Larry Arnold Shaffer, Sr., 76, of Peachtree City

Larry Arnold Shaffer, Sr., 76, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. He was born on January 13, 1941, in Dunbar, W.Va., was the son of Rex Arnold and Christine (Davis) Shaffer, and eldest of 10 children. He attended Dunbar High School and W.Va. State College. Larry married Emma Kathryn “Penny” Biagi […]

PTC man assaults elderly woman, arrested when returns to scene of the crime

PTC man assaults elderly woman, arrested when returns to scene of the crime

A Peachtree City man was arrested on Sept. 16 after he assaulted a woman and attempted to carjack her vehicle at a drug store on Ga. Highway 54 that he frequents. Charles H. Heard, 55, of Broken Bit Way, was charged with motor vehicle hijacking and battery, according to Fayette County Jail records. Peachtree City […]

Holy Trinity’s Fr. John Murphy to speak at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran as part of reformation celebration

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will welcome Father John Murphy of Holy Trinity Catholic Church to worship services Sept. 23-24. Fr. Murphy, who has served Holy Trinity since 2011, will speak on Saturday at 6 p.m.; on Sunday at 8:30, 10:50, and 11 a.m. These special services are part of Christ Our […]

Help for Harvey victims

Help for Harvey victims

Families and friends of Peachtree City United Methodist Church’s Preschool and Kindergarten collected over 3,000 diapers and over 200 packages of baby wipes for those families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Photo/Special.

Rose Marie Macaluso Barras

Rose Marie Macaluso Barras, formerly of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away on September 11, 2017 in Peachtree City, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Salvador and Rose Marie (Monteleone) Macaluso. She graduated from Dominican High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Loyola University in New Orleans. She taught in […]

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 […]