Peachtree City

PTC off-duty cop snags fraudster

PTC off-duty cop snags fraudster

A Mableton man was arrested by Peachtree City police officers on Sept. 5 after using a stolen credit card to purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards.

Travis Tyree Johnson, 47, was charged with three counts of financial transaction card fraud, two counts of first degree forgery, one count of financial transaction card theft and one count of obstruction, according to department spokesman Mark Brown.

Brown said that while off duty at the Rite Aid pharmacy at Ga. highways 54 and 74, Cpl. James Beato observed a man trying to buy more than $2,000 worth of Visa gift cards. Read More»

Vacuum cleaner thieves nabbed after chase

The attempt by three men to steal vacuum cleaners from a store in Peachtree City then get away clean did not pan out as they expected. A pursuit by Tyrone police officers ended with the getaway car crashing into a telephone pole in Union City.

Samuel Etuk, 28, of Riverdale, was charged by Tyrone officers with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, shoplifting and nearly a dozen other charges relating to the incident, according to Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins.

Ryan Bing, 28, of Bradenton, Fla., was charged with obstruction, according to Tyrone police. Read More»

Divas paint PTC pink in 2 events with 3,500 participants

The winner and First Diva! Hometown girl Angie Hinkle, 39, of Tyrone, finished in first place for women in the Divas Half Marathon Saturday in Peachtree City with a total time of 1:35:52 and a pace of 7:18. Photo/Heather Ward.

When the tutus settled on the first Divas Half Marathon and 5k series races in Peachtree City Saturday, a total of 3,486 runners streamed pinkly through the cart paths and a hometown girl took home the top award of the day. Angie Hinkle, 34, of Tyrone came in first overall among females in the half-marathon, crossing the finish line in 1:35:52 at 7:18 minutes per mile.

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Golf carts to Starr’s Mill complex?

Parents and students in the Starr’s Mill school complex are another step closer to the day they will be able to cruise in on golf carts from nearby Peachtree City cart paths.

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MacDuff Pkwy. will get 200 more homes before any traffic relief

Kolter Homes can build — and thus sell — up to 100 homes in Wilksmoor Village prior to the completion of MacDuff Parkway. That decision by the Peachtree City Council came on a 3-2 vote at the Sept. 4 meeting.

That’s on top of the 100 homes already approved for developer John Wieland Homes nearby. Read More»

PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

PTC warbirds to converge on Atlanta

One of the last flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, Sentimental Journey, will lead a squadron of vintage World War II aircraft to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) located in Chamblee, Ga., for the first-ever Atlanta Warbird Weekend. Hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing based in Peachtree City, the weekend will also feature iconic fighters from WWII, including a Goodyear FG-1 Corsair, a Supermarine Spitfire, several North American P-51 Mustangs and a very rare Douglas SBD Dauntless Navy dive bomber. Read More»

Holly Grove AME will serve up BBQ, turkey lunch Sept. 14

Holly Grove AME Missionary Society Group will serve a takeout lunch consisting of turkey and dressing or barbecued chicken this Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. at the church. The cost is $7 and includes one meat, one vegetable and one side dish, dessert and roll. The turkey dinner comes with dressing, cranberry sauce and one vegetable or side dish. The other choice is a barbecue chicken leg quarter with side dishes, roll and dessert.

Sides and veggies include macaroni and cheese, yellow rice, cabbage and green beans. Read More»

Moving to Coweta

(L-R) Roy Eveland, John Krause, Russ Crawford, Tim Ruck, (vice chairman of the Service Committee), Russ Pakulski, and Darrin Simmonds. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City has purchased 17 acres of property on Ga. Hwy. 34 in Sharpsburg for a future church home. Erecting a new sign recently on the property were Property Committee members (L-R) Roy Eveland, John Krause, Russ Crawford, Tim Ruck, (vice chairman of the Service Committee), Russ Pakulski, and Darrin Simmonds. Photo/Special.

Holy Trinity will offer end of life seminar next month

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will offer a free End of Life seminar in two sessions next month, a program that “will empower individuals, families and caregivers with an understanding of the respect and dignity of life in light of church teaching.”

The program will examine the legal, medical, liturgical, spiritual and emotional issues surrounding end of life events.

Those attending may choose from a morning session which to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. until noon, or the evening session to be offered on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7-9 p.m. Read More»

Ackerson joins staff of COS

Kerry Ackerson

Kerry Ackerson has joined the staff at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church as director of Equipping Ministries.

After a career in marketing, she served as director of ministry at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Marietta from 2005-2014.

At Christ Our Shepherd her responsibilities will include equipping volunteers for ministry, incorporating new members into congregational life, and supporting small group ministry.

She and her husband Peter live “in the country” with their cows, dogs, cats, and chickens.