Peachtree City

PTC Council has light agenda for Oct. 16

The Oct. 16 meeting of the Peachtree City Council will be light, with only one new item and no old business on the agenda.

The new business involves a rear setback request for a garage extension on Adell Court.

Aside from several recognitions, the council will consider appointments to the Planning Commission and Convention and Visitors Bureau and discuss increasing tennis center membership fees.

PTC staff seeks direction on annexing 1,450 acres

Graphic provided by the Peachtree City Planning Dept.

City Manager Pennington presses for 20-year plan

To address what the geographic boundaries of Peachtree City might look like in 20 years the City Council on Oct. 6 commissioned city staff to formulate a proposal that would guide future annexation efforts. That proposal that might include the future annexation of more than 1,400 acres could be presented before the end of the year. Read More»

PTC: Open for annexation business?

Change would reverse a decade-old go-slow policy

Peachtree City for more than a decade has used a two-step annexation policy. But on Oct. 6 the Peachtree City Council agreed that city staff should adjust the process Read More»

The plane that turned the tide of WWII in the Pacific

The plane that turned the tide of WWII in the Pacific

Charles Kennedy, with the Commemorative Air Force, explains to The Citizen’s Bethan Adams how the machine gun works in the back of an SBD Dauntless dive bomber. “I believe this is the most historically significant airplane,” he said. According to Kennedy, the plane created a turning point in World War II at the Battle of Midway when Dauntless pilots sank four Japanese aircraft carriers, even though the model was considered out of date at the time. The SBD at the Great Georgia Air Show Saturday is one of two left in the world, nick-named “Slow, But Deadly” by pilots.

Big finish for the Great Georgia Air Show

Big finish for the Great Georgia Air Show

Peachtree City resident Jeff Lange captures a jet-powered school bus roaring past a wall of flames at the annual event at Falcon Field. Photo/Jeff Lange.

St. Christopher’s offers Greek pastries for the holidays

Just in time for the holidays, St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City is having its 2014 Holiday Greek Pastry Sale to benefit the Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor).

Available for sale will be: Spanakopita, $10 per dozen; Tiropita, $10 per dozen; Baklava, $18 per dozen; Kourambiethes, $15 per dozen; Melomakarona, $15 per dozen; Koulourakia $8 per dozen; sampler mixed dozen, $20 per box.

Order deadline is Nov. 10. Pick up dates are Friday Nov. 21 from 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. – noon at 313 Dividend Dr., Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC Christian Women’s Ministry will host Women of Faith live simulcast Nov. 7 & 8

Women’s ministry leaders (L-R) Anna Brown, Amanda Gonzales and Lisa Fodero prepare for the big simulcast event at Peachtree City. Christian Church. Photo/Special.

Members of Peachtree City Christian Church Women’s Ministry are busy preparing for hundreds of women in the surrounding area to attend the Women Of Faith – Survival to Revival 2014 Live Simulcast on Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 - 9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the church, 500 Kedron Dr. in Peachtree City.

Tickets for the event are $30 and can be purchased online at www.ptc3.com/women-of-faith/ or in the church office.

The doors will open an hour early and Roly Poly will provide box lunches for $7. Read More»

Online water bill pay not such a good deal

I saw the article in The Citizen where the Fayette County Water System has joined the 21st Century with online bill pay.

Well, not really. Turns out you cannot automatically have your water bill charged to a certain credit or debit card. You have to manually log in each month and pay each bill when it becomes due.

This is an improvement? Even more annoying is you are charged a $3.95 service charge for each payment. I think I will stay with my bank’s online bill pay that is free.

Kathryn Bailey
Peachtree City, Ga.

Response to ‘Government Party’ column

Thank you for this outstanding article.

I am from California, my husband is from Nevada. We were in Nevada this summer discussing this very topic. Two of Jim’s small-business-owning brothers had more disturbing stories.

In Reno, Nev., when you call in sick you are (rightfully) paid. However, the government employee who works for you then gets time and a half. Apparently there was a scheme where firefighters intentionally called in sick and their buddies would cover that shift.

They racked up quite a nice supplement salary. Read More»

Visioning comparison to Franklin, Tenn., was off base

As I look around I see a political tornado in action. Believing now is a good time for a historical review, looking to the future and truth testing a lot that has been said. The 2012 bus ride to Franklin, Tenn., serves as a good filter for starting the endeavor.

Remember the big build-up for the special learning and study trek to Franklin, Tenn.? The foregone conclusions as to what would be found and brought back to help us, here? The affirmation of these conclusions upon return? Read More»