Peachtree City

An open letter to prospective businesses looking at Peachtree City

I write this in hopes that potential entrepreneurs or businesses will overlook the seemingly endless inconsequential soap opera that our current city administration keeps airing out in public. The truth is that our city is, in fact, open for business and despite the anti-business rhetoric espoused by many on The Citizen’s blog, including our mayor, Peachtree City would welcome the opportunity to discuss our merits. Read More»

‘Walk where Jesus walked’ at PTCUMC’s Journey to the Tomb

Caroline Ginder and Jennifer Ginder get into character for the Journey To The Tomb. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City United Methodist Church is sponsoring an interactive event call “Journey To The Tomb” Saturday, April 16, that will allow people to witness a recreation of the final days of Jesus.

Set in a wooded area behind the church, the event will include interactive stations that depict the actions of Jesus on Palm Sunday, in the Garden of Gethsemane, during the Last Supper, during His crucifixion and His resurrection. Read More»

COS Holy Week includes Crosswalk

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will start Holy Week services with Sunday of the Passion, on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, April 16-17. The Saturday service will be at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 8:30, 10:50, and 11 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 21, will be observed at two separate times: at a 12:15 p.m. midday worship service and at a 7 p.m. joint worship with First Presbyterian Church (at COS), featuring a combined choir from both churches. Dr. David Miller will preach. Read More»

Baldwin-Scanlan engagement

Sarah Helen Baldwin engaged to Matthew David Scanlan

Mark Baldwin and Sheila Baldwin of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Helen Baldwin, to Matthew David Scanlan, son of Steve and Marcia Scanlan and Laura and Jim Karas of Thomasville.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of The University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news with a minor in history. She currently works at CBS Atlanta News where she produces the noon newscast. Read More»

Cipullo-Moore engagement

Jeanine Marie Cipullo engaged to Joshua Tyler Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cipullo of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanine Marie Cipullo, to Joshua Tyler Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moore of Jacksons Gap, Ala.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Cipullo of Ellijay, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hohenstein of Hialeah, Fla. She is a 2002 graduate of McIntosh High School and a 2006 graduate of Auburn University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a minor in Spanish. She is currently employed by Tallapoosa County as a high school Spanish teacher. Read More»

McIntosh graduate has eye-opening spring break

Laurel Briglevich, far left, with Leslie Pitman of Florida, also a Queens University Student, with children from the little hamlet of Chanchinel. Photo/Special.

Lots of college students tend to head south of the border on spring break. Laurel Briglevich went way south. The daughter of John Briglevich, the goalkeepers coach at McIntosh and Wendy Wilson, Briglevich is an international studies major, a senior at Queens and a McIntosh graduate herself. From March 12-21, she went with 14 other students and three advisers to Guatemala. Read More»

Shurman singer performing with John Popper in Atlanta Friday

Aaron Beavers, a McIntosh graduate and founding member of Shurman, will be performing Friday night at The Masquerade in Atlanta with John Popper and the Duskray Troubadors.

1. You’ll be in town Friday with John Popper and the Duskray Troubadors. How’d you become a part of this project? Read More»

Peachtree City is going purple for Relay for Life

Seeing a lot of purple as you ride along Highway 54, or take a cruise along the cart paths in Peachtree City?

Don’t worry, it’s not your eyes. They’re painting Peachtree City Purple.

They’re putting purple bows around the City Plaza, they’re decorating the trees on the plaza around the fountain with purple lights, they’re placing purple bows on path markers, and hanging purple banners around town. They even hope to find a way to turn the water in the Fountain at City Hall Plaza purple.

So what’s all the purple about? Read More»

PTC man arrested for fake cocaine, biting cop

A 19 year-old Peachtree City man was arrested April 9 on charges of committing two felonies and a misdemeanor after reportedly approaching several juveniles with fake cocaine then biting the officer attempting to take him into custody.

Corey McKoy, 19, of Peachtree City, was charged with sale of a counterfeit substance (felony), obstruction of an officer by injury (felony) and misdemeanor loitering. Read More»

'Walking sign' rules on hold pending poll of local businesses

What about charity carwash signs, other nonprofit events?

New restrictions on the use of “walking signs” in Peachtree City were put on hold by the city council at its meeting Thursday.

City staff was asked to look at creating an exception for non-profits and also to poll businesses on their current and potential future use of handheld “walking” signs.

But a majority of council appears set on instituting the new rules, with some significant concern about the potential for the hand-held signs to proliferate. Read More»

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