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Electricity – it’s one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It’s hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That’s why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today’s day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Peachtree City, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don’t let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that’s exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We’re talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses – only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Peachtree City.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Peachtree City, GA? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won’t ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don’t need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that’s what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you’re not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you’re satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Peachtree City. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection

Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you’d like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week – there’s no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Peachtree City, GA, can’t handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation

Renovations and Remodeling

If you’re renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring

New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it’s just another day on the job. If you’re building your dream home, don’t leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Peachtree City. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring

Your Residential Electrician in Peachtree City, GA

When you own a home, there’s something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren’t fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it’s best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home’s safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home’s electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

Your Residential Electrician

Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don’t have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can’t, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the “off” position before turning it back on. If you don’t have any luck, give our office a call. We’ll send a trained residential electrician in Peachtree City to your home to fix the problem on-site.

Panel Breaker is Tripped

Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it “on” or “off,” they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you’re sure you didn’t hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We’ll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

Overhead Fan Stops Working

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you’re constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it’s most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you’re renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Peachtree City.

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home’s Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That’s why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home’s most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family’s safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home’s electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there’s a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won’t flip, it’s time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Peachtree City, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

Test Your GFIs

Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a “test” and a “reset” button. Hit the “test” button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit “reset” to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

Replace-Outdated-Light-Bulbs

Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don’t need checking every month, it’s a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home’s electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you’re promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Peachtree City

Daily Dawg Thread: November 23, 2021

Jonas Jennings‘ Annual Thanksgiving Turkey DistributionJonas Jennings, the Director of Player Development for the University of Georgia football program and former Bulldog great, is hosting his 13th Annual Helping Hands Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution on Monday, November 22 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.A native of College Park, Ga., Jennings will distribute the turkeys to College View Hills residents of the College Park Housing Authority on the COI basketball court. Additionally, he ...

Jonas Jennings Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution

Jonas Jennings, the Director of Player Development for the University of Georgia football program and former Bulldog great, is hosting his 13th Annual Helping Hands Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution on Monday, November 22 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

A native of College Park, Ga., Jennings will distribute the turkeys to College View Hills residents of the College Park Housing Authority on the COI basketball court. Additionally, he will be visiting 230 families and seniors in the community.

One of Jennings’ passions is his philanthropic efforts towards the poor-stricken communities of his hometown and towards the youth and elderly within it.

Baseball: Dawgs Add Nine for 2023

Georgia’s Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin announced Monday that nine student-athletes will be joining the Bulldog baseball program for the 2023 season.

Luke Boykin, OF, 6-1, 189, R-R, Jesup, Ga. (Wayne County HS)

*Batted a team-best .431 with 14 home runs, 39 RBI and 10 stolen bases as a junior for coach Justin McDonald

*Led the Yellow Jackets to region titles in 2019 and 2021 while earning All-Region and Player of the Year honors plus was named All-State by the Georgia Dugout Club

*A Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholar, a recipient of Heisman High School Scholarship and three-time honoree for highest GPA on the baseball team

*Played summer baseball for Five Star National and Game On Vipers including winning 2018 BCS national title with Five Star plus earned multiple All-Tournament honors with Game On Vipers

*Son of James and CeciliaBoykin

“I’ve always dreamed of playing for UGA,” said Boykin. “This opportunity provides a great education and an awesome coaching staff who have an outstanding reputation for player development.”

Coach Stricklin on Boykin: “Luke is a very good athlete with lots of power and capable of hitting to all fields. He plays with high energy.”

Jarvis Evans, LHP, 6-4, 215, L-L, Buford, Ga. (Georgia Premier Academy)

*Posted a 3-1 mark with a 2.10 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched for coach Gene Reynolds

*Also earned letters in football and basketball for the Sox

*Participated in 2021 Perfect Game National Showcase event and named to PG Underclassmen All-America team for the Southeast Region

*Played summer baseball with the GBSA Rays and with Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team at the 2021 WWBA World Championships with fellow signee Leighton Finley

*Son of Jarvis and Kim Evans

“I’ve been a Georgia boy my whole life – I’m a Dawg,” said Evans.

