Peachtree City

Egging them on

Egging them on

The annual Peachtree City Optimist Club held their annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City. Hundreds of families came out to enjoy games, treats and searching for thousands of colorful plastic eggs. For more photos from the April 23 event, go to this gallery. Photos/Michael Boylan.

Faulty data mask BoE’s problems

At the April 19 Fayette County Board of Education meeting, the board restored effective May 1 the remaining 3 percent of the 4.5 percent pay cut all school board employees took back in 2009. The board previously restored 1.5 percent of the pay cut in February of this year.

The March 2011 fund balance of $19.9 million was at an all-time record high and the balance may reach $21 million by the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2011. The March balance was almost triple the average fund balance over the past several years. Read More»

Taylor, Epps ordination set for June 11 at Christ the King

Deacons Jason Epps and James Taylor (inset)

Deacons Jason Epps of Senoia and James Taylor of Peachtree City will be ordained to the sacred order of Priests on Pentecost Eve, Saturday, June 11, at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The men will be ordained by The Most Rev’d David Epps, Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South. A reception will follow the ordination service.

A Hogansville native, Taylor was ordained as a deacon in 2010 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Read More»

Kenny G at 'The Fred' this Saturday

The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City kicks off their 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series this Saturday, April 30 as the Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kenny G brings his Heart and Soul Tour to the Fred stage. Read More»

PTC changing crime alerts; users need to sign up again

Peachtree City residents who have become accustomed to crime alerts on their cellphone and email inboxes will have to make a switch, and soon.

The city is abandoning the Nixle service because the company has changed its mind and decided to start charging cities for the service. Instead, the city is rolling out a similar service that will also be free, and can be signed up for on the city’s website at http://www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx. Read More»

Here's your keys, Ace

Here's your keys, Ace

Peachtree City resident Wickus Kok, center, sank a hole in one Wednesday, scoring a free 24-month lease on this Mercedes-Benz SUV at the annual Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City golf tournament. Kok hit his magic shot on the 17th hole with a 170-yard ace. Presenting him the keys is Ernest Dixon, Retail Operations Manager for Mercedes-Benz of South Atlanta as Cliff Schmidt, Kiwanis Tournament Director, looks on with great satisfaction for another successful tournament. Photo/Dan Nelson.

Holy Carp!

Holy Carp!

Blaise McCord, 16, of Peachtree City caught this whopper of a grass carp in a local pond in the city a few days ago. A member of the Bass Fishing Club at McIntosh High School, McCord caught it while casually fishing in the evening hours; and yes, he released it back into the water. Photo/Special.

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary’s Red Bird Run winners

Crabapple Lane Elementary School hosted the 7th Annual Red Bird Run last month with more than 350 participants. This is one of the Peachtree City Rotary Club Elementary Grand Prix Race Series.

Elementary students who were 1-mile fun run winners are (L-R, front row) Abigail Hooper (first place female), Allie Silbert (third place female), Caitlin Van Zyl (second place female). Back row: Jacob Richardson (third place male), Kyle Riesselmann (first place male), Brooks Baro (second place male). Read More»

Wigs for Kids Cut-A-Thon in PTC next Sunday

Helping to promote the hair-cutting for kids are (L-R) Elizabeth Gilbert, Sarah Shupenus and Geoffrey Gilbert. Photo/Special.

Atlanta-based NV Hair Studio and Wigs for Kids have teamed up to organize a Cut-A-Thon to promote Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization that assists children who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia and burns.

Wigs for Kids provides human hair wigs for children and assists them with their cosmetic and psychological needs.

The Cut-A-Thon will take place on Sunday, May 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at NV Hair Studio, 1301 Commerce Drive, Peachtree City. Read More»