Betty O'Brien, 89, of Peachtree City

Betty O'Brien

Mrs. Betty O'Brien, 89, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on November 29, 2014 after a short illness.

A native of Milford, Conn. she moved to Peachtree City in 1979. She was a member of St. Andrews in-the-Pines Episcopal Church where she was very active in her church life and activities, and made vestments for the priest. She was also very active in the Girls and Boy Scouts.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Edgar OíBrien. Read More»

Lawrence E. Day, PhD, of Peachtree City

Lawrence E. Day, PhD, died peacefully in his home in Peachtree City, Ga. on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

He was born February 12, 1933 in Findlay, Ohio, the son of Paul and Mary Day, both deceased.

He is survived by his wife Darlene (Litton), son Mark (wife Kathie), daughter Betsy (husband Doug Brainard) and son Peter. There are also nine grandchildren. Read More»

William Ralph McBroom, 96

Reverend William Ralph McBroom was born in Lamar County on August 19, 1918. He entered heaven on December 1, 2014 at the age of 96. He is known as Ralph to his family, but in the business world, he became known as Bill McBroom. He was loved as Papa and Grandpa by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. McBroom was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Read More»

Daniel Anthony Depweg, 56, of McDonough

Daniel Anthony Depweg

Daniel Anthony Depweg, 56, passed away in McDonough, Ga. on November 30, 2014 at his home. He was born on February 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ohio. Dan was married to Carrie Tolmie in 1981, and they raised two children together, Holly and Chris.

Dan attended Providence College and Fairfield University. He held management positions for Fed Ex, Control, Aramark, Sodexo, and Lick-Wilmerding High School. Dan resided in several states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, California, and Georgia. Read More»

Pet fees reduced

Fayette Humane Society reduced pet adoption fees to $25 throughout December for all cats over six months of age, and for kittens under six months of age when adopted with a second kitten at full price.

Discounted fees will also be offered for select dogs during December. Pet adoptions occur at the Peachtree City PetSmart store every Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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New mentor program begins for 200 kids at Juvenile Justice Center

The Fayette County Department of Juvenile Justice Mentor Program is looking for community members for more than 200 children currently served in the juvenile justice system.

The mentor program is new and is looking more volunteer mentors for more than 200 children currently in the juvenile justice system. These children are not incarcerated.

Best practices say a mentor and mentee should meet at least four times a month.

The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Mentor Program says two of these can be by phone or email. Read More»

PTC local competes in Miss Teen Atlanta

Siena Dittrich was selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Atlanta pageant. If she wins the title, she would get thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts. Photo/Submitted.

Siena Dittrich of Peachtree City was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Atlanta pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, Dec. 14.

Dittrich submitted an application and took part in an interview session conducted by this year’s Atlanta pageant coordinator.

Dittrich will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. She will compete in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions that have young ladies ages 7 to 19 competing in modeling routines, which includes casual and formal wear. Read More»

High-schooler writes novel for young adults

High-schooler writes novel for young adults

Peachtree City author Alonzo L. Norris will sign copies of his young adult novel, “Jackson Nash: In the Present of the Past,” at the Peachtree City Library Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Norris is a student at McIntosh High School.

 “Jackson Nash” is a lively story about a boy’s journey to understanding his special duty as the Shuntah, nature’s protector, while trying to live a normal life as an eighth-grader.

 The book took two years of development in cooperation with Alonzo Norris’ aunt, Adele N. Norris. Read More»

Christmas comes to 2,700 homeless kids

Children’s Restoration Network (CRN) is hosting a wrap party to personalize around 18,000 toys, gifts and clothing for over 2,700 homeless children Dec. 19-22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event’s purpose is to make Christmas joyful and memorable for the homeless children residing in 134 shelters and group homes in 21 metro Atlanta counties, including the Fayette Youth Protection Home.

“It is important that we let these kids know they are not forgotten, and that our community cares about their wellbeing,” Jim Cox.

According to CRN, holidays are always tough on homeless kids. Read More»

Dolphin dash

Dolphin dash

A tradition reborn

North Fayette Elementary School rekindled an old tradition by hosting the first annual New Dolphin Dash on November 15.  Over 250 participants and volunteers dared the cold and windy conditions to make the event successful.  Seasoned as well as brand new runners trekked a course that was deemed "very hilly and tough" to make it to the finish line where they were greeted by a host of vendors, food and entertainment. Photo/Submitted.

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