Coach Stricklin on Evans: “Jarvis is a football/baseball player who has decided to focus on baseball. He is a left-handed pitcher with a very high ceiling, and the best is yet to come for him.”

Leighton Finley, RHP/SS, 6-5, 214, R-R, Richmond Hill, Ga. (Richmond Hill HS)

*Posted an 8-2 mark with a 0.80 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 56 innings plus hit .385 with 28 RBI as a junior for the Wildcats

*Went 7-3 with a 1.30 ERA in 50 innings plus batted .385 with 23 RBI during his first two seasons on the varsity for coach Chris Jenkins

*Named team MVP, Region Player of the Year and FCA All-Star in leading Wildcats to the sweet 16 of the state playoffs

*Honor Roll student and recipient of Wildcat Pride Award

*Played summer baseball for Game On Vipers that won a pair of titles as well on the Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team at the 2021 WWBA World Championships with fellow signee Jarvis Evans

*Son of Mitch and Beth Finley

“I am excited to play baseball at UGA because it is a very competitive SEC school which will challenge my abilities both academically and athletically,” said Finley.

Coach Stricklin on Finley: “Leighton is a big, strong, physical athlete that has the potential to be a two-way player for us. He is a high-velocity right-handed pitcher who also hits with a lot of power.”

Blake Gillespie, RHP, 6-1, 180, S-R, Lula, Ga. (Medway HS)

*Posted a 3-1 record and team-best 1.07 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 23 innings as a senior for the Cowboys who went 35-16 in 2021 under coach Scott Hubert

*Batted .310 with two home runs, a team-best 46 RBI and 21 stolen bases combined during his sophomore and junior seasons on the varsity as the Cowboys went 42-32

*An Honor Roll student who attended Medway in Arva, Ontario before family moved to Georgia

*Played summer baseball with the Ontario Nationals

*Named to Perfect Game Underclass All-America Honorable Mention for Canada in 2020 and 2021

*Son of Shawn and Amy Gillespie

“The coaching staff, the academics and the lifestyle made choosing UGA an easy decision,” said Gillespie.

Coach Stricklin on Gillespie: “Blake is a very projectable right-handed pitcher and a plus athlete on the mound. He has a chance to be a frontline starter.”

Matthew Hoskins, RHP, 6-2, 210, R-R, Duluth, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge HS)

*Tallied a 3-4 record, 3.90 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 26.1 innings in his first two seasons on the varsity for coach Tyler Collins

*Batted .396 with a team-high three home runs and 20 RBI for the Lions

*Played summer baseball with Team Elite

*Son of Scott and Susan Hoskins

“I chose UGA because it is a great school and has really good athletics,” said Hoskins.

Coach Stricklin on Hoskins: “Matthew is a big, strong physical pitcher who features a mid-90s fastball. We feel like he can be a future member of our starting rotation.”

Tanner Knowles, INF, 5-10, 175, R-R, Perry, Ga. (Perry HS)

*Batted .402 with a home run, 25 RBI and 24 stolen bases in his first two seasons on varsity for coach Denny Bryant

*Helped the Panthers to a 22-9 mark and was named Offensive Player of the Year in 2021

*Outstanding student with 4.0 GPA and four-year member of the Honor Roll

*Played summer baseball with 5 Star National

*Son of Ricky and Chrissy Knowles

“Georgia has always been my dream school growing up, and I knew if I ever got the opportunity to play there, I would,” said Knowles.

Coach Stricklin on Knowles: “Tanner is one of the fastest guys in the country in the 2022 class. He can play anywhere on the infield and could even play in the outfield.”

Jonathan Little, INF, 5-8, 170, R-R, Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek HS)

*Batted .425 with four home runs, 28 RBI and 42 stolen bases in his first two seasons on the varsity for coach Nicholas Pou

*Helped the Patriots to a 26-18 record

*Two-time First Team All-Region, All-State honors plus was named Freshman of the Year and Georgia Positive Athlete nominee

*Played summer baseball with Foundation Sports and Arkansas Sticks Academy

*Son of Stacy and Dorinda Little

“I chose UGA because it was close to home for friends and family to come to watch, and the University of Georgia has state-of-the-art technology that will develop me to ultimately reach my goal of playing professionally,” said Little.

