Peachtree City

Bowling alley coming to PTC's 74 South?

Planners to discuss proposal Monday; would require change in zoning restrictions

Is it possible that a bowling alley might become a neighbor to the Autozone on Peachtree City’s southside?

The answer is yes ... and no. Technically, the zoning conditions for the Wilshire Village retail area prohibit a bowling alley as a use.

However, the city is exploring the possibility of lifting that restriction for a proposed “Oasis Bowling Center” to come to Wilshire Village, which is located off Ga. Highway 74 south at Rockaway Road. Read More»

PTC planners to discuss junior box plans

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way will be discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The proposal from Trinity Development is to build four “junior box” retail stores ranging from 20,000 to 28,000 square feet each on the 14.3 acre site. Read More»

Officials field questions on particulars of Ga.’s gun laws

GeorgiaCarry official Jerry Henry (L) responds to a question while Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah looks on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The meeting room downstairs at the Peachtree City Library was full March 31 as Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah and GeorgiaCarry.org Executive Director Jerry Henry fielded residents’ questions on the particulars of current state law on carrying firearms.

Henry at the outset of the meeting referenced the passage of Senate Bill 308 in 2010 and how it expanded the places where a gun can be carried.

The questions quickly followed, with one resident asking about the use of deadly force and potential liability. Read More»

Council poised to limit use of all ‘walking’ signs in PTC

‘Will work . . . if PTC Council lets me’

For the past year or so, some businesses in Peachtree City have used employees or contractors to hold promotional signs along the road in an effort to drum up more business.

That practice may become significantly curtailed — perhaps even banned — after Thursday night’s City Council meeting. City staff is recommending that such walking signs, sometimes held by costumed mascots, be limited to four times a year and for no more than five consecutive days at a time, among other regulations. Read More»

Software soldiers pay in blood for foreign adventures

They say that, in the Bible, it states that there will be wars, and rumors of wars. Now, the Bible is older than old; but those words have been validated for centuries. And it seems that religion is somewhere meandered along the front lines of some of those battles.

Many a mother has gone to bed every night, with thoughts of a loved one lost in battle. And many a father has awakened each day, wondering if his son will ever return home.

Did the writer, or writers, of those biblical words, have a vision, or perhaps were they writing about their everyday lives? Read More»

COS’s Grace Flock Band to present concert Thursday

Members of Grace Flock Band pictured preparing for a past tour are: (seated) Susan Summers, Gary Pederson, Ginnie Weber; (kneeling) Karla Dietmeyer; (standing) Mark Summers, Lans Rothfusz, Karen Ladman, Christie Pederson, James Callison, Penny Kahley, Robin Merriman, Kathy Rothfusz and Frank Trembley. Not pictured are Karl Dietmeyer, Brandon Rothfusz and Preston Rothfusz. Photo/Special.

Members of GraceFlock Band, contemporary worship leaders at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, will present a concert Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The group leaves the next day on a concert trip to Florida.

Some of the music featured will be from their newest compact disc, “Life,” which they released at Thanksgiving. Their three compact discs (and songbooks) feature all original music by band members Gary Pederson and Lans Rothfusz. Read More»

All Saints Anglican Church’s ministry provides for needs of service personnel

Fred Smith (left) and assistant Dave West of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City discuss activities of the church’s “Soldier Care” ministry. The ministry collects and delivers snacks and other items to traveling military personnel at Hartsfield-Jackson airport through the USO. Smith has led the ministry since the formation of the church four years ago. Not pictured is another assistant Jim Adams. All Saints is at 225 South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

The “Soldier Care” ministry of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City works closely with the United Services Organization (USO) at Hartsfield-Jackson airport to provide for U.S. military personnel traveling to battlefields overseas. The general public is being asked to help in this important effort. Read More»

Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City Saturday

Chick-fil-A has committed to be the title sponsor of the upcoming Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City. Their generous support of the Walk will allow Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital to continue to offer their services at no charge to cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Wellness offers comprehensive, complementary services and programs to anyone affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey. These services improve quality of life and promote health and well being at every phase in the cancer journey. Read More»

Kurpiel is All American 5K's Hometown Hero

Ashley Kurpiel

Last year, the Peachtree City Running Club launched the All American 5K, a race on the Saturday before Memorial Day that raised money for the Dan Berschinski Fund. Lt. Dan Berschinski is a local man who was injured in Afghanistan. The race this year, set for Saturday, May 28, will be run in honor of

Ashley Kurpiel, a Peachtree City resident with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP). Money raised from the $25 entry fee for runners, walkers and phantom runners will support the International FOP Association (IFOPA). Read More»

Hupperich-Voight engagement

Kelly Margot Hupperich engaged to Daniel John Voight

Mr. and Mrs. Peter K. Hupperich of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Margot Hupperich, to Daniel John Voight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Voight of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and is studying early childhood education at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. She will graduate in December 2011. Read More»