Peachtree City

Spelling Bee in PTC next Tuesday

The 4th annual Peachtree City Spelling Bee, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Peachtree City City Hall, $15 for county residents, $22.50 for out of county, open to students enrolled in grades 3-8, including homeschooled students. This is a fun and local competition so children do not advance on to district or state, it is just a fun competition for bragging rights and a nice sized trophy, and prizes. If you would like to register please call 770 631-2542 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Advance registration is required and the deadline to enroll is Monday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.

PTC offering emergency response course

Applications are due Tuesday for a free emergency preparedness course offered by the Peachtree City Police Department.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training has been very popular among participants, who learn basic disaster response skills during the 10-week course.

Training sessions cover disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and team operations.

The training culminates with a disaster simulation in which participants practice skills that they learned throughout the course. Read More»

Patriot Day/Freedom Walk to be held at Falcon Field on 9/11

It is still a time to remember. The years pass but the memory of the tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 remains fresh in the minds and hearts of many in America. In that regard, the 4th Annual Peachtree City Patriot Day & Freedom Walk will be held on September 11 at Falcon Field.

Peachtree City Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo said the community will again remember the lives of nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, a day that is emblazoned in the minds of Americans and peace loving people around the world. Read More»

Sue Gilbert Quay, 81, of Peachtree City

Sue Gilbert Quay, age 81, of Peachtree City, GA, died at Newnan Health and Rehabilitation Home in Newnan, GA on August 24, 2010 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Stella Mae Gilbert, her father, Peter Reid Gilbert & her brother Arthur Gilbert. Read More»

Imker: PTC Development Authority must re-focus while using less money

Last week three Peachtree City council members prevailed in hiring an economic development coordinator as a city staffer while also drastically cutting funding for the city’s development authority from $35,000 to zero for the 2010-2011 budget cycle.

Both actions were approved by council members Eric Imker, Vanessa Fleisch and Kim Learnard and opposed by Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum. While the coordinator vote was not a surprise, the unfunding of the Development Authority of Peachtree City certainly was, as it came unannounced. Read More»

Back from Puerto Rico

Back from Puerto Rico

A group of 35 high school youth and adults from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City spent a week in Puerto Rico. While there, they worked at a domestic violence center, assisted at a care center for the elderly, painted parts of a cathedral, scraped and painted residents’ homes, and weeded and landscaped at a botanical garden. Read More»

Yard sale for African orphans

Yard sale for African orphans

Co Baldwin (left) and Day Poling were among those at the yard sale held last weekend at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City. More than $9,000 was raised to benefit orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda, East Africa through Pearl Ministries, a Birmingham, Ala.-based nonprofit organization founded by former Fayette County resident Jamie Rosser Laslo and her husband, Scott. Read More»

GreekFest coming Sept. 18

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church of Peachtree City will host its 6th Annual Building Fundraiser, GreekFest 2010, Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Seymour Hangar Falcon Field Airport in Peachtree City.

The event will feature live music and dancing with Greek dancing lessons, too.

Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers. Dinner begins at 7:30.

The “All you can eat and drink” menu includes such Greek delicacies as Dolmathes, Tirpopites, Spanakopites, Greek salad, lemon chicken, Greek potatoes, Pastitsio, Baklava, and Kourambiethes. Read More»

Meaders-Toliver engagement

Heather Allison Meaders engaged to Dustin Kevin Toliver

Mr. and Mrs. David Meaders of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Allison Meaders, to Dustin Kevin Toliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Toliver of Bainbridge. Read More»

Rotz anniversary

Roy and Jane Rotz of Peachtree City

Roy and Jane Rotz of Peachtree City will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on August 31, 2010.

Originally from central Illinois, they were married in 1940 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Rotz worked for Douglas Aircraft Company for 37 years, which required many moves across the country. Following his retirement, the couple moved to Peachtree City in 1985 to be near family and golf courses. Read More»