Peachtree City

Serious injury reported in PTC vehicle collision

Peachtree City Police reported Wednesday that on June 1 at 3:20 p.m. a collision occurred at the intersection of Crosstown Drive at the entrance to Braelinn Village Shopping Center. Officers responded to a reported two vehicle collision at this intersection.

Mr. Clinton Melton, 81 years of age, Peachtree City, was air lifted to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries, according to department spokesperson Michelle Ward.

Ms. Jessica Rexrode, 18 years of age, Peachtree City, did not report any injuries at the scene, Ward said. Read More»

Local Ga. Tech student hurt in explosion

A Georgia Tech student from Peachtree City was one of two men severely burned in an explosion outside a fraternity house on campus early this morning, officials said.

Tommy Keen, an aerospace engineering sophomore from Peachtree City and Paul Grzybowski, a junior materials science and engineering student from Appling were injured in the explosion, according to a statement released by the school. Read More»

PTC gets to work on trimming budget

Imker only councilman advocating service cuts

Wednesday night, most of the Peachtree City Council admitted to having little stomach for making any further cuts that would affect city services. Read More»

CPR class Saturday at Booth Middle

Class urged at start of swimming season

In an effort to train parents and children for CPR at the start of the swimming pool season, a CPR class is being offered Saturday at Booth Middle School from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The class was arranged by the Best family, whose two girls were saved by adults who used CPR and rescue breathing after they were found unconscious at the bottom of a Peachtree City family's pool several weeks ago during a birthday pool party.

Kinsley, 3, and Reagan Best, 5, were saved thanks to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation adminstered by adults Kathleen Mason and Will Bernardi. Read More»

Eleanor Sleesman, 90, Peachtree City

Eleanor Sleesman

Eleanor Sleesman, a kind and gentle soul, passed peacefully on to join her beloved husband, Tom, early Friday morning, May 28, 2010. Eleanor had just celebrated her 90th birthday and had been treated to a week full of grand celebrations starting with a surprise party hosted by her dear friends, Alec and Debbie Willeson, and attended by her family and many friends in Peachtree City . Read More»

Richard Lee (Dick) Matthews, 86, of Morrow & Peachtree City

Richard Lee (Dick) Matthews, age 86, of Morrow and Peachtree City Georgia died Saturday, May 29, 2010. Son of James E. Matthews, Sr. and Caroline Elizabeth Jones Matthews, Dick was born January 10, 1924 in Lee County, GA, and grew up in Leesburg and Jonesboro, GA. He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn L. Matthews, and brothers, William M. and James E. Matthews, Jr. Read More»

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»