Peachtree City

Congregation B’nai Israel plans comedy show, auction

Congregation B’nai Israel will sponsor a Comedy Show and Silent Auction Saturday, May 10, at 8 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. The show will feature Comedian Keith Barany,

Before the show, a silent auction will be held for items ranging from weekend getaways, to theater and special event tickets, spa packages, fine jewelry, electronics and more.

The cost is $15 per person. All profits go to support religious education, helping those in need and promoting interfaith cooperation. Read More»

Pick up date for Greek pastries is right around the corner

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church’s annual Greek Pastry Spring Sale is set for April 11 and 12.

Featured items include handmade Tiropita (cheese filo triangles) for $10 per dozen, Spanakopita (spinach, onion, cheese filo triangles) also $10 per dozen, Tsoureki ( braided Easter bread) for $10 per loaf, and Koulouria (twisted cookies with or without sesame) for $8 per dozen.

Pick up dates are Friday, April 11, 3 - 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. until noon at the church. An order form is at www.saintchristopherhoc.org or call Helen, 770-486-6580.

Learnard: ‘Stop the insanity!’

Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits voting practices or procedures that discriminate on the basis of race, color or membership in certain minority groups.

Most lawsuits that arise under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act involve challenges to at-large election scenarios like the one we have here in Fayette County.

Section 2 litigation usually involves a claim that an entity such as a county, a city or a school board is in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, resulting in an inability of minorities to elect a candidate of their choice. Read More»

John Allen Beall, IV, age 64

John Allen Beall

John Allen Beall, IV, age 64, passed away Wed. Mar. 26, 2014. Mr. Beall was a 1971 graduate of Auburn University and a 1984 graduate of Woodrow Wilson College of Law.

He last served as the senior conflict criminal defense attorney for the state of Ga. from 2009-2012.

Prior to this position he was a criminal and civil defense attorney in Jonesboro, Ga. from 1985 to 2009.

He served as a member and president of the Clayton County Bar Association, member of Clayton County Masons, Jonesboro Chapter, and a long time communicant of Saint Andrew's Church in Peachtree City, Ga. Read More»

Elizabeth Ann Pope Hagan, age 76

Elizabeth Ann Pope Hagan

Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Pope Hagan, age 76, departed this life for her home with her Savior, Jesus Christ on Mon., March 31, 2014.

She was born on June 9, 1937 to the late Samuel and Mabel Pope. She was a registered nurse trained in infection control in A.P.I.C. She was employed at Baroness Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. and most recent Newnan Hospital.

She was Cardiac Certified and an A.C.L.S. instructor. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC home invasion case ends with guilty verdict

A Snellville man is expected to face a steep prison sentence after he was found guilty Friday of participating in a July 2012 home invasion in Peachtree City that resulted in the homeowner being shot in the head as she tried to run away.

A Fayette County jury found Ted Andrew Jefferson, 29, guilty of two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of kidnapping with bodily injury, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Superior Court Judge Tommy Hankinson delayed sentencing until mid-April at the request of the defendant. Read More»

PTC’s World Airways goes out of business

PTC’s World Airways goes out of business

Peachtree City-based World Airways has closed its doors. The company in a Thursday press release said the company founded in 1948 operated its last flight on March 26. The closure resulted in the loss of 325 jobs. Read More»

Police warn motorists: Stay out of the lake!

In this photo provided by the police department, several people worked to free this sport utility vehicle from the mud and muck at the bottom of Lake Peachtree. The department hid the faces of the parties involved before providing the photo. Photo courtesy Peachtree City Police Department.

With the pool of Lake Peachtree lowered for the past two months to allow for maintenance, the usually-hidden floor of Lake Peachtree has drawn a lot of attention from onlookers.

The lake serves as a reservoir for the countywide water system, but earlier this week it almost became an automobile graveyard. Someone drove a sport utility vehicle onto the lake bed, and it became stuck in the mud and muck, according to the Peachtree City Police Department. (The department blurred the faces of the people involved before releasing the photo above right.) Read More»

Alley Faye Davidson, age 87

Mrs. Alley Faye Davidson, age 87, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

She was born on June 23, 1926, in Morgan County, Ky., to the late Robert and Lucy Adkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wilton Davidson; five brothers and one sister, William Raymond Adkins, Clancy Adkins, Leon Adkins, Paul Adkins, Earl Adkins, and Clara Adkins Meyer. Read More»

John Richard Farr, 79, of Peachtree City

John Richard Farr, 79, of Peachtree City, passed away March 25, 2014.

He is survived by his wife Lenora Farr of Peachtree City; daughter Len Blalock of Fayetteville; son Richard (Laura) Farr of McDonough; grandson Christopher Farr of McDonough; brothers Tommy (Brenda) Farr of Canton and Gene (Marjory) Farr of Atlanta; sisters Eloise Bowers of Marietta and Norma Patton of Canton; also numerous nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Reverend Mark Westmoreland will officiate.  Read More»