Peachtree City

Help Mexico solve illegal immigrant problem

I watched a very sad movie on Netflix recently, titled “Which Way Home.” It was a social and cultural documentary about the plight of the children of Mexico and Guatemala, left behind when their families travel to the land of opportunity to find work.

These children decide to take it upon themselves, to “ride the rails” of Mexican trains, atop railroad boxcars. Read More»

Neither unions nor Democrats are solely to blame for financial woes

Please, if you failed to read Dr. Mark Hendrickson’s article of the week past, go back and read it. Dr. Hendrickson has a few themes which I would like to discuss.

1. The nation is in a financial crisis because public unions have held government and the people hostage to lavish pay and benefits packages.

2. These lavish packages were made possible by the mandatory appropriation of union members’ dues, which then go to Democrats who turn around and grant huge remunerations to the favored unions. Read More»

Parents preached unions, but public unions must sacrifice too

My parents too came from very poor families. My dad was raised in Rex, Ga., and mother in Tucker, Ga. Neither finished high school, but my dad did have enough math training to help me with my algebra. He didn’t arrive at the answer like I did but he got the right answer.

When I saw Timothy J. Parker’s letter to The Citizen, March 2, 2011, I felt I had to respond.

Dad and Mother both worked in a hat factory for a while. Then sometime early in life Dad joined the union and when I was 6 he was sent to Savannah to work in the shipyards building ships for World War II. Read More»

All Saints, Word of God join for Ash Wednesday service

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City and the recently formed Word of God Lutheran Church will conduct joint Ash Wednesday services March 9. Services will begin at noon and 7 p.m. in the All Saints multi-purpose room at 225 South Peachtree Parkway. The Rev. Michael Fry of All Saints and the Rev. Larry Lystig of Word of God will both officiate.

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent — the 40 weekdays before Easter. As Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness before embarking on his ministry, so Christians have long undertaken a 40-day preparation for the Easter celebration. Read More»

Holy Trinity’s Dia de la Familia Health Fair set for March 26

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will hold its ninth Annual “Dia de la Familia” Health Fair on Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Once again the fair will offer a variety of free health screenings for such things as breast cancer, diabetes, cholesterol, vision, hearing, dental and much more.

Representatives will be on hand from many local associations such as United Way, Head Start, Life Link and many others explaining to participants how they can benefit from the free services they offer. Read More»

PTC First Presbyterian preschool, kindergarten opens registration

Registration for the Peachtree City First Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool is now open to the general public on a first come first serve basis. Morning classes are offered for children ages 2-5.

The purpose of the school is to nourish spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth in the students. Individual teaching is stressed so each child progress at his/her own speed.

To receive an application or to tour the facility located in the heart of Peachtree City, call 770-487-3699. Read More»

Piribek-Team engagement

Courtney Rachel Piribek engaged to Robert Alston Team III

Col. John Piribek of Peachtree City and Ms. Susan Piribek of Lexington, Va. announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Rachel Piribek of Newport Beach, Calif., to Robert Alston Team III, also of Newport Beach. Read More»

The Fresh Market opens in Peachtree City Wednesday

A view of the inside of the Peachtree City location of The Fresh Market. Photo/Joyce Beverly.

The Fresh Market, Inc. will expand its presence in the Southeast region Wednesday (March 9) with a new store in Peachtree City, marking the company’s eleventh store in the state. Read More»

Omega Books celebrates 25 years of loving books and readers

From left are Omega Books owner Karen Duncan and manager Rene Miller Mittenzwei. Photo/Michael Boylan.

As area residents flock to get acquainted with The Fresh Market at their grand opening tomorrow, Karen Duncan, owner of Omega Books, and her staff hope that some of those residents take the time to get reacquainted with them.

“We’re so excited about Fresh Market opening this week. It’s been two years since Baby Kroger left and it was rough for the businesses in this center to lose the anchor store,” said Duncan, who added that the other business owners now feel more optimistic with The Fresh Market’s arrival and the facelift that the businesses in the center received. Read More»

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