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Wigs for Kids Cut-A-Thon in PTC next Sunday

Helping to promote the hair-cutting for kids are (L-R) Elizabeth Gilbert, Sarah Shupenus and Geoffrey Gilbert. Photo/Special.

Atlanta-based NV Hair Studio and Wigs for Kids have teamed up to organize a Cut-A-Thon to promote Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization that assists children who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia and burns.

Wigs for Kids provides human hair wigs for children and assists them with their cosmetic and psychological needs.

The Cut-A-Thon will take place on Sunday, May 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at NV Hair Studio, 1301 Commerce Drive, Peachtree City. Read More»

Local CAP cadets glide over Rome, Ga. for weekend academy

Cadet MSgt Nathan Bernth earned the FAA Private Pilot Certificate, rated in gliders. Photo/Special.

Eight cadets of the Peachtree City Squadron of Civil Air Patrol attended the CAP Glider Academy at Rome, GA over the weekend of April 2-3.  Receiving glider flights were cadets Daniel Schulz, Nathan Bernth, Cole Davis from Peachtree City; Cadets Michael Alexander and Jairus Swint of Fayetteville; cadets Reid Geddie and Parker McKeehan from Newnan; and Cadet Garrett Peters of Senoia.  Glider pilot instructors from the Peachtree City Squadron passing on their love of flying to the next generation were Lt. Col. Peter Schulz of Peachtree City and Capt. Read More»

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

Keep PTC Beautiful nominated for award

By Randy Gaddo
Keep Peachtree Beautiful volunteer

The Keep Peachtree City Beautiful (KPTCB) program was nominated for the 2011 Green City Awards sponsored by Waste and Recycling News.
While Peachtree City’s fledgling 2-year old program didn’t win an award, it did give program coordinators an opportunity to measure their progress against other more-established programs. Read More»

Tyrone offers endless recreation opportunities for all ages this summer

When it comes to events for the whole family this spring and summer the Tyrone Recreation Dept. offers one-stop shopping. The list of recreational opportunities is practically endless and is available on the town’s website.

A sampling of the exhaustive list for adults and seniors includes line dancing, yoga, quilting, martial arts, Tai Chi, Zumba, painting and a host of camps for children.

The various offerings listed on the website outline the dates, times and any applicable fee that might apply. Read More»

Racing for the Cup through Senoia

Racing for the Cup through Senoia

Cyclists from around the metro Atlanta area flew through Senoia’s streets April 16 at the Georgia Cup Bike Race. The race was part of the Georgia Cup Health and Wellness Series that promotes cycling, running and triathlon events across the state. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Easter bunny visits pancake breakfast

Easter bunny visits pancake breakfast

The Easter Bunny, a.k.a. Sydney Ninneman, joined the festivities at the annual Metro Fayette Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. She found Ruth and Jewell Thomason enjoying their pancakes and sausage. Metro Fayette meets each Tuesday noon at the IHOP in Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Girl Scouts visit founder's home in Savannah

Girl Scouts visit founder's home in Savannah

The Girl Scout Troop 436 enjoyed a visit to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the Girl Scouts founder, in Savannah, Georgia during Spring Break. In the garden of the historic home are, from left, Morgan Beck, Lilly Carter, Mary Katherine Adcox, Hannah Price, Erin Macke (kneeling), Sarah O’Toole (kneeling), Ainslie Schmidt, Madison Martin, Rachel Fox and Carolyn Sanders.  Not pictured are Troop Leaders, Sandy Macke and Karen Sanders. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City Optimist Club honors 13 students at annual Youth Appreciation Banquet

Peachtree City Optimist Club honors 13 students at annual Youth Appreciation Banquet

The Peachtree City Optimist Club held its annual Youth Appreciation Banquet on Sunday, April 17, at Flat Creek Country Club. The banquet is part of Optimist Youth Appreciation Week.

Each year students from the Fayette County area are selected by their school counselors or agency representatives to be honored for their outstanding contributions to their school and community. Students must meet the criteria set forth by the Optimist Club, which encourages, leadership skills, academics, volunteerism, participation in school organizations and community improvement projects. Read More»

Daniel Lee Williams, 88, of Riverdale

Daniel Lee Williams, 88, of Riverdale passed away on April 20, 2011.

Mr. Williams was born in Woolsey, GA. He served his country as a decorated Army Veteran of World War II serving in 5 European campaigns including the Normandy invasion. He is retired from Ft. Gillem and AAFES. He also served his community as a City Councilman for the City of Riverdale, Master of Riverdale Masonic Lodge and Deacon of Riverdale First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Margie Mae “Trixie” Williams, who passed away on February 8, 2011 and by his son Douglas Williams. Read More»

Celebrate Easter — Easter services at local churches this week

Celebrate Easter — Easter services at local churches this week

It’s Easter once again on the southside and Christians everywhere are preparing to celebrate the holiest of Christian events, the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Most observances started last Sunday with the celebration of Palm Sunday and will continue through this Sunday with the observance of events leading up to Jesus’s death and resurrection.

The traditional Community Good Friday gathering of area churches for the service of the Seven Last Words of Christ will be held this year at First Baptist Church of Peachtree City on Friday, April 22, starting at noon. Read More»

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