Fayette County

OBB band to play at SDA Church Jan. 28

Shown (L-R) are band members Jacob Oswald, Zach Oswald and Nich Oswald. Photo/Special.

OBB, a contemporary Christian band, will perform at Peachtree City Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance (groups of 10 or more are only $6 in advance) and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ptcsda.com. For more information about OBB, go to www.obbmusic.com. Peachtree City SDA Church is at 4957 East Ga. Highway 34, Sharpsburg. Shown (L-R) are band members Jacob Oswald, Zach Oswald and Nich Oswald. Photo/Special.

Providence to host Winshape marriage retreat next month

Providence United Methodist Church will host a marriage retreat, “Wholehearted Marriage,” led by Matt and Nicole Turvey of Winshape Marriage, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7. The retreat is for couples of all ages and in all stages of marriage.

The cost is $25 per couple and childcare is included.

Friday’s session will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert included.

Saturday’s session will meet from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. with continental breakfast included. Read More»

Things to Do-Jan.24-Jan.31

January

January 24

The Peachtree City Kiwanis Club is having the 24th annual Kiwanis all you can eat pancake breakfast todayy at McIntosh High. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is the winter social event of the year with great fellowship for the adults and face painting, clowns, and the DARE team to entertain the kids. The cost is $7 in advance and $8 at the door and kids under 4 are free. All the proceeds go to youth activities andprograms in Fayette County.

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Book sale is Saturday

The Friends of the Library Book Sale draws hundreds of people to spend the day buying gently used books that range from 50 cents to $5. Topics available range from History to Children’s books to Cook Books to Home Repair. You might even find a first edition or autographed books at the Antigues, Vintage and Collectibles table. Photo/Carolyn Cary

With hundreds expected to flock to The Friends of the Library sale in Fayetteville this weekend, a lottle history is in order.

The original library was started in 1929 by several ladies in Fayetteville. They kept it going until 1977 when the city and the county began to take it over.

It was originally called The Margaret Mitchell Library and was often stocked with books that Mitchell brought them.

When Fayette County took over the entire library the name was changed to the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

2015 Miss SCHS pageant to showcase talent

Essay, business attire are added to competition

The 2015 Miss Sandy Creek Scholarship Pageant will feature 13 contestants and new components to the competition.

Along with the formal wear presentation and individual interviews with judges, scoring will include the new areas of business attire presentation, an essay, and talent demonstration.

The pageant, sponsored by the Sandy Creek High School Choral Department as its biggest fundraiser of the year, is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Read More»

Reeves awarded annual 'Outstanding Business Person' honor

Bob Reeves is Outstanding Business Person of the Year.

Chamber recognizes many businesses, leaders at luncheon

Bob Reeves has been named Fayette County’s “Outstanding Business Person of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce.

Reeves was one of several business leaders honored during the chamber’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Jan. 16 at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree. More than 320 business and community leaders attended the luncheon to congratulate their peers. Read More»

Wilcox book nominated for several publishing awards

New book is second in a trilogy

Peachtree City resident and author Victoria Wilcox is garnering critical acclaim in the form of prestigious book award nominations for “Gone West,” the second title in her historical fiction trilogy, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday.”

“Gone West” was published in May 2014 by Knox Robinson Publishing and explores how a southern son named John Henry Holliday become a Western legend called Doc Holliday. Read More»

PTC warns of possible road hazards

Some projects could slow traffic

Peachtree City officials are reminding residents of several ongoing and new projects that may interfere with regular travel or cause safety hazards.

The projects include;

1. Highway 54 East Median Maintenance, an ongoing project for several weeks. Crews will work on the Highway 54 East median between Highway 74 and the eastern city limits between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Some lanes may be closed, but the work will be done mainly Tuesday through Thursday. Read More»

Miss Starr's Mill is crowned

Miss Starr's Mill High School 2015

Two will go on to state pageant

Yuri-Grace Ohashi, a sophomore at Starr’s Mill High School, was crowned Miss Starr’s Mill 2015 on Jan. 10 after a scholarship pageant that featured 29 young women.

The pageant is an annual fundraiser for the school’s drama department and has grown to be the largest high school scholarship pageant of its kind in the nation, according to school officials. Read More»

Traffic accident with no serious injuries stalls traffic on Hwy. 54 East in PTC

Traffic accident with no serious injuries stalls traffic on Hwy. 54 East in PTC

A two-car accident at Ga. Highway 54 and Flat Creek Road on Monday afternoon in Peachtree City resulted in an overturned vehicle but no serious injuries.

The accident occurred before 5 p.m. and roadways were open by 6 p.m., according to the Peachtree City Police Dept.

Police said there were no serious injuries in the accident which had police, ambulance crews and firefighters at the scene. Read More»

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