Peachtree City

PTC sells 2 roads to developer

The Overlook retail area, the RaceTrac gas station and the Chick-fil-A restaurant may not be quite ready to break ground on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City, but the Peachtree City Council on Dec. 18 took the development a step closer by legally abandoning two public streets: Line Creek Court and the majority of Line Creek Drive adjacent to the development.

Developer Trinity-Overlook LLC will pay the city the appraised value of $100,000 for the right of way abandonment. Read More»

PTC to Ga. DOT: Let carts cross highways

A golf cart crosses Ga. Highway 54 to Lexington Circle from Broken Bow Drive Tuesday afternoon, a common sight at the intersection. Photo/Bethan Adams.

You face a traffic fine if you drive a golf cart across a state highway, marked crossing or not.

The Peachtree City Council wants to change that so that some crossings are legal for carts. Read More»

PTC house fire causes minor damage and no injuries

Photo from Peachtree City Police/Fire Facebook page.

A mid-afternoon house fire in Peachtree City on Dec. 23 resulted in no injuries and resulted in damage mainly in the area of the chimney.

Peachtree City Fire and Rescue spokesman John Dunlap said the call came in at approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and was made by the residents who observed smoke in the home at 102 Harris Halt off Doubletrace Lane.

Dunlap said engines responded within five minutes. Firefighters had extinguished the flames within approximately 20 minutes, he said, adding that the fire that was confined mainly to the chimney area.
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PTC boy, 12, examines what makes the holidays special

My name is Archie Chaudhury and I am 12 years old. I live in Atlanta, U.S., and currently studying in Grade 7 at Booth Middle School. I have written an article about my thoughts on the holiday season and request you to consider and publish in any corner of your newspaper. I want to share my thoughts with all kids of Peachtree City. Read More»

Keep investigating water odor complaints

My sincere gratitude to County Commission Chair Steve Brown and to Fayette County Water System Supt. Lee Pope for their positive attitudes and prompt actions during the recent “smelly water” episodes.

The frequent incidents of contamination of our water are of critical concern to every single one of us and deserve our very best efforts at monitoring and control — especially since there is rapidly increasing demand on an already overstrained system.

We must make sure that our analytical efforts include application of the fine arts of sampling, open-minded persistence and replication. Read More»

Without politics, Obama is empty golf shorts

Who didn’t see this coming? Two New York police officers murdered in their car in cold blood? Just last week “Rev” Al Sharpton protesters were chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops.”

How has it come to this? We elected a community organizer to be President. Not a leader or a patriot. A community organizer! One who has done everything in his power to divide us. Cops vs citizens. Doctors vs. patients. Haves vs. have nots. Etc.

Now that he has been reelected and the 2014 elections have passed he believes he may do whatever he wants. Read More»

WOG children’s choir performs

Pictured are (L-R) Emma Krause, Darcy Drury, Nickolas Hacker, Colin Hacker, Kaylee Poff, Kate Krause, and Grant Prather. The musical was directed by Andi Laaker. Photo/Special.

The Children’s Choir at Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City performed the musical, “Touch Of An Angel”, during the sermon on Sunday, Dec. 14. Members of the cast pictured are (L-R) Emma Krause, Darcy Drury, Nickolas Hacker, Colin Hacker, Kaylee Poff, Kate Krause, and Grant Prather. The musical was directed by Andi Laaker. Photo/Special.

Christmas with the Presbyterian Women

Shown are  singer Bethany Smithley and the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay. Photo/Special.

The Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City recently gathered for an evening of Christmas food, fun, and fellowship. More than 60 women enjoyed a delicious meal by chef Pat Hawthorne, an inspirational message from the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay, and music entertainment by singer Bethany Smithley and pianist Susan Scheuer. In addition, three local families were adopted for the Christmas season by the PWs with toys, clothes, and gift cards provided. Shown are singer Bethany Smithley and the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay. Photo/Special.

Stix Ministry at Word of God Lutheran

Shown are Stix Ministry members (L-R) Andi Laaker, director; ministry members Eddie Griffin, Owen Apfel, Steven Ochoa, Michael Crofton, and Bert Laaker. Photo/Special.

Members of the Stix Ministry at Word of God Lutheran Church were presented with a cross in their honor during the worship service on Sunday morning, Dec. 14. The Stix Ministry, under the direction of Andi Laaker, performs using wooden dowels that are choreographed to the music of Christian and patriotic songs. The metal cross was hand forged by members of Word Of God Cross Ministry Russ Crawford, Ken Griffin, and Bert Laaker. Shown are Stix Ministry members (L-R) Andi Laaker, director; ministry members Eddie Griffin, Owen Apfel, Steven Ochoa, Michael Crofton, and Bert Laaker. Photo/Special.

McIntosh dance No.1 in jazz

The McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team recently traveled to Tennessee to compete in the UDA Smokey Mountain Championship. They competed against teams from Georgia, Tennessee, and Ohio. The Chiefettes brought home a 1st place trophy for their Jazz routine, and a 2nd place trophy for their Pom routine! The Chiefettes upcoming competitions include traveling to Birmingham on January 10, Nationals in Orlando on Jan. 31 and Feb.1, and the State Competition at McIntosh Feb. 7. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team recently traveled to Tennessee to compete in the UDA Smokey Mountain Championship. They competed against teams from Georgia, Tennessee, and Ohio. The Chiefettes brought home a 1st place trophy for their Jazz routine, and a 2nd place trophy for their Pom routine! The Chiefettes upcoming competitions include traveling to Birmingham on January 10, Nationals in Orlando on Jan. 31 and Feb.1, and the State Competition at McIntosh Feb. 7. Photo/Submitted.

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