Peachtree City

'Recon' Ryan gets state VFW award for volunteer efforts

James “Recon” Ryan was presented with the “Mr. VFW” Joe L. Smith Memorial Award by Georgia VFW Commander Al Lipphardt. Photo/Special.

James “Recon” Ryan of Peachtree City has been awarded the statewide Joe L. Smith Memorial Award as “Mr. VFW” for the 2013-2014 year.

The award is presented annually to a VFW member in Georgia who has served veterans, the VFW, and his community with singular distinction and excellence. Read More»

Veterans ready for July 4th parade

Veterans ready for July 4th parade

Who better than a veteran to hand out American flags on the 4th of July? As is their tradition, all five military veterans groups in Fayette County are banding together to distribute thousands of American flags during the Peachtree City 4th of July Parade. The flags are made in America and represent the financial commitment of our veterans to patriotism in our community. Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

Police on lookout for Kedron flasher

Police want to locate this man who is believed to have flashed a woman in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Kroger recently. Anyone with information on the incident or identity of the suspect is asked to call Peachtree City police at 770-487-8866.

Peachtree City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a black male who flashed a woman in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Kroger recently.

The suspect, whose face is not clearly seen on video surveillance footage from inside the store, was wearing a T-shirt with the letters “RMA” on the back. Police believe he may be driving a black passenger vehicle.

Anyone with information on the incident or identity of the suspect is asked to call Peachtree City police at 770-487-8866.

Celtic Christmas concert set for Dec. 13

It will be a festive holiday season with a Celtic Christmas playing The Fred. Photo/Special.

Kelly Porter Productions has announced that their second concert at The Fred will take place on December 13 starring Lisa Kelly, and featuring special guests as well as members of the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy and the newly formed Dance Academy.

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, singer and actor, Lisa Kelly, hails from Dublin, Ireland and is best known to audiences worldwide through her performances with Irish music phenomenon Celtic Woman.

Tickets are now on sale. and may be purchased at either the Fred Box Office or online at ticketalternative.com. Read More»

Boy, 10, rescued from PTC pool bottom is now at home

A 10-year-old boy rescued from drowning at a Peachtree City birthday pool party Saturday has been released from the hospital, The Citizen has learned.

The child had sunk to the bottom of the pool before adults dove in, pulled him to the surface and began CPR while paramedics were summoned, according to Peachtree City fire officials.

Peachtree City EMS Chief Kevin Baggett said CPR, also known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, was one of the key links in saving the boy’s life. Read More»

F’ville pilot survives Falcon Field crash

Rescuers keep spilling fuel from igniting. The photo was taken by Dr. John Giovanelli, a Peachtree City chiropractor who was playing a round of golf on the nearby Planterra Ridge golf course.

UPDATED for print Wednesday, July 2 — A single-engine Piper Lightsport flown by Fayetteville resident John Ritchey crashed on takeoff around 9:20 a.m. June 29 on a paved roadway between Falcon Field and Lake McIntosh in Peachtree City.
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St. Paul Lutheran will welcome new pastor this Sunday

St. Paul Lutheran Church will welcome its new pastor, Paul Stark, with a combined service on July 6 at 10 a.m. The service will serve to welcome Stark as well as to celebrate the Fourth of July.

A family picnic will follow the service at 11:30.

Chef Preble will prepare hot dogs, hamburgers, and all sides.

Other features will include a 12-foot water slide, large bounce house, snow cone machine, face painting for the kids along with water balloon toss and egg toss, and other competitive games.

A kickball game will begin at 12:15 and field games will begin at 1 p.m.. Read More»

Jimenez-Harris engagement

Kimberly Ann Jiménez engaged to Christopher Michael Harris

Obed Jiménez and Marcia Crespo of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, are pleased to announce the engagement & upcoming wedding of their daughter Kimberly Ann Jiménez to Christopher Michael Harris, son of Michael and Vicki Harris of Peachtree City, Ga.

Kimberly is a 2008 graduate of Western Adventist Academy (Puerto Rico). She studied Pre-Nutrition at Antillean Adventist University in Puerto Rico as well as Nutrition & Dietetics at Life University in Atlanta, Ga. Kimberly is the founder/owner of Kimberley Ann Jiménez, a firm that specializes in Social Media Marketing. Read More»

Lake Peachtree will rise again

There has been a lot written about Lake Peachtree and it has begun to resemble a made for television drama with lots of speculation floating in the air.

I think it is obvious by now that some patience will be required on everyone’s part as all of the parties — county, city and state — work their way through the process.

From the local government perspective, we are all rolling with the punches at this point. Initially, the county government, through the county’s water system, was all geared-up to dredge Lake Peachtree with water in the lake, referred to as wet dredging. Read More»

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