way back up. Additionally, the county’s finances are in order and infrastructure maintenance issues are being addressed.

Our crime rate is low and our quality of life remains high.

Fayette County has an incredibly deep pool of human capital which is what keeps us at the top of heap, something that makes every elected official in the county thankful.

The most important things in my personal life I picked up after age 30. Read More»