Peachtree City

Cool water for a determined runner

Cool water for a determined runner

Taking a cool sip for Fayetteville’s June 14 Civitans Old Courthouse 5K is Betty Rose of Peachtree City, who has run over 50 marathons in the last 13 years. She started at age 53 and is now 66, and has been running 5Ks for over 50 years. Proceeds from the run will aid organizations serving medically fragile citizens in Fayette, such as the Joseph Sams School, ExceptionalOPS, Fayette County Special Olympics, and Southwest Christian Care (Hospice, Hope House, Senior Care, Spiritual Care). Photo/Bonnie Hester.

PTC looking at buying new operational software for $495K

Peachtree City officials are wanting to spend up to $495,000 to overhaul much of the city’s operational software, and a vote is expected Thursday night on a very light agenda for the Peachtree City Council.

The winning vendor, BS&A Software, was selected from six companies that submitted proposals, three of which were invited to demonstrate their product onsite for staff to review.

According to a memo from Financial Services Director Paul Salvatore, BS&A was chosen because it would best address the majority of the city’s needs based on input from all city divisions and departments. Read More»

PTCUMC’s Summer Speaker Series continues this week

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC), 225 Robinson Rd., continues its Summer Speaker Series today, June 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Karen Stephens will lead participants in a discussion about “Love and Hospitality” as related in Hebrews 13:1-3: “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Read More»

All Saints Anglican’s annual free music camp coming up

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its seventh annual free children’s Music Camp July 7 - 11. The program is for children ages 5 through 11.

The camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon each day at the church, 225 S. Peachtree Parkway. Parents and friends will be invited to the “grand finale” and graduation presentation at noon on July 11 when the children will demonstrate what they have learned. Read More»

Christ Our Shepherd will offer Lutheroad Day Camp in July

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces the 8th annual Lutheroad Day Camp, scheduled for July 21-25, at the church.

The hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.- noon. Eligible children are those entering grades 1-6 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Staff will be provided by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of North Carolina.

The cost is $165 per child. Registration is open and available at www.coslutheran.org. Read More»

Young-Melgarejo engagement

Katherine McIntyre Young engaged to Henry Junior Melgarejo

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Hough of Peachtree City and Mr. and Mrs. John Young of Atlanta are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine McIntyre Young, to Henry Junior Melgarejo, son of Mr. Enrique Melgarejo and Mrs. Vivian Melgarejo of Fresno, Calif.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Barbara Sadler and the late Mr. John Sadler, Mrs. Patricia Young, and Mr. and Mrs. John V. Wynne. Read More»

Carthelle Huau, 96, of Peachtree City

Carthelle Huau, 96, of Peachtree City, passed away June 12, 2014. Read More»

Christopher James Hagberg, 19, of Peachtree City

Christopher James Hagberg, 19, of Peachtree City, passed away June 14, 2014 as a result of seizures.

He was currently enrolled at Georgia Military College; enjoyed drawing, gaming and animation. He had been a leader in the VOICES program at McIntosh High School where he graduated last year. Read More»

Lorraine Harvey, age 85

Lorraine Harvey passed away on June 12, 2014 at Southwest Christian Care in Union City, Ga.

Lorraine was born on July 18, 1928 in Queens, N.Y. to Muriel and James Brzezinski. She had one brother, Donald Brzezinski (deceased); and one sister, Carol Harrison.

At 13 she met the love of her life, Harold Harvey and they married when she was 19. Lorraine worked for Lufthansa Airlines and together they enjoyed traveling around the world. They were married for 57 years before his passing in 2005. Read More»

Fayette’s fiscal proficiency earns triple-A credit rating

Our county staff revealed some exceptional news last Thursday. Standard and Poor’s has upgraded its rating on Fayette County’s general obligation bonds to the highest possible AAA rating.

Fayette County is now part of a very small group of elite counties in Georgia who are demonstrating outstanding fiscal accountability and proficiency to merit the significant upgrade in stature.

Clearly, entering this group of counties, one that can be counted on a single hand, is all the more amazing considering the deficit spending of past years and a stagnant revenue stream. Read More»

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