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Fayetteville’s Troop 212 racks up merit badges

Fayetteville’s Troop 212 racks up merit badges

Twenty-six Boy Scouts from Troop 212, Fayetteville, recently spent a week at Woodruff Scout Camp in Blairsville, Ga. The scouts attended the week camp June 19-25 and earned over 85 merit badges. Pictured are Simon Anderson, Andrew Bartek, Ryan Bohdan, Jason Cagle, Chris Clark, Nathan Cockes, Ryan Cockes, Noah Dayhuff, Conner Gayda, Jordan Hall, Tyler Hart, Harrison Jaggers, Hunter Iniguez, Taylor Iniguez, Garret Lowery, Russell Marcum, Will Nicola, Jake Odom, Adam Perrett, Hunter Rock, Preston Rothfusz, Noah Schmitz, Caleb Sellers & Nick Wilson. Not pictured: Wesley Carpenter and Ryan Post. Read More»

Mr. William Callaway Henry, 83, of Peachtree City

Mr. William Callaway Henry, 83, of Peachtree City, died July 9, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his beloved spouse of 59 years Maxine M. Henry. Read More»

Mr. Walter Allie Ponder, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Walter Allie Ponder, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville, formerly of East Point, died on July 8, 2011.

Mr. Ponder proudly served East Point for 25 years, from 1963 – 1988. He served as City Councilman for 20 years and as Mayor for 8 years. He was a longtime member of Fayetteville Christian Church and the Lamplighters Sunday school class. He was a 33 degree Mason and was a 50-year member of the East Point Masonic Lodge. Read More»

Ernest Clain Bannister, 89, of Fayetteville

Ernest Clain Bannister, 89, of Fayetteville, died July 8, 2011.

He was born August 10, 1921 in Pickens County, Georgia, the fifth son of the late Rufus and Ida Bannister.

He was preceded in death by first wife Rosalene Fletcher Bannister; parents; four brothers, Broughton, Alman, Linc and Rex Bannister.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Tate Bannister; brother-in-law Bill Tate of Sharpsburg, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Janice and Joe Lynch of Fayetteville; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Read More»

See 'Rango' at Fayetteville's Movie Under the Stars this Friday

This Friday, July 15, Xfinity along with Fayetteville Main Street is hosting a free “Movie Under the Stars” at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and entertainment on the big screen.

Leading up to the movie, attendees can enjoy the free, family game zone and bubble area. Movie concessions (popcorn, snacks) will also be available for sale throughout the evening.

After sundown, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the featured movie, “Rango”, starring Johnny Depp, will begin. Read More»

F’ville 1st Baptist’s Venture Crew 100 canoes across Canadian wilderness

Top row (standing): Rusty Wood, Andrea Wood, Emily Wood, Chandler Hadley, Timothy Lindsey, David Harbin, Tony McWaters, Julie-Ann Logan. Bottom row (kneeling): Daniel Harbin, Katie Wood, Hollie McWaters, David McWaters. Photo/Special.

On June 22, Venture Crew 100 of Fayetteville, chartered by Fayetteville First Baptist Church, undertook an adventure. They were to embark on a canoeing journey covering 143 miles of Canadian wilderness. Read More»

Planning meeting moves to library Monday

The Peachtree City Planning Commission has a rather light agenda for its monthly meeting Monday at 7 p.m.

And because of a scheduling conflict, the meeting will be held in the Floy Farr Room downstairs at the Peachtree City Library. The downstairs entrance is closed, however, so those wishing to attend will have to go through the library’s main entrance upstairs and either take the elevator or the stairs to the downstairs area.

The only item on the agenda is the presentation of a conceptual site plan for the parking lot expansion of Southside Church on Robinson Road. Read More»

PTC may duck millage rate hike

Peachtree City may get by without a millage rate increase this year after all.

The first draft of the $28 million budget recommended by City Manager Jim Pennington had contained a .098 mill increase to counteract the decreased property values and thus give the city an amount of property taxes almost identical to this year’s take.

However, at Monday night’s budget workshop, Pennington will present an amended budget that eliminates any millage rate increase. Read More»

National magazine picks PTC as one of ‘best family towns’

Family Circle magazine has named Peachtree City the second-best family town in America.

The magazine has graced the city and nine others with a spot on its “10 best towns for families” list this year. The top factors considered were “top-notch schools, affordable housing, green space and giving spirit,” according to the Family Circle web site. Read More»

PTC eyes funding for aging infrastructure

New authority will use bonds to fund improvements

Peachtree City has been looking for a way to borrow more money at a cheaper rate.

They found it in a newly created city Facilities Authority that will address the potential acquisition of new bonds and/or the refinancing of existing bonds. Read More»

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