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Help military families during holiday time

This month we celebrated Veterans Day, a day set aside to acknowledge the price some have paid for all of us, and to say thank you for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of all of us. When those brave men and women take their oath, there is nothing in it that says they will make that sacrifice in exchange for a lifetime of adulation or reward. They are serving a higher purpose, and that’s all the reward they need. Read More»

Undefeated Majestics win cup

From left, Majestics team Georgia Wessels, Emma Linton, Riley Munoz, Lauren Lawson, Lani Messer, Sofie Cupertino, Sara Bang, Ana Qovanaj, Julia Geise, Lauralee Walls. Back row, from left, coaches David Munoz and Brian Messer. Photo/ Carl Lowry.

The Majestics of the Peachtree City Lazers finished the Fall 2014 season with a perfect 10-0 record.

This past weekend they capped off their undefeated season by winning the U10 girls Kohl’s US Youth Soccer American Cup tournament held at McCurry Park in Fayetteville. In the tournament, the Majestics posted 3 shutouts in four games including a hard fought 2-0 final in the championship game against Henry County.

The coach is Brian Messer, who was named the 2013 assistant coach of the year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for his work at McIntosh High School.

PTC locals dominate USAPA annual pickleball tournament

Above, Tyson Sandlin (left) and Chris O’Brien. Below, O’Brien, who won the pickleball championship in Athens, practices on his father’s homemade pickleball court. Photos/Submitted.

By Joel Kinsman (special to The Citizen)

Tyson Sandlin and Chris O’Brien won decisively in their brackets during the first annual Pickled Peach Tournament held in Athens, Ga. Neither Sandlin nor O’Brien lost a game, which placed them against each other for the championship.

In a game normally played in 20 minutes, the two battled for 45 minutes. It was a contest of speed versus size. Sandlin was fast while O’Brien possessed long reach and a bigger size. Eventually Tyson squeaked past his longtime friend and fellow player, 15-14. Read More»

Nonprofit leader speaks to rotary, focused on families

Helene Prokesch. Photo/Submitted

 Helene Prokesch from the National Lekotek Center spoke recently at the Rotary Club of Peachtree City.

Lekotek is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides an array of services to improve the lives of children with special needs through the utilization of toys and play.

Lekotek Centers offer therapeutic play-based family sessions for families of children with disabilities, structured to help children learn, develop and thrive in a world that presents them with many unique and complex challenges. Read More»

SMHS grad voted GT’s new president

Above, SMHS graduate Dillon Roseen, elected GT student body president. Photo/Submitted.

Dillon Roseen, son of Erik and Lynne Roseen, a 2011 Starrs Mill High School graduate, was elected the Georgia Institute of Technology student body president for the 2014/2015 school year.

After campaigning for two weeks last spring in a three-way primary, he and his running mate, Brandie Banner, came away with 53.6 percent of the votes, avoiding a runoff.

They focused their campaign on enriching the student experience at Tech in various areas including improving student life, campus infrastructure, access to technology and revitalizing SGA (Student Government Association). Read More»

CAP’s wreaths of honor

A CAP member assisting with a wreath for a veteran. For almost a decade, Civil Air Patrol members nationwide adorn memorials and veterans’ graves in December, showing their appreciation for the nation’s military. Photo/Submitted.

For nine Decembers, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members nationwide have shown their appreciation to our nation’s veterans by adorning memorials and veterans’ graves with evergreen wreaths.

As a key partner in Wreaths Across America, CAP ensures our nation’s soldiers’ sacrifices are not forgotten.

This year, anyone can be a part of this nationwide tribute to veterans by sponsoring a Wreaths Across America wreath at Westminster Memorial Cemetery, in Peachtree City. Read More»

Play performance will aid Promise Place

From left, front row; Emily Bunker, Kaylee Lloyd, Claire Hemenway, Cristina Mariano. Back row; Connor Lawhead, Alex Minor, Kalynn Henderson, Jordan Iacovella. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh High School drama department will be performing an encore of the one-act play “Five Kinds of Silence” tonight (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by emailing Tickets will also be available at the door for $5. Read More»

Crowned Cherokee Rose

Elizabeth Buckalew singing “La Vie en Rose,” in French. Photo/Submitted

On Oct. 5, Elizabeth Buckalew, an SMHS graduate, was crowned Miss Cherokee Rose, a preliminary in the Miss America system.

She will compete for the title of Miss Georgia in June. Along with winning the title, she won the interview and talent portions of the competition.

Buckalew is a senior at the University of Georgia where she majors in finance and minors in French.

Her platform is high school dropout prevention, and she is president and founder of “Dawgs for Diplomas,” a campus club she created that is responsible for mentoring at-risk high school students.

Blue Angels headed to air show in 2015

Blue Angels headed to air show in 2015

Captain Jeff Kuss and Captain Corrie Mays get down from the F/A-18 they landed at Falcon Field Wednesday, Nov. 12. Kuss and Mays, representing the Blue Angels, flew in to discuss logistics for the Great Georgia Airshow Oct. 31, 2015, of which they will be a part. The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron. A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels. Each year the team typically selects three tactical (fighter or fighter/attack) jet pilots, two support officers and one Marine Corps C-130 pilot to relieve departing members. Photo/Bethan Adams.

New hotel gets tabled by commission

A rezoning proposal heard by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on Nov. 10 was tabled on a 3-1 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A public hearing on a rezoning proposal that would locate a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn in the largely vacant Kedron Office Park was tabled by a 3-1 vote at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Citing the need for additional research, commissioners will hear the proposal again at the December meeting. Read More»

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