Peachtree City

Nonprofit leader speaks to rotary, focused on families

Helene Prokesch. Photo/Submitted

 Helene Prokesch from the National Lekotek Center spoke recently at the Rotary Club of Peachtree City.

Lekotek is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides an array of services to improve the lives of children with special needs through the utilization of toys and play.

Lekotek Centers offer therapeutic play-based family sessions for families of children with disabilities, structured to help children learn, develop and thrive in a world that presents them with many unique and complex challenges. Read More»

SMHS grad voted GT’s new president

Above, SMHS graduate Dillon Roseen, elected GT student body president. Photo/Submitted.

Dillon Roseen, son of Erik and Lynne Roseen, a 2011 Starrs Mill High School graduate, was elected the Georgia Institute of Technology student body president for the 2014/2015 school year.

After campaigning for two weeks last spring in a three-way primary, he and his running mate, Brandie Banner, came away with 53.6 percent of the votes, avoiding a runoff.

They focused their campaign on enriching the student experience at Tech in various areas including improving student life, campus infrastructure, access to technology and revitalizing SGA (Student Government Association). Read More»

CAP’s wreaths of honor

A CAP member assisting with a wreath for a veteran. For almost a decade, Civil Air Patrol members nationwide adorn memorials and veterans’ graves in December, showing their appreciation for the nation’s military. Photo/Submitted.

For nine Decembers, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members nationwide have shown their appreciation to our nation’s veterans by adorning memorials and veterans’ graves with evergreen wreaths.

As a key partner in Wreaths Across America, CAP ensures our nation’s soldiers’ sacrifices are not forgotten.

This year, anyone can be a part of this nationwide tribute to veterans by sponsoring a Wreaths Across America wreath at Westminster Memorial Cemetery, in Peachtree City. Read More»

Play performance will aid Promise Place

From left, front row; Emily Bunker, Kaylee Lloyd, Claire Hemenway, Cristina Mariano. Back row; Connor Lawhead, Alex Minor, Kalynn Henderson, Jordan Iacovella. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh High School drama department will be performing an encore of the one-act play “Five Kinds of Silence” tonight (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by emailing Tickets will also be available at the door for $5. Read More»

Crowned Cherokee Rose

Elizabeth Buckalew singing “La Vie en Rose,” in French. Photo/Submitted

On Oct. 5, Elizabeth Buckalew, an SMHS graduate, was crowned Miss Cherokee Rose, a preliminary in the Miss America system.

She will compete for the title of Miss Georgia in June. Along with winning the title, she won the interview and talent portions of the competition.

Buckalew is a senior at the University of Georgia where she majors in finance and minors in French.

Her platform is high school dropout prevention, and she is president and founder of “Dawgs for Diplomas,” a campus club she created that is responsible for mentoring at-risk high school students.

Blue Angels headed to air show in 2015

Blue Angels headed to air show in 2015

Captain Jeff Kuss and Captain Corrie Mays get down from the F/A-18 they landed at Falcon Field Wednesday, Nov. 12. Kuss and Mays, representing the Blue Angels, flew in to discuss logistics for the Great Georgia Airshow Oct. 31, 2015, of which they will be a part. The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron. A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels. Each year the team typically selects three tactical (fighter or fighter/attack) jet pilots, two support officers and one Marine Corps C-130 pilot to relieve departing members. Photo/Bethan Adams.

New hotel gets tabled by commission

A rezoning proposal heard by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on Nov. 10 was tabled on a 3-1 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A public hearing on a rezoning proposal that would locate a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn in the largely vacant Kedron Office Park was tabled by a 3-1 vote at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Citing the need for additional research, commissioners will hear the proposal again at the December meeting. Read More»

Police warn about pine straw scam

A homeowner in Peachtree City was presented a bill for $8,400 for materials and labor for two days of work installing pine straw at the residence. Photo/Peachtree City Police Dept.

Need pine straw in your yard? Be careful who you hire to provide it. The Peachtree City Police Department is advising that residents be aware of scams Read More»

Police gearing up for holiday toy drive

The Peachtree City Police Department is about to kickoff the 2014 “Light up the Night” toy drive with a drop-of location at the Walmart on Ga. Highway 54 West.

To ensure that local families in need can have a joyous holiday, the department is asking for donations of new unwrapped toys for both girls and boys. The age range should be from 2 years to 17 years of age. In lieu of toys, monetary donations can also be made at Walmart or at the police department at 350 Ga. Highway 74 South. Businesses and civic organizations can make a contribution by contacting Capt. Stan Pye at 770-487-8866. Read More»

City's holiday celebration is set for Dec. 6

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 6, for an evening of winter holiday fun. Peachtree City’s annual Hometown Holiday will kick off at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall Plaza.

Activities include children’s holiday crafts, making s’mores, and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy, and Legacy Dance. Santa will arrive on the plaza at 5:30 p.m. to hear children’s wish lists, and the evening will conclude with the official lighting of the tree.

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