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PTC publishing company’s invention wins award

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Peachtree City-based Gallopade International, Inc., an award-winning publisher of children’s books and educational materials, produced a product selected as Learning Magazine’s 2015 Teachers’ Choice Award winner for its Classroom Common Core Writer’s Blocks, cubes that prompt writing topics.
The Learning magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards honor innovative, superlative educational products with real teachers weighing in as judges. Read More»

Civitans celebrate a big year

The 2014 officers were installed during the club’s annual end of the year meeting. The club also honored the Civitan of the Year. Photo/Submitted

Smiles, smiles, more smiles, and a few tears of joy filled the air as the Line Creek Civitan Club of Peachtree City celebrated the end to another year of fellowship, service and knowledge during their annual meeting and recognition dinner.

‘Happiness Invades Peachtree City” served as a correlating theme to the 2014-2015 Civitan International President’s theme “I’m Civitan Happy.” Read More»

John Max Stratton, age 85, of Tyrone

Mr. John Max Stratton, age 85, of Tyrone Ga., passed away, Sunday October 19, 2014 peacefully at his home.

John was born November 21, 1928 in Detroit Mich. to Charles and Marie (Vangorder) Stratton. He married the former Betty Wilma Summers in Michigan. John was employed as a Lead Mechanic with Delta Airlines for over 31 years and worked on several ground breaking projects in aviation. John was a dedicated Delta employee until he retired in 1993. He spent a lot of his free time serving with his church Flat Creek Baptist Church and the Giddieons Read More»

Margaret Roberts Cook, 92, of Peachtree City

Margaret Roberts Cook

Margaret (Margy) Roberts Cook, 92, of Peachtree City passed away October 20, 2014. Margy was born March 19, 1922, in Atlanta, graduated from Girls’ High School, and spent much of her life as a homemaker in East Point and Douglasville.

She had a strong faith, and interests included Bible study, sewing, cake decorating, cooking delicious meals for her family, playing with her grandchildren (sockball, anyone?), following the Braves, and caring for and loving her family, who also dearly loved her and will miss her. Read More»

C. Donald Skelton, 78, of Peachtree City

C. Donald "Don" Skelton, 78, of Peachtree City, passed away October 22, 2014.

Don was a member of Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Dade County Police Department in Dade County, Florida; Chief of Police of the Peachtree City Police Department; head of security for Handy City; head of security for Egleston Hospital; and head of security for Aberdeen Woods Conference Center. Read More»

Civitan club has big year

The 2104 officers were installed during the end of year meeting. Photo/Submitted.

Smiles, smiles, more smiles, and a few tears of joy filled the air as the Line Creek Civitan Club of Peachtree City celebrated the end to another year of fellowship, service and knowledge during their annual meeting and recognition dinner.

‘Happiness Invades Peachtree City” served as a correlating theme to the 2014-2015 Civitan International President’s theme “I’m Civitan Happy.” Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC announces 25th annual Christmas Marketplace

Cindy Hall, United Methodist Women member, showcases the unique Christmas gifts which will be for sale at the 25th Annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Nov. 1. Proceeds benefit local charities. Photo/Special.

Get a great start on Christmas shopping at the 25th annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The events is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One of the church’s biggest events, the Marketplace features more than 80 unique vendors selling a large variety of items located throughout the entire church. Read More»

Fall family blast, movie on lawn set at McDonough Rd.

The McDonough Road Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Family Blast Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. on the front lawn.

Children’s games, popcorn, hot dogs, candy, cake walk, face painting and other activities will begin at 5:30 p.m., while the movie on the lawn, “Mom’s Night Out,” will begin at 7:15 p.m.

“Bring your chairs, and enjoy some family time. The kids will get plenty of candy and have some fun activities, and then you can watch a great, funny movie together under the stars,” said David L. Chancey, pastor.

The event is free. Read More»

Oberg retires

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert.

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert, senior pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, for 31 years’ service as pianist. Lambert notes that Oberg has played at countless events at the church as well as many weddings, funerals, and memorial services within the church family. The congregation recognized Oberg during a retirement celebration in her honor on Oct. 5. Photo/Special.

Weekly Lifetree Cafe explores life and faith

Christ’s Church at Whitewater is presently hosting Lifetree Cafe, a weekly “conversation cafe” to bring people from all walks of life into “a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Lifetree Café is offered at noon and 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Ga. Highway 85 South, Fayetteville.

Admission to the 60-minute sessions is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the prompt start of the conversation. Childcare is available from 6:30-8 p.m. The topic will be the same for both sessions. Read More»