Peachtree City

Find it in Fayette this holiday season

This is a holiday letter, so I would love to be able to relate a touching tale of family and miracles to give you a catch in your throat and really drive home the importance of shopping locally. Unfortunately, I’m fresh out of those types of stories. Instead, I’ve got a medical analogy that may help illustrate how vital this issue is, now and year-round. Read More»

Ramsey’s punitive approach to illegals is the wrong solution

I was sorry to read in The Citizen that GOP leaders in the General Assembly plan to prioritize anti-immigrant legislation during its upcoming session [“Tighter rules for illegals studied,” 11/24/10]. I am especially dismayed that our own Rep. Matt Ramsey is bent on keeping us from spending “one penny to allow illegal immigrants to attend our schools.”

The massive influx of undocumented immigrants from Latin America in the past 15-20 years came in response to several related events: Read More»

During the holidays, try out one of PTC’s new jewels: the dog park

Every now and then something you never expected comes your way and ends up bringing you a lot of joy. One of those rare things for me was the Peachtree City Dog Park.

I can truly say that I deeply enjoy sitting in one of the park’s many Adirondack chairs beneath a tree watching the dogs run and talking with the good friends that I have made. Nestled in the beautiful woodlands, the park is a picturesque setting that makes for a relaxing break. Read More»

A case for gas golf carts

I have been following the gas golf cart debate since my Boy Scout Citizenship in the Community merit badge class went to the August Council meeting where it was discussed.

I think we should not ban gas golf carts.

Gas golf carts do not contribute significantly to pollution for gas golf carts have better mileage than most cars. So if we wanted to slow down pollution, we should get rid of Hummers and other big gas guzzlers, for they barely get anything per gallon.

In addition, gas golf carts have more range and dependability for those citizens who depend on them for travel. Read More»

Try the Jesus way this holiday season

What Jesus would do.

There was a time several years ago when I really wanted to give myself to Jesus. I was in a church, became a deacon, joined Promise Keepers, went on mission trips, and paid my tithings. I attended a two-year Bible study and continued into a third year with the instructor of the course.

But I never really felt I knew what Jesus wanted me to do. One verse always stuck with me. Someone asked Jesus what the most important of the Ten Commandments were. Jesus replied, “Love God and love your neighbor” (Luke 10:27). Read More»

Arts and Crafts Fair set for Saturday

Members of St. Andrew’s ECW will host their annual Christmas Fine Art & Craft Fair this Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 316 Peachtree Parkway North, Peachtree City.

The event will include 24 juried vendors featuring jewelry, handmade cards, fine art, textiles, Christmas decor, wood sculpture and folk art, smocked children’s clothing, local honey, award winning jams, jellies and chocolate, natural soaps, fused glass, fashion accessories and more.

All proceeds benefit ECW programs and community outreach.

PTC’s All Saints Anglican will host ‘Home For the Holidays’

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will host a free Christmas music recital in its sanctuary on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The theme is “Home For The Holidays.”

The presentation will be organized and led by All Saints music director Shannon Bryan, who will play the piano and accompany guest soprano Chelsea Buyalos. LeeLee Hunter will also perform solo classical guitar. Read More»

All Saints Anglican hires new Christian Education director

Some of the young people of All Saints Anglican Church welcome Jessica Greiner as the new director of Christian education. From left are Greiner, Dorothy Murphy, Kylee Greiner and Madeline Fry. Photo/Special.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City has hired Jessica Greiner as its new director of Christian education.

Greiner will develop and supervise a variety of youth programs and events to include seasonal pageants, music camp, retreats, mission trips, discipleship, outreach projects, youth fellowship, Sunday School and Children‘s Chapel.

All Saints Rector Rev. Michael Fry said of Greiner, “We are most pleased to welcome Jessica to our staff. Her energy and enthusiasm will be vital to the success of this important ministry.” Read More»

Turner-Beckett wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Turner

Mindy Lynne Turner and Adam Preston Beckett were married on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at their lake home on Pine Lake in West Point. The Rev. Paul Fredette of Boston, Mass., uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Kenneth G. and Lynda Turner of Peachtree City. She is the granddaughter of John D. English and the late Jean Y. English of Peachtree City and Donna D. Turner and the late Kenneth G. Turner, Sr. of Sharpsburg. Read More»

PTC Planners postpone vote on Walgreens architecture

Architectural rendering of proposed Walgreens presented at Peachtree City Planning Commission Nov. 29, 2010.

REVISED for print edition — Saying they needed better visuals before making a final decision, the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night postponed a vote on the proposed architecture for the Walgreens pharmacy that will replace the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

Commissioners suggested that Walgreens bring back visuals that blend photographs of the existing site with a representation of the actual size of the building and how it would fit onto the site. Read More»