Coach Stricklin on Little: “Jonathan is a versatile infielder who can play second base or shortstop. He has a lot of bat speed and plays the game with a lot of energy.”

Josh Tate, INF, 5-11, 167, R-R, Peachtree City, Ga. (Starr’s Mill HS)

*Batted .364 with a home run, 17 RBI and 33 stolen bases as a junior for the Panthers as they went 31-11 and captured the state championship

*Batted .338 with three home runs, 38 RBI and 54 stolen bases in 41 games during his first two seasons on the varsity for coach Brent Moseley

*Played summer baseball with Home Plate Chili Dogs and helped them capture the 2020 Perfect Game Southeast Fall World Series and invited to the National Showcase event

*Son of Eugene and Rebecca Tate

“I choose UGA because it was the perfect fit for me,” said Tate.

Coach Stricklin on Tate: “Josh is a really instinctive baseball player capable of playing anywhere on the infield. He can handle the bat and projects as a top-of-the-order hitter.”

Justin Thomas, OF, 6-0, 180, R-R, Savannah, Ga. (Benedictine Military School)

*Batted .455 with a team-leading 56 hits, five triples, 45 RBI and a .547 OB% as a junior in 39 games for coach Kevin Farmer

*Tallied eight home runs and 16 stolen bases in 2021 plus saw action on the mound, posting a 3-1 record, 1.41 ERA and two saves in 13 appearances

*Finished with 38 strikeouts and 12 walks in 29.2 innings

*Helped the Cadets advance to the state finals in Class 4-A and a final record of 33-6

*A two-time All-Region 3-AAA selection as well as to the Savannah Morning News All-Greater Savannah baseball team and named 2021 All-State by the Georgia Dugout Club

*Also earned All-Region and All-State honors on the gridiron as a two-way standout, tallying 34 touchdowns and more than 2,000 all-purpose yards for Danny Britt’s squad that is ranked No. 2 in the state by the Atlanta Journal Constitution heading in to the quarterfinals of the 2021 Class 4A playoffs…Scored a career-high five TDs in 2nd round win over Luella

*Received the Chuck Phillips Scholarship as an Outstanding Senior

*Played summer baseball with Team Elite

*Son of Justin and Jessica Thomas

“It’s always been a goal of mine to play college baseball at the University of Georgia,” said Thomas. “I am very grateful for all of my coaches and teammates who have helped me achieve my goal to wear the Red and Black. Go Dawgs!”

Coach Stricklin on Thomas: “Justin is one of the best athletes in the 2022 class, and he is a Division I football prospect. We’re thrilled that he’s chosen to play baseball where he projects as a centerfielder.”

Georgia Baseball Recruiting Class For The 2023 Season

Luke Boykin (OF, 6-1, 189, R-R, Jesup, Ga., Wayne County HS)

Jarvis Evans (LHP, 6-4, 215, L-L, Buford, Ga., Georgia Premier Academy)

Leighton Finley (RHP/SS, 6-5, 214, R-R, Richmond Hill, Ga., Richmond Hill HS)

Blake Gillespie (RHP, 6-1, 180, S-R, Lula, Ga., Medway HS)

Matthew Hoskins (RHP, 6-2, 210, R-R, Duluth, Ga., Peachtree Ridge HS)

Tanner Knowles (INF, 5-10, 175, R-R, Perry, Ga., Perry HS)

Jonathan Little (INF, 5-8, 170, R-R, Tyrone, Ga., Sandy Creek HS)

Josh Tate (INF, 5-11, 167, R-R, Peachtree City, Ga., Starr’s Mill HS)

Justin Thomas (OF, 6-0, 180, R-R, Savannah, Ga., Benedictine Military School)

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Stricklin: nine newcomers for Diamond Dog baseball team

Coach introduces new recruiting class By Christopher Lakos, UGA Sports CommunicationsGeorgia’s Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin announced Monday that nine student-athletes will be joining the Bulldog baseball program for the 2023 season.This latest recruiting class will arrive from the high school ranks and features four pitchers, three infielders and two outfielders. Here’s a look at the newest Bulldogs:Luke Boykin, OF, 6-1, 189, R-R, Jesup, Ga. (Wayne County HS)*Batted ...

