Peachtree City

‘The story is complete: I have my sister’

Peachtree City resident Devy Bruch (center), her daughter Robin Hunter Bunch (left) and Devy’s sister Pat Wilkins visit at Devy’s home in November. The two only learned of each other in 2009 and first met last December. Devy was one of the thousands of babies stolen by the infamous Georgia Tann during the 1920s through 1950.

“It’s still a bit unreal. I was the only one for so many years and now I have a family.”

Those were the animated words of Germantown, Tennessee resident Pat Wilks, who visited recently with her sister and Peachtree City resident Devy Bruch. The twowere first reunited last year after most of a lifetime of never knowing the other existed. The reason: Devy was one of the many babies stolen by the infamous Georgia Tann, who from the 1920s until 1950 ran the Tennessee Children’s Home Society and a home for unwed mothers. Read More»

Georgia Singers in concert this Friday

Georgia Singers in concert this Friday

Georgia Singers will  present their fall concert  Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City. Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend and enjoy the wonderful sounds of this remarkable local choir.  Included in the musical selection is a wide variety of styles, both sacred and secular; classical to Broadway; followed by delightful music for the holiday season. Georgia Singers, under the direction of Franklin Green d.m.a. director, is a talented group of local young women that range in age from 7th grade through adult. Photo/Special.

Kedron salutes veterans

Kedron salutes veterans

Kedron Elementary School honored America’s veterans and those who currently serve with a school wide musical, “The American Dream,” and patriotic artwork. Pictured are students who have relatives serving in our armed services. They are Lyong-kyong McDonald, Victoria Anthony, Do-Kyong McDonald, Lyann Hernandez, and Gloria Hernandez. Photo/Special

Oak Grove's top poetry reciters

Oak Grove's top poetry reciters

Congratulations to the Oak Grove Grade-Level Poetry Recitation Winners. These students won at their respective grade levels by memorizing lengthy poems and reciting for the school. Oak Grove’s winners will continue to the county-level to recite with the other school winners across Fayette County. In the front row, from left, are Tyndall Phillips (KDG), Ashley Sikes (1st grade), and Leo Maneein (2nd). In the back row are Haruka Nakatsuji (3rd grade), Abby McMichen (4th), and Carson Langham (5th). Photo/Special.
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Here comes Santa Claus to PTC's Kedron Elementary School

Here comes Santa Claus to PTC's Kedron Elementary School

Kedron Elementary School in Peachtree City celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 4, with a Holiday Breakfast with Santa. The fifth grade orchestra performed holiday music. Visiting with the jolly old elf are Jolie Fouts, Sammi Lucich, Gracie Weldon and, kneeling in sleigh, Orla Fennell. Photo/Anne Weldon.

PTC OKs part of county transportation plan, opposes F'ville bypasses

Instead of endorsing the full Fayette County Transportation Plan, the Peachtree City Council instead chose Thursday night to approve solely of the myriad of city projects contained in the plan.

And while the county transportation plan specifically says no transit projects are recommended for Fayette County, council’s resolution of approval also rebukes a 2007 unfunded plan for metro Atlanta that could bring bus and rail transit service to the city. Read More»

Plunkett thanks outgoing PTC manager for straight talk

Peachtree City Manager Bernard McMullen.

It’s not very often that a former Peachtree City council member returns to address the council during a meeting.

Cyndi Plunkett took advantage of her citizen’s allowance of two minutes during the public comment portion of Thursday’s meeting.

“I did not come here to complain,” Plunkett said with a smile on her face. “I’m here to recognize the end of an era.”

Specifically Plunkett came to praise retiring City Manager Bernie McMullen, noting this was most likely his last full meeting before his final day the end of the year. Read More»

Preparing a happy Thanksgiving

Preparing a happy Thanksgiving

Coordinator Helen Ragsdale (blue sweater) and Elizabeth Roy ready a portion of the more than 100 Thanksgiving meals delivered to shut-ins across Fayette County by a mass of volunteers from Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Those receiving meals on Thanksgiving morning were also treated to gift bags provided by the church, plates decorated by Boy Scouts and special Thanksgiving cards from the Peachtree City UMC kids. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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