Peachtree City

Keep investigating water odor complaints

My sincere gratitude to County Commission Chair Steve Brown and to Fayette County Water System Supt. Lee Pope for their positive attitudes and prompt actions during the recent “smelly water” episodes.

The frequent incidents of contamination of our water are of critical concern to every single one of us and deserve our very best efforts at monitoring and control — especially since there is rapidly increasing demand on an already overstrained system.

We must make sure that our analytical efforts include application of the fine arts of sampling, open-minded persistence and replication. Read More»

Without politics, Obama is empty golf shorts

Who didn’t see this coming? Two New York police officers murdered in their car in cold blood? Just last week “Rev” Al Sharpton protesters were chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops.”

How has it come to this? We elected a community organizer to be President. Not a leader or a patriot. A community organizer! One who has done everything in his power to divide us. Cops vs citizens. Doctors vs. patients. Haves vs. have nots. Etc.

Now that he has been reelected and the 2014 elections have passed he believes he may do whatever he wants. Read More»

WOG children’s choir performs

Pictured are (L-R) Emma Krause, Darcy Drury, Nickolas Hacker, Colin Hacker, Kaylee Poff, Kate Krause, and Grant Prather. The musical was directed by Andi Laaker. Photo/Special.

The Children’s Choir at Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City performed the musical, “Touch Of An Angel”, during the sermon on Sunday, Dec. 14. Members of the cast pictured are (L-R) Emma Krause, Darcy Drury, Nickolas Hacker, Colin Hacker, Kaylee Poff, Kate Krause, and Grant Prather. The musical was directed by Andi Laaker. Photo/Special.

Christmas with the Presbyterian Women

Shown are  singer Bethany Smithley and the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay. Photo/Special.

The Presbyterian Women of the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City recently gathered for an evening of Christmas food, fun, and fellowship. More than 60 women enjoyed a delicious meal by chef Pat Hawthorne, an inspirational message from the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay, and music entertainment by singer Bethany Smithley and pianist Susan Scheuer. In addition, three local families were adopted for the Christmas season by the PWs with toys, clothes, and gift cards provided. Shown are singer Bethany Smithley and the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay. Photo/Special.

Stix Ministry at Word of God Lutheran

Shown are Stix Ministry members (L-R) Andi Laaker, director; ministry members Eddie Griffin, Owen Apfel, Steven Ochoa, Michael Crofton, and Bert Laaker. Photo/Special.

Members of the Stix Ministry at Word of God Lutheran Church were presented with a cross in their honor during the worship service on Sunday morning, Dec. 14. The Stix Ministry, under the direction of Andi Laaker, performs using wooden dowels that are choreographed to the music of Christian and patriotic songs. The metal cross was hand forged by members of Word Of God Cross Ministry Russ Crawford, Ken Griffin, and Bert Laaker. Shown are Stix Ministry members (L-R) Andi Laaker, director; ministry members Eddie Griffin, Owen Apfel, Steven Ochoa, Michael Crofton, and Bert Laaker. Photo/Special.

McIntosh dance No.1 in jazz

The McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team recently traveled to Tennessee to compete in the UDA Smokey Mountain Championship. They competed against teams from Georgia, Tennessee, and Ohio. The Chiefettes brought home a 1st place trophy for their Jazz routine, and a 2nd place trophy for their Pom routine! The Chiefettes upcoming competitions include traveling to Birmingham on January 10, Nationals in Orlando on Jan. 31 and Feb.1, and the State Competition at McIntosh Feb. 7. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team recently traveled to Tennessee to compete in the UDA Smokey Mountain Championship. They competed against teams from Georgia, Tennessee, and Ohio. The Chiefettes brought home a 1st place trophy for their Jazz routine, and a 2nd place trophy for their Pom routine! The Chiefettes upcoming competitions include traveling to Birmingham on January 10, Nationals in Orlando on Jan. 31 and Feb.1, and the State Competition at McIntosh Feb. 7. Photo/Submitted.

PTC native dominates on the court, blindfolded

Blindfolded Amanda Dennis makes a block. Dennis was named the 2014 female disabled athlete of the year and honored at the Georgia Disability Sports Awards in November. Photo/Submitted.

A Peachtree City native is competing on the international stage in a sport that many people may have never seen or heard of.

Amanda Dennis was named the 2014 female disabled athlete of the year by BlazeSports and was honored in November in Atlanta at the Georgia Disability Sports Awards
For several years the 20-year-old has been a member of the U.S. national goalball team, which reached the quarterfinals at the 2012 Paralympics in London and captured the gold at the International Blind Sport Association’s (IBSA) Goalball World Championships in July in Finland. Read More»

Fifth-graders ready for ‘Shrek Jr., The Musical’

Cleveland Elementary fifth-graders are thrilled to read through their scripts of “Shrek Jr., The Musical.”  The show will feature fifth grade students and members of the Cleveland Elementary School chorus. The show dates are May 1 and 2. Photo/Submitted.

Script practice

Cleveland Elementary fifth-graders are thrilled to read through their scripts of “Shrek Jr., The Musical.”  The show will feature fifth grade students and members of the Cleveland Elementary School chorus. The show dates are May 1 and 2. Photo/Submitted.

One of first LEGO Robotics teams competes

The Community Warriors are one of the First LEGO League Robotics teams at Booth Middle School. Besides building and programming robots, the team has decided to focus on improving the way students learn about volunteering through service learning.

One way the team has decided to raise awareness about volunteering is to challenge students to volunteer for just one hour. They call it the ”Hit the Road” challenge because they want students to step out of their comfort zones and onto the volunteer road. Read More»

Largest HS pageant in nation Jan. 8-10

Brooke Fletcher, Miss Georgia USA 2015. Photo/Submitted.

14th annual Miss Starr’s Mill pageant ft. Miss Ga. USA Brooke Fletcher

The 14th annual Miss Starr’s Mill High School Scholarship Pageant will be held Jan. 8, 9 and 10, 2015, in the Willie Duke Auditorium.

29 young ladies will compete for more than $7,000 in scholarship money and the title of Miss Starr’s Mill 2015.

Starr’s Mill graduate and Miss Georgia USA 2015 Brooke Fletcher along with the reigning Miss America Outstanding Teen Olivia McMillan will make special guest appearances at the pageant. Read More»

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