Coach introduces new recruiting class

By Christopher Lakos, UGA Sports Communications

Georgia’s Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin announced Monday that nine student-athletes will be joining the Bulldog baseball program for the 2023 season.

This latest recruiting class will arrive from the high school ranks and features four pitchers, three infielders and two outfielders. Here’s a look at the newest Bulldogs:

Luke Boykin, OF, 6-1, 189, R-R, Jesup, Ga. (Wayne County HS)

*Batted a team-best .431 with 14 home runs, 39 RBI and 10 stolen bases as a junior for coach Justin McDonald

*Led the Yellow Jackets to region titles in 2019 and 2021 while earning All-Region and Player of the Year honors plus was named All-State by the Georgia Dugout Club

*A Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholar, a recipient of Heisman High School Scholarship and three-time honoree for highest GPA on the baseball team

*Played summer baseball for Five Star National and Game On Vipers including winning 2018 BCS national title with Five Star plus earned multiple All-Tournament honors with Game On Vipers

*Son of James and Cecilia Boykin

“I’ve always dreamed of playing for UGA,” said Boykin. “This opportunity provides a great education and an awesome coaching staff who have an outstanding reputation for player development.”

Coach Stricklin on Boykin: “Luke is a very good athlete with lots of power and capable of hitting to all fields. He plays with high energy.”

Jarvis Evans, LHP, 6-4, 215, L-L, Buford, Ga. (Georgia Premier Academy)

*Posted a 3-1 mark with a 2.10 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched for coach Gene Reynolds

*Also earned letters in football and basketball for the Sox

*Participated in 2021 Perfect Game National Showcase event and named to PG Underclassmen All-America team for the Southeast Region

*Played summer baseball with the GBSA Rays and with Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team at the 2021 WWBA World Championships with fellow signee Leighton Finley

*Son of Jarvis and Kim Evans

“I’ve been a Georgia boy my whole life – I’m a Dawg,” said Evans.

Coach Stricklin on Evans: “Jarvis is a football/baseball player who has decided to focus on baseball. He is a left-handed pitcher with a very high ceiling, and the best is yet to come for him.”

Leighton Finley, RHP/SS, 6-5, 214, R-R, Richmond Hill, Ga. (Richmond Hill HS)

*Posted an 8-2 mark with a 0.80 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 56 innings plus hit .385 with 28 RBI as a junior for the Wildcats

*Went 7-3 with a 1.30 ERA in 50 innings plus batted .385 with 23 RBI during his first two seasons on the varsity for coach Chris Jenkins

*Named team MVP, Region Player of the Year and FCA All-Star in leading Wildcats to the sweet 16 of the state playoffs

*Honor Roll student and recipient of Wildcat Pride Award

*Played summer baseball for Game On Vipers that won a pair of titles as well on the Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team at the 2021 WWBA World Championships with fellow signee Jarvis Evans

*Son of Mitch and Beth Finley

“I am excited to play baseball at UGA because it is a very competitive SEC school which will challenge my abilities both academically and athletically,” said Finley.

Coach Stricklin on Finley: “Leighton is a big, strong, physical athlete that has the potential to be a two-way player for us. He is a high-velocity right-handed pitcher who also hits with a lot of power.”

Blake Gillespie, RHP, 6-1, 180, S-R, Lula, Ga. (Medway HS)

*Posted a 3-1 record and team-best 1.07 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 23 innings as a senior for the Cowboys who went 35-16 in 2021 under coach Scott Hubert

*Batted .310 with two home runs, a team-best 46 RBI and 21 stolen bases combined during his sophomore and junior seasons on the varsity as the Cowboys went 42-32

*An Honor Roll student who attended Medway in Arva, Ontario before family moved to Georgia

*Played summer baseball with the Ontario Nationals

*Named to Perfect Game Underclass All-America Honorable Mention for Canada in 2020 and 2021

*Son of Shawn and Amy Gillespie

“The coaching staff, the academics and the lifestyle made choosing UGA an easy decision,” said Gillespie.

