A Luthersville man died Sunday afternoon in a drowning accident near Drake Field in Peachtree City. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the 32-year-old man, announced Monday morning to be Luthersville resident James A. Coverson, was pronounced deceased at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Bergh said 911 received a call at approximately 6:45 p.m. from […]
Peachtree City police reports during the period of May 5-11 included thefts of two golf carts and lawn equipment, a burglary thwarted by the homeowner and a burglary where the stolen items included a watch, a comforter and several condoms. A May 7 call to a residence off Holly Grove Road had officers responding […]
Graduates of Peachtree City’s 23rd adult CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class were honored at the May 4 meeting of the Peachtree City Council. Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, second from left, and Chief Janet, second from right, joined the new graduates. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Loving wife to Raymond, Mother of Five, Everyone’s Oma, and Cherished Friend to many. Ernestine (Oma) Simmons, known around Peachtree City as “Oma”, who celebrated life at the weekly family dinner on Sunday night and talked politics to flowers, died on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 after suffering a stroke. She was 87 years old. Ernestine […]
Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, front left, Lt. Brad Williams, left rear, and Police Chief Janet Moon, right, on May 4 congratulated recent graduates of the police department’s Citizen Police Academy. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Joe Neal Meade, 78, of Peachtree City, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on February 16, 1939 to the late Harold and Verna Meade in Pike County, Indiana. Joe graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree. He obtained his Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago. […]
Councilman wants ‘study’ of WASA controversy
There has been a lot of talk recently about the relationship between the Peachtree City Council and the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA). [See Letter to the Editor.] Councilman Mike King on May 2 added a new wrinkle to the conversation by recommending an outside study to sort out and help resolve the […]
City manager tamps down annexation talk, says Lexington area has makings of an eastside village
A May 2 workshop retreat by the Peachtree City Council came with a review of the city’s comprehensive plan update and a conversation reviewing the city’s 2014 future annexation map. Though few citizens attended the meeting, a number of boards members from city authorities such as the Airport Authority and the Water and Sewerage Authority […]
28th best retirement city in the U.S.
Peachtree City was ranked the best city in Georgia and No. 28 in the nation in a recent report by GoodCall.com on the Top 100 best cities for seniors to retire. GoodCall reviewed data from 1,662 cities nationwide, and said Peachtree City was in the top 30 in the U.S., said GoodCall Media Relations representative […]
Zachariah Walker and Jonathan Wright
An Atlanta man and a Decatur man were arrested May 6 by Peachtree City police after they were discovered to be in possession of a number of forms of government identification. Zachariah J. Walker, 24, of Decatur, was charged with 11 counts of financial identity fraud, seven counts of manufacture/sale of false identification, seven counts […]