Peachtree City

Another hero is gone: Farewell to the colonel

Words do not flow as in prose at such times as these. Rather, my thoughts fall from my mind in random shapes and sizes that must combine as a picture puzzle, but all I see right now is broken.

Peachtree City and the United States lost another hero last week to the wars in Iraq. Out of respect to his wife left behind, I’ll not identify this man here but those who knew him know of whom I write. Read More»

Wiley Joseph Williams, Jr., 88 of Moreland

Wiley Joseph ("Joe") Williams, Jr., 88 of Moreland, died September 26. He was the son of the late Pastor Wiley Joseph Williams, Sr. and Annie Lucy Tankersley, on December 2, 1925 at Blue Ridge, Georgia.  He grew up in Ocilla and graduated from Ocilla High School in 1943. He entered the US Navy in August of 1943. He served in the Pacific during WWII.  

He graduated from Mercer University and later earned a Master's Degree from Georgia State University. He was an entrepreneur and a CPA. He had a CPA firm in Newnan for many years.   Read More»

Lolita Vivas, of Peachtree City

Lolita Vivas

Mrs. Lolita Vivas, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on October 3, 2014.

She was born on February 12, 1964, in the city of Judibana, Falcon State, Venezuela. She was the second of three children and grew up in Maracay. After graduating High School, she decided to become a Dentist.

Loly moved to the neighbor city of Valencia where she attended the University of Carabobo, graduating with High Honors. She maintained her private practice in Maracay while also teaching pathological anatomy at the university in Valencia. Read More»

Barbara Ann McElroy, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Barbara Ann McElroy, born December 22, 1943, of Peachtree City passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. She was the CEO of McElroy Services doing business as MSI Termite and Pest Control. Read More»

Dorothy Irene Schultz, 83, of Peachtree City

Dorothy Irene Schultz, 83, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away October 3, 2014. She was a long time member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Schultz.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Schultz of Peachtree City; son Rick (Judy) Schultz of Peachtree City; and sister Mary Petrick of Akron, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City - www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Zombie warehouse getting ready to open

Zombie warehouse getting ready to open

Residents can contribute a to a good cause and have a scary time by heading to a zombie warehouse in Peachtree City. The event is sponsored by a nonprofit group in Peachtree City, Herobox, that supports deployed homeless/heroes

In 2013, a horrific outbreak swept through a secret military testing facility in Peachtree City called Warehouse 237. 

The government immediately quarantined the facility and destroyed everything inside. Or so they thought. 

You are invited to explore the aftermath of this tragedy and experience who or what was left behind. Read More»

Great Georgia Air Show is this weekend

Peachtree City's favorite show is this weekend. Photo/Staff.

It’s a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, fireworks and activities for fun seekers of all ages. The Great Georgia Airshow is returning to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Oct. 11-12 with a new line-up that promises to dazzle, entertain and inspire aviation enthusiasts and future aviators, engineers and scientists. The weekend kicks-off Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. when the gates open to begin the day airshow. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, the fun continues when the gates reopen for the second annual night show that includes a jet truck and fireworks. Read More»

More retail coming to east Coweta, close to PTC

It has been a long wait but the precursor to commercial development at the large Fischer Crossing retail center has begun. The area on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County is the site of grading activity that will lead to the planned opening of 200,000 sq. ft. of retail in 2015.

Though no tenants have been identified, signs posted on the Fischer Crossing property note plans to establish 200,000 square feet of retail space on the site. Read More»

Construction company headed to MacDuff Parkway

The Peachtree City Planning Commission heard an initial proposal on Sept. 8 that could lead to the development of the headquarters for Massana Construction on six acres on the future MacDuff Parkway section near Senoia Road.

The staff report noted that the property, currently zoned GI (general industrial), will serve as the new headquarters for Massana Construction and will include an office building, an equipment building and a drop yard. Totaling 3,765 sq. ft., the one-story building will be constructed of stone-relief concrete and glass. Read More»

These apples do make a difference

These apples do make a difference

The Harvest for Real Life Center Orchard on the Dogwood Church campus in Tyrone has harvested 8,150 pounds of fresh produce so far this year to be shared through the food pantry at the Real Life Center. The Real Life Center serves individuals and families from Fayette and Coweta County going through the tough times. Pictured above is Caroline Grace Chen, who helped her parents and a group of volunteers pick apples. Photo/Submitted.

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