Coach Stricklin on Gillespie: “Blake is a very projectable right-handed pitcher and a plus athlete on the mound. He has a chance to be a frontline starter.”

Matthew Hoskins, RHP, 6-2, 210, R-R, Duluth, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge HS)

*Tallied a 3-4 record, 3.90 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 26.1 innings in his first two seasons on the varsity for coach Tyler Collins

*Batted .396 with a team-high three home runs and 20 RBI for the Lions

*Played summer baseball with Team Elite

*Son of Scott and Susan Hoskins

“I chose UGA because it is a great school and has really good athletics,” said Hoskins.

Coach Stricklin on Hoskins: “Matthew is a big, strong physical pitcher who features a mid-90s fastball. We feel like he can be a future member of our starting rotation.”

Tanner Knowles, INF, 5-10, 175, R-R, Perry, Ga. (Perry HS)

*Batted .402 with a home run, 25 RBI and 24 stolen bases in his first two seasons on varsity for coach Denny Bryant

*Helped the Panthers to a 22-9 mark and was named Offensive Player of the Year in 2021

*Outstanding student with 4.0 GPA and four-year member of the Honor Roll

*Played summer baseball with 5 Star National

*Son of Ricky and Chrissy Knowles

“Georgia has always been my dream school growing up, and I knew if I ever got the opportunity to play there, I would,” said Knowles.

Coach Stricklin on Knowles: “Tanner is one of the fastest guys in the country in the 2022 class. He can play anywhere on the infield and could even play in the outfield.”

Jonathan Little, INF, 5-8, 170, R-R, Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek HS)

*Batted .425 with four home runs, 28 RBI and 42 stolen bases in his first two seasons on the varsity for coach Nicholas Pou

*Helped the Patriots to a 26-18 record

*Two-time First Team All-Region, All-State honors plus was named Freshman of the Year and Georgia Positive Athlete nominee

*Played summer baseball with Foundation Sports and Arkansas Sticks Academy

*Son of Stacy and Dorinda Little

“I chose UGA because it was close to home for friends and family to come to watch, and the University of Georgia has state-of-the-art technology that will develop me to ultimately reach my goal of playing professionally,” said Little.

Coach Stricklin on Little: “Jonathan is a versatile infielder who can play second base or shortstop. He has a lot of bat speed and plays the game with a lot of energy.”

Josh Tate, INF, 5-11, 167, R-R, Peachtree City, Ga. (Starr’s Mill HS)

*Batted .364 with a home run, 17 RBI and 33 stolen bases as a junior for the Panthers as they went 31-11 and captured the state championship

*Batted .338 with three home runs, 38 RBI and 54 stolen bases in 41 games during his first two seasons on the varsity for coach Brent Moseley

*Played summer baseball with Home Plate Chili Dogs and helped them capture the 2020 Perfect Game Southeast Fall World Series and invited to the National Showcase event

*Son of Eugene and Rebecca Tate

“I choose UGA because it was the perfect fit for me,” said Tate.

Coach Stricklin on Tate: “Josh is a really instinctive baseball player capable of playing anywhere on the infield. He can handle the bat and projects as a top-of-the-order hitter.”

Justin Thomas, OF, 6-0, 180, R-R, Savannah, Ga. (Benedictine Military School)

*Batted .455 with a team-leading 56 hits, five triples, 45 RBI and a .547 OB% as a junior in 39 games for coach Kevin Farmer

*Tallied eight home runs and 16 stolen bases in 2021 plus saw action on the mound, posting a 3-1 record, 1.41 ERA and two saves in 13 appearances

*Finished with 38 strikeouts and 12 walks in 29.2 innings

*Helped the Cadets advance to the state finals in Class 4-A and a final record of 33-6

