Peachtree City

Anthony Philip Bertino, 68, of Peachtree City

Anthony Philip Bertino, 68, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2014.

He served his country in the US Army and retired as Chief Warrant Officer II.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Dawn Bertino; son Troy Bertino; daughter Christine (Juan) Quiza; grandchild Chaz Bertino; one brother; and one sister. Read More»

Joseph K. Graves, 76, of Peachtree City

Joseph K. Graves, 76, of Peachtree City, passed away September 14, 2014.

He served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Air Force and later was a pilot for Delta Airlines.

He is survived by his wife Martha; sons Brandon and Devon Graves; sisters Barbara Glaser, Martha Moore and Betty Backfield; brother James Graves and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial followed at Westminster Memorial Gardens. Read More»

Proposed salaries at PTC could cost up to $1 million

City employees in Peachtree City on Sept. 16 got a look at the classification and compensation plan performed by Condrey and Associates of Athens. With several options to choose from and if acted upon at a future date, implementation would carry a cost ranging from $650,000 to $1.1 million.

Mayor Vanessa Fleisch said the presentation at the Sept. 16 council workshop was for presentation purposes only, adding that it will be up to City Manager Jim Pennington to determine if a recommendation based on the findings will be forthcoming. Read More»

PTC fire department honored

Teamwork personified

Members of the Peachtree City Fire Dept. received the 2014 Silent Hero Award for Teamwork due to their efforts in responding to a plane crash on June 29. The award was presented by the Ronnie Thames Foundation at a ceremony at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville. Pictured, front row from left, are Lt. Paramedic Mike Hunnicutt, FF/EMT Andy Hinesley, FF/EMT Robby Shelton, FF/EMT Austin James, FF/Paramedic Melody Wilson; back row, from left, are Capt. Don Davison, FF/Paramedic Billy Swanson, FF/Paramedic Ashlee Koontz and FF Recruit/ First Responder Jeremy Raper. Read More»

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»

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