Peachtree City

F’ville pilot survives Falcon Field crash

Rescuers keep spilling fuel from igniting. The photo was taken by Dr. John Giovanelli, a Peachtree City chiropractor who was playing a round of golf on the nearby Planterra Ridge golf course.

UPDATED for print Wednesday, July 2 — A single-engine Piper Lightsport flown by Fayetteville resident John Ritchey crashed on takeoff around 9:20 a.m. June 29 on a paved roadway between Falcon Field and Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City.
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St. Paul Lutheran will welcome new pastor this Sunday

St. Paul Lutheran Church will welcome its new pastor, Paul Stark, with a combined service on July 6 at 10 a.m. The service will serve to welcome Stark as well as to celebrate the Fourth of July.

A family picnic will follow the service at 11:30.

Chef Preble will prepare hot dogs, hamburgers, and all sides.

Other features will include a 12-foot water slide, large bounce house, snow cone machine, face painting for the kids along with water balloon toss and egg toss, and other competitive games.

A kickball game will begin at 12:15 and field games will begin at 1 p.m.. Read More»

Jimenez-Harris engagement

Kimberly Ann Jiménez engaged to Christopher Michael Harris

Obed Jiménez and Marcia Crespo of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, are pleased to announce the engagement & upcoming wedding of their daughter Kimberly Ann Jiménez to Christopher Michael Harris, son of Michael and Vicki Harris of Peachtree City, Ga.

Kimberly is a 2008 graduate of Western Adventist Academy (Puerto Rico). She studied Pre-Nutrition at Antillean Adventist University in Puerto Rico as well as Nutrition & Dietetics at Life University in Atlanta, Ga. Kimberly is the founder/owner of Kimberley Ann Jiménez, a firm that specializes in Social Media Marketing. Read More»

Lake Peachtree will rise again

There has been a lot written about Lake Peachtree and it has begun to resemble a made for television drama with lots of speculation floating in the air.

I think it is obvious by now that some patience will be required on everyone’s part as all of the parties — county, city and state — work their way through the process.

From the local government perspective, we are all rolling with the punches at this point. Initially, the county government, through the county’s water system, was all geared-up to dredge Lake Peachtree with water in the lake, referred to as wet dredging. Read More»

Disabled veterans’ pay stays on the cutting floor

Some that maintain a sense of humor wear caps embossed with the words, “Dysfunctional Veteran – Leave Me Alone,” but the government won’t leave them alone; because it’s about money.

Others are fitted for prosthesis, feel their bodies deteriorate from Agent Orange, or live in a mindless prison due to what they have seen and cannot process. The government does not want to leave them alone either — because it’s about money. Read More»

‘Little, out of the way church in F’ville’ celebrates nature, diversity

There is a little, out of the way church in Fayetteville that does it with a twist. With a small but very diverse congregation, the Episcopal Church of the Nativity opens its doors and its arms to all who come. And all of those who do come find peace, joy and community.

Reverend Rita Henault stands in front of the altar as she says, “I really like the way nature calls through the windows behind the altar. That seems so much more peaceful even than stained glass windows.” Read More»

Lawrence D. Abbott, 75, of Peachtree City

Lawrence D. Abbott, 75, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away June 27, 2014.

He was a Power Plant Supervisor with Union Electric in St. Louis, Mo. and served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Abbott was a member of Fayette Senior Services and enjoyed shooting pool in "The Cave."

He was preceded in death by his parents Elwood and Ona Abbott. Read More»

George Robert Mortati, of Peachtree City

George Robert Mortati, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away June 30, 2014. He was born November 29, 1926 in Corona, N.Y. to the Late Angelo Mortati and Carmela (Bruno) Mortati.

Mr. Mortati was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Arline Lucille (Comenzo) Mortati and his only brother Franklin Mortati. Read More»

July 4 'spot saving' in PTC starts at dawn Friday

While it has been custom to lay out blankets and tarps to save spots for viewing the July 4 parade and fireworks, residents will have to hold back until 6:05 a.m. Friday per a city ordinance. Photo/File.

A Peachtree City ordinance designed to prevent the proliferation of tarps and blankets for days on end leading up to the Fourth of July parade and fireworks will be in effect again this year, city officials have said.

That means you should keep your spot-saving devices holstered until dawn Friday morning. The city says dawn is slated to occur at 6:05 a.m., so set your alarm clocks accordingly, if you are desperate to save your favorite spot, that is. Read More»

PTC native makes it to Wimbledon

Kevin King and partner Ryan Harrison on the storied courts of Wimbledon. Photo/Special.

King, partner Harrison exit in first round of doubles play

A Peachtree City native has reached the biggest stage in professional tennis, taking to the court at the All-England Club for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Kevin King, who has recently climbed to a ranking of 329 in singles and 132 in doubles, teamed with fellow American Ryan Harrison in the men’s doubles draw. The duo lost their first-round match to Eric Butorac of the United States and Raven Klaasen of South Africa (4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4). Read More»

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