Peachtree City

Young runners lead the way

Young runners lead the way

The Peachtree City Classic is always attracts a mass of runners who are eager to race along the city’s cart paths and through the city’s greenbelt areas. The races include Women’s and Men’s 5K, the 15K Open and, new this year, the 20K. Here, a group of young competitors begin the race Oct. 18. Photo/Kelly Duncan, Peachtree City Recreation Dept.

Pennington delays answers to Learnard’s pay raise questions

Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard in an Oct. 5 letter to City Manager Jim Pennington Read More»

Holiday Greek pastry sales continue through Nov. 10

The deadline is Nov. 10 for ordering pastries from St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church’s 2014 Holiday Greek Pastry Sale .

Available for sale are: 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.

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»

Disrespect shown to PTC taxpayers

Dear Peachtree City Council members, I am disappointed in the recent vote to approve a second pay raise in a year to city employees which was not planned into the budget and will lead to future tax increases on the taxpayers of this city who you were elected to represent.

Why did the taxpayers not have a say on which firm was chosen to conduct the pay survey?

Why was the vote rushed before the public can see and understand the results of the survey and schedule the proper public hearings on the matter? Read More»

PTC pay raise based on questionable study

The Peachtree City Council recently voted a second increase in salary for city employees for the coming fiscal year that will increase spending by over $900,000. Why I am concerned: Read More»

PTC needs its own development authority — again

As promised, this is a continuation of my letter of last week concerning the road trip to Franklin, Tenn., which included then-Council members Kim Learnard, Vanessa Fleisch, the Chamber and Bob Ross from the Tea Party and Republican Party.

Why has Franklin had such successful growth when Peachtree City has not? Read More»

Stephen C. Schmidt, 61, of Peachtree City

Stephen C. Schmidt

Former longtime resident of Peachtree City, Stephen C. Schmidt, 61, died suddenly Sept. 12 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Schmidt worked for Bells Markets, General Foods, and Saputo Dairy Foods during a long successful career in food sales.

A great lover of music and sports, Mr. Schmidt was actively involved in his children's activities, including acting as coach for his son's baseball and his daughter's soccer teams. He played guitar and loved to sing harmony in his eclectic band, The Wobbly Cowboys. Read More»

James Melville Landers, of Peachtree City

James Melville Landers

James ("Jim") Melville Landers, of Peachtree City, Ga., 78, born in Little Rock, Ark., passed from this earth and went to Heaven on October 19, 2014.

Jim is survived by his wife Rebecca Landers of Peachtree City, Ga., married 56 years. He is survived by his three children, Kelly Baker-Barnes and husband Craig Barnes, Colonel Kevin Landers and his wife Melody, and Brian Landers and wife Suzie; 12 grandchildren; and sister, Natalie Goss of North Little Rock, Ark. Jim's parents were the late Mel and Edna Landers of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Read More»

PTC man arrested for aggravated child molestation

Thomas Edward Zerbarini

A Peachtree City man has been arrested on charges of child molestation in connection to incidents involving a 4-year-old girl during early 2013 to mid-2014.

Thomas Edward Zerbarini, 45, of Peachtree City, was arrested on Oct. 6 on charges of aggravated child molestation stemming from offenses against a 4-year-old Fayette County girl that took place during early 2013 to mid-2014, said department spokesperson Odilia Bergh. Read More»

Jingle Bell Trail Race set

It’s that time again for an annual holiday tradition. Yes, it’s time to lace on those jingle bells and get ready for the 18th annual Jingle Bell Trail Race Dec. w6.

Race organizers are expecting many kids and adults to come to school and participate in the 5K run, which is part of the Grand Prix Rotary Series, or the more leisurely 1-mile run/walk. A festive atmosphere is promised for all participants! Read More»

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