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‘Drop Dead Diva’ wrapping up PTC production run

A cheerleader character on the sixth episode of ‘Drop Dead Diva’ storms off the court at McIntosh High School Thursday afternoon during the filming of a scene. The show has spent much of its annual $20 to $25 million budget locally, netting a significant impact. Photo/John Munford.

A little bit of Drop Dead Diva drama played out in the gym of McIntosh High School Thursday afternoon as a scene was filmed for the show’s sixth and final season on the Lifetime cable network.

Slated for airing on episode six, the scene featured the Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders in a scenario where a cheerleader gets into a tiff with another, pitches a pom-pom tossing fit and storms off the
court ... to the sarcastic applause of the audience at a basketball game. Read More»

Kyle Trahan memorial

Kyle Trahan

Kyle Trahan was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands on July 3, 1988 to parents Brent and Kathy.

He grew up in Peachtree City, Ga., along with his brother Benjamin, and sisters, Jennifer and Nicole. He loved to skateboard and rollerblade, playing street hockey with his family and friends. Kyle played football for the Peachtree City Packers and Rising Starr Middle School, and also wrestled for Rising Starr. Kyle graduated from Starrs Mill High School in 2007, and from Southern Polytechnic State University in 2013, with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Read More»

Maxine Bernice Vogel, age 92

Maxine Bernice Vogel

On March 1, 2014 Maxine Bernice Vogel passed peacefully in her sleep. She was 92. Born to Clyde and Fairy (McFarland) Hall June 22, 1921 in Huntington, Ind.. Maxine was the only sister in the family that included Doyle, James, Dick and Dean Hall.

Maxine grew up on a farm. Her responsibilities were the same as her brothers; attending to animal and farming chores. After passing by two years of school, she graduated early from Huntington Township High School. Pursuing work at the age of 16, she took a job as a telephone operator at Indiana Bell in Marion, Ind. Read More»

Garry Allen Dailey, 78, of Peachtree City

Garry Allen Dailey, 78, of Peachtree City, Ga. died Monday March 3rd at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was born June 1st, 1935, in Fargo, N.D., the oldest of three children born to Stanley and Lillian (Hendrickson) Dailey. He grew up in Fargo and raised his family in Moorhead, Minn. Read More»

PTC eyes change in cop titles; ‘for profit’ rentals of The Fred to be discussed

With a relatively light agenda for its meeting Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will consider a request to replace two sergeant positions in the criminal investigations division of the police department with two positions for detectives instead.

The change will not result in a lower salary for either position but is considered necessary since the CID sergeants do not supervise personnel like the other sergeants on the patrol division of the police department, according to a memo presented to council in advance of the meeting. Read More»

Lawsuit filed in synthetic pot death of 16-year-old PTC boy

"Spice," a variant of synthetic marijuana. Photo from

The parents of a Peachtree City teen who died two years ago after using a synthetic marijuana product have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local convenience store operator Geo. H. Green Oil, Inc. and BP.

David and Yvette Burnett in the suit argue that their son Chase would not have ingested the deadly chemicals from the product labeled as potpourri if it had not been available for purchase at the store, located at 2597 Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City, near Westpark. Read More»

COS Lutheran will offer two Ash Wednesday services

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer two Ash Wednesday services on March 5 at 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Both will include the imposition of ashes for those who wish, Holy Communion, and a sermon.

The Sanctuary Choir will provide special music at 6:30.

A soup supper will precede the evening service, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Soup will be provided by the church, but all are invited to bring their favorite soups to share.

There is no charge and all are invited to these services which usher in the season of Lent.

PTCUMC’s Global Impact event a big success, say organizers

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC) hosted its first Global Impact Celebration (GIC) last month and, based on the congregation’s response, the church is already beginning plans for next year’s GIC.

“It was an exceptional week in the life of our church,” said the Rev. Keith Windmiller, associate pastor for Serve Ministries. Read More»

$250K winning ticket sold at PTC Kroger

Arnold Brown holds lottery check. Photo/Ga. Lottery Commission.

An Atlanta man is celebrating a tremendous windfall from an instant ticket he received as a gift. Arnold Brown received the Georgia Lottery instant ticket “Gold” as an early birthday gift and won a $250,000 top prize.

The lottery ticket was purchased at the Kedron Kroger store in Peachtree City, lottery officials said. 

“I immediately scratched it off,” said Brown, 55, upon receiving the ticket. “It was on the last line, and I saw $250.”

Then, he saw the zeros that followed and was overwhelmed with joy.

“I’m going to let it soak in. It’s still too unreal,” he said.

Many military families had happy holidays because of you

As many of you may know, for the past 12 years I have, with your help, made it my mission to help the children of deployed and wounded service members through my charity, Embracing Military Families. And every year, I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our community.

In the fall, I wrote to you asking once again for your support. I offered this quote, often erroneously attributed to George Washington, but true nonetheless: Read More»

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