Peachtree City

A job well done

A job well done

The Peachtree City Council honored the city’s newest Sergeant Jamie McDowell at its Aug 7. City Council meeting. McDowell was given his new rank before family and friends at the meeting. Photo/John Thompson.

Albert Edward Ensell IV, age 57

Albert Edward Ensell IV

Albert "Tippy, Eddie Munster, Babu, Squirrel Boy, Dingus" Edward Ensell IV, who was born August 25, 1956 in Wildwood, N.J., died Saturday, August 9 2014, in a plane crash near Senoia, Ga.

He was committed to the lord, a devoted husband, committed father and incomparable friend. After serving in the Navy, Ensell spent 32 years as an air traffic control specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration and was to retire in September of this year. He was an adventurer, hiker, sailor, pilot and extreme lover of life. Read More»

West side developments move forward

Peachtree City is following noted author Horace Greeley’s mantra of “Go West, young man" Read More»

Art contest winners announced at PTC Library

Some of the winners from the contest. Photo/Submitted.

Winners of the Peachtree City Library’s “Ride the Wind” Art Competition were announced Aug. 9, during local author Larissa Reinhart’s signing of her latest Cherry Tucker mystery novel, “Death in Perspective.”

In the Elementary Category:

1st Place - Priyam Kadakia (Grade 6) for “Life Under the Sea”

2nd Place - Dominique Hairston (Grade 3) for “ Reading in the Wind”

3rd Place - Amanda Agnos (Grade 1) for “Sailboats in the Wind”

In the Youth Category:

1st Place - Jessica Shenning (Grade 8) for “Soaring Words” Read More»

New Bible studies begin Sept. 7 at PTCUMC

Registration is underway for new Adult Bible Study classes offered at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City. Everyone is invited to sign up for one or more classes.

Short Term Bible Studies include:

• Fresh Encounter, classes begin Sept. 9 and continue each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Book cost: $13.

• Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent, classes begin Sept. 10 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Cost: none.

• Daniel by Beth Moore, Classes begin Sept. 16 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Book cost: $19. Read More»

Evergreen Church backpack blitz

Pictured (L-R)are Abby Akins, Evergreen’s director of Children and Family Ministries and Bryan Tatum, counselor at Huddleston Elementary. Photo/Special

Sixty backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies were presented to Huddleston Elementary School by Evergreen Church of Peachtree City just in time for the first day of school. The congregation donated the supply-filled backpacks as part of the church’s most recent community service project. Pictured (L-R)are Abby Akins, Evergreen’s director of Children and Family Ministries and Bryan Tatum, counselor at Huddleston Elementary. Photo/Special

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton, 81

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton, 81, passed away July 3, 2014.

She was the wife of Dr. Charles Wharton of Peachtree City. Beatrice graduated from the University of Cincinnati and taught high school math. She also worked for many years in the business world. When Charles' job took them to Florida she went back to teaching. Up until her retirement she taught high school students who were homebound because of serious injury or illness. Read More»

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton, 81

Beatrice Cadwallader Wharton, 81, passed away July 3, 2014.

She was the wife of Dr. Charles Wharton of Peachtree City. Beatrice graduated from the University of Cincinnati and taught high school math. She also worked for many years in the business world. When Charles' job took them to Florida she went back to teaching. Up until her retirement she taught high school students who were homebound because of serious injury or illness. Read More»

Kathleen Sprowl Cheney of Peachtree City

Kathleen Sprowl Cheney

Kathleen Sprowl Cheney passed into a better world on August 10, 2014. Read More»

Liberty charter vote a wise financial decision

Recently our neighbor Dr. Dana Spears, Ph.D. expressed her concern that our Fayette County Board of Education decided not to make Liberty Tech Charter School part of our excellent Fayette County public school system, but rather supported Liberty’s goals and expressed hope that the state of Georgia would approve Liberty as a state charter school. The difference is money. Read More»