Fayette County

PTC’s Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran celebrates 40 years

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway as it was in 1978. Photo/Special.

John Weber to speak at all services on Saturday, Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will kick off a year’s celebrations to mark the church’s 40th anniversary this weekend.

Founding pastor John Weber will preach at worship services on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Weber led the first service on Dec. 1, 1974, at Glenloch Recreation Center, and then served the church for 34 years. The congregation met in a warehouse on Dividend Drive until the first Church building was finished in 1978. Read More»

Providence will celebrate Hanging of the Greens

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to a special worship service, called “Hanging of the Greens,”this Sunday, Nov. 30, at 10:30 a.m.

Providence Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains,”Hanging of the Greens is a worship service for the whole family where we explain the significance of Christian symbols like the Christmas tree, wreaths, colors of the Christian year and poinsettias, as we start the Advent season. We will have only one worship service that morning, at 10:30 a.m. “ Read More»

Toth-Fleider engagement

Sydney Margaret Catherine Toth engaged to Tyler David Fleider

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Toth of Peachtree City, Ga. are delighted to announce the engagement of their daugher, Sydney Margaret Catherine Toth, to Tyler David Fleider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Fleider of Duluth, Ga.

The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Starr's Mill High School and a 2013 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor in sociology. Read More»

Debbie Harbin to speak at ladies’ Christmas tea

 The Harbin family (L-R), Michael Harbin, Gracie Harbin (child), Cayllr Harbin, Daniel Harbin (standing), Sophie Harbin (baby), Hayley Harbin, Marty Harbin, Debbie Harbin, Matthew Harbin, Holly Harbin, Clayton (baby), Heather McDaniel, Ellie (baby), David Harbin (standing), Ryan McMichael. Photo/Special.

Heritage Reformed Baptist Church’s annual Ladies Christmas Tea will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the church. This year’s speaker will be Debbie Harbin, the wife of newly elected state senator Marty Harbin. Debbie’s message will be “Treasuring The Christ of Christmas.”

Debbie grew up in Jacksonville, Fla. and after graduating from high school attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing in Atlanta. She became an R.N. in 1977 and worked as a nurse for the next seven years. Read More»

Hopewell celebrates life of 103-year-old member

103-year-old Lamar Wallace (center) flanked by David and Debbie Hamby.

Members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone celebrated the amazing life of their 103-year-old member, Lamar Wallace (center), on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The theme for the event was”Oklahoma,” because that is his home state. Wallace is flanked by David and Debbie Hamby who were instrumental in organizing the event. Debbie co-chaired the event with Marilyn Ellis and Sharon Collins, all of Tyrone. A Delta Air Lines employee group, called “Cabin Jammers” provided some toe tapping Bluegrass music for the evening that included a meal, entertainment, and a huge birthday cake. Read More»

Dressed up for the Thanksgiving feast

Students Max Thurman (left) and Bo Hayes (right) participate in feast day activities. Photos/ Submitted.

Kindergartners from Huddleston Elementary School dress as pilgrims and Native Americans for their class’ reenactment of the first Thanksgiving feast. Student Jessica Felker dances dressed in Native American garb. Photos/ Submitted. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Nov. 11–17

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.
Tuesday, Nov. 11 - Monday, Nov.

Volunteer to dig out Lake Peachtree

Having previously opined in these pages my personal angst related to empty grassy knolls where there once was a lake and the sense of urgency that I believe needs to attend the planned dredging and repair of the Lake Peachtree dam spillway, one might assume that maximum dredging is also my desire.

To the contrary, I look at the maps offered showing the extra slivers of shoreline that would be dredged with a cost borne by the city citizens and have to say, “No way”!

First off, the cost estimate seems ridiculously high, has way too large a variance and includes way too many “unknowns.” Read More»

PTC Public Works should repair dam

Why is Mayor Fleisch not ordering the repair to the spillway? Why are the Peachtree City Council persons not serving the people who voted them into the positions they now have?

Is there anyone in Peachtree City who does not understand that the Georgia Dam Authority, the EPD and the USGS do not have the authority to tell Peachtree City citizens that they cannot repair the spillway?

I have written articles in The Citizen explaining why this repair is an in-house problem and that the Peachtree City Public Works Department should repair it and refill the lake. Read More»

PTC senior staff, end the lies. Here’s a pay solution

At the Nov. 20, 2014, Peachtree City Council meeting, I witnessed growing disquiet among citizens who appear very frustrated at being effectively shut out of deliberations that involve decisions of great importance to the long term financial viability of PTC.

The frustration, in my opinion, is resulting from a less than honest PTC senior staff that refuses to provide basic information to the public, and by a PTC Council that is not requiring enough transparency. Read More»