Peachtree City

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

PTC police bag 170 pounds of drugs — legal drugs

Peachtree City Police Lt. Jason Epps is front and center April 30 as area residents arrived at Shakerag on McIntosh Trail to drop off out-of-date prescription and over-the-counter medications for the department’s “Pill Drop” program. Residents dropped off approximately 170 pounds of medications, the vast majority of which were old prescription meds. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A chief reason to help this charity

A chief reason to help this charity

Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins was one a nearly three dozen community leaders and officials to try their hand at taking orders and delivering meals April 26 at the annual Prevent Child Abuse Fayette Benefit Dinner held this year at the Outback Steakhouse in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Garage sale will benefit PTCUMC’s international missions

The International Mission Teams of Peachtree City United Methodist Church will hold a garage sale Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. – noon at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City.

All proceeds will be used by the Liberia, Guatemala, South Africa, and Mozambique Mission Teams for projects, supplies, and travel scholarships. Read More»

GriefShare starts May 5 at PTCUMC

Beginning May 5, Peachtree City United Methodist Church will offer GriefShare each Thursday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

GriefShare is a Christ-centered Biblically based support group for anyone who has lost a loved one.

It is open to anyone in the community and surrounding area who has lost a spouse, child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend.

GriefShare is led by facilitators who understand the grief process and want to help. All facilitators have experienced the loss of a loved one and can identify with the emotions that result from the grief process. Read More»

Open Mic Night at 'The Fred' Saturday

Local entertainers go head to head competing for the coveted first place win in the Third Annual Open Mic Night at the Fred Amphitheater. Saturday, May 7 come out and cheer for your favorite artist as they face a live audience and panel of judges. Winners take home not only bragging rights but the opportunity to perform as an opening act for one of the concerts in the 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series at the Fred. The “ticket” for the night is a Fred wrist band that may be purchased for $5 in advance or $10 the night of the show at the Box Office. Read More»

Oak Grove Elementary’s DARE essay winners

Oak Grove Elementary’s DARE essay winners

Students at Oak Grove Elementary participated in the D.A.R.E. (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education). After lengthy studies with School Resource Office Paul Smilley (PTCPD), all students passing the course earn a certificate. Winning essay writers for each 5th grade class include, from left, Will Pickard, Ian Darling, Rebecca Snyder, and Marlena Walker. Special thanks to the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club for their annual support of the D.A.R.E. Program at Oak Grove. Photo/Special.

Blood drive at Holy Trinity, May 2

A blood drive is being conducted at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Peachtree City. Donors will be received in Loreto Hall on Monday, May 2 from 12-6 p.m. For convenience, appointment times may be scheduled by calling Dan Law at 770-631-6779 but walk-ins are also welcome. Holy Trinity Catholic Church is located at 101 Walt Banks Road which is the intersection of Walt Banks Road and GA Highway 54. The American Red Cross has issued an urgent nationwide call for blood due to shortages caused by the recent weather and Easter holiday. Read More»

PTC urges veto for tree cutting bill

Bill gives billboard companies authority to remove, trim trees on state rights of way

At its April 21 meeting, the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to ask Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a bill that would give billboard owners free rein to cut down and trim trees on state-owned right of way.

House Bill 179 was passed by both sides of the legislature this year. Peachtree City Rep. Matt Ramsey voted against it, while Tyrone Sen. Ronnie Chance voted in favor.

The bill allows for an area as long as 350 feet from the edge of pavement to be cleared of trees on state-owned right of way, and 250 feet along the right of way fence or boundary. Read More»