Rep. Ramsey: Talk of gas tax increase ‘premature’

Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City). File photo.

‘Someone would have to do a lot of convincing to get me to vote to raise gas taxes’ Read More»

Jazz trio debuts at Spivey Hall

Critics say trio may be 'most creative' group today

While Spivey Hall patrons have enjoyed the jazz rhythms of pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade as members of saxophonist Wayne Shorter's quartet, they will debut as a jazz trio at Spivey in February.

“Children of the Light: Danilo Pérez/John Patitucci/Brian Blade Trio” will debut on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8:15 p.m. Read More»

'Southside Soirée' to benefit Southside Support

Enjoy dinner, dancing and a show

The “Southside Soirée,” a winter fundraising event for Southside Support, a nonprofit group that helps families of children with special needs, is set for Valentine’s Day in Peachtree City.

The soirée will feature a three-course meal, a comedian, live music, dancing, silent auction, and premium open bar. It begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Flat Creek Country Club, 100 Flat Creek Road in Peachtree City. Read More»

Valdosta State announces area graduates

Valdosta State University has announced the names of area students who recently graduated.

The list includes students from Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Senoia and Newnan.

The listed Peachtree City graduates are;
Anna Nutt,
Zachary Hildebrand.

The Fayetteville students are;
Clairice Contevita,
Gabrielle Coccia,
Kristine Allgood,
Kyndall Grayson,
Jessica Mahn.

The Senoia students are;
Angela Foerster,
Deanise Myers.

And from Newnan, Joshua Neese.

Religion Briefs 01/28/15

COS will host Hope service Monday
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will host a Hope Service on Monday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Karl Dietmeyer will offer his insights into Christian Love, working around the theme “Uncomfortable Comfortableness.” He will also conduct the Christ Our Shepherd Flute Choir and Joyful Noise Ringers as they provide special music. Holy Communion and prayers for healing anchor this service.

PTCUMC plans free preview of FPU Read More»

'WWII Heritage Days' set for April 18, 19

'Big Band' era hangar dance is Saturday

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be celebrated in April at the 12th annual “WWII Heritage Days” in Peachtree City.

The history festival is hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing and is held at the group’s Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

The festival is set for April 18 and 19 and will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on both days. Read More»

Spivey Hall presents flute concert for youth

Performance part of youth concert series

As part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts series, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 11:15 a.m.

Founded in 1986, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble is a volunteer community flute choir comprised of 15 members under the direction of fellow member Kathy Farmer.
With more than ten C flutes, as well as dedicated alto flutes, bass flutes, and piccolo players, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble can perform a variety of contemporary flute choir arrangements as well as classics by Beethoven and Mozart. Read More»

James Erman Jones, 87, of Brooks

James Erman ("J.E.") Jones, 87, of Brooks passed away January 21, 2015.

He retired from Merita Bakery Company.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen Jones; his daughters, Sherry Graham and Lisa Eason; his son, Glenn Jones; his grandchildren, Brandy Graham, Kathleen Kendrick, Monica Lewis, Erica Bush, Keath Eason, Braek Jones, Robert Jones; his great-grandchildren, Trae Davis, Gayla Graham, Kamryn Kendrick, Natilee Bush, Tristen Kendrick, Phillip Wright, Noah Bush, Emma Eason, Madalynn Wright; and his sister, Frances Alverson. Read More»

Jack M. Wilson, Jr., age 63

Mr. Jack M. Wilson, Jr. was born on September 14, 1951 to Jack Sr. and Lillian Wilson in Atlanta, Ga.

He passed away on January 23, 2015 and is survived by his sons, Christopher Wilson and his wife Victoria of Newnan; Zachary Wilson of Statesboro and aunt Sandra Milford Sadler of Atlanta.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800 –

Still confused over golf cart decals? Read the primer

Some will need two decals

Confused about golf cart decals and what is now required? Peachtree City has decals, Tyrone has decals, and Fayette County has decals for the first time this year. But some of the governments have reciprocal agreements and some don’t.

Hoping to clear up some of the confusion, Peachtree City officials recently released a golf cart primer to help cart owners figure out which decals they need.

Some golf cart owners will need to buy two decals. Read More»

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