Peachtree City

Wiese to be installed at Christ Our Shepherd

The Rev. Fredrick (Fritz) Wiese will be installed as senior pastor at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City this Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. A pre-service concert will begin at 3:30, featuring The Christ Our Shepherd Brass, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Joyful Noise Ringers, and soloist Darren Siegerdt.

Sanctuary Choir, The Shepherd’s Flock Singers, and GraceFlock band will also provide music during worship. Read More»

St. Christopher’s celebrates first Divine Liturgy on new church site

Shown above (L-R) are Matthew Farmakis, the Rev. Fr. George Tsahakis, Steven Wilson and John Soulakos. Photo/Special.

On Sunday, Aug. 28 St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church celebrated its first Divine Liturgy on its recently purchased land on Ebenezer Road immediately outside the Peachtree City limits. Read More»

Holder-Cheek Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Cheek

Hannah Michelle Holder and James Thomas Cheek were married at Gin Creek in Hartsfield, Ga. on July 10, 2010. The Rev. David Rogers, the groom’s uncle, conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Holder of Peachtree City. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Holder of Peachtree City, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ethridge of Chattanooga, Tenn. Read More»

Detour this weekend in PTC on Hwy. 74 South

This weekend a section of Ga. Highway 74 will be closed to allow the installation of pipes underneath the road at Crosstown Road.

The detour will begin Friday at 11 p.m. and remain in effect through 11 p.m. Sunday night, according to an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Motorists will be detoured around the area on Crosstown Road, south Peachtree Parkway, Robinson Road and Redwine Road to get back onto Hwy. 74, officials said. Read More»

Pinter-Yosten Engagement

Meghann Mary Pinter engaged to Nicholas Alan Yosten

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Pinter of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghann Mary Pinter, to Nicholas Alan Yosten, son of Police Chief Bruce and Mrs. Pam Yosten of Plainview, Neb. Read More»

PTC Mayor Haddix foresees more 2-to-3 votes ahead

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L) and Mayor Don Haddix. File photo.

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, who hasn’t shied away from controversy by chiming in to local bloggers via TheCitizen.com, is venturing into new territory this week.

In a letter to the editor on Page A4, Haddix is now criticizing fellow Councilman Eric Imker for bringing up a matter at a council meeting which Haddix was already working on behind the scenes.

In this case Haddix is upset that Imker discussed at last week’s council meeting the possibility of renegotiating the city’s take of the 2004 special purpose local option sales tax for transportation. Read More»

Haddix: It’s time for some corrections

The time is right for updates, concerns and corrections.

It took over two years and a new council to effect changes to the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) that were needed. That authority is now on the right track. Read More»

Local student shines in theater and opera

Carolyn Balkovetz

The Twilight Theatre Apprentice Company is a local theater training program for middle school and high school students. Recently, Carolyn Balkovetz, a student at Starr’s Mill High School and senior apprentice with the Twilight Theatre, was selected to attend six-week vocal training program at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. The vocal students enjoyed daily classes in acting, yoga, diction, music literature, music theory, and had the honor of auditing rehearsals of the Janiec Opera Company. Read More»

Iron kid: PTC teen wins national event

Lots of kids like to follow in their father’s footsteps. Will James’ father participates in triathlons, so there are a lot of footsteps to follow.

James, 15, recently took part in the 2010 USA Triathlon Junior Triathlon festival in San Diego, Calif. and was a national champion in Boys 13-15 with a time of 30:04. The triathlon consisted of a 200 meter swim, a 10 km bike ride and a 2 km run.

James has been competing in triathlons for close to eight years, starting out in his own backyard in the annual Peachtree City Youth Triathlon. Read More»

Mystery writing workshop for kids set for Oct. 13

A “Most Mysterious” Writing Workshop for boys and girls ages 9-14 will be held at Halloween Central (better know as Gallopade Publishing) on Wednesday, Oct. 13 (of course), created by our own local kids mystery book author, Carole Marsh and given by “Wacky Writing Witch” Paige Muh.

“While it may sound silly and like a lot of fun (and it is!), parents will be amazed at the tips their children learn during this workshop, and how it improves their writing and grades in school,” says Marsh.  “It’s almost scary!” Read More»