Peachtree City

Mrs. Lorraine Marie Marciano, 84, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Lorraine Marie Marciano, 84, of Peachtree City, passed away on June 8, 2011.

Mrs. Marciano is survived by her son, Stephen Marciano and his wife Eileen; daughter Joan Schloegel and her husband George; son Joseph Marciano and his wife Deborah; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Randolph H. Crider, 84, of Peachtree City

After a brief illness, Randolph H. Crider, 84, of Peachtree City, Georgia died peacefully Tuesday, June 7, 2011, with family by his side.

He was born in St. Matthews, SC on December 14, 1926. Randy joined the Navy and was stationed in Maine as a 3rd Class Yeoman during WWII. He attended the University of SC and retired in 1990 from Burroughs/Unisys after 42 years of service. Randy was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville and a charter member of Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Read More»

PTC man arrested for Spalding robbery, assault

A Peachtree City man was arrested June 5 on outstanding charges from Spalding County including one count of criminal attempt to commit murder, police said.

Kevin Rossborough, 47, was arrested Sunday after an officer spotted him driving and recalled that he likely had a suspended license, said Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown.

When the car’s tag was run, it revealed several outstanding warrants from Spalding County, and Rossborough was placed under arrest, Brown said. Read More»

Haddix ‘regrets’ calling Logsdon ‘part drunk’ in email to PTC staffer

In a letter to the editor published in The Citizen (June 8), Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix expressed “regret” for saying in an email that former mayor Harold Logsdon “drank a lot and came to meetings part drunk.” Read More»

Toronto drafts McIntosh High School outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr.

Although recent McIntosh graduate Dwight Smith Jr. will likely start playing minor league ball in the South, the goal will be to one day start in the Great White North.

Smith Jr., a recent McIntosh graduate and outfielder for the Chiefs varsity baseball team, was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. The Blue Jays selected Smith, son of former major leaguer Dwight Smith, with the 53rd overall pick.

A story at Bluejays.com states that Smith, 5-feet-11-inches, 180 pounds, is likely to make a transition to a corner outfield position and has the ability to hit for high average. Read More»

Dogs (and their companions) get their day in PTC

Dogs (and their companions) get their day in PTC

The Bark for Life fund-raiser to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held June 4 at Drake Field in Peachtree City saw more than 40 canine entries for the various events. Watching the excitement was Mary Lou Goehring and MacKay, her 7-year-old West Highland Light Terrier. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Haddix expresses ‘regret’ to Logsdon

The time has come to make a reply to the article in The Citizen concerning Harold Logsdon suing me in court for defamation, resulting from an email exchange on the subject of extended alcohol hours of sales. Read More»

Where’s Citizen scorn for gateway bridge?

Please tell me how the city’s incessant drumbeat request for funding of the “gateway bridge” has escaped resounding scorn and ridicule by [The Citizen].

Were you (or a representative) not at the County Commission meeting in January where the city’s mayor and engineer unabashedly and candidly admitted to missing the federally mandated deadline for final funding request submission? Did you not hear them cavalierly state that the city’s submission was several weeks past the more than once communicated submission deadline? Read More»

Frady, Horgan and Hearn continue to tune out voter complaints

Commissioner Frady thinks the public comment portion of the commissioners meetings should be moved to the end of the meeting. He claims the people are boisterous and that Boy Scouts sometimes are in attendance. He has got to be kidding.

The only person that is boisterous is the man yelling and slamming the gavel when Steve Brown is making a point. There is audio and video of all these meetings that will prove this point. Read More»

3-member majority pull budget shenanigans

We don’t the national news to hear about budget shenanigans and an administration trying to limit public comment; just follow the 3-member majority on the Fayette County Commission.

As reported in The Citizen last week and discussed by the commissioners in Wednesday’s work session, both topics have moved to the forefront and will be discussed again on Thursday, June 9 at the 7 p.m. Board of Commissioners meeting. You should attend. Read More»