Peachtree City

Civil Air Patrol, Alpha team staging search and rescue mission Nov. 8

On Nov. 8, the Alpha Team K-9 Search and Rescue of Atlanta and Civil Air Patrol Peachtree City Falcon Field Composite Squadron, will team up to coordinate life saving skills for a search and rescue exercise on a wooded private property.

When combined with Alpha Team K-9 Search and Rescue and Civil Air Patrol, larger areas can be covered in a shorter time due to the keen canine scent tracking and manpower in numbers trained for survival in the woods. Read More»

Dredging of Lake Peachtree set to begin by January

Grass growing in the bed of Lake Peachtree in June 2014. File photo.

The long-awaited dredging of Lake Peachtree appears to be close to beginning. Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson in an Oct. 24 letter said the dredging job is expected to be put out for bids in late December with initial work beginning in January.

However, even after dredging the mostly dry lakebed is completed, the larger issue of when the lake will be refilled is still an unanswered question, pending a decision on rebuilding the dam’s damaged spillway.

Rapson in the Oct. 24 letter to Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington said sampling of soils and survey fieldwork is complete. Read More»

NAACP speaker: Keep working to overcome ‘dream haters’

Derrick Boazman. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the of the NAACP held Oct. 25 was radio personality, community activist and former Atlanta City Councilman Derrick Boazman.

Boazman in speaking about the lawsuit on district voting said Fayette is a county where the NAACP had to file suit to get equity and a level playing field.

“We’ve come all the way from Carver Homes (where Boazman lived as a child) to Aberdeen Parkway,” Boazman said. Read More»

Franklin-Long engagement

Chloe Leigh Franklin engaged to 2LT John Christopher Long

Matthew and Anne Franklin of Peachtree City, Georgia announce the engagement of their daughter, Chloe Leigh Franklin to 2LT John Christopher Long, son of Dr. James and Lisa Long of Newnan, Georgia.

The bride-to-be is is the granddaughter of Weldon and Betsy Franklin of Dallas, Texas and the late Frank McArdle, of Duxbury, Massachusetts and Joanne McArdle of Pembroke, Massachusetts.

The groom-to-be is the grandson of Quince and Pat Burton, of Newnan, Georgia and the late Sam Long and Bernice Long of Buffalo, New York. Read More»

You’re never too old for some things

Shown is Christian Jubin from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church receiving candy from Marie Ball, 101 years old, while Trick-or-Treating last year at Heritage Assisted Living. Photo/Special.

Children from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will Trick-or-Treat at Heritage of Peachtree Assisted Living on Oct. 29. They will also participate in “reverse” Trick-or-Treating when they take to the residents bags of candy they have collected. On Nov. 2 many of the children will bring a “tithe” of their Halloween candy to church give to needy persons. Shown is Christian Jubin from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church receiving candy from Marie Ball, 101 years old, while Trick-or-Treating last year at Heritage Assisted Living. Photo/Special.

First Presbyterian’s Music for Missions to feature jazz, dancing, auction Nov. 14

Peachtree Jazz Edition band members include, kneeling (L-R), Ted Zitelli, Tom Sepanski, director David Gaissert, David Brinson and Dale Pheicie. Standing (L-R), Gary Ray, David Marcus, Tom Tierney, Ron Bratcher, Joe McDaniel, Joe Auriemma, singer Toni Byrd, Wayne Hughes, Saunders Jones, Donn Blosser, Brian Thomas and Bill Greenhaw.  Not pictured:  Tara Adcock.  Photo by Ellen Tew.

Enjoy live music, dancing, and a silent auction while supporting local and international missions, on Friday, Nov. 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City.

“Music for Missions” will feature the band, Peachtree Jazz Edition playing big band dance hits accompanied by singer Toni Byrd. The concert and dance will take place in Smith Hall from 7 - 10 p.m. Read More»

Women of Faith live simulcast set for Nov. 7 & 8

Members of Peachtree City Christian Church Women’s Ministry are busy preparing for hundreds of women in the surrounding area to attend the Women Of Faith – Survival to Revival 2014 Live Simulcast on Friday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, 500 Kedron Dr., Peachtree City.

Tickets for the event are $30 and can be purchased online at or in the church office.The doors will open an hour early and Roly Poly will provide box lunches for $7. Read More»

Order Greek pastries for the holidays

The deadline is Nov. 10 for ordering pastries from St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church’s 2014 Holiday Greek Pastry Sale .

Available for sale are: Spanakopita, $10 per dozen; Tiropita, $10 per dozen; Baklava, $18 per dozen; Kourambiethes, $15 per dozen; Melomakarona, $15 per dozen ; Koulourakia $8 per dozen; sampler mixed dozen, $20 per box.

Pick up dates are Friday Nov. 21 from 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. – noon at 313 Dividend Dr., Peachtree City. Read More»

Holly Grove AME to host Women’s Day

Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will host its Annual Women’s Day Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Celeste Wells of Christ Community AME Church of Clarkston.

Holly Grove AME Church is at 400 Holly Grove Church Rd., Peachtree City.

Holy Trinity will offer special GriefShare

“Surviving The Holidays” a special session of the GriefShare program for those who are grieving the death of a loved one, will be offered at Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Rd, in Peachtree City.

“Surviving The Holidays” can help cope and discover new reasons to enjoy the holidays.

A special “Survival Guide” with devotions will be provided.

There is no fee for the program and it is open to the public. Read More»

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