Peachtree City

Carriage Lane’s yard sale starts Friday in P’tree City

Members of Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City are accepting donations today until 7 p.m. for their annual Ranch on Jesus yard sale planned for this Friday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual yard sale plays a large part in covering the educational costs of Ugandan children at Ranch on Jesus orphanage. Read More»

Peter Viator Harrington, 77, of Peachtree City

Peter Viator Harrington

Peter Viator Harrington, 77, of Peachtree City, passed away August 5, 2014.

He was born June 2, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. to Pete and Nellie Harrington. He was the third of six children; 5 boys and one girl. He graduated from Marquette University in 1959. He met his wife, Cathy at Marquette and they married in 1962. Read More»

Longing for the lake’s return

Kudos to Mr. Charles Phillis (The Citizen, Letters to the Editor, July 30, 2014). We came to Peachtree City from south Texas two years ago and rented a golf cart and took a couple of days in what we thought was the most beautiful place we had ever seen, sold our house in Texas and purchased a home here.

“Sunset on Peachtree lake.“ Now what do we have? Weeds and a bunch of folks who were elected to take care of these kind of things.

And what are they doing? Passing the buck, afraid to make a stand. Read More»

About regulatory overreach

What power and what authority does the EPA and now the EPD have over states, counties, and cities? Do they have the authority to require these governing agencies to add departments to do the work already being done by other departments? Read More»

Chester Cleal Ping, age 100, of Peachtree City

Chester Cleal Ping, age 100, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on July 25, 2014.

He was born on June 13, 1914 to Charles Wesley Ping and Mary Alice Barkus Ping in Miller, S.D.

He was the co-owner of Ping McCurdy Century 21 Real Estate in Peachtree City, Ga. for more than 20 years and a past President of the Fayette Board of Realtors. He was a member of Peachtree City Christian Church, a 25 year Mason, Indiana local and State Grange. Chester loved watching Westerns, watching the Braves and playing solitaire. Read More»

Peachtree City team's dreams dashed due to paperwork error

Peachtree City's Little League team immediately after the final game of the state tournament. Photo/Submitted.

Peachtree City Little League officials learned late Thursday that their team had been stripped of its state championship and will not compete in the Southeast regional tournament that begins this weekend in Warner Robins.

The team from Columbus that Peachtree City defeated at state will move on to regionals.

The action came as a result of what one local official called “obscure administrative violations” regarding paperwork filed well before the state tournament. Read More»

'Turbo' showing Saturday night in Peachtree City

Peachtree City’s Family Film series continues Saturday with a showing of "Turbo." The event runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Drake Field.

Bring the kids, a blanket or lawn chair, and relax under the stars as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta presents “Turbo” on a giant outdoor screen. Read More»

Branching out in the gardening section?

Branching out in the gardening section?

Lest you think this Home Depot is sprucing up for the Denver, Colo., market, reader Steve Fraas assures us he shot this picture of the store getting new signage July 24 at 2 p.m. right here in Peachtree City. “Looks like they are getting the jump on legalization,” Fraas said in his email, tongue firmly lodged in cheek. “You have to think the sign guys knew what they were doing,” said the Peachtree City resident. Photo/Steve Fraas.

One more time: PTC, F’ville in top 10 best Ga. cities

Yet another assessment of Georgia cities is out. And again, Fayetteville and Peachtree City are ranked in the top 10 best cities to live in Georgia.

The study released by CreditDonkey states that Fayetteville ranked No. 6 in the assessment while Peachtree City ranked No. 8. The study parameters considered the odds of being a victim of a violent crime, commute time, income, residents who attend some college and restaurants per capita. Read More»

On Garlock: ‘This guy is just not right’

I suppose we could blame it on Grumpy Old Man Syndrome. You know, Cranky Old Fart. Cantankerous Aged Misanthrope. And if we did, we could just laugh and say: Well, it’s just old Terry spouting off.

But Mr. Garlock is developing an edge that is, in many ways, not easily overlooked.

I almost always disagree with his column, but there was a meanness and a bile in his latest foray that I can only assume derives from lack of cranial oxygen, and exposure to the Tea Party. Read More»