*A two-time All-Region 3-AAA selection as well as to the Savannah Morning News All-Greater Savannah baseball team and named 2021 All-State by the Georgia Dugout Club

*Also earned All-Region and All-State honors on the gridiron as a two-way standout, tallying 34 touchdowns and more than 2,000 all-purpose yards for Danny Britt’s squad that is ranked No. 2 in the state by the Atlanta Journal Constitution heading in to the quarterfinals of the 2021 Class 4A playoffs…Scored a career-high five TDs in 2nd round win over Luella

*Received the Chuck Phillips Scholarship as an Outstanding Senior

*Played summer baseball with Team Elite

*Son of Justin and Jessica Thomas

“It’s always been a goal of mine to play college baseball at the University of Georgia,” said Thomas. “I am very grateful for all of my coaches and teammates who have helped me achieve my goal to wear the Red and Black. Go Dawgs!”

Coach Stricklin on Thomas: “Justin is one of the best athletes in the 2022 class, and he is a Division I football prospect. We’re thrilled that he’s chosen to play baseball where he projects as a centerfielder.”

Georgia Baseball Recruiting Class For The 2023 Season

Luke Boykin (OF, 6-1, 189, R-R, Jesup, Ga., Wayne County HS)

Jarvis Evans (LHP, 6-4, 215, L-L, Buford, Ga., Georgia Premier Academy)

Leighton Finley (RHP/SS, 6-5, 214, R-R, Richmond Hill, Ga., Richmond Hill HS)

Blake Gillespie (RHP, 6-1, 180, S-R, Lula, Ga., Medway HS)

Matthew Hoskins (RHP, 6-2, 210, R-R, Duluth, Ga., Peachtree Ridge HS)

Tanner Knowles (INF, 5-10, 175, R-R, Perry, Ga., Perry HS)

Jonathan Little (INF, 5-8, 170, R-R, Tyrone, Ga., Sandy Creek HS)

Josh Tate (INF, 5-11, 167, R-R, Peachtree City, Ga., Starr’s Mill HS)

Justin Thomas (OF, 6-0, 180, R-R, Savannah, Ga., Benedictine Military School

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Freshman Cole Bishop Speaks to His Recent Success and How the Game is Beginning to Slow Down

While the University of Utah has certainly seen its fair share of upperclassmen dominate the field and heavily contribute to their 2021 Pac-12 South Championship, this year has seen an incredible amount of production from the underclassmen as well. Guys like Cameron Rising, Devaughn Vele, Junior Tafuna, ...

While the University of Utah has certainly seen its fair share of upperclassmen dominate the field and heavily contribute to their 2021 Pac-12 South Championship, this year has seen an incredible amount of production from the underclassmen as well. Guys like Cameron Rising, Devaughn Vele, Junior Tafuna, Karene Reid, and most notably as of late, Cole Bishop, the freshman safety from Peachtree City, GA.

Despite making some respectable contributions over the course of the entire season, Bishop has caught fire over the last few games and people are beginning to really take notice. In the last three games, Bishop has been one of the lead defenders, recording 20 total tackles, six tackles for 23 yards lost, two of which were sacks, four pass break-ups and a blocked punt.

In spite of his recent opportunities to contribute, Bishop has relished the chance to make an impact and the game has begun to slow down.

“Its been feeling great, just getting the opportunity to get out there, do my job, and do whatever I can to help,” Bishop said.

“It’s definitely starting to feel more natural,” Bishop continued. “Just because, instead of me thinking about what I’m doing, I’m just thinking about how I can do it better and stuff like that.”

To his credit, it has also looked more natural. Early on in the season, Bishop occasionally would seem lost in his attempt to adjust to the college level and even made a few mistakes. However, rather quickly, Bishop has taken his game to the next level and has either matched or outplayed some of the notable veterans on the team. Over the last two weeks, Bishop has been the lead tackler, and against Oregon, he was practically everywhere.

Not only did he lead the team with seven total tackles and two pass break-ups, but he also made a pivotal field goal block early in the first quarter which kept Oregon scoreless and Utah remained in the driver's seat. Coming off the edge, Bishop recognized the low trajectory, laid out, and made one of the biggest plays of the game that greatly impacted the Utes momentum.

