Peachtree City

Annual swing dance returns to WWII History Festival

Swing dance reenactors. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, Apr. 24, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will host “Keep ‘em Flying,” a 1940s-theme hangar dance, complete with big-band performances, swing dance demonstrations, period costumes and vintage aircraft.

The festivities will be held at the Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field in Peachtree City and will begin at 6 p.m. with free swing dance lessons by Rachel Ferguson Dance Connection.
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PTC girl’s Fla. drowning a ‘tragic accident’

Wheelchair-bound victim found in grandparents’ backyard pool

A Peachtree City girl died Saturday after she and her wheelchair were found submerged in the pool at her grandparents’ home in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., officials said.

Alexis Holly Butler, 10, was found in the pool by her 13-year-old sister shortly after 2 p.m., Read More»

PTC's Jo Ann Wilson named president of Art Institute of Atlanta

Jo Ann Wilson of Peachtree City, new president of the Art Institute of Atlanta. Photo/Special.

Jo Ann Wilson of Peachtree City has been named president of The Art Institute of Atlanta, it was announced by John Mazzoni, president, and John Kraft, chairman of the board of trustees. President Wilson joined The Art Institute of Atlanta on March 8, 2010. Read More»

Fayetteville's Malcolm among six being honored at North Georgia Parents-Alumni weekend

Ben Malcolm. Photo/Special.

Six people will be honored by the Alumni Association during the upcoming Parents-Alumni Weekend for their contributions to North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. One of those being honored is Fayetteville resident Ben Malcolm, Hall of Fame. Read More»

Friends honor Mrs. Ruth McCommon upon retirement

Mrs. Ruth McCommon and one of many who lined up to say thanks.

A reception was held Sunday, Mar. 28 for Mrs. Ruth McCommon, Congregational Nurse for First Baptist Church Peachtree City, in honor of her retirement.

Friends, family, and people whom Mrs. Ruth served in the community lined up to spend a few minutes to say, "thank you for all you've done for us".
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Silver Award Book Drive benefits Gracie’s Closet

Karson Mizell displays the organized containers of books she collected for Gracie’s Closet.

Gracie’s Closet has an additional 1,000 children’s books thanks to the efforts of a girl scout and her school.

Karson Mizell, an eighth grader at Rising Starr Middle and member of Girl Scout Troop 39000, collected over 1,000 books for Gracie’s Closet, which provides clothing, books and school supplies for the county’s foster children. Read More»

Booth Middle hopes to secure Georgia’s 11th win at International Science Olympiad

Months of practicing for events such as feathered frenzy, crime busters and disease detectives paid off for two middle school Science Olympiad teams.

J.C. Booth Middle and Rising Starr Middle placed first and fifth, respectively, at the Georgia Science Olympiad last month in Augusta. To get to the state level, teams must win their regional tournaments. Schools with overall placements 1-5 receive trophies and plaques; first and second place teams advance to the international competition. Read More»

PTC Rotary supports ASP training

M.A. (Doc) Jaleel, Rotary president, presents a check to Joyce Gaglione, vice president of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Present for the award were (L-R) Jane Gough of the After School Program; Karen Stephens, community service director for the Rotary; and Karen Oot, assistant principal of Peachtree City Elementary.

The Peachtree City Rotary Club, a Partner in Education, is assisting Peachtree City Elementary School’s After School Program (ASP) with its staff development initiatives.

The club is helping fund a training seminar that will be led by Tim Elmore, author of the “Habitudes” series, which focuses on growing leaders among students. In addition to ASP staff, counselors in the Children at Risk in Education (CARE) program and volunteer school mentors will also participate. Read More»

See several Starr's Mill bands at 'The Fred" Apr. 24

See several Starr's Mill bands at 'The Fred" Apr. 24

Spring has sprung! It’s time to enjoy some fun music under the stars at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater on Apr. 24. The Starr’s Mill High School bands have been working diligently all winter to prepare for an evening of fantastic entertainment. In past years, the “Night of Starrs” event has been held in smaller venues. Due to the growing popularity of the show, the event this year will be held directly under the stars at the amphitheater. For only $10, audience members will enjoy the Big Band sounds of the “Swingin Starrs”, Jazz ensembles, and the “Octave Above” Jazz choir. Read More»

Kedron artists meet Matt Ramsey

Kedron artists meet Matt Ramsey

State Representative Matt Ramsey visited Kedron Elementary School and met Kedron students Scott Arinder and Noah O'Toole. Both boys had their artwork displayed at the Capitol Art Exhibit in Atlanta in celebration of Youth Art Month. Photo/Special.