Peachtree City

F’ville man charged with kidnapping in SWAT standoff

A Fayetteville man was arrested Nov. 11 after a standoff with law enforcement at his residence on Susan Lane in Fayetteville. There were no injuries in the incident.

Marcellus Shead, 31, was charged with one count of kidnapping-family violence and one count of false imprisonment, said Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the officers at 12:02 a.m. on Nov. 11 responded to a 911 call from a female, who also lives at the residence, saying that she was being held against her will. The cell phone was tracked to a Susan Lane residence, Whitlow said. Read More»

Ramsey reelected House whip

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R) receives congratulations upon being reelected House majority whip. Photo/Ga. House of Rep.

ATLANTA – The House Republican Caucus met Nov. 10 and reelected its key leaders, including House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City).

“I am incredibly honored to be elected to serve as the Majority Caucus Whip,” said Ramsey, a Peachtree City attorney. “I look forward to working with the men and women of the House Republican Caucus to move our agenda forward over the next two years for the benefit of the citizens of Georgia.” Read More»

MacDuff Parkway to Kedron rail bridge moves closer

Construction of the MacDuff Parkway bridge that will connect Wilksmoor Village to North Kedron Drive came on step closer to reality Nov. 6 when the Peachtree City Council authorized a construction agreement between CSX railroad and developer Brent Scarbrough. Read More»

Meeder-Berkencamp engagement

Lisa Gray Meeder engaged to William Henry Berkenkamp

Mr. and Mrs. James Meeder of Peachtree City, Ga. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Gray Meeder, to William Henry Berkenkamp, son of Mr. Kevin Berkenkamp of Marietta, Ga. and Ms. Sheila Berkenkamp of Marietta, Ga. Read More»

Dedication set for Dec. 7

All Saints was founded in Peachtree City in 2007. Photo/Special.

Members of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City look forward to moving into their new facility at 149 Ebenezer Rd. which is expected to be completed by the end of November. A service of dedication and consecration will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 7, with the Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America presiding. All Saints was founded in Peachtree City in 2007. Photo/Special.

PTC pay hike close to unethical action

The Citizen headline on Nov. 5, 2014, was, “Pennington fires back at pay raise critics.”

My opinion is the headline should have read, “Pennington fired for misleading City Council and taxpayers.”

Pennington’s points in The Citizen are mumbo jumbo at best to try to temper public awareness that he misled the council and the taxpayer. Read More»

PTC’s recreation budget is out of control

For the last four years we have been told by now-Mayor Vanessa Fleisch and council members Kim Learnard and Eric Imker that we have a great budget, all is under control, our priorities are sound and there will be no more tax increases from 2015 on.

I gave many warnings, which were ignored, that we were at a tipping point that can no longer be ignored. Sadly, too many think if a majority, any majority, comes up with an answer they must have knowledge and facts behind them. Read More»

Pace tells Rotary Club about Pinewood

From left, Brent Randolph, Jim Pace  and Ed Outlaw. Photo/Submitted.

Jim Pace, CEO of the Group VI Companies, spoke to the Peachtree City Rotary Club recently.

Pace was very instrumental in bringing Pinewood Studios to Fayette County, and he outlined the brief history of how Pinewood decided to select Fayette as their Atlanta home. Read More»

Orchestra kicks off the fall season

McIntosh High School’s Orchestra symphonic cellists
from left to right: front row: Marie McCauley, Lacee Link, Melina Le; middle row: Hayden Crawford, Matthew Emmerling, Robert Roth and back row: Winston Taylor, Jacob Rynne, Jefferson Downs and Ryan Anderson. Photo/Submitted.

McIntosh High School’s Orchestra, conducted by James C. Hagberg, performed their first concert of the 2014-2015 school year this fall.

The evening started off with a special thanks to the orchestra’s sponsor Ronald Sachs Violins. Chris Johns, the Peachtree City’s store owner accepted a special recognition the young musicians had prepared for him.

Johns said he plans to hang the gift, a framed picture of some of the orchestra’s cellist and the group’s signatures, in his store. Johns opened Ronald Sachs Violins second store in Peachtree City in July. Read More»

‘O Christmas Tea’

From left, Community Welcome House Board Chair Samantha Brazie, “O Christmas Tea Chai”r Ellie White-Stevens of Dirt1x, and sponsor Melissa Orme of Orme Law Firm at last year’s “O Christmas Tea.” This year’s event will be Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Details, tickets and sponsorships are available at www.OChristmasTea.org. Photo/Submitted

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, “O Christmas Tea,” will provide a delicious way to support those fleeing from violent relationships at Community Welcome House.

Ballerinas from Peachtree City School of Dance will perform scenes from The Nutcracker. Live music will include caroling from the South Metro Ministries choir and jazz guitar from Matt White. With a silent auction and high tea this evening event for women, themed “A Cold Winter’s Night,” is a holiday favorite. Festivities are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Platinum Sponsor Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Read More»