Peachtree City

What did we learn from PTC records? Self-dealing rush

The Open Records requests to Peachtree City concerning the recent salary and compensation study and the vote to implement it are now on the www.PTCPride.org web site. The city’s response is also there.

What did we learn? Highlights are:

· The RFP seems to lead the responder to the conclusion that all is not well in PTC. In the background section there is the statement: “Since 2000, inequities and compression have developed, and the criteria and weighting of various factors of the system need to be updated.” Read More»

Land of the lost: Kedron pool is massive boondoggle

I’m reminded of the movie “An American President” with Michael Douglas and the scene where his advisor played by Michael J. Fox and he get into a heated discussion and the dialogue goes something like:

Assistant to the President, Lewis Rothschild, played by Michael J. Fox: “They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand.” Read More»

Ebola: Common sense needed in Fayette Co. schools

I’m very happy to hear that the West African children did not have Ebola as stated in The Citizen Saturday, Oct. 18. However, I think we are very fortunate that they did not have it.

[System spokesperson Melinda] Berry-Dreisbach states that four of the children were monitored at school by having their temperatures taken there. They should have been monitored at home and not permitted to attend school until the 21 days had expired. Read More»

Gay marriage goes from unthinkable to law of the land

It’s hard to believe that even 10 years ago, the notion of gay marriage was still unthinkable for most Americans and that now, after such a short time, it’s on its way to being the law of the land.

Some states are holding out, but they will buckle to legal challenges and the tacit support of the Supreme Court, which held that opponents of gay marriage were “enemies of humanity.” Read More»

Imker’s budget, Learnard’s goals

In this third letter of the series, the budget and those responsible will be examined.

In 2010, when Councilman Eric Imker proposed the 1.25 millage increase, he said in five years all would be balanced with no more tax increases, period. Council members Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch not only backed him, but called him a budget genius. I said it would not work and his approach would lead to unending tax and debt increases. Read More»

Andrew Alvey McFarland of Peachtree City

Andrew Alvey McFarland

Andrew Alvey McFarland of Peachtree City, Ga. died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 27.

Andrew, born June 21, 1987 in Memphis, Tenn., was the son of Lee and Sharon McFarland of Peachtree City, Ga. His family moved from Memphis to Peachtree City in 1993. Read More»

Chili cook-off is Saturday in PTC

Barry Wright is serving his special “Fatboy Chili” to those that attended the Great Chili Challenge in 2013. Photo/Submitted.

The Line Creek Civitan Club and the Georgia District Civitan Foundation will host the Civitan Great Chili Challenge at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.Saturday. Read More»

Former Celtic Woman, Thunder singers at The Fred

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The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater and Kelly Porter Productions are joining forces to bring another magical concert to Peachtree City on Saturday, Dec. 13.
The concert features former Celtic Woman, Lisa Kelly, along with special guests Chloe Agnew (formerly of Celtic Women) and Paul Byrom (formerly of Celtic Thunder) as they bring Christmas favorites with an Irish feel to Peachtree City’s 2,500 seat outdoor Amphitheater. Last May, Lisa Kelly’s “The Voice of Ireland” concert was such a huge success, that they are adding it the show. Read More»

PTC publishing company’s invention wins award

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Peachtree City-based Gallopade International, Inc., an award-winning publisher of children’s books and educational materials, produced a product selected as Learning Magazine’s 2015 Teachers’ Choice Award winner for its Classroom Common Core Writer’s Blocks, cubes that prompt writing topics.
The Learning magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards honor innovative, superlative educational products with real teachers weighing in as judges. Read More»

Ghoulish family love story

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SMHS students performing ‘The Addams Family’

The Starr’s Mill High School Fine Arts Department is planning a frighteningly funny Halloween treat for the whole family, as it performs “The Addams Family” Broadway musical on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 to 2.
The enormously popular Broadway musical, with story by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, features an all-student cast and crew directed by SMHS drama teacher David Spearman. Read More»

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