Peachtree City

Software soldiers pay in blood for foreign adventures

They say that, in the Bible, it states that there will be wars, and rumors of wars. Now, the Bible is older than old; but those words have been validated for centuries. And it seems that religion is somewhere meandered along the front lines of some of those battles.

Many a mother has gone to bed every night, with thoughts of a loved one lost in battle. And many a father has awakened each day, wondering if his son will ever return home.

Did the writer, or writers, of those biblical words, have a vision, or perhaps were they writing about their everyday lives? Read More»

COS’s Grace Flock Band to present concert Thursday

Members of Grace Flock Band pictured preparing for a past tour are: (seated) Susan Summers, Gary Pederson, Ginnie Weber; (kneeling) Karla Dietmeyer; (standing) Mark Summers, Lans Rothfusz, Karen Ladman, Christie Pederson, James Callison, Penny Kahley, Robin Merriman, Kathy Rothfusz and Frank Trembley. Not pictured are Karl Dietmeyer, Brandon Rothfusz and Preston Rothfusz. Photo/Special.

Members of GraceFlock Band, contemporary worship leaders at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, will present a concert Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The group leaves the next day on a concert trip to Florida.

Some of the music featured will be from their newest compact disc, “Life,” which they released at Thanksgiving. Their three compact discs (and songbooks) feature all original music by band members Gary Pederson and Lans Rothfusz. Read More»

All Saints Anglican Church’s ministry provides for needs of service personnel

Fred Smith (left) and assistant Dave West of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City discuss activities of the church’s “Soldier Care” ministry. The ministry collects and delivers snacks and other items to traveling military personnel at Hartsfield-Jackson airport through the USO. Smith has led the ministry since the formation of the church four years ago. Not pictured is another assistant Jim Adams. All Saints is at 225 South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

The “Soldier Care” ministry of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City works closely with the United Services Organization (USO) at Hartsfield-Jackson airport to provide for U.S. military personnel traveling to battlefields overseas. The general public is being asked to help in this important effort. Read More»

Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City Saturday

Chick-fil-A has committed to be the title sponsor of the upcoming Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City. Their generous support of the Walk will allow Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital to continue to offer their services at no charge to cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Wellness offers comprehensive, complementary services and programs to anyone affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey. These services improve quality of life and promote health and well being at every phase in the cancer journey. Read More»

Kurpiel is All American 5K's Hometown Hero

Ashley Kurpiel

Last year, the Peachtree City Running Club launched the All American 5K, a race on the Saturday before Memorial Day that raised money for the Dan Berschinski Fund. Lt. Dan Berschinski is a local man who was injured in Afghanistan. The race this year, set for Saturday, May 28, will be run in honor of

Ashley Kurpiel, a Peachtree City resident with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP). Money raised from the $25 entry fee for runners, walkers and phantom runners will support the International FOP Association (IFOPA). Read More»

Hupperich-Voight engagement

Kelly Margot Hupperich engaged to Daniel John Voight

Mr. and Mrs. Peter K. Hupperich of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Margot Hupperich, to Daniel John Voight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Voight of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and is studying early childhood education at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. She will graduate in December 2011. Read More»

Traffic alert: lane shift at Hwy. 74S widening

The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of a traffic shift on Ga. Highway 74 south, scheduled for Wednesday, April 6. Traffic on SR 74 will be shifted to the newly constructed lanes, from Padgett Road to just south of the Flat Creek Bridge. This traffic shift is weather permitting and subject to change. Read More»

2011 Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk in PTC’s Picnic Park

2011 Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk in PTC’s Picnic Park

The 2011 Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk held recently at Picnic Park in Peachtree City was a fund-raiser for the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network. Attended by the 400 that registered, along with a wealth of family members accompanying them, the event raised money that will only go to meet the needs of local cancer patients in Coweta, Fayette and surrounding counties. For more information visit www.bcsurvivorsnetwork.org. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sports groups pitch in

With rec budget cuts, youth associations spend $122K on PTC fields

As Peachtree City budget cuts have hit the recreation department in recent years, various youth sports associations are picking up some of the slack financially.

Last year, those sports associations kicked in an extra $122,000, compared to the city’s overall recreation budget for the sports fields: $617,000.

The soccer association, for example, spent $40,000 for the aeration and top dressing of its fields, which previously had been funded by the city, said Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo. Read More»

PTC Rec makes best of budget cuts

In-house work, volunteers filling the gaps

With about $1 million in recreation cuts since 2009, Peachtree City has had to do more with less.

The recreation department’s maintenance crews is down from 16 to eight people. And key maintenance projects have been deferred and will have to be addressed in the coming year, Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo told the City Council last week at its annual retreat.

The good news is that the department is using its in-house capabilities to do more than before, such as the interior re-painting of the entire Gathering Place, Gaddo said. Just that one effort saved $4,000. Read More»

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