Peachtree City

Coat drive a success for local scout

Starr's Mill High School's Ray Loya as part of an Eagle Scout project spearheaded an effort collected 415 coats and blankets for homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta.

For his Eagle Scout project, Ray Loya decided to warm the hearts of people down on their luck, people who had no place to go.

And by all measures he succeeded and then some, providing 415 blankets and jackets to homeless men and families in downtown Atlanta. His initial goal was 300.

Loya came up with the idea because his church does outreach programs in Atlanta, serving food to the homeless, and he knew there weren’t many jackets to hand out. Read More»

PTC has 71 apply for city manager job

Peachtree City has received 71 applications from across the country for its vacant city manager position, according to interim City Manager Nikki Vrana.

Those applications are being narrowed down by a committee that includes Vrana, the city attorney, the city’s human resources administrator and also Tom Hall, the city manager from LaGrange.

The committee plans to do interviews the week of Jan. 10 with the “short list” of candidates, Vrana said. Then the committee will narrow the field to about four candidates, she added. Read More»

Roundabout to be considered for Crosstown-Parkway intersection?

Engineering firm will also draw up simple right-turn lane additions; council against traffic light

An engineering company that will prepare conceptual designs for scaled-back improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Drive will also look at the possibility of making the intersection into a two-lane roundabout. Read More»

PTC trims cost of new fire truck after bids come in high

When bids for a new fire engine came in at $20,000 over Peachtree City’s budgeted amount, there was a decision to be made.

Instead of asking the City Council for more money, the committee of personnel who developed the specifications went back to the drawing board with a scalpel. They cut or scaled back items from the vehicle to get several thousand dollars below the budgeted amount.

The city will pay $506,232 for the new pumper-rescue truck, with the remaining $7,000 in savings needed to add tools, equipment and the radio system for the truck. Read More»

Mrs. Judith Gerike, 74, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Judith Gerike, 74, of Peachtree City, passed away on December 27, 2010.

Mrs. Gerike is preceded in death by her parents, Michael Kouris and Edith Lee Kouris.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years Harold W. Gerike; sons Michael (Joann) Gerike of Crown Point, IN, John Gerike of Seattle, WA and Thomas (Angie) Gerike of Normal, IL; grandchildren, Michael Gerike and Amy Gerike of Crown Point, IN and Amanda Gerike and Brian Gerike of Normal, IL; sisters, Athene (Frank) Knapik of Munster, IN and Marilyn (Bill) Darmody of Peachtree City; five nieces and nephews. Read More»

Two arrested in PTC burglaries

Peachtree City Police early Wednesday morning arrested two Atlanta men in connection with two Christmas week residential burglaries in the Smokerise subdivision. The burglary of a home in the Kedron Hills subdivision during the same period of time is still under investigation. Read More»

Ms. Ba Dat (Xuan/Sue Ann) Caldwell of Peachtree City

Ms. Ba Dat (Xuan/Sue Ann) Caldwell of Peachtree City died December 23, 2010.

Ba Dat was the owner of Sue Ann Alterations in Peachtree City.

She is survived by her sons, Andy Caldwell and his wife Teresa of Charlotte; Jason Caldwell of Newnan; grandchildren, Tyler Caldwell, Shea Caldwell and Raina Caldwell, all of Charlotte; sister, Hong Nguyen of Peachtree City; brother, Dung Nguyen of Vietnam; step mother, Ban Nguyen of Vietnam; niece Yen Do and nephew Khang Ha , both of Peachtree City. Read More»

Mrs. Lovie Walters Jenkins of Peachtree City

Mrs. Lovie Walters Jenkins of Peachtree City, GA died Friday, December 24, 2010.

Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the LaGrange United Methodist Church in LaGrange , N.C. She was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Jenkins.

She is survived by her daughter Judy Dietz and her husband Jim of Peachtree City; grandsons Jay Dietz; Jason Dietz and his wife Kim; great-grandchildren Lindsey, Emma and Grant, all of Newnan; sister Mrs. Eula M Walters of San Francisco. Read More»

Mrs. Dorothy A. Callan Peterson of Peachtree City

Mrs. Dorothy A. Callan Peterson of Peachtree City, GA died December 23, 2010.

Mrs. Peterson, formerly of Worcester , was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Elizabeth (Kennedy) Callan of Worcester, her brother Francis X. Callan of Shrewsbury , and her husband of 54 years, Kenneth R. Peterson.

She was a graduate of Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing and worked as an RN for the City of Worcester Health Department. She was licensed in the states of MA and IL. She retired after moving to Georgia and devoted her life as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Read More»

Mary Ann Passafiume, Peachtree City

Ms. Mary Ann Passafiume of Peachtree City passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.
She is survived by her sisters, Bernadette Amis and husband, Robert, of Fayetteville; Donna Lee Cole of Fayetteville; uncle, Anthony Passafiume; nieces and nephews. Read More»

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