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Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

A motorist narrowly averted disaster early this morning in a failed attempt to cross railroad tracks that were under repair, police said.

The driver was running late for work and disregarded three “road closed” signs before reaching the tracks at Paschall Road, police said. Because the road had been cut for maintenance, the car fell off the roadway.

“The driver called for a wrecker but a train arrived first and a collision occurred,” according to the police department’s Facebook page.

The train received minimal damage, but the driver was issued a citation. Read More»

PTC tax hikes ahead?

Council to talk budget Monday; city staff to price various service levels; $3M for streets, cart paths
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PTC to Fayette: ‘Hurry up’ with lake repairs

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (R) and Councilman Mike King at a meeting earlier this year. Photo/John Munford.

County expects to wrap up evaluation of options the last week in July, but permits may provide further hurdles to overcome Read More»

PTC’s Victoria Wilcox is Ga. ‘Author of Year’

Peachtree City author Victoria Wilcox. Photo/Submitted.

A Peachtree City author was named Georgia Author of the Year for Best First Novel by the Georgia Writers Association June 7.

Victoria Wilcox authored “Inheritance,” which is the first in a historical fiction trilogy about the life and times of Georgia native Doc Holliday.

She discovered the story while serving as the founding director of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum in Fayetteville, and Wilcox subsequently spent 18 years researching and writing about Holliday. Read More»

Rail crossing work in PTC closes Dividend Drive, Paschall Road

Stock photo.

The intersection of Dividend Drive and Aviation Way at the railroad tracks and the intersection of Paschall Road at the railroad tracks will be closed for the next three to four days, city officials said Tuesday.

The closures are necessary as the CSX Railroad company makes improvements in those areas, officials said.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes until the work is complete.

WOG moving into Coweta

Word of God’s pastor, John Fraser, and service committee president, Bill Drury. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City recently purchased 17 acres of property in Sharpsburg. The property is on Ga. Highway 34, on the west bank of Shoal Creek. Pictured at the closing holding the newly signed contract are Word of God’s pastor, John Fraser, and service committee president, Bill Drury. Photo/Special.

PTCUMC’s Summer Speaker Series runs through July 23

Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd., has kicked off its Summer Speaker Series with a host of speakers and fascinating topics.

Topics center on 1 Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses.” (NLT)

Morning sessions run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Evening sessions run from 7-8:30 p.m. All sessions are held at the Robinson Road campus. Scheduled sessions are as follows: Read More»

Richling-Bowler engagement

Erin Anne Richling engaged to Blake Davis Bowler

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Richling of Omaha, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Anne, to Blake Davis Bowler, son of LTC (ret) and Mrs. Joseph L. Bowler, Jr. of Peachtree City.

Erin is a graduate of Marian High School in Omaha. She is a 2007 graduate of Boston College in Boston, Mass. where she majored in history. She earned her Master of Childhood Education at Pace University in New York City. She currently teaches history at a charter school in Chicago. Read More»

Major Dennis Baker, 95, of Peachtree City

Major Dennis "Nik" Baker

Major Dennis "Nik" Baker, 95, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away peacefully on 7 June 2014, after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Read More»

Former presidential candidate bringing his radio show to town

Herman Cain. Photo/Special.

Come join Herman Cain, a former candidate for the presidency, and host of The New Herman Cain Show on News/Talk WSB this Friday at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City at 6 p.m.

Hear Cain broadcast, get an autograph or your picture taken with him.

Bring your lawn chairs, food and friends and enjoy an evening of political banter where you can ask questions and get answers with Herman Cain. Read More»

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