Peachtree City

Thai student is finding his niche on wrestling team

Clockwise from upper left are Boonsiri Nonthapan (with glasses); Tanachai Eckley, a sophomore at McIntosh; Sugeera Eckley, a graduate student in California; and Areya Eckley, a freshman at McIntosh. Photo/Submitted.

Fitting in at a new school is never easy. When you’re 10,000 miles away from your old school it can be a bit tougher than usual.

Boonsiri Nonthapan came to Peachtree City from Thailand at the beginning of the school year to live with the Eckley family and attend McIntosh High. According to Geno Eckley, the host family thought having a Thai student would make the transition easier since Eckley’s wife Sukanya is from Thailand.

“Our kids, although mixed, appear Asian,” said Eckley. “We also eat food that he was already accustomed to.” Read More»

'Trinity Trail Walk/Run' to benefit teens

The Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s 2015 Trinity Trail 5K/2K Walk/Run is set for Feb. 28 at 8 a.m.

The event begins at Holy Trinity, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City.

Participants should pay their $25 registration at the church’s Faith Formation Office. Proceeds will benefit a group of teens who will attend summer camps, retreats or mission trips during the upcoming summer.

MHS Chiefs still unbeaten as region playoffs loom

The McIntosh Chiefs ran their record to 21-0 over the weekend with two big region wins and have a handful of games left before the Region 4-AAAAA tournament begins. The Chiefs traveled cross-city to Starr’s Mill Friday night and won 62-50 before a sellout crowd Read More»

Anonymous donor will match library gifts up to $5,000

Members of the Friends of the Peachtree City Library and all supporters of the library have been offered an opportunity to double the amount of their donations during February and March.

During those months, every donation to the Friends of $25 or more will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 by an anonymous benefactor.

All proceeds will be used strictly to purchase library materials including books and magazines in both hard copy and electronic formats. Read More»

'Peach Jam' workshop features noted poet, novelist

Set for April

Noted Atlanta poet and novelist Collin Kelley will lead the “Peach Jam” poetry workshop in April.

The workshop is offered to poets and aspiring poets age 18 and older and is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peachtree City Library.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch for participants. Forms and information are available online at

Poets should register early because space will be limited.

Facebook Abby is found: How a lost dog engaged an entire community

The Davis' dog Abby — before she was famous. Photo/Matt Davis.
Nearly two weeks after their lost dog, Abby, was found through the coupling of social media and the good hearts of their extended Peachtree City community,

Lorraine Eileen Ziegler, 86, of Peachtree City

Lorraine Eileen Ziegler, 86, of Peachtree City, passed away January 18, 2015.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ziegler, Sr., and her son Arthur Ziegler, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Barbara) Bateman of Peachtree City; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Marsha Ziegler of Indian Trail, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

John William Evans, formerly of Peachtree City

John William Evans, formerly of Peachtree City, Ga., died January 22, 2015 at The Cascades in Greenville, S.C.

John was born October 28, 1926 in Kingstree, S.C. to the late Robert William Evans and Gladys Weeks Evans. Read More»

PTC OKs more than $1M in new purchases

The Peachtree City Council on Jan. 15 approved a $1.146 million lease-purchase agreement Read More»

National ambassadors set for MultiSport Weekend

Three national ambassadors have been confirmed to support the FCA Endurance MultiSport Weekend, the first nationally-branded triathlon and multi-discipline sports event to support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

National ambassadors for FCA Endurance MultiSport Weekend include Chris Lieto, three-time Ironman champion; Ryan Hall, two-time U.S. Olympic marathoner; and David Pollack, three-time All-American in football at the University of Georgia. Read More»

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