Peachtree City

Clayton State moving to World Drive in north PTC

Clayton State University’s campus in Peachtree City will be moving northward before fall classes begin.

The Fayette County campus will be moving to office space at 100 World Drive, on the northern end of Peachtree Parkway across from the Kedron Village shopping center.

The big move coincides with the success of the program, which offers dual enrollment for high school students as well as degree completion programs, psychology and business degrees for part-time students, and the MBA. Read More»

Appeals court upholds child exploitation verdict in PTC case

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld the guilty verdict from a jury that convicted a Clayton County man of soliciting sex online from an undercover Peachtree City police officer whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl.

Mohammed Bolton, 37, was convicted in March 2006 by a Fayette County Jury.

When he was arrested in October 2005, police said that Bolton was a youth minister at Harvest International Church in Jonesboro and also was a school bus driver. Read More»

Imker gets input on PTC’s proposed new budget

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L) points out some budget figures at City Hall Saturday. Photo/John Munford.

About a dozen Peachtree City residents attended an informal budget meeting with councilman Eric Imker Saturday morning.

In addition to his presentation on the proposed 2011-2012 city budget, Imker also got feedback from those in attendance at the three-hour meeting. What emerged was several members of the populace who took a keen interest in the budget.

Resident Michael Posey questioned why the city wanted to spend $450,000 on the new “bubble” off-season cover for the Kedron pools, theorizing that few residents use the pool in the off-season. Read More»

No tax rate hike expected for PTC

Mayor Haddix, Councilman Imker clash on differing budget philosophies

Peachtree City residents won’t see a property tax increase this year, as the city’s $27.7 million budget for 2011-2012 has been adjusted to eliminate a slight millage rate increase. Read More»

A parable of Washingdon: Folks decided to take in laundry

There is a town, not far away, whose people woke one morning to find that the town’s industries had shut down. There were no jobs. The people wondered how they would earn their living.

One man decided that he would earn money by doing his neighbors’ laundry. The neighbors were busy complaining that they had no jobs, and were happy for this man to do their laundry. A woman on the next block saw what was happening, and offered to do her neighbors’ laundry. Read More»

Bike rider sees signs of the times from teens

While bicycling the other day, I was privileged to be addressed by some passing motorist. I usually experience this right after graduation, but it appears I will get to be so blessed through the summer.

I am so uplifted when this occurs. I get to experience the benefits of the fine education of our youth. Their extensive vocabulary is so extensive. It consists of words that rarely exceed four letters and three syllables. They also express the extent of their intelligent quotient by the number of fingers they can raise.

’Tis always an uplifting experience.

Bicycling on,

Von Woods Read More»

Grace Flock Band announces upcoming performances

GraceFlock Band’s travel group includes (L to R) seated, Kathy Rothfusz and Susan Summers; standing, Lans Rothfusz, Christine Pederson, Karl Dietmeyer, Brandon Rothfusz, Mark Summers, Frank Trembley, Penny Kahley, and Gary Pederson. Photo/Special.

GraceFlock Band from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will play a concert on July 17 at All Saints Lutheran Church in Lilburn. The band will also play on Aug. 6 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Alpharetta and on Aug. 12 at The Frederick W. Brown Amphitheater in Peachtree City. The band has produced three compact discs of all-original music, and they lead music every Sunday at a 10:50 a.m. worship service. Read More»

PTCUMC, Providence UMC will offer Financial Peace University

Providence United Methodist Church and Peachtree City United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University,” a 13-week class, starting in August.

The class seeks to help individuals get out of debt and learn to manage finances. The average participant has eliminated $5,300 of debt and saved $2,300 in those 13 weeks.

The PTCUMC class meets Sundays beginning Aug. 14 from 4-6:30 p.m.

The Providence UMC class meets Wednesdays beginning Aug. 17, from 6:30– 8:30 p.m. The cost for class materials is $80, and free childcare is provided. Read More»

Brown-Vickers engagement

Candice Martina Brown engaged to Jonathan Michael Vickers

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart G. Wever of Melbourne, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Martina Brown, to Jonathan Michael Vickers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Vickers of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Toups of Melbourne, Fla. and Mr. and Mrs. Stuart J. Wever of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla. She is a graduate of The University of West Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management with a minor in marketing. She currently is employed by PepsiCo in Atlanta. Read More»

Kool and the Gang Saturday night at ‘The Fred’

Kool and the Gang Saturday night at ‘The Fred’

Put on your dancing shoes, and “Jungle Boogie” over to the Frederick Brown Jr. ‘The Fred’ Amphitheater as Kool & The Gang take the stage in Peachtree City Saturday, July 16. Enjoy an evening under the stars when gates open at 7 p.m.. Local party band Second Time Around kick off the music for the night at 8 p.m., and Kool & The Gang take the stage at 9 p.m. Read More»

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