Peachtree City

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Fayette County government wants to confiscate land from our neighbors to build a road to nowhere and waste millions of your tax dollars in the process. Why this should be an important concern to you?

1. If this can happen to these neighbors, it can happen to you. 2. It is your tax dollars and they should be spent wisely. 3. Your silence gives the government a blank check and the confidence to do whatever they want. Read More»

Ramsey’s immigration bill needs your help

It’s gratifying to see that Georgia is now dealing head on with its share of a vexing national issue: illegal aliens. Representative Matt Ramsey last week submitted the thoughtful, meaningful, and necessary “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011” to address the many aspects that unlawful entry into the U.S. has on our state.

Many illegal aliens come here to avoid corruption and consequences of capricious edicts and loosely or selectively enforced laws, so it is paradoxically inappropriate that their very first act coming here is to break the law. Read More»

Schools teaching ‘7 Deadly Sins’ laws 1 year too late for many

Today my 8th-grade, 14-year-old daughter presented me with a permission slip to attend a teaching segment on the “Seven Deadly Sins.” As stated in the permission slip, juveniles who are at least 13 years old in Georgia “must be prosecuted as adults if they are charged with one of the Seven Deadly Sins.” Read More»

Instead of rejoicing about tax collections, let’s reduce our tax rates

While reading state Senator Ronnie Chance’s article, “Notes from the Senate: Double-digit revenue increase best in 24 months,” published in last week’s The Citizen, Sen. Chance seemed rather exuberant about the fact that the state of Georgia was having a tremendous increase in its tax revenues. Read More»

Newberry College Jazz Big Band to perform at Christ Our Shepherd

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host the Newberry College Jazz Big Band in a concert on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

The college, in Newberry, S.C., was founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church.

The audience received the band enthusiastically when they played in Peachtree City some years ago, and director Bill Long says, “This is my best band yet.”

The band plays jazz classics and more contemporary music. Admission is free.

The church is on the corner of Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway

Holy Trinity plans retreat February 7-9

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will host a parish retreat/mission Feb. 7-9 at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Leading the event will be Fr. James Friedel, an Augustinian from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

“This event is designed to allow us to turn off our engines, slow down and reflect upon some of the things in our lives which our day-to-day activities just do not allow,” a spokesperson said.

Friedel will also conduct a mini-series for seniors at 9 a.m. which will be open to others who prefer a morning session. Read More»

Boy Scout applications sought

Boy Scout Troop 175, sponsored by Peachtree City United Methodist Church, is accepting applications for new scouts for 2011.

Troop 175 is a large, active troop with a 12 month program of weekly meetings and monthly outings.

Boys can experience the outdoors while learning how to be a better citizen and a good leader.

Meetings are on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Scout Lodge, a realized vision of Troop 175’s adult leadership.

For information, visit www.ptctroop175.org or call Danny McCranie, Scoutmaster, 678-364-0315.

Waller-Cline - engagement

Heather Genae Waller engaged to Kevin Davis Cline

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Waller of Abilene, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Genae Waller, to Kevin Davis Cline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kim Cline of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Waller of Overbrook, Kan. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simpson of Phoenix, Ariz. She is a 2005 graduate of Merkel High School, in Merkel, Texas and a 2010 graduate of Faulkner University, where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in English and vocational Christian ministry. She currently is employed by Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Ala. Read More»

Troop 279's Eagle Scouts

Troop 279's Eagle Scouts

Fifteen young men from Boy Scout Troop 279 in Peachtree City achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2010. In an era in which typically two percent of scouts worldwide reach Eagle, Scouting’s highest rank and award, these 15 Scouts represent 20 percent of Troop 279, which is sponsored by Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The Eagle class of 2010 includes, front row left to right, Stephen Dolan, Robert Worley, D.J. Read More»

Booth Middle School students raise $2,323 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon

In the front row, from left, are Mikey Eberle, Sam Lyon, Brandon Snapperman, Mikeila McQueston, Samantha Miller, Richard Kohlhaas and Haven Clark. In the back row are Ji-Hoon Shin, Jessica Bell, Tyler Krikorian, Matt Marhefka, Anna Brachey, Olivia Pressel, Jessica Rodriguez, Jade Ponder, Shiori Ito and Mary Howe. Photo/Special

Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $2,323 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

“We are so proud of our students for embracing Math-A-Thon and raising critical funds for St. Jude,” said Kristi Hardeman, coordinator of the event. “Every dollar raised will help support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children in communities worldwide.” Read More»