Peachtree City

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»

PTC kids sell mistletoe to help Salvation Army kettle drive

PTC kids sell mistletoe to help Salvation Army kettle drive

These Peachtree City children sold mistletoe on Christmas Eve at the Braelinn Kroger store, with all donations going to the Salvation Army. They received $263 which they stuffed into the big red bucket located at the store. Pictured from left to right are Joe, James and Thomas Jackson, Garrot Toles of the Salvation Army, Marina Haldopolous, Olivia Curtis and EJ Haldopolous. Photo/Special.

Services for Fayette Chief Public Defender Joe Saia to be held in Zebulon Thursday

Funeral services for long-time defense attorney Joe Saia of Peachtree City will be held Thursday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Pike County Courthouse in Zebulon.

The Pike County Courthouse is located on Main Street in downtown Zebulon. A visitation will be held across the street at the Chandler Building at the conclusion of the service.

Saia, who most recently served as the chief public defender for Fayette County, recently passed away after falling ill while on vacation in June in North Carolina. He was hospitalized for treatment of heart congestion; he had quadruple bypass surgery. Read More»

Mailbox-checking burglars get guns, electronics in Kedron, Smokerise

Peachtree City Police are investigating three residential burglaries that occurred between Dec. 18-28 in subdivisions along North Peachtree Parkway. Read More»

PTC’s McMullen looks back

CUTLINE: Bernard McMullen (L), Peachtree City’s retiring city manager, enjoys a momento presented by Councilwoman Vanessa Fleisch at a reception in his honor at City Hall. Photo/John Munford.

As he wound down his tenure as city manager, Bernie McMullen said he is “looking forward to enjoying the city again.” His last official day is Dec. 31.

As part of his separation package, McMullen will be paid through the end of April 2011.

“I’m leaving a happy person,” McMullen said, noting his good fortune to have not only served as city manager, but the chance to make this his final job before retirement. Read More»

Parker’s argument devolves into rant

In a manner not typical of liberals, Tim Parker starts off trying to make a reasoned, logical argument against Dr. Mark Hendrickson’s article from the previous week.

Halfway through his missive, Parker resorts to the tried and true liberal way of arguing an issue; that is, attack your opponents with name calling and hope that will overpower the lack of facts.

Parker’s assault on Rush Limbaugh (“bloated drug addict’) and Glenn Beck (“half-wit”) are specious and lend no substance to his argument. Read More»

Reality: Taxes or cuts; if cuts, specify where

Of newspaper editors, Cal Beverly must certainly be ranked among the fair. While possessing a strong conservative bent, he prints entire letters with which he must strongly disagree.

However it seems even he cannot escape his own prejudices, and this was most apparent in his headline for my Letter to the Editor of last week. It was titled: “So-called conservatives now are playthings of the rich who benefit most but contribute least.” Read More»

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