Fayette County

Pendleton to head CAP cadet leadership

Aaron Pendleton, L, and Daniel Schulz talk informally following change of command ceremonies at the Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol Squadron. The Falcon Field Civil Air Patrol Squadron meets every Thursday night at Union Methodist Church in Peachtree City at 7 p.m. For more on the change of cadet leadership, see the story on Page A3. Photo/Special.

Falcon Field Civil Air Patrol Squadron held a change of cadet leadership ceremony on Thursday evening, August 19, at Union Methodist Church, Peachtree City, where the CAP unit meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. The incoming Cadet Commander, 17 year-old Cadet/Maj. Aaron Pendleton of Brooks who is home schooled, received the unit flag from Lt. Col Greg Clasen, Squadron Commander. In the same ceremony, 17 year-old Cadet/1st Lt. Daniel Schulz of Peachtree City, a senior at McIntosh High School, was named Cadet Deputy Commander. Read More»

Imker's eye on SPLOST pie

PTC council to ask county for more funding

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker is hoping to pry more transportation funds from the Fayette County Commission’s share of the county’s now-expired five year sales tax proceeds. Read More»

DAPC upset over funding cut

Council hashes matter out with volunteer group

The 3-2 vote last week to completely eliminate Peachtree City’s $35,000 funding for the Development Authority of Peachtree City was taken by some authority members as an insult to their work as volunteers and their stewardship over a meager $35,000 budget.

But to their credit, the three council members who supported that move: Eric Imker, Vanessa Fleisch and Kim Learnard, met with the DAPC Wednesday night in an effort to hash out whatever issues may have led to the authority’s “de-funding.” Read More»

Resident asks for caution on new Walgreens size

A Peachtree City resident Thursday night urged the Peachtree City Council to do all it can to control the size of the new Walgreens drugstore that will be built at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

The Walgreens will be built on the same site currently occupied by the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. The restaurant building will be torn down and replaced with a new Walgreens structure.

The new building will be three times the size of the existing structure, and that is what Phyllis Aguayo told council she was concerned about. Read More»

Council approves CVB's budget

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council unanimously approved the $532,021 proposed budget for the city’s newly-named Convention and Visitors Bureau, formerly known as the Peachtree City Tourism Association.

The proposed budget shows the CVB spending $273,204 on sales, marketing and promotion efforts for the city. A large part of the CVB mission is to focus on events that boost the city’s local hotels and motels, which in turn provide revenue for CVB via the city’s hotel-motel tax. Read More»

Shakerag returns for 33rd year, Sept. 18 and 19

It’s time for the 33rd annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department will host the festival Saturday, Sept.18 through Sunday, Sept. 19, and will be held at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail, in Peachtree City.

The hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking is free. Read More»

Deputies to take part in DUI crackdown

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it will be participating in the statewide DUI crackdown over Labor Day weekend in an effort to deter impaired drivers.

Deputies will be joining their counterparts from the Peachtree City Police Department in focusing on DUI enforcement through the use of special patrols and checkpoints to identify drivers who are either impaired by drug use or having a blood alcohol content over the limit of .08.

The crackdown is part of the state’s Operation Zero Tolerance campaign. Read More»

From Calvary to Carriage Lane ... pastor celebrates 20 years in Peachtree City

the Rev. Dr. W. Douglas Griffith and his wife, Cindy

Members of Carriage Lane Prebyterian Church, PCA, in Peachtree City, celebrated the Rev. Dr. W. Douglas Griffith’s 20th anniversary as their senior pastor on Sunday, August 15. Griffith and his wife, Cindy, were surprised at the morning worship service by guest preacher and friend, the Rev. Dr. Jon Payne and visiting family members. A special church luncheon followed the service. Read More»

Local project, ‘Jesus Feast’ continues through Sept. 18

The Jesus Feast, a project focusing on the miracles of Jesus, will continue through Sept. 18.

Individuals are encouraged to spend 40 days focusing on Jesus, from Aug. 10 until The Day of Atonement, Saturday, Sept. 18.

Local radio station J93.3 will read one miracle each day at 2:40 p.m. The project will conclude with a community service at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville on the final day, Sept. 18.

Visit the website, www.jesusfeast.org, for more information.

South Gate Ministry’s Bible study starts Sept. 16

South Gate Ministry Training Center announces its inaugural inductive Bible study, The Book of Acts. The Institute aims to promote and engender a biblical worldview among Christians everywhere, to equip, present and future, to correctly and effectively handle the Word of God, and to provide a scriptural foundation for understanding God’s will for his people through intensive inductive Bible studies. Read More»

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