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Sherstad Birth Announcement

Brandon and Christina (Sewall) Sherstad of Fayetteville announce the birth of their daughter, Harmony Grace Sherstad, at 12:56 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2009, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Harmony weighed 6 lbs, 15 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Doug and Maryellen Austin of Griffin, Roger and Marina Sewall of Fleetville, Pa., and Larry and Barbara Sherstad of Jacksonville, Fla. Great-grandmother is Janet McKenzie of Peachtree City. Harmony was welcomed home by her sister, Autumn.

PTC planners unhappy with Walgreens exterior

By January, United Retail plans to be working on replacing the Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Ga. Highway 54 with a Walgreens pharmacy. Read More»

Brown: Personal attacks meant to distract from facts

First, I send warm thoughts of thanks to all our mothers and grandmothers for Mother’s Day. I am involved in a lot of community activities, and have proudly served along side some of the wonderful moms in Fayette County. No one multi-tasks like a Fayette County mom.

In addition, congratulations to all of our new graduates. I am certain your families are bursting with pride over your achievement. Read More»

Young columnist to be commended

Congratulations to Michael Carroll, sixth-grader at J.C. Booth Middle School, for his outstanding essay (“Serving homeless people gives new perspective on our comforts,” published in the May 5 issue of The Citizen.) I’d give him an A-plus for content as well as quality of writing. Read More»

Feds and oil slicks just don’t mix well

Too bad it’s been a slow news cycle. It seems as if there’s nothing to talk about. So, let’s talk about the little oil puddle in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ever hear of a fire boom? Not to worry, apparently, the federal government forgot what they are as well.

A fire boom is a large structure that can be towed to an oil spill during its early stages to burn the oil off of the water. Oddly enough, this keeps the oil from washing up on the shore and killing off wildlife and destroying local economies. Read More»

The big picture? How about green fuel?

This letter is in response to “Oil spills and the big picture,” by William Murchison in last Saturday’s The Citizen.

Mr. Murchison assumes that the news of the oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico is the “small picture,” as related to this country’s “need” for the “black, yucky stuff from way below the seabed,” which he describes as the “big picture,” and that our “need” for this black, yucky stuff, is “nonnegotiable.”

Last night on Fox News’ Geraldo Show, Michael Brown, former FEMA director, via telephone call to Geraldo, stated that “there are 4,000 oil wells in the Gulf.” Read More»

Chair exercises help with strength and flexibility for people of any age

If you are over 70 and wishing you were in better physical shape, the answer to your dilemma is as close as your kitchen! No, it’s not your refrigerator…it’s your chair. Chair exercise is the hot new way for anyone, no matter what your age or physical ability, to find your way back to the strength and stamina you had in your youth.

Chair exercises are a gentle way for seniors to build muscle strength and stay flexible. These simple slow-moving exercises can also improve balance, increase metabolism, relieve pain and improve mental alertness. Read More»

Here’s the MathFax - Braelinn puts three in top 10

Here’s the MathFax - Braelinn puts three in top 10

These three Braelinn Elementary School  fifth grade students received certificates of merit at the May 4 Fayette County School Board meeting.  They participated in the national  MathFax competition in which  1,171 fifth graders competed. From left, Will Evans placed fourth in the nation and Jack Moore and Yuri-Grace Ohashi placed tenth in the nation. Photo/Special.

D74 Salon completes first month and now carries Ouidad and Retrohair lines

D’imension Seventy Four Salon (D74) opened at Wisdom Pointe on March 1, and just completed a great first month. During the month, the salon was able to find many former clients through several local advertisements in the Citizen. D74 Salon will also be advertising in Fayette Woman during May. Once D74 Salon opened their doors, the staff quickly settled into their new home. Read More»

Research shows exercise keeps money in your wallet

In today’s uncertain economy, families are looking to cut back on any expenses that seem like a luxury or even the slightest bit frivolous. One of the items receiving scrutiny in many households -- and in the media -- is gym memberships.  Yet a growing body of evidence suggests that cutting that gym membership may be exactly the wrong move for even the most cash-strapped family. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, inactive adults have significantly higher direct medical costs than active adults, and the costs associated with physical inactivity increase with age. Read More»