Peachtree City

PTC company goes with solar power

ALTA Refrigeration has completed a 98.7-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the roof of its Peachtree City, Ga., facility, the company announced recently. The system is cutting its electrical metered usage in half using high power modules made by Georgia-based Suniva.

The system is one of the largest in the state of Georgia, and the second largest commercial system installed in Peachtree City this year. Read More»

CD release party for PTC country artist Chase Bean

Raised on grass roots country music, Peachtree City’s Chase Bean is no stranger to the heart of the genre. Growing up, he on numerous competitions singing in various vocal groups. Later, performing acoustic acts in bars and the like during his college years, Bean honed his vocals and skills on guitar, mastering the sounds that now shine through in his songwriting, recordings, and performances. Read More»

Local paramedic excels at Fort Benning

Specialist Edward Sherwood. Photo/Special.

On April 30, 2010, Specialist Edward Sherwood graduated from One Station Unit Training as the “Soldier of the Cycle” of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry of the 198th Infantry Training Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The graduation ceremony was held at the new parade field adjacent to the recently opened National Infantry Museum which includes soil from US Army battlefields from all over the world. Read More»

Georgia Singers to perform in PTC this Friday

Georgia Singers to perform in PTC this Friday

Georgia Singers, directed by Dr. Franklin Green, will perform a concert on Friday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City.  The community is encouraged to attend and hear this wonderful group of talented singers.
Georgia Singers is a community choral organization, and has two choirs for young women. Bel Canto features young ladies in  grades 7 through 10, and Tour Choir, grades 10 through young adult.   The groups meet on Monday nights at the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City. Read More»

New Neighbors new officers

New Neighbors new officers

The Peachtree City Chapter of New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) recently installed the officers of their summer/fall board.  From left are Shirley Jensen, President; Sheila Ostrofsky, First Vice President; Susan Johnson, Second Vice President; Carlyn Nankervis, Secretary; Kathy Burnett, Treasurer.  NNLC’s purpose is to help residence new to the area to meet and make friends by offering a wide range of activities. NNLC numbers over 220 members who are able to offer support, guidance, and friendship to newcomers who are adjusting to new surroundings. Read More»

Peeples Elementary sweeps 2010 Power Parade

From left are Principal Erin Roberson, Chris Sellers, Emily Cushing, Michaela Cushing, Michelle Binkley, PE Coach. Photo/Special.

Peeples Elementary won top honors in the 19th annual Fayette Youth Power Parade, a walk-a-thon held in Fayette County elementary schools Mar. 29 through Apr. 2.  The school came in first place and raised $7,391.10 for Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a local non-profit organization which provides shelter and support for children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. Read More»

Booth Middle School students raise $1,932 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon to help kids battling cancer

In the front row, from left, are Chris Jenkins, Lianna Arcelay, Shaelyn Comiskey, Claren Anderson, Libby Goodman and Suzie Topalli. In the middle row are Sean Huth, Will Tuten, Nancy Mullen, Samantha Roberson, Hillary Morris, Nicole Pemu and John Williamson.In the back row are Shivam Patel, Matt O’Kelly, Alex Minor, Frances Adlam, Kylie Bednarick and Leah Slepian. Photo/Special.

Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $1,932 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The community of Peachtree City supported Booth students by making donations in honor of their participation in the program. Read More»

Chef at Wyndham Peachtree wins prestigious cooking award

Competitive cooking hadn’t been high on Chef John Kerkeslager’s priority list until this year. The last contest he’d entered was a quarter century ago, as a tenth grader taking food preparation classes in Lebanon, Penn. The competition was fierce and Kerkeslager came up with dishes including Seasoned Chicken Parmesan and Braised Celery Hearts that he thought were pretty good. The class instructor disagreed. Young John finished sixth in a field of six.

“That stayed with me for awhile, and whenever opportunities to compete came up, I sort of blew them off,” Kerkeslager said. Read More»

New vacant building rules proposed for PTC

Owners must register, pay $200 fee, maintain property interior and exterior

Inspection and re-inspection fees have been dropped from a Peachtree City staff proposal to require all vacant homes and buildings to be registered with the city.

Owners of such properties, both residential and commercial, will still have to pay an annual $200 fee to the city when registering their structure, under the revised proposal that will be discussed by the City Council Thursday night.

The ordinance also requires broken windows to be repaired or replaced within 14 days of the property owner being notified, and windows may not be boarded up for longer than 14 days. Read More»

Jeffrey Monroe Kimbro, 24, of Peachtree City

Jeffrey Monroe Kimbro passed away on May 3, 2010 at the age of 24.

He was born February 24, 1986 in Fontana, CA to Tony and Pam Kimbro.

Jeff attended Peachtree City schools and graduated from Starr's Mill High School in 2004. Growing up, he attended Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church and was active in the youth group. He went on two mission trips while in high school to Peru. He worked at Chick-fil-A for 2 1/2 years before attending Georgia State University upon graduation. Read More»

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