Peachtree City

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»

Theodore Charles Freeman, 85, of Peachtree City

Theodore Charles Freeman

Mr. Theodore (Ted) Charles Freeman (85) of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on February 20, 2014. Ted was born May 20, 1928 and grew up in Muskegon, Mich. with six brothers and sisters. While serving in the US Army he shared his knowledge of the printing industry with disabled Veterans. He moved to Southern California where he married his wife Millie and raised their three children. In December of 1992, after working 50 plus years in the printing business, they moved to Peachtree City to enjoy retirement. Ted loved golfing and playing cards with his grandchildren, family and friends. Read More»

All Childrens Playground to get new surface

The All Childrens Playground is a popular destination for young families in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

At more than 12 years old, the All Childrens Playground in Peachtree City has been showing its age.

The rubberized surface designed to be traversed by kids of all abilities has had several potholes emerge. To address the issue, the entire playground will be resurfaced with a similar material that is expected to last longer into the future, city officials said.

The Peachtree City Council approved a $63,658 contract for the work at its Feb. 20 meeting. The contract was awarded to Bliss Products and Services Inc. of Lithia Springs. Read More»

PTC to close Lake Peachtree path bridge for a month

It will be a major inconvenience for many users of the golf cart path system in Peachtree City, but the path bridge spanning Lake Peachtree will close temporarily beginning March 12. Read More»

Lowered lake not as pretty, but allows for shore maintenance

Nearly dried up, the bottom of Lake Peachtree isn't a pleasant view, but the lake has been lowered on purpose so residents can maintain the shoreline and docks. Photo/John Munford.

The lowered level of Lake Peachtree may not be a beautiful sight to many, but for those living on the lake, it’s a great opportunity to get things done.

The lowered lake shows the mucky underbottom to what is usually the most serene, peaceful view in the city. But the lake level is expected to be restored next month by the Fayette County Water System, which uses the city-owned lake as a water reservoir. Read More»

PTC police seek help in locating missing juvenile

Update: Juvenile FOUND at 12:50 p.m.

UPDATED at 12:51 p.m. Friday

Acting on a lead from a citizen, police have found a missing 12-year-old with special needs who wandered away from an office building in the Westpark area.

A citizen who had received a phone alert about the child called 911 to report seeing a child matching the description on a bicycle traveling on the sidewalk along Ga. Highway 54 West.

Police responded to the area quickly and confirmed the youngster was the one they were looking for. Read More»

Willy Lutz, 69, of Peachtree City

Willy Lutz, 69, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Saturday February 22, 2014 in LaGrange Ga., as the result of a tragic airplane accident.

He was born to the late Willhelm and Josefa Lutz, Nov 06, 1944, in Winterthur, Switzerland. Willy graduated in 1965 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married Wendy Henderson in 1976 in New England.  That marriage ended in divorce.  Willy remarried Marilyn Stack in 1991, and lived in Herndon VA, where he raised his three youngest step-children, before relocating to Peachtree City, Ga. in 2002. Read More»

Patti S. Michaels, 58, of Peachtree City

Patti S. Michaels, 58, of Peachtree City, passed away February 25, 2014. She was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband John Michaels, III; son Alan (Ashley) Michaels of Melbourne, Fla; mother Betty Sue Saunders and nephew Ronnie Saunders both of Bradenton, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Lake McIntosh Park on TDK Boulevard in Peachtree City. Reverend Frank Mercer will officiate.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City- www.mowellfuneralhome.com