Peachtree City

Big senior subdivision eyed for west PTC

PTC planners discuss 650-unit senior subdivision; 403 acres in westside village already zoned for 55-plus-only; developer wants a few changes Read More»

J. Brent Edward, 77, of Peachtree City

J. Brent Edward

J. Brent Edward, 77, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away July 23, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Ogden, Utah, August 19, 1936, to the late John B. Edward and Donna M. Edward.

Brent worked as an Aviation Safety Inspector with the National Simulator Program, for the Federal Aviation Administration. He was retired from Northwest Airlines, after many years of flying in corporate aviation. He was an avid pilot, serving his country as a Navy Reconnaissance pilot, flying the RF8 Crusader. Read More»

Bowling in PTC?

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On Peachtree City’s horizon: an indoor amusement center featuring competition and recreational bowling lanes, a gaming arcade area, and a sports bar and restaurant.

To be located on Widget Drive off TDK Boulevard inside the Peachtree City industrial park, Thunderzone at the Exchange is asking the Peachtree Planning Commission for conditional zoning approval for its 40,000-plus-square-foot building and 168 parking spaces. Read More»

New pastor installed

Shown (L-R) is the Stark family,  Linda, Paul, Jacob and Taylor. Photo/Special.

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Peachtree City recently celebrated the installation of its new pastor, Paul Stark. Born and raised in California, Stark comes to Peachtree City from Missouri, where he served several small rural churches, taught daily Bible studies online on E-DIBS, and began Pillar Ministries to minister to church workers. Shown (L-R) is the Stark family, Linda, Paul, Jacob and Taylor. Photo/Special.

COS plans youth-led services; tailgate party for musicians

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will welcome “Confirmed” to the Saturday evening worship service, July 26 at 7 p.m. This contemporary youth band is from Trinity Lutheran Church, Vale, N.C.

At the Saturday service, as well as Sunday services at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m., Christ Our Shepherd high school youth will provide the sermon, drawing from their week-long mission trip to Nashville, Tenn. Read More»

Carriage Lane’s annual yard sale benefits Ugandan orphans

Cutline: In a photo from last year, Laine English (L) and Dorothy McDowell display some of the many items that were available at Carriage Lane’s Ranch on Jesus yard sale. Photo/Special.

Members of Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City are gearing up for their annual Ranch on Jesus yard sale planned for Friday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The annual yard sale plays a large part in covering the educational costs of Ugandan children at Ranch on Jesus orphanage.

Donations for the yard sale can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall the week of the sale from Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read More»

Brown: Following rules on the dam

I read the letter from Mr. Charles Phillis on July 16 regarding his claims that the situation concerning the spillway and the dam at Lake Peachtree are being mismanaged.

Mr. Phillis referred the situation as an “overreaction to standard maintenance problems” from the county government.

First of all, the city of Peachtree City called in engineering consultants as owners of the dam, not the county, and upon reading the findings took the issue up with state agency that oversees such matters. That was the right thing to do. Read More»

Lake Peachtree dam debacle: Questions to be asked

I feel that Steve Brown’s letter to the editor regarding Lake Peachtree warrants a rebuttal. I’ve heard enough from government officials at all levels explaining away this mess as completely unavoidable.

Our local media deserves some criticism also. The lack of follow-up questions to government officials hasn’t served the citizens of our city well at all. Here are some possibilities:

When was the decision made to drain the lake? Read More»

Council harmony breath of fresh air

There were a number of reasons why I considered running for City Council. One was I was tired of listening to the unprofessional bickering between some of the sitting council members at that time.

I made my final decision to run for a council seat after witnessing yet another shouting match between a couple of council members at a council meeting.

I was determined that, if elected, I would do all I could to bring the council together as a professional team that worked towards a common goal of bettering our community. Read More»

An ode to Velveeta

I have — at long last — found a reason for the existence of Sprawl Mart, also known as “China Incorporated.”

If you’re not a Southerner, either by birth or adoption, the following may mean little to you; however, Sprawl Mart seems to be the only place in Peachtree City where one can purchase Velveeta Shredded cheese. Read More»