Howard Franklin Williams, 83, of Peachtree City

Howard Franklin Williams, 83, of Peachtree City passed away September 8, 2017. Howard was born in Atlanta, Ga. May 17, 1934 to Julia Callaway Williams and Merrill E. Williams, Sr. He attended Georgia State University, The University of Georgia, and Woodrow Wilson Law School  Howard joined the Department of State Foreign Service in 1958, starting […]

2 charged in PTC with kidnapping man in their Mercedes

2 charged in PTC with kidnapping man in their Mercedes

A Peachtree City man and one from Tyrone were charged with kidnapping and attempted robbery in an Aug. 28 incident that began in another area and ended in Peachtree City with demands for money. Isaac T. Kellum, 19, of Peachtree City (above, R), and Kenneth R. Grant, 19, of Tyrone were both charged with kidnapping […]

John Ross Sellmer, age 76

John Ross Sellmer departed on his final flight on August 24th, 2017, surrounded by loving family and friends. John was born July 4, 1941 in Beaumont, Texas, to John William Sellmer and Ruby Lucille Epps Sellmer. After living in East Texas and Southern California when John was young, the family settled in Atlanta, where John […]

Tropical storm clean-up begins in PTC

Tropical storm clean-up begins in PTC

The clean-up after Tropical Storm Irma has begun in Peachtree City. “Peachtree City is alive with the sound of chainsaws and leaf blowers working on the debris from Tropical Storm Irma,” said City Clerk Betsy Tyler. ” According to the National Weather Service, Peachtree City received over 4” of rain yesterday, and saw wind gusts […]

High winds Monday leave obstacles Tuesday in Fayette

High winds Monday leave obstacles Tuesday in Fayette

Above, The Rubicon neighborhood in south Peachtree City caught some high winds Monday. At one address, Naomi Lehman Duncan came out of her home to find a pine tree fallen across two vehicles in her driveway. Tuesday found her seeking rental cars for temporary transportation. Below, on Adams Road, Becky Lake reported power out since […]

Fayette, Coweta load up for hurricane relief

Fayette, Coweta load up for hurricane relief

Making a difference: How you can help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas Like everyone around our nation and the world, Fayette Countians have been captivated and haunted by the scenes of destruction in Texas. Many of us have family and friends in the disaster zone, and all of us want to help. Locally, we […]

PTC Council to consider new rules about special events held in the city

PTC Council to consider new rules about special events held in the city

The Sept. 7 meeting of the Peachtree City Council will include topics relating to special events held in the city. A public hearing will be conducted pertaining to an amendment to the zoning ordinance dealing with the creation of a special events permit. The council is also tentatively set to review the budget for the […]

Peachtree City planners OK 2 buildings for Hwy. 74 business park

Peachtree City planners OK 2 buildings for Hwy. 74 business park

Aberdeen Parkway to get 2-story office building A conceptual site plan intended to lead to the construction of two warehouse/office buildings at the South 74 Business Park was approved Aug. 28 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The request was approved by a 4-0 vote, with elevations to be presented at a later date. Above, […]

Col. David D. Young, Sr., 87, of Peachtree City

Col. David D. Young, Sr, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 87, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Dave was born in Houston, Texas, March 27, 1930. In high school, he worked at Philmont Scout Ranch leading strings of burros and guiding campers and scouts through the mountains. He often spoke of the challenges […]

PTC police and fire organizing for Harvey relief

PTC police and fire organizing for Harvey relief

  The police and fire departments in Peachtree City are organizing a relief effort for the countless people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Care for the Coast initiative came after representatives with the city met with those from church, civic and charity organizations. “Help send relief items to those hurt by Harvey. We know everyone […]

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