Fayette County

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»

Vacation Bible School comes to Marnelle Mobile Home Park

VBS participants dance and sing along to worship music with Rolling Hills Baptist Church volunteers at Marnelle Mobile Home Park. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern for The Citizen

Rollings Hills Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School for the families of Marnelle Mobile Home Park on Ga. Highway 54 June 9-12. Over 30 children (ages kindergarten through fifth grade) participated in the program.

Daily activities included recreational games, Bible study, crafts to help children visualize the day’s lesson, and group worship music. The last night of the program was a celebration for the whole family, with a cookout dinner for all residents and carnival booth games for the children. Read More»

Fayette schools get A+ for financial reporting

Fayette schools get A+ for financial reporting

Fayette County School System Coordinator of Audits and Purchasing Laura Brock (L) and Assistant Superintendent of Business and Personnel Management Tom Gray were joined by Chairman Marion Key on June 16 as they received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Gray said the award that notes the demonstration of a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” would not have been possible without Brock’s work. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Final hearing on Fayette’s $46.7M budget June 26

Without a property tax increase later this year, the county’s $46.7 million budget drew neither complaint nor praise from the public at the June 12 meeting of the Fayette County Commission.

No one commented during the first of two public hearings on the proposal, but a second and final opportunity is slated for the commission’s June 26 meeting at 7 p.m. Read More»

County shifts fire coverage

There has been a small shift in fire coverage involving Fayette County and Fayetteville. The county has re-opened Station No. 4 across from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and has transferred the county ambulance to that station from its former location at the city fire department a few blocks to the west. As for future plans, the county said June 9 an operational plan is being finalized. 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»

Flat Creek, Newnan churches join for special performance

Flat Creek Baptist Church between Fayetteville and Peachtree City, and First Baptist Church of Newnan in downtown Newnan, will join forces for a special two-day Freedom Celebration, a musical salute to the Armed Forces, with performances set for June 29 at Flat Creek and June 30 in Newnan. Both services will be at 7 p.m.

Dr. Jimmy Pastor will be the guest preacher at Flat Creek and Dr. Jerry Cross will be the guest preacher at Newnan. 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»

Register online for FFUMC’s WoW Vacation Bible School

Fayetteville First UMC invites the community to Workshop of Wonders, this year’s VBS, from 9 a.m to 12:15 p.m. from June 23 to 27.

Children ages three (as of Jan. 1, 2014) through fifth grade are eligible to attend.

“In Workshop of Wonders,” a spokesperson explained, “children will learn what it is to build and imagine with God.”

Activities include lessons, music, recreation, local and global missions, and art.

Preregistration is requested. The cost is $10 per child and includes music CD and t-shirt. Registration forms are available online at fayettevillefirst.com. Read More»