Peachtree City

PTCUMC to offer handbell lessons

On four Tuesdays in July, Peachtree City United Methodist Church will offer a series of free handbell lessons for adults and high school/college students who are curious about handbells.

The one-hour lessons, from 7 – 8 p.m., will be given on July 5, 12, 19 and 26 and are open to the community.

To reserve a spot, contact Jeanne Blood at lblood3@bellsouth.net or 770-487-2962. No commitment is required and there is no charge for the lessons, which will take place in the third floor bell room at the PTCUMC Family Ministry Center, 400 Windgate Rd. in Peachtree City. Read More»

Jones-McLaurin Engagement

Brittney Elise Jones engaged to Christopher Allen McLaurin

Delphina and Barry Turner of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Elise Jones, to Christopher Allen McLaurin, son of Lorraine and the late James McLaurin of Birmingham Ala. Read More»

Fleming-Perrin Engagement

Carrol Fleming engaged to Timothy Daniel Perrin

Mrs. Julee Fleming of Fernandina Beach, Fla. announces the engagement of her daughter, Carrol Fleming, to Timothy Daniel Perrin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Perrin of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late C. Roy Fleming Jr. of Atlanta. She is the granddaughter of the late Judge and Mrs. John Sammons Bell and Mrs. and Mrs. C. Roy Fleming Sr. She is a graduate of Mercer Law School and is currently employed by the Piedmont Circuit Public Defender’s Office. Read More»

Sany construction underway in PTC

Sany employees, flanked at the rear by one of the company's concrete pumper trucks, proudly gathered to celebrate Sany's construction progress. The company expects to be up and running with heavy equipment assembly in 12 to 14 months. Photo/Special.

SANY America, Inc. held a ceremony last week to mark the start of construction on the site of what will become the company’s first North American manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Peachtree City, GA. This event demonstrates Sany’s strong belief in and commitment to North America and its Construction Equipment markets. Read More»

Mr. Ralph Lawrence Thompson of Peachtree City

Mr. Ralph Lawrence Thompson of Peachtree City died June 18, 2010.

Mr. Thompson was retired from Delta Air Lines. He is a member of Legacy Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife Kara Thompson of Peachtree City; sons Sgt Aaron Thompson, U. S. Army; Matt Thompson of Peachtree City; mother Jayne Barnes of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepfather Jim O’Neil of Durango, Co.; sister Gidget Hall of Albuquerque; and brother Carl O’Neil of Durango. Read More»

America and Christopher Cross at 'The Fred'

Christopher Cross

Riding into town this weekend, America is set to play ‘The Fred’, with special guest Christopher Cross, Saturday, June 26. The concert is part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Read More»

PTC Council to probe larger tax hike

1.25 mill increase would raise $2M a year

A proposed property tax increase for Peachtree City property owners has become a moving target, at least for now.

Three council members Tuesday night said they want to see numbers on a 1.25 mill increase, which would result in an additional hit of $108 for a home valued at $272,000. Two others want to see a more modest increase of .5 mills, which would result in a $43 increase for that same property. Read More»

Bridge players get a one year reprieve

Visitor’s center plan scaled back, Gathering Place expansion suggested

Senior card players rejoiced Thursday night as the Peachtree City Council voted for a modest renovation at the amphitheater box office to make room for the city’s new visitor’s center.

The renovation will not touch a large room in the building that has hosted senior bridge groups, fitness and yoga classes. The room has been used to program activities that can’t fit into the regular schedule at the adjacent Gathering Place senior citizens center. Read More»

Skirmish over DAPC funding

Mayor, councilman threaten ‘no’ vote on city budget if $150K not included

There was a bit of a political showdown over Peachtree City’s budget Tuesday night at a workshop meeting of the City Council.

Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum said they would not vote for any budget that failed to include $150,000 in funding for the Development Authority of Peachtree City.

The other three council members: Eric Imker, Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch, said they wanted the funding to remain at $35,000. Read More»

PTC Tourism and Rotary partner in Dragon Boat Races and International Festival

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism are joining forces this fall to present a bigger and better festival for all to enjoy on September 25 at Drake Field. This will be the fourth annual Dragon Boat Races and International Fest and its’ unique flavor and appeal has resulted in dramatic growth in popularity each year. Read More»

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