Peachtree City

Girl Scouts volunteer at food bank

Girl Scouts and families volunteer

Helping others, but learning lessons, too

Two local Girl Scout troops -- Brownie Troop #12104 and Daisy Troop #14773 -- recently volunteered at the Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City.

The girls and their parents bagged 30,000 mini bags of M&M's and Twix candy bars, and over 250 bags of cookies.

The girls not only worked on their math skills, but learned important life lessons about teamwork, sharing the blessings of food for those less fortunate and how to be good community partners.

The food bank serves more than 120 agencies in the local community.

Rollings-Duhon engagement

Lauren MacKenzie Rollings engaged to Jay Patrick Duhon

After a year long engagement, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Rollings of Peachtree City, Ga. are excited to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren MacKenzie Rollings, to Jay Patrick Duhon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Duhon of Peachtree City, Ga.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Lloyd Adams and Ms. Donna Collins of Portland, Ore. and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rollings of Salem, Ore.

Lauren is a 2010 graduate of McIntosh High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Read More»

Volunteer efforts damaged at The Ridge Nature Area

As you may know, Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving our land and natural resources, promoting healthy outdoor recreation and providing environmental education for our community. As a nonprofit, community support and volunteer efforts are what make our nature areas special as well as our community’s quality of life unique. Read More»

Determine to have civil discourse on Common Core

It is an unusual idea nowadays, but deemed worth trying in Fayette County. Having a conversation over social and political lines is an admittedly a difficult proposition in the world we live in today.

Fire chiefs get terminated for expressing religious views in books. Noted personalities are asked not to give commencement speeches because their views are not in line with the university faculty. Democrats and Republicans cannot cordially convey their points to one another. Read More»

Anderson Wright English, 24

Anderson Wright English, 24, passed away on January 13, 2015, after losing his struggle with Substance Use Disorder. Read More»

Jack G. Hanson, age 87

Humility, self-discipline, honor, unpretentiousness, patience and a sense of justice and love are characteristics describing "Coach" Jack G. Hanson, who passed away on January 6, 2015 after lengthy illnesses.

He was born February 23, 1927 in Roanoke, Ala., the son of Dr. Douglas and Mrs. Annie Gooden Hanson. Read More»

Epiphany pageant

Shown are (front row, L-R) Matthew Jones, Logan Greiner, Rose Whitaker and Gavin Bryan. On the middle row, (L-R) are Faith Macaluso, Isabella Macaluso and Aidan Whitaker. On the back row (L-R) are Andrew Fry, Nicky Macaluso, William Fry and Connor Macaluso. Photo/Special.

On Jan. 4, All Saints Anglican Church held its annual Epiphany Pageant. This year’s theme was “The Lost Meaning of Christmas.” With the help of Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, the true meaning of Christmas was found. Shown are (front row, L-R) Matthew Jones, Logan Greiner, Rose Whitaker and Gavin Bryan. On the middle row, (L-R) are Faith Macaluso, Isabella Macaluso and Aidan Whitaker. On the back row (L-R) are Andrew Fry, Nicky Macaluso, William Fry and Connor Macaluso. Photo/Special.

Holy Trinity to conduct poverty survival program

The Poverty Simulation Program called “Welcome to the State of Poverty” will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City.

The interactive program places participants into “families” or other roles and challenges them to survive with an income level below poverty level for one month.

The program is open to all church members, and any interested community members. Read More»

OBB band to play at SDA Church Jan. 28

Shown (L-R) are band members Jacob Oswald, Zach Oswald and Nich Oswald. Photo/Special.

OBB, a contemporary Christian band, will perform at Peachtree City Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance (groups of 10 or more are only $6 in advance) and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ptcsda.com. For more information about OBB, go to www.obbmusic.com. Peachtree City SDA Church is at 4957 East Ga. Highway 34, Sharpsburg. Shown (L-R) are band members Jacob Oswald, Zach Oswald and Nich Oswald. Photo/Special.

Wilcox book nominated for several publishing awards

New book is second in a trilogy

Peachtree City resident and author Victoria Wilcox is garnering critical acclaim in the form of prestigious book award nominations for “Gone West,” the second title in her historical fiction trilogy, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday.”

“Gone West” was published in May 2014 by Knox Robinson Publishing and explores how a southern son named John Henry Holliday become a Western legend called Doc Holliday. Read More»

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