Peachtree City

The Fresh Market opens in Peachtree City Wednesday

A view of the inside of the Peachtree City location of The Fresh Market. Photo/Joyce Beverly.

The Fresh Market, Inc. will expand its presence in the Southeast region Wednesday (March 9) with a new store in Peachtree City, marking the company’s eleventh store in the state. Read More»

Omega Books celebrates 25 years of loving books and readers

From left are Omega Books owner Karen Duncan and manager Rene Miller Mittenzwei. Photo/Michael Boylan.

As area residents flock to get acquainted with The Fresh Market at their grand opening tomorrow, Karen Duncan, owner of Omega Books, and her staff hope that some of those residents take the time to get reacquainted with them.

“We’re so excited about Fresh Market opening this week. It’s been two years since Baby Kroger left and it was rough for the businesses in this center to lose the anchor store,” said Duncan, who added that the other business owners now feel more optimistic with The Fresh Market’s arrival and the facelift that the businesses in the center received. Read More»

PTC cops ID man taking photos of kids, seek warrant

UPDATED Monday, 7:15 p.m. — Peachtree City Police have identified the probable would-be photographer whose approach to some children playing near the Braelinn ballfields Saturday afternoon upset some parents.

A magistrate judge is reviewing the matter to determine if probable cause exists to issue a warrant, said Police department spokesperson Rosanna Dove Monday afternoon. Read More»

Louise Keye Brackin, 84, of Peachtree City

Louise Keye Brackin, 84, of Peachtree City died Thursday, March 3, 2011.

Mrs. Brackin was preceded in death by her husband William Yancy Brackin, Sr., grandchildren Eric Davis and Becky Brackin; sisters Lois Hutchins, Grace McKeen and brother Albert Keye. Read More»

William (Bill) Richard Pieschke, 85, of Peachtree City

William (Bill) Richard Pieschke, 85, of Peachtree City, GA went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Mathilda Pieschke and sister, Marion Larson. Read More»

'Joyful Noise' filming at 'The Fred,' seeking extras

“Joyful Noise,” the latest film from the producers of “The Blind Side,” is offering free tickets to a gospel choir concert scene starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, featuring a performance by superstar Kirk Franklin and appearances other film, television and Broadway stars.

The event will take place Monday, Mar. 14 at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. Extras are asked to arrive at 7 a.m. and be available for six to eight hours. Read More»

Sock Hop at St. Paul Lutheran Church this Friday

Sock Hop at St. Paul Lutheran Church this Friday

There will be a Sock Hop, featuring the 50's band "The Boomerangs" on Friday, Mar. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the upper level cafeteria at St. Paul Lutheran Church. There will be food, games, a costume contest and good family fun. Tickets are $10 each or 5 for $35, ages under 4 are free.  Please contact St. Paul at 770-487-0339 for ticket purchase or more information. St. Paul Lutheran Church is located at 700 Ardenlee Parkway, Peachtree City. From left are The Boomerangs, Michael McCrory, Mark Abresch,  Mitch Bjugson, Randy Gaddo, and Chuck Micallef.

Fireball Run coming to Peachtree City this fall; film crews to record competition for movie

In late September, Peachtree City will host a competition among auto enthusiasts called the Fireball Run Adventurally.

This year’s Fireball Run will take nearly 50 teams over 2,500 miles in eight days. Along the way, teams will solve clues and compete in challenges in an attempt to earn points.

Film crews will capture the fun, which will become part of a movie that will be screened initially in Orlando, Fla. later in the year. Read More»

PCFD's Miller recognized for 25 years of service

PCFD's Miller recognized for 25 years of service

Sgt. Royce Miller of the Peachtree City Fire Department is recognized last week by the City Council for 25 years of service to the city. Miller, being congratulated here by Mayor Don Haddix, said he appreciates citizens' support over the years. Photo/John Munford.

PTC puts 6-month ban on ‘sweepstakes Internet cafes’

To avert a new type of business that uses electronic gaming to provide cash payouts for what is essentially gambling, the Peachtree City Council enacted a moratorium Thursday night. Read More»

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