Peachtree City

Mrs. Marie Luna Hicks of Peachtree City

Mrs. Marie Luna Hicks of Peachtree City, GA died Tuesday May 18, 2010.

Mrs. Hicks was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone. She was preceded in death by her husband Alton D. Hicks.

She is survived by her children, Susan Lowe and her husband Mitch of Peachtree City; Tim Hicks and his wife Leigh of Quechee, VT; Cara Ressler and her husband Rand of Lafayette, La.; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister, Carolyn Benson of Huntsville, AL.; nieces and nephews. Read More»

High tea and high fashion

Peachtree City resident and model Athena Cahill makes the rounds. Photo/Special.

Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City sponsored its annual High Tea and Fashion Show on May 1. The group treated 80 guests to a delightful menu of tea sandwiches, Greek delicacies and more. Belk of Fayetteville sponsored the event and provided fashions by designers such as Ralph Lauren. All proceeds will go to charities supported by Philoptochos throughout the country and local counties.

Taylor ordained

Shown above (L-R), Karen Romano-Taylor, Deacon James Taylor, Bishop David Epps. Photo/Special.

James Charles Taylor was recently ordained to the office and ministry of deacon in services at The Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg. In addition to being assigned to serve at Christ the King, Taylor is a chaplain at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and is a certified law enforcement chaplain serving the Peachtree City Police Department. He and his wife, Karen Romano-Taylor, make their home in Peachtree City. Shown above (L-R), Karen Romano-Taylor, Deacon James Taylor, Bishop David Epps. Photo/Special.

PTCUMC announces new summer worship schedule

From June 6 to Aug. 1, Peachtree City United Methodist Church will gather on Sundays with a new worship schedule composed of one worship service, a time for small group discipleship and Sunday school, as well as a time to fellowship with each other.

The summer schedule will be:

• 9:15 – 10:15 a.m., Sunday School for all ages;

• 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Worship for adults and older children, and Sunday school for infants through fourth grade only;

• 11:30 a.m. – noon: Fellowship with refreshments provided. Read More»

Haskell-Hansen Engagement

Alexandra “Allie” Haskell engaged to Nicholas B. Hansen

Dr. Joyce Haskell and Alexander C. Haskell III of North Augusta, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra “Allie” Haskell, to Nicholas B. Hansen, son of Jeffery and Katherine Hansen of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Haskell Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Fehl. She is a graduate of New York University-Tisch School of the Arts where she earned a bachelor’s degree in drama- costume design. She is currently employed as a nanny in Charlotte, N.C. Read More»

New curriculum standard is a waste

After attending the Fayette County Board of Education meeting last month and listening to the pleas from teachers and educators to not cut benefits and salaries for teachers, we were all introduced to the newest update on a mandate handed down from the state requiring a curriculum change to comply with the new “Common Core Curriculum Standards Initiative.” Read More»

Brown: If you want mass transit, vote for Smith, Maxwell

The issues in race for the two at-large county commission posts, to be decided at the July 20 primary election, are extremely clear. (Whoever wins the primary gets the commission seats as there are no Democratic challengers.) Read More»

Chairman Smith says one thing on transit, votes for another

Is anybody else concerned about the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde incumbents on the Fayette Board of Commissioners?

Jack Smith swore to us that he didn’t support mass transit in our pastoral county. Then we find The Citizen article, “Commission Chairman Smith explains his ‘Yes’ vote for mass transit in Fayette.”

Wait a minute, I thought Jack didn’t support mass transit.

Smith’s opponent, Steve Brown, looked up the records of the regional government meetings and found Smith voted in favor of a plan calling for transit buses in Fayette County. Read More»

‘Ruby’ for Walgreens is not a good swap

Walgreens wants to tear down Ruby Tuesday? That’s one of my favorite restaurants: Great food, nice restaurant, nice-looking building.

And they want to put up a building three times that size? They will have to borrow parking space from Rite Aid.

Why not put Walgreens in the old Kroger space, across the street? They would have a lot more parking spaces. Read More»

2 PTC girls rescued from drowning

Kinsley (L) and Reagan Best were saved from drowning by an 11-year-old girl who spotted them at the bottom of the pool Saturday. Photo/Special.

Girl, 11, sounds alarm as sisters lay unbreathing on pool bottom; adults using CPR credited with saving their lives Read More»

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