Peachtree City

John Edward Hallwood, 64, Peachtree City

John Edward Hallwood

John Edward Hallwood, 64, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010. He was a devoted husband and caring father, a man of character, and great faith. His sense of humor will be missed by his friends and family. Mr. Hallwood grew up in Miami, FL, attended Miami High School and University of Florida. After service in the Air Force, he was a pilot for Eastern Airlines for 25 years, owner of Prime Time Paintball in Senoia and more recently a trader on the foreign currency exchange. As an active member of the Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church, he taught Sunday School and Bible Studies. Read More»

PTC ceremonies replete with patriotism for Memorial Day memories

Members of Boy Scout Troop 75 salute the flag during Memorial Day 2010 ceremonies in Peachtree City. Photo.Ben Nelms.

The grounds of Peachtree City Hall were overflowing Monday morning for the 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Emotion born in patriotism and the love of country unmistakably filled the air. Read More»

Wounded warrior comes home

Lt. Dan Berschinski walks to the podium at the Peachtree City Memorial Day 2010 observances May 29. Photo/John Munford.

PTC’s Berschinski urges public to recognize all who volunteer to serve in nation’s military

It wasn’t the steadiest of ascents, but it was a tremendously inspiring moment. With a cane in each hand steadying his balance, Lt. Dan Berschinski rose from his wheelchair and walked to the podium using his prosthetic legs. Thunderous applause erupted from the crowd at his “welcome home” ceremony Saturday in Peachtree City. Read More»

PTC to decide on fee break for Sany plant

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider offering a 75 percent break on impact fees for a Chinese heavy equipment company that is preparing to build its first U.S. location here. Read More»

Bill requires golf cart drivers to be 16, have license; PTC impact uncertain

McIntosh High School students enjoy one of Peachtree City's ubiquitous golf carts in an undated file photo.

A new law passed by the Georgia Legislature would require citizens to have a driver’s license in order to drive a golf cart. Read More»

PTC Civic Ballet presents two shows this Saturday

PTC Civic Ballet presents two shows this Saturday

Peachtree City Civic Ballet Company presents a family ballet, “Pixie Dust and Fairy Dreams” on Saturday June 5 at Our Lady of Mercy High School at 1 p.m. The ballet is designed to introduce children to the art of dance with ticket prices of just $5. This program is supported in part by the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the General Assembly and in partnership with Arts Clayton. Read More»

Langbehn-Sellers Engagement

Emily Jean engaged to Robert Arthur Sellers Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Langbehn of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Jean, to Robert Arthur Sellers Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sellers Sr., also of Peachtree City. Read More»

McIntosh students receive American Legion awards

McIntosh students receive American Legion awards

Two graduating seniors have been selected to receive the 2010 American Legion School Award for McIntosh High School, presented by Fayette County Post 105.  The award recognizes two seniors for their qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.  Legionnaire Dave Niebes, left, is shown congratulating Drew Forde, Class of 2010.  Drew is an Honor Graduate,  a Junior Marshall, member of MHS Orchestra for four years and will be attending Mercer University to study music.  Jenny Ampat received the School Award for a Young Woman.  Jenny was selected Miss McIntosh 2010, Read More»

PTC fire marshal demoted

Attorney says Dailey ‘scapegoat’ for failed murder-arson prosecution

Citing a “lack of confidence” and various investigative errors relating to a high-profile arson case, Peachtree City Fire Chief Ed Eiswerth recently demoted longtime Peachtree City Fire Marshal John Dailey all the way down to firefighter/EMT, with a commensurate 10-step loss in pay. Read More»

Cheap Trick comes to PTC this Saturday

Cheap Trick, one of the most covered bands of all time will be center stage at “The Fred” on Saturday, June 5 as part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Since the 1970s Cheap Trick has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and the late 80s lighter-waving favorite, “The Flame,” Cheap Trick are a musical institution. Read More»