Peachtree City

Lois S. Bacas, 83

Lois S. Bacas, 83, passed away Mar. 23, 2014, with her family at her side. She will be remembered always as a caring and loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Read More»

Reverend Frank O. Klein, 93, of Peachtree City

Reverend Frank O. Klein

Reverend Frank O. Klein, 93, of Peachtree City, passed away March 24, 2014.

He had been the visitation Pastor for Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and known as "Father Frank."

He graduated from Capital University and Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. He was a Pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Bethel Park, Pa.; started a mission church in Suitland, Md. (Bethany Lutheran); Pastor of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Lorain, Ohio; and founding Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was president of Kiwanis Clubs in Ohio and Florida. Read More»

Henry Anderson, Jr., 96, of Peachtree City

Henry "Andy" Anderson, Jr., 96, of Peachtree City, passed away March 22, 2014.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was also a sales supervisor and price coordinator for Associated Grocers Co-op, Inc.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife Geri Anderson; brother Howell P. Anderson and grandson Derek Dyer.

He is survived by his daughter Leslie and her husband Drew Dyer, Jr. of Peachtree City; son Terry A. and his wife Linda Anderson of Alpharetta; 4 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

PTC Optimists honor youth

PTC Optimists honor youth
The Peachtree City Optimist Club held its annual Youth Appreciation Banquet March 23 at Flat Creek Country Club. The banquet is part of Optimist Youth Appreciation Week.
 
Each year students from the Fayette County area are selected by their school counselors/teachers to be honored for their outstanding contributions to their schools and community.

No debate on this award

No debate on this award

McIntosh High School’s state champion debate team was honored March 24 by the Fayette County Board of Education. Pictured, from left, are teacher and debate coach Ward Abel and students John Hamlin, Elizabeth Roshelli, Christian Carr, Alex Marty, Stephen Black and Kyle Bligen. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC planners seek input on MacDuff Parkway rezoning

A rezoning request to allow 238 homes on 104 acres in Wilksmoor Village will be voted on Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The two parcels are located off MacDuff Parkway, including a 17-acre site that was previously set aside for a new elementary school that never came to fruition and an 87-acre tract that is zoned for industrial use and borders the CSX railroad. Read More»

Man gets 10 years for PTC home invasion

A Lithonia man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in a home invasion in Peachtree City in July 2012 that resulted in the homeowner being shot in the head as she attempted to run away. Read More»

Honoring Confederate fallen soldiers

Honoring Confederate fallen soldiers

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch presented a proclamation to the local Sons of Confederate Veterans group Thursday night to commemorate the upcoming Confederate Memorial Day. Accepting the proclamation is SCV member Glenn Allen (R). Photo/John Munford.

Gene A. Baker of Peachtree City

Gene A. Baker of Peachtree City, and a longtime resident of Dunwoody, Ga. passed away on March 19, 2014.

He was born in Tallapoosa County Alabama near the community of Hackneyville, and was preceded in death by his parents Hershel and Thelma Campbell Baker, three brothers, and his beloved wife of 50 years, Mary Sharpe Baker. Read More»

Forest products firm brings 65 jobs, S.E. HQ to PTC

Georgia’s largest lumber production company has announced plans to open a Southeast headquarters in Peachtree City in early May.

International Forest Products Limited, known as Interfor, will be coming to the 700 Westpark Drive office building.

Much of the expected staff of 65 people will be relocating to the office, but the company expects to hire for vacancies that occur. Interfor’s local employees will range from management and sales to accounting, administration and information technology, company officials said. Read More»

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