“It was pretty exciting. We knew that the kicker had a pretty low trajectory on it so then Coach [Morgan] Scalley told us to really focus on laying out for it and it worked out. Hayden Fury and Clark Phillips split it, and I came through the middle,” Bishop explained.

As Bishop’s teammate and easily the best defender on the whole team, Devin Lloyd has taken notice and had a lot of praise for the young freshman, noting his elite work ethic and ability to learn the scheme so quickly.

“He puts in the work. I’m pretty sure he’s going to stay here for another couple of hours watching film and lots of stuff behind the scenes that a lot of people don’t see. He puts in the time and effort, he’s passionate about the game, loves the game, respects the game, and it's what I expect from how I see him work and the person he is,” Lloyd said

“He’s doing a great job, especially as a freshman,” Lloyd continued. “He’s doing a phenomenal job picking up different schemes, learning different defensive schemes, but also offensive schemes, and how they try to attack him.”

While it will be tough to lose some of the notable upperclassmen, especially guys like Lloyd, Utah is in good hands. Like coach Whittingham mentioned a few weeks back, this is a special group of underclassmen and they are making sizable impacts, the likes of which we have never really seen. So while Rice Eccles collectively wipes its tears at the departure of some of its notable Juniors and Seniors this weekend, be sure to take the time to appreciate and notice guys like Cole Bishop, because one day, we’ll grow to miss him too.

ERA® Real Estate Expands Georgia Presence With Affiliation of ERA Ivy League Realty

ERA® Real Estate has announced the affiliation of ERA Ivy League Realty. The company is based in Stockbridge, Georgia. with a second office in LaGrange, Geogia. Broker/Owner Ivy D. Sears founded the company in 2019. The firm’s service area includes Stockbridge, Locust Grove, Hampton, McDonough, Jonesboro, Ellenwood, Newnan, Fairburn, Coweta, Senoia, Peachtree City, Tyrone, LaGrange, West P...

ERA® Real Estate has announced the affiliation of ERA Ivy League Realty. The company is based in Stockbridge, Georgia. with a second office in LaGrange, Geogia. Broker/Owner Ivy D. Sears founded the company in 2019. The firm’s service area includes Stockbridge, Locust Grove, Hampton, McDonough, Jonesboro, Ellenwood, Newnan, Fairburn, Coweta, Senoia, Peachtree City, Tyrone, LaGrange, West Point, Columbus, Alabama and the surrounding areas.

The Southern Metro Atlanta region and LaGrange are home to several colleges and universities, medical facilities as well as tourist attractions such as the Great Wolf Lodge. In addition, manufacturing plants such as Kia Motors and suppliers including Duracell and Kimberly Clark support the regional economy. The area’s proximity to Fort Benning creates a significant pool of military clients.

Sears started her career in Information Management Systems before becoming a licensed real estate agent in 2000. During her more than 20 years of experience working in the industry, she has extended her role beyond real estate advisor. Sears serves as a coach, motivator and chief inspiration officer for her clients and agents. She is particularly proud of supporting her fellow women entrepreneurs in their new business and personal ventures, she stated.

“Ivy is a passionate and driven entrepreneur who is unafraid to take risks in pursuit of her goals,“ said Sherry Chris, President and CEO of ERA® Real Estate. “She is widely known and respected in her market and is passionate and dedicated to the success of her agents. With the backing of ERA’s sophisticated systems, turnkey innovations and verified training programs, Ivy can work to build her business in the Southern Atlanta Metro region, LaGrange and the surrounding areas. We are incredibly excited to partner with Ivy in support of her company’s expansion.”

“I’ve worked for both independent and franchised brokerages and understand the value of having a strong brand behind the business,” said Ivy Sears. “Partnership with ERA® not only provides us access to tremendous tools and technology, sophisticated marketing and a proven learning and training platform, but we are also now part of a collaborative global brand where we can gain insights and knowledge. I firmly believe that being part of the Team ERA network will help give us even more of a competitive advantage and significant resources to expand our market share and support agent success.

