Fayette County

American Legion congratulates scholarship winner

American Legion congratulates scholarship winner

Denny Leander, Commander of Fayette County Post 105, right, congratulates Heidi Turner on receiving a $1,000 scholarship from The American Legion.  Each year, six $1,000 scholarships are awarded to the children and grandchildren of Legionnaires from across Georgia upon their graduation from high school.  Heidi was a home schooled student and the granddaughter of the late Samuel Glenn Cassady, a Legionnaire in Post 105.  Cassady was a US Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War and passed away on July 3, 2011.  Heidi will begin attending classes in the fall at Point University, formerly Atl Read More»

Billy Joel tribute band performs Saturday

The Tribute Series returns to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater Saturday with Big Shot, a Billy Joel Tribute Band. Big Shot features vocalist Michael DelGuidice backed by a band that has performed in concert with Billy Joel himself and his Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” and has also worked with Donna Summer, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Richie Blackmore, Tower of Power, Nine Days, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and many more. Read More»

‘Princess Tea Party’ returns in August

From left are Aaliyah Miles, Mallory Hu, Natalia Zmudzin, Carolyn Balkovetz, Sarah Fender, Amanda Lindsey, Paige McCauley, Paige Smith, Kelly Blackmon, and Julia Stitt. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre Company will present its third annual production of “A Princess Tea Party” at the Historic Train Depot in Fayetteville on August 13 and 14.  This show is perfect for mothers, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters.  “A Princess Tea Party” brings together favorite fairytale princesses, who share stories and songs about living, loving, and dreaming big. Read More»

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

PTC Troop 279 Boy Scouts engage in high country adventure

Nine Boy Scouts from Peachtree City Troop 279 in June tackled the grueling high adventure activity at Philmont Scout Ranch, a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico, covering approximately 137,500 acres of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. According to Wikipedia, it is the largest youth camp in the world by size and number of participants. Between June 8 and Aug. Read More»

PTC ‘National Night Out’ set for Aug. 2

Peachtree City police are again hosting the anti-crime event “National Night Out” Tuesday, Aug. 2 near the Kedron Village Target from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be a host of public safety equipment on display for the curious public to take a gander at, including fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, auto wreckers and more. Read More»

PTC library repair eyed, downstairs entrance closed

Peachtree City finally has some answers about how to go about repairing the exterior wall at the lower level.

The problem was discovered several months ago when a significant crack was noticed in the exterior. Soon after it was determined that the exterior panels were never attached to the concrete block in that area of the building, city officials said.

The downstairs entrance to the library has remained closed while a consultant has studied the problem in a bid to determine the best course of action to repair it. Read More»

PTC, Tyrone OK new E-911 tax

PTC residents complain about ‘tax increase’ for many

Starting this year, Peachtree City and Tyrone residents will be paying a separate property tax to fund operations of the countywide Emergency 911 center.

So will their counterparts in Fayetteville and the rest of the county. Read More»

PTC makes budget changes, including tennis center loan payoff

After Thursday’s public hearing on the city’s $27.7 million budget, the Peachtree City Council undertook a series of actions designed mostly to improve the budget outlook in future years. Read More»

PTC Adventure Camp kids see aquarium life close up

PTC Adventure Camp kids see aquarium life close up

Youngsters in the Peachtree City Summer Adventure Camp run by the recreation department got an underwater view of aquatic life recently at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. Campers have participated in a host of activities including flash mob performance art at CNN Center in addition to other trips and events. Photo/Special.

Sunflowers over my shoulders . . .

Sunflowers over my shoulders . . .

Walter Mills must have the biggest green thumb in Fayetteville. The impromptu gardener’s home on Kathi Avenue is the site of a wealth of mammoth sunflowers that reach upwards of 12 feet in height. Mills in other locations on the property adjacent to Frances Stone Interiors also grows a host of the plants, including his favorite, gourds. Photo/Ben Nelms.