Peachtree City

‘O Christmas Tea’

From left, Community Welcome House Board Chair Samantha Brazie, “O Christmas Tea Chai”r Ellie White-Stevens of Dirt1x, and sponsor Melissa Orme of Orme Law Firm at last year’s “O Christmas Tea.” This year’s event will be Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Details, tickets and sponsorships are available at www.OChristmasTea.org. Photo/Submitted

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, “O Christmas Tea,” will provide a delicious way to support those fleeing from violent relationships at Community Welcome House.

Ballerinas from Peachtree City School of Dance will perform scenes from The Nutcracker. Live music will include caroling from the South Metro Ministries choir and jazz guitar from Matt White. With a silent auction and high tea this evening event for women, themed “A Cold Winter’s Night,” is a holiday favorite. Festivities are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Platinum Sponsor Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. Read More»

Work on Hwy. 54W makes traffic slow-going

The installation of a median cut at Wynn's Pond Road on Ga. Highway 54 West just inside Coweta County will require that one westbound lane be closed until 3 p.m. Monday. Peachtree City police advise that motorists be prepared for delays.

World War II aircraft flew for Vets Day at Falcon Field

World War II T-6 aircraft were among the sights and sounds at the Dixie Wing Veterans Day Observance held Nov. 8 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

World War II T-6 aircraft were among the sights and sounds at the Dixie Wing Veterans Day Observance held Nov. 8 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Hall of Fame inductee

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s chief administrative officer, Linda Matzigkeit, Fayette girl scout Helen Davidson and WXIA/11Alive’s Donna Lowry. Photo/Submitted

Peachtree City’s Helen Davidson was honored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at their Strong4Life Youth Ambassador Hall of Fame Awards.

Davidson was celebrated for a project she did at the Girl Scout’s Camp Loblolly (a day camp in Peachtree City) where she played off the camp’s ‘C.L.U.E.’ theme (Camp Loblolly Undercover Experience) to help the scouts become healthy agents. Read More»

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

Students at Booth Middle School in Peachtree City had a day full of activities Nov. 7 for Booth Safety Day. The school in cooperation with the Peachtree City Police Dept. and SWAT team members from Peachtree City and Fayetteville conducted three exercises that included a bomb threat, a post-active shooter and a K-9 demonstration. Pictured is a group of 6th graders examining SWAT gear. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Squirrels believed to be culprits in Peachtree City house fire

A late afternoon residential fire on Nov. 4 in Peachtree City resulted in moderate damage to the home but no injuries. The fire appeared to be caused by nesting material from squirrels Read More»

Banner year for hot pots of chili

First place winners of the Judges Choice Commercial Chili award Lee King and Andy King of King Tree Experts, Inc., standing on either side of Line Creek Civitan Club President Mike Lossner. Photo/courtesy of Debbie Rader-Clanton.

Line Creek Civitan Club’s annual chili contest brings in big results

It was cold, winds were gusting and the chili was hot. It was a banner year for the Line Creek Civitan Club as they held their annual chili challenge at Shakerag Knoll Park in Peachtree City. 

People came all day, from all over the state and other countries to enjoy the festivities and taste the many varieties of chili.

The net proceeds from the Chili Challenge will support local community charities and Civitan projects that work to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Read More»

Student chosen for Macy’s Day Parade

Starr’s Mill’s Adam Warner will march with the Macy’s parade drum line. Photo/Submitted

Adam Warner, a sophomore at Starr’s Mill High School, will have the honor of marching with the drumline of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in it’s 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 27. Honoring America’s finest high school musicians, this band will be comprised of select students from each of the fifty states. Warner is a percussionist with the Panther Pride Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Band Director Scott King, Assistant Director Chris Johns and Percussion Specialist Bert Groover.  Read More»

Grow, cut, repeat

Photo/Submitted

Three generations of donations

(Left, right) Callie Towery, Tricia Elliot, Karen Keplinger, in front Josie Towery, Eliza Towery. This family has donated their hair for 14 years.  It all started with Tricia Elliot when she was three years old. She wanted to donate her very first haircut to kids in need. It has been a family tradition ever since. Three generations of ladies now cut and grow their hair to benefit those in need of it.  They have made 18 donations. The women’s new hair styles were created by Jennifer Vold At Shine Salon in Peachtree City. Photo/Submitted.

Council decides dredging needs more discussion

Residents are hoping Lake Peachtree will soon be back to normal. Photo/Ben Nelms.

After hearing details of a potential dredging project at Lake Peachtree beyond the scope of the upcoming work by Fayette County, the Peachtree City Council on Nov. 6 agreed to have the item placed on the Nov. 20 agenda to discuss possible remedies.

The cost of dredging could run from $400,000 to $1.35 million, though county representative Lee Pope suggested that the cost could be less if the city were to piggy-back on the county’s dredging proposal. Read More»

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