For more information, visit www.ERA.com.

Halloween starts Friday in Tyrone, gets a boost Saturday in Peachtree City, concludes in The Avenue Sunday

Kids of all ages are getting ready for the big Trick or Treat night, but which night is it — Saturday the 30th or Sunday the 31st? Local governments have steered clear of telling folks when the event should be observed.DRAKE FIELD — In Peachtree City, Saturday at Drake Field is a good choice to serve as the centerpiece of your family’s Halloween experience.The city of Peachtree City announces its celebration of the season with the Fall Festival & Movie Night this Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5-9...

Kids of all ages are getting ready for the big Trick or Treat night, but which night is it — Saturday the 30th or Sunday the 31st? Local governments have steered clear of telling folks when the event should be observed.

DRAKE FIELD — In Peachtree City, Saturday at Drake Field is a good choice to serve as the centerpiece of your family’s Halloween experience.

The city of Peachtree City announces its celebration of the season with the Fall Festival & Movie Night this Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5-9 p.m. at Drake Field.

Citizens are invited to come out to Drake Field next to City Hall and the City Library and next to Lake Peachtree to enjoy a host of fun, family activities including Pumpkin Painting, Costume Contest, Games, The Flip & Roll Gym Bus, food trucks, and more.

When the sun sets, settle in to enjoy our feature film, “Hotel Transylvania” starring Adam Sandler. Please be sure to bring your blankets and chairs for movie seating. Schedule of events is as follows:

Costume Contest: 5:30-6 p.m.

Pie Eating Contest: 6:15 p.m.

Open Play & Activities: 5-7 p.m.

Movie Begins: 7:15 p.m.

To give back to those in need, please consider donating canned protein items such as tuna, chicken, and other meats, as well as jars of peanut butter to Midwest Food Bank. Collection boxes will be located next to the Welcome Tent.

BRAELINN VILLAGE CENTER HALLOWEEN EVENT—

The event at 532 Crosstown Rd, Peachtree City starts at noon Saturday and lasts for 2 hours. Public invited.

Join the merchants of Braelinn Village for a Halloween party in the parking lot — look for the tents. Activities from noon to 2 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating starting at 2 p.m.

• Free photos in the Pumpkin Patch

• Hand painting

• Kid’s crafts

• DJ with music, games and prizes

Best Halloween Costume Contests —

• Best Kid Costume (3 Age Groups)

— Ages 4 and under – 12:30 p.m.

— Ages 5 – 9 1:00 p.m.

— Ages 10 and over – 1:30 p.m.

• Best Adult Costume & Best Pup Costume immediately following judging for kids.

THE AVENUE FALL FESTIVAL — Also in Peachtree City, The Avenue is hosting a Fall Festival Sunday afternoon, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating and more at The Avenue on Halloween.

WHO: Individuals, families and members of the Peachtree City-area community are invited to attend the 2021 Fall Festival — a fun, safe Halloween celebration.

WHAT: The Avenue Peachtree City is hosting the 2021 Fall Festival on Sunday, October 31. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in store-to-store trick-or-treating and pick up sweet treats from tenants. In addition, guests can enjoy other activities including, pumpkin decorating, creepy crawler exhibit, balloonists and caricaturists, a live dance company performance, strolling entertainers including a mime, stilt walker and magician and photos with special characters including Scooby-Doo, Sully from Monsters, Inc., the Little Mermaid and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Guests are invited to stick around after the festival activities conclude, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a special viewing of “Hocus Pocus” at Central Park. A live DJ will begin at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark — approximately 6:48 p.m.

WHEN: Sunday, October 31, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Avenue Peachtree City, 239 City Circle, Peachtree City, GA 30269

Here are scenes from a previous Halloween event there:

TYRONE — Tyrone families can begin even earlier — Friday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at Shamrock Park for “Trick or Treat Around The Lake.”

Tyrone officials are inviting all to “wear your favorite costume and bring a bag to collect candy.” A professional photographer will be there to take your picture and give you the photo at no charge.

Here’s the flyer for that event:

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