Peachtree City

Ebola: Common sense needed in Fayette Co. schools

I’m very happy to hear that the West African children did not have Ebola as stated in The Citizen Saturday, Oct. 18. However, I think we are very fortunate that they did not have it.

[System spokesperson Melinda] Berry-Dreisbach states that four of the children were monitored at school by having their temperatures taken there. They should have been monitored at home and not permitted to attend school until the 21 days had expired. Read More»

Gay marriage goes from unthinkable to law of the land

It’s hard to believe that even 10 years ago, the notion of gay marriage was still unthinkable for most Americans and that now, after such a short time, it’s on its way to being the law of the land.

Some states are holding out, but they will buckle to legal challenges and the tacit support of the Supreme Court, which held that opponents of gay marriage were “enemies of humanity.” Read More»

Imker’s budget, Learnard’s goals

In this third letter of the series, the budget and those responsible will be examined.

In 2010, when Councilman Eric Imker proposed the 1.25 millage increase, he said in five years all would be balanced with no more tax increases, period. Council members Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch not only backed him, but called him a budget genius. I said it would not work and his approach would lead to unending tax and debt increases. Read More»

Andrew Alvey McFarland of Peachtree City

Andrew Alvey McFarland

Andrew Alvey McFarland of Peachtree City, Ga. died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 27.

Andrew, born June 21, 1987 in Memphis, Tenn., was the son of Lee and Sharon McFarland of Peachtree City, Ga. His family moved from Memphis to Peachtree City in 1993. Read More»

Chili cook-off is Saturday in PTC

Barry Wright is serving his special “Fatboy Chili” to those that attended the Great Chili Challenge in 2013. Photo/Submitted.

The Line Creek Civitan Club and the Georgia District Civitan Foundation will host the Civitan Great Chili Challenge at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.Saturday. Read More»

Former Celtic Woman, Thunder singers at The Fred

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The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater and Kelly Porter Productions are joining forces to bring another magical concert to Peachtree City on Saturday, Dec. 13.
The concert features former Celtic Woman, Lisa Kelly, along with special guests Chloe Agnew (formerly of Celtic Women) and Paul Byrom (formerly of Celtic Thunder) as they bring Christmas favorites with an Irish feel to Peachtree City’s 2,500 seat outdoor Amphitheater. Last May, Lisa Kelly’s “The Voice of Ireland” concert was such a huge success, that they are adding it the show. Read More»

PTC publishing company’s invention wins award

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Peachtree City-based Gallopade International, Inc., an award-winning publisher of children’s books and educational materials, produced a product selected as Learning Magazine’s 2015 Teachers’ Choice Award winner for its Classroom Common Core Writer’s Blocks, cubes that prompt writing topics.
The Learning magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards honor innovative, superlative educational products with real teachers weighing in as judges. Read More»

Ghoulish family love story

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SMHS students performing ‘The Addams Family’

The Starr’s Mill High School Fine Arts Department is planning a frighteningly funny Halloween treat for the whole family, as it performs “The Addams Family” Broadway musical on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 to 2.
The enormously popular Broadway musical, with story by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, features an all-student cast and crew directed by SMHS drama teacher David Spearman. Read More»

Civitans celebrate a big year

The 2014 officers were installed during the club’s annual end of the year meeting. The club also honored the Civitan of the Year. Photo/Submitted

Smiles, smiles, more smiles, and a few tears of joy filled the air as the Line Creek Civitan Club of Peachtree City celebrated the end to another year of fellowship, service and knowledge during their annual meeting and recognition dinner.

‘Happiness Invades Peachtree City” served as a correlating theme to the 2014-2015 Civitan International President’s theme “I’m Civitan Happy.” Read More»

Margaret Roberts Cook, 92, of Peachtree City

Margaret Roberts Cook

Margaret (Margy) Roberts Cook, 92, of Peachtree City passed away October 20, 2014. Margy was born March 19, 1922, in Atlanta, graduated from Girls’ High School, and spent much of her life as a homemaker in East Point and Douglasville.

She had a strong faith, and interests included Bible study, sewing, cake decorating, cooking delicious meals for her family, playing with her grandchildren (sockball, anyone?), following the Braves, and caring for and loving her family, who also dearly loved her and will miss her. Read More»