Peachtree City

Mary Finley of Peachtree City

Mrs. Mary (Lou) Finley of Peachtree City passed away December 28, 2014.

Along with her husband Clyde, Lou owned and operated Finley's Florist in East Point for many years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Clyde Finley of Peachtree City and daughter, Holle Finley Bethune of Peachtree City.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Mrs. Susan Rumble officiating. Read More»

Barbara Bettis Reeves, 85, of Peachtree City

Barbara Bettis Reeves, 85, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away January 1, 2015.

She was born on October 6, 1929 in Atlanta, Ga. Barbara was the only child of Louise Bettis Bruce and Ralph Bettis, and the step-daughter of John L. Bruce, Jr. of Abbeville, S.C.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ward Reeves.

She is survived by 3 stepsons and 3 grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park on the corner of Chattahoochee Avenue and Marietta Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga at 1 pm. No flowers please. Read More»

Modern-day Twain in PTC

Donald Davis. Photo/Submitted.

A modern-day Mark Twain, complete with a bow-tie, is coming to Peachtree City Jan. 25.
Story-telling performer Donald Davis’ humorous, heartwarming style and stories harken back to Twain and other unforgettable oral historians.
The Wilson Library Bulletin hails his performances as “absolutely hilarious and unpredictable as well as emotionally reviving.”
Davis is one of the most popular performers on today’s storytelling circuit, and appears throughout the country, including Atlanta’s Peach State Storytelling Festival. Read More»

McIntosh’s Shelby Bock to compete on ‘American Idol’ Jan. 7

Shelby Bock in a Fox publicity photo.

McIntosh High School senior Shelby Bock will be on Fox Network’s “American Idol” at the beginning of the New Year, crooning out tunes with her guitar and ukulele on television.

The 16-year-old auditioned in Nashville in July and her performance will be aired on Jan. 7 and 8.

She was also interviewed by the Washington Times a few weeks ago after she performed with her ukulele at Eddie Owen Presents, an independent music and songwriter venue voted Best New Music Venue by Atlanta Magazine, in Duluth.
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St. Christopher’s to host benefit dinner January 10

St. Christopher Hellenic (Greek) Orthodox Church in Peachtree City announces its 12th Annual Vasilopita and Covered Dish Dinner sponsored by Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) for the benefit of Saint Basil Academy in Garrison, N.Y.

The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Hangar in Peachtree City.

It will be an evening of food, fellowship and fun for the entire family.

A live auction of handmade Vasilopites (decorative breads) will be held. The public is welcome. Read More»

Larry Perdue Jones of Peachtree City

Larry Perdue Jones

Larry Perdue Jones of Peachtree City passed away on December 27, 2014. Larry was born on December 3, 1937 in Thomaston. Read More»

Flutists united

Students of the Fayette Flute Program shared their joy of music with the residents of Somerby of Peachtree City at their Christmas recital.

Fayette Flute Program at Somerby

Students of the Fayette Flute Program shared their joy of music with the residents of Somerby of Peachtree City at their Christmas recital. For more info, call 678-770-3110. Photos/Submitted.

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Bell Award goes to Huddleston

From left, Huddleston teachers Michael Davis, Jennifer Martin, Andrea Lynch, Kathy Baker, Josh Noland (with the county office), Paula Nellessen, Lucy Coleman and Carol Long) share their pride in receiving the School Bell Award from the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals for their sponsorship of the Huddleston Elementary Student Council. The student-led council supports the school and community with a variety of service projects throughout the year. Photo/Submitted.

From left, Huddleston teachers Michael Davis, Jennifer Martin, Andrea Lynch, Kathy Baker, Josh Noland (with the county office), Paula Nellessen, Lucy Coleman and Carol Long) share their pride in receiving the School Bell Award from the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals for their sponsorship of the Huddleston Elementary Student Council. The student-led council supports the school and community with a variety of service projects throughout the year. Photo/Submitted.

Introduction to pickleball Jan. 8, Kedron Fieldhouse

A free demonstration of Peachtree City’s new pickleball program is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. To find out more about the event, contact PTCpickleball@aol.com. Photo/Submitted.

City’s new program hosts free event for ‘hands-on experience’

A free demonstration of Peachtree City’s new pickleball program is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center.

“[This event] will allow participants to get hands-on experience and learn just how great this game is for all ages,” a pickleball spokesperson said.

Members of the PTC Pickleball Club will provide the equipment and their expertise to get attendees quickly into the swing of the game.

The game itself is quite simple. Players use paddles and a whiffle ball on badminton-size courts with a slightly lowered tennis net. Read More»

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