Peachtree City

Volunteers, staff hold kickoff meeting for Christian City event

Front row (L-R): George Martin, Carla Waters, Anna Marie Hendry, Janet McGregor Dunn, Renie Cochran, Debi Lenox, Donna Johnson, Vicki Turner, Brenda Cox, and Ashley Bonner. Back row (L-R): Phil Kouns and Bob Crutchfield. Photo/Special.

Volunteers and staff gathered recently on the campus of The Children’s Village at Christian City for this year’s “Chair-ity Event” kick-off meeting. Plans are already underway for this annual holiday fund raiser, now in its eighth year. Proceeds from the event support the abandoned, abused, and otherwise homeless children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village.

“Last year we raised over $79,000 dollars for our kids, and this year we’re hoping to raise even more,” said Ashley Bonner, Christian City’s fund development specialist. Read More»

Lake Peachtree repair is being mishandled

I am very concerned about the the mismanagement of the Lake Peachtree problems. I have 50 years experience in the public works sector and I cannot remember when the public has been so misinformed about a problem that has such a simple solution that it should have been addressed two months ago and the lake refilled back in June.

No one has informed the public that this was a simple maintenance problem that could have been fixed by the county forces within a week of it being found. Read More»

Ms. Willis and Hobby Lobby

This has reference to the article by Bonnie Willis about “Hobby Lobby: Where the real war is,” which appeared in The Citizen Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

The explanation Ms. Willis provided concerning “the federal government case against Hobby Lobby” is the best I have seen any place. For me her explanation was even clearer than I had previously understood. Read More»

Contraception Cause bends the truth, Constitution

The furtherance of contraception has always been accompanied by lies, manipulation, and misinformation, and the recent case with Hobby Lobby and the contraception mandate is no exception.

The first church to officially sanction contraception was the Anglican Church back in 1930 at the Lambeth Conference. They did so on the pretense that it would only be used by married couples “where there is a morally sound reason for avoiding complete abstinence.” Read More»

The benefits of carting PT

When I worked in Peachtree City back in the ’90s, I drove my golf cart to work for about a year. I remember that I felt that I was much more in tune with my surroundings on a golf cart versus driving my car. You’re in the elements on a cart, and I had some neat experiences driving to and from work. Read More»

Get your tomato on Saturday

A scene from last year's tomato tasting. Photo/Staff.

A tomato tasting party is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peachtree City Farmers Market in the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center parking lot in Peachtree City.

If you’d like to tickle your tastebuds and sample some tried-and-true heirloom favorites as well as some newer hybrids, don’t miss this old-fashioned tomato tasting party, sponsored by Down to Earth Organics Association. Read More»

PTC to vet Lake Peachtree deal tonight

Agreement with county calls for city to conduct further tests, appeal state ruling

The Peachtree City Council is holding a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in City Hall to consider an agreement with county officials to appeal a state ruling on Lake Peachtree.

The lake has been at a reduced level since it was drained in February to allow dock and shoreline maintenance for what was supposed to be a couple of months. During that time, problems were found with the concrete spillway and further investigation revealed a cavernous structure underneath, likely caused by erosion. Read More»

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City

John Melvin Currie

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City passed away July 9, 2014. Read More»

County says OK to PTC’s lake agreement

Ga. Highway 54 bridge across Flat Creek/Lake Peachtree in a June photo.

Officials hoping to limit cost of work to refill Lake Peachtree; state decision could cost into millions

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday to approve a pact with the Peachtree City Council to appeal what could be a very costly decision by state regulators regarding Lake Peachtree.

Yet instead of the county taking the engineering lead on the project, the city itself will be responsible for conducting a dam breach analysis to determine what would happen downstream if the dam or spillway were to fail. Read More»

PTC Council to review options for 54W traffic

Traffic study project location map. Source: Peachtree City website.

The results of a $70,000 study to improve traffic flow on Ga. Highway 54 West will be discussed by the Peachtree City Council Monday